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Honors alumnus, artist, Michael Schultheis returns to WSU to present work in Schnitzer Museum exhibition

Schultheis and sculpture

Honors alumnus, artist, Michael Schultheis returns to WSU to present work in Schnitzer Museum exhibition

Artist and Washington State University alumnus, Michael Schultheis finds dynamic synergies in the languages of math and art. An economist and mathematician, with experience in the academic and corporate worlds, Schultheis employs analytical formulae within his luminous paintings. While the equations themselves offer a form of mathematical purity, Schultheis’ art subjugates this precision into imperfect visions, leaving room for metaphor, storytelling, and beauty. His canvases often have the appearance of chalkboards filled progressively with mathematical notations and three-dimensional geometries, that pay homage to Greek mathematicians Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid and Archimedes. Fusing the abstract and observed, the rational and the experiential, Schultheis has forged an interdisciplinary, even holistic, practice, connecting us all in its expression. » More …

Nominations, applications sought for WSU Honors College Faculty Fellows

Nominations, applications sought for WSU Honors College Faculty Fellows

Washington State University faculty members who make significant contributions to the Honors College and its students can be nominated or apply through Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 to become a member of the fourth cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows.

“Exceptional faculty across the university support our mission and have an important impact on Honors College students. Through the Faculty Fellow courtesy title, we are pleased to recognize them publicly,” said Honors College Associate Dean David Shier. » More …

A deeper look inside WSU students undergraduate research experience

Madison Armstrong

A deeper look inside WSU students undergraduate research experience

Madison Armstrong has spent much of her time experiencing the world through research and scientific exploration. To say that she has been involved in an abundance of research experiences, would be a massive understatement.

Armstrong is a senior in the WSU Honor’s College, studying Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, with a minor in Genetics and Cell Biology. » More …

WSU offers veterinary medicine students an accelerated honors program

Claire Stein

WSU offers veterinary medicine students an accelerated honors program

Emily Austin
Emily Austin, WSU Zoology Sophomore

Students who are dedicated to a profession in veterinary medicine can gain early admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program and become a veterinarian in just seven years.

The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Honors College have partnered up to provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities for students over the years. This includes an accelerated seven-year veterinary program through the Honors College. » More …

Happiness as a Skill Offered in Honors

Jon and Gretchen Jones

Happiness as a Skill Offered in Honors

Jon and Gretchen JonesAlumni Jon (’93) and Gretchen (’94) Jones have established a fund in the Honors College at Washington State University to create the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence (MESI) Certificate in Honors. The purpose of the MESI certificate is to teach happiness as a skill and provide Honors students with tools to improve their performance, relationships, health, and happiness. Through innovative coursework, workshops, local and global community outreach efforts, and guest speakers, the MESI certificate will teach students mindfulness, self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and compassion. » 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!”

Involved student receives Undergraduate Rising Star Award

Nam Nguyen

Involved student receives Undergraduate Rising Star Award

Nam Nguyen
Nam Nguyen awarded the NASPA Region V Undergraduate Rising Star Award.
Nam Nguyen, a Washington State University international business and marketing student, has been awarded the Region V Undergraduate Rising Star Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Nguyen received the award this month during the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education’s Western Regional Conference in Sacramento, California. » More …

The 2018 WSU Ethics Bowl

"The Kantsequentialists" group photo.

The 2018 WSU Ethics Bowl

"The Kantsequentialists" group photo.
Pictured (“H” indicates Honors College student): BACK ROW: Sydney Hardly (H), Mia Kennedy (H), Aidan Harris, Claire Stein (H), Aiyana Price (H); FRONT ROW: Will O’Connor (H), Nathan Nicol, Caitlin Boss, Regine Meeks (H), Elizabeth Foster.

The WSU Ethics Bowl team at the Northwest Regional competition at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma on Nov. 10th, coached by Honors faculty member Nathan Nicol.

The WSU Ethics Bowl team (“The Kantsequentialists”) competed at The Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl Tournament this past Saturday, November 10. This year it was held at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. The event was a great success in every respect except, well, winning. We did not win this year. The team from Whitworth (“The Philosoraptors”) won this year. Nevertheless, we had three hard fought matches, many interesting discussions, and met some nice folks on the other teams. On Sunday, we had an excellent brunch where several parents came to join us, and the rest was all tranquility.

Honors College Students Named September Student-Athletes of the Month

Hayden Schmidt and Emma DahlineHonors College Students Named September Student-Athletes of the Month

Washington State football’s Hayden Schmidt and soccer’s Emma Dahline have been named the Academic Services Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2018.

A redshirt junior safety on the field, Schmidt (Mount Vernon, Wash.) is academically a senior majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in Spanish. He is enrolled in the Honors College and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Schmidt has a 3.73 grade point average, which he’s balanced while earning IFC Greek of the Year in 2017. » More …