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The University Honors Program sponsors Hanging with Honors, a seminar series that brings in experts to discuss interesting topics with honors students, faculty, staff, and the community. Hang out with the honors community and learn something new!

Fall 2021 Honors Course Preview Poster

Fall 2021 Course Preview 

Thursday, March 4th | 6:30 - 8 pm | via Zoom
Presented by: Honors Professors and Staff 

Join us as we debut the fall honors schedule and hear all about our great honors courses from the professors themselves. You'll learn about the stories behind these courses, and why these professors are passionate about teaching these topics in honors. Topics will range from Schitt's Creek to Abraham Lincoln to knot theory (and everything in between). See you there for all the fun!

Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference

UMHC Poster

This spring, think about presenting your research at an interdisciplinary conference with honors students, faculty, and staff from other universities in our region. One of the strengths of honors is that we bring people from different disciplines together, and this conference does just that: it’s a chance to meet other honors student researchers and to discuss your work with a supportive, inquisitive audience from a range of disciplines. If you’re interested, contact us at as soon as possible. The final deadline for proposals is March 1

UMHC Kick-Off Event: Connecting Humor with Emotional Intelligence | Friday, February 26th | 4 - 5:30pm | via Zoom

Are you able to laugh at yourself? Need to “lighten up”? Kick off the UMHC conference with Emotional Intelligence expert Stephanie Salasek and learn how cultivating a sense of humor can help you strengthen personal and professional relationships, improve workplace culture, and help drive job success and satisfaction. We encourage everyone who is thinking about attending the UMHC conference to join us at this free kickoff event. Join us with this Zoom link (meeting id: 963 5946 4551)

UMHC Conference | Friday, March 26th | TBD | via Zoom

The UMHC conference will feature sessions led by Honors professionals, student research presentations, and opportunities to network with other members of our region. We will also have a keynote address from Stephanie Salasek that will build on her remarks from the kickoff event. Our hope is that attendees will leave the conference with new connections and new ideas.

Hanging with Honors Opportunities

Naturopathic Medicine HwH poster

Naturopathic Medicine Exploration

Thursday, March 11th | 1:45 - 2:45 PM | via Zoom
Presented by: Danielle Wotjak, Honors Alum

Join University Honors graduate, Danielle Wojtak, for an interactive exploration of Naturopathic Medicine! Since studying at the National University of Natural Medicine in Oregon, she has a lot to tell you about! Danielle will share her experiences in the field to give you ideas on how to promote self-healing in patients or yourself. Students are also encouraged to ask questions including what it’s like to apply for and be in medical school.

Blugold Podcasting Preview

Wednesday, March 17th | 5:30-6:30 pm | via Zoom
Presented by: Grace Olson, Honors Student

Listening to and making podcasts has become increasingly popular. Do you want to know what it’s all about? On March 17th, current honors student, Grace Olson, will give you a glimpse of Blugold pandemic life through the medium of podcasting! Students who weren’t able to participate in the Honors Blugold Podcasting class last fall will get an overview here in addition to previewing your peer’s projects! Topics will range from finding out more about campus resources to learning about what life is like for quarantined students in Putnam. Check out this fun and informative presentation -- you may be tempted to take the Blugold Podcasting course with Andrew Suralski when it is offered again this fall!

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