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Activities

Activities

  • At the top of the Willis Tower, Chicago, while on break from the NCHC national conference

    At the top of the Willis Tower, Chicago, while on break from the NCHC national conference

  • Aproned volunteers at the Gardens Alive community event

    Aproned volunteers at the Gardens Alive community event

  • Alumni presenters at 2016 Honors Symposium

    Alumni presenters at 2016 Honors Symposium

  • Choosing clothes for immigrants in McAllen, TX on social justice trip

    Choosing clothes for immigrants in McAllen, TX on social justice trip

Within the program students have created a learning community in which they are comfortable sharing ideas, exploring new topics and activities, and just having fun together. Read the March 2017August and November 2016 newsletters to get a sampling of what we do. And of course, discover more by looking at the other pages under this section. 

One program we look forward to every spring is the annual Honors Symposium, where students present the results of their original research and creative projects. Subjects are diverse and range across many disciplines. In spring 2016 we heard about the development of the nocturne as a musical form, cultural donation trends in San Antonio, and music pedagogy techniques. Each year we have several biology and chemistry topics on view. The symposium is always free and the public is invited. Watch the Honors calendar for a late March date.

Study Abroad in Heidelberg 

The UIW Honors Program was in Heidelberg, Germany in June 2016 for our first honors courses overseas. Our European Study Center is in a beautiful residential location near the center of town, and the Summer I honors semester included planned excursions each week, which include local businesses and museums, trips to Worms, Strasbourg and more. Heidelberg itself is a beautiful college city with easy access to many other points in Germany and beyond. More information on the ESC can be found in this brochure. We plan our next ESC classes in June 2018. Next on the agenda is a trip to Europe in spring 2017 with our Social & Political Thought class.