Honors College E-News

March 21, 2016


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Spotlight: Jazz and Blues Festival • $25 Gift Card • Advisement

Campus: Dr. Gates • Big Event

Academia: Thesis Boot Camp • Eagle SPUR • STEM

Summer: Archaeological Field School

Leadership: CBCF • Washington Center

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Request for Pics • Contact Us


Semester weighing you down?

Get your groove back by hanging out with Dr. Follett and your fellow Keystone Scholars at the Jazz and Blues Festival, this Saturday March 26 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the Gulf Park Campus.

For more information visit the website.

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!

Fall Advisement for Gulf Coast Keystone Honors Students

The advisement period for Fall 2016 began March 1 and is ongoing for all Gulf Coast Honors Keystone students. Students should contact Honors College Gulf Coast Coordinator Dr. Follett (westley.follett@usm.edu) to schedule a March advisement appointment.


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Big Event

The Honors College Ambassadors have the Big Event coming up on April 2nd! The deadline to sign up with the Ambassadors is March 28th.

This is a great opportunity for students to receive volunteer hours.

For the application, click here and for more information check out the event page!


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!

Put these on your calendar:

•April 3 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Speaking Center

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

Make sure to register here to reserve your spot.

Eagle SPUR

$1000 research or creative grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on their project proposals and applications. More details here.

Due: Friday, April 1

For more information on any of the programs offered by the Center for Undergraduate Research give them a call or check out their webpage: usm.edu/research.

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

HC Coast Coordinator - Dr. Westley (Lee) Follett

· Barnes and Nobles - (228) 214-3479

· Beach View Cafe - (228) 214-5418

· Career Services - (228) 865-4565

· Fitness Center - (228) 214-3256

· Health Center - (228) 214-3300

· Learning Commons - (228) 214-3411

· Office of Disability Accommodations - (228) 214-3232

· University Police - (601) 266-4986