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UHP Student Peer Advisors Welcome the Class of 2016!

30 May

Welcome, Class of 2016, from your Student Peer Advisors!

–This post is written by UHP student and SPA co-chair Kayley Sullivan.

Welcome Class of 2016!

You all will probably be hearing that a lot. As the incoming class, you will likely be bombarded with welcomes from every department, organization, and club you can think of—clearly, GW is very excited to welcome a fantastic freshman class! The excitement, however, as well as the transition to college, can be a little overwhelming.

We know because we’ve been there. Luckily, experience is a good teacher—which is why we want to share ours with you. We would like to introduce to you The University Honors Program Student Peer Advisors (SPA).

As Student Peer Advisors, we strive to provide comprehensive support for UHP students during their transition to college and beyond, and to strengthen the UHP Community by increasing interclass interactions. Continue reading

Apply to be a CI 2012 Staffer!

10 Jan

Do you enjoy working with kids and want to be a part of 2012 Colonial Inauguration? We are currently looking for this summer’s CI Staffers! This is a unique experience where you will gain professional work experience, personal connections with fellow staff and administrators, and have a lot of fun! Come learn more about the CI Siblings Program at an information session, held in January. All applicants must attend an information session to learn about the position and how to apply.

The dates and times of the information sessions are:

Tuesday, January 17th: 5-6pm in MC 405

Wednesday, January 18th: 11am-12pm in MC405

Wednesday, January 18th: 6-7pm in West Hall B108

Friday, January 20th: 12-1pm in MC 403

Friday, January 20th: 3-4pm in MC 403

Find them on Facebook at GW Colonial Inauguration Siblings Program and on Twitter @GWCISiblings!

 If you have any questions or are unable to attend an information session, send an email to staffers@gwu.edu.

Be on CI Cabinet [Apply!]

22 Sep

There’s a strong tradition of UHPers being on Cabinet for CI.  No one knows the precise reason why UHPers end up there, but I suspect it has something to do with extreme levels of awesomeness.

If you want to be on CI Cabinet, you’ve got to attend one of the two remaining info sessions either tonight at 5pm in West Hall 108 or tomorrow at noon in Thurston’s TV Lounge. You can’t apply if you don’t attend one of these session, so make sure to go even if you’re just a little curious. Apart from some of the sweet benefits and loads of glamor shots Cabinet member get, you also get to represent GW AND the UHP! Awesome!

More info here. Check it out and make us proud!

The Difference between Courses and Curriculum

27 Jun
Head Scratcher

It's easy! Don't be confused.

We know there’s a bit of confusion out there among incoming freshmen about what courses to schedule.  Here’s some help:

A curriculum explains generally the program of study.  For example, a curriculum might be “2 courses in natural science, 2 courses in language, and 2 courses in fine art.”  A curriculum typically lists large categories under which many courses may fall.  Sometimes, a curriculum can be very specific and may identify a specific course.

Course offerings explain in detail what courses are offered during a semester.  Courses might be “Astronomy, Spanish II, Black and White Photography.”  Course offerings have a title, a description, professor name, a day and time, and often lists what other requirements the course may fulfill or courses it may be equivalent to.

So, when you see what’s required in your curriculum, don’t start looking for a class called “natural science.”  Look for a class that fulfills that requirement of your curriculum, like “Astronomy.”  College courses are a bit different than most high school courses, and you’re less likely to find cookie-cutter factory style courses (especially in the Honors Program), so make sure to read the course description to understand what course you’re signing up for.

For the Honors Program, you can find our curriculum here. You can find our course offerings here.