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Extracurricular Events

All Honors students are required to accumulate 15 extracurricular points each year. Below is a list of suggested events and activities. Note: If you are participating in community or volunteer activities please contact Jennifer, for an evaluation of your event and amount of points awarded. Please see the Extracurricular Point Menu (122 KB) for a description of types of events that can be awarded points. If you know of events or activities and do not see them below, please contact Jennifer so the events can be advertised to fellow Honors students.  

Spring 2015 Events  
  • February 
    • Cartier Exhibit: The Honors program will be attending the Cartier Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum at 3:00 Friday,February 20. If you are interested in attendig, please contact Jennifer. We have 20 tickets that will be given away on a first come first serve basis. 2 extracurricular points will be granted for attending. 
    • Presentation by Elevations Counseling LLC: Tuesday Februay 24 from 12:30-1:45 in Tivoli 320A. "Most people would not hesitate to admit that they'd visited a primary care physician in the past because of a physical ailment,  but many would be ashamed to admit that they had sought mental health treatment for  something like depression,  or an issue with substance use.  This presentation focuses on social stigma surrounding mental health and substance use: why it exists,  what barriers and dangers that it poses to those in need,  and what we can do about it. We will also discuss self-care in the helping professions,  and how we as professionals are keeping ourselves healthy so that we can better serve our clients." 2 extracurricular points will be granted when a brief description is submitted 
    • Conversation with a Professor: Bruce Rengers from the Nutrition department will be hosting a conversation "Food Assistance Programs- Helps or Hinderance" on Wednesday February 25 at 3:00 in the Honors House. 2 Extracurricular points will be granted for attendance. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 
    • Talking It Out:Getting To Agreement: is a unique photo and story exhibit demonstrating how Coloradans are working together to solve problems and mend relationships.The exhibit illustrates seven stories of people and communities who are choosing to approach problems constructively through collaborative conflict resolution methods. Addressing situations as variedas restorative justice in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, bullying in schools, neighborhood disputes, cross-cultural communication between immigrants and residents of a small town, and healing the legacy of the Columbine shooting, the story panels showcase the wide variety of conflict resolution techniques and processes that are used right here in Colorado everyday.

      A tri-institutional group of conflictresolution professionalsis pleased to host the Talking It Out exhibiton the Auraria campus through March15. You are invited to view the exhibit at the following locations:

      ·    North Classroom Atrium– Week of February 16

      ·    Student Success Building, 2d floor, First Year Success lobby– Week of February 23

      ·    Discovery Wall, Auraria Library – Week of March 2

      ·    Confluence and Cherry Creek buildings– Weeks of March 2 and March 9

  • March
    • The Auraria Campus Conflict Resolution Ambassador:program is a  tri-institutional effort to bring more awareness to our students about the benefits of collaborative conflict resolution processes. This pilot program is intended for any Auraria campus student who would like to learn more about conflict resolution techniques and resources while gaining leadership and communication skills. Interested students must complete an application process, including a faculty or staff recommendation, by March 2nd. Please fill out the Ambassador Application (17 KB) and Ambassador Recommendation (19 KB) 4 extracurricular points will be granted for applying. Please let Jennifer know once you have applied  
    • Conversation with a Professor: Jessica Parker from the english department will be hosting a conversation "How's Makin It Real: Hip Hop, Race, and Authenticity" on Tuesday March 3 at 3:00 in the Honors House. 2 Extracurricular points will be granted for attendance. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 
    • Mammoth Game: 15 tickets are available. The game is on March 6th at 7:00 PM. Please on contract Jennifer for more information. 2 extracurricula points for attenting.
    • Come to SUESSICAL: Which is a fantastical, magical, musical that brings to life all our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Sunday, March 8 2:30 pm. The Honors Program will be attending this presentation as a group. 2 extracurricular points will be granted when a brief description is submitted
    • Black Gold:Movie Viewing-Thursday March 12 at at 5:00 in the Honors House. "Coffee is the second-most actively traded commodity on the planet, reaping billions in annual retail sales. But farmers make as little as three cents for each cup sold, with most of the rest going to giant food conglomerates that control the coffee market. This highly acclaimed documentary follows a manager from an Ethiopian coffee-farmers cooperative as he tries to negotiate a living wage for the growers he represents. The film explores issues of globalization, fair trade, and the impact of Western consumerism on the rest of the world as it makes the provocative point that international commodities markets are deliberately rigged against developing countries."  2 extracurricular points for attending.   Light snacks and drinks will be provided
    • Conference Proposal Writing Workshop: Friday March 13 from 9:00-10:00 in CN-210. Dr. Klimek will be hosting a presentation on how to successfuly wright a proposal for a conference. 2 extracurricular points will be granted when a brief description is submitted. 
    • Center for Visual Art Visit:"Spatial Stories-Topographies of change in Africa: March 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 2 extracurricular points will be granted for attendance
  • April
    • WRHC-Western Regional Honors Conferece: April 9-12 in Reno Nevada. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Dr. Eckert, or visit the website. 6 extracurricular points will be granted for presenting. PLEASE NOTE THE HONORS HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED APRIL 9-10.
    • RMHC-Rocky Mountail Honors Council symposium: April 18 9:00-4:00 at CSU Pueblo. We will be leaving Friday April 17 and staying the night.  The RMHC is a symposium where 10-13 rocky mountain honors programs are all given the same prompt, and each team will come up with a 10 minute presentation. Each team can be large as the honors program, only three team mebers will be presenting the information at the symposium The teams are judged by outside community membrs to select a winner each year. The prompt for this year is: 
      • Our lives have grown more digital while concerns with national and personal security have increased.  Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA’s surveillance program and (what appears to be) corporate complicity highlights the contemporary tension between the democratic values of a) personal privacy and public transparency, and b) the demand for national security.  Can these values and demands be reconciled? If so, how?  If not, what should take priority? Why?

If you are interested in being apart of the team, or traveling to watch the symposium, please contact Jennifer. 4 extracurricular points will be granted for helping, and attending, 6 points will be granted if you are one of the three presenters.  

    •  Rockies Game: Friday April 25 at 6:40 The Honors Program will be attending the Rockies Game for "College Night". We have 25 tickets that will be given away on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in attending please contact Jennifer. With each ticket you will receive $6 towards concessions, and a free pair of sunglasses! 2 extracurricular points will be granted for attendance 
  • May 
    • Bolder Boulder: Are you are interested in running the Bolder Boulder with the Honors Program? You are in luck! We will be paying the registration for any students that are interested in Running in the Bolder Boulder in 2015. Please set up an appointment with Jennifer to get registered, and find out more information about training as a group. 4 extracurricular points will be granted for training, and running. 
  • The 2014-2015 PHABS Representatives are:
    • Naomi Bolts
    • Jennifer Mueller
    • David Spittler
    • Morgan Stimpson
    • Micha Richie

 2014-2015 Extracurricular Point Total

Please select the link above to see your total points for this year.

  • This years Think Tank Officers are:
    • President: Hal Bewley
    • VP: Aaron Itner
    • Secretary: Tracy Nguyen
    • Treasure: Vacant
      • For more information about Think Tank. Please visit the Think Tank website by clicking here: Think Tank