Honors News

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

September 26, 2013
SU Honors Newsletter Wins National Award

September 24, 2013
Honors Student Awarded U.S. State Department Scholarship

April 11, 2013
Honors Students Win Faculty Association Awards  

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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 2013  

Friday, 
August 2-
Saturday,
August 3

 Honors Freshmen Orientation 
Monday,
August 26 
 
Honors Welcome Back Picnic
5:30-7:00 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Friday,
August 30    
 
HSO Leaders BBQ
2:00-4:00 p.m., Bard Townhouse Recreational Area
All HSO officers and committee chairs must attend. 
Tuesday,
September 3
 
Honors Fall Reception and General Meeting
3:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students must attend.
Friday,
September 6    
 
Volleyball Game
3:30-5:00 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Saturday,
September 7    
 
Service Opportunity:  Kings Gap Work Day
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday,
September 10     
Major Scholarships Advising Workshop: Boren and Gilman Scholarships
Hosted by Ms. Mary Burnett, Scholarship Advisor
4:00-4:45 p.m., CUB 232
Boren and Gilman Scholarships provide 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 Scholarships. 
Thursday,
September 12
Pizza with a Prof: Dr. Mark Sachleben, Political Science Department
3:45-4:30 p.m., Grove 406
Dr. Sachleben will lead a discussion of the Model Organization of American States Seminar that he will offer in spring 2014 (it’s eligible for Honors credit) and he will discuss the study abroad opportunities that he coordinates in the Bahamas and Europe. 
Saturday, 
September 14

Service Opportunity: Animal Shelter
Sunday,
September 15    
 
Ice Cream Social
2:00-3:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Hosted by the HSO Media Committee
Monday,
September 16 
 
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 Web site.
Monday,
September 16 
 
Deadline for Honors seniors who are completing independent capstone projects in 2013-2014 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 Web site.
Monday,
September 16     
 
HSO Meeting
9:15 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Friday,
September 20    
 
Volleyball Game
3:30-5:00 p.m., Student Rec Complex
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Monday,
September 23               
Community Night at Knute’s 
11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Present a flyer and the HSO receives 20% of the sales.  Pick up a flyer at the Honors Office or use the one attached to your weekly update.
Hosted by the HSO Fundraising Committee
Wednesday,
September 25
Pizza with a Prof: Dr. Tomoko Grabosky, Counseling Center
5:30-6:15 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Dr. Grabosky will introduce Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  Through guided mindfulness practices, students will explore the mind-body connection and learn how to better manage the stresses of everyday college life.
Tuesday,
October 1 
Service Opportunity: Tulip Days, Women's Center 
Wednesday,
October 2    
 
Honors Read: The Sandman, Volume 1, Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
3:45-4:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Thursday,
October 3
 
Service Opportunity: Breastival, Women's Center 
Friday,
October 4
Deadline for applying to the New York or France Spring Break Programs. Please send your application to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Saturday,
October 5    
 
Service Opportunity:  Kings Gap Work Day
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Sunday,
October 6
Service Opportunity: Garden Harvest Day at Kings Gap
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday,
October 8
 
Freshmen Advising Meeting
3:30-4:15 p.m., DHC 208 
All freshmen must attend in order to be approved to register for Honors classes for spring 2014. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on October 9 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Tuesday,
October 8        
 
Sophomore Advising Meeting
4:20-4:55 p.m., DHC 208 
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 register for the group makeup session on October 9 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Tuesday,
October 8    
 
Junior Advising Meeting
5:00-5:30 p.m., DHC 208
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 register for the group makeup session on October 9 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Wednesday,
October 9
Makeup Session for Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior 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 9
Uncommon Sense - Car Repair and Maintenance
6:30 p.m., Commuter Lot by REC
Thursday,
October 10
HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Wednesday,
October 16    
      
