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 2015

Friday, 
July 31-
Saturday,
August 1

Honors Freshmen Orientation 
Wednesday,
August 26

Kickball Game
4:30-5:30 p.m., Student Rec Volleyball Court
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Wednesday,
August 26 
 
Honors Welcome Back Picnic
5:30-6:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Tuesday,
September 1    

Deadline for Honors seniors who are completing independent capstone projects in 2015-2016 to submit the "Independent Capstone Project Proposal" form to the Honors office, Presidents Hall or honors@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website. 
Tuesday,
September 1

Honors Fall Reception and General Meeting
3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students must attend.
Wednesday,
September 2

Makeup Sessions for General Meeting
12:00 and 1:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
September 3

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday,
September 10 

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.
Monday,
September 14

Global Dinner: Norway
6:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Kaitlyn Frey and Codey Fickes will discuss their PASSHE Summer Honors Program experience during a Norwegian-themed dinner.
Tuesday,
September 15

Deadline for Honors juniors to submit the "Election of Honors Capstone Project" form to the Honors Program office, Presidents Hall or honors@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Saturday,
September 19
Hiking Trip
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Departure time is 10:00 a.m. from the Honors Program Office, Presidents Hall. Rain date is September 26. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and wear appropriate attire for a hike. A light backpack or drawstring bag is recommended. The terrain is steep the majority of the time. Van spots will be first come first serve. Please email Cindy Poe to RSVP. If you have your own vehicle, feel free to meet us there.
Tuesday,
September 22

Campus Deadline for Fulbright Program Applications
For more information about the Fulbright Program, go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ or contact Dr. Mark Sachleben, the university's Fulbright Program Adviser, at mdsachleben@ship.edu.  
Thursday,
October 1     

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

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 2016. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on October 7 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Tuesday,
October 6

Freshmen Advising Meeting: Business and Education Majors
4:15-5:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Tuesday,
October 6

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

Makeup Session for Freshmen Advising Meetings
12:00-12:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
If you plan to attend the makeup session, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Friday,
October 9

Application deadline for Shippensburg University Undergraduate Research Grants. Grant proposals must be submitted electronically to Pam Bucher at psbuch@ship.edu.   
Friday,
October 9
Application deadline for students who plan to study abroad in the spring 2016 semester. Please contact Ms. Mary Burnett, Director of Study Abroad, at meburnett@ship.edu for more information.
Wednesday,
October 14       
 
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.
Wednesday,
October 14     

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.
Wednesday,
October 14

Mentor/Mentee Scheduling/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for spgin 2016 classes.
Saturday,
October 17
Honors Alumni Event at Homecoming
Sunday,
October 18

Honors Field Trip to New York City
Week of October 19    
The Honors Chronicle emailed 
Monday, October 19- Tuesday, October 20
Honors Registration for Spring 2016
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the spring 2016 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 2016 will be posted on the Honors Program website before registration begins.
Saturday,
October 24
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:00-3:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Monday,
October 26

Priority Registration for Spring 2016 Begins
 
Monday,
November 2

Application deadline for Honors independent capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Spring 2016. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Thursday,
November 5

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Tuesday,
November 10

HSO Activity Committee Meeting
4:00 p.m., CUB Great Hall
Wednesday, November 11-Sunday, November 15     
National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Chicago, Illinois 
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.
November TBD
Application deadline for proposals for the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. For more information, go to http://www.NRHChonors.org 
Monday,
November 16

Application deadline for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Spring 2016. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The application form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Wednesday,
November 18
Information Session for Prospective Students
3:30-4:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
November 19

Information Session for Prospective Students
3:30-4:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Week of November 30 
The Honors Chronicle emailed
Thursday,
December 3

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday,
December 3

Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating Party
Following December HSO meeting, Presidents Hall MPR
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Spring Semester 2016
Tuesday,
January 19

Application deadline for the 2016 PASSHE Summer Honors Program. Submit applications to honors@ship.edu by 11:45 a.m.
Thursday,
January 21

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Tuesday,
January 26

Honors Spring Reception and General Meeting
3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students are required to attend. 
Wednesday,
February 3

Junior Capstone Prep Session
11:00-11:30 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
February 4

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Friday,
February 12

Honors Scholarship Application Deadline: Partners in the Parks    
Monday,
March 14

Application deadline to travel with Reach Out in January 2017. Submit application to Dr. Gretchen Pierce at gkpierce@ship.edu. The application is available in on the Reach Out page of the Honors Program Website.  
Tuesday,
March 15

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 2016. If you cannot attend this meeting, please email Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on March 16 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Wednesday,
March 16    

Freshmen Advising Makeup Session
12:00-12:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Wednesday,
March 16
Mentor/Mentee Scheduling/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for fall 2016 classes.
Thursday,
March 17     

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Saturday,
March 19
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
1:00-2:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Week of March 21
The Honors Chronicle e-mailed 
Monday, March 21-
Tuesday, March 22
 
Honors Registration for Fall 2016
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the Fall 2016 semester must contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu on March 21-22 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 on the Honors website. Plan ahead! A tentative list of Honors courses that will be offered in Spring 2017 will be posted on the Honors Program website. 
Friday,
March 25

Application deadline for Honors summer orientation volunteers. The link to the application will be included in the weekly updates.
Friday,
March 25

Application deadline for students who plan to study abroad in the fall 2016 semester. Please contact Ms. Mary Burnett, Director of Study Abroad, at meburnett@ship.edu for more information.
Monday,
March 28

Tentative Priority Registration for Fall 2016 Begins 
Thursday, March 31-
Sunday, April
3
Northeast Regional Honors Conference, Cambridge, MA
More information about the conference is available at www.nrhchonors.org.
Friday, 
April 1
 
Application deadline for Honors independent capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Summer or Fall 2016. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.   
Friday,
April 1

Deadline for candidates for 2016-2017 HSO officers to submit their statements to HSO President Sarah Latch at sl4359@ship.edu and deadline for 2016-2017 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 4 
Election of 2016-2017 HSO Officers
April TBD Major Scholarships Advising Workshop: Fulbright Program, Hosted by Fulbright Program Adviser
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.
Thursday,
April 7

HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Monday,
April 11
PASSHE Honors Student Conference
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA
This year's conference will be hosted by the Shippensburg University Honors Program.
Monday,
April 11

Application deadline for the Outstanding Honors Capstone Project Award
To be considered for the award, please submit an electronic copy of the application form and your research paper to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Monday, 
April 11

Application deadline for the Outstanding Honors First-Year Research Paper Award
To be considered for the award, please submit an electronic copy of your capstone project to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Friday,
April 15

Application deadline for Honors mentors, 2016-2017. The link to the application will be included in the weekly updates.
Friday,
April 15    
 
Application deadline for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2016. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The application form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Friday,
April 15 
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.
Week of April 18
The Honors Chronicle e-mailed   
Tuesday,
April 19
 
Honors Symposium
2:00-8:30 p.m., CUB and Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
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.  
Monday,
April 25

Deadline for all students to submit the Participation Policy Tracking Form to the Honors office, Presidents Hall or honors@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Monday,
April 25

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.
Tuesday,
April 26  

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 annual Honors awards at this year's spring banquet. 
Thursday,
April 28    

Honors Planning Meeting for 2016-2017
3:30-4:30 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.