Honors College E-News

September 28th, 2015

_____________Gulf Park Edition_____________

♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦

Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Bragg commenced the 2015-16 University Forum with a full house at Bennett Auditorium!

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Advisement for Keystone Honors Students

Honors Keystone Advisement for Gulf Coast students will be held on Thursday, October 15. Please call the Honors College office, at 601.266.4533, at your earliest convenience and schedule a time to meet Keystone Adviser Paula Mathis. Appointments are available in 30-minute intervals beginning at 9. The meeting will be held in FEC 101.




Change Your Password

Recently, a number of Eagleapps (USM Gmail) accounts, including those of many Honors College students, were compromised. This has caused an increase in spam attacks and other hacks. Whether or not you think you've been hacked, we highly recommend that you change your password!

Online Training for All USM Students

You have recently received emails from "Workplace Answers eLearning” about a course called “Student Empower Plus.” Please note that this is not spam. This is a mandatory training course required for all USM students and designed to inform you of the code of conduct, your rights as a student to report harassment, discrimination, stalking, etc., and the contact information/options to report an incident.

Note that as part of the training there is an optional survey designed to gauge campus climate issues. If you wish to skip the survey or any of its questions, you may do so by hitting the “skip” button. If you have any questions about this training, please e-mail compliance@usm.edu.



Eagle SPUR Awards for Undergraduate Research

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Want to know how to write a successful SPUR proposal?

Dr. Douglas Masterson (College of Science and Technology) will offer two sessions of a workshop guiding students through the proposal preparation process.

Thursday, October 1 (4pm), The Speaking Center

Friday, October 2 (2pm), The Speaking Center

Both sessions will be simulcast at the Gulf Park campus (location to be announced). The deadline for Eagle SPUR is October 15th.

Study Abroad Scholarship Deadlines Are Approaching

Students who are planning to study abroad should contact Robyn Curtis as soon as possible to set up scholarship advising as deadlines are approaching.

The deadline for the Gilman Scholarship (Pell Grant eligible students) for Spring 2016/early decision Summer 2016 is October 6th.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduating STEM (including STEM education), psychology or social science seniors should consider applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF GRF provides three years of portable full-funding for a research-based graduate program. You must be planning to pursue a career in research/industry. Any field which involves seeing patients or clients is not eligible. You can find a list of eligible fields here.

Students interested in the NSF GRF should book an appointment with Robyn Curtis ASAP. If you are unsure if the NSF GRF is right for you feel free to email Ms. Curtis to get more information.

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Are you part of an undergraduate research team that is working on tech-based solutions in healthcare, transportation, food/agriculture, or consumer devices? You and your team may be eligible to compete for the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, worth $10,000.

Contact Dr. Weinauer for more information!