Honors College E-News

February 15, 2016

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Spotlight: Jerry Mitchell • Advising • Ambassadors & Mentors • Grease

Academia: Undergraduate Symposium • Call for Papers

CUR: Eagle Wings • Grants • Posters in the Rotunda • SPUR

Events: Involve Me! • Career Fair • Spring Break

Study Abroad: Scholarship • Chinese Lunch & Learn

Leadership: Washington Center • MUW at Columbus

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Survey • Request for Pics • Contact Us

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Honors College Advisement for Fall 2016

Honors College Advisement begins soon! All Honors Scholars are required to meet with an HC advisor to ensure that they are staying on track in the curriculum.

•Currently a freshman? Click “Current Foundations” below to schedule an appointment. Please remember that enrollment in ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSES IS BY HC ADVISOR PERMISSION ONLY—so come in for advisement soon.
•Currently a sophomore? Click “Keystone Transition”!
•Currently a junior or senior? Click “Current Keystone”!

Note: Students currently enrolled in HON 300 (Research Forum) will be advised during the class meeting Tuesday, March 1.

If you can’t find an appointment with Stacey Ready or Paula Mathis that works with your schedule, you may make an appointment with Kaycee McMullan at the links below.

Current Foundations (Rising Sophomores)

Fall 2016 Foundations Advisement with Stacey Ready begins Monday, February 22.

Keystone Transition (Rising Juniors)

Foundations-to-Keystone Advisement with Paula Mathis - February 24, 25 and 26 only.

Current Keystone (Juniors and Seniors)

Fall 2016 Keystone Advisement with Paula Mathis begins Monday, February 22.

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Movie Night

The Honors Ambassadors are happy to host movie night for the Honors College! They will be showing the movie GREASE and will be providing popcorn and rootbeer floats.

Sunday, February 28 | 3 p.m. | Luckyday Room


Undergraduate Symposium

The Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity is an annual event showcasing outstanding work from both campuses, with top presenters earning cash prizes. The submission portal for the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium is now open! View the 2016 categories.

Call for Papers!

The Kathanne W. Greene Award is an annual essay and research article competition that focuses on gender issues. This competition is open to any Southern Miss student from any discipline. A prize of $200 is awarded to the top undergraduate student submissions.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1 | Click here for information, or contact Nicolle Jordan.

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Eagle Wings Program

Up to $1,500 is available for undergraduate conference travel through this program. Travel must take place in summer or fall 2016. Preference will be given to those students presenting papers for which they are first author.

Click here for more information. Deadline: Friday, February 26

Donald Drapeau Summer Research Grants

Grants of $4000 will be awarded to two undergraduates to pursue work on original research or creative project on a full-time basis during the summer.

More information, including program guidelines and application materials, may be found here. Deadline: Friday, March 11

Posters in the Rotunda in Jackson

Three students will be selected to represent Southern Miss at the State Capital. All disciplines are eligible and encouraged to participate. Poster production and travel costs will be covered.

For more information and to check out the application materials click here. Deadline: Monday, March 1

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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.


Attend the Involve Me! Fair

Come find your place on campus at The Office of Student Activities' Involve Me! Fair. will be on . Come meet with members of some of the student organizations, learn how they impact the Southern Miss community and find out how you can join organizations that interest you.

Tuesday, February 16 | 11 a.m. | 2nd floor - TCC (map)

Career Fair 2016 hosted by Career Services

Employers from across the southeast will gather at Southern Miss seeking student workers, interns and full-time employees on February 24 from noon until 4p.m.

Career Services is here to assist students with preparations!

Feburary 15 - 18 | 4 p.m. | McLemore Hall, Room 125

Visit the website to see attending employers and best practices.

Alternative Break Trips

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) would love to have you attend one of their two trips during Spring Break or over the summer!

  • Spring Break | March 13-17 | Service in the Mississippi Delta
  • Summer Break | May 15-26 | Eco-Friendly in Canada

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Deadlines: March 4

Interested in More Events?

For more events , click this link!


Deadline on Study Abroad Scholarship

March 1: Gilman - Pell Grant eligible, Summer/Fall 2016 and Academic Year Exchange 2017

Schedule scholarship advisement with Robyn Curtis today!

Chinese Lunch & Learn

Enjoy Chinese food while taking part in a presentation on 2016 Language and Culture in China Program.

Thursday, February 18 | 12:15 p.m. | IC Room 410 (map)

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Want to study abroad but need a place to go? Check out The Scoop.


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.

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership Program

Aspiring young women leaders at USM are invited to apply for the Fourth Annual Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership Program, co-sponsored by the Stennis Center for Public Service and Mississippi University for Women (MUW). This five-day, four-night residential program begins May 23 at the MUW campus in Columbus. Deadline: March 1, 2016


On-Campus Support Group Information (Tel: 601-266-4829)