Attention CHP Transfer Students: Spring Transfer Advising Workshop!

April 17, 2017

First-Year Transfer Students: Come to the Spring Advising Workshop on Monday, April 24th from  5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Student Services II, room 1010. **Attendance is mandatory for honors transfer students admitted to the CHP via application during winter 2017.** (Attendance is optional for all other first-year transfer students.)

The workshop will focus on preparing for post-graduation, covering topics such as applying to graduate and professional schools, preparing for the job search, and getting involved in the  CHP. Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP and complete the topic survey by Wednesday, April 19th.

Continuing Transfer Students: We need you to volunteer for this spring’s Transfer Advising Workshop! First-year transfer students will  appreciate hearing your experiences and get insight into preparing for post-graduation as well as getting involved in the CHP and at UCI. Volunteers are needed to chat and answer questions during the opening Q&A session: 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24th. Please fill out this online sign-up sheet asap to let us know if you are able to help out. Thanks!


NAR Call for Submissions

April 17, 2017

CHP’s creative works journal is now accepting submissions for its spring issue. We accept all kinds of works, including but not limited to: poems, photographs, paintings, short stories, digital art, etc. Get the chance to be published online or in print, to be showcased for years to come. Submissions are due by midnight on May 12th to narchp@gmail.com. Check out our website to see past issues!


CHSC Elections and Applications

April 17, 2017

Nominations begin this week!  Already an honors student so why not be an honors leader?  Think of all the events you’ve loved this year – coffee hour, hummus core, pumpkin decorating, and much more.  Now is your chance to get involved and help plan and develop these events.  2017-2018 Campuswide Honors Program Student Council (CHSC) elections and applications are just around the corner!  The exciting season to form our new council will begin with President and Vice President nominations for the upcoming year at the CHSC meeting on Wednesday, April 19th, at 5 p.m. The other CHSC Executive Council applications will open on Wednesday, April 19th and close at 12pm on Monday, May 8th. For more information, check out the Spring Involvement Addendum!


Sustainable Societies: A New CHP Course Track

April 17, 2017

Beginning in Fall 2017 the Campuswide Honors Program will be offering a new, additional honors curricular track open to all majors called Sustainable Societies, to be taken in the sophomore and junior years, beginning fall 2017 and ending spring 2019. Taken after completing Honors Humanities Core in the freshman year, this new track consists of six sequential courses (one per quarter) that would be taken instead of Honors Social Science and Science Core.

The Sustainable Societies track is team taught by top faculty from a variety of disciplines, examining the topic from two broad perspectives:
•     Exploring the features of societies/nations that lead some to prosperity, freedom and a high quality of life, while others decline; demonstrating how innovation, prosperity, flexibility, and a forward thinking perspective allow societies to address challenges effectively.
•     Exploring the underpinnings of several of the challenges that modern societies currently face and, importantly, engaging students to work together on solutions to these challenges.

Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Societies CHP course track.  If you are interested in the new course track and would like to receive more information about it, please complete this survey.


Office Hour Update

April 17, 2017

Please make note of the following office hour updates and closures:

  • PAA Malcolm’s Thursday, April 20 office hours will change to 9:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. for this week only.
  • The Locus will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21st.

CHP Awards for Graduating Seniors

April 10, 2017

Graduating seniors (fall 2016, winter 2017, spring 2017, and summer 2017) are eligible to apply for two awards conferred by the CHP:

  • UCI Libraries’ Nellie Ansley Reeves & CHP Research/Thesis Award recognizes outstanding honors thesis projects by graduating seniors. Up to four $250 awards will be given. For more information and to apply, please click here. Deadline: May 8
  • The McWilliams Renaissance Award recognizes one honors students who demonstrates a passion for learning (not restricted to academic fields), expertise in a number of different areas, and universal curiosity. For more information, please click here. Deadline: May 15

Giving Day

April 10, 2017

On April 12, members of the UCI community will join together for an extraordinary day of giving back. Giving Day, a 24-hour giving campaign, is a chance for Anteaters everywhere to come together to show their pride and provide essential funding to support students and shape UCI.  A gift to the CHP on Giving Day will be matched by donors, so every little bit helps!  Even $5 will make a difference for current and future CHP students.  Mark your calendar and make your gift on 4-12-17 at http://bit.ly/chpgivingday.  Thank you!


CHP Yearbook: Submit your Photos and Messages EXTENDED 4/14

April 10, 2017

The Yearbook wants your photos! We would love to feature you and your CHP friends and honors hall-mates, so please submit photos of happenings at CHP events or in CHP housing at https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/CHPYearbook2017

Seniors, don’t forget to submit a senior message! The next time that you are hanging out in the Locus, fill out a message form and drop it in the Yearbook Planetary Box. You may also submit a senior message online at: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/YearbookSeniorMessages


CHP Student Ambassadors

April 10, 2017

Love Honors Experience Day? Want to talk to prospective students every day—and get paid for it? Apply to be a CHP Ambassador!

Assisting with the recruitment of prospective students, CHP Ambassadors are paid CHP employees who provide a personal perspective on student life at UCI and in the CHP. They serve as panelists at recruitment events and booths, meet with prospective students, and generate media and web content such as the CHP Prospective Student site and the CHP Student Stories blog.

CHP Ambassadors must be members in good standing of the Campuswide Honors Program for at least two quarters. Salary is $10 an hour.  Applications are due on Wednesday, April 26th at 11:59 p.m.

For more information about the CHP Ambassador position: http://honors.uci.edu/chp-ambassadors/
To apply to become a CHP Ambassador: https://eee.uci.edu/survey/chpambassador


CHSC Executive Council Elections

April 10, 2017

Already an honors student so why not be an honors leader? Think of all the events you’ve loved this year – coffee hour, hummus core, pumpkin decorating, and much more.  Now is your chance to get involved and help plan and develop these events.  2017-2018 Campuswide Honors Program Student Council (CHSC) elections and applications are just around the corner!

The exciting season to form our new council will begin with President and Vice President nominations for the upcoming year at the CHSC meeting on Wednesday, April 19th, from 5pm-6pm.  Come out to this meeting if you’d like to nominate someone, nominate yourself, or just see who is nominated for the positions!  Please keep in mind that in order to hold President/Vice President positions next year you must have held a CHSC executive position and have experience planning events/programs.  For details in regards to requirements please look at the CHSC constitution under article III.  You can find the CHSC constitution here.

Looking to be on council but maybe in a role other than President or Vice President?  If you are interested in being Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Design Chair, Social Chair, Academic Chair, Fundraising Chair, or Community Service Chair applications will open on Wednesday, April 19th and close at 12pm on Monday, May 8th.  In order to apply for any of these positions you MUST attend at least THREE CHSC meetings prior to applying.  CHSC meetings are every Wednesday at 5pm in the Locus.  The details and expectations of these roles are available in the CHSC constitution linked above.

CHSC is a great way to influence and help the honors community you know and love!  Unsure of whether to apply?  Come to a meeting to check us out!  We love meeting new faces and appreciate new voices and opinions!  If you have any questions feel free to speak with any current council members about their experience or email current President Vicky Nguyen (victorbn@uci.edu) or Vice President Rosalind (Rosie) Ball (raball@uci.edu).

Be a leader and make your next year with the CHP the best it can be! 🙂


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