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The University Website [Comic]

3 Aug

I’ve seen this comic a few times now since it first appeared on one of my favorite sites, XKCD.com.  In fact, a number of people have actually sent it to me.

People go to the website because they can't wait for the next alumni magazine, right? What do you mean, you want a campus map? One of our students made one as a CS class project back in '01!  You can click to zoom and everything!

XKCD - University Website

Is that supposed to be a subtle hint about changes I should make to our own website?

I guess we are guilty of the letter from the director part, but I’ve also integrated a few things onto the front to help people dig deeper into our site (and more to come!)

If this were your own personal venn diagram about the UHP site, what would you put inside the “Things People Go To the Site Looking For” circle?

NewsFlash!: Research, Habitat for Humanity, Community Organizers Bootcamp

25 Jan

NewsFlash! The George Washington University Honors Program
Issue 17: January 21, 2009

Announcements

Changes to the Program

Our Director sent out a message earlier this week about credit changes, curriculum requirement changes, 700 series, and University Professors.  If you missed it, you can see it at our blog.

New Website Live!

We’ve revamped our website for a new look and updated information.  Take a few minutes to check it out!  You’re sure to find something useful, and you might even spot someone you know. Click here now!

Add/drop

Students may add and drop courses online until 8 pm, Jan 23. Students who wish to make registration changes after the second week of classes must complete and submit an RTF-EZ to Colonial Central. Courses added must have the permission of the instructor or the department.

Contract Courses

For students planning to take an Honors contract course (conversion, internship, undergraduate research, research assistantship or senior thesis), the deadline for submission of the Contract Form, proposal and Registration Transaction Form is Thurs, Feb 4. Please come to the office to pick up these forms – you can’t register for these classes without them – and to make an appointment with an advisor if you have any questions.

Attention Seniors!

In order to complete the requirements of the Honors Program, you must fulfill the honors senior thesis/seminar requirement. Please come to the Honors Office to pick up an information packet, ask questions, and if you’re still stumped, make an appointment to discuss your options with an advisor.  If you know what you plan to do to fulfill the requirement, fill out a graduation form.  If you are pursuing special honors to fulfill this requirement, please make sure to pick up the “Special Honors Verification Form” to be signed by your major advisor.  Students planning to graduate in May should hand in their forms by the beginning of March.  Any questions about theses, special honors, honors courses, etc. are welcomed by the honors advisors, who fully support your graduation on-time!

Freshmen!

You’ve finished your first semester at GW and in the Honors Program – how did it go?  Feel free to make an appointment with either Catherine or Jordana to discuss majors, study abroad, spring classes, etc.

Sophomores and Juniors!

Looking forward to study abroad, thinking about special honors, graduation, etc?  Catherine and Jordana are here to help, so make an appointment to answer all your forward-looking questions!

Events

Get Your Research in Barnes & Noble?

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics & Society, published by the Helvidius Group, invites you to submit your class papers and theses for consideration for our 2010 edition. The Editorial Board is seeking submissions from UNDERGRADUATES (class of 2009 or later) in colleges and universities across the nation.

The deadline for the Spring 2010 Journal is January 23, 2010.

In addition, the Journal of Politics & Society will award the Peter and Katherine Tomassi Prize of $250 to the author of the best article, as judged by the Editorial Board in conjunction with faculty at Columbia University.

The Journal of Politics & Society is seeking original, creative, and rigorous articles including, but not limited to:

– Research on current economic, political, and sociological phenomena

– Normative scholarship analyzing important theories on political philosophies

Students from ALL SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES are encouraged to submit their work.

There is no absolute length requirement, but published articles are typically originally 20 – 50 pages in length (double-spaced). Papers selected for publication undergo an intensive peer review and editing process, and work previously written for classroom or individual use is welcomed.

Please send all general inquiries and manuscripts to:

helvidius@columbia.edu

For submissions, please use Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text (.rtf) format and include “[2010 Submission]” in the subject field of your email. Please also include an abstract with your submission for easy sorting.

For further details, please visit us at:

www.helvidius.org

Would you like to experience travel in cultural Tibet this summer?
Consider this short-term abroad program:

Ethnicity, Identity and Social Change on China’s Cultural Frontiers

May 23rd – June 11th, 2010

This one credit field research program focuses on the status of minority peoples in Mainland China during the country’s ongoing social, economic, and cultural changes. It gives you a chance to visit Beijing, travel by train to Gansu Province in China’s Northwest, and then experience ten days of overland adventure traveling through the Kham and Amdo regions of cultural Tibet. We will visit Buddhist pilgrimmage towns, the grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, and Jiuzhaigou National Park, before ending our journey at Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. The group will return to Beijing by air and students will depart for the USA on Friday, June 11th.

