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Marquette’s University Honors Program is designed for intellectually curious, academically engaged students who want to learn in a close-knit community of their peers at the heart of a vibrant research university. Its broadly based, interdisciplinary curriculum addresses our most pressing contemporary challenges with cutting-edge knowledge and research and the wisdom of centuries of Jesuit values and pedagogy. The University Honors Program offers an intense, individualized and experiential education by which students learn to become leaders — at Marquette and in their careers.

News and Events


Honors Study-Abroad Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2017 Honors Study-Abroad scholarships. For more information contact Honors Director Amelia Zurcher.

Check out the new Honors Calendar
Whether you're a current student or a prospective student considering Marquette and the University Honors Program for fall '17, take a look at important dates on this new Honors Calendar.

Honors Field Trip to Growing Power
Honors Director Amelia Zurcher's HOPR seminar on Food, Gender & Politics visited Growing Power, a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.

growing power

An Honors Historical Site Visit
Dr. Tyler Farrell, English, teaches a first-year seminar called Midwestern Poets. The class visited Wisconsin Poet Lorine Niedecker's House on Black Hawk Island, a designated historical site. They also visited the Dwight Foster Public Library for a poetry reading of Niedecker's works. More information.

HPSAB election results
Congratulations to the newly elected UHP Student Advisory Board for 2016-17

Bee the Difference
Enterprising Honors senior Maggie Stang helped church leaders act on their dream by uniting two programs that are now enrolling a handful of meal program guests, affording them respect and responsibility along with an opportunity to learn the art and science of beekeeping.

Honors at the Haggerty Museum of Art
Honors students in HOPR 1953 Real Fine Art: An In-Depth Look at Milwaukee Visual Arts get hands-on experience with the museum's newest exhibit "Series on Resurrection in Nature." The Gendron Jensen exhibit features detailed graphite drawings of small natural phenomena.


Honors in the news: Marquette Journal

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Pizza with Professors
Honors faculty and Honors students eat together and enjoy a night of pizza in the living-learning dining hall in Straz Tower.
Pizza with Profs

Honors Fall Seminar Series
Honors instructor Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, Nursing addresses the topic Desert, Detention, and Deportation on the U.S. Mexican Border. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, 10/27/16, 5-6:15 pm
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Honors Forum with Matt Hanson


Dr. Jenn Finn, History, teaches an honors seminar on Athletes through the Ages. Her class hosts professional athlete Matt Hanson, an Ironman triathlete and winner of the 2015 North American Ironman Championship. He will speak on his experience in triathlon, his coaching philosophy, and what it's like to coach other athletes. Sponsored by the University Honors Program, Club Sports, and the Athletic Dept. LIght refreshments. Free and open to the public.
Wed 11/2, 5pm – 6pm, Henke Lounge, AMU

Honors Research Fair: Nov. 15th
15 Honors students received competitive Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to perform summer research under the direction of Marquette faculty in summer 2016. All awardees will present their research at the Honors Research Fair:
Tuesday, 11/15/16, 4:30-5:30 pm
Sensenbrenner Hall Atrium, First Floor
Light refreshments will be served.

Political Biographies
Dr. Julia Azari, Political Science, teaches an honors first-year seminar entitled Political Biographies. She is featured on news outlets across the nation, including the prominent FiveThirtyEight blog and recently sat down with Marquette’s Provost Daniel Myers for a conversation about the upcoming election.

Honors student Omo Tseumah (high jump) contributes to a first-ever BIG EAST title for Marquette University women’s track and field.

Recent Honors alumna Sofia Ascorbe works to break prison walls.

Recent Honors alumna Laura McNabb takes her honors nursing degree into the field.

Honors junior Maggie Stang received a Center for Peacemaking Fellowship for her project, “Creating a Framework for Measuring Social Impact In Community Initiatives.”

Honors study abroad scholarships announced for summer and fall 2016: Jane Lorenzi, Chiara Shehata, Eliana Winterbauer-Light, and runner-up Gabriella May.

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Honors graduates

Where are they now?

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Honors in the news

Marquette Journal, December issue