Honors College E-News
November 16th, 2015
_____________Gulf Park Edition_____________
♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICE ♦♦♦♦♦
Staff Council Food Drive to Benefit Several Organizations
Help Staff Council "Stock the Pantry” for local organizations.
- Donations of animal food and supplies made on the GCRL campus will benefit Jackson County Animal Shelter. The drop off location is Gunter Library - Caylor 112. For more information, contact Maryanne Anthony at 228.872.4253 or Maryanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Donations of animal food and supplies made on the Gulf Park campus will benefit the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Drop off location is Hardy Hall 320. For more information, contact Heather Miller at 228.214.3224 or Heather.Miller@usm.edu.
Items will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 20. Thank you in advance for helping Staff Council “Stock the Pantry” of the communities in which we live and work.
Community Service Projects
♦♦♦♦♦ UPCOMING EVENTS ♦♦♦♦♦
1-Mile Jingle Bell Walk and Picnic
Wear your fun, festive, holiday-themed clothes as we walk around campus. Jingle bells will be provided for your shoes. Health holiday eating and fitness information will be provided. Stick around for a healthy picnic lunch. Sponsored by Health is Golden and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
When: December 3, 2015 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Where: Lofty Return Statue, Eagle Plaza, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, Mississippi
♦♦♦♦♦ ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦
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.
December 9, 2015
Statewide Competition: February 10, 2016
The Critical Language Scholarship Program
The deadline is November 23rd. Apply Now: http://www.clscholarship.org/