Archive | November, 2009

Osborne and the Queen

24 Nov

Looks like last weekend’s brunch with Prof. Osborne was a great success.  She sent me this photo and a short message about the good time they had:

The Drag Show was great and the students had a wonderful opportunity to use their new knowledge about Queer Theory to discuss the show in their field trip report.
In the photo left to right:
Gail, Megan (honors alum ’09), The Queen, Lynette, Maddie, Sara

Drag Brunch w/ Prof Osborne

20 Nov

Prof. Lynette Osborne’s Position of Women in the US class is going to be field-tripping this weekend to Perry’s Drag Brunch in Adam’s Morgan. We are attending the early brunch so if you’d like to join in the fun please be to Perry’s between 9:45-10am to join us in line (you have to get in line early to make sure to get in!!). Cost for brunch and the show is around $23 and is well worth it!

What’s up, alum? – Clayton McCleskey

19 Nov

This is pretty cool!  Clayton is one of our very own UHP alums who have gone out to do something really cool.  He’s in Germany right now, with a Fulbright Scholarship, no less.

GW Today has a full write up of his story, and it’s definitely worth a read.  FTA:

Journalists are used to tight deadlines and tracking down stories, but for Clayton McCleskey, B.A.’09, it’s a little more complicated than that. Mr. McCleskey is currently living in Germany and writing about international topics for the opinion pages of The Dallas Morning News in Texas. The logistics can be difficult and the days long — with the seven hour time difference, Mr. McCleskey’s editors begin contacting him after his workday ends —but the Dallas native is grateful for the opportunity.

Check out the whole thing here.

Work for GW as House Staff!

19 Nov

We sent this out in the NewsFlash! today, but I wanted to highlight this opportunity here too.  We’ve had quite few Honors students in the past work for housing, and they’ve always enjoyed it quite a bit.  It’s a great way to really get involved with GW (seriously, you make tons of friends and get paid for it)  but it can also be a great chance to get involved in the UHP community too.  They’re specifically looking right now for Honors students to work in Honors housing communities!  Hiring for these jobs is always competitive, (but hey, you’re Honors students!) so make sure to apply if you’re interested.


Strong candidates are sought who want to get involved in the residence halls and gain significant leadership skills from the position. A variety of candidates for all of our positions are being sought, but there’s special interest in candidates that would be a good person to work with the various Honors communities in both our first-year and second-year buildings.  Are you a good candidate to be House staff or to be House staff working with the Honors communities? Then apply!

All students interested in applying should go to to fill out the online application. The deadline for applications is December 6, 2009. Contact Jeff Llewellyn at with any questions.

Honors in the Outfield

18 Nov

Recently, Professor Webster and his class (“Baseball in American History, Culture, and Film”) took a “field trip” to Washington Nationals stadium.  Faculty and students often venture out to enjoy what the city has to offer, and Prof. Webster sent in a pretty cool photo of this most recent event.

The scene is the television broadcast booth at the stadium.  Standing behind the group and wearing the white shirts are Bob Carpenter [left] (the play-by-play announcer for the Nationals) and Rob Dibble (“color analyst” and one of the pitching heroes of the 1990 World Series Champion Cinncinati Reds team).  Sitting on the stools in front and holding the microphones are Caroline Smith [left] and Debra Manche [right].  Also from the class is Abigail Hildebrand [to the right of Ms. Manche] and Prof Webster [far right].  On the far left is a guest of one of the students (a recent graduate from Georgetown), and to his right is Mr. Gerald Phillips from Gelman Library’s media resources department.  (By the way, the Nationals, not surprisingly, lost the game that day to the Atlanta Braves.)