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First Spring 2010 Honors Chapel, 1-27-2010

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Believing the Unbelievable

Join us in COBA 301 as Dr. Varner leads our first Honors Chapel

of the Spring 2010 semester!

Honors Conference Opportunity

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    Dear Honors College Students,National Collegiate Honors Council
    I hope your Christmas break was all you dreamed it could be and that your semester is starting well. I’m writing about an opportunity for you to present at the regional conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council. This conference will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from March 26-28, 2010. See this link for more information: http://gphc2010.com/default.aspx Later in the email, I explain how to be eligible to win a prestigious award and a $200 cash prize, so keep reading.
    There are two types of presentations at this Conference: poster presentations and paper presentations. A poster presentation involves a large tri-fold piece of cardboard which is plastered with the high points of your research. The poster presenter also prepares a brief oral introduction to the research and is available to answer questions. Paper presentations are just what they sound like: a paper that is read out loud. Plan on fifteen to minutes (i.e., six to seven pages). You do not have to read your paper word for word; you can use a power point and/or give an extemporaneous presentation. You will receive more exact instructions from the conference organizers. I am also including some links that will help you prepare.
    Now, for the overachievers who are receiving this email, I want especially to point out the opportunity to apply for the Boe award. Up to eight winners will receive this prestigious, resume-building award, along with an engraved plaque and a check for $200. Four prizes are reserved for those who have earned fewer than sixty hours, and four for those who have earned more. Thus, even if you are a freshman or sophomore, you are certainly encouraged to apply. To apply for the Boe award, you have to submit both an abstract and a 10- to 20-page paper—and the deadline is January 18. We can only submit two papers (no posters) as the nominees of the ACU Honors College. To apply for the Boe award, please send an email to both me (joe.stephenson@acu.edu) and to Stephanie Smith (smiths@acu.edu) with two attachments—your abstract and your complete, polished paper—by January 18. The conference committee will read all submissions and choose two nominees to submit to the conference.
    If the committee does not select your abstract as one of our nominees, you can certainly decide to submit your abstract to the general conference, but do not do so until after the committee has chosen our nominees. (In other words, if you are applying for the Boe award please DO NOT submit an abstract for a general session—yet. You can do so later.) See this link (and the link on that page) for further information about the Boe award. http://gphc2010.com/BoeAwardSubmissions.aspx (Some of the information there tells how ACU will submit our two nominees; for the time being, merely follow the instructions earlier in this paragraph.)
    Thanks for reading this message. We look forward to submitting some high-quality work to the conference. The Honors College will be able to fund a limited number of students with registration fee, hotel rooms, and some meals. I urge you to take advantage of this great opportunity to share your research with a broad audience and enjoy the Tulsa conference.
    God bless,
    Dr. Stephenson
    Interim Dean, Honors College
    Dear Honors College Students,
    I hope your Christmas break was all you dreamed it could be and that your semester is starting well. I’m writing about an opportunity for you to present at the regional conference of the National Collegiate Honors Association. This conference will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from March 26-28, 2010. See this link for more information: http://gphc2010.com/default.aspx Later in the email, I explain how to be eligible to win a prestigious award and a $200 cash prize, so keep reading.
    There are two types of presentations at this Conference: poster presentations and paper presentations. A poster presentation involves a large tri-fold piece of cardboard which is plastered with the high points of your research. The poster presenter also prepares a brief oral introduction to the research and is available to answer questions. Paper presentations are just what they sound like: a paper that is read out loud. Plan on fifteen to minutes (i.e., six to seven pages). You do not have to read your paper word for word; you can use a power point and/or give an extemporaneous presentation. You will receive more exact instructions from the conference organizers. I am also including some links that will help you prepare.
    Now, for the overachievers who are receiving this email, I want especially to point out the opportunity to apply for the Boe award. Up to eight winners will receive this prestigious, resume-building award, along with an engraved plaque and a check for $200. Four prizes are reserved for those who have earned fewer than sixty hours, and four for those who have earned more. Thus, even if you are a freshman or sophomore, you are certainly encouraged to apply. To apply for the Boe award, you have to submit both an abstract and a 10- to 20-page paper—and the deadline is January 18. We can only submit two papers (no posters) as the nominees of the ACU Honors College. To apply for the Boe award, please send an email to both me (joe.stephenson@acu.edu) and to Stephanie Smith (smiths@acu.edu) with two attachments—your abstract and your complete, polished paper—by January 18. The conference committee will read all submissions and choose two nominees to submit to the conference.
    If the committee does not select your abstract as one of our nominees, you can certainly decide to submit your abstract to the general conference, but do not do so until after the committee has chosen our nominees. (In other words, if you are applying for the Boe award please DO NOT submit an abstract for a general session—yet. You can do so later.) See this link (and the link on that page) for further information about the Boe award. http://gphc2010.com/BoeAwardSubmissions.aspx (Some of the information there tells how ACU will submit our two nominees; for the time being, merely follow the instructions earlier in this paragraph.)
    Thanks for reading this message. We look forward to submitting some high-quality work to the conference. The Honors College will be able to fund a limited number of students with registration fee, hotel rooms, and some meals. I urge you to take advantage of this great opportunity to share your research with a broad audience and enjoy the Tulsa conference.
    God bless,
    Dr. Stephenson
    Joseph F. Stephenson, Ph. D.
    Assistant Dean, Honors College
    Assistant Professor of Honors Studies and English
    Abilene Christian University

