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Summer Session: Exploring the Art of Portraiture
Honors 280.2 – Exploring the Art of Portraiture will meet M-F, May 8 – June 2, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Elmina White Honors Hall, room 142
“Edith Wharton’s Two Americas” topic of WSU humanities lecture Feb. 21
Washington State University English Professor and Humanities Fellow Donna M. Campbell will present “Edith Wharton’s Two Americas” at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 21, in Goertzen 21. The presentation is co-hosted by the Humanities Planning Group (HPG) and the Honors College, and is free and open to the public.
Associate Dean David Shier published in International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
In this paper, I show how the models of inquiry developed by classical American pragmatists C.S Peirce, William James, and John Dewey share core features with the method of reflective equilibrium articulated in the influential moral philosophy of John Rawls.
Honors Student Kyle Strachila Named November Student Leader of the Month
This award aims to recognize student leaders that impact the WSU community, as well as encourage others to learn and engage with student leadership offerings at WSU.

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Headlines – March 2017

Honors Students Notable Achievements

The WSU Ethics Bowl team reached the quarterfinals of the national competition in Dallas. The team, coached by Honors Faculty Fellow Nathan Nicol, featured four Honors College students: Heidi Stallman, James Aguirre, Natalie Feeney, and Alyssa Norris.

Honors College student Alyssa Norris was announced as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Nam Nguyen, a sophomore in the Honors College was the only WSU student in 2016, and one of only 50 students nationwide, to receive a grant from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). The grant has allowed him to study abroad at the CIEE Global Institute in Rome, Berlin, and London during fall 2016. Read More >>

Honors College alumnus, Dr. Michael Scott, will meet students from the Honors College Global Leadership Program on March 29. The Honors College Global Leadership Program is funded by Boeing. Dr. Scott was one of the scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.

Honors Faculty Notable Achievements

Honors College faculty member Annie Lampman’s recent essay “Into the Desert”, which was published in the High Desert Journal was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize (a very highly respected annual U.S. writing award).

Honors College faculty member Kim Andersen was appointed to the Large Research University Committee of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). The NCHC has nearly 900 member institutions and impacts 330,000 honors students nationwide.

#CougsGive March 28

By investing in the WSU Honors College, we can enhance our students’ academic journeys and celebrate their transformations from college student to scholar to global leader. Your gift is a worthy investment that benefits us all.

Invest & Engage

Double Your Dollars! — Your gifts to the new “Dean’s Notable Achievement Fund” allow you to, literally, double your dollars and your impact. Every gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor, providing up to $500,000 total to directly benefit Honors students pursuing high-impact educational experiences.