The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed more than 100 new students into the Undergraduate Honors Program this fall. The program fosters intellectual community both within and across academic disciplines by offering special coursework, reading groups, and workshops to help students prepare for graduate school, advanced research, study abroad, and post-baccalaureate fellowships.
The college hosted an induction ceremony at NSU on August 21, 2011. On hand to officially welcome the program’s new members was Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the college. Rosenblum spoke about the Honors program’s values and how membership reflects a personal and academic commitment.
Students at the ceremony then each received an Honors pin and recited a pledge to uphold the program’s core academic values and goals. More than 200 students and family members attended the event. Also in attendance were more than a dozen Honors faculty members and several Honors Advocates (current Honors students who aid in planning co-curricular events and supporting Honors events hosted by the college’s Office of the Dean). Following the induction, the faculty, students, and guests socialized over lunch.