Congratulations to Gloria Larson. She has been elected president of the Honors Program Student Advisory Board for the 2013-2014 academic year!
The Student Board is also accepting applications for the five advisory positions. Complete the applications and email the completed Word document to Cameron Kieffer.
Descriptions of the VP positions
Vice President of Operations
This Vice President is second in command of Honors Board meetings at the request of or during the absence of the president. They aid the president in conducting HPSB business, including all paperwork and administrative duties. The Vice President of Operations attends weekly meetings with the program director and HPSAB. They also serve as the administrator for the HPSAB list serve and overseas the board budget and distribution of funds with guidance from the program director. In addition, this Vice President of operations keeps the official minutes and records for the HPSAB.
Vice President of Academics
The Vice President of Academics handles a variety of tasks, including coordinating students to represent the Honors Program at Admitted Student Days and CU Sundays. Also, the VP of Academics is responsible for working with the Assistant Director of the Honors Program in organizing and coordinating the annual Honors Day in the spring. The Vice President of Academics serves as one of the two student members of the Honors Faculty Advisory Board, and is responsible for the student end of the Honors Advising Process, including keeping a list of advisors and advisees.
VP of Student Affairs
As Vice President of Student Affairs, you will work to help plan Honors retreats, such as the freshmen and senior retreat. In addition, you will help with other events for Honors students, such as the senior sendoff. As Vice President of Student Affairs, it is important to check up with honors students from all different grades and see what they are involved in and accomplishing during the year through surveys, etc. Also, you will need to communicate regularly with students and see what input they have for the program. As Vice President of Student Affairs, it is important to be a liaison between the HPSAB and honors students.
Vice President of Programming
As the Vice President of Programming you will oversee all HPSAB programs, including: 60 Second Lecture Series, Film Lectures, social events, service events, or any other program put on by the HPSAB that is not specifically assigned to another vice president. The 60-Second Lecture Series requires you to contact the speakers, reserve a space for the event, and follow-up after the event with thank you notes. Additionally, you will coordinate the annual Honors Program retreat with the Honors Scholars Community Resident Advisors, Swanson Resident Director, and program directors. Ideally, as Vice President of Programming you would plan monthly social activities that would include the entire program in order to foster a relationship between students of all years.
Vice President of Public Relations
The Vice President of Public Relations oversees the advertisement of all Honors Program events through printed, email, social networking, and list-serv advertisements. He or she also manages the Creighton Honors Program Facebook page and the Honors Program website by keeping information accurate and up to date. In addition to advertising to the Honors Program student body, the Vice President of Public Relations also advertises to the entire student body and faculty by working with the promotions coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate, and the Student Activities Organization. Outside of Creighton University, the Vice President of Public Relations sustains communication to other honors programs through the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and participating in the AJCU Honors Program Consortium.
The Student Honors Board is composed of students elected by fellow honors students.
Student Board Executive Committee:
Cameron Kieffer, President
Madeline Novoa, Vice President of Operations
John McCoy, Vice President of Academics
Dominic Dongilli, Vice President of Student Affairs
Gloria Larson, Vice President of Programming
Michael Kotrous, Vice President of Public Relations
Karen Vander Zanden
Honors Scholar Community Resident Advisors
Mary Beth Schroeder