Honors College E-News

February 8, 2015

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Spotlight: Call for Leaders • Jaylen Hackett • Courtney Grinnell

Academia: Scholarships • UGS • Call for Papers

Events: Forum • 50 Shades of Safe • Involve Me! • Career Fair • Spring Break

Study Abroad: Chinese Lunch & Learn

Leadership: MUW at Columbus

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Survey • Request for Pics • Contact Us

♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦

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Congratulations Jaylen Hackett!

Jaylen is a Junior studying Economics and Political Science. He has been accepted to the PPIA Junior Summer Institute program for this summer. The institute offers programs at five sites and Jaylen was matched with his #1 choice-Princeton!

Congratulations Courtney Grinnell!

Courtney is a Geography major with an emphasis in Sustainable Development. She has been accepted into the 2016 Mississippi Water Security Institute at the University of Mississippi this May! This program is the first of three yearly Institutes funded by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation.


Do you want help funding your education?

The USM Foundation offers more than 850 scholarships to Southern Miss students like you. GO find the right scholarship for you by visiting usmfoundation.com/go.

All students are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Monday, February 15

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!

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.


University Forum Speaker: Jerry Mitchell

The MacArthur Foundation genius-award winning journalist whose exposes for The Clarion-Ledger helped to put numerous Klan members behind bars, including:
  • Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of Medgar Evers
  • Sam Bowers for ordering the murder of Vernon Dahmer
  • Bobby Cherry for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
  • Edgar Ray Killen for his role in killing Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.

Tuesday, February 16 @ 6:30pm | Bennett Auditorium

50 Shades of Safe with Lori Fullbright

The Department of Child and Family Studies' Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The University of Southern Mississippi is putting on an engaging relationship education event for adult female college students. You can expect exciting speakers, lunch theater (with food!), freebies, and door prizes! For more information and to register click here!

Friday, February 12 | 11 a.m. | USM Payne Center

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)

Be Prepared for Career Fair 2016!

Employers from across the southeast will gather at Southern Miss seeking student workers, interns and full-time employees on February 24. Career Services is here to assist students with preparations! Visit the website or call 601.266.4153.
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Alternative Spring Break

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) invites students on the following trips:

  • Alternative Spring Break in Shaw Mississippi on March 13-17. This trip is centered on the history of the Mississippi Delta and would give students the opportunity to do community service and visit several historically important sites!
  • Project Serve Canada 2016 is taking place at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada from May 15-26. Students will have the opportunity to learn about organic farming and cooking along with several other eco-friendly activities. This trip will give students 3 credit hours in IDS492CA.

Deadlines: March 4
For questions or more info, stop by the CCCE Office in Hub (map) 104.

Interested in More Events?

For more events in Hattiesburg and on campus, click this link!


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.


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)


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