Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College Weekly Update


Honors Community News

Honors Student Ngoc Vuong Awarded for Mental Health Organization

PicHonors freshman and psychology major, Ngoc Vuong, has been awarded $5,000 by the Wichita Community Foundation for his organization How2Heal.

How2Heal is a team effort with Partners for Wichita. The organization will focus on handling mental health and subtance abuse issues with artistic solution. 


WSU Undergraduate Students Present Their Research to the Legislature

imageThe Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for WSU undergraduate students to showcase their research in Topeka. Originally scheduled during a February snow storm, three students were able to attend in person this year. These students presented their research to fellow students from Kansas public universities, State representatives as well as Dr. Andrew Hippisley, LAS Dean,  Dr. Rick Muma, Acting President and Dr. Linnea Glenmaye, Associate Vice President of WSU. The Cohen Honors College facilitates this event each year for all WSU undergraduates and would like to thank these amazing students and their faculty mentors.

 (In attendance)

Lynn Buchele, Physics  Galactic Neutrinos Lensed by the Sun: An Initial Estimate

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nick Solomey, Physics

 Austin Nelsen, Physics  Investigations of a Space-Based Solar Neutrino Detector

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nick Solomey, Physics

 Dale Small, Art History  The Horizontes Portrait Project

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Bubp Art, Design & Creative Industries


Mouhamad Houssein Ballout, Psychology  Facial Emotion Recognition in Adult Violent Offenders

Faculty Mentor: Dr. C. Brendan Clark, Psychology

Abby Jurgensmeier, Honors Baccalaureate & Anthropology  Site-Directed Mutagenesis and FRET Analysis of Palladin Interactions

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Moriah Beck, Chemistry


Night with the Colleges, March 29

imageWHEAT invites students and faculty to Night with the Colleges. This is an opportunity to network and get to know Honors faculty while eating a delicious dinner. The speaker for the evening will be Daniel Barwick, the President of Independence Community College. He will be talking about authenticity and his experience with Netflix filming Last Chance U at his college and home. The event will be semi-formal dress. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here







Medical Missions at Home - Volunteer Opportunity 


Mark your calendar now for our third Medical Mission at Home!

Medical Mission at Home is a day of free healthcare for the Wichita community which includes dental exams, diagnosis, prescriptions with some filled on site, medical laboratory tests, mental health counseling and many other services. Students who are bilingual would be especially helpful. Languages expected to be needed: Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Mandarin and Burmese. Honors is a Verb!








Honors Office News

New Position Available

The Cohen Honors College has a full-time Administrative Assistant/Records Coordinator position open. Applications will be accepted until April 1st. For more information and to apply, go to and click Search Postings.

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Printing Services in Hubbard Hall 113A

Computer and printing services are available for student use in the Honors Student Lounge, Hubbard Hall 113A.

Office Hours of the Dean 

Thursday, March 28th.

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Advising Appointment Protocol

To schedule an Honors Advising Appointment email or If you happen to be in Hubbard Hall or nearby when a question occurs to you, please feel free to stop by to see if the Honors Academic Advisor can visit with you immediately.  

Jessica Raburn

Assistant Director and Academic Advisor

The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College

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