At a sunny Commencement celebration on May 23rd, U. S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki exhorted the graduates to make caring for others a driving force in their lives. He advocated for a more systematic approach to the world’s problems, enduring in its effects, which he contrasted to the performance of heartfelt but fleeting (or 'random') acts of kindness. This message sat well with the graduates, including many of the 110 graduating Honors College Scholars who have already woven this ideal into the fabric of their lives. Dean Rizvi's Message
2010 Honors College Scholars
The lead for every UVM Commencement story this spring will be the weather. For the first time in at least six years, our resident meteorologist did not leave us in suspense: the sun shone on UVM seniors throughout their Senior Week, and Sunday, May 23rd dawned without a cloud in the clear Vermont sky.
End of Spring Semester Activities
One day was all students had between the end of classes and the beginning of finals, but it was long enough for Honors College students and staff to take a quick break from the books and enjoy each others company. On the morning of May 5, Honors College staff served a homemade breakfast for students in the morning, and handed out awards to student volunteers. And after a long day of studying, students took a break and headed over to the rooftop garden (FC) for a barbeque sponsored by the Honors College and Hall Council.
End of semester activities.
John Franklin - Sophomore Seminar
On the last day of Introduction to Music Archaeology with Classics Professor John Franklin, Honors College sophomores transformed themselves from music archaeology students to music archaeology professors. Their mission was simple; choose an ancient culture and find out what role music played in their daily lives, their religious rituals, or a different aspect of their lifestyle.
HCOL 196 Music Archaeology
Summer 2010 Orientation
For incoming first year students, UVM's New Student Orientation serves as that first step toward beginning college and embarking on a personal and intellectual adventure of a lifetime. The three days in June will literally provide incoming first year students with the information they will need to survive and thrive during the first year on campus. The sessions are jam-packed, and they include academic advising, housing and meal plan selection. Summer 2010 Orientation