Volume 1, Issue 17: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Honors Wednesday Memo

Opportunities and Information for Honors Students

edited by Brad Rentz

Volume 1, Issue 17

February 7, 2018


A Message from Dr. Heather Waldroup


Dear Honors students:

Dr. Vahlbusch is away this week on jury duty. While we all appreciate his thoughtful service to Watauga County, his presence is definitely missed in Appalachian Hall. 

Spring semester is now a few weeks underway, and we're already seeing many exciting possibilities for Honors students to showcase the excellent work they do. In particular, please consider submitting your work for publication in the honors student journal Aisthesis as highlighted in this week's memo. We'll continue to keep you informed of additional opportunities for presenting and publishing your research and creative work. Other events and opportunities are outlined below.

The Honors College staff hopes everyone is staying warm and dry. Like you, we're looking forward to Spring.


Upcoming Opportunities:

Dr. Vahlbusch will be delighted to assist with applications!

U.S. Department of State Representative Visit

Ambassador Arnold A. Chacon holds the rank of Career Minister in the United States Senior Foreign Service and is coming to Appalachian State Feb. 12-13. Included on this list of activities are One on One Student Appointmentswhere you can speak with the Ambassador directly. For a full list of events and activities, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/ambassador-chacon-visits-appalachian to learn more.

Association of Southern Biologists Scholarship Opportunities:

Are you a first-generation college student studying Biology? You may be eligible to apply for funds to help pay for your attendance of the Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For more information on how to apply, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/awards-first-generation-students-association-southeastern-biologists

Minority students majoring in Biological Sciences or related fields may be eligible to apply for a $1,200 scholarship which covers society membership and meeting registration among other activities provided by the ASB. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/lafayette-frederick-underrepresented-minorities-scholarship-1200

Spring 2018 Scholarship Competition

John B. Barry, CPA, P.A. is funding an annual scholarship for Spring 2018. Submissions must be received by February 20. First place receives a $1,000 scholarship and second place receives $500.  For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/spring-2018-scholarship-competition-john-b-barry-cpa-pa

Asheville Art Museum Searching for Interns

The spring 2018 Curatorial Interns will work as a team to develop a short video on the history of Pack Square. The interns will interview historians and other experts, conduct research on the history of Pack Square, locate photographs and other imagery, and practice their skills in video production. If you are interested in applying for this internship, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/asheville-art-museum-currently-looking-spring-2018-intern

Want to Publish Your Academic or Creative Work?

Are you looking for an opportunity to get your academic or creative work published? The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 issue of Aisthesis, their honors student journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, they welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles, from all fields of research. Creative writing, multimedia, as well as visual art submissions are also encouraged. The submission deadline is March 15, 2018.


Stay in the Know… 

Student Workshops for Fulbright Week

This week is Fulbright Week at Appalachian State.  This is an inaugural event organized and supported by multiple partners across campus, including administrative offices and faculty. To learn more information about the remaining events this week, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/fulbright-week-feb-6-9-2018.

“The Schaefer Center Presents…” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

On Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company will perform at the Schaefer Center. Tickets are only $15 for students! For more information on this event, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo. 

Lecture on the Holocaust by Thomas Kühne

On Monday, Feb. 12, Professor Thomas Kühne, the Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History and the Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will hold a public lecture. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114. The event is free of charge and no tickets are required. For more information, visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/public-lecture-professor-thomas-kühne.

Narrating the Prison

Dr. Mira Watts of the Department of Art will give a talk entitled, “Narrating the Prison: Space Representation, and Violence” on Feb. 14 at 12 p.m. in Anne Belk Hall room 342. In her talk, Dr. Watts will analyze the colonial Indian prison’s transformation from a space that confined criminals at the fringes of Indian society to a space at the heart of the Indian nationalist movement in the twentieth century.  For more information on this event, please visit:https://honors.appstate.edu/narrating-prison-space-representation-violence

Counseling Center Workshop Series

The Counseling Center is excited to announce the Spring 2018 line-up for our Feelin' Good Workshop Series! Counseling Center staff will host engaging, interactive workshops to help students learn about mental health topics and skills to maintain wellness. Please consider sharing with students and advertising within your department. Events begin on February 15 and last continue periodically through April 18. For further information on this workshop series, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/counseling-center-workshop-series.


In the Honors Spotlight 

Dr. Rick Klima is a Faculty Member of Distinction


Did you know that Dr. Rick Klima of the Honors College is an Appalachian State Faculty Member of Distinction? Check out the full story here http://appalachianmagazine.org/stories/id/712 from Appalachian Magazine by Wes Saylors!  

Sam Jenkins Learns to Sail a Viking Ship


Honors junior, history major, and anthropology minor, Sam Jenkins spent this past summer in Denmark with Harvard University’s Viking Studies program. As Sam describes, “It was a super fun, super awesome two-month learning extravaganza!” He spent a month on the island of Samsø at an archaeological field school at a Viking Age site called Tønnesminde. Following the archaeological field school, Sam spent another month studying Viking Age literature at the Aarhus University, in Aarhus, Denmark. To learn more, please visit: https://honors.appstate.edu/news/sam-jenkins-learns-sail-viking-ship.


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Submissions to honors@appstate.edu should be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays for the following week’s issue.