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Summer 2022 REU at the University of Central Florida

Students at West Virginia University are invited to participate in the  NSF-DoD REU Site: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms (HYPER) at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

HYPER addresses challenges in aerospace travel and energy production, advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight. 

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Spring 2022: Honors Courses with Available Seats

Below, please find a list of several Honors (HONR) courses which still have available seats that you may be interested in taking.

Currently, the HONR courses with available seats fall into four categories: 3 credits whole semester; 1 credit whole semester; 1 credit first eight weeks; and 1 credit last eight-weeks courses. Below please find courses within each of these options.

The Road to Inequality
Instructor: Stefanie Hines
Time and location: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM TTH | Agricultural Sciences Building | Room 1010
CRN: 16895
This course examines the history of systemic racism in land ownership and property rights in the United States, from conflicts between early settlers and Native Americans to today.
Arthurdale, WV Matters
Instructor: Renee Nicholson, Mike Walsh
Time and location: 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM TTH | Woodburn Hall | Room G10
CRN: 16896
This course teaches students how to connect with historical sites and the non-profit organizations and people who run them.
Materials For the Future
Instructor: John Craynon
Time and location: 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM MWF | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 176
CRN: 16894
This course charges students with examining the challenges of meeting today’s needs for raw materials and energy while also taking into account geopolitical issues and growing concerns of global climate change. 
Service in Tutoring
HONR 245
Instructor: Landon Southerly
Time and location: 4 – 5:15 p.m.;  T | Life Sciences Building | Room G21
CRN: 18372

Sport & Society 
SEP 298A
Instructor: Eugen Nagy
Time and location: 4 - 5:15 p.m.; TTH | Woodburn Hall | Room G16
CRN: 18215
Discover the fascinating intersections between sports, politics, society, culture, history and economy around the world. For more information, contact Prof. Eugen L. Nagy at

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Honors Foundations Spotlight: Jillian Blair

Jillian Blair comes from a family of West Virginia born Mountaineers, from her sister, who recently graduated from WVU, to her brother who will join her at WVU next year. Jillian is an environmental & energy resources management major and double minor in sustainable design and geology.

As a second-year student, Jillian said that after last year’s less traditional year, she’s tried to use this year to become as involved as she can on campus. 

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Honors Student Workers Wanted

The Honors College is seeking to fill three communications student worker positions for Spring 2022: Social Media, Honors Website, and Honors Newsletters. These students will work with the Communications and Marketing team to tell the Honors College story. 

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Students for Reproductive Justice Collection

Moving residence halls or apartments? Cleaning out your dorm room? Want to take less stuff home over winter break? Don’t throw your things out! The Students for Reproductive Justice student organization is hosting a collection drive this fall and in the early spring to collect items for individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are unhoused, and those who are seeking safety in domestic violence shelters in our region. Items collected will be going to local resources like Pantry Plus More and the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC).

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