February 22, 2007

Chicago Trip Announcement!

Everyone interested in Chicago Trip,
You MUST attend a meeting Monday, Feb. 26 in Kirby Student Center 323 at 6:30pm if you want to attend the HSA Chicago Trip. We will be going over ALL the details of the trip and taking only those that show up to this meeting. If you have a conflict, you must email before the meeting, with a ligitimate conflict, not "My favorite tv show is on at that time." We only have enough hotel rooms for 30 people so only thirty people will be able to attend. This means, if more than 30 people come on Monday, priority will be given to those who have attended meetings prior. See you all Monday!
Adrianne McAlpin
HSA Secretary

February 17, 2007

Meeting Time and Date Change!

Honors Student Association meetings will now be held Mondays at 6:30pm in KSC 323.

We know after the emotional shock of last week's Grey's Anatomy, it was hard to bring yourself to come to HSA. We've planned accordingly for future drama.

February 12, 2007

Meeting this spring

Just a reminder that Honors Student Association meetings will once again be held at 9:00 pm every Thursday in KSC 333 directly across from the dining center.

Thanks and see you all there!

November 4, 2006

Items of Note

I have added a few more links on the right of information pertinent to Honor Students. Of particular note is the National Collegiate Honors Council, which has many honors study abroad programs and honors scholarships and fellowships.

Honors seniors, make sure to check out the UMD Honors Website and submit a proposal for your Capstone project.

Don't forget to come to the next two Pizza with the Profs!
Nov.8th: Prof. Robert Repinski (SFA/Art & Design)
Nov. 29th: Prof. Bedassa Tadesse (LSBE/International Business)

October 9, 2006

Meetings this semester

Hello Everybody,
A big thank you to those of you who were able to make the first meeting. Keep coming!

Our meetings will be held at 8:45 pm every Thursday in KSC 333 directly across from the dining center. We will be providing cookies and milk to enjoy while we discuss our spring Chicago trip and other events. We are hoping to have ALL details for Chicago worked out and firmed up by Christmas break. That only leaves about 8 weeks to get it all planned. If you want to have input, Please attend!!! Hope to see you all Thursday!

Adrianne McAlpin
HSA Secretary

October 2, 2006

First meeting of 2006-2007 this Thursday

Honors Student Association
First Meeting and Ice Cream Social

When: Thursday, October 5 at 8:45pm

Where: Kirby 333, across from the DC

Why: Because we want your input! The Honors Student Association will
be discussing this year's activities, including the all-expense paid
Chicago trip in Spring 2007 and other fun endeavors! Bring your ideas!!

May 5, 2006

Year in Review

Thank you to everyone who participated in HSA events for making this a great year! Our organization has struggled with participation and continuity in the past, but with a liberal dose of milk and cookies, our first ever HSA banquet, and a letter-writing campain, we are ready for an even more exciting year come fall. One major leap for HSA has been establishing it as an official university student group. As such, we held elections and officers for next fall have been chosen. Our 2006-2007 leaders will be as follows:

President- Anne Davis
Vice Presidents- Sarah Toews & Stephanie Hooker (Stephanie will be studying abroad for a semester)
Secretary- Adrianne McAlpin
Treasurer- Jenna Carlson

HSA's new official slogan is littera, ductus, potentia (latin for "scholarship, leadership, potential"). We have three final logos for your consideration:

hsa logos

Thanks again and see you next fall! Make sure to check the blog during summer for updates on community service, scholarship activities, and updates in HSA and UMD's Honors Program.

March 22, 2006

Honors Banquet

Members of the UMD Honors Program are invited to to a banquet to be held Friday, April 7th at 5pm in the Radisson Hotel in downtown Duluth. Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffemeyer will speak following dinner.

Students are invited to bring one guest to attend the honors banquet with them. The guest does not have to be an honors student and they still receive a free meal. Please RSVP with a meal choice and whether or not your guest will be using the provided transportation. A bus will be leaving from the Solon Campus center at 4:45PM sharp.

The meal choices will be:
1. Breast of chicken champagne- a boneless breast of chicken pan-seared in
olive oil and topped with creamy champagne sauce.
2. English cut Strip Sirloin- two five-ounce slices of roasted strip loin
topped with brandy and peppercorn sauce.
3. Pasta Primavara- fresh vegetables tossed with fettuccine and accented with
virgin olive oil.

Please RSVP ASAP to either
Sarah at or
Adrianne at

If you have already RSVPED for youself but would like to bring a guest, please include your name, your guest's choice for meal and if they are needing transportation.
If you have not RSVPED but would still like to attend, include your name, your choice of meal, whether or not you need transportation, if you are bringing a guest and what they would like to eat and if they need transportation.


February 28, 2006

logo + motto finalization

Below are the completed logo mockups, please vote by commenting on which ones you like. Please also list which motto you like best.

  • UMD Honors: A Solid Foundation for the Future
  • UMD Honors: Leading the Way
  • A posse ad esse (latin for "from possibility to actuality")
  • littera, ductus, potentia (latin for "scholarship, leadership, potential")

Thank you!

February 4, 2006

Meetings this semester

Honors Student Association meetings are every Tuesday at 6pm in Kirby Student Center 333 (across from the Dining Center). Is this a good time for everyone? Let us know if you have major conflicts.

February 2, 2006

HSA Motto and Logo Ideas

We are working on developing a concrete identity for the Honors Student Association. Listed below are some of our initial ideas for a motto:

  • On a roll with Honor Roll

  • UMD Honors: A Solid Foundation for the Future

  • UMD Honors: Leading the Way

  • Get with the Program, Honors Program

  • A posse ad esse (latin for "from possibility to actuality")

  • littera, ductus, potentia (latin for "scholarship, leadership, potential")

Here are some mock-ups for a logo:


What's working? What isn't? Let us know what you think!

January 31, 2006

In the beginning, there was Honors Student Association Blog

Welcome to the Honors Student Association weblog! We represent the student portion University of Minnesota Duluth's Honors Program. We aim to uphold scholarship, leadership, and potential through various service, social, and academic activities. In the past we've attended UMD Theatre Productions, gone on a nature hike, visited a Chemistry Lab, cleaned up a local park, and more. This space is for information about our current activities, photos from events, and a place for discussion of group and Honors Program business. Enjoy!

The officers for 2004-2005 are as follows:
President: Alex Brandt
Vice President: Topher McCulloch
Secretary: Adrianne McAlpin
Treasurer: Suzanna Storkamp