Honors News

October 1, 2014
SU Honors Student Participates in National Undergraduate Research Program

April 3, 2014
SU Honors Student Selected for The Harrisburg Internship Semester

February 17, 2014
SU Honors Students Continue International Service-Learning Project

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The Honors Program
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1604
honors@ship.edu

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Calendar of Events

   Fall Semester 2014

Friday, 
August 1-
Saturday,
August 2

 Honors Freshmen Orientation 
Tuesday,
August 26 
 
Honors Welcome Back Picnic
5:30-6:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Thursday,
August 28

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Friday,
August 29    

Deadline for Honors seniors who are completing independent capstone projects in 2014-2015 to submit the "Independent Capstone Project Proposal" form to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website. 
Tuesday,
September 2

Honors Fall Reception and General Meeting
3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students must attend.
Wednesday,
September 3

Makeup Sessions for General Meeting
11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
September 4    

Volleyball Game
3:30-5:00 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Thursday,
September 4

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday,
September 11

Major Scholarships Advising Workshop: Study Abroad Scholarships, Hosted by Mary Burnett
3:30-4:30 p.m., CUB 226
The federal government provides financial support for study abroad opportunities around the world.  Students who are current recipients of Pell Grants are eligible to apply for Gilman Scholarships, and all students are eligible to apply for Boren, Critical Languages, and Freeman-Asia Scholarships.
Sunday,
September 14

Movie with a Prof: Gasland, hosted by Dr. Tim Maret, Biology Department
6:30-9:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Monday,
September 15

Deadline for Honors juniors to submit the "Election of Honors Capstone Project" form to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Tuesday,       September 16
Partners in the Parks Presentation, hosted by Allison Wilson and Sarah Latch
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Wednesday,
September 17

Pizza with a Prof: Dr. Joseph Shane, Chemistry Department

3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Dr. Shane is teaching the Honors seminar on Science and Religion in spring 2015. He will discuss the class topic and answer any questions that students may have about class.

Friday,
September 19
Last day to purchase an HSO t-shirt. Please bring your payment (cash only) to the Honors OfficeThe cost is $12 for S-L, $13.25 for an XL, and $14.50 for an XXL.
Friday,
September 19 

Global Dinner: Korea, hosted by Nick McGarrell
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Nick will discuss his study abroad experience in South Korea over dinner at a Korean restaurant. See the Honors Weekly Update for more information about this event. 

Monday,
September 22

Campus Deadline for Fulbright Program Applications
For more information about the Fulbright Program, go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ or contact Dr. Jon Skaff, Fulbright Adviser, at jkskaf@ship.edu
Tuesday, 
September 30

Honors Read: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
3:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
October 2     

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Friday,
October 3

Application deadline for Shippensburg University Undergraduate Research Grants.  Grant proposals must be submitted electronically to Pam Bucher at psbuch@ship.edu
Saturday, October 4
Honors Field Trip to New York City

Tuesday,
October 7

Freshmen Advising Meeting: Science Majors
3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 
All freshmen must attend in order to be approved to register for Honors classes for spring 2015. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on October 8 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Tuesday,
October 7

Freshmen Advising Meeting: Business and Education Majors
4:15-5:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Tuesday,
October 7

Freshmen Advising Meeting: Social Science, Humanities, and Arts Majors
5:00-5:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Tuesday,
October 7

Pizza with a Prof: The professors who are teaching the Honors interdisciplinary seminar on Food in spring 2015 will host - Dr. Sara Grove of the Political Science Department, Dr. Alice James of the Sociology/Anthropology Department, and Dr. Jan Smith of the Geography/Earth Science Department.
3:30-4:15 p.m., DHC 102
Wednesday,
October 8

Makeup Session for Freshmen Advising Meetings
8:10-8:45 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
If you plan to attend the makeup session, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Wednesday,
October 15

Mentor/Mentee Scheduling/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for spring 2015 classes.    
Thursday,
October 16       
 
Sophomore Advising Meeting
3:30-4:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 
This session will review registration and important information regarding Honors capstone projects.  All sophomores are required to attend.  If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Thursday,
October 16    

Junior Advising Meeting
4:15-4:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
This session will review important information regarding Honors capstone projects.  All juniors are required to attend.  If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Week of October 20    
The Honors Chronicle emailed 
Monday, October 20- Tuesday, October 21
Honors Registration for Spring 2015
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the spring 2015 semester must contact Cindy Poe, Honors secretary, at cmpoe@ship.edu with the Honors courses they would like to schedule and their SUID number. If any courses are oversubscribed, students will be given priority based on the number of credit hours they have earned. Course descriptions are available here. Plan ahead! A tentative list of Honors courses that will be offered in Fall 2015 will be posted on the Honors Program website before registration begins.
Sunday,
October 26
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:00-3:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Monday,
October 27

Priority Registration for Spring 2015 Begins
 
Wednesday,
October 29

Apple Pie with Alumni "Careers in Education"
5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Monday,
November 3

Application deadline for Honors independent capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Spring 2015. Submit applications to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Wednesday,
November 5

