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Honors Newsletter

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!

Wow, it's a bleary-looking day! I hope you all wore your rain-boots and have umbrellas--because you can't stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, ay--because it's not big enough and it's breaking.

Interested in attending the annual Heffner Open Mind lecture? Come see Access to Justice with Martha Minow about Americans who cannot afford legal help routinely forfeit basic rights. It is Monday, April 3 at 4:30 PM at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center.

Or Maybe you want to hear students talk about their theses? Come to the SAS Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis Conference on Friday, April 21 at 10 AM to 2:30 PM at South Wing, Honors College, CAC.

And there's the Senior Gathering / Senior Celebration coming up on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 11 AM to 1 PM, in the Rectangular Room, Neilson Dining Hall! All students who have completed or will complete the SASHP requirements are invited!

Maybe you want to hear some good orchestral music? Come to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's (NJSO) College Night! The event is Friday, April 7 at 8 PM at the NJPAC in Newark. Sign up here:

Also, applications to become an SASHP Peer Mentor are open! Do you enjoy giving advice? Do you want to guide people and have a positive impact? Apply before Sunday, April 2! Here's the application:

Want to combine a quantitative methods, liberal arts, and deep thinking? Consider a certificate in philosophy, politics, and economics! Hear all about it at the Tea with the Dean next Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 PM in the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave.

Want my job? Applications are open for the Newsletter Editor and Blog Editor! 
Link to Blog Editor Application:
Link to Newsletter Editor Application:

Enjoy the rest of your week, SASHP!

Nida Saeed
Student Director of Honors Media

Honors Program Announcements

Announcing our new SASHP Senior Administrative Assistant, Mary Jo Zachary!

When you stop by the SAS Honors Program at 35 College avenue, you may notice a new friendly face. Mary Jo Zachary is our new Senior Administrative Assistant in the main office. Although she is new to this position, Ms. Zachary has worked in the Honors Program since 2012. You may know her from your work with Dean Bouchenafa, from the SASHP Tutoring Program, or as the party-planner extraordinaire who played a key role in organizing the Honors Program's winter formal dinner dances. Ms. Zachary has broad interests (ask her about her college minor in Animal Behavior!) and is eager to meet you. Feel free to stop by 35 College Avenue and say "hi". Ms. Zachary looks forward to meeting you and helping you make most of the SAS Honors Program.


Apply to Be a SASHP Peer Mentor!

Picture1.jpgDo you want to help make a positive impact and help guide an incoming SASHP first-year student? Are you the type of person who is eager to share personal and academic advice? Then apply to become a SASHP Peer Mentor!

The application to serve as a 2017-2018 SASHP Peer Mentor to a member of the Class of '21 is now open:

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 2

For more information, click on the application link, or visit us online at or at


Apply for Newsletter Head and Blog Head for the SASHP!

As you all may or may not know, I am a senior and will be graduating in May, as will the Blog Editor, Stephanie Smyczek. Because of this, there will be two positions open in the Honors Media Team: Student Director of SAS Honors Media and Assistant Director of SAS Honors Blog.

I encourage all of you to apply for these positions if interested!

Link to Blog Editor Application:

Link to Newsletter Editor Application:


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) College Night!

Come out to see the Orchestra! PLUS enjoy an all-student party with light refreshments and entertainment after the concert!

The NJSO will provide free round-trip bus transportation to the concert from select New Jersey college campuses. Buses will depart from the venue after the post-concert party. Visit to see if bus transportation will be provided from your campus. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for students riding the bus.

Tickets are $5 from the Honors Program!!!

Here is the link to sign up: 

Date: Friday, April 7 | 8 PM
Location: NJPAC in Newark 


Honors Program Events

Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00 PM
Artists Collective Zine Workshop
SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave

Thursday, March 30 | 2:00 PM
Donuts with Dean Kim-Lee
McCormick Lounge (Busch)

Thursday, March 30 | 8:00 PM
Artists Collective Writing Workshop
SASHP Main Office, 35 College Ave

Thursday, March 30 | 8:00 PM
Artists Collective April Fools’ Coffeehouse
SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave

Friday, March 31 | 3:00 PM
Artists' Collective General Meeting and Salon
SASHP Main Office, 35 College Ave, College Ave Campus

Friday, March 31 | 3:00 PM
Artists Collective General Member Meeting and Salon
Art Library, Lower Level Teaching Space, CAC

Friday, April 7 | 8:00 PM
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) College Night!
NJPAC in Newark

Friday, April 7 | 8:00 PM
NJSO College Night
NJPAC, Newark


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Campus Events

Tuesday, March 28 | 12:00 PM
Advances in Tuberculosis Research Relevant To Global Tuberculosis Control
Room 3 A/B - School of Public Health , 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ, Douglass Campus

Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00 PM
"Can We Feed 9 Billion People Sustainably?" Lecture
Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Room 101, 61 Dudley Road

Wednesday, March 29 | 7:00 PM
An Evening With The New York Times' Frank Bruni ...He Has Opinions!
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Douglass Campus

Thursday, March 30 | 7:00 PM
"Don't Tell Anyone: No Le Digas a Nadie" Film Screening
Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, 9 Suydam Street, Douglass Campus

Saturday, April 1 | 10:00 AM
Robert Wood Johnson is hosting: BEN Healthcare Innovation Summit
Arline & Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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Milledoler Hall
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College Hall
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Lucy Stone Hall
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