Archive | October, 2011

Breakfast with the Director

31 Oct

Have questions about the UHP? Got big ideas you’d like for the UHP to hear?

You can always join us in the Town Hall Forums online, but Maria Frawley, Director of the UHP, wants to hear directly from you. That’s why she’s having a special breakfast for informal conversation with students.

There are a limited number of seats for this casual breakfast with UHP Director Maria Frawley. You can sign up now to share bagels, donuts, and your best ideas and questions for the UHP on November 15th at 9:30am in the UHP Club Room.

Sign up now

If there’s no time highlighted, it means that all the spots are filled.  If someone cancels, their spot will become available again, so keep an eye on it.  If you missed out but still want to share your thoughts, please join us in the online Town Hall Forums.

Freshmen Small Groups Round III

31 Oct

We’ve got two full weeks of walk-in advising ahead of us, but it’s already time to start looking ahead and planning out the rest of the semester (and finding out about awesome events and opportunities in the UHP).

That’s right, it’s Round III of the Freshmen Small Groups!  These are the last sessions of the semester, with only a couple planned for the Spring, so you don’t want to miss it!

We’ll be discussing:

  • Registration review
  • Finals
  • Course evaluations
  • Research opportunities
  • Upcoming Honors events
  • Learning styles assessment

Before you come, make sure to complete this learning style assessment and print out your results.

As always, you can register online for the most convenient time.  But do it now, you busy, busy people, because spots always fill up quickly.

Small Groups will meet during the week of November 14th – specific days and times are available at the online registration page.  Sign up now!

Hold Removal Parties [Food]

28 Oct

Don’t forget: get your advising holds removed and eat for free.  Catherine and Liz can remove advising holds for CCAS students, and are also available to give anyone advice and scheduling help.  If you’re planning on getting your advising hold removed by Catherine or Liz, you’ll need to fill out an Advisor Approval Form.

Don't gamble with your registration. Get your hold removed.

Just show up at one of these three times:

  • Friday, 10/28 @ 3pm in the Club Room (Pizza)
  • Tuesday, 11/1 @ 10am in the Club Room (Bagels)
  • Thursday, 11/3 @ 12pm in the Club Room (Pizza)

And of course, if you can’t make it during these times, we have walk-in hours going on in the UHP from 10/31-11/11.

UHP Student Peer Advisors Part 6

27 Oct

Welcome to Part 6 of the meet the SPA blog series in which each individual Student Peer Advisor is introduced with a picture and short bio.

Sam Garrett

Sam Garrett
CCAS ’14 – Political Science
Florham Park, NJ

Hi! My name is Sam Garrett and I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science in Columbian College. I was born in Durham, North Carolina, grew up in Florham Park, NJ, and will never return to either of the two. I intend to be a (adopted) Washingtonian for life. I am a proud fiscal and social liberal. Outside of class, I spend most of my time working for GLSEN – the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network – and volunteering for other non-profit organizations that work on prevention of bullying and/or LGBT youth suicide. I’m also the Chapter Leader of GW Student Global AIDS Campaign, and spend a good amount of time coordinating HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives on campus as well as fundraisers for the Whitman Walker Clinic. On weekends, I can be found wandering around Eastern Market, Dupont & Logan Circles, and Chinatown. What I love most about the Honors Program are the fantastic Honors faculty and staff, the free food and beverages in the town house, and the awesome UHP events. Oh, and the classes are pretty cool, too! Finally, my hero is my mentor and friend Kevin Brett Jennings.

Siddhi Salvi

Siddhi Salvi

BBA ’14 – Business Economics and Public Policy & International Business
Nashua, NH

Hello! My name is Siddhi Salvi and I am a sophomore in the Business School concentrating in Business Economics and Public Policy & International Business. I call Nashua, NH home, but India my motherland. I came to GW for DC. It is such a fascinating city and for my majors, the perfect place for opportunities. I do miss what a real snow-white winter looks like and the beauty of fall, but the National Mall and cherry blossoms make up for those shortcomings. When I am not doing homework or studying, my time goes toward becoming involved in GW. I am in Delta Sigma Pi – a professional Business Fraternity, GW College Republicans, Colonial Grassroots, run Cross Country for the GW team, and am in AKE – an international Business Honors Society, among many other things. During my down time, I intern. To me, interning is very important and allows me to utilize the plethora of resources offered in the city. The top of the Kennedy Center and the Capital are my two favorite tourist attractions in DC, in addition to a secret garden buried behind the shopping of Georgetown. The best show in the history of the world ever is Boy Meets World, learn to agree with that and we can be friends. :] What I love most about the Honors Program are the students and professors. The people that you meet are amazing and give you a different outlook on life.

Shailly Gaur

Shailly Gaur
CCAS ’14 – Biology
Sayre, PA

Hello all, my name is Shailly Gaur (pronounced like Shelly though I know that’s not how it appears).  I’m a sophomore in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  I know the face many of you are probably making after reading that, but I promise it’s not as intense as it seems.  It’s just my way of getting ready for medical school, which is my ultimate goal.  I’m from a very small town in Northeast PA called Sayre, which I refer to as “The Valley.”  I love DC since it is the polar opposite of my hometown.  There’s always something to do and somewhere to go which is a fun new experience for me.  When not busy with classes or working at Gelman, I’m usually looking for new music or watching trailers for upcoming movies.  I live on music, movies, and coffee.  The Honors Department not only fuels my coffee obsession, but also helps to keep my semi-crazed academic plans organized.   Since we are a little community, I’ve really enjoyed having a group on campus to be involved with.  The small classes allow for personal connections to be made and the activities throughout the year let you further those connections.

Check out The Merchant of Venice!

27 Oct

The Merchant of Venice is an Honors course being taught this semester by frequent UHP Professors Leslie Jacobson and Jenna Weissman Joselit, culminating in a performance of the play. Read on for more: