Honors College E-News

March 14, 2016

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Spotlight: Congrats SGA!

Advising: Foundations • Keystone

Academia: Student Success • Thesis Boot Camp

Research: Eagle SPUR • STEM

Campus: Big Event • Science Fair

Summer: Spain • Archaeological Field School

Leadership: CBCF • Washington Center

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Request for Pics • Contact Us


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Honors College Advisement for Fall 2016

Honors College Advisement is well underway! All Honors Scholars are required to meet with an HC advisor to ensure that they are staying on track in the curriculum.

•Currently a freshman? Click “Current Foundations” below to schedule an appointment. Please remember that enrollment in ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSES IS BY HC ADVISOR PERMISSION ONLY—so come in for advisement soon.

•Currently a sophomore? Click “Keystone Transition”!


•Currently a junior or senior? Click “Current Keystone”!

•If you can’t find an appointment with Stacey Ready or Paula Mathis that works with your schedule, you may make an appointment with Kaycee McMullan at the links below.

Current Foundations (Rising Sophomores)

Fall 2016 Foundations Advisement with Stacey Ready

Keystone Transition (Rising Juniors)

Foundations-to-Keystone Advisement with Paula Mathis

Current Keystone (Juniors and Seniors)

Fall 2016 Keystone Advisement with Paula Mathis


Student Success Workshop

The second workshop in the Student Success Series is sponsored by the Psychology Clinic and will focus on organizational and planning skills for students. If in attendance you will be credited with 10 dining dollars! They are only allowing 45 participants on a first-come basis- so get registered today!

Tuesday, March 22 | 4:00 p.m. | OMH 105

For more information click the image!

Thesis Boot Camp

The Honors College is hosting a workday for Juniors and Seniors to help in the process of writing your thesis. Students MUST have completed HON 301 before attending these meetings. Food and snacks will be provided!

Put these on your calendar:

•April 3 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Speaking Center

•April 9 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Speaking Center

Make sure to register here to reserve your spot.


Eagle SPUR

$1000 research or creative grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on their project proposals and applications. More details here.

Due: Friday, April 1

For more information on any of the programs offered by the Center for Undergraduate Research give them a call or check out their webpage: usm.edu/research.

STEM Program Fellowships

PhD studies in Materials Science and Engineering at Florida State University is offering several fellowships for qualified students in Science and Technology who are majoring in the physical sciences and biology.
There are still fellowships available for well qualified students for Fall 2016.

For more information about the fellowships and how to apply visit them on their home page or check out their MS&E video.


Big Event

The Honors College Ambassadors have the Big Event coming up on April 2nd! The deadline to sign up with the Ambassadors is March 28th.

This is a great opportunity for students to receive volunteer hours.

For the application, click here and for more information check out the event page!

Volunteer Opportunity at the Science Fair

Another regional Science Fair is being hosted on campus this semester! The winners of the fair will represent our region at the state and national level. To make this happen they need volunteers. Those who help judge or assist the staff at the fair will be given volunteer hours.

•April 6 | Elementary Fair

For more information on the upcoming fair and to sign up as a judge, visit their home page!

Interested in More Events?

For more events , click this link!

♦♦♦♦♦ Summer Opportunities ♦♦♦♦♦

Spanish in Spain: March 18 Deadline Extension

There is still time to spend this summer in Cadiz, Spain! Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain in the coastal city of Cadiz while you gain proficiency and confidence in the Spanish language. You will also have ample time to travel, explore world heritage sites, and participate in Spanish traditions, such as sampling tapas or spending time in cafés.

For more details, visit usm.edu/study-abroad.

Program Dates: May 15-June 17, 2016

Deadline Extension: March 18, 2016

USM Archaeological Field School

May 31 - July 1

•The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is offering two courses (ANT436 and ANT439) this summer on the Winterville Mounds in the Mississippi Delta.

•For more information please contact Dr. Ed Jackson.

click the image for more info!


Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

The internship programs through the CBCF prepare college students from all over the nation to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates through experience with legislators and leaders in all branches of government.

Three internships are available this summer with several scholarship opportunities for interested students.

•For more information visit their homepage, or contact Jaylen Hackett at: jaylen.hackett@eagles.usm.edu.

The Washington Center Program

Students interested in a dynamic internship experience in Washington DC this summer should make an appointment with Robyn Curtis to learn more about the academic program. Spend ten weeks in Washington DC gaining hands-on experience in a variety of fields. Participants earn 9 credit hours and there is some scholarship assistance.


On-Campus Support Group Information (Tel: 601-266-4829)