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Bearcat Bound Orientation 2009 Parents


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Bearcat Bound Orientation 2009 Parents

  1. 1. Welcome parents and guests! There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings. - Hodding Carter University Honors Program
  2. 2. University Honors Vision An academically challenging environment where passionate professors and peers inspire one another to learn more, do more and be more. Students are given freedom to explore interests and support to achieve goals and dreams. University Honors Program
  3. 3. University Honors Mission To enrich the educational experience of academically talented students through curricular and co-curricular experiences focused on: • Community Engagement • Global Studies • Leadership • Research & Creative Arts University Honors Program
  4. 4. Honors FYE Components Leadership Retreat • September 17-18 • Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center • Peer mentoring • All incoming students encouraged to participate! • Space is limited, register now! University Honors Program
  5. 5. Honors FYE Components • English 101H and 102H with community engagement component • Gateway to University Honors (38HNRS110H) • Create e-portfolio University Honors Program
  6. 6. Requirements Beyond the First Year Required in “middle years” • 6 Honors experiences • honors seminars or other approved courses • honors experiential learning projects • Honors version of mid-career writing course (15ENGL289H) • Continued development of e-portfolio Required GPA • 3.4 cumulative University GPA University Honors Program
  7. 7. Is this possible for my student? Yes! • Requirements allow for flexibility • Honors advisor helps students plan wisely • Honors seminars fulfill general education requirements • Experiential learning projects integrate into whole experience University Honors Program
  8. 8. University Honors Themes • Community Engagement • Global Studies • Leadership • Research & Creative Arts University Honors Program
  9. 9. Honors seminars 300-level courses with experiential component Appalachian Culture and Intercultural Communication University Honors Program
  10. 10. Honors seminars Business Etiquette and Professional Image University Honors Program
  11. 11. Honors seminars Nicaraguan Culture and Social Service University Honors Program
  12. 12. Honors seminars Jurassic Acoustics: Hearing and Sound Production Through The Ages William Morris and His World University Honors Program
  13. 13. Honors Experiential Learning Projects Community Engagement • Alternative break trips • Long-term service commitment with significant reflective component • Organizing large-scale service program like Relay for Life University Honors Program
  14. 14. Honors experiential learning projects Global Studies • Study abroad • International co-op • Engineers Without Borders • Serve Beyond Cincinnati International Trips University Honors Program
  15. 15. Honors experiential learning projects Leadership • Co-ops and internships • Peer Leader programs • LeaderShape • Significant leadership contribution to a student organization including college tribunals, Greek life, etc. University Honors Program
  16. 16. Honors experiential learning projects Research and Creative Arts •Undergraduate research resulting in presentation or being published •Programs such as WISE and SURF •Participating in intensive arts program, such as Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive University Honors Program
  17. 17. Interdisciplinary capstones Live Well Collaborative Studios – Students work with faculty and corporations to conduct research and develop ideas for the 50+ age segment within an interdisciplinary environment Ensuring Environmental Sustainability – Students explore culturally appropriate technology for providing safe drinking water in rural India, with travel to India after the course ends University Honors Program
  18. 18. Honors Events Pizza and Profs Taste of the World Honors Goes to Broadway University Honors Program
  19. 19. Honors = Opportunities • University Honors Association • Lounge, computer lab & study room • Honors housing • Priority registration • University Honors medal and designation University Honors Program
  20. 20. University Honors Graduation University Honors Program
  21. 21. Staying Connected • Holiday and Finals week treatbags and birthday cakes (on-campus residents only) • Website: • Student Listservs • UC-Honors and UC-Honors-UHA • Announcements on classes, opportunities, deadlines, registration information, etc. University Honors Program
  22. 22. Facebook and Linkedin University Honors Program
  23. 23. University Honors Staff • Raj Mehta, Director ( • Debbie Brawn, Director of Programs and Administration ( • Jessica King, Senior Admissions Officer ( • Jen Lile, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor ( • Rich Robles, Assistant Director for FYE & Leadership Programs ( • Tricia Yee, Executive Staff Assistant ( University Honors Program
  24. 24. Thank you for being here! We look forward to working with your students as they reach their goals at UC! Sincerely, The University Honors Program team University Honors Program
  25. 25. Questions? University Honors Program