Calendar of Events

Fall Semester 2016

Friday,
July 29-
Saturday,
July 30

Honors Freshmen Orientation
Wednesday,
August 31
Honors Student Leaders Breakfast Meeting
8:00-8:50 a.m., Honors Seminar Room
Wednesday,
August 31
Honors Welcome Back Picnic
5:30-6:30 p.m., Shippensburg Township Park (Britton Road)
Thursday,
September 1
Deadline for Honors seniors who are completing independent capstone projects in 2016-2017 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.
Sunday,
September 4
Hike to Flat Rock
10:00 a.m., Shippensburg Township Park (Head of the Trail)
Hosted by the HSO Environmental Committee
Tuesday,
September 6
Honors Fall Reception and General Meeting
3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students must attend.
Wednesday,
September 7
Makeup Sessions for Honors Fall General Meeting
12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11
Delaware Water Gap Trip with Wilkes University
8:00 a.m., Upper Parking Lot of Shearer Hall, Transportation will be provided.
Hosted by the Environmental Committee and Geography Department
Wednesday,
September 14
Movie with a Prof: Hosted by Dr. Christine Senecal: Gladiator
4:00-6:15 p.m., DHC 11
Thursday,
September 15
Deadline for Honors juniors to submit the "Election of Honors Capstone Project" form to the Honors Program office, Harley Hall or honors@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Thursday,
September 15
Study Abroad Scholarships Workshop
Hosted by Ms. Mary Burnett
3:30-4:30 p.m., CUB 226
Saturday,
September 17
Honors Field Trip to New York City
6:30 a.m., Shippen Hall Parking Lot
Sunday,
September 18
Biking on Rail Trail
10:00 a.m., Shippensburg Township Park (Head of the Trail)
Hosted by the Environmental Committee
Tuesday,
September 20

Campus Deadline for Fulbright Program Applications

For more information about the Fulbright Program, go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org or contact Dr. Jonathan Skaff, the university's Fulbright Program Adviser, at jkskaf@ship.edu

Thursday,
September 22
Pizza with a Prof: Hosted by Dr. Alison Dagnes
5:30-6:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Sunday,
September 25
Hike from Kings Gap to Pine Grove Furnace
Time TBA
Hosted by the Environmental Committee
Tuesday,
September 27

Honors Read: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzia
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall

Wednesday,
September 28
Cultural Coffee Break: Greece and Barcelona, Spain, hosted by Zakary Dakes and Audrey McGarrell
3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Thursday,
September 29