Mentor/Mentee Scheduling/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for spring 2014 classes.
Thursday, 
October 17
Pizza with a Prof: Dr. Becky Ward, Director of Women's Studies and Teacher Education Department and Ms. Stephanie Erdice, Director of the Women’s Center
3:30-4:15 p.m., Women’s Center, Horton Hall 127 
Dr. Ward and Ms. Erdice will discuss the resources and leadership opportunities that the Women’s Center offers as well as ways to get involved with the Women’s Center’s programs. Dr. Ward will also discuss the Honors Intro to Women’s Studies course that she is teaching in spring 2014 and the Women’s Studies minor.
Sunday,
October 20

Colleges Against Cancer 5k Color Run
Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and the event starts at 1:00 p.m., Britton Park
Week of October 21      The Honors Chronicle emailed 
Monday, October 21- Tuesday, October 22 Honors Registration for Spring 2014
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the spring 2014 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 2014 will be posted on the Web site before registration begins.
Wednesday,
October 23
 
HSO Meeting
7:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday,
October 24

Brainstorm Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Friday,
October 25
Deadline for applying to the New York or France Spring Break Programs. Please send your application to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu.
Sunday,
October 27
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:00-3:30 p.m., Student Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Wednesday,
October 30
Ship Trip Planning Meeting
6:15 p.m., DHC Fishbowl
Friday,
November 1
 
Deadline for applying for Honors independent capstone project funding for projects to be completed in Spring 2014. Submit applications to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program Web site.
Friday,
November 1
Brainstorm Charity
2:30-4:30p.m., CUB MPR
$2/person:  All proceeds benefit the Wolf Sanctuary in Lititz, PA.
Saturday,
November 2    
 
Service Opportunity:  Kings Gap Work Day
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday,
November 5    
 
Honors Read: I am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell 
5:00-6:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Tuesday,
November 5

Service Opportunity: Student Advising Help Night
Wednesday,
November 6

Donut Sale
7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Outside of Library
Hosted by the Fundraising Committee

Wednesday,
November 6

Service Opportunity: Student Advising Help Night
Thursday,
November 7

Pizza with a Prof: Dr. Jamonn Campbell, Psychology Department
4:00-4:45 p.m., FSC 120C
Dr. Campbell's research and teaching interests focus on the effects of technology on our attitudes, identities, and social interactions. He is also interested in examining the behaviors and attitudes of sports fans.           
Thursday,
November 7
HSO Meeting
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR               
Friday, November 8- Saturday, November 9

Reach Out Book Sale
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., CUB 

Wednesday, November 6-Sunday, November 10      National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
New Orleans, LA
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.
Wednesday,
November 13

Reach Out Fundraiser
Pizza Man, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Friday,
November 15
 
Deadline for applying for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Spring 2014. Submit applications to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The application form is available from Dr. Klein.
Friday,
November 15
Critical Language Scholarship Program applications due by 8:00 p.m. EST
For more information and the application, contact our CLS campus coordinator, Dr. Jonathan Skaff at jskaf@ship.edu or visit the CLS website at  http://www.clscholarship.org.
Monday,
November 18    
 
HSO Meeting
9:15 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Thursday,
November 21

Uncommon Sense               
6:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Friday,
November 22
 
Deadline for submitting proposals for the 2014 Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference.
Saturday,
November 23
Service Opportunity: Animal Shelter
1:00 p.m., Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter
Monday,
November 25

Service Opportunity: Holiday Card Making
5:00 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Sunday,
December 1
Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating Party
2:00-3:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee  
Week of December 2         The Honors Chronicle emailed
Thursday,
December 5

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

Friday,
December 6

Deadline for submitting proposals for the 2014 National Conference for Undergraduate Research. More information is available here: http://www.cur.org/ncur_2014/. 

