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5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

“Celebrating 125 Years of Access and Opportunity” 
5th Annual 
Graduate Student Research Symposium
School of Graduate Studies and Research

April 17, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Photos and Videos

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Costa Rica Study Abroad - Summer 2015 My study abroad trip to Costa Rica was trip I will always remember and forever cherish. I met wonderful students that joined me on the trip that I bonded with on a deep level and made lasting memories with. All the Costa Ricans were eager to share their culture and unique outlooks on what "Pura Vida" (Pure Life), their country's mantra, really means. The program's focus was agroforestry, sustainable agriculture and sustainable tourism and our classroom, workshop, and field trip experiences helped us understand the theoretical and practical sides of these topics. Costa Rica has rich biodiversity, which their citizens make an effort to protect, both in natural places and within their agricultural practices. The coordinating institution in Costa Rica, CATIE, did an excellent job of making our trip as diverse as the flora and fauna we learned about. I did not feel like an observer but as though I was getting entrenched in their daily experiences, as we helped many of the farmers on our trip during some of their processing of their crops. On one visit to a Mollejones sugar cane farm, we helped make sugar cane candy from the time the cane is cut and the juice squeezed out to the point at which we mixed the cooled sugar cane mixture with nuts and evaporated milk and also poured the pure sugar cane mixture into molds the farmers will sell at market. It was many instances like this where we were able to utilize all our senses to experience the country, that made the trip that much more of a lasting impact. I was glad that we did not just go to the most tourist traveled destinations as this enhanced the trip. I was appreciative of the opportunity to see and experience this breath-taking country. ¡Pura Vida! - Janet Cordero, Graduate Student, Plant Science, College of Ag. and Nat. Resources   Peru Study Abroad - Summer 2015 I was blessed with the opportunity to intern at South America's best children's hospital; Hospital De Nino for a month. Working alongside amazing doctors, reinstated the notion that the medical field is for me. Wanting more, I took the initiative to find a dental placement shadowing a Dentista, Dr. Karen. I also crossed climbing the Machu Picchu mountain off of my bucket list! - Jolethea Downs, Summer 2015       Ghana Study Abroad Program  

OIA Events

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Events Multimedia Celebrating 125 years of service, The 1890 Land-Grant Universities-The second Morrill Act   2015 Chinese New Year (photos)    

Student Learning Outcomes

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Honors Program Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcome I To provide talented and motivated students opportunities for intellectual growth and achievement, in small, challenging classes that encourage active intellectual participation, discussion and collaboration in the search for knowledge; Student Learning Outcome II To enhance student skills for analytical/critical thinking, logical examination and appraisal of ideas; Student Learning Outcome III To enhance student skills for problem solving and decision making; Student Learning Outcomes IV To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive oral communication; Student Learning Outcome V To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive written communication; Student Learning Outcome VI To engage students in the creative process of formulating a hypothesis, researching those problems and drawing conclusions that lead to either original classroom assignments or larger faculty-mentored research projects resulting in contributions of scholarly work to each student’s chosen field of study.   Honors Program Student Performance Outcomes Student Performance Outcomes I To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success; Student Performance Outcomes II To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success to ensure its students earn Honors Program Graduate Certification; Student Performance Outcomes III To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success to prepare its students for graduate and professional schools.
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1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Living-Learning Community

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Pictured are 2013 Honors Program Graduates: Devon Sivels, ReShawn Johnson and Martha Gwengi.

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The Honors living-learning community is designed to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences that supplement classroom learning and academic curricula. Within the honors community, honors students interact with faculty, residential staff, and student and adult leaders in the DSU community. Honors students participate in service to Delaware State University and the local Dover community.  Honors students are given the privilege of honors residential housing.  Additionally, honors students have membership in the Honors Students Association, where they are given the opportunity to participate in social and extra-curricular events.  
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

 

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Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of the DSU Honors Program Academic Learning Community courses Specialized Classes and Colloquia Smaller honors class sizes Cohort classes – Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior courses/activities Scholarly, diverse, interdisciplinary, and social activities Mentoring and Advising Priority advising period Priority registration Honors faculty advising and mentoring Graduate school preparation Thesis preparation and defense preparation assistance Research/Internship On campus research opportunities Summer research experiences for undergraduates Opportunity to attend and present scholarly workshops and conferences Internship opportunities Study-abroad programs Recognition Honors Program Graduate designation on transcript Honors cord and sash to be worn with graduation regalia Merit scholarships through the University Support Network Inclusion in the Honors Program Living-Learning Community Membership in Honors Students Association Support network of honors students Continued support from program staff and faculty mentors Facilities Honors study lounge Honors student housing for Freshmen in the Honors Living-Learning Community    
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1200 North DuPont Hwy.
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
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Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Students Association

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The Honors Students Association (HSA) The Honors Students Association comprises all the student members of the Honors Program. The Honors Program Director and Secretary serve as the advisors to the HSA. The Mission of the HSA The Honors Students Association (HSA) is dedicated to the cultivation, maturation, and outstanding academic achievement of the DSU Honors students whose first priority is individual academic achievement while representing DSU as a whole with honor and integrity. The HSA members provide social and scholastic support to the body and inspiration to all the DSU students to achieve academic excellence. HSA Activities The HSA sponsors all social activities planned by the Honors Program. All social events planned by the HSA are done via the auspices of the Honors Program. Honors students who exhibit improper behavior during HSA activities will be forbidden to participate in activities sponsored by the HSA. The Goals of the HSA The main objective of the HSA is for its members to be activity engaged in and support the DSU Honors Program. The goals of the HSA are: For each member to earn a minimum of 3.25 GPA for each semester. To motivate, support, and encourage each member in the successful completion of the DSU Honors Curriculum. For each member to earn membership in the National Honor Society of his/her discipline. To provide social and scholastic activities for its members. To function as a unit body of academic leaders who seek to motivate the DSU student body to academic success. Honors Students Council Honors Students Council consists of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Residential Housing Representative. The role of the Students Council is to represent the honors students by serving as liaisons with the Honors Council. The Honors Council must keep the Students Council fully informed of the program and will elicit their cooperation in evaluation and development. This student group should enjoy as much autonomy as possible conducting the business of the committee in representing the needs and concerns of all honors students to the administration, and it should also be included in governance, serving on the advisory/policy committee as well as constituting the group that governs the student association. Elections for governing positions are to be held in April of each year. Terms are for one year and begin on April 15. Freshman may not serve in the position of President. In the event that a council member becomes ineligible for the Honors Program and hence cannot serve in a governing position, an election should be held immediately to fill the open position.  
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

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