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Wednesday, November 5

Uncommon Conversation with Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author Ron Suskind:
4:30-5:15 p.m., place TBA 

Wednesday, November 5-Sunday, November 9    
National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Denver, Colorado 
This is the national conference for Honors Programs and Colleges.  Dr. Klein and several Honors students will represent Shippensburg University at the conference.  More information about the conference is available at www.nchchonors.org.
Saturday, November 8

Service Opportunity: Reach Out Canning Fundraiser
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Seth Grove Stadium

Monday,   November 10

Pizza Man Fundraiser: Hosted by HSO
5:00-10:00 p.m., Pizza Man

Tuesday,
November 11


Movie with a Prof: An Inconvenient Truth. Hosted by Dr. Sharon Harrow, English Department
6:30-9:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR

Wednesday,
November 12

Honors Read: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
6:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Friday,
November 14
Application deadline for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Spring 2015. Submit applications to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The application form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Friday, November 14 Application deadline for submitting a proposal for the North East Regional Honors Conference. For more information, please go to http://www.NRHChonors.org
Wednesday,
November 19
Information Session for Prospective Students
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Wednesday,
November 19

Mr. Shippensburg Pageant
7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium
Hosted by: Bridge for Kids
Thursday,
November 20

Information Session for Prospective Students
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Friday, November 21
HSO Game Night
8:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Hosted by the HSO 
Week of December 1
The Honors Chronicle emailed
Wednesday,
December 3

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Wednesday, December 3
Massage Madness 
4:00-7:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Wednesday,
December 3

Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating Party
7:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Thursday, December 4
Massage Madness
4:00-5:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Spring Semester 2015
Tuesday,
January 20

Application deadline for the 2015 PASSHE Summer Honors Program.  Applications are due by 11:45 a.m. to the Honors office, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
January 22

HSO Meeting
3:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Tuesday,
January 27
Honors Spring Reception and General Meeting
3:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students are required to attend. 
Tuesday,
February 3

Junior Capstone Prep Session
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Wednesday,
February 4

Junior Capstone Prep Session
11:00 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
February 5

HSO Meeting
3:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday, 
February 5
Pizza With a Prof: Hosted by Dr. Marc Renault, Math Department, Chair of University Undergraduate Research Committee
4:00-4:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Friday,
February 6

Service Opportunity: Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Spaghetti Dinner
4:00-8:00 p.m., Cumberland Valley High School Cafeteria
Friday,
February 6
Deadline for Honors seniors to submit information for the Honors Symposium program to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu 
Thursday,
February 12
Global Dinner: Latin America, hosted by Julia Saintz
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Julia will discuss her study abroad experience in Latin America over a Mexican dinner at Montezuma's.
Friday,
February 13

Honors Scholarship Application Deadline: Partners in the Parks    
Wednesday,
February 18
Apple Pie with Alumni, hosted by Christopher Eby, a Computer Science major who works for a major consulting firm and Jennifer Hoover, an Accounting major and CPA
6:00-6:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Friday,
February 20

Reach Out Zumbathon
6:30-7:30 p.m., CUB MPR
$5 admission for students, proceeds go to support education in the Dominican Republic.
Friday,
February 20

Craft and Snack Night
6:30-8:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Tuesday,
February 24

Movie with a Prof: The Unbelievers, hosted by Dr. Joseph Shane, Chemistry Department
6:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room

Thursday,
February 26

Honors Read: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
February 26
Uncommon Conversation with journalist and movie producer Wil Haygood
4:00-5:00 p.m., location TBA
Monday,
March 2
Dominican Dinner Night
Reach Out will be hosting a Dominican dinner in Reisner Dining Hall.
Tuesday, 
March 3
HSO Meeting
3:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Monday,
March 16

Application deadline to travel with Reach Out in January 2016. Submit application to Dr. Pierce at gkpierce@ship.edu. The application is available in on the Reach Out page of the Honors Program Website.  
Tuesday,
March 17

Freshmen Advising Meeting
3:30-4:15 p.m., DHC 204  
All freshmen must attend in order to be approved to register for Honors classes for Fall 2015. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on March 18 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Wednesday,
March 18    

Freshmen Advising Makeup Session
9:00-9:45 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Wednesday,
March 18
Mentor/Mentee Scheduling/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for spring 2015 classes.
Week of March 23    
The Honors Chronicle e-mailed
Monday, March 23-
Tuesday, March 24
 
Honors Registration for Fall 2015
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the Fall 2015 semester must contact Cindy Poe at  cmpoe@ship.edu on March 23-24 with the Honors courses they would like to schedule and their SU ID number. If any courses are oversubscribed, students will be given priority based on the number of credit hours they have earned. Course descriptions are available here. Plan ahead! A tentative list of Honors courses that will be offered in Spring 2016 will be posted on the Honors Program website before registration begins. 
Wednesday,
March 25

