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Down around the corner at the (Club room) bakery shop…

18 Jan

Beat the January Bluster with the Baking, Brilliant, Balmy SPA!

Join Kerry Lanzo, Kate Kozak, and Avani Singh as they banish the bad bacterial bite of the first few weeks back at school. Frost, sprinkle, and bejewel some bonkers baked goods to beat the winter blues!


Bond over FREE bodacious cupcake and cookie bling, FREE coffee and hot chocolate (as always), and FREE bezerk SPA buddies there to brew a blast! Whether you attend the workshop or not, come by the UHP Club Room on Friday, January 25 from 2-3pm, right after Liz’s “Time Management” Workshop!


Bizarrely yours!



SPA in Action at the HAW

5 Sep

UHP Freshman at last Monday’s HAW with some of our SPA

Happy second week of classes from your Student Peer Advisors (SPA)! We hope that your classes are fascinating, your stomachs are full of free food, and most importantly – that you’ve taken our advice and dropped that Calc II class you don’t actually need.

We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet the UHP freshman and our fall Origins classes at last Monday’s HAW. When prompted with free food, we provide a plethora of GW wisdom including information and personal experience on study abroad, undergraduate research, community service, and more!  Jokes, we’ll actually share all of these things without food, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

Should you need any help or guidance throughout your first few weeks of class, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Contact the SPA paired with your Origins class, come to our SPA Office Hours in the UHP Townhouse on Wednesdays from 5-7pm, or email the SPA account at uhpspa@gwu.edu and have our leadership team find a Student Peer Advisor with the knowledge you need!  We look forward to seeing you and the rest of our UHP brethren soon.

Oh, and in case you forgot: bowties are cool!

Reminder: Freshman Small Groups

10 Nov

Freshmen, if you haven’t yet be sure to sign up for a small group meeting for next week. We’ll be discussing some exciting things, including:

  • how registration went
  • GPA requirement for freshmen
  • finals
  • course evaluations
  • research opportunities
  • going home again
  • learning styles assessment

There are six meeting times available, but spots fill up quickly! You can sign up here.

All of the meetings will be held in the UHP Club Room, at these times:

  • Monday 11/14, 11am-12pm
  • Monday 11/14, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 11/16, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday 11/17, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Friday 11/18, 10-11am
  • Friday 11/18, 3:30-4:30pm

Honors Freshmen to be Housed in Thurston [Again!]

25 Feb

This year was a first for freshmen UHPers living in Honors Housing: they’re in Thurston.  Our community housing got moved from Lafayette Hall due to renovations and set in Thurston instead.

Despite concerns in The Hatchet and around campus, UHP housing in Thurston was a great success (as we predicted).

So great, in fact, that we’re set for another year of it.  That’s right, for the second year in a row, next year’s UHP Freshmen will have the option to live in Honors Housing in Thurston Hall!

A Few Days Left to Win $300 [Eckles Prize]

26 May

Hey Freshmen rising Sophomores! Have you written a paper that is so good you deserve a prize?

The Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence recognizes research that has effectively utilized the library collections of The George Washington University.

Students who have just completed their Freshman year are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, along with a short essay summarizing how they used library resources to complete the project. Students should submit the project that reflects their best work of the year.

All submissions for the 2010 prize are due May 31, 2010.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 submissions. Winners will be honored at a ceremony during Colonials Weekend, 2010.

1st Place – $300 Gift Card
2nd Place – $200 Gift Card
3rd Place – $100 Gift Card

For more information and to download the submission packet visit: tiny.cc/ecklesprize

Make us proud, Honors students!!!