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., Shippensburg Township Park (Britton Road)
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Wednesday,
August 26 
 
Honors Welcome Back Picnic
5:30-6:30 p.m., Shippensburg Township Park (Britton Road)                                                                   
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.
Tuesday,
September 15

Global Dinner: Norway
3:30 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.
Sunday,
September 20
 
Reach Out Carwash Fundraiser
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Advance Auto Parts, 605 East King Street, Shippensburg, PA
Pay by donation, and members of Reach Out will wash your car. All proceeds benefit education in the Dominican Republic. 
Monday,
September 21
 
HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR 
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.  
Tuesday,
September 29

Honors Read: Orphan Number Eight by Kim Van Alkemade
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Dr. Van Alkemade will be attending and discussing the research that she put into the book as well as the book's inspiration.
Tuesday,
September 29 
Reach Out Zumbathon Fundraiser
7:00-8:00 p.m., CUB MPR
Come enjoy a fun-filled hour of Zumba led by Honors professor Dr. Pierce, who is also a certified Zumba instructor. Your entrance fee of $5 benefits education in the Dominican Republic. 
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: All Majors in the College of Business and College of Education and Human Services 
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 spring 2016 classes.
Friday,
October 16
 
Mentor-Mentee Photo Contest Concludes
Please submit your photo to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu by today. 
Saturday,
October 17
Honors Alumni Event at Homecoming
Sunday,
October 18

Honors Field Trip to New York City
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.
Thursday,
October 22

Pizza with a Prof: Hosted by Dr. Theo Light, Biology Department
4:30-5:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Please RSVP to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu by Thursday, October 15 if you plan to attend. 
Saturday,
October 24
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:00-3:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Week of October 26The Honors Chronicle emailed 
Monday,
October 26

Priority Registration for Spring 2016 Begins
 
Tuesday,
October 27 
Apple Pie with Alumni: "Internships"
Hosted by Ms. Meg Dameron, Corporate Communication Volvo Construction Equipment Region Americas and Heather Hockenberry and Elizabeth Karper, Volvo Construction Equipment Interns
5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Please RSVP to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu by Tuesday, October 20 if you plan to attend. 
Thursday, 
October 29
Partners in the Parks Presentation
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Katie Miller will be presenting on her experience in the Partners in the Parks program, and be answering any questions students might have.
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.
Monday,
November 2
 
Science Night for Kids
Hosted by Dr. Shane and the Service Committee
2:30-4:30 p.m., Franklin Science Center 
Wednesday,
November 4
  
Uncommon Conversation: Dr. Christopher Soghoian
4:00 p.m., location TBA when you RSVP
Dr. Soghoian will discuss Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age. Please RSVP to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu by Friday, October 30 if you plan to attend 
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.
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.
Tuesday,
November 17 
Reach Out Zumbathon
7:00-8:00 p.m., CUB MPR
Come enjoy a fun-filled hour of Zumba led by Honors professor Dr. Pierce, who is also a certified Zumba instructor. Your entrance fee of $5 benefits education in the Dominican Republic. 
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
Friday,
November 20
 
Submission deadline for the 2016 Regional Honors Conference. If you are completing your Honors capstone project in 2015-2016, this is a great venue for presenting your research. More information about the conference is posted at http://nrhchonors.org/. Pease contact Dr. Klein at kmklei@ship.edu if you plan to submit a proposal so that you qualify for financial support to participate in the conference.  
Saturday,
November 21 
Reach Out Dollar Tree Fundraiser
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Dollar Tree, Shippensburg (beside Giant)
Help support Reach Out and education in the Dominican Republic by purchasing and donating school supplies. All supplies and monetary donations support the Pathways of Learning School in the Dominican Republic. 
Week of November 30 
The Honors Chronicle emailed
Monday,
November 30 
Reach Out Pizza Man Fundraiser
5:00-7:00 p.m., Pizza Man
Help support Reach Out and education in the Dominican Republic by eating dinner at Pizza Man. A percentage from each purchase will automatically go to Reach Out. 
Tuesday,
December 1
 
Honors Read: Smashed by Koren Zailckas
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 
Wednesday,
December 2 
Honors Symposium
12:00-1:00 p.m., 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.
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
Friday,
December 4
 
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.
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 5

Deadline for Honors seniors to submit information for the Honors Symposium program to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu 
Tuesday,
February 9 
Honors Read: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
3:30-4:30p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 
Thursday,
February 11 
Planning Meeting for PASSHE Honors Student Conference
3:30-4:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 
Friday,
February 12

Honors Scholarship Application Deadline: Partners in the Parks    
Friday,
February 19 
Bowling Night
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
More information TBA. 
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
Thursday,
March 17
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
Friday, 
March 18

Global Dinner:  Thailand
Hosted by Hannah Strauch
5:30 p.m., Location TBD
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. 
Tuesday,
March 22

Honors Read:  The Martian by Andy Weir
3:30-4:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
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

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
Tuesday,
April 5
Major Scholarships Advising Workshop: Fulbright Program, Hosted by Fulbright Program Adviser
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
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
Friday,
April 8 
Deadline for graduating seniors to complete the senior exit interview. 
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 First-Year Research Paper 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 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.
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.