Your thesis could take you places before you even write it!

Throughout my time in the Honors College, I had been refining my thesis topic into something I knew I wanted to pursue after graduation.  I loved studying abroad as an undergraduate, and developed a love for exploring other countries’ cultures.  As an environmental science major, I am naturally interested in mitigation and adaptation to climate […]

Finding The Right Fit – From Honors Thesis to Career

Fifth-year honors mechanical engineering student Robyn Wells’s thesis emerged at the intersection of one of her long-time passions, marching band, with her engineering research. Working with Dr. Xinhui Zhu, an assistant professor of industrial engineering, Robyn has studied the physical impacts of band members’ workload and discomfort after one football game day. “Originally, I wanted […]

Lessons from the Honors College

I’ve been a part of the Honors College for the past 4 years, and as a graduating Senior, it has finally dawned on me that all the things I thought, not so long ago, were too far away to imagine, are finally here. Graduation, vet school, and the simply complex ideas of change were things […]

The Rituals of Self Care

I fight schedules. I enjoy spontaneity. I feel that the flow of the day should be arbitrary and mostly navigated by my emotional desires. But, with a rigid schedule, amongst other factors, my immediate emotional wants aren’t always fulfilled. For this reason, I enjoy having consistent habits and rituals that I perform daily to keep […]

A New Perspective

Going into my first Honors Colloquia class, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had made a couple inferences based off the name: Toy Based Technology for Children with Disabilities, and read the class description, but those didn’t begin to scratch the surface of what I would learn in this class. On the first day […]

Do you really have time for the Honors College?

One major misconception about the Honors College (HC) that discourages students from applying is the fear that their busy schedule and course rigor will consume them. So, let’s break this down a bit. In this blog post, we’ll delve a bit more into this frequently asked question and hopefully, debunk the fear that most students […]

An Experience of a Lifetime – Jorie Casey

Honors College Ambassador and peer mentor Jorie Casey is a fourth-year student majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is also a lab research assistant and a member of Sigma Delta Omega. She received the Honors College Experiential Scholarship and was able to volunteer on a medical brigade to Nicaragua. This trip was an experience […]

Friends for a lifetime

Moving away from home for the first time at 18 years old was undoubtedly one of the most nerve-wracking and stressful times of my life so far. I was worried about living with someone I had only met and spoken to a handful of times, making other friends, and just surviving on my own in […]

Finding My Thesis Mentor

By Samantha Finlay I am currently working on my thesis project and will be defending my thesis at the end of this month. I am a philosophy major, and my thesis is on ethical considerations in tourism to Cuba. Working with my thesis mentor has been a great experience, and I am so glad that […]

A New Home Away (exactly 2,940 miles) from Home

There is a level of comfort and sense of community from growing up in a small town. It not only gives you the foundation to move forward but also makes it hard to leave. I recognize that I was incredibly fortunate to grow up in a cozy hometown where my neighbors raised me as much […]