University Honors Program

University Honors Program

 Honors Program


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    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    University Honors Program

    800 W. Main Street
    2115 Andersen Library
    Whitewater, WI 53190

    (262) 472-1296
    honors@uww.edu

    ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    The University Honors Program (UHP) is an academic experience for motivated undergraduate students who seek a challenging and intellectually enriched learning environment.  The program cultivates students in their academic development by providing small classes and seminars, led by some of the university's most accomplished teachers and scholars, and by allowing students to work one-on-one with their professors on customized H-Option projects. 

    Further, through high-impact practices such as study abroad/ travel study, Honors conference participation, the Honors Advantage Learning Community, special field trips, service learning projects, and scholarship opportunities, the program supports Honors students to achieve their full potential as students, prospective professionals, and future civic leaders.  Finally, the program has fashioned fruitful collaborations with the Undergraduate Research Program and the McNair Scholars Program.

    WHAT'S NEW IN THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM FOR 2015-2016

    1. New H-Option Project Guidelines were passed in May 2015 by the Honors Council to ensure the quality of all H-Option Projects.     

    2. NEW Distribution Requirement for first-year Honors students: 

    At least 6 of the 21 Honors credits must be completed in 300 or 400 level courses (as H-Option projects and/or Honors courses/sections).

    3. NEW Honors 498 courses (1 credit, S/NC): 

    Fall 2015: 498.01 Multicultural Events:

    Dr. Elizabeth Kim                                                                                                                          Students will attend four (4) multicultural events on campus and meet several Tuesday mornings as a breakfast club to share what they've learned.  Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kim, the Director of the UHP.                                                                                                                         

    Spring 2016, 1st five weeks: 498.02 Honors Common Read:

    Dr. Josh MabieThis year's book is Will Allen's The Good Food Revolution. Some class sessions will involve cooking good, nutritious foods while discussing the book.  Field trip to Will Allen's celebrated community garden, Growing Power, in Milwaukee.  Instructor: Dr. Josh Mabie, Languages and Literatures. Class capacity: 20.

    Spring 2016, 2nd five weeks: 498.03 Honors Seminar:

    Dr. David Reinhart                                                                                                                                        This year's seminar is titled Racism without Racists: Learning from Ferguson and Baltimore.  Instructor: Dr. David Reinhart, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Class capacity: 20.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Fall 2016 Honors Classes

    HONORS STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Congratulations to Melanie Sorman, a junior in the UHP and the winner of this year's highly competitive national Goldwater Scholarship. Melanie, a geology major, will be participating in a semester abroad as part of the Wisconsin in Scotland Program in Fall 2016.  


                                                                                          Travel Study to UK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The first Honors Travel Study class to the United Kingdom was a huge success!  Seventeen students, led by Ms. Melissa Deller and Dr. Jolly Emrey, had rich and varied experiences studying about the history and culture of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 17 May to 8 June 2015.


    Andrew Phillips

    Andrew Phillips, May 2015 graduate with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, a Goldwater Scholarship recipient, and Honors Student Association officer, will begin his MD-PhD studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.   Congratulations to Andrew!   One of our amazing alumni!


    If you know of an amazing Honors student who deserves to be in the spotlight, please let the University Honors Program know at: honors@uww.edu. Thank You!

    Location

    University Honors Program
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    2115 Andersen Library
    Whitewater, WI 53190
    (262) 472-1296
    honors@uww.edu

    Contact the Director

    Dr. Elizabeth Kim
    University Honors Director
    (262) 472-1296

    UWW UHP Student Org

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