Archive | May, 2011

UHPer Adam Bethke Receives Summer Fulbright!

25 May

GWU and University Honors Program  student, Adam Bethke, received a prestigious place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK!  This is pretty cool news, and a huge accomplishment.  Big congrats to Adam!

Adam Bethke, a student from The George Washington University has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Roehampton University on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programmes operating world-wide.

As a participant, Adam Bethke has been selected from a strong applicant pool to experience the UK on a month long summer program. He will be studying themes of government and citizenship while experiencing culture in the United Kingdom firsthand.

He hopes to gain a more global perspective on issues of government, citizenship, identity and security during the Fulbright Summer Institute.  During the Fulbright Roehampton University Summer Institute, he hopes to expand his world view and gain a better understanding of the underlying concepts of politics, citizenship, and culture in the United Kingdom.

Commenting on receiving the place, Adam said:

“This is a phenomenal opportunity. The program, which will explore themes of politics, identity and national security, is directly related to my academic interests in political science and criminal justice. In addition to the academic correlations, the program will provide me an opportunity to gain an insight into how the issues that I have been studying here in the United States are dealt with in other countries. I am hopeful that this opportunity will expand my horizons and provide me a better balanced perspective by exposing me to different world views.”

The Commission selects participants through a rigorous application and interview process. In making these awards the Commission looks not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.

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The Idea of Human Sciences [A Course!]

24 May

If you’re still looking for another course for next semester, you might want to consider taking this one with University Professor Peter Caws.  While it’s not an Honors Course, we thought it might be appealing to Honors students.

The Idea of Human Sciences

See Liz as POP! in Chicago! [A Play]

17 May

Liz is Pop in Chicago! (Not an actual photo from the show)

Liz IS pop in Chicago!  That’s right, our very own Liz Sutton is one of the merry murderesses in the St. Marks’ Players performance of Chicago.

You can see her as POP! and in both the female and male ensembles, AND as a featured dancer, this Friday.

Get tickets here.  Read the Blade’s review here.

Liz did many community theatre and highschool productions growing up, but that it’s been almost ten years since she’s been in a musical theatre production;  in between she danced with and choreographed for the Spirit of Color Dance Troupe at Tufts and for Tribe, the Dance Company of Boston, MA.

There are only a few seats left (because it’s the last weekend and the show is great!), so get your tickets now.

Write Political Satire

17 May
A UHPer is starting up a political satire news site, and is looking for writers:
Interested in writing political satire?
Ever get the feeling that you write much better than all of your friends?
Care for a resume booster?
You’re a GW honors student, and we want your verve and your wit.
Contact to be part of a brand-new, student-run, online publication.

Congrats to Eydie for the GW Award!

16 May

Eydie Costantino at GW Commencement, 2011

A big congratulations to our very own Eydie Costantino for being awarded the prestigious GW Award at this year’s commencement!

GWToday mentioned it in their coverage of this year’s events:

Dr. Lerman paid tribute to the winners of the 2011 GW Award, one of the highest honors the university can bestow. This year’s awardees were Michael King, professor of chemistry and department chair; Eydie Costantino, assistant director, finance and administration for the University Honors Program; Corbb O’Connor, B.A. ’10; and James Isom, former executive director of the University Police Department.

You can watch the video of it below. (Jump to about 49 minutes in!)