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NEW: Honors Program FAQ

Moving online does not have to mean moving away from your Honors Community! We are developing ways for you to stay connected with the Honors Program and the friends you have made.

This page will feature links to activities and announcements and highlight our new community online. Check back to see what we have in store for you!

We kicked off the first event on Thursday, April 2, 4:00 pm with an Honors Online Check-in with the Honors Program staff. Questions and answers from that session can be found in the FAQ at the top of this page.

Our schedule thus far includes:

Fri, Apr 3 Honors Online Trivia!
Mon, Apr 6Netflix Party – Inception

Honors Pet Contest Opens for Entries
Tue, Apr 7Relaxation: Yoga
Wed, Apr 8Conversations for Challenging Times:
Understanding the COVID 19 Crisis

Honors alumna Krys Johnson, PhD, MPH, CPH.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple.

Honors Pet Contest Voting Begins
Thu, Apr 9Preparing for Your Next Steps
Dr. Desiderio will talk about what you can be doing now to prepare for what’s next after Georgia Southern.
Fri, Apr 10 Honors Online Trivia!

Honors Pet Contest Results
Mon, Apr 13 Netflix Party – The Bee Movie
Tue, Apr 14 Conversations for Challenging Times
Infectious Fandom: What COVID19 Means for Sports

Bell Honors alumnus Darin Van Tassell, PhD.
Retired GS professor of Political Science, and owner of Tormenta FC, Statesboro’s pro soccer team.
Wed, Apr 15 Virtual Museum Tour
Thu, Apr 16Stay Well
Sarah McHugh will channel her background in public health to offer tips, tricks, and suggestions for staying well while cooped up at home. Remember, wellness is more than just physical fitness
Fri, Apr 17Honors Online Trivia!
Mon, Apr 20Honors Online Trivia!
Tue, Apr 21Honors Quarantine Activities
Send us your quarantine activities! What are you doing to fill your down time?

(Link for submissions will be sent.)
Wed, Apr 22Conversations for Challenging Times
Practicing Positive Psychology

Dr. Wendy Wolfe, Department of Psychology.
Thu, Apr 23Conversations for Challenging Times
Residency on the Frontlines

Honors Program alumnus Dr. Andres Montes, third-year OB/GYN resident physician at University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA.
Fri, Apr 24Netflix Party! Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (with Dr. Engel!)
Mon, Apr 27Honors Virtual Symposium – Opening Day!

Honors Online Trivia!
Tue, Apr 28 Honors Virtual Symposium

Best Coronavirus Meme Contest (link for submissions will be sent)
Wed, Apr 29Honors Virtual Symposium

Conversations for Challenging Times
Media Matters Covering COVID-19

Honors Program alumnus Charles Minshew (Political Science, 2011) will talk with us about media coverage of COVID-19 and the role of media in a pandemic.
Thu, Apr 30Honors Virtual Symposium

LinkedIn Workshop with Kelsey Keane and Hannah Dorough (View their slideshow here.)
Join these two Honors Program alumnae as we learn how to maximize the potential of LinkedIn to establish a strong personal brand and boost professional networks.
Fri, May 1Honors Virtual Symposium – Last day for comments!

Best Coronavirus Meme Contest Voting Opens Now
Mon, May 4 – Thu, May 7Finals Week Trivia! Honors Online Trivia Monday through Thursday.
Thu, June 4 Thriving in the Graduate School and Job Search Process with Honors alumna Janessa Dunn and a panel featuring Dr. Lisa Costello, Dr. Shainaz Landge, Dr. Dominique Quarles, and Keldrick Stephens.

Presentation Slideshow can be found here.
Thu, June 11Conversations for Challenging Times: COVID-19 and the Search for a Vaccine
Honors alumnus Dr. Stephen Crooke, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, will discuss his work on a COVID-19 vaccine.
Thu, June 18Study Abroad? How about a Job Abroad?
Join us as we talk with Honors alumnae Jessica Shanken, Emily Pressler, and Brady Gwynn about their experiences teaching overseas. (Video starts 30 seconds in.)
Thu, June 25Free Speech on Campus: A Brief Guide to the First Amendment 
Honors alumnus Jarvis Steele will discuss what protection speech is given under the First Amendment while recognizing that sometimes this speech is still hurtful.

We are taking a break for the month of July, but we will be back in August with more events like these. Students, please let us know what else you’d like to see in our online community events.

As events are announced for fall, we will update this Honors Community Google Calendar with links to our events. (Please note that you must be logged into your MyGeorgiaSouthern account to access the calendar.)

Last updated: 9/16/2020