Honors College Student Presents Poster at GoMOSES

By | February 13, 2019

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors senior Austin Boutilier presented his poster titled, "Ecology of the Barreleyes (Opisthoproctidae) in the Gulf of Mexico," at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) conference in New Orleans this month. The research was conducted under the direction...


Honors College board member provides sponsorship for attending Easterseals Florida event

By | January 29, 2019

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College students and alumni of the Kenan Social Engagement Program attended the Easterseals Florida “12th Annual Get Down to Business Lunch,” thanks to a sponsorship provided by an advisory board member, Ann Marie Rezzonico.

Student Crisis Assistance Training

Student Crisis Assistance Training

By | January 18, 2019

College student depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, and suicide rates are rising across the country. Nearly 40 Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Campus faculty and staff participated in a "Student Crisis Assistance Training" workshop. Laura Vernon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical...

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Owen Silvera, Jillian Hanley, and Cara Capp at EVCO 2019

WHC Students Attend Everglades Coalition Conference

By | January 15, 2019

Wilkes Honors College students, Owen Silvera, and Jillian Hanley received a scholarship to attend the 34th annual Everglades Coalition conference in Duck Key, Fla. The awards were made possible by through the efforts of Cara Capp, a Wilkes Honors College Alumna. Capp serves on the Everglades Coalition...


Honors College Student Presents Research at National Conference

By | December 14, 2018

Czoka presented her research Virtually a Criminal: A Visual Ethnography of the Urban Criminal Underground in Grand Theft Auto Five, during a gallery session on technology at the 2018 American Anthropological Association conference in San Jose, Calif. The conference is held each year to build lasting...


Wilkes Honors College Benefactor Dinner

By | November 16, 2018

Setting the standard for honors colleges nationwide. The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of FAU hosted its Annual Benefactors Dinner at the Abocoa Golf Club on Thursday. President John Kelly provided a university update, while inspiring the crowd. Students shared their transformative stories and...


Wilkes Honors College assistant biology professor receives mentoring award

By | November 9, 2018

Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D. the assistant professor of biology of the Wilkes Honors College and member of the Jupiter Life Science Initiative, recently received a Mentoring Award from FAU’s Division of Research for 2019. Kowalko will be mentored by Alex Keene, Ph.D. an associate professor in the College...


Wilkes Honors College Moot Court Team Receives Top Honors

By | November 9, 2018

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College moot court celebrated a successful weekend at the South Atlantic Regional Tournament. Four teams competed in at the tournament held at the University of Tampa on November 10th and 11th. Junior Nic Cathcart received a top 20 speaker award. Cathcart and Taylor...


Duboué Receives NIH Grant

By | October 26, 2018

Erik Duboué, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology in the Wilkes Honors College and a member of the Jupiter Life Science Initiative, has received a R15 research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling $300,000. The project entitled “Functional Dissection Of Brain-Wide Circuits...

Marine Environment, Mussels, Marine Animals, Conservation, Research

Do Mussels Reveal the Fate of the Oceans?

By | October 23, 2018

A first-of-its-kind study has identified the connection between microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals, which has important implications for the fate of plastic particles in marine environments.