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Southern Scholar Events 2017-2018

Winter Semester

Hunter Art Museum, Art of Observation: February 2, 2-7 p.m. 

Dinner Provided  

Tiny Houses Event: February 23, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner Provided

AssemblyMarch 15, 7 p.m. BH 3009

Convocation: Aims of Education: Chris Hansen, March 29, 7 p.m. BH 3009

Professors in a Lifeboat: April 12

Place as Text: April 20

Dinner Provided

Winter Symposium: April 27

Dinner Provided

Fall Semester                                                                                            

Scholars Retreat: August 26, 9 a.m. FHH 1st floor

Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Freshmen Orientation & City-as-Text: August 27, 8 a.m. BH 3009

Lunch Provided

Convocation: Aims of Education, Rick Norskov: September 14, 7 p.m. BH 3009

Finding Your Calling: Where is the voice from the burning bush?

Hunter Art Museum, Art of Observation: September 29, 2-7 p.m. 

Dinner Provided                                  

Bonfire: October 21

Assembly: October 26, 7 p.m. BH 3009

Convocation: Professors on a Life Boat Convocation: TBD

Vespers: November 3, 5 p.m.

Dinner Provided

NCHC National Honors Conference in Atlanta: November 8-11         

Winter Symposium: TBD

Lunch Provided

Partners in the Parks

Many of our students have had the opportunity to participate in this outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council with the National Park Service. Our students have attended programs at Independence Hall, the Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park, and Mount Rainier National Park. Additionally, Scholars Director Mark Peach has had the opportunity for the second year to co-lead a Partners in the Parks in the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park.


In the fall of 2016 Southern Scholars attended the National Collegiate Honors Council conference. Seven students traveled to Seattle in October, attended sessions, met other honors students, and brought home a variety of new ideas for building our honors program. In March 2017, ten students traveled to Asheville for the Southern Regional Honors Council conference where Shanti James presented “Seeking the Anatomy of the Soul: Researching the Neuroscience and Philosophy of Spiritual Experiences,” Imani Hamilton co-presented “The Urban PIP Experience,” and a group of Southern students presented “Honors Program to Honors College: Logistics, Benefits, and Detriments of the Transition.” We are extremely proud that several of our students had the opportunity to share their research at the Southern Regional Honors Council. Overall, 25% of Southern Scholars have attended honors conferences this year. This year, the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference will occur in Atlanta, GA from November 8-12, 2017. The opportunity to attend this conference could be yours!

Southern Scholars Reading Room!

The Southern Scholars room is McKee Library is an excellent resource for Southern Scholars. This room has limited access for only Scholars Students. This room is open for Southern Scholars to study in and is used for our Honors Council Meetings. Additionally, Scholars have faculty lending privileges through McKee Library.