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Honors College names first Elma Ryan Bornander Chair

Honors College names first Elma Ryan Bornander Chair

Will HamlinWashington State University English Professor William M. Hamlin has been selected as the first faculty member to serve the Honors College as the Elma Ryan Bornander Honors Chair.

“Will is a scholar, author, researcher, and award-winning teacher and mentor who has served the university, his department, and the Honors College and its students for years in innovative and impactful ways,” said M. Grant Norton, Honors dean. “We are very pleased that our relationship with him will progress even further and more deeply over the next two years through this endowed chair position.” » More …

Kim Andersen to receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Kim Andersen
Kim Andersen

Kim Andersen to receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Kim Andersen will receive the 2019 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a 1 p.m. reception Wednesday, May 15, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

Andersen is a clinical professor in the Honors College. The award recognizes a non-library faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. » More …

Every brick tells a story

Image of historic Bryan Hall.Every brick tells a story

Like many WSU students, Abigail Shane, a master’s student in architecture, enjoyed the iconic buildings and landscapes of Pullman’s campus but knew little about their history or architectural significance.

As part of a historic preservation seminar led by associate professor Phil Gruen, Shane and her classmates dove into school archives and digital resources, weaving the information they collected into a narrative about WSU’s built environment. » More …

Honors professor Annie Lampman Wins 2019 Dogwood Literary Prize in Fiction

Annie Lampman

Honors professor Annie Lampman Wins 2019 Dogwood Literary Prize in Fiction

Annie LampmanNational Book Award winner and fiction judge Phil Klay has chosen Annie Lampman’s story “Whom the Lion Seeks” as this year’s Fiction Prize Winner in the Dogwood Literary Prize. Lampman will receive $1,000 and her story will be published in Dogwood’s 2019 edition, due out in late May. » More …

Honors Faculty Fellow Sergey Lapin receives Arete Award from WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Sergey Lapin

Honors Faculty Fellow Sergey Lapin receives Arete Award from WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Sergey LapinHonors Faculty Fellow Sergey Lapin received the Arete Award from the WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Arete Awards are given annually to three outstanding faculty members nominated by students in the Greek community. Dr. Lapin regularly teaches several popular Honors classes, including a seminar on scientific innovation and interdisciplinarity (HONORS 390), a seminar on Russian language, culture and history (HONORS 380), and the Honors Calculus courses. As one of his nomination letters said, “His honors classes always have a waitlist and if you don’t sign up right when enrollment begins you will not get in!”

Honors Assistant Clinical Professor Annie Lampman named NCHC Poetry Master Class facilitator

Annie Lampman

Honors Assistant Clinical Professor Annie Lampman named NCHC Poetry Master Class facilitator

E. Annie LampmanProfessor Annie Lampman will lead the Poetry Master Class at the 2018 National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Boston, MA, November 7-11. NCHC Master Classes offer small, arts-based, performance workshops in Drama, Film, Music, and Poetry. Select honors students from across the nation work with expert facilitators and fellow honors students at the NCHC conference each year, honing their craft, learning new techniques, networking, and finally presenting at a culminating Master Class Showcase event. » More …

Annie Lampman to Present at Honors Conference in Atlanta

Annie Lampman

Annie Lampman to Present at Honors Conference in Atlanta

E. Annie LampmanNearly 2,000 Students & Faculty to Attend NCHC Annual Event

Lincoln, NE, October 12, 2017– Annie Lampman, Clinical Assistant Professor has been selected as a presenter during the 52nd annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-12, 2017.

The conference highlights student and faculty research presentations from across the nation, and provides training and development for honors program administrators. The conference theme, “Just Honors”, will explore how the honors faculty and students can address the issues of access, equity and technology as key partners in the community.  Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy, will provide the plenary address. » More …

Assistant Dean Robin Bond presents at International Virginia Woolf Conference

Assistant Dean Robin Bond presents at International Virginia Woolf Conference

Dr. Robin Bond of the Honors College, together with Dr. Trevor Bond of the Washington State University Libraries, traveled recently to Reading, England to present at the Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: ‘Virginia Woolf and the World of Books’. Their papers were part of a panel exploring the Personal Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, which belongs to the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections of the WSU Libraries in Pullman, Washington.
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WSU Provost Bernardo names Erdman, Fritz, Gerber, Graves, Gruen, Mariadoss, and Padowski as new Honors College Faculty Fellows

WSU Provost Bernardo names Erdman, Fritz, Gerber, Graves, Gruen, Mariadoss, and Padowski as new Honors College Faculty Fellows

PULLMAN, Wash.—Seven Washington State University faculty members have been selected to be in the second cohort of faculty fellows for the Honors College, as announced by Provost and Executive Vice President Daniel J. Bernardo.

“These are very involved educators who have made a remarkable impact on Honors’ students and initiatives, and we are pleased to recognize them with this prestigious title,” said Honors Dean M. Grant Norton. Their three-year appointments start May 16, 2017. » More …