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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at UW Oshkosh!

The University Honors Student Association (UHSA) creates an environment for Honors College as well as other UW Oshkosh students to thrive intellectually and socially through co-curricular activities designed to form well-rounded individuals in the program, the University, and the surrounding community. As a network of peers, the UHSA holds meetings, participates in the administration of The Honors College, plans social and cultural activities, and takes part in community service opportunities. Popular UHSA events include our fall “welcome” for incoming freshmen, biannual Pizza with Professors get-togethers, and volunteer and fundraising activities to support organizations near and far (including the Fox Valley Polar Plunge, Heifer International, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, stuffed animal collections and book drives for area hospitals, and the Shamrock Shuffle). 

The UHSA is a great way to become involved in student life at UW Oshkosh, and all Honors College students are encouraged to join!

You’re welcome to attend an upcoming meeting or event or to contact any of the Executive Board members (listed below) or Liz Taylor (taylore@uwosh.edu), UHSA’s advisor, for details.

Follow the UHSA on Facebook!

Also look for announcements on The Honors College’s Facebook page as well as on Instagram!

 

 

 

 

 

UHSA Meetings and Events

Email announcements and reminders for UHSA and Honors College events will be sent well beforehand. All Honors students are invited, and any other students and friends are welcome to take part. More dates and details are forthcoming:

~ Fall 2022 ~

Tuesday, September 13: First meeting of the semester  in Oviatt House at 4:30 PM. Whether you would like to join the UHSA or are new to The Honors College and want information about our organization, all are welcome to attend.  If you are unable to attend the first meeting but would still like to join, please email Olivia Nedza at nedzao68@uwosh.edu so you can be added to our roster.

Thursday, September 22: Honors Convocation This year’s annual gathering of the Honors community will feature announcements from Dean Carlin and the UHSA as well as a keynote from our guest speaker (Courtney Bauder, Director of the Social Justice program). This signature Honors event will be held in Reeve Memorial Union 227BC and will begin at 5PM.

Wednesday, September 28: UHSA Welcome Event Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social in Scott Hall beginning at 4:30🍦 

Thursday, October 6: Pizza with Honors Alumni🍕 in Reeve Memorial Union 212 beginning at 5PM: Meet Honors Alum Dr. Anne Herlache, BS in Psychology and minor in History (2009) and MS in Experimental Psychology (2011), who will discuss her academic and professional journey from Winneconne to Ames, Iowa, to Washington, DC, where she works as a psychologist and leads a team at the Partnership and Innovation Lab in the research division at the Internal Revenue Service. 

UHSA Executive Board Members 2022-2023

President Olivia Nezda nedzao68@uwosh.edu
Vice President Megan LaFond lafonm54@uwosh.edu
Treasurer Sarah Schaefer  schaes52@uwosh.edu
OSA Representative Open  
Social Media Manager Open  
Fundraising Open  
     
     
UHSA Advisor  Liz Taylor taylore@uwosh.edu

 

Interested in serving on the UHSA’s Executive Board?

Participating in a student organization is a great way to get more involved in campus life, improve leadership skills, and gain practical experience while you’re enrolled in college. UHSA Executive Board members organize events for their peers and service activities for the community. They also provide a direct link from Honors students to The Honors College administration: they offer Honors faculty, staff, and Council members a vital perspective, and their ideas and suggestions contribute significantly to the success of the College.

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Samples of previously held UHSA events and gatherings:

~ 2020 ~

Dr. Heike Alberts, Professor of Geography,  is this semester’s Pizza with Professors guest on Tuesday, February 25, in Reeve 221 at 4:00. Pizza is FREE!

~ 2019 ~

Stress Relief on Thursday, April 25, at 5:00 on the Oviatt House lawn. There is no better therapy than hanging out with your Honors friends and meeting their pets (Betty, Murray, and Zoe)!

Annual Teddy Bear Drive – We’ll continue collecting new stuffed animals in the Honors Student Lounge through Friday, April 19. All donations will be delivered to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where they will be kept on hand for children receiving medical treatment.

The Honors Squad will hit the road on Saturday, March 16, for the Shamrock Shuffle!

Professor of Biology Dr. Shelly Michalski, is this semester’s Pizza with Professors guest! Tuesday, March 5, in Reeve 212 at 5:00. Pizza is FREE!

~ 2017 ~

Friday, October 6: Honors Alum Adam Nothem (Biology major and Chemistry minor, Spring 2011) is returning to campus to give a presentation to the Honors community at 2:00 in Sage 2215 after serving all over Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer the last few years.