Honors Newsletter

Honors College: The Newsletter

Updates, Speakers, Events, Opportunities: 


499 Workshop: Defend

Date: October 28th at 4 p.m.
Location: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/81291208632?pwd=aEFBTFJmeng3ZUJqbGUwakFoVGU3QT09 

Preparing for your oral defense: Attendees will learn about format, preparation, expectations, alleviating concerns, and presentation resources. This workshop will be led by Dr. Fred Scharf.

Learn more here


Pandemic Exposed #3: The Evolution of SARS-COV-2 During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: October 29th at 12 p.m.
Location: Zoom 

Led by: Dr. Troy Day from Queen's University Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Biology and Dr. Stephanie Kamel from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Biology and Marine Biology.

Register Now


Spooky(ish) Virtual Game Night with Honors

Date: Thursday, October 19th at 6 p.m. 
Location: Online 

Join us for a night of Jackbox Games, including a ~spooky~ trivia game and others. We’ll have opportunities for you to play and to vote on other players’ answers!

Must RSVP on Wavelink!


HST 270: The Second World War: An International History

This one-of-a-kind class offered in Spring 2021 by the History Dept. is NOT an honors class, but it is an interdisciplinary course that fulfills the HPA and LGS requirements. It is also team-taught by professors specialized in Chinese history, German history, and foreign U.S. history and it approaches the topic of WWII from the perspectives of diplomatic, economic, military, and social history. There are NO prerequisites for the class. 

Contact Dr. Fain with questions


21st Annual Writers Week

Dates: November 2nd to 6th, 2020
Location: Online 

Writers Week is an annual conference hosted right here at UNCW by the Department of Creative Writing, featuring talks and panels with diverse and decorated writers and editors from across the country. Writing to Transform, November 2–6, 2020, will center the transformative power of writing, bringing together visiting authors and editors, UNCW students and faculty, and the community, in discussions of literary craft and current issues of the profession. Readings, panels, and most talks are free and open to the public. All are invited to join us in celebrating the power of writing to shape our experiences, our communities, and our world.

Learn more and pre-register


Accept Your Phi Eta Sigma Invitation

Deadline: November 2nd for induction, December 15th overall

Did you receive an invitation from Phi Eta Sigma? This honor society is specifically for sophomores who performed excellently during their freshman year. If you received an invitation, you have until December 15th to accept, but doing so by November 2nd will allow you to participate in the induction ceremony.

There are a lot of fake honor societies out there, but this is a real one with a legitimate UNCW chapter. (Feel free to contact Honors if you are wondering about the legitimacy of any other honor societies you may be invited to.) 

Contact Dr. Mark Spaulding with questions 


At the Intersection Podcast

Dates: New episodes on the 15th of every month

Centro Hispano, the Mohin-Schulz LGBTQIA+ Office, and the Upperman African-American Cultural Center have partnered to start a podcast released every month. 

Subscribe on Spotify


Joteria Jugando con Orgullo

Date: Friday, November 6th at 4 p.m.

Centro Hispano and the Mohin-Schulz LGBTQIA+ Office partner to present this talk from Antonio Castellanos, the LatinX artist who reimagined the traditional Loteria game, creating a powerful educational tool that highlights the beauty of the LGBTQ+ Community. Antonio's inspiration stems from his personal journey and love for culture, education and giving voice to Mexico's LGBTQ+ community. 

RSVP on Wavelink


Honors Spring 2021 Course Book and Advising

The Spring 2021 Honors Course Book is live. Additionally, we want to direct your attention to the Advising Resources Webpage and the attached flyer. We have Peer Advisors, Alexsana Light and Ashley Sexton, available to help you out. We also have a professional advisor, Ms. Rebecca Stultz, with drop-in hours multiple times a week. Finally, Nikki, Dr. Bingham, and Dr. Mehl are opening up drop-in advising hours for the next month, leading up to registration. We want you to have as many avenues as possible to access advising, whether you’re a first-year student or finishing your thesis project.

View the Spring 2021 Honors Course Book


Join the Honors College Discord

In case you missed it: Honors has a Discord server. This is a simple but versatile communication tool where folks can chat or ask questions. 

Join the Discord


Research / Conferences: 


21st Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium @ UNCG

Date: Friday, March 21st, 2021 (Virtual Conference)
Deadline to submit: 
December 21st, 2020

The Honors Symposium offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a virtual academic conference with concurrent sessions. We welcome submissions from all UNC Greensboro undergraduate students or any Honors student from a North Carolina Honors Program or Honors College. Papers should be research-based and can be written in any discipline, but presentations should be geared toward a general audience. Students may submit a paper that has been completed for a course or write a paper for the Symposium. Students may submit more than one paper for consideration to the Symposium. A group of students may also submit a presentation.

Submit Your Paper


Publication Opportunities for Undergrads 

Do you have research or a paper you're proud of? There are multiple journals across the nation that publish student research across all disciplines, whether you wrote a particularly excellent class paper or conducted research through a DIS. Keep an eye out on the publication opportunities for undergrads (often specifically Honors undergrads) below: 

Undergrad Research Journals Collection