Honorable Messenger
Honorable Messenger

Hello Honorables,

We hope that everyone has fun and safe plans to unplug and relax during Thanksgiving break! The Honors Program will be closed on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th

Today's edition of the Honorable Messenger brings you some important deadlines, information about great upcoming events, and reminders about Honors Program requirements. If you are interested in submitting content for the Honorable Messenger, you can do so by clicking the button below.

Don't forget to mask up, be safe, but have fun with your classes!

Announcements and Events

Apply for Honors Scholarships

The Honors Scholarship application is now open! To access the online universal application, visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal and click here to learn more about the Honors scholarships! Other questions? Contact Camille Socarras, Honors Scholarships Coordinator at camille-socarras@uiowa.edu

Lunch & Learn with UI Volunteer Coordinator Lindsey Meyer

Join UI's Volunteer Advisor, Lindsey Meyer for a virtual Lunch and Learn on volunteer advising on Wednesday, December 2 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. She will be sharing about the value of serving our community and opportunities to connect with local non-profits to fulfill the organizations' volunteer needs. Please register in advance HERE

Become an Honors Outreach Ambassador

The Honors Program is accepting applications for new Honors Outreach Ambassadors! Honors Outreach Ambassadors earn course/experiential learning credit for sharing their knowledge and experience of the Honors Program with prospective students and their families. Please fill out the following form by November 20 at 11:59 PM if you are interested in joining the team. You will be notified of your application status by Sunday, November 29. 

Fill Out the International Student Experience Survey

The purpose of this survey is to better understand international students’ experience in areas such as academics, off-campus housing, health and well-being, employment, and other areas so far into the semester. USG and the International Student Advisory Board plan to use the data to advocate on actions and resources to improve international students’ experience. Take the survey here.

New Classes for Spring 2021

New Honors Class for Spring 2021!

Honors Program Associate Director Dr. Emily Hill will be teaching a class next spring on High Ability College Students and Wellness. This 2 s.h. class will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 – 1:20 PM via synchronous zoom sessions. There will be a focus on mental health, touching on various areas such as impostor syndrome, existential depression, and the intersectionality of giftedness, mental health, gender, and race. If you have any questions, contact emily-d-hill@uiowa.edu.

Conversation Practicum for Spring 2021

The UI Conversation Center works to build informal and intercultural communication skills at Iowa and welcomes all confident English-speakers to enroll in a fun & fulfilling online service-learning class, RHET:2090 Conversation Practicum. Students train for 3 weeks with campus experts and then become hosts for conversation programs with predominantly international students based in Iowa City and abroad. For questions, email Dr. Ben Hassman (benjamin-hassman@uiowa.edu), and Dr. Sonja Mayrhofer (sonja-mayrhofer@uiowa.edu).

From the Blog

Discover Internships: Public Policy

Are you interested in the concrete ways individuals can make change in their communities? Click here to read Laura Widman’s internship narrative! In it, Laura recounts the work they did with the Roosevelt Network regarding housing issues in Iowa City, how this work changed with the arrival of COVID-19, and the useful skills they gained while working on this project.

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