Honors College E-News

April 5, 2016

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Spotlight: Puppies • Congratulations to Founder's Day Students, Ambassadors, Mentors

Happenings: Withdraw •Graduate Photos • Leadership Workshop • What's Love Got to do with it? • Dr. Gates • Thesis Boot Camp • Clothesline Project • Take Back the Night

Campus: • $25 Gift Card • Science Fair

Research: Eagle SPUR • STEM

Summer: Archaeological Field School

Leadership: CBCF • Washington Center

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Request for Pics • Contact Us


The Puppies Are Coming!

Join us at the Honor House on Friday, April 8 from 11-1 for some puppy snuggles!


On March 30, several students were inducted at our Founder's Day celebration!

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A huge shout-out to our recent inductees to the Ambassador & Mentor Program! We're so excited to have you!

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Don't forget -- the last day to withdraw from classes is Thursday, April 7!!

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Leadership Development: an Exception to the Rule: Dr. Samuel Jones Workshop

Thursday, April 7th, 2pm

Bennett Auditorium

Honors students: Please make plans to attend the workshop to be led by Dr. Samuel Jones on Thursday, April 7 from noon to 2:00 pm at Bennett Auditorium. Dr. Jones is Dean of Student Affairs at JCJC and a motivational speaker. The title of his presentation is “Leadership Development: an Exception to the Rule.” It is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, LEC, and VP for External Affairs.

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On April 8th at 6 pm in Scianna Auditorium 1003, the Residence Hall Association is putting on a program entitled, "What's Love Got to Do With It". This program is to raise awareness about domestic abuse and sexual assault, which will a panel: Rebecca Malley (Title XI Coordinator), Joyce Sartin (Domestic Abuse Survivor and founder of Daughters of Baca), Bob Press (Associate Professor of Political Science), and Dr. Stacy Henry (Professor of Sociology). They are collecting donations for the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter. Please consider bringing diapers, clothes, toiletries, household items, cleaning products, etc. to RHA by Thursday, April 7th.

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!

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

Make sure to register here to reserve your spot.

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project, a national violence awareness and prevention program will take place next week. The Clothesline Project is a display of T-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence, and displayed on a clothesline for others to view. Blank t-shirts will be available, free of charge, for anyone wanting to share their story. Opportunities to make t-shirts will be April 11-13 10am-2pm on Weathersby Lawn. In case of rain, the Clothesline Project will relocate to the Union on April 12-13 11am-4pm. The project will also include resource information related to violence against women. The Student Counseling Services, Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, Committee on Services & Resources for Women, College of Arts & Letters, and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority are sponsoring this free event! Please contact Michelle Howard by phone 601-266-4829 or email michelle.howard@usm.edu for further questions/information.

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night, a national movement to end sexual violence and support victims of sexual violence, will be hosted on April 14 6:30-8:30 pm on Weathersby Lawn with the Clothesline Project. This is a public forum to unite efforts and strength to "Shatter the Silence and Stop the Violence." By shattering the silence on sexual violence, survivors know they are not alone, and that these crimes will not be tolerated or left to go silently into the night. Survivors of sexual violence find strength in knowing they are not alone. The event will feature a key note speaker, a public speak out for survivors, candlelight vigil, special musical guest Tyler Tisdale, free drinks and snacks, and more with resource tables including University Police Department, The Spectrum Center, Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, and more. The Student Counseling Services, Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, Committee on Services & Resources for Women, College of Arts & Letters, and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority are sponsoring this free event!

Please contact Michelle Howard by phone 601-266-4829 or email michelle.howard@usm.edu for further questions/information.


Chance to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Honors senior Matt Hamil needs your help to complete his Honors research project, Modeling Mobile Website Usability. His brief survey will ask you to surf on a specific website using your phone and to answer a few questions. All responses are anonymous and confidential, and participation is entirely voluntary. He’d be enormously grateful if you’d help him by completing the survey available here. Participants will be eligible for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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!

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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.


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.

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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.

Deadline: Saturday, April 30

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)