A field research fee of approximately $2,240 covers all lodging in China, local transportation in Beijing and in the field, rail and flight tickets within the country, admission fees to cultural sites, most meals, supplementary insurance, and all costs associated with the overland travel package.

For further information contact: Dr. Robert Shepherd at rshepher@gwu.edu or visit http://chinaborderlands.blogspot.com/

Polioptics:  Packaged Political Persuasion

Influence through Imagery from Washington to Obama – presented by Joshua King

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
7 p.m.
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center Amphitheater
800 21st Street, NW

Register online at: http://polioptics.eventbrite.com

Mr. King was the White House Director of Production for Presidential Events from 1993 to 1997. His presentation traces the visual history of the presidency and discusses the art and science of how we are influenced by image and image makers.

His lecture is of interest to communications professionals, marketers, event planners and anyone who follows politics or current events.

This event is sponsored by The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, the Graduate School of Political Management and the College Democrats.

LGBT History Film Series continues this semester!!!

Thursday, Jan. 21st from 6:30p-8:30p in the Club Room

In honor of it being Drag History Month, JANUARY’s FILM is…

“To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”.

Come check it out! FREE FOOD! Take a look at the website http://gwired.gwu.edu/sac/LGBTRC/films/
Join. Intern. Work. Volunteer.

Volunteer with DC Youth this Spring
Interested in making a difference in the lives of DC youth?  GW’s District Youth Empowerment program is looking for volunteers to help with tutoring, mentoring, creative arts, and public health programming geared towards underprivileged DC students at local schools and recreation centers.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in mentoring, tutoring, program development, fundraising, and/or marketing.  Schedules can be flexible and we welcome any time commitment you want to give.  Join us at our general volunteer meeting Friday, January 29th at 4PM in the Honors Office (714 21st ST NW).  Want to learn more?  E-mail Laura at gwdyep@gmail.com or Jordana at Jordana@gwu.edu.

Habitat for Humanity
New GW Habitat for Humanity Chapter on campus – come to the first meeting on Monday, January 25th at 7pm in Marvin 302 to learn more about and sign-up for builds, fundraising, events going on in DC and how you can get involved! Contact Katie Baldwin kathrine@gwmail.gwu.eduor Sarah Conner scconner@gwmail.gwu.eduwith any questions!

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to GWU graduating students and alums!

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the GWU campus on Wed, Feb 3 @ 5:30PM in the Old Main Career Center (corner of 20th & F) to discuss careers in the field of community organizing, and to schedule interviews with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Sunil Joy at sunil@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone #, email address and school.  See more information on the attached PDF.

Student Request: Female Soccer Player Needed
Looking for a female soccer player who would be interested in playing on a team in the GW World Cup. My team needs one more female player to complete our roster. Games are played indoors during the week between 7-11 pm. The tournament will take place in March and we are guaranteed to play 3 games. If interested, email dstelly@gwmail.gwu.edu ASAP!

Comments or questions about the NewsFlash?  Need something posted?  If so, contact Jared at uhpnews@gwu.edu.  All submissions due Tuesday by 5:00 PM. Please include Newsflash in the subject line.
DO NOT HIT REPLY, your message will not be read.  Email uhp@gwu.edu to contact the Honors Program.

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Our New Website

15 Jan

Well, we’ve launched our new website! I’ve been working on it for a while, and am rather proud of it — so please do spend some time exploring it.

We’ve made a few major changes.  Obviously, it looks much more like the main gwu.edu site.  On top of that, it should be more navigable — making it easier for you to find the information you need.  We hope prospective students and their families will utilize it, as well as current students.  Not everyone knows that all of our forms and documents (and there are a few) are online as fillable pdfs.  Our new site should make it easier for you to understand what requirements you need to fulfill.

There are also a couple entirely new pages as well, which include an Alumni page and a Contribution page.  Our Alumni outreach is ongoing, and before the semester is out, we hope to have a some new and exciting content on that page to help students connect with alums and see what’s possible for themselves after life in the UHP.

On top of that, we’ve begun donations ala GWEnglish.  Generous donors make it possible for us to continue and expand some of our most exciting programming — our students’ heads are bursting with creative and clever ideas, and there are always new adventures to be had for the inquisitive.  Our goal is to foster intellectual discovery, and every bit of support helps.

So take a look at the new site and let me know what you think! And as a personal favor, for my sake, try not to talk about how bad the old site was (I made that one too…)

NewsFlash! Welcome Back Edition

15 Jan

NewsFlash! The George Washington University Honors Program
Issue 16: January 14, 2009

Announcements

Changes to the Program

Our Director sent out a message earlier this week about credit changes, curriculum requirement changes, 700 series, and University Professors.  If you missed it, you can see it at our blog.

New Website Live!

We’ve revamped our website for a new look and updated information.  Take a few minutes to check it out!  You’re sure to find something useful, and you might even spot someone you know. Click here now!

