Honors College E-News

December 14th, 2015


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Time for a break...

Congratulations on finishing the semester strong! Now, you are able to rest and relax at home with family or friends without worrying about exams. We wish you happiness and joy over the holiday break and look forward to seeing you in January!

♦♦♦♦♦ SPOTLIGHT ♦♦♦♦♦

A SHOUTOUT to those selected for Eagle Connection!

The Honors College had a great number of students selected to be a part of Eagle Connection: Paige Whiting, Emma Reeves, Lakelyn Taylor, Noah Roberts, Maya Rex, Audrey Kelly, Charli Cubbage, Will Ford, Raley Malone, Cameron Kenney, Sam Eshleman, Sarah Houtz, Jonathan Brent, Gabriella Reyes, Jeremy Myers, and Amanda Blanchard.

Congratulations and we appreciate your hard work this semester!

REMINDER: University Policy Change

As most of you know by now, the fee policy for late undergraduate graduation applications has recently changed. As of now, applications to graduate in May 2016 are late and the fee to apply is $50. Beginning January 1, that fee doubles to $100, then it increases from there. All deadlines and associated fees can be seen here.


REMINDER: Our office will be closed December 24-January 3rd. Any changes to spring schedules that change the number of HONORS hours or which HONORS courses you are enrolled in, you must notify your respective Honors Advisor.



Introducing "THE SCOOP" from the Office of International Programs

The Southern Miss Office of International Programs brings you, The Scoop. This biweekly newsletter will give you details on Southern Miss' study abroad and exchange programs. In addition, we will report on fun international news and trends to keep you up-to-date on all things international.


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Reminder - Water Security Institute in Mississippi!

Application information for the new 2016 Mississippi Water Security Institute is now available at this website. The workshop will be held from May 16-28, 2016 on the University of Mississippi campus. Applications are due January 15, 2016. Any honors student is invited to apply! All participants receive a $1000 stipend plus free room and board on the UM campus for the workshop. For more information contact Dr. Cliff Ochs at mswsi@olemiss.edu or Dr. Debra Young at dbyoung@olemiss.edu.

Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity

As you’re busily completing your research papers and projects, don’t forget about the opportunity to present your work at the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity (April 22-23, 2016), co-hosted by the Honors College and the Center for Undergraduate Research. Students at all levels (first-year to senior) and in any class can participate and compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Graduating in December? No worries—you can present too! The portal for submission will be live soon, but in the meantime, you can visit this link to learn more!

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The 2016 application is now available online!

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the fellow’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology. For additional information about the program visit www.aaas.org/massmedia.

Student Opportunity Center

The Center for Undergraduate Research has adopted Student Opportunity Center as a resource for students where they can learn about over 10,000 opportunities specifically focusing on undergraduates. They are organized into events, experiential learning, and publications, and the website is updated monthly. Over 75 majors are represented, and a number of customizing features, including filters and bookmarks, are available.

More information may be found by following this link.




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