Honors NEXUS Experiences

Honors NEXUS Experiences, while distinct in content and format, all share the goal of bringing together students and faculty from across the University in small groups to engage in non-standard learning models. Brief info on current and upcoming Honors NEXUS Experiences is displayed below. Click each experience for complete details. The following Honors NEXUS Experiences are not required for graduation with Latin Honors, but they may be used to fulfill non-course experience requirements. These experiences take a variety of forms, treat a diverse array of subjects, and occur over different spans of time.

UHP welcomes ideas for future experiences—please send them to Ian Ringgenberg, Associate Director for Curriculum and Outreach.

Applications for experiences that begin during the spring 2023 semester have been re-opened, with a new and final deadline of 11:59pm on Friday, December 15, 2022!

Contract Bridge is a trick-taking game played with a standard 52-card deck that can help hone skills like memory, communication, and strategy—and you can earn an Honors Experience this year for learning how to play!

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: Mondays, 5-7pm from January 23-April 24, Middlebrook Hall Terrace Room

Every year students in UHP win nationally competitive scholarships that help them to pay for their undergraduate education, conduct summer research, or pursue graduate studies or other experiences abroad after graduation. This NEXUS experience aims to help you prepare an effective application, whether you are a junior applying this spring for post-graduate awards or a sophomore planning for the future.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: TBD

Examine the processes, organizations, and forces that shape the cities in which we live through an organizing and justice-oriented lens.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: Thursdays, 1:00-2:15pm

Dive into the biggest threats of the 21st century -- ecological catastrophe, political economic fragility, energy scarcity, and systematic oppression, to name a few -- in a peer-led experience, as we investigate, discuss, and act together to shape the impact our generation can, and must, have on the world.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pm

Gain insight into your future in research as we read articles, tour labs, and speak with faculty from a range of academic disciplines.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: All lab visits will be on Wednesdays from 3:30–5:30pm.

Minecraft, Creativity, and Community is an in-depth exploration of various aspects of the blockbuster video game Minecraft, including social, artistic, and cultural aspects of the most popular video game of all time.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: Mondays from 1:00–2:30pm, online except first meeting

From Steinbeck’s original tale to its many instantiations in music, dance, visual arts, theater, and pop culture, this experience allows students to work with faculty across the arts and humanities in delving deeply into one seminal work, and in considering the challenges and opportunities artists face in adapting material from one medium to another.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: Jan. 21 evening ballet performance; Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm from January 23 through April 17 (no meeting during spring break)

Guided networking and connection creation to investigate some of your biggest academic, personal, and professional life questions.

Activity Period: Spring 2023
Meets: 4:00-5:30pm on January 24, January 31, February 14, March 14, and 4:00-6:00pm on March 28