Strasser Honors Writing Competition
The Strasser Writing Prizes (named for the founding director of the University Honors Program) are awarded every year for the best papers on any subject submitted in a course by an honors student, and graded, during the last year – spring semester ’09, fall semester ’09 and the first few weeks of this semester. Please note: the class does NOT have to have been an honors class. A prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner in each category.
Any form of written work is welcome. The categories this year are: Academic writing, including research papers, essays, analysis, commentary; Creative works, including short stories, poems; UW20 papers either from last year or this past fall semester.
The rules governing the competition are as follows: The student must be a member of the Honors Program; the paper must have been submitted for a grade during the last year as defined above; the student may review and further edit the returned and graded paper prior to submission; the paper may be submitted in any format and electronically as long as it includes the author’s name and contact information, is double-spaced, 12-point font.
All entries should be submitted to the Strasser Prize Committee at the Foggy Bottom Honors office, 714 21st Street or emailed to email@example.com. If hand-delivered to the office, please ask for a date-stamped receipt. Deadline for entries is Monday, March 1. Any questions may be emailed to Ms. Eydie Costantino, Administrative Coordinator of the University Honors Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium – “US Foreign Policy Under Barack Obama”
Save the date: March 11. We have a really exciting program for this year’s symposium in the works and hope that many in the UHP community can attend – a panel discussion on current US foreign policy with Professors Henry Nau (Elliott School), Lawrence Wilkerson(George Washington University, New America Foundation), and Peter Beinart (New America Foundation).
Date and Time: Thursday, March 11 at 7PM.
Elliott School Room Room 113.
Today, Feb 5, is the last day to drop a course via RTF-EZ; courses dropped after the 6th will be noted with a “W” for withdrawal on the transcript.
Advisor on G-Chat!
In addition to AIM, Jordana is now on GCHAT to assist you with all of your online advising needs. Add GWHonorsAdvisor@gmail.comto your contacts list and feel free to chat with Jordana at anytime. (No emails though, please.)
Seniors planning to graduate in May, be sure to fill out a graduation form. If you are pursuing special honors to fulfill your thesis requirement, please make sure to pick up the “Special Honors Verification Form” to be signed by your major advisor. Both forms should be handed in by the beginning of March. Any questions about theses, special honors, honors courses, etc. are welcomed by the honors advisors, who fully support you graduating on-time!
Attention Rising Sophomores!
For the 2010-2011 academic year, we are pleased to offer the second and third floors of Munson Hall as our sophomore honors housing community!
There are 13 doubles and 4 triples available, and you may request desired roommates if you wish. All roommates must be members of the Honors Program and each roommate must submit a separate form – no one can be signed up by proxy. Those who apply for a triple will not be divided into doubles, but will be contacted if there are doubles available.
We are also working with Housing Programs to provide space for interested students in the new Pelham Hall at Mount Vernon! Rooms can be reserved for those who indicate an interest on our form, with or without roommate requests. Pelham Hall, GW’s newest residence hall, will offer spacious four-person single suites, most with four single bedrooms, a bathroom, and living room. Pelham will also have a brand new dining hall, black box studio theater, fitness center, and dance, recording and digital media studios in the building.
To qualify for Munson or to indicate interest in Pelham, you must submit our housing form, available at the Honors office or onlinehere (http://www.gwu.edu/~uhpwww/FORMSANDDOCUMENTS/SOPHHOUSING2010.pdf) , by Wednesday, February 10th,though assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Those assigned to honors housing will be notified via email by Thursday, February 11th and their names will be submitted to GW Housing Programs.
When: Today, February 5th (Doors open at 6pm)
Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
Come and enjoy Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, photo booth, food, and performances and enter to win a NINTENDO Wii and many other prizes.
Tickets are $6 presale and $8 at the door.
Contact us at email@example.com for more info. Tickets will be on sale all week in the Marvin Center Great Hall and Ivory Tower.
Exxon Mobil talks Energy Issues
When: Tuesday, February 9th (7pm-8:15pm)
Where: 1957 E St, Room 505
The Honor Society for International Affairs, Sigma Iota Rho is hosting an event with ExxonMobil on energy issues. Guest speakerMadhav Acharya from the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company will discuss “Energy in the 21st Century” as well as his personal career experience. All GW students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Monday February 8th.
Eat Good Food, Support the District Youth Empowerment Program
Come to Crepeaway on Thursday, February 11th between 11:30pm and 12:30am to support GW’s District Youth Empowerment Program!
Sponsored jointly by the Honors Program and the Business School, we are a student volunteer organization that works in DC schools and community centers to create and implement programming related to education, creative arts, public health, and youth empowerment.
30% of the revenue from that hour will help fund our programming. We are just getting started and can really use your help!! Plus the crepes are DELICIOUS.
The Phoenix Project: Rebuilding the Pentagon
When: Thursday, February 18th (2:30 – 4pm)
Where: Jack Morton Auditorium
Guest speaker Allyn Kilsheimer, led the Phoenix Project team that rebuilt the Pentagon after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Mr. Kilsheimer considers his work on this project his most important opportunity for service to his community, nation and the military.
Interested in volunteering with DC Youth?
GW’s District Youth Empowerment Program, a program co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Business School, islooking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of underprivileged DC Youth. Volunteers are already regularly visiting a local recreation center and elementary school, and we are looking for additional GW students who are interested in tutoring, mentoring, fundraising, etc. Schedules can be flexible and we welcome any time commitment you want to give. If you are interested in getting involved and learning more, please e-mail email@example.com.
Nourish International – Become a Chapter Leader
This year, 8 million people will die because they are simply too poor to stay alive.
You can change this.
Nourish International is inviting you to play a leading role in creating solutions to global poverty by applying for our Chapter Founders Program.
During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called ventures on campus to raise money, membership, and awareness. They then choose a compelling student-led project proposed by an international organization. Over the summer, students travel abroad to a local community to implement their chosen project as a tangible solution to poverty.
Whether it’s motivating their peers to action or working cross culturally to build more efficient chicken coops in Tanga, Tanzania, students like you are using their creative abilities to make an impact. You could do something similar; all you have to do is:
- Apply to be a Chapter Founder – Between now and February 21st Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we’ll be selecting student leaders from campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, click here.
- Tell a friend – If Nourish isn’t the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus. Nominate a friend now by clicking here.
To apply, get more information or nominate a friend, go to http://nourishinternational.org/students/overview.php. Act now – applications are being reviewed as they come in!
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