March 14, 2018

Honors Wednesday Memo

Opportunities and Information for Honors Students

edited by Brad Rentz

Volume 1, Issue 21

March 14, 2018


Memo from Dr. Louis B. Gallien, Honors Academic Mentor


I am pleased to announce a new minor, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, in Southern Studies. (See for full details). A minor in Southern Studies is an excellent complement to majors in humanities, social sciences, the health professions, and others.

Honors College students have distinct advantages when pursuing a minor in Southern Studies, since my HON seminar courses count for full credit in this minor. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in learning more, or if you need help including this minor in your current schedule:

-Dr. Gallien

Upcoming Opportunities: 

Dr. Vahlbusch will be delighted to assist with applications!

Aisthesis Editorial Board

Would you like to publish your academic or creative work? Apply to the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program journal. Creative writing, multimedia, as well as visual art submissions are encouraged! The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2018.  To learn more, please visit:

 Genocide Testimonies of the Shoah

All students are encouraged to attend this workshop to provide the campus community with information on how to utilize the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 20th from 12-2 pm in Belk Library room 421. For more information, please visit:

 Study Language and Culture in Ecuador

The Honors College at The University of New Mexico invites applications for “Conexiones Ecuador”, an intensive program of culture and language study in Cuenca, Ecuador. Conexiones offers students up to 10 semester hours of credit during thirty days of field session. Applications are due by March 16.  Please visit:  for more information.

 Submit Applications for Wellness Educators

Wellness and Prevention Services is now accepting applications for new Wellness Educators for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Academic Year. The application deadline is March 26th. Please visit: for more information.

 Career Talks in International Education

Are you thinking of a career in the field of international education?  The Office of International Education and Development will be hosting a series of short talks this semester for globally minded students who are considering careers in international education, whether in study abroad or international student advising. For more information, please visit:

Stay in the Know… 

AHA meets next Wednesday (3/21) in the Honors College Library at 5:15!

 ACT Team Recruitment

The ACT Team is a one of a kind leadership opportunity on campus. They plan all of ACT's large scale and educational events and attend weekly team meetings where they learn about community nonprofits, social justice, leadership, and service. Applications are due March 16. To learn more, please visit:

Organization and Time Management Training

Have you been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD? This 8-week program for students who have been diagnosed with ADHD will be offered through the ASU Psychology Clinic. The group will meet from 5:15-6:45 pm on Thursdays beginning March 15, 2018. For more information, please visit:

The Feelin’ Good Workshop Series

Optimize your study habits and academic performance by learning quick and powerful skills to improve attention, focus, and concentration. Thursday, March 15th, 6-7 PM, in the Three Top Mountain Room of the PSU. Extra credit slips will be made available! Please visit:  for more information.

Zotero – Citation Management Workshops

Come learn about this cool, free tool.  Create a personal library to capture and store citations, pdf files and more that you locate online.  Easily insert in-text citations and create bibliographies when you are writing your paper.  No more cutting and pasting citation information into a Word document. For workshop dates and times, please visit:


In the Honors Spotlight

Nicholas Gilliam in AppMagazine


Honors Alumnus Nicholas Gilliam ’17 graduated magna cum laude from App State’s Department of Accounting. Nicholas is now a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science accountancy program.  Check out his feature in Appalachian’s Magazine The Appalachian by visiting:

Sam Steyl awarded Garret Scholarship


Sam Steyl has been awarded the first George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is to support her scientific research on the role of antioxidant use in energy production in the liver. Sam is a pre-med intended chemistry major with minors in biology and medical humanities. She has also been the starting goalkeeper for Appalachian State’s varsity women’s soccer team. To learn more about this award please visit:


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