Message from Dean Vahlbusch

johnny_waters_1.jpgDear Honors Community,  

LUNCH:  This Friday, April 19th, at noon:  RSVP and join us for a Lunch with Honors with Dr. Mary Valante on Viking women and work:  “The Past was Female:  Women’s Work and the Urban Economy of the Viking Age.” The place:  Appalachian Hall 162 (note room change). All are welcome!

Come for great learning and community; for pizza and salad; and for hands-on practice in 9th and 10th century yarn-spinning. 

Please RSVP now to me: vahlbuschjb@appstate.edu (and at the latest by Friday morning at 10 a.m.)

HONORS VANGUARD:  Applications to join the Honors College ambassadors (the Vanguard) are due this Friday, April 19th, with extensions possible to next Friday, April 26th.

Honors Vanguard members represent the Honors College, help recruit prospective Honors College students, and help advise me and Honors College staff members on the future of the Honors College. Come grow as a Vanguard member, and help us grow!

Here's a link to the application. Please fill it out by Friday, April 19th (yes, extensions are available till 4/26), rename and save the file according to this filename model:  Vanguard - lastname firstinitial 4-2019.docx, and send as an attachment to me:  vahlbuschjb@appstate.edu.

Click here for the full Wednesday Memo for April 17, 2019. 

Photo above from Lunch with Honors on Friday, April 12, 2019 with Dr. Johnny Waters. Photo by Brad Rentz.


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