Honors College E-News

February 1, 2016

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Spotlight: Doggies & Donuts • NCUR • SPUR

Academia: Call for Papers • Symposium

Events: University Forum • Poetry Reading • Book Signing

Study Abroad: Scholarships • British High Tea • The Scoop

Leadership: MUW at Columbus

Services: On-Campus Support Groups

HC: Mardi Gras 2016Survey • Request for Pics • Contact Us

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Doggies & Donuts!

Come out and see our furry friends at this semester’s first Puppy Therapy day: Friday, February 5, 11-1 at the Honor House! There will be dogs, and donuts—so what’s not to like? Feel free to bring a dollar or two to help Southern Pines Animal Shelter, along with any empty boxes, water bottles, soda bottles, toilet paper/paper towel tubes, etc—all helpful for doggie development.

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NCUR Selections

Congratulations to Kristen Dupard, Rachel Lambert, Alexandra Utley, Laurel Duty, and Olivia Herring!

They were selected from more than 4,000 submissions all over the nation to present at the University of North Carolina-Asheville!

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Eagles Scholars!

Rachel Paris-Harbison, Mary Ryan Karnes, James Fountain, Alexis Tymkiw, Janine Nowak, Sarah Givens, Rose Curtis, Mary Travis, William Walker and Joseph Jelinski were recognized January 22nd at the Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research Reception!
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7th Annual MadRush URC: Call for Papers

The 7th Annual MadRush Undergraduate Research Conference seeks undergraduate academic research, creative writing and websites in any Humanities or Social Science discipline. Interested students should submit an abstract of their project to madrush@jmu.edu. Deadline: 5:00 PM, February 15, 2016

Please click the image to the right for more information. >>>

Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity

The UGS is an annual event showcasing outstanding work from both campuses, with top presenters earning cash prizes. The submission portal for the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium will open soon! View the 2016 categories.
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University Forum returns February 16!

The University Forum will feature three guests in the spring of 2016 who are changing how we think about the world. All events begin at 6:30pm in Bennett Auditorium, and are free and open to everyone. Visit the main University Forum site or check out the links below for info.

For My People

A Celebration of 250 Years of Black American Poetry

In celebration of Black History Month, Undergraduate students from the English Department will read published poetry and original works. "Best deliveries" earn scholarships!

Thursday, February 4 | 12 p.m. | RC's Lounge, Student Union

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Camouflaged Sister’s Book Signing

The African American Military History Museum hosts a signing for this inspirational book. Stories of struggle and triumph on topics of transition, leadership, faith, balance and mentorship, as written by 14 African American women, ranging from enlisted to officers, retired, former military to current active duty Military Members.

Saturday, February 6 | 11 a.m. | Hattiesburg USO - Downtown

Interested in More Events?

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


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

February 15: PKP Study Abroad Grant - GPA 3.75, Summer/Fall 2016

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

Schedule scholarship advisement with Robyn Curtis today!

Invitation to British High Tea

Learn about the 2016 British Studies Program while enjoying tea, sandwiches and pastries. It is sure to be a proper good time!

Thursday, February 4 | 12:15 p.m. | TCC, Room 218A

<<<View the image for the full invitation.

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.


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)


Enjoy the Southern Miss Mardi Gras break next Monday and Tuesday!!

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