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A Series of Profiled Students (Jennifer Stakich)

In our new series, we will be profiling Honors students! If you’re interested in being profiled let us know by leaving a comment, tweeting or Facebooking us!

WHO: Jennifer Stakich

WHAT:  President of Honors Student Association and Honors student assistant

Jennifer Stakich

Jennifer Stakich, the first profiled student in our new series!

FUTURE PLANS:Graduate on December 8 and attend law school in fall 2013.


FAVORITE SONG: Colder Weather, Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE QUOTE: “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.” (Washington Irving)

FAVORITE BOOK: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

INTERESTING FACT: Traveled to England, Scotland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary

CLAIM TO FAME: She has been President of HSA for a year and a half and has worked in the Honors College office for almost three years. Jennifer is the founding member of the Honors social media team and Editor-in-Chief of The Honora. She will be carrying the banner for Arts & Sciences at the December 2012 graduation ceremony.

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Honors Students Travel the World!

The Honors College is excited to announce that this summer we will have a study abroad experience JUST for Honors students!

Mike Savoie, Interim Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Johnson, Honors professor and German Historian, and Marie Elliot, a Mass Media professor, are organizing the trip. The trip is ten days (June 3-June 13) and is comprised of lots of travel and fun!

The courses offered are Honors 1990, Honors 3999 and  Honors 3330 (the Honors option). The professors are willing to work with you if you have a need that they can accomodate, either through a directed study or some other alternative. These courses will be seminar style!

The trip is also offered to Mass Media majors. The Media majors will be responsible for documenting the trip through video blogs and documentaries.

The students will be traveling to:

  • Germany

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Neuschwanstein Castle–One of the many places studenst will travel to!

  • the Swiss Alps 
  • Liechtenstein
  • Dachau
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

The total cost of the trip is only $3310! The price includes round trip flights, land transportation, hotels, sightseeing tours and any admission fees into museums or castles. (Yes, castles!)

As part of the Honors College requirements, honors students must fulfill a global experience, which can be accomplished through taking three years of a foreign language OR doing a study abroad.

The Honors College is hosting an information session at 6 pm on November 1st (TOMORROW) in Reade Hall’s lobby!

If you have any questions, comments or concers feel free to contact the Honors College by phone, Facebook, Twitter, email or just leave a comment!

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The Honors Student Association is hosting its infamous Haunted House on October 26, 27 and 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight

The theme for this year’s haunt is CARNIVALE. Tickets are three dollars and will support the Haven, a local emergency shelter with services for victims of family violence and sexual assault.

In the past, the Haunted House has raised more than $1400 to support local charities. The aim is to make this year’s haunt the most lucrative one yet.

If you’re looking for some spooks, stop by the VSU’s Honors House or rather the CARNIVALE!

Expect thrills, shrills and kills!

Look for updates and pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

*Note not suitable for small children.

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Welcome to the VSU Honors College blog!

Hi all,

Welcome to the official VSU Honors College blog! If you’re thinking about attending VSU and are interested in the Honors College, this is the place for you! We will post information about Honors as well as some student and faculty profiles. If you’re a current student, we’ll also post information relevant to you like study abroad opportunities and other interesting articles.

Check back next week for our first real post!

The Honors College Social Media team