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What's New at Honors

October 31, 2016 to November 06, 2016

In this issue

Transit Services Hiring Bus Drivers

Lecture: Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

CHC Hiring Communications Assistants

New Winter Course: Psychological and Academic Benefits of Sports and Physical Activity for Youth

Apply to the Grassroots Community Organizing, Anthro 380!

Second Annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Dean Gretchen Gerzina Hosts Radio Program "Britain's Black Past"

Louis Graham Receives $2.3 Million Grant

CHC Writing Coach is Available

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Session

Register for Finance 197P, Personal Finance: Smart Money

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Info Session

Deadline: Submission of Honors Course Contracts

Thanksgiving Recess

Friday Class Schedule

Holiday - Veterans' Day

Registration for Spring 2017 Semester Begins

Internships and Employment

Transit Services Hiring Bus Drivers

UMass Amherst Transit Services is seeking prospective bus drivers. Bus drivers will be trained to receive the Class B Commercial Driver's License to operate the buses. All associated license fees... Read More

CHC Hiring Communications Assistants

Commonwealth Honors College seeks two Honors students with exceptional writing skills to serve as communications assistants beginning in the spring 2017 semester. Orientation and training will begin... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

Lecture: Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita at Spelman College, will present Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race in the 21st Century... Read More

Thanksgiving Recess

No classes will be held Sunday, November 20 through Sunday, November 27. Classes resume Monday, November 28.

Friday Class Schedule

A Friday class schedule will be followed on Wednesday, November 16.

Holiday - Veterans' Day

No classes will be held on Friday, November 11.

Registration for Spring 2017 Semester Begins

Registration for the spring 2017 semester begins on November 7.

Academic Opportunities

New Winter Course: Psychological and Academic Benefits of Sports and Physical Activity for Youth

Interested in how exercise can benefit the mind? Want to learn how to make those benefits accessible to all school-aged chidlren? Take EDUC 397JA this winter. Earn 3 credits with this online course,... Read More

Apply to the Grassroots Community Organizing, Anthro 380!

Are you interested in social justice, activism, and community organizing? You might be interested in applying for Grassroots Community Organizing, a 5-credit honors class with an Alternative Spring... Read More

Register for Finance 197P, Personal Finance: Smart Money

Prepare for you financial future this winter. Learn how to budget, manage credit, invest, and plan for retirement.  No pre-requisites. Must be comfortable with Excel. Registration begins October 19. 

Second Annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library

UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff are invited to register for the second annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The Tower Run offers the opportunity to run the 440 steps of the Du... Read More

Achievements and Accolades

Dean Gretchen Gerzina Hosts Radio Program "Britain's Black Past"

Gretchen Gerzina, Commonwealth Honors College Dean and Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography, hosted the radio program "Britain's Black Past" on BBC radio. The series explores the lives of black... Read More

Louis Graham Receives $2.3 Million Grant

Louis Graham, Commonwealth Honors College professor and assistant professor of community health education, is the lead investigator on a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's... Read More

Announcements

CHC Writing Coach is Available

The CHC writing coach can help with your midterms, final papers, and drafts of your honors thesis! Drop in or schedule an appointment with the coach, who can review your papers and assist with... Read More

Deadline: Submission of Honors Course Contracts

Students must use CHC PATHS to submit spring 2017 course contracts for an Honors Independent Study (ISH) or an Honors Thesis/Project (499Y/T/P) no later than Wednesday, December 14.

Scholarships and Support

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Session

Find out about the renowned Harry S. Truman Scholarship, awarding up to $30,000 to students pursuing graduate studies in public service-related fields. Truman scholar Jacob Miller and Professor Susan... Read More

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Info Session

Learn about the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores and juniors wishing to pursue a research career in STEM disciplines. Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne, director of ONSA,... Read More

Events This Week

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Info Session 10/31/2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm CHC Events Hall

 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Session 11/02/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm CHC Events Hall

 

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