Honors Newsletter

Honors College: The Newsletter

Updates, Speakers, Events, Opportunities: 

You Can Vote Club Meeting @ UNCW

Date: Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Location: https://zoom.us/j/95556701151 

You Can Vote is a statewide nonprofit nonpartisan organization working to educate and empower North Carolinians on civic engagement, launching a chapter at UNCW this spring. They are looking for students that are interested in staying civically involved, even when there is not an election happening. They will be doing elections at the end of the semester, so there are leadership opportunities. There are also volunteer and internship opportunities they can offer.

YCV will also host a Civic Trivia Night on April 14th at 6 p.m.!

Email Lucy to learn more  

Honors Fall 2021 Course Book Available

The Fall 2021 honors courses are now available. The course book will be updated regularly at the link below. 

Special note: PED 101 is now WPA 101. WPA 295 is a 1-hour elective you can add on to your WPA 101 class. We are offering an honors section of it focused on outdoor physical activity for enjoyment. See the flyer

Note #2: Keep an eye out for an upcoming information session about HST 103: Intro to Global History with the December trip to Spain. 

Note #3: We will add HON 210: Connections: Art--Community--Health, taught by staff at the Cameron Art Museum, to the course book soon. 

View the Course Book 

Become an Honors Peer Advisor

Deadline: March 31st, 2021

Would you like to make a difference within the Honors College by helping guide other Honors students in fulfilling their requirements and connecting them with helpful resources? Would you like to gain leadership experience and get paid? Apply to be a student peer advisor this coming summer and fall!

Learn More  

A People's History of Wilmington: Virtual Discussion Series

Dates: April 8th, 15th, 22nd

A series of virtual talks and discussions, centered on Black history in Wilmington, curated by Third Person Project and sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning and UNCW Equity Institute in coordination with the Departments of History and English.

See Talks & Register 

Join the UNCW Campus Conduct Board or Student Academic Conduct Board

Deadline: Apply by April 9th

The Campus Conduct Board (CCB) and Student Academic Honor Board (SAHB) is a group of students and faculty trained by the Office of the Dean of Students. This unique group hears cases of alleged violations of the UNCW Code of Student Life. Any student who has been accused of violating the Code of Student Life has the option to select to have their case heard by the board. You can now apply to join as a student member of these boards and build your leadership skills, make connections across campus, and make a difference. 

Learn more and Apply

African American Women and the Fight for Suffrage

Date: April 12th, 5:30 p.m.
Location: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/89654802727?pwd=N254VVQ1SDgwbVZzWDlRVHZvU3Nqdz09 

Lecture presented by the History Department. Professor Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. Professor Jones is the author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (2020), selected as one of Time's 100 must-read books for 2020. 

Zoom Link 

Using Qualitative Methods to Collect Data in Communities Affected by HIV/AIDS: Psychology in Action

Date: April 15th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/85100818200?pwd=ZURtVWNqdDR0OENTZ1R0ckJWSG1rdz09 

Dr. Najjuma Saidah is a Fulbright visiting scholar in the schoolof Health and Human Services at the University of NorthCarolina Wilmington. She is a Senior Lecturer and the Dean,Faculty of Social Sciences at Ndejje University, Uganda. Hercurrent research includes economic empowerment of womenand spaces for community dialogue on HIV/AIDS concerns. Presented by the Honors College and Psi Chi. 

Zoom Link 

Become an Academic Achivement Peer Mentor with ULC

Deadline: N/A

The University Learning Center is recruiting Academic Achievement Services Peer Mentors for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester and beyond. Academic Achievement Services Peer Mentors work regularly with students to improve their academic habits and meet their academic goals. Peer mentors begin at $9.00 an hour, with opportunities for raises during subsequent semesters of employment. For more information about the position, please visit the University Learning Center’s “Student Jobs” webpage, or feel free to contact Nick Crawford directly.

Volunteer or Intern with the Latimer House

Latimer House and the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society are a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of history since 1956. They are seeking interns and volunteers this summer and beyond!

Volunteers: We love having volunteers and always need volunteers to lead tours of this historic house. We provide the information on the tour and then provide training. It takes about 2 weeks for someone to learn the basics of the tour and train as a docent. 

Internships: LCFHS is happy to set up custom internships for any interested students. We could accommodate students from pretty much any department. Of course being a docent (tour guide) can be an internship, especially for history majors. We already have internships built around archives and collections management, as well as research. But we could build internships around tourism, heritage tourism, business and nonprofit administration, events and hospitality management, science and chemistry, social media management and marketing, film, and even costuming and sewing. We cannot provide compensation but are happy to work with departments to provide class credit.

Email Jessie Labell for more details 

Survey on health habits and COVID-19

Honors Public Health student Alyssa Yon is conducting a survey on health habits related to the pandemic as part of her Honors thesis. Please consider helping her out by submitting her survey!  

Submit survey

Honors College Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey

With the approval of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Honors College has developed a survey to collect data on equity and inclusion within Honors. This survey includes questions about what initiatives you would like to see to promote social justice and inclusion within Honors, as well as questions about the environment/climate of Honors. All questions are skippable. If you have some time, please let us know your thoughts so we can continue working toward a better Honors College. 

Share your thoughts

Honors College Student Accomplishments Survey

Each semester we report a list of honors students’ accomplishments. We highlight students and their achievements on social media, in publications, and in presentations to prospective students and university officials. (This is also a great opportunity to reflect on the important things you've done over the past year and add them to a CV/resume.) You can skip any questions you like--the total survey should take 10-15 mins.

Share your accomplishments 

The 2021-2022 Scholarship Application is now open!

Looking to apply for a UNCW scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year? The Office of Scholarships and Financial aid is pleased to announce that the scholarship application is now open to all current and newly accepted students. The priority deadline for consideration is March 1st, 2021, but materials are accepted through June 1st, 2021. If you have questions, email scholarships@uncw.edu or call 910-962-3177.

Apply today! 

PSA: Academic Integrity

Research / Conferences: 

Deep Learning AI: Interdisciplinary Student Research Team

Date: May 3rd to 28th

Are you captivated by the recent developments of Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence? Are you determined to understand how Deep Learning AI can help humanity tackle social, health, and environmental injustice? Dr. Kris L. Hohn (she/her), Assistant Professor of Social Work, is seeking to create a Deep Learning Interdisciplinary Student Research Team of three graduate and nine undergraduate students. This is a paid opportunity.

Learn More 

Johns Hopkins University’s second annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Date: April 24th and 25th, 2021
Deadline to submit: April 1st, 2021
Location: Virtual

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty and editors from Johns Hopkins University Press.

Visit symposium website

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