Global Dinner: England and Australia, hosted by Katie Lazarski and Lara John
5:00-5:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Katie and Lara will discuss their experiences in England and Australia over afternoon tea.
Thursday,
March 26 
Honors Read: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 
Saturday,
March 28

Honors Field Trip to Washington D.C.
Dr. David Godshalk and Dr. Sharon Harrow will be hosting the field trip for their Honors classes. If space is available, other Honors students will be invited to join them for a day in D.C.
Sunday,
March 29
 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
2:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Monday,
March 30
 
Priority Registration for Fall 2015 Begins 
Wednesday, 
April 1
 
Application deadline for Honors independent capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Summer or Fall 2015. Submit applications to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.   
Friday,
April 3
 
Deadline for candidates for 2015-2016 HSO officers to submit their statements to HSO President Nicholas Ecker at ne8459@ship.edu, and deadline for 2015-2016 committee chairs to submit their statements to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu
The application form will be attached to the weekly update.
Week of April 6
Election of 2015-2016 HSO Officers
Tuesday,
April 7 
Major Scholarships Advising Workshop:  Fulbright Program, Hosted by Dr. Jon Skaff, Fulbright Program Adviser
3:30-4:30 p.m., DHC 208
Each year, 1600 U.S. students travel to over 155 countries as "Fulbrighters," conducting field research, teaching English, and acting as the face of the U.S. abroad.  Learn more about Fulbright programs and how to craft a successful application.
Tuesday,  
April 7
Movie With a Prof: Interstellar, hosted by Dr. Allen Armstrong, Physics department
6:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room 
Thursday,
April 9

HSO Meeting
3:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday,
April 9 -
Sunday,
April 12    

Northeast Regional Honors Conference, Gettysburg, PA
More information about the conference is available at www.nrhchonors.org.
Friday,
April 10
Deadline for graduating seniors to complete the senior exit interview
Saturday,
April 11 
Ship Trip
9:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Monday,
April 13 
Application deadline for Summer Orientation 2015 Team Members.
Information will be sent out in the Weekly Update. Contact Curtis Rabe at cr7723@ship.edu with any questions.
Monday, 
April 13

Application deadline for the Outstanding Honors Capstone Project Award
To be considered for the award, please submit an electronic copy of your capstone project to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Monday,
April 13

Application deadline for the Outstanding Honors First-Year Research Paper Award
To be considered for the award, please submit an electronic copy of your research paper to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Wednesday,
April 15    
 
Application deadline for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2015. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at Honors office, Presidents Hall or cmpoe@ship.edu. The application form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Thursday,
April 16
Service Opportunity: Science Outreach
9:15 a.m.
The Service Committee will be going to a local preschool to give a presentation and perform some experiments. Contact Kaitlyn Frey at kf0769@ship.edu for more information 
Friday,
April 17 
Application deadline for the Research Award sponsored by the Library for students who have completed an undergraduate research project this year. Submit completed literature reviews to Dr. Kirk Moll at kamoll@ship.edu.
Friday,
April 17- Saturday,
April 18 
Service Opportunity: Relay For Life and Baked Goods Sale

6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. 
Contact contact Sarah Flick at sf6965@ship.edu or Kaitlyn Frey at kf0769@ship.edu to get involved.

Monday,
April 20 
Service Opportunity: King's Kettle
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Students can volunteer at the Kings Kettle by helping to stock shelves and sort food. Please contact Brad Olah prior to the event at bo3040@ship.edu.
Week of April 20
The Honors Chronicle e-mailed   
Tuesday,
April 21
 
Honors Symposium
2:00-8:30 p.m., CUB 
Honors seniors will present their Honors capstone projects. All Honors students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Honors capstone project process and support the graduating seniors. The program will be attached to the weekly updates in April.  
Wednesday,
April 22
Service Opportunity: Earth Day 
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Environmental Committee. The sign up for the service event can be found at http://doodle.com/uqiw72rextwymh7x.
Friday,
April 24

Service Opportunity: Reach Out Amazing Race Fundraiser
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Teams of 3-4 people can participate in an Amazing Race competition for the cost of $5 per team member. Teams may sign up by contacting reachout@ship.edu.
Monday,
April 27 
Days of Remembrance Event 
8:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Three group presentations by Honors students from the Honors World History course as well as the Honors Communication course will connect the Holocaust to the current issues of genocide and racism that plague today’s society. Refreshments will be provided.
Monday,
April 27

Deadline for graduating seniors to submit an electronic copy of their Honors independent capstone project (PowerPoint presentation from the Honors Symposium and research paper or other written documentation required by faculty advisor) to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu
Monday,
April 27

Deadline for all students to submit the Participation Policy Tracking Form to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Tuesday,
April 28  
Honors Program Spring Banquet
6:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
We will honor the graduating seniors, recognize the HSO leaders, and present the Outstanding Capstone Project Award and the Spirit of Honors Award at this year's spring banquet. 
Thursday,
April 30    
 
Honors Planning Meeting for 2015-2016
3:45-4:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
All HSO officers and committee chairs are required to attend.
HSO committee chair reports are due at this meeting.  The committee chair report form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.