It was a busy week for Honors students in Bergstrom! Students participated in the first annual Mentor-Mentee “Snack & Chat” on Tuesday October 18, as well as the semesterly all-Honors meeting and well-attended Honors Election Series lecture on immigration on Wednesday October 19.
The first-ever Mentor-Mentee “Snack & Chat,” the brainchild of Honors Program director Stacey Wanta, gave first-year Honors students the opportunity to meet with their Torch Leaders (our newly-named Honors mentors) in order to gain an upperclassmen perspective on advisement and registration. Delicious snacks were made available for all in a relaxed environment in Bemis as students of all year-levels chatted about classes, general college life, and any other general questions they may have had. Many of the underclassmen found the meeting quite helpful. For first-year student Leah Hennick, “It was super helpful talking about Study Abroad,” while Victoria Bain-Vrba liked that the upperclassmen could share their thoughts on certain professors prior to registration.
The all-Honors meeting, led by Honors professor Dr. Marcie Paul, provided the chance to communicate important information about advisement and registration. In addition, topics discussed included: upcoming travel opportunities, Honors tutorials for upperclassmen, and the announcement of the release of the Honors Pulse! This brief meeting kept students informed about essential information in keeping up with their Honors Program requirements throughout their four years, whereas advisement and registration are set to begin soon on campus.