Saturday,
December 7
Ship Trip
9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Spring Semester 2014 
Tuesday,
January 21
 
Deadline for applying for the 2014 PASSHE Summer Honors Program.  Applications are due by 11:45 a.m. to the Honors office, Presidents Hall
Tuesday,
January 28
 
Honors Spring Reception and General Meeting
3:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall
All Honors students are required to attend. 
Thursday, 
January 30

Capstone Project Information Session for Juniors
3:30 p.m., Honors Seminar Room
Thursday,
February 6  
 
Movie Night
7:00-9:00p.m., Presidents Hall Second Floor TV Lounge
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Thursday,
February 6

Pizza with a Prof: Dr. Steven Burg, Professor of History and Fulbright Scholar in Sweden 
3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Friday,
February 7

Scholarship Application Deadline: Honors Spring Break Program in New York City
Friday,
February 7
 
Deadline for Honors seniors to submit information for the Honors Symposium program to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu 
Friday,
February 7
Service Opportunity
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 4:00-8:00 p.m., Chambersburg High School
Please e-mail Shelby Coghill at sc8158@ship.edu for more information
Monday,
February 10

HSO Meeting
9:15 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Tuesday,
February 11

Major Scholarships Workshop: Gilman and Boren Scholarships, Hosted by Ms. Mary Burnett 
3:30-4:30 p.m., CUB 226
Friday,
February 14

Scholarship Application Deadline: Partners in the Parks    
Wednesday, 
February 19

Reach Out Caribbean Dinner
4:00-7:00 p.m., Kriner Dining Hall
Friday,
February 21
Service Opportunity: Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Please e-mail Shelby Coghill sc8158@ship.edu for more information
Saturday,
February 22

Service Opportunity: Inclusive Basketball, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Henderson Gym
Please e-mail Shelby Coghill sc8158@ship.edu for more information
Monday,
February 24
HSO Fundraiser: Pizza Man, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Support the HSO by eating out or ordering in from Pizza Man. Part of your bill will go to support the HSO Committees and Activities.
Tuesday,
February 25    
 
Honors Read: Memoirs of a Geisha
5:00-6:00 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 005
Friday,
February 28

Scholarship Application Deadline: Reach Out                  
Monday,
March 3

Uncommon Conversation with 2013 National Book Award Winner James McBride
A small group of Honors students will have the opportunity to meet and discuss McBride's award-winning novel, The Good Lord Bird, the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's anti-slavery crusade- and who must pass as a girl to survive.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Only the first five students who RSVP to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu will have this opportunity.
Tuesday, 
March 4
HSO Meeting
3:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR

Sunday,
March 9

Honors Movie and Discussion: 12 Years a Slave
Hosted by Dr. David Godshalk, Professor of History
7:00 p.m., First-Floor TV Lounge, Presidents Hall
Monday,
March 10- Tuesday,
March 11

Mid-Term Massage Madness
A massage therapist will give 15-minute neck and shoulder massages to up to 20 Honors students at no charge.  The massage therapist will be available from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on both days, and you must sign up for a time slot with Cindy Poe cmpoe@ship.edu
Tuesday,
March 11
 
Freshmen Advising Meeting
3:30-4:15 p.m., DHC 206
All freshmen must attend in order to be approved to register for Honors classes for Fall 2014. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu to register for the group makeup session on March 12 or to schedule an individual advising meeting with Dr. Klein.
Wednesday,
March 12    
 
Freshmen Advising Makeup Session
8:15-8:45 a.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Wednesday,
March 12

Uncommon Conversation with Anita Sarkeesian 
Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic and creator of Feminist Frequency, will be hosting a discussion to celebrate Women's History Month.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CUB 104
Students must RSVP to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu by Wednesday, March 5 if they wish to attend.

Wednesday,
March 12
 
Mentor/Mentee Registration/Study Night
9:15 p.m., Lehman Library
Mentors will be available to answer their mentees' questions about registering for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.
Thursday, 
March 13
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Experience Applications Due at 4:00 p.m.
For complete proposal details and requirements, visit http://www.ship.edu/Student_Research/SURE/SURE/.  A proposal template is also available at the SURE website.
For more information, contact Marc Renault, Chair of the Dean of Arts and Sciences’ Advisory Council on Undergraduate Research, at msrenault@ship.edu.
Friday,
March 14
Reach Out Travel Application Due
If you wish to travel with Reach Out in January 2015, the application can be found on the Reach Out website http://www.ship.edu/Honors/ReachOut/
Friday,
March 14- Sunday,
March 16

