Walk-In Advising at the UHP!

Liz Sutton was once just a little girl with a dream, hoping to one day advise Honors students when they were available, and without an appointment. Today, that dream is finally a reality. She never thought the day would come, the day when a student could visit the Townhouse on Foggy Bottom after hours, from 5-7pm, walk right in and talk to her or a member of the SPA. Questions will be answered! Conversations will be had! And issues will be resolved in a timely manner!
Help make Liz’s lifelong goal more than just a pipe dream. Join hands with the UHP and say, on Wednesday nights, from 5-7pm, yes, we can.
Can’t wait to see you there, all hyped up on UHP patriotism and caffeine.
If you need an appointment during regular daytime hours, make sure to make an appointment.

These colors don’t run.

Graduating this Semester?

Whirlybird
Not exactly an “early bird,” but it sounds like one.

It’s not uncommon for UHPers to hit the ground running a little bit earlier than their non-Honors peers.  If you’re one of the early birds, let us know!
For those of you graduating in December, we need your Intent to Graduate Form by Friday, October 12.

The Intent to Graduate Form is an online form that should take you about 5 minutes to complete.
We need you to fill this out to make sure you get counted as a UHP graduate!

Join Us On Google+!


Love to stay on top of the latest UHP Blog posts and news but don’t like our facebook page?  While we’re huge advocates of staying up-to-date on UHP happenings on facebook and twitter, we’ll forgive you if you add us to a circle on Google+.  That way, you can continue to get all of the most important UHP news, even if you’re (no longer) on the Zuckerberg band wagon.  You can add us to your circles and visit our page here.

Well, I Do Declare [Ask the Sherpa]

Sherpa, the Sherpa

A student intones:

Dear Sherpa,
I know what I want to major in, and how I want to spend the rest of my days, doing philosophy and only philosophy. But I’m scared to declare my major, and become a real person. What if I change my mind? Does this mean I have to start working on my thesis right now? I’m only a sophomore…why do I feel like I’m donning my cap and gown already?
Sincerely,
Dare to Declare

Continue reading “Well, I Do Declare [Ask the Sherpa]”

Event on Greek Religion and Invitation to Pizza Lunch!

You are invited to attend

“What Greek Religion Contributed to Greek (and Our) Culture,”

an illustrated lecture by Jon Mikalson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics, University of Virginia Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at The Elliot School, 1957 E Street (Room B12)

A special invitation:  On Friday, October 12, students, faculty and interested parties are invited to meet the lecturer over pizza lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the History Seminar Room (Phillips 328).  Please RSVP to mwweeks@gwu.edu by Wednesday, October 10, to attend (subject line:  MIKALSON).
Co-sponsored by the departments of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Fine Arts and Art History; History; Religion; Philosophy; and the Honors Program.
For further information, contact Professor Elizabeth Fisher ( eaf@gwu.edu )

Choose Your Own Adventure: The 4-Year Plan

You’re the Star! 879 Thrilling Endings! Will you double major in Political Science and Spanish? Or will you study abroad for a year and minor in Jazz Studies? As you navigate through GW’s course selection and options for majors and minors, remember that your 4-year plan is entirely dependent on what you want. Which direction will you choose? Whether you want to graduate in three years, study abroad twice, take on five different minors or give the premed requirements a shot, turn to none other than your SPA. 
In addition to completing a 4-year plan (or two, or three…) already, Student Peer Advisors have experience crafting their 4-year plans into living documents that detail their academic goals. If you need any help organizing or brainstorming for your own plan, don’t hesitate to contact the SPA paired with your Origins class or email the SPA account at uhpspa@gwu.edu.
In the meantime, check out this example from UHPer Jenny Hamilton. If excel isn’t your style, try color-coding. UHPers love color-coding. If all else fails, show up to your 4-year plan advising appointment with an interpretive dance. I’m sure Liz would love that.
Four Year PlanFour Year Plan Continued

Note: I am not responsible for any interpretive dance choreography. Consider this a lesson in skepticism.

Graduating this Semester?

Early Birds
Early birds, catching that worm.

It’s not uncommon for UHPers to hit the ground running a little bit earlier than their non-Honors peers.  If you’re one of the early birds, let us know!
For those of you graduating in December, we need your Intent to Graduate Form by Friday, October 12.

The Intent to Graduate Form is an online form that should take you about 5 minutes to complete.
We need you to fill this out to make sure you get counted as a UHP graduate!

Gaga Feminism [Events]


From September 28-October 4, GW’s English Department hosts Professor J. Jack Halberstam as this year’s Wang Distinguised Professor-in-Residence. There are some pretty cool events surrounding, including a public lecture and a book launch of “Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal.”
Check out more over at the always excellent  GW English blog and see the schedule of associated events below.  Continue reading “Gaga Feminism [Events]”

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