Honors College E-News
October 19th, 2015
♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦
Puppy Therapy Day
Show up in your Halloween costume and compete for a $25 Starbucks gift-card too!
♦♦♦♦♦ CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦
Southern Style Applications Now Available!
*Applications are due by Wednesday, October 21st!
New Classes in the Spring - Dance Appreciation and Political Science
PS 101H - American Government with Dr. Joe Weinberg - “What are my rights? Is that guy my Congressman or my Senator? Who should I vote for? Am I a Democrat or a Republican? What does the President do, anyway? And what is everyone arguing about?
PS 101 answers (sort of) these questions by looking at the structure, functions, and processes of government at the national level. We discuss the institutions of our government, as well as the processes and outcomes of the political process. Our goal is to better understand how the system works, why it works the way it does, and how we as citizens fit into this process.
Note: students may seek approval to receive one Honors hour for their participation in Startup Weekend.
See Stacey Ready for information.
Swim with Dolphins in Honduras
♦♦♦♦♦ INTERNSHIPS ♦♦♦♦♦
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship Program
♦♦♦♦♦ SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦
Alternative Fall Break Volunteer Opportunity
This year’s alternative fall break focuses on cultural immersion and service. The Center for Community and Civic Engagement will take students to Houma, La., Oct. 22-24 to learn about the Unitied Houma Nation – a group of Native Americans living in the area. Service projects will involve restoring historical walking paths and replanting native plants in the area.
Cost for the trip is $125. Sign up here.
For questions, email Harry.Wadsworth@eagles.usm.edu or stop by Hub 104.
Love Halloween AND volunteering? Then look no further!
MS Water Security Institute – Watch for It
Participants in the two-week Institute will receive a $1,000 stipend, plus food and lodging. Interested students (and faculty) are strongly encouraged to talk with Dr. Cliff Ochs, Director of the MS WSI, to learn more about the Institute’s aims.
Tutors needed at Aldersgate Mission
Aldersgate Mission needs tutors to assist young children with their homework. This is a very rewarding experience and a great way for you to accumulate volunteer hours you may need for scholarship/organization requirements. Tutors are needed most days (except Wednesdays) after 3pm.
For information, please contact Aldersgate Director Linda Dixon at 601.544.8141
FYI: Along with the Football team, Honors College donated 25 tickets to Aldersgate Mission so that deserving kids could attend Homecoming!
♦♦♦♦♦ SERVICES FOR STUDENTS ♦♦♦♦♦
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HON 321: Forum
Study Abroad? Deadlines are Approaching!
Contact Robyn Curtis to set up scholarship advising!