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In addition to other event programming, the University Honors Program sponsors Meals with Honors, a seminar series for Honors students, faculty, staff and the community that regularly invites fascinating speakers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the company of the Honors community while expanding your education on a wide range of topics. Make sure to RSVP (use the link below for Meals events)!

Drop-in Advising Hours

Weeks of March 11th, March 18th, and April 1st | Honors Commons, L2002

Drop-in advising is available in the Honors Commons from Dr. Jones, Pam, and/or student advisors the weeks of March 11, March 18, and April 1 as follows:

  • Monday, 12 - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10 - 10:30 a.m. + 2:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. + 2:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (March 15th only)

Two group advising sessions open to all students who wish to attend. The sessions will provide overview information about choosing Honors courses, flexibility meeting Honors requirements, and creating and submitting Honors Contracts, with time for general and personalized Q & A at the end of the session. Both sessions will be held in the Honors classroom in McIntyre Library (L 2023) and will offer POPCORN + LEMONADE!

  • Friday, March 15th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 1st, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

If these times will not work, or if you require individual advising, contact the Honors Program directly by phone or email. 

Naturopathic Medicine & Grad School

Naturopathic Medicine Presentation
Monday, April 1st | 5:00 p.m. | McIntyre Library 2023

Danielle Wotjak
Danielle is coming back to UWEC to lead an interactive presentation of Naturopathic Medicine. She will also discuss the processes of getting into graduate school, and the realities of what it’s like to be in medical school.

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Tuesday, April 9th | 12:30 p.m. | McIntyre Library 2023

Katie Wilson
Looking for tips on how to live your best life in college? This program focuses on how participants can make healthy lifestyle changes using Prochaska and DiClemente's stages of change model. Participants will have the opportunity to set goals for making changes in their lives to improve their health.

The Search for the Mass Execution and Burial Site of Matilda Olkin: The Anne Frank of Lithuania

The Anne Frank of Lithuania
Wednesday, April 17th | 5:00 p.m. | Centennial 1924

Harry Jol
With the recovery of a diary from the brilliant young Jewish poet, Matilda Olkin – we learn of a tragic story during the Holocaust of WWII. This presentation by Harry Jol, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will discuss a 2018 research expedition with UWEC students to Lithuania to try and locate the mass execution and burial site of Matilda Olkin, her family and others. The collaborative, multi-institute research project has had significant press coverage, highlighted in the November issue of the Smithsonian Magazine and was filmed for a documentary to be released this year.

Protein Dynamics & Drug Design

Protein Dynamics and Drug Design
Friday, April 26th | 12:00 p.m. | McIntyre Library 2023

Dr. Sanchita Hati
There is a growing interest in considering protein flexibility in rational drug discovery, where the goal is to develop and screen novel, more effective medicines. This presentation will focus on the recent developments in drug design based on protein flexibility. The structure-based drug design has played an important role in medicinal chemistry, where most of the known drugs are developed static structures of target proteins.

Provost Honors Symposium

Friday, May 3rd | 5:30 pm. | 3rd Floor of Davies Center

At the 9th annual Provost Honors Symposium, Blugolds will showcase their hard work in research, scholarship, and creative activity. Faculty mentors and departments nominate projects and students to present their best work to the campus and Eau Claire community, showcasing exceptional student research, projects, and creative activity. The research presentations are followed by a hors d’oeuvres reception sponsored and led by Provost Patricia Kleine.

University Honors Graduation Ceremony & Reception

Friday, May 24th | 5:30 p.m. | Woodland Theater

This ceremony is a salute to the new University Honors graduates, with families, friends, colleagues, and supporters invited. Each student will be recognized, photos will be taken, and cake will be served!

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