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Honors Program Hosts Knowledge Bowl

The University Honors Program (UHP) hosted the second annual UHP Knowledge Bowl during the New Student Orientation.  Incoming Honors students and their parents were in the audience to witness a Jeopardy style contest featuring teams consisting of UHP current students, Alumni, new students, and faculty. 

This year’s question categories were ISU Activities, Pay It Forward, Pop Culture and Academics.  The contestants were challenged with questions such as, “Winner of the London Conducting Masterclass Competition and the Agatha C. Church conducting Award, this Maestro is in his fourth year of conducting the Idaho State-Civic Symphony.” Answer: “Dr. Grant Harville”.  Micah Kenney, who is a current student majoring in International Studies, correctly answered this question. 

The contestants for the UHP Student team were, Micah Kenney,  - International Studies major, William Veloso – Pharmacy major, and Raven Loveday – Health Science major

The UHP Alumni team members were, Luke Woodward –Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management, Koreen Boydstun – BS, Physical Education with Exercise Science minor, and Kristine McCarty,  – HBA, Anthropology with a Marketing minor.

The UHP Faculty team consisted of,  Dr. Daniel Hunt, Department of Global Studies and Languages, Dr. Curt Anderson, Department of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Steven Hall, Instructor, Academic Coach, First Year Transition.

A UHP Incoming student team was included in the UHP Knowledge Bowl for the first time.  Student names were drawn directly before the game began and they came down from the audience to participate.

The UHP Alumni team displayed their expertise and knowledge as the winners of the 2016 UHP Knowledge Bowl. All team members expressed enjoyment in the competition and look forward to next year’s event.

The UHP accepts 100 new high achieving students to ISU each Fall.  These students must meet rigorous academic standards to be accepted into the UHP.  The UHP focuses on undergraduate research and civic engagement at ISU.  It’s participants exemplify active and engaged learning in the creation of new knowledge.  UHP students represent every college at ISU and boast a yearly retention and graduation rate of over 80%.  The majority of Honors students completes their undergraduate degree, and continues their education as graduate students pursuing careers in their field of study.  If you would like to learn more about the UHP, you can visit the website at


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