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Honors Conference Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  01.11.10  |  Honors College News, Honors Events

    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

Congrats to Katherine Sinclair!

0 Commentsby   |  11.05.09  |  Honors College News

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

0 Commentsby   |  11.04.09  |  Honors Events

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

0 Commentsby   |  10.29.09  |  Honors Events

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!

We’re looking for MURDER MOST FOUL!!!

by   |  10.19.09  |  Honors College News, Honors Events

Murder!

We want a Murder!

Are you interested in investigating a MURDER? Have you always wanted to plan “the perfect crime?”  Would you rather read a Sherlock Holmes mystery than your assigned textbook?  Submit a script for this year’s Honors College Murder Mystery Dinner!

The Honors College is now taking submissions for the script for this year’s Murder Mystery!  We’re looking for a script with 9 to 11 characters (though they don’t all have to be suspects), about 35-40 minutes in total length, but with breaks between scenes for different courses of a meal to be served.  For this competition, we’d like you to give us 3-4 scenes of your script which introduce most of your characters, and give us an idea of your writing style.  You should also include a short summary of your plot (but WITHOUT GIVING AWAY THE ENDING in either the scenes or the summary!)  The winning writer will be paid $250 for a complete script, which will be performed at this year’s Murder Mystery Dinner.

All entries must be received in the Honors Office by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th!  If you have any questions, or if you’d like more information on the nature of our previous Murder Mystery scripts, please contact Bethany at bethany.scroggins@acu.edu.  Happy sleuthing!

Congratulations to Kendra!

0 Commentsby   |  09.22.09  |  Honors College News

Kendra Gregory

Kendra Gregory

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Kendra Gregory (senior ENVR and SPAN double major, minors in BIOL and CHEM and Honors College student) was just notified she won the 2009 Academic Excellence Award from Ag Workers Insurance (http://www.agworkers.com/academicaward.html).

Ag Workers is a mutual insurance company providing coverage for agriculture professionals in Texas.  They are GREAT supporters of students and agricultural programs across the state.  On occasion after occasion they have funded events for our students at ACU and at functions our students have participated in at other colleges and universities with ag programs across the state.

This is the first time Ag Workers has extended this award.  They hope to present the award to Kendra on campus before the end of October.