Friday, April 29, 2016

Graduation Checks for December 2016 Graduates

Planning to graduate in December 2016? The L&S Honors Program will soon be hosting graduation checks at the Honors Program Office in Washburn Observatory and at the Student Services Corner of College Library during the first week of May. Please stop in to make sure that you are on track to complete your Honors in the Liberal Arts (HLA) degree requirements:

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Washburn
  • Wednesday, May 4, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in College Library
  • Friday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. in Washburn
These will be drop-in sessions so there is no need to call or schedule an appointment in advance. 

Let's Talk about TAs (U-CLaSS Chat)

U-CLaSS chats bring students and faculty together to talk about shared challenges and opportunities in teaching and learning. Chats are designed to allow students to share their experiences and perspectives with faculty.

The Let's Talk about TAs chat will focus on the partnership between faculty, teaching assistants and students. Faculty and teaching assistants will be on hand looking for student input on how to make that partnership more effective. Food will be provided at the event.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5; 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chadbourne Residence Hall Main Lounge

To RSVP for the event, click HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Help us Thank Honors Faculty for a Great Year

Did you have an honors professor who was extremely helpful or inspired you greatly? Join us in thanking the Honors faculty here at UW!

Stop by our study cafe on Friday, May 6 and/or Saturday, May 7 anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to fill out thank you notes for Honors faculty. Thank you notes, writing utensils and delivery of the notes will be provided by the Honors Program. 

Volunteer with Badgers For Ecuador to help victims of the Ecuadorian Earthquake

On April 16th a 7.8 earthquake hit the coastal zone of Ecuador, causing around 580 deaths and unmeasured economic loss. Over 23,000 people were left homeless, without access to water, electricity and basic hygienic services. Around 5,000 people are injured and medical and rescue teams in the affected zones are struggling to meet the demand for help. 

BadgersForEcuador is an Ecuadorian student and community based coalition united in the Madison area, with the purpose to provide relief to the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador on April 16th. We are: college students from UW-Madison, MATC, Edgewood College; high school students from West High School, Madison Country Day School; and most importantly, members of La AsociaciĆ³n de Ecuatorianos en Wisconsin (The Association of Ecuadorians in WI). 

Please stay tuned to our website or our Facebook page Badgers For Ecuador if you would like to volunteer. 

HSO Executive Board Applications

Are you interested in getting more involved with the Honors Student Organization? If so, consider applying for a 2016-2017 Executive Board position! Several positions are open, including Social Chair, Community Service Chair, and Academic Chair, meaning that are plenty of ways to participate on the board. 

Description of positions:
  • Academic Chair: responisble for organizing educational events for our members, including Wednesdays at Washburn
  • Community Service Chair: responsible for organizing service events for our members
  • Social Chair: responsible for organizing social events for our members
If you'd like to apply, send the information below to Allison Hare by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29. 

2016-2017 Honors Student Organization Executive Board Application
  1. Name
  2. What year in school you will be during the 2016-2017 academic year?
  3. What kind of leadership experience do you have, and what were your responsibilities? (4-5 sentences)
  4. What type of events do you think are most beneficial to HSO members, and what type of events would you like HSO to do in the future? (5-6 sentences)
  5. Have you ever been to any HSO events? If so, do you have any suggestions for improvement?
  6. Please respond with which position(s) you are most interested in and why. (4-5 sentences) 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring 2016 Study Cafe

Looking for a good study spot for finals? The L&S Honors Program will be opening up our space at Washburn Observatory Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7! Join us anytime between 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for light refreshments and a great study atmosphere!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Schwarzman Scholars Application Now Available

Are you interested in public policy, economics and business, or international studies? 

Take a look at the Schwarzman Scholars Program! The Schwarzman Scholars Program is a fully funded one-year Master's Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. 

Here is what they had to say about their program:

"Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.
Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.
Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:
  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies
Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future."

The program is open to students and young professionals ages 18 to 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. See HERE for more eligibility information. 

The application can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars website.

The application deadline is June 15, 2016 for students from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. The deadline is September 15, 2016 for all other applicants.