Honors College E-News

November 30th, 2015

♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦

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The Home Stretch

Finals are upon us which means that you have made it to the end of the semester! We wish you the best of luck as you take your exams. Also, as the semester comes to an end, do not forget to have some fun by attending the upcoming HC events this next week which include: the Honors College Holiday Party and Puppy Therapy Day! We are proud of both your hard work and endurance throughout this Fall semester and hope to see you before the semester ends!

The Honors College Holiday Party

When: December 1st, 5-6:30

Where: Luckyday Multipurpose room

Games, Prizes and Free food!

Puppy Therapy Day

When: December 7th, 11-12:30

Where: Honor House

Hot cocoa and treats will be provided!

Honors College RA Informational Session!

Are you interested in developing leadership skills, engaging in student employment, and working collaboratively with Residence Life and the HC to develop a great residential experience for first-year HC students? Then come to the RA Informational Session on Thursday, December 3, at 12:15 in the Honor House. Pizza, drinks, and dessert will be provided! Please RSVP here so we know you’re coming.


Student Opportunity Center

The Center for Undergraduate Research has adopted Student Opportunity Center as a resource for students where they can learn about over 10,000 opportunities specifically focusing on undergraduates. They are organized into events, experiential learning, and publications, and the website is updated monthly. Over 75 majors are represented, and a number of customizing features, including filters and bookmarks, are available.

More information may be found by following this link.

MS Water Security Institute – Watch for It

May 16-28, 2016, the SMBHC will run the first of three yearly Mississippi Water Security Institutes, funded by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation. Honors students from all majors andfrom each honors college in Mississippi’s public universities, will be invited to apply for the Institute, to be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The MS WSI is for smart young people who want to learn about and help solve difficult questions around what is likely to be one of the most critical resource issues of the 21st century – water availability and quality. Students who are selected to participate can earn TWO Honors hours.

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.


Volunteers Needed for December 11th Commencement

Commencement is always a special occasion for our institution, and we want the University community to celebrate with the graduates and their guests. Therefore, we are asking for volunteers on Commencement Day, Friday, December 11th to take part in this memorable event. We will have two ceremonies (10 am and 2:30 pm) in Reed Green Coliseum. The graduating class consists of approximately 1,000 students and we anticipate another 5,000 guests to be on campus throughout the day.

Volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts in the following areas:

1. To give directional help to graduates and their guests to Reed Green Coliseum

2. To transport via golf carts from parking lots to the coliseum (Volunteers will need access to departmental golf cart and training is preferred.)

3. To take pictures at photo locations around campus (using the guests’ cameras/phones – you do not have to be a professional photographer!)

4. To greet and direct guests in and around the coliseum

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please register by December 1 on the Commencement Volunteer Form and we will follow up with you on your assignment.




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