Cohen Honors College Weekly Update


Honors Community News

Upcoming Honors General Assembly

The next Honors General Assembly is scheduled for Thursday, March 21. It will be held in the Santa Fe Room, RSC 233 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

2018 Alumni Profile: Kaylee Neumann

Kaylee Neumann

Kaylee joined Youth Volunteer Corps in 2019 as an AmeriCorps VISTA Community Outreach Coordinator. Kaylee's passion for leading others to volunteer stems from domestic and international trips where she loves working with children and youth. She graduated from Wichita State University with a B.A in International Studies and is originally from St. Joseph, MO. In her free time, Kaylee enjoys running, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family. Contact Kaylee at or 816-472-9822 x205.

Honors Is a Verb Banner Contest

Free T-Shirt & More for Contest Winner

The Honors College Student Council is taking submissions for Honors is a Verb banner ideas! We are in need of a banner for Honors is a Verb to display in the new addition. The creator of the winning banner will be announced at the General Assembly on March 21st and receive a free Honors t-shirt as well as some fun and professional items from the Shocker Store. A mock-up must be submitted by March 15th, the Friday of Spring Break, to

What is Honors is a Verb? A challenge for Honors students, faculty, and staff to give at least 25 hours of community service. Use VolunteerICT (with Honors as a secondary affiliation) to document your hours. Do #meaningfulwork!

There is webpage for the contest. 

For more questions, please reach out to Abby Jurgensmeier, HCSC Chair, at

Honors Is a Verb


Honors Is a Verb

Use your talents to grow strong communities and define what service means to you #meaningfulwork.

Contact Elizabeth Nguyen with questions at

Medical Mission at Home Volunteer Opportunity 


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

Medical Mission @ 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. Volunteers are need for a wide variety of roles. Students who are bilingual would be especially helpful., languages expected to be needed: Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Mandarin and Burmese. Honors is a Verb!

Seeking Participants for Psychology Study 


Seeking participants living in Wichita or the greater Wichita area, who are aged 18 and older, to take part in a study examining the effectiveness of protocols for individuals who experience at least some discomfort around spiders. Anyone who experiences slight to moderate discomfort related to spiders is encouraged to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to the screening survey listed in the tabs below ( Individuals taking part in the screening survey will have the option of being entered in to a drawing for a $40 dollar Amazon gift card or earn Sona credit for WSU courses. 

Qualifying individuals will be contacted for the in-person portion of the study which will take approximately 50 minutes. Those opting to participate in this portion of the study will be given the opportunity to enter a drawing for one $80 dollar Amazon gift card or earn 4 Sona credits. 

Questions can be directed to Kyle Rexer at

Night with the Colleges 

WHEAT invites you 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

Preparing a Research Poster


Undergraduate and Graduate students welcome!!

How to design an effective poster presentation that will connect with your audience. Learn about effective formatting and content design for a (1) traditional research audience and (2) innovative entrepreneurial audience.   

Presenters: Dr. Doug Parham, Communication Sciences & Disorders & Kristyn Smith, Institute Interdisciplinary Creativity

Co-sponsors: Graduate School & Cohen Honors College

5-6:30 p.m. snacks. RSVP: | RSC 266 Pike Room


2019 Honors Course List Finished - Please See Advisors

doorThe Summer and Fall 2019 Schedule of Courses is now viewable! It is time to make your academic advising appointment with your major’s college academic advisor.

  • Fine Arts and Engineering students must always meet with their major’s academic advisor prior to registering.
  • Health Profession students must meet with their academic advisor until they are juniors.
  • Undecided students must meet with their college academic advisor until they select a major.
  • April 8th First day of summer and fall registration (best to have your advising appointment done so you can register when it opens)



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If you don’t have a mandatory advising requirement – meet with your academic advisor like you do have one. The appointments are free, short if you are on track and can save you money and time by avoiding mistakes in registering. College academic advisors are subject matter experts. They know all the tricks and can make suggestions based on their past experiences and those of the students who came before you. Part of the job of an academic advisor is direct you to resources (both academic and non-academic). Ask for help if you need it, think you might need it. I, the Honors academic advisor, am available to meet with you by appointment, just email and we can work out a time or just come in when the sign on the door is set to “Welcome Please Knock”. This means I’m expecting students to just show up and start asking random questions.   

Honors Office News

Printing and Computer Services Available in Hubbard 113A

The Honors Main Office in 113 Hubbard has a student lounge, two computers, and a printer for student use 8am to 5pm M-F. Just turn left when you walk in the main office door.

Advising Appointments

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


Office Hours of the Dean

Walk-Ins: Thursdays 2:00-3:30.

By Appointment: Email


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