West Virginia Legislative Internship Opportunity for Spring 2018

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) is seeking legislative interns for the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, generally January through the end of April or early May.

Students must be currently enrolled in political science, public administration, pre-law, or journalism programs. Interns should be prepared to work standard office hours, five days per week, and are responsible for securing their own lodging in Charleston for the duration of the internship. The agency supervises two students who serve as legislative interns for the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature.

Interested students should submit their resumes by Oct. 31.

Interns attend daily floor sessions and education-related committee meetings during the regular 60-day session of the Legislature, and provide written reports of the debates and bill summaries to the HEPC’s senior staff at the end of the day. The students obtain copies of legislation and related materials, track bills and policy discussions, and they help monitor higher education legislation that is introduced and debated throughout the legislative process.

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Honors Add-On Course Offering Hands-On Emergency Department Experience Spring 2018

The course Clinical Research Methods and Practice (CHPR 440) will be offered this spring, providing students with a unique, hands-on experience in a busy academic emergency department (ED) and urgent care center, where many public health issues and problems, such as substance abuse, diabetes, and intimate partner violence are often encountered.

In addition to a didactic component covering various topics including research ethics, research design, and database considerations, students will have the opportunity to enroll patients in various research studies and administer data collection instruments. 

This course may especially of interest to students interested in pursuing a medical or health related career.

Interested students should plan to meet briefly with Prof. Steve Davis prior to enrollment to discuss specific course requirements. Students can receive honors credit for this course by registering for the Honors add-on section. 

Students can contact Prof. Steve Davis for more information.

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HSA Gift Basket Raffle Oct. 22-27

Members of the Honors Student Association will be selling raffle tickets to benefit hurricane disaster relief, 1 ticket for $5 and 3 tickets for $10. Local businesses have donated over $500 of merchandise and services to this effort, the proceeds of which will be donated to Direct Relief. The merchandise will be divided into four baskets of approximately $150 in value.

Tickets will be sold in the Mountainlair Food Court at the following times:

The drawing for the four baskets will occur on Monday, Oct. 30. You need not be present to win. 

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Honors Courses Spring 2018

Visit this page for information on selecting your Honors course for spring, including how to see all available Honors courses in STAR, as well as course descriptions for select Honors courses.

Check the Registrar's website for information on your priority registration date.

This page will be updated as information becomes available on course changes and new course offerings.


Starting to plan your schedule for Spring 2018? Consider taking one of the following classes to fulfill your Honors requirements.

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