Announcements: What's new with the Honors Program?
The two recipients of the PASSHE Summer Program Scholarship are Chandler Carey and Alyssa Skinner. The students will be traveling all over Europe in partnership with Bloomsburg University during May 27th-June 16, 2013.
The Honors Program would like to congradulate all 2013 graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments!
STUDENT COMPLETION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM SPRING 2013:
Zachary M. Dice Dr. Kalie R. Kossar
Honors Thesis: Creating Direct Instruction Lessons from Traditional Social Studies Content
Frances U. Del Duca Dr. Donald Franks
Honors Thesis: Visual Media Series for Student Success
Kaitlin E. Enck Dr. Summer J. Arrigo-Nelson
Honors Thesis: Sea Otters on Display, Creating Zoo and Aquarium Exhibits to be More Like Natural Habitats
Kelly T. Fitzpatrick Dr. Paul D. Williams
Honors Thesis: Calculators: Friend or Foe?
Carla M. Fuccaro Dr. J. Drew McGukin
Honors Thesis: Theoretical Framework of Event Planning and Management
Emma Geiger Dr. Katherine J. Mitchem
Honors Thesis: The Twin Effect-A Case Study of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Amongst Twins
Rebecca L. Geiger Dr. Marta S. McClintock-Comeaux
Honors Thesis: Domestic Dad’s Dilemma: Masculine Gender Roles in Reality and the Media
Regina M. George Dr. Ralph J. Belsterling
Honors Thesis: The iPad Offers More Therapy Opportunities for Speech-Language-Pathologists: An Examination of its Advantages in Therapy
Anna E. Gerald Dr. Laura A. Tuennerman
Honors Thesis: African American Women and Hair from 1900 to Present Day: A Historical Overview of Hair Straightening, Natural Hair and Black Women’s Identity
Matthew M. Hamel Dr. Craig Fox
Honors Thesis: The Triumph of Realism: A New Model of Bundle Theory
Justin M. Johnson Dr. Sarah Downey
Honors Thesis: Fantasy Stories: How do we Accept the Impossible?
Ashley M. Koval Dr. Matthew J. Price
Honors Thesis: Synthetic Modification of Spiropyran Molecules
Matthew D. Krinock Dr. Sarah L. Meiss
Honors Thesis: Examination of the Effectiveness of Antibiotics on Biofilms
Brittney Lees Dr. Susan D. Ryan
Honors Thesis: The Process of Studying Abroad: Analyzing Universities Involvement and Effectiveness from Students' Perspective
Angelina M. Lorenzo Dr. Connie Monroe
Honors Thesis: Learning Spanish at a Young Age
Melissa R. Lupinacci Dr. Mary Seman
Honors Thesis: The Improper Implementation of Full Inclusion: We are Leaving Children Behind
Andrew J. Marra Dr. Laura Hummell
Honors Thesis: Residence Life Training Prototype
Kathryn L. McAndrew Dr. Paula B. Caffrey
Honors Thesis: Prevention of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy
Chad A. Morrow Dr. Christina Fisanick
Honors Thesis: Creating an Honors Video Advertisement: California University of Pennsylvania’s Honors Program
George M. Niezgoda Dr. William E. Dieterle
Honors Thesis: The Next Earth to Space Transportation System: An Update on the Feasibility of Geosynchronous Space Elevator Concept
Kirstie B. Pistner Dr. Rebecca A. Hess
Honors Thesis: A Review of Literature Regarding Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis
Caitlin R. Sowers Professor Maggy Aston
Honors Thesis: Organic Architecture and how it can Improve Your Life; Viewing Architecture Through the Eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright
Samantha C. Zelenka Dr. Carol I. Bocetti
Honors Thesis: Opening Size and Vegetation as Predictors of Butterfly Species Richness and Dusted Skipper Abundance in Northern Michigan
Rebecca E. Zych Dr. Emily M. Sweitzer
Honors Thesis: A Psychological View of Security Failures in Soft Target Attacks
Reminder to Current Students:
The Honors Department, formerly known as Building A, has been renamed Smith Hall in honor of the late Prof. G. Ralph Smith. Please refer to the name change in e-mail and
references to the Department.
The following courses are only offered during the Fall semester. Please keep this in mind when registering for courses:
HON 499 Honors Thesis
HON 100 Honors University Orientation
HON 150 Honors Compostion I
Social Media Connection:
The link to the UHP Facebook social media page is https://www.facebook.com/#!/calu.honors
Honors Students Supercharge Cal U Education
The University Honors Program (UHP) provides an enhanced educational experience for some of Cal U's most talented students. Honors students work with faculty to explore scholarly, professional and artistic exercises outside the classroom and engage in community service activities that complement their studies. The benefits of the University Honors Program are many:
- Enhanced educational experience
- Challenging Honors coursework
- Honors addendum on other coursework
- Thesis project
- Honors Travel
- Compete for PASSHE summer Honors scholarship
- Honors Residence Hall option
- Early registration
Fall 2013 Courses
HON 320: Topics in Self and Society. Dr. Holiday Adair, Department of Psychology MWF 12:00-12:50. The goal of this class is to examine in a variety of ways, three fundamental human experiences that have emotional, physiological and social components. Students will explore attraction, sexual and emotonal, how and why people fall in love, and the formation and continuance of long-term relationships. It will satisfy a social science general education requirement.
HON 270: Global Transitions Since 1300. Dr. Laura Tuennerman, Department of History and Political Science T& TH 9:30-10:45. This class will look at comparative women's history, focusing on topics such as sexuallity, marriage, beauty and motherhood. Examples will be drawn from all over the world. It will satisfy a humanities or multicultural general education requirement.
Spring 2013 Newsletter
The lasted Newsletter published by the California University of PA Honors Program soon to come!
Who Gets Accepted?
Each year, Cal U reviews the applications of incoming first-year and transfer students. Those with the very highest indicators of past and future academic success are invited to participate in the University Honors Program. Typically, students must have acquired at least a 1200 score on the SAT or a combination of 3.00 high school GPA and 1100 SAT.
What are the Course Requirements?
Honors students have the privilege of early registration. That means they are likely to register for the classes they want, at the times they want, with the professors they want. UHP students are required to complete 24 honors credits in order to graduate from the program. Students accumulate honors credits, or HON credits, two ways:
1. Take honors courses, which are reserved for UHP students only.
2. Transform many Cal U 3-plus credit courses into honors courses through the honors addendum process.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and demonstrate ability in all honors courses and progress throughout the UHP curriculum.honors program requirements.
A Scholastic, Family-Like Environment
Students have the opportunity to live in the state-of-the-art Honors Residence Hall if they desire. The hall provides easy access to the UHP offices and computer labs and study rooms reserved exclusively for UHP members. Some residents find they can fully participate in the UHP community by living here because first-year students live and socialize with honors upperclassmen. But regardless of where they live, all honors students receive the program's many benefits.
Each year, the Honors Program rotates its curriculum. Each curriculum theme is established by the honors courses that are offered during the academic year. Students enrolled in theme classes have the opportunity to complete a research project and may be eligible to take part in the Honors Travel Excursions.
Summer Honors Program
Cal U honors students also have the opportunity to compete for a PASSHE summer honors program scholarship for study at a PASSHE university and abroad. Selected students participate in two weeks of study at the host institution, then study abroad for two weeks.
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