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Employee Spotlight: Kevin Walden

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Kevin Walden works in the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR), working with students to help them explore undergraduate research and their future careers. A first-generation student from West Virginia, Kevin appreciates how important mentorship can be for students. “I think of myself and how I first came to the University, and I didn’t really know what I was doing. I just really loved having these advisors take an interest in me and they took it upon themselves to see that I would succeed,” Kevin said. “And I feel that is the role that our office plays for students.”

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Spring 2021: Mid-Semester Book Club Courses

Want to earn an additional Honors credit this semester and learn more about an interesting topic? Consider adding one of these mid-semester book club courses to your schedule! Classes start the week of March 15-19.

In the course “Love in a Time of Affliction,” students will investigate, with the help of readings and media from various sources, how human relations (romantic, familial, friendship and social) are affected by, and how they can survive, during times of severe trial such as pandemics, oppressive political regimes, war etc. Through a discussion enriched by our own personal experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, the aim of the course is to get to a deeper understanding of the nature of human relationships, and to strengthening our ability to cope with and respond to such times of trial.

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Cookies & Conversation: Alumni Edition with Dr. Jeff Freeman

Join us to meet Dr. Jeff Freeman, WVU Honors College alumnus and our special guest.

Dr. Freeman is a member of the Senior Professional Staff in the National Health Mission of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which is the nation’s largest and longest-serving University Affiliated Research Center. In this role, Dr. Freeman serves in both management and technical positions as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager for the National Health Mission’s Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program. The mission of his program is to fundamentally transform the way the world prevents, detects and responds to health threats in all environments. Dr. Freeman also leads APL’s Disaster Response Corps, which enables APL staff and technologies to be leveraged in response to disasters and other critical events.

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Voting Behavior — How External Factors Influence Decision-Making in 2020

The 2020 presidential election is less than one day away. According to many experts, America is currently experiencing a time of heightened political polarization, something defined by the Pew Research Center as “the vast and growing gap between liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats.”

Many external factors are currently contributing to political polarization within the United States. They are affecting you and me, perhaps without us even realizing it, and that is why I wanted to talk about it with associate professor Robert Crichlow prior to tomorrow’s election.

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