Message from Director Don Mykles
Welcome back Honors students! The Honors staff and faculty are looking forward to your return to campus for the spring semester. We hope you all had a great winter break.
Our students continue to excel academically. The FA13 class of 380 students earned an average 3.64 cumulative GPA, with 80 students (21%) earning a 4.0. For all 1514 Honors students, the average cumulative GPA was 3.62 last semester. Way to go!
The seminars continue to grow as the program grows. We are offering 16 HONR 193 seminars, 6 HONR 392 seminars, and 7 HONR 492 seminars. We welcome back Dr. Bob Richburg, emeritus Honors professor, who will teach his popular 492 seminar on the brain and creative problem solving. Dr. Roze Hentschell, Professor of English, will teach a new 193 seminar on Shakespeare and Film. Dr. Pam Vaughan-Knaus will teach a new 193 seminar on Got Lincoln? From the Cradle to the Grave: Abraham Lincoln, A Retrospective. I will be teaching a 392 seminar on Myth Busters: Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Nonsense for the first time. In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research & Artistry, Mary Swanson is offering a HONR 495 independent study on Writing for Graduate and Professional School. For a complete listing, go to this link: http://www.honors.colostate.edu/spring-courses#honr193. In addition, there are 213 students enrolled in Pre-Thesis (HONR 399) and 122 students enrolled in Senior Thesis (HONR 499). The staff does an amazing job managing the Honors curriculum, but it is our tremendous faculty who excel in delivering outstanding, discussion-based courses.
Finally, I want to welcome Dr. Cori Wong to the Honors Program staff. As the Honors Academic Support Coordinator, Cori is responsible for developing the Honors curriculum, advising Honors students, and recruiting new students with diverse academic interests and personal backgrounds. She graduated from the Honors Program in 2008 and recently earned a dual Ph.D. in philosophy and women’s studies from Penn State University in 2013. We are thrilled to have her back!
The goal of the Honors Program is to provide an enriched educational program of study for academically talented and motivated students at Colorado State University. Honors students benefit from small, discussion-based seminars taught by some of the University's finest faculty members, personalized academic advising, priority enrollment, opportunities for leadership, research and community service, and special scholarships. Many Honors students choose to live in one of our Residential Learning Communities.
If this sounds like the sort of college experience you are searching for, then the University Honors Program could be for you!
The Honors program is open to students in all majors and offers a flexible curriculum through two curricular options.