This Week in Honors

Week of March 23rd

Recruit the Honors Class of 2019


Wednesday April 1st @ 5:00-8:00pm in the Admissions Office

Do you have an interest in connecting with future Honors students? Please join the Honors Program and the Admissions Office for an accepted student phone-a-thon. Accepted students find great value in connecting with current students in their intended major or program. This connection can be the deciding factor for them to choose to enroll at Worcester State. Admissions will provide “call sheets” to distribute to student callers. The sheets provide the student's information, a suggested script, and prompt questions to get the conversation going.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Students interested in making phone calls to prospective honors students should contact Honors GA Beth Powis,

Congratulations Day: call for volunteers

Honors "Meet and Greet" for accepted students
Saturday April 11th @ 12:00-1:00pm in the Blue Lounge

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.

Returning volunteers: please note that this is a new informal format in a different room this year.

Please sign up using the online RSVP form .


Conference Practice Dinner

Wednesday, April 1st @ 5-6:30 pm in the Foster Room, Student Center

Are you presenting at the WSU Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity or perhaps at another conference off-campus? Please come to enjoy a good meal and the opportunity to talk about your project with other students, faculty advisers, and the honors directors in an informal and supportive setting. All honors students preparing for upcoming conferences are warmly invited, and students completing a Commonwealth Honors Project are especially encouraged to attend. Please invite your faculty adviser to join you and RSVP using the following link:

President's Dinner and Theatre Night

You are cordially invited to the Honors President’s Dinner and Theatre Night on Thursday, April 16th, 2015.

6:30 p.m.: Join President Maloney for a catered dinner in the Fallon Room, Student Center.

8:00 p.m.: Worcester State Theatre presents Beast on the Moon in the Fuller Theater.

Suggested dress: business casual or theatre chic

We are President Maloney’s guests for the evening and can accommodate the first 25 people from WSU who respond (we will also maintain an active waitlist).

RSVP by 4/1 using the online RSVP form. Please e-mail Mary Flibbert ( regarding any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Play Synopsis:

The Armenian genocide of the early 1900s tore families apart and decimated the Armenian population. Some who survived moved to America. One survivor, Aram, moved to Milwaukee. Desperate to recreate the family he lost, he sends away for a mail order bride. While his bride, Seta, turns out not be the bride he ordered, these two wounded immigrants attempt to move forward and begin their own family.

Worcester State Theatre and the Visual and Performing Arts Department are proud to present this emotional and popular play to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. - See more at:

Third Annual "On Guard 5K" Run/Walk

Sunday, April 26th @Worcester State University.

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

Live music, food, and awards right after race!

Honors graduate Julie Broderick established the "On Guard 5K" as part of her Commonwealth Honors Project. The Honors Program is sponsoring a team: the first twenty runners who sign up by March 25th will have their entrance fee paid and get a race t-shirt. Please stop by the Honors Lounge (L216) to sign up and initial the race waiver. Friends and family can sign up individually at

Come help Cal White (top finisher in 2014) and Dylan Weierman (top under-12 finisher) defend their titles!

Need money for college?

The Worcester State Foundation awards more than $250,000 in scholarships each year, and Honors students are always competitive applicants. Submit your applications by April 15th.


Be sure to fill out the online RSVP form for events you plan to attend!

Remember you are required to attend two honors events per semester.

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Contact Us

Commonwealth Honors Program at Worcester State University

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