This Week In Honors

The week of December 6th


Historical Memory in Fiction and Film: now a stand-alone course!

EN 190-H1: Historical Memory in Fiction and Film

MWF 11:30-12:20


Please note that Dr. Weierman's EN 190 is now running as a stand-alone course.

Course Description:

History is a story we tell ourselves about who we are. In this course, students will consider the overlapping and mutually reinforcing narratives of history and fiction, as well as the role of storytelling in the formation of public memory. We will read texts by Sherman Alexie, Art Spiegelman, Linda Hogan, and others. We will also consider "the history that movies make" and produce a class film project for the Reel American History web site hosted at Lehigh University (check out the Black Hawk Down entry, created by my students in a previous class).

Interested? Please email me (, and I'll ask the registrar to sign you in. First come, first serve.

Spring 2016 Preregistration

WebAdvisor is now shut down until the first day of the spring semester. If you need to adjust your schedule, changes can be made through the following procedures:

-If you do not have a full-time schedule, you may register for classes in person at the registrar's office.

-If you have a full-time schedule, but need to make a change in your class selection, please contact Colleen Wheaton ( in the Academic Success Center.

--If you wish to add honors courses, please email Dr. Weierman ( or Dr. Hood-DeGrenier (

And, of course, please be in touch with any registration questions or problems!
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Honors Office: regular hours end December 8th

Please note that our regular office hours will end on the last day of classes. Please contact Dr. Weierman and Dr. Hood-DeGrenier by email with any honors business.

Honors Events: Music and Poetry!

Fall Recital

Tuesday, 12/8/15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sullivan Auditorium

Vocal and instrumental performances by VPA students.
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Congratulations and Farewell to GA Beth Powis

Our beloved graduate assistant Beth Powis graduates this month with her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. We thank her for all her contributions to the Honors Program and wish her all the best in her OT career.

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
Beth Powis, Graduate Assistant