Honors Institute

The 2009 Honors Institute was held on January 26 and 27 and featured Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist for The New York Times.  His keynote address on January 26 focused on the genocide in Darfur and human rights in the developing world. Below are a few images from that evening, including the private reception and book signing that followed.  Click here to visit the 2009 Honors Institute Web site.

Mid East Honors Association Annual Conference

The Mid East Honors Association held its 2009 conference in Kalamazoo, MI, on March 27-29. Alex Wenning, assistant director of the University Honors Program, and five representatives from the Student Honors Association--Baylee Butler, Michael Mayor, Brett Oetzel, Heather Spangler, and Brandy Zapata--participated in a panel presentation entitled "Integrating Service Learning into First Year Learning Community Courses."

June Honors Graduation Ceremony

On Thursday, June 11 the University Honors Program welcomed 68 new alumni to its ranks. The ceremony, held in the Student Union Apollo Room, was attended by nearly 300 faculty, students, and special friends. Congratulations to all!

Fall Phi Kappa Phi Induction

The WSU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted 109 new members at its November 2009 induction ceremony, including honorary inductees Roberta Boyd (liberal arts), Robert Fyffe (medicine), Kathleen Koenig (science and math), and Alex Wenning (Honors).  

November Honors Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, November 20 the University Honors Program celebrated and honored the accomplishments of its 24 newest graduates. More than 75 faculty, family, and friends joined us for this special occasion, where we also recognized Mary Kenton for her 30+ years of service to the Honors Program. (Mary plans to retire at the end of February 2010.) Congratulations to all!