Honors students were able to move into their dorms as early as 9 a.m. today.
New honors students and their families are encouraged to attend the welcome reception at 2 p.m. today in the Honors Hall in Gold Star Memorial Building. They are also invited to attend dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the caf in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.
Dr. Karen Youmans, Honors Program director and associate professor of English, said continuous changes are made to honors classes to keep the program functional.
“We are continually evaluating the courses and trying to enrich the curriculum,” Youmans said.
Current students not enrolled in the Honors Program can petition to take an honors class and see if it is a good fit for them. Gage Rancich, acting senior, said this is the best way for a student to take an honors course.
“Not only does that sound like a good opportunity, it sounds like the only sensible way to do it.” he said. “I might consider it for a class I was very interested in.”
Students not enrolled in the Honors Program can apply on a rolling basis from September to November and from February to April. Interested students should email Dr. Youmans at email@example.com.
Many current students said the Honors program enriches the college experience.
“The Honors program has given me lifelong friendships and memories with both my peers and honors faculty that I would not have built outside of the Honors Program,” said Tom Hoblin, music theater junior. “It’s given me incredible opportunities to grow and learn, including attending the National Collegiate Honors Council’s annual conference to represent our university.”
Hoblin also cited the availability of the faculty as one of his favorite things about the program.
“They’re so helpful and always push you to be a better student,” he said. “The GPA boost is a nice bonus, too.”
Students interested in learning more about the Honors Program should contact Youmans at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Honors Hall.