This Week In Honors

The week of April 4th, 2016

Advising Continues--see the Honors Preregistration flyer

Important Sign-ups (events credit!)

Congratulations Day: recruit the Honors Class of 2020

Honors "Meet and Greet" for the Honors Class of 2020
Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Blue Lounge, Student Center

An informal reception for prospective honors students and their families. Please come and share your experiences with the Honors Program and WSU. Our current students are our strongest recruiting tool, and we can use as many volunteers as we can get.

Dress code: WSU gear or WooBlue.

Please sign up using the online RSVP form.

4th Annual "On Guard" 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 1st @ Worcester State University.

Registration 10:00am, Race Start 11:00am

Live music, food, and awards right after race!

Honors graduate Julie Broderick (Class of '14) established the On Guard Initiative, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention among correction officers, as part of her Commonwealth Honors Project.

The Honors Program is sponsoring a team once again this year: runners who sign up by Monday, April 4th will have their entrance fee paid and get a race t-shirt.

Please click here to sign up.

Friends and family are most welcome and can sign up individually at

Honors Events

Screening of Brothers

Date: Monday, April 4th

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Blue Lounge

Members of the cast and crew of "BROTHERS" will be on campus in the Blue Lounge for a screening and discussion of their cutting-edge web series. The "BROTHERS" screening and discussion will serve to kick-start WSU Pride Alliance’s Break the Binary Week (April 4-8), a week of events aimed at breaking down often taken-for-granted binaries around sex, gender, and sexuality. Light refreshments will be provided.

Psych Day

Date: Tuesday, April 5th

Time: 11am - 2pm

Location: Sheehan Hall Lobby

Stop by Sheehan for a large career fair to mingle with representatives from graduate schools and local organizations pertaining to the wide field of psychology. This is a great opportunity to explore graduate programs or look into field experiences and jobs as an undergraduate.

Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, April 6th

Time: 3-6pm

Location: Worcester Airport Click here for map

Not sure what to do after graduation? Check out the career fair at the Worcester Airport for some ideas of what your next step could be.

Green Cleaner Recipe

In case you missed the event on how to make your own green cleaner, you still can!

What you need:

Distilled White Vinegar


Essential oils, such as lemon or lavender

How to:

Fill spray bottle one third of the way with vinegar.

Fill the remaining two thirds with water.

Add 5-7 drops of essential oil (to cut the vinegar smell).

This is an all purpose cleaner that can be used around the house and is completely non-toxic.

If you are interested in exploring more homemade chemical free cleaners, check out this


Use the RSVP form to earn honors events credit

Remember that honors students need to attend two events per semester. These events may be sponsored by our program or by other campus organizations. Please consult the honors calendar on the blog and web site (or even embed the honors calendar in your own google calendar) and respond using our online RSVP form. Please let us know if there are any events on campus we’ve missed; we are always glad to add events to the calendar. The RSVP records are maintained by the graduate assistants; please address any questions to Ellen Snyder (

Contact Us

Commonwealth Honors Program at Worcester State University

Dr. Karen Woods Weierman, Director
Dr. Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier, Assistant Director
Mary Flibbert, Honors Assistant
Ellen Snyder, Graduate Assistant