This Week in Honors

The week of September 19, 2016

Honors Events

Welcome Back Pizza Lunch

Date: Wednesday, September 21

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

*Note time change from last newsletter*

Location: Blue Lounge, Student Center


You are invited to join us for pizza in the Blue Lounge (Student Center). Don't miss the free lunch, honors credit, and good company!

Guest Speaker: Chris Herren

Date: Monday, September 19

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Competition Gymnasium, Wellness Center, First floor.


Chirs Herren is a former NBA basketball player, motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate who struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Alcohol and drug-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.


Sponsored by the WSU Office of Health Promotion, the Counseling Center, Athletics, and District Attorney Joe Early's office.

Environmental Film: "Time to Choose"

Date: Monday, September 19

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: ST 102


Time to Choose
leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can be done to fix the global threat of climate change. Director Charles Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an in-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet.

Honors Student Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 20

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Honors Lounge LRC 216


Come give your input and suggestions about the Honors program. Help plan new events and give feedback. All students are welcome!! This a great time to bring questions or concerns about your honors classes. Hosted by the GA, Cassandra Goncalves.

Study Abroad Fair

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Location: Sheehan Multipurpose Room


Learn about study abroad programs! Independent program providers will be available to share their international experiences, and there will also be study abroad alumni available to give a student's perspective on how study abroad is an expectation for all WSU students regardless of major.


Remember that the Honors Program offers study abroad scholarships and travel grants!

Drop Deadline

Remember that the last day to drop day courses is Monday, September 19th!

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 assistant; please address any questions to Cassandra Goncalves cgoncalves@worcester.edu

Time Management Tips

With the semester just getting underway, it is important to refine your time management skills to ensure that you do not get too overwhelmed with your work load and responsibilities. Here are some tips:



  • Delineate a time limit in which to complete a task. This will push you to focus and be more efficient.
  • Complete most important tasks first. This will leave you feeling more accomplished at the end of the day.
  • Be aware of amount of TV/Internet/Gaming time. These activities are some of the biggest drains on productivity.
  • Create an organization systems. This will save you a lot of time in the long run.
  • SLEEP!!! Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep for their bodies and minds to function optimally. Functioning optimally will allow you to complete your tasks in a more efficient manner.

Contact Us

Commonwealth Honors Program at Worcester State University

Dr. Lois Wims, Director
Mary Flibbert, Honors Assistant
Cassandra Goncalves, Graduate Assistant