February 22, 2023

 Honors Wednesday Memo

Opportunities and Information for Honors Students

edited by Kistler Hunt

Volume 6, Issue 21

February 22, 2023


Dear Honors students and other Memo readers,

A single moment, event, word, suggestion can shape and build a terrific life. Here are two examples:

Heeding my father in 1975, right before I went off, pre-med, to the University of Michigan, when he gently suggested I might continue taking German in college. And I became a German professor.

Running into one of my undergraduate English professors my first year in grad school at Michigan, and accepting his spontaneous invitation to start teaching Honors courses there. And I kept teaching and working in university and college Honors programs for years, and eventually, in 2017, became dean of this great Honors College.

I’m marvelling nearly 50 years later about opportunities that shaped me.



Top photo features valentines written for various Honors college faculty and staff by members of the Appalachian Honors Association (AHA!). Photo submitted.


Upcoming Opportunities:

Dean Jeff is happy to help you apply; send him an email at vahlbuschjb@appstate.edu. 

Internship and Job Fair

The Career Development Center will be hosting its annual Internship and Job Fair on March 1 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Internship & Job Fair is an essential tool for networking, landing an internship, or getting hired for full-time employment! Students of all majors, skill sets, and classes are encouraged to attend. For more information about the event, click here. 

National Collegiate Honors Council Journal Editors

The National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) is now accepting associate editor applications for its annual Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (UReCA). UReCA strives to further the exchange of scientific and creative work between undergraduate students by providing a platform where students can contribute to their academic community. Students from a variety of backgrounds are able to apply. Editors will be responsible for selection of creative work and research articles that will appear on the website. Additionally, authors will receive feedback and revision suggestions from  Associate Editors. The deadline to apply is March 15. To submit an application, click here. For any questions, contact the Editor-in-Chief of UReCA.

Accelerating Climate Solutions through Storytelling

Applications are now open for student work submissions for the “Your Story is Your Climate Solutions Superpower: Accelerating Climate Solutions Through Storytelling” event on April 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This showcase will feature student artwork that highlights the ways that people are engaging with climate solutions. Visual art (2D or 3D) can be submitted for consideration. Students must submit their artwork by March 24. To submit artwork, click here. For any questions, contact Laura England and Haley Whitley.

Girls on the Run Internship

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute of Health and Human Services is currently accepting 2023 summer internship applications for their Girls on the Run program. The primary responsibility of the intern is to serve as a Girls on the Run coach and to work with the Council Director and Program Coordinator to implement a successful summer program. Other summer internship responsibilities include working on various aspects of marketing, fundraising and program development for Girls on the Run and Camp Girls on the Run. To apply for the internship, click here. For more information, contact Mary Sheryl Horine.

Adult and Juvenile Osteology Workshops

Applications are open for ArchaeoTek Canada’s the Adult and Juvenile Osteology Research Intensive Training Workshops. Students in both programs will be able to conduct osteological analyses and frame appropriate research questions. Students in the Adult Osteology Program will comprise an in-depth knowledge of all bones in the human body, including landmarks, muscles attachments and articulations, determining sex and age, development and pathologies, and more. Students in the Juvenile Osteology Program will be able to study the growth and development of the human skeleton across various juvenile age cohorts, weaning and dietary stress, and much more. The Adult Osteology Program will take place from June 4 – July 1. The Juvenile Osteology Program will take place from July 2 – July 29, 2023. For more information about both programs, click here. For any questions, contact Dr. Andre Gonciar.


Stay in the Know: 

Hayes School of Music Viola Recital

The Hayes School of Music Viola Studio Recital performance will take place on February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall featuring Honors College students Annette Gregoire and Ryan Stukes. Gregoire is a senior music performance major and Stukes is a sophomore Chancellor’s Scholar majoring in biology with a minor in music. A wide variety of styles and composers will be represented, including J.S. Bach, Bartok, Campagnoli, Severn, Ponce, and an improvisation by Stukes. The recital will also be streamed here. For the program, click here, and to learn more, click here

Counseling Center Workshop Series

The Counseling Center is hosting workshops throughout the Spring semester in order for students to get support and learn various coping skills. Their upcoming workshop will be held on February 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 415 of the Plemmons Student Union and will discuss the topic of emotional regulation. For more information, contact the Counseling Center.

Schaefer Center: Lucy Loves Desi

The Schaefer Center will be hosting LA Theatre Works as they perform “Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom,” which provides a behind-the-scenes view into the classic TV show, “I Love Lucy.” The performance will be happening on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

ASU Production on Climate Change

The Taiwanese Literature Award-winning play, A Fable for Now, is being staged in the Valborg Theater with performances from March 1 to March 5 under the direction of Dr. Kin-Yan Szeto, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and Honors faculty. The play is a satirical and allegorical fable about the present and future of the earth, and ASU's production is the play's English language premiere. The play will also feature post-show panel discussions about climate change from various departments across the university. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Visiting Writer Series Presentation

The Department of English is hosting its annual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writer Series throughout the Spring semester. Their next presentation will feature novelist Jessie van Eerden and poet Thorpe Moeckel, whose works detail Appalachian heritage and history. A dual reading will be held on March 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., with a craft talk occurring from 2:00 – 3:15 on the same day. For more information on Jessie van Eerden, click here. For more information about Thorpe Moeckel, click here. Click here to learn more about the Visting Writers Series.


Stay tuned for next week’s spotlight story! In the meantime, if you have any experiences to share with us, please submit them here. 

Have announcements to share? Submissions can be made to honors@appstate.edu. Any content received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday will be considered for the following week’s issue.

Have a story to share? Share what you have done, what you are doing, or what you will be doing by submitting a story here

To stay in the know, learn about opportunities, and take part in the Honors community, find us below!