This Week in Honors
Week of April 20th
Honors at the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity
Congratulations to the CHP Prize winners
We are pleased to announce the results of the second annual Commonwealth Honors Project Competition held at the Celebration of Scholarship & Creativity. The winners are:
1st place: Maria Rose (VPA): "Break the Silence with Their Words: Confronting Domestic Violence with Performing Arts" (advisors: Lisa Kramer & Sam O'Connell)
2nd place: Erin Aleicho & Laurissa Galipeau (CSD): "Communicative Acts of Children at Risk for CCN in Familiar Play With and Without AAC" (advisor: Kara Medeiros)
3rd place: Nicole Erickson (MA): "Effectiveness of an Integrated Learning Community for First Year College Students" (advisor: Maria Fung)
Congratulations to Team Fynan
Massachusetts Education Recruiting Consortium (MERC) Annual Career Fair 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:30am-3:30pm
Northeastern University. Cabot Gym, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Need a teaching job? Interested in a career in the field of education? Join us at this unique collaboration between Massachusetts higher education institutions and nearly 100 school administrations. The goal is to recruit individuals for teaching, social work, nursing, administrator and other education related field positions at school districts, charter schools, private schools, and educational collaboratives throughout the country.
Eligibility: All WSU matriculated students and alumni who are pursuing or possess a degree in an education field may attend for free. Only individuals from MERC member schools may participate.
Register: To see a list of anticipated employers, and download the REQUIRED admission packet, please visit http://www.merccareerfair.com/candidates.html
Poetry Reading in Celebration of National Poetry Month
Wednesday, April 22 @ 7:00pm in the Student Center, Fallon Room, Third Floor
Dr. Michael True, peace activist and Professor Emeritus of Assumption College, and Margaret Lloyd and Henry Lyman from Group 18 in Northampton, will read poems from their new books in the Fallon Room of the Student Center in celebration of National Poetry Month. The reading is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by the English department. A small reception will follow the reading. Please join us.
"Wrenched" (in honor of Earth Day)
The film Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation which will carry Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West.
Hosted by Department of Earth, Environment & Physics and 350 Ma
UMass Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, April 24, 2015
Lincoln Campus Center
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Each year undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds from across the Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education gather to present the results of their original work in oral and poster presentations before their peers, faculty and the public. Students present work related to:
- Thesis research
- Creative work in the visual and performing arts
- Independent study
- Community service
- Study abroad
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.
Quote of the Week
Dr. Karen Woods Weierman, Director
Dr. Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier, Assistant Director
Mary Flibbert, Honors Assistant
Beth Powis, Graduate Assistant