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March 2008 NUMBER 2 VOL. 22, Number 6

Spotlighting Seniors

Caitlin Kilmer
I am a member or have been a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Psi Chi, University Activities Board, Alex's Lemonade Stand, participated in intramurals sports, and a member of the psychology honors department. I am also a member of my local fire companies ladies' auxilary and I have been taking kickboxing lessons at a local martial arts club. In the future I hope to attend graduate school and earn my doctorate in psychology.

Tom Rutledge, President
Honors College Student Association During my four years at Millersville, I’ve kept myself very busy. I worked for the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and as an RA. I’ve played intramural sports and have been a member of the Student-PSEA, Treasurer and President of the College Republicans, Treasurer for Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, and President of the Honors College Student Association. I am amazed at how much the Honors College and the Honors

College Student Association have grown in the last few years and hope that I have helped create a strong foundation for the future. I have been consistently impressed with what the HCSA’s funloving and enthusiastic members have done and am confident that the group will continue to grow and become an even more active group on campus and in the community. I will be staying in Lancaster after I graduate and hope to teach Social Studies at a middle school or high school. I will also be marrying my fiancé(We’ve been together since our sophomore year of high school), Andrea Kissinger, on June 20th, 2009. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Millersville and look forward to visiting as an alumnus.

Dr. Downey’s HOURS: Spring 2008 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am-12 Noon
Other times available by appointment: call 872-3571


APR 8-9 (Tues,Wed) Possible inclement weather make-up days. APR 8 (Tues) Honors Symposium with featured speaker Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College. 3:00 pm in Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall. APR 9 (Wed) Priority Registration begins at 6:00 AM for Honors Students! APR 27 (Sun) Spring Recognition Banquet – 12:00 p.m. in University Room, Gordinier Hall. APR 30 (Wed) Last day to change a pass/fail course to a regular grade MAY 1-2 (Thurs-Fri) Reading Days – No Classes MAY 5Evaluation period – MAY 9 Special Class Schedule. Classes meet during this period for regular instruction or final examination. MAY 10 (Sat) Commencement! MAY 11 (Sun) Mother’s Day!

MAR 28 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a course and receive a W grade. 4:30 pm deadline to submit form to the Registrar. MAR 31 (Mon) Ice Cream Social in the University Room – Gordinier Hall. 4-6 PM

Thesis Workshop!
A make-up thesis workshop for sophomores was held during February. We wish to give our thanks to Dr. Susan Luek, for conducting the workshop.

Spotlighting Seniors

To recognize student academic achievements and to honor seniors graduating in May, the Spring banquet will be held on the 27th of April in the University Room of Gordinier Hall beginning at 12:00 p.m. Please return the response card as soon as possible after you receive it in the mail or, send me an e-mail with your response to attend the banquet.

Tricia V. Yanek Tricia is a dual Anthropology and History major at Millersville University. This semester, she completed her Senior Honors Thesis on volunteerism and food charity networks, and has had the opportunity to present her research at the Northeastern Anthropological Association’s 48th annual meeting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst this past March, as well as the PASSHE Student Anthropology Conference held at West Chester University in April, 2007. Tricia has made the Dean’s List throughout the course of her four years of study, and has been the recipient of the HOBY Scholarship, as well as the MU Honors College Scholarship. She has held office in the MU Anthropological Society all four years, and the office of Vice President for the past two. In addition, she has acted as a Peer Mentor for the Sociology/Anthropology department and has served for three years a Peer Health Educator at the Elsie S. Shenk Wellness and Women’s Program. After graduation, Tricia plans to pursue a career in the museum field, and has aspirations to get her Masters Degree in Environmental Anthropology.

Hazel Jackson Lecture
The annual Hazel Jackson Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 pm. Author Edward Jones is the guest speaker. Mr. Jones wrote the book used for the Fall 07 reading project The Known World. All Honors students are invited to a reception with Mr. Jones at 3:00 pm in the Audubon Room of Gordinier Hall on Tuesday, April 1.