Honors Spring Break Program in New York City                 
Week of March 17     
The Honors Chronicle e-mailed
Monday, March 24-
Tuesday, March 25
 
Honors Registration for Fall 2014
All students who intend to register for Honors courses for the Fall 2014 semester must contact Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu on March 24-25 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 2015 will be posted on the Honors Program Web site before registration begins. 
Friday,
March 28
 
Deadline for candidates for 2014-2015 HSO officers to submit their statements to HSO President Grant Innerst at gi7584@ship.edu, and deadline for 2014-2015 committee chairs to submit their statements to Cindy Poe at cmpoe@ship.edu
The application form will be attached to the weekly update.
Saturday,
March 29

Service Opportunity: Inclusive Basketball, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Henderson Gym
Please e-mail Shelby Coghill sc8158@ship.edu for more information
Monday,
March 31

Priority Registration for Fall 2014 Begins
                      
Monday,
March 31

HSO Fundraiser: Knute's Pub and Grill
11 a.m.-10 p.m., Knute's Pub and Grill
Present the flyer attached in the Weekly Update.
Week of March 31 
Election of 2014-2015 HSO officers
Tuesday, 
April 1
 
Deadline for applying for Honors independent capstone project grants for projects to be completed in Summer or Fall 2014. Submit applications to the Honors office, Presidents Hall. The form is available on the Forms page of the Honors Program Web site.
Wednesday,
April 2

Reach Out Fundraiser: Book Sale
4:00 p.m., CUB 232
E-mail Shelby sc8158@ship.edu for more information  
Thursday,
April 3

Pizza with a Prof: Dr. John Rogers

3:30-4:15 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall
Dr. Rogers is a retired English professor who lives in Italy part of the year.  He will be discussing his experiences living abroad and opportunities for students to live and study in Italy.

Thursday,
April 3 -
Saturday, April 5
 
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Lexington, KY
More information can be found at http://www.cur.org/ncur_2014/. 
Thursday,
April 3 -
Sunday,
April 6    
 
Northeast Regional Honors Conference, Niagara Falls, NY
Friday, April 4-
Saturday, April 5

Service Opportunity: Relay for Life
6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m., Ship Rec Center. 
Please make sure to get on the Honors Relay Team so that your service hours count.
Thursday,
April 10
Major Scholarship Workshop: Fulbright Scholarships
Hosted by Dr. Jonathon Skaff
4:00-5:00 p.m., DHC 208
Friday,
April 11
 
Deadline for graduating seniors to complete the senior exit interview
Friday,
April 11

Service Opportunity: Animal Shelter
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Cumberland  Valley Animal Shelter
Email Shelby at sc8158@ship.edu for more information.
Sunday,
April 13    
 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating Contest
2:00 p.m., Location Rec Pavilion
Hosted by the HSO Activities Committee
Sunday,
April 13

Service Opportunity: Cookies for the Community
Cookies must be delivered to Stone Ridge 103 by 2:00 p.m.
Email Amanda at as9547@ship.edu for more information.
Tuesday,
April 15    
 
Deadline for applying for the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for students who plan to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2014. Submit applications to Cindy Poe at Honors office, Presidents Hall or cmpoe@ship.edu. Applications are available from Dr. Klein.
Wednesday,
April 16
Honors Read: Eleanor and Park
3:45-4:45 p.m., Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 005
Wednesday,
April 16

HSO Meeting
5:30 p.m., Presidents Hall MPR
Tuesday,
April 22
  
Honors Symposium
3:30-8:30 p.m., Orndorff Theater, CUB and Honors Seminar Room, Presidents Hall 005
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.  
Thursday,
April 24
 
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 Spirit of Honors Award at this year's spring banquet.
Saturday,
April 26
Ship Trip
9:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Email Kiley at kp1828@ship.edu for more information.
Week of April 28     
The Honors Chronicle e-mailed  
Monday,
April 28
 
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 28
 
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 Web site.
Tuesday,
April 29    
 
Honors Planning Meeting for 2014-2015
4:00-5:00 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 Web site.