Honors College E-News

December 7th, 2015

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♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦

The last week of the semester!

Good luck to all of you throughout this week! We know your endurance and hard work will pay-off as you prepare to take your finals. Have a great break and we will see you after the Holidays!

Congratulations to those selected for NCUR!

Congratulations to the following HC students, who have been selected to represent USM at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Asheville, North Carolina: Kristen Dupard (Public Health), Laurel Duty (Biological Sciences), Rachel Lambert (Chemistry), and Alexandra Utley (Psychology).

Congratulations to those selected for Southern Style!

We would also like to congratulate the following Honors College students who made Southern Style: Brielle Jordan, Maggie Dickerson, Jesse Robinson, Caroline Bradley, Ebonee Jackson,Franky Lopez, and Marissa McGillis!

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♦♦♦♦♦ ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦

Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity

As you’re busily completing your research papers and projects, don’t forget about the opportunity to present your work at the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity (April 22-23, 2016), co-hosted by the Honors College and the Center for Undergraduate Research. Students at all levels (first-year to senior) and in any class can participate and compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Graduating in December? No worries—you can present too! The portal for submission will be live soon, but in the meantime, you can visit this link to learn more!

Reminder - Water Security Institute in Mississippi!

Application information for the new 2016 Mississippi Water Security Institute is now available at this website. The workshop will be held from May 16-28, 2016 on the University of Mississippi campus. Applications are due January 15, 2016. Any honors student is invited to apply! All participants receive a $1000 stipend plus free room and board on the UM campus for the workshop. For more information contact Dr. Cliff Ochs at mswsi@olemiss.edu or Dr. Debra Young at dbyoung@olemiss.edu.

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.


Campus Competition

December 9, 2015

Statewide Competition: February 10, 2016