Notices and Events

A note on the passing of Professor Jennifer Cook

Dear Honors Community,

It is with deep sadness that I tell you that Professor Jennifer Cook of the English Department was killed in a car accident last week. Many of you know Jenn as an instructor for Writing 100H and were no doubt inspired by her combination of warmth, caring, and rigor. Her class evaluations were always among the very best in the program and consistently described her as a friend and confidant, as well as a mentor. She is survived by her spouse, Moira Collins, whom many of you also know as a much-respected teacher of Writing 100H. Jenn will be greatly missed.

Spencer Hall

Northeast Regional Honors Conference Meeting:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4-7, 2013

The website for the Philadelphia Conference is up at Outside deadline for submitting paper, discussion, or poster proposals is November 21, 2012. Use the "Call for Proposals" tab for information and the "registration" tab to submit a proposal. Remember to send a copy of the proposal to Dr. Hall.

The RIC Honors Program will subsidize travel, hotel, registration, and food for students presenting at the conference. Please get in touch with Dr. Hall for details.

Departmental Honors Projects

Funding is available to support departmental honors projects. See Departmental Honors Projects category on the left.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honor organization that focuses on scholarship, leadership, and service. Students with GPA's of 3.4 or higher and who rank in the top 20% of their class are automatically invited to join during the freshman/sophomore years. NSCS has chapters at 229 colleges and universities nationwide.For more information about the NSCS, check their website at Outside

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