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Honors Events

SURCA Poster Showing

https://uncw.edu/eteal/Initiatives/SURCA.html

 

The Spring/Summer Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (SURCA) are offered each year through a partnership between ETEAL and CSURF and provide funding to support undergraduate students engaged in research, creative scholarship, or other independent academic work outside of their courses. These are a wonderful example of UNCW’s commitment to support applied learning and faculty-student collaborations.

On November 12 and 13, we will share a display of the SURCA projects from Summer 2018. These 19 projects are from 12 different departments, including, Anthropology, Biology & Marine Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Economics & Finance, English, Film Studies, History, Music, Nursing, Philosophy & Religion, and Psychology. Students conducted projects that took them into the laboratory, the marsh, and the film studio. They interviewed tattoo artists and music educators. Clearly these projects celebrate the diversity of research and creative scholarship fields studied at UNCW.

We will hold a reception on Monday, November 12 in Randall Library, second floor from 4:00 to 5:30 PM where you can meet the student and faculty teams.

Please see https://uncw.edu/eteal/Initiatives/documents/Summer2018SURCARecipients.pdf for a complete list of the Summer 2018 SURCA projects.

Applications for Spring and Summer 2019 projects may be submitted November 15.

 

Honors Speakers

The Honors College hosts a "Spring Speaker" each year who brings to the campus an important, scholarly discussion that is current and interdisciplinary. Traditionally, prior to the speaker's arrival, a book group open to faculty, staff, and students is sponsored by the College to engage the community in the topic and promote discussion, debate, and opportunities for inquiry.

This year's spring speaker is Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky

February 26, 2019 at 7pm in Lumina 

(Reception in Clocktower lounge immediately following)

Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky is the former dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, where he currently serves as vice provost for institutional culture.

He leads a research team that developed www.funforwellness.com, a research-based online platform to promote health and wellness using videos, games and humor.

His most recent book is The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier.

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Past speakers for the Honors College have included: Dr. Brian Hare, Dr. Rob Dunn, Ms. Cathy Day, Dr. Neil Shubin, Dr. Dan Simons, Ms. Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Mr. Richard Leakey, Dr. E.O. Wilson, Dr. Sarah Boysen, Mr. Seth Kramer and Dr. David Harrison, Mr. David Quammen, Mr. Nat Faxon and Mr. Jim Rash, Mr. Paul Loeb, Dr. Paul Zubrin, Dr. Mark Plotkin, Dr. Michael Ruse, Dr. Maeve Leakey, Mr. Charles Mann, and Mr. Ralph Nader.

In addition to the Spring Speaker, the Honors College hosts speakers in enrichment seminars and co-sponsors speakers hosted by campus organizations, departments, schools and Colleges.

Mid-Year Celebration

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Each December the Honors College hosts an event for the first-year Honors students and Honors students who are graduating mid-year. It is a chance to feature the talents of the students and to recognize our mid-year graduates for their accomplishments in research by finishing either Departmental or University Honors. A very special part of the event is the presentation of the posters from the graduates; descriptions are included in a booklet that presents the abstracts from their scholarly work. This poster display is especially important for the first-year students to view, as they are able to engage with the upperclassmen and see what they will be accomplishing as they continue their work ahead.

Students completing the senior Honors project graduate with Departmental Honors. Students who complete the senior Honors project plus a series of Honors seminars and Honors sections of University Studies classes graduate with University Honors with Departmental Honors.

The Honors Medallion signifies completion of the requirements to graduate with Honors from UNCW and is bestowed on the student by the faculty mentor.

Spring Honors Medallion Ceremony

We have a breakfast in May in which the first official graduation weekend event is held for our Honors graduates. At this breakfast, we recognize our University and Departmental Honors graduates. A very special part of the event is the presentation of their posters in an impressive session; descriptions are included in a booklet that presents the abstracts from their published, scholarly work.

Students completing the senior Honors project graduate with Honors in the major. Students who complete the senior Honors project plus a series of Honors seminars and Honors sections of University Studies classes graduate with University Honors with Departmental.

The Honors Medallion signifies completion of the requirements to graduate with Honors from UNCW and is bestowed on the student by the faculty mentor.

Honors College Awards and Recognition Event

The Honors College is launching a new recognition ceremony to recognize national fellowships recipients, CSURF UNCW Fellowship winners, current applicants to national fellowships, UNCW Distinguished Undergraduate Research Scholars, Wilmington Fellows, and students who have completed the Honors class/seminar requirements this year. It is typically held annually in March.

Honors Beach Sweep at Kure Beach

The first Saturday after classes begin... a tradition since 2001.

Honors Student/Faculty Teas and Pizza and Professors!

tea service for honors college faculty student teasThe Student Honors Advisory Council and the Honors Scholars Association host Honors Teas or Pizza and Prfoessors two to three times a semester. These opportunities for students to meet faculty and administrators (and vice versa) in a social setting allows for exchange of ideas and creation of connections for more engagement.

Family Weekend and Alumni Events

During Family Weekend and Homecoming, the Honors College welcomes our alumni and students' families to events sponsored by the college! Check the schedules for these great occasions and look for the Honors College's annual social.