Walk-in Hours, and Welcome Back!
Welcome back to another semester!  We’re glad to see all of you again, so if you have any questions or concerns as you head into your next semester at GW feel free to stop by our open advising hours all this week and next from 9:30am-4:30pm at the UHP office.  Check in with Jared at the front to see Catherine or Jordana.

Add/drop

Students may add and drop courses online until 8 pm, Jan 23.  Students who wish to make registration changes after the second week of classes must complete and submit an RTF-EZ to Colonial Central. Courses added must have the permission of the instructor or the department.

Contract Courses

For students planning to take an Honors contract course (conversion, internship, undergraduate research, research assistantship or senior thesis), the deadline for submission of the Contract Form, proposal and Registration Transaction Form is Thurs, Feb 4.  Please come to the office to pick up these forms – you can’t register for these classes without them – and to make an appointment with an advisor if you have any questions.

Attention Seniors!

In order to complete the requirements of the Honors Program, you must fulfill the honors senior thesis/seminar requirement.  Please come to the Honors Office to pick up an information packet, ask questions, and if you’re still stumped, make an appointment to discuss your options with an advisor.  If you know what you plan to do to fulfill the requirement, fill out a graduation form.  If you are pursuing special honors to fulfill this requirement, please make sure to pick up the “Special Honors Verification Form” to be signed by your major advisor.  Students planning to graduate in May should hand in their forms by the beginning of March.  Any questions about theses, special honors, honors courses, etc. are welcomed by the honors advisors, who fully support your graduation on-time!

Freshmen!

You’ve finished your first semester at GW and in the Honors Program – how did it go?  Feel free to make an appointment with either Catherine or Jordana to discuss majors, study abroad, spring classes, etc.

Sophomores and Juniors!

Looking forward to study abroad, thinking about special honors, graduation, etc?  Catherine and Jordana are here to help, so make an appointment to answer all your forward-looking questions!

Events

Would you like to experience travel in cultural Tibet this summer?
Consider this short-term abroad program:

Ethnicity, Identity and Social Change on China’s Cultural Frontiers

May 23rd – June 11th, 2010

This one credit field research program focuses on the status of minority peoples in Mainland China during the country’s ongoing social, economic, and cultural changes. It gives you a chance to visit Beijing, travel by train to Gansu Province in China’s Northwest, and then experience ten days of overland adventure traveling through the Kham and Amdo regions of cultural Tibet. We will visit Buddhist pilgrimmage towns, the grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, and Jiuzhaigou National Park, before ending our journey at Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. The group will return to Beijing by air and students will depart for the USA on Friday, June 11th.

A field research fee of approximately $2,240 covers all lodging in China, local transportation in Beijing and in the field, rail and flight tickets within the country, admission fees to cultural sites, most meals, supplementary insurance, and all costs associated with the overland travel package.

For further information contact: Dr. Robert Shepherd at rshepher@gwu.edu or visit http://chinaborderlands.blogspot.com/

Polioptics:  Packaged Political Persuasion

Influence through Imagery from Washington to Obama – presented by Joshua King

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
7 p.m.
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center Amphitheater
800 21st Street, NW

Register online at: http://polioptics.eventbrite.com

Mr. King was the White House Director of Production for Presidential Events from 1993 to 1997. His presentation traces the visual history of the presidency and discusses the art and science of how we are influenced by image and image makers.

His lecture is of interest to communications professionals, marketers, event planners and anyone who follows politics or current events.

This event is sponsored by The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, the Graduate School of Political Management and the College Democrats.

LGBT History Film Series continues this semester!!!

Thursday, Jan. 21st from 6:30p-8:30p in the Club Room

In honor of it being Drag History Month, JANUARY’s FILM is…

“To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”.

Come check it out! FREE FOOD! Take a look at the website http://gwired.gwu.edu/sac/LGBTRC/films/
Join. Intern. Work. Volunteer.


Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to GWU graduating students and alums!

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the GWU campus on Wed, Feb 3 @ 5:30PM in the Old Main Career Center (corner of 20th & F) to discuss careers in the field of community organizing, and to schedule interviews with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Sunil Joy at sunil@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone #, email address and school.  See more information on the attached PDF.

Great Government Intern Opportunity for NC Students
The prestigious and competitive North Carolina State Government Internship Program is offering up to 65 paid summer internship opportunities in state government agencies, for undergraduate and graduate students of many disciplines. Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2010 North Carolina State Government Internship Program, the 40th Anniversary year of the program.  See the attached PDF flier for more info, but note that applications must be postmarked by January 20th, 2010.

Comments or questions about the NewsFlash?  Need something posted?  If so, contact Jared at uhpnews@gwu.edu.  All submissions due Tuesday by 5:00 PM. Please include Newsflash in the subject line.
DO NOT HIT REPLY, your message will not be read.  Email uhp@gwu.edu to contact the Honors Program.

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