Honors College E-News
November 30th, 2015
_____________Gulf Park Edition_____________
♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦
The Home Stretch
1-Mile Jingle Bell Walk and Picnic
Wear your fun, festive, holiday-themed clothes as we walk around campus. Jingle bells will be provided for your shoes. Health holiday eating and fitness information will be provided. Stick around for a healthy picnic lunch. Sponsored by Health is Golden and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
When: December 3, 2015 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Where: Lofty Return Statue, Eagle Plaza, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, Mississippi
♦♦♦♦♦ ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦
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.
Calls for Proposals: Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge Competition
Mississippi Public Universities are solving Mississippi’s most pressing problems and advancing the state together. Through research, teaching and service, universities help tackle health issues, improve education and assist those who are economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed.
There is much work to be done. Knowing that our students possess the creativity and ingenuity necessary to find unique solutions to these problems, Mississippi Public Universities have developed the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge. IHL is inviting teams of students to develop a creative solution and business plan to address one of Mississippi’s most pressing problems: obesity and related health issues. Open to any public university students, the challenge requires students to work in teams of 3-6 with at least one faculty adviser. Last year was the first year of the competition and the USM Team won 3rd place.
December 9, 2015
Statewide Competition: February 10, 2016