Honors College E-News

September 8th, 2015

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New Student Handbook

Attention, all Honors Scholars! We have revised the Honors College Student Handbook, which you will find here. Helpful topics include the Honor Code, HC requirements, a year-by-year curriculum guide, and HC policies on everything from community service hours and AP credit to academic standing and advisement.

Please note that all HC students are expected to know and understand these policies, so take some time to give the Handbook a read!

Puppy Therapy Day at the Honor House

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Get excited about the first Puppy Therapy Day of the 2015-16 school year!

Take a few minutes out of a busy school-day to get some puppy snuggles and watch your stress level drop! We'll see you at the Honor House on Wednesday, September 9th from 11 to 1.

Special Invitation for Honors College Students

Do not forget to join the graduate school staff, faculty and
students as we honor your achievement.

The Graduate School would like to introduce you to Southern Miss graduate programs that are in line with your career goals and that will help you soar to the top.



Spots still available to RSVP.


Student Employment Opportunity

Interested in professional development as well as student employment? A campus office is seeking a Communications Intern to assist with all communications-related functions and projects, including drafting basic remarks, website review, social media, and conducting background research for related content. Qualifications include excellent verbal and written communication skills; eagerness to learn; professionalism; ability to maintain confidentiality; attention to detail; proofreading ability.

If interested, please send a resume to Dr. Weinauer by Friday.

Study Abroad Scholarship Deadlines Are Approaching

Students who are planning to study abroad should contact Robyn Curtis as soon as possible to set up scholarship advising as deadlines are approaching.

The deadline for Phi Kappa Phi's Study Abroad Grant (GPA 3.75+) for Spring 2016 is September 15th. The deadline for the Gilman Scholarship (Pell Grant eligible students) for Spring 2016/early decision Summer 2016 is October 6th.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Workshop

On September 15th at 12:15pm the Office of National Scholarships in conjunction with the Center for Undergraduate Research is offering an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application workshop.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of full funding to the graduate school of your choosing. The workshop will provide important information about deadlines, selecting your recommenders, navigating the online application and how to effectively demonstrate that you meet the NSF criteria.

The workshop will be held in Cook Library 123. Light refreshments will be served. All graduating seniors considering research based degrees in STEM fields as well as the social sciences should strongly consider applying. Please contact Robyn Curtis if you have questions about whether the NSF is right for you.

Two Upcoming Preprofessional Events this Week

On Thursday, September 10th, the College of Science and Technology are hosting an information session that will focus on Medical School Admissions. Ms. Lesley Edwards, the Director of UMMC School of Admissions, will be leading the discussion.

When: Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5:10 to 6:30

Where: Room 102 in the Bobby Chain Technology Building

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Recruitment Visit

On Friday, September 11th, Dr. Johnathan Parker will be presenting on Pharmacy Admissions. Dr. Parker currently serves as Assistant Director of Pharmacy Admissions at Samford University.

When: Friday, Sept. 11 at 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Bobby Chain Technology Building Lobby


Citywide Day of Service, Friday, Sept. 11

The CCCE is participating in a citywide, collaborative day of service entitled “We are Hattie.” The CCCE is volunteering at Thames Elementary with the University Baptist Church from 8 a.m.-noon to celebrate the 9/11 Day of Service. Volunteers will be working in the community garden to build flower beds, weeding, assisting with the greenhouse, etc. Interested students can sign up here.

Additional city projects for the 9/11 Day of Service can be found here. Even if you don’t sign up for an organized event, you can make a pledge or share your service story through Twitter or Facebook by using #WeAreHattie.

Okatoma Creek Cleanup

On Friday, Sept.18, the CCCE will take students to Seminary by carpool for a day-long trip down the Okatoma Creek. Volunteers will use kayaks and canoes to assist in cleaning any trash from the creek.

This is a day-long trip with free lunch provided. Interested students should sign up here.

On Campus: Medicine Wheel Garden

USM has a medicine wheel garden on campus where volunteers can assist with planting, cultivating and maintaining native crops from the southeastern U.S. Dr. Tammy Greer oversees the garden and is accepting volunteer assistance. She is available to work in the garden at these times:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoons after 3:30 p.m.
  • Students can email Dr. Greer regarding any other timing arrangements or for questions.


Did you know that Honors College donated over 100 folders to both students and job seekers through Aldersgate Mission and Christian Women's Job Corp?


♦♦♦♦♦ OUT AND AROUND ♦♦♦♦♦

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