Deadline Approaching!

by   |  12.03.09  |  Honors College News, Honors Events

Sign up by Dec 11th for this year’s Study America trip (May 16-30, 2010)!

Applications available in the Honors Office (Zellner Hall, rm 100).

The American South--with Honors!

The American South--with Honors!

Book Drives for Better Lives

by   |  12.01.09  |  Honors Events

HC Book Drive Fall 2009

HC Book Drive Fall 2009

Please help us save books from the landfill, and make a difference in the lives of these children!

Show your support by rsvp-ing to our facebook event!

Cartoon Colloquium Spots Still Available!

by   |  11.13.09  |  Honors College News

Cartoons & Modern Culture

Still need a colloquium for next semester?  Try your hand at cartooning!

To sign up, email Stephanie at smiths@acu.edu today!

Congrats to Katherine Sinclair!

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Our own Katherine Sinclair, junior English major from Abilene, was recently featured as one of the ACU website’s Study Abroad Spotlights:

“When Katherine Sinclair thinks of what she misses most from her Study Abroad trip to Oxford, England, she pictures the lens of a camera.

“‘I miss the picture-perfect moments,’ she said. ‘I really enjoy just seeing beauty everywhere.’

“An avid amateur photographer, Katherine had plenty of subject material in Oxford and in the surrounding countries she visited during her semester abroad. Impressive architecture, glorious scenery and diverse cultural experiences provided her with multiple opportunities to see beauty through the viewfinder of her camera. And the memories she has saved with the click of a shutter will stay with her always.”

For the complete spotlight story on Katherine, click here.

HC Showcase 11/6/09

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HC Showcase Luncheon 11-6-09

HC Showcase Luncheon 11-6-09

Interested in studying abroad? Join us this Friday, November 6th, from 12:15 to 1:00 pm in the Adams Center Classroom (just inside the library) for a free catered luncheon. During lunch, honors students Alisha Sneed, Elena Kua, Kelsey Young, Anne Weaver, and Jenny Dodd will share some photos of their experiences abroad this past spring, and we’ll have more info on how to apply for an Honors College Travel Grant if you plan to study abroad in the future.

Any student interested in studying abroad with an HC Travel Grant is encouraged to attend!

To RSVP, please call x2455 or email RSVP2AC@acu.edu by Thursday, Nov 5th!

Nov 2nd Deep Dish: Monstrosity 101

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Monstrosity 101

Monstrosity 101

Join us for Monstrosity 101: An In-depth Discussion of Monsters, Vampires, and other Terrifying Creatures!  This event is open to all faculty and students.  As always, our pizza, discussion, and tales of scary creatures are free of charge!

Congrats to Dr. Willerton!

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Dr. Chris Willerton, Honors College Dean

Dr. Chris Willerton, Honors College Dean

A new book by ACU Press features chapters by two ACU professors, Chris Willerton and Al Haley. The book is entitled The Word in the English Classroom:  Best Practices of Faith Integration and is edited by Jamie Dessart and Brad Gambill.

“In this book, editors Jamie Dessart and Brad Gambill have brought together English professors from across the spectrum of Christian higher education, inviting contributors to reflect on how faith and scholarship intersect in their particular academic areas and Christian traditions. The authors represent a broad range of Christian faith and a variety of specializations within the field of English, including composition and rhetoric, creative writing, literature, and media studies.

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“They write honestly and specifically about their work, confessing successes and failures, intentional plans and accidents that flopped or initiated new ways of thinking. As you read each chapter, you’ll gain another view of what it can mean to negotiate faith in the classroom, as the authors share reflections on courses and lessons they’ve taught. Many of us are still working to understand how faith and scholarship should collaborate in our classrooms. This volume offers an important look into current practice in order to promote even further development for the future.”

For more information on this publication click here.

Honors Chapel, 10-28-09

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HC Study America Chapel

HC Study America Chapel

Wednesday is our special Study America chapel!  We’ll be announcing where Dr. Kristina Campos and Dr. Tanya Brice will take us this Maymester!  YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!!!!