Deadline to vote for the Honors Student Organization Instagram Photo Challenge
Wednesday,
October 5
Honors Student Leaders Breakfast Meeting
8:00-8:50 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Wednesday,
October 5
Study Abroad Fair
1:00-4:00 p.m., CUB MPR A
Friday,
October 7
Application deadline for students who plan to study abroad in the spring 2017 semester. Please contact Ms. Mary Burnett, Director of Study Abroad, at meburnett@ship.edu for more information.
Sunday,
October 9
Application deadline for Shippensburg University Undergraduate Research Grants. Grant proposals must be submitted electronically to Pam Bucher at psbuch@ship.edu.
Tuesday,
October 11
Freshmen Advising Meeting: Science Majors
3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
All freshmen must attend in order to be approved to register for Honors classes for spring 2017. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on October 19 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Tuesday,
October 11
Freshmen Advising Meeting: Non-Science Majors
4:15-5:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Wednesday,
October 12
Mentor/Mentee Scheduling/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for spring 2017 classes.
Wednesday, October 12-Sunday, October 16
National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Seattle, Washington
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.
Thursday,
October 13
Movie with a Prof: Freedom Summer, Hosted by Dr. Steven Burg
7:30-10:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Friday,
October 14
Mentor-Mentee Photo Contest Concludes
Please submit your photo to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu by today.
Wednesday,
October 19
Freshmen Make-up Advising Meeting
TBD, Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Wednesday,
October 19
Sophomore Advising Meeting
3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley 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 19
Junior Advising Meeting
4:30-5:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley 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 19-
Thursday, October 20
Honors Registration for Spring 2017
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the spring 2017 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 2017 will be posted on the Honors Program website before registration begins.
Saturday,
October 22
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:00-3:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Monday,
October 24
Priority Registration for Spring 2017 Begins
Tuesday,
October 25
Cultural Coffee Break: Rome, hosted by Alana Bielarski
3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Tuesday,
November 1
Application deadline for Honors capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Spring 2017. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Tuesday,
November 1
Honors Read: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Wednesday,
November 2
Honors Student Leaders Breakfast Meeting
8:00-8:50 a.m., Honors Seminar Room
Tuesday,
November 15
Application deadline for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Spring 2017. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The application form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Friday,
November 18
Submission deadline for the 2017 Northeast Regional Honors Conference. If you are completing your Honors capstone project in 2016-2017, this is a great venue for presenting your research. More information about the conference is posted at http://nrhchonors.org/. Please 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.
Thursday,
December 1
Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating Party
7:00 p.m., Harley Hall MPR
Friday,
December 9
Deadline for graduating seniors to submit an electronic copy of their Honors 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 2017
Monday,
January 23
Application deadline for the 2017 PASSHE Summer Honors Program. Submit applications to honors@ship.edu by 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday,
January 25
Honors Student Leaders Breakfast Meeting
8:00-8:50 a.m., Honors Seminar Room
Tuesday,
January 31
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 1
Deadline to notify Dr. Klein that you plan to apply for a Partners in the Parks Scholarship, sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) or the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC). For more information, go to http://nchchonors.org/partners-in-the-parks/scholarship-form/.
Friday,
February 3
Movie Night
7:00 p.m., Harley MPR
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Wednesday,
February 8
Junior Capstone Prep Session
11:00-11:30 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Harley Hall
Friday,
February 10
Deadline for Honors seniors to submit information for the Honors Symposium program to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu
Wednesday,
March 1
Honors Student Leaders Breakfast Meeting
8:00-8:50 a.m., Honors Seminar Room
March TBA
Application deadline to travel with Reach Out in January 2018. 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 21
Freshmen Advising Meeting
3:30-4:15 p.m., Location TBD
All freshmen must attend in order to be approved to register for Honors classes for Fall 2017. If you cannot attend this meeting, please email Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on March 22 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
March TBA


Application deadline to apply for a Portz Fellowship Scholarship, sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). The Portz Fellowships support original and extended interdisciplinary projects for up to 18 months.
Monday, March 27-
Tuesday, March 28
Tentative Dates for Honors Registration for Fall 2017
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the Fall 2017 semester must contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu on March 27-28 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 2018 will be posted on the Honors Program website.
Friday,
March 31
Application deadline for Honors summer orientation volunteers. The link to the application will be included in the weekly updates.
Friday,
March 31
Application deadline for students who plan to study abroad in the summer or fall 2017 semester. Please contact Ms. Mary Burnett, Director of Study Abroad, at meburnett@ship.edu for more information.
Monday,
April 3
Application deadline for Honors capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Summer or Fall 2017. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Monday,
April 3
Application deadline for Honors mentors, 2017-2018. The link to the application will be included in the weekly updates.
Monday,
April 3
Tentative Date for Priority Registration for Fall 2017 Begins

Monday,
April 3
PASSHE Honors Student Conference
Harrisburg, PA
Wednesday,
April 5
Honors Student Leaders Breakfast Meeting
8:00-8:50 a.m., Honors Seminar Room
Thursday, April 6 -
Sunday, April 9
Northeast Regional Honors Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
More information about the conference is available at www.nrhchonors.org.
Friday,
April 7
Application deadline for 2017-2018 HSO leadership positions. The application is on the "Forms" page of the Honors website.
Saturday,
April 8
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
1:00 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Friday,
April 14
Deadline for graduating seniors to complete the senior exit interview.

Monday,
April 17
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 17
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 17
Application deadline for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2017. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu. The application form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Tuesday, April 25 -
Wednesday, April 26
Honors Symposium
Monday,
May 1
Deadline for all students to submit the Participation Policy Tracking Form to the Honors office, Harley Hall or honors@ship.edu. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program website.
Monday,
May 1
Deadline for graduating seniors to submit an electronic copy of their Honors 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.
Wednesday,
May 3
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.