Bus Trip to New York City
Just a reminder! The Honors College is sponsoring a trip to New York City via coach on Saturday, April 12, 2008. Tickets have been purchased for the Broadway show Mamma Mia for those students who indicated they wanted to attend the show. The coach will be in front of the SMC on Saturday morning at 6:30 am. You

will need to be at the bus for check-in by 6:45 am. The bus will leave MU at 7:00 am, no exceptions! Tentative arrival time in New York will be 11:00 am and you will have a couple of hours to explore New York, get some lunch and then meet the group in front of the theatre at 1:30 pm. After the show, you will have time to get another bite to eat before the coach picks you back up for the return trip to MU around 7:00 pm.

Community Service
ARC Walkathon
The Arc of Lancaster County’s 4th annual walkathon will be held at Millersville University on Saturday, April 12 in Pucillo Gym. The walkathon supports the Arc’s varied advocacy and community education programs for individuals with disabilities and their families. If you can help out with the ARC Walk in support of the Honors College, please contact Katie Lightner at You could support this project prior to the actual date in case you are going on the bus trip to New York. Contact Katie for details!

2008-2009 Diehm Hall List of Students
The list of students wishing to reside in Diehm Hall next year has been submitted to the Housing and Residential Dept. Don’t forget, you will still need to pay your $125.00 housing deposit. Please visit Mrs. Blessing in the Harbold Hall office if you have not already done so!

Honors College Symposium Series
The first in a series of Honors College symposiums will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 3:00 pm in Myers Auditorium of McComsey Hall. The topic for the day is: Campaign ’08: National Politics and the Pennsylvania Primary presented by Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Director of Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Floyd Institute, Franklin & Marshall College. The symposium is open to the public and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of Dr. Madonna’s presentation. Plan to attend!

Honors College Student Association
Only a couple more meetings are left this year for the Honors College student organization. Election of officers for 2008-09 are tentatively set for the April meeting. Come out and support your student organization!

Ice Cream/Scheduling Social
Don’t forget about the ice cream/scheduling social on Monday, March 31 beginning at 4:00 pm in the University Room of Gordinier Hall. Dr. Downey will be on hand with a listing of Honors courses for fall 2008. Come out, fix your favorite ice cream sundae, socialize with friends and pick up the list of Honors courses for the fall semester. Priority registration for ALL Honors students will begin at 6:00 am on Wednesday, April 9.

you to attend and voice your preferences. But, as the King advised, “Don‟t be cruel!” Good luck on the remainder of the semester.

Attention Seniors!
As you may have noticed, there were pictures and information about several of your fellow seniors in the senior spotlight section. Time is running out for me to place your picture and information in the upcoming newsletter. Please! Send me a photo of yourself along with some of the activities you have been involved with during your MU experience. You can also include information for future plans if you already have an idea of what you will be doing after graduation in May. Please e-mail the picture and information to me at Thanks! Barb

March Director’s Corner
“April is the cruelest month,” wrote poet T.S. Eliot. Let‟s hope we fair better this season. With the rush now on toward the end of the semester and final exams, I thought it worth noting there is much going on in the Honors College to brighten our spirits. We‟ve several service projects underway and the New York trip is on for the 12th of April. The HCSA will be holding elections to select next year‟s officers. On April 27th we will have our spring luncheon. On April 8th the Honors College Symposium Series will sponsor a program on the presidential campaigns and the upcoming Pennsylvania primary. Noted political commentator Terry Madonna, currently director of F&M‟s Center for Political and Public Affairs and formerly on the faculty at Millersville, will be our speaker. Terry will address the topic “Campaign „08” and there will be a question and answer period following his presentation. Refreshments will be served! As the Pennsylvania primary now looms large in determining the nature of the November election, this program is both timely and important. I encourage all of

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