Honors College E-News

February 15, 2015

♦♦♦♦♦ GULF PARK EDITION ♦♦♦♦♦

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Spotlight: Jerry Mitchell • Honors Lounge

Academia: Scholarships • UGS • Call for Papers

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

Events: Lunch and Learn • Jazz & Blues Festival • Spring Break

Study Abroad: The Scoop

Leadership: Washington Center • MUW at Columbus

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Survey • Request for Pics • Contact Us

♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦

Fall Advisement for Gulf Coast Keystone Honors Students

The advisement period for Fall 2016 begins March 1. All Gulf Coast Honors Keystone students, apart from those planning to graduate in May 2016, should contact Honors College Gulf Coast Coordinator Dr. Follett (westley.follett@usm.edu) to schedule a March advisement appointment.

Looking for a quiet place to study??

Want to get far from the madding crowd? Then make your escape to the new Honors College Lounge in Elizabeth Hall, Room 113!

It's available to you anytime that the building is also open.

University Forum Speaker: Jerry Mitchell

The MacArthur Foundation genius-award winning journalistwhose 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

♦♦♦♦♦ ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦

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.

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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.

More information, including program guidelines and application materials, may be found here.


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.

♦♦♦♦♦ CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES ♦♦♦♦♦

History Honor Society Lunch and Learn

Dr. Douglas Bristol is presenting "Forgetting About the Greatest Black Generation."

There will be free pizza! Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, and the Gulf Coast Student Government Association are co-sponsoring the event.


Thursday, February 25 | 12:15 p.m. | Fleming Education Center 104

Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival

Free and open to the public, the festival will feature an Easter egg hunt for children ages 12 and under, local artists and craftsmen, food vendors and activities for the entire family.

For more information visit the website.


Saturday, March 26 | Gulf Park Campus

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

View the image for details! →→→

Deadlines: March 4

♦♦♦♦♦ INTERESTED IN STUDY ABROAD? ♦♦♦♦♦

The Scoop is in!

The Scoop is back with more places for you to travel!


Ready to apply? Visit the Office of International Programs website.

Unsure if abroad is right for you? Read these students' stories.

♦♦♦♦♦ LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ♦♦♦♦♦

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

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On-Campus Resources

♦♦♦♦♦ WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW ♦♦♦♦♦

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