2019 Honors Plenary

Honors Plenary will occur on Monday, August 19th. A plenary, by definition, is a “meeting of the whole.” The word derives from the Latin root plenarius,” which means “full” or “absolute”.

At the Honors Plenary, we celebrate the beginning of the new year and students will be provided with essential information about plans, policies, and opportunities for the year.

Freshmen and sophomores will attend from 4-5pm and juniors and seniors will attend from 5-6pm. Both sessions will take place in the Silcox Gym (Corner of George and Meeting; entrance off George Street). This is a mandatory event for all Honors Students to stay in good standing and retain priority registration status and access to opportunities set aside exclusively for honors students. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your assigned time so that you may sign in and find a seat.

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Serve on the Honors Committee

The Honors Committee, which is elected by the faculty, has two open positions for student representatives for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a great way to network with faculty, build leadership skills, and have a role in shaping the future of the Honors College. This year the committee will be focused on reading admissions applications, reviewing course proposals, establishing/managing academic policy, and setting the vision for the Honors College’s future.

To serve, you must be available for the entire 2019-2020 academic year, and you must be available this semester on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1:15-2:45pm.

To be eligible, you must be…

  • a student in good standing in the Honors College
  • a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • available to attend bi-monthly meetings of the Honors Committee
  • committed to fairly representing fellow honors students in curricular, procedural, and admissions decisions
  • interested in developing leadership skills and working with faculty

If you are interested in being considered, please complete this application by Friday, September 6th.

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Nominate a CofC Honors student for the Jill Conway Award

This award was established by Jill Conway to recognize a current Honors College student who has demonstrated engagement, personal growth, curiosity, and leadership. The award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

This is the first year that a student will be honored with the Jill Conway Award. Jill Conway was an employee of the College of Charleston from 1984 until her retirement in 2017. Jill joined the Honors College (formerly Honors Program) staff in 1996 as the Office Manager and retired as Assistant Director for Student Services. Thanks to Jill’s efforts and dedication to students, the Honors College experience now extends beyond the classroom.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • A student can receive this award only once.
  • A nominee can be any current student in the Honors College.
  • Nominations can be from faculty, staff or students, but self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Selection criteria will include the nominee’s quality, scope, and level of engagement and leadership in the Honors College, as well as future commitment and potential for future achievement.

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Nomination and Selection Procedure

Part I.  Nominations will be accepted until September 16, 2019 through the following link: Conway Award Nomination Form

Part II. Student nominees will be contacted via email, and the following additional support materials will be requested.

  • Resume
  • Written Statement (max. 500 words; must be typed) to address the following:
    • Describe a leadership role you have had in the Honors College.
    • What did the leadership role mean to you?
    • Describe the impact it had on the Honors community and/or to the campus.
    • How will you continue to be engaged in the Honors College or the greater community as a whole?

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Serve on the Honors College Advisory Board

The Honors College Advisory Board was established to contribute professional expertise, community and alumni perspective, and financial support, and to advise the Dean, the faculty, and students to accomplish the stated mission and goals of the Honors College. The Board is comprised of alumni, parents of current students, community members, and other friends of the Honors College.

Each year a current CofC Honors student is selected to serve on the Advisory Board to provide information and feedback from the student perspective. The deadline to apply to become the student member of the Board for the 2019-2020 is August 23, 2019 (application details below).

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Criteria

  • The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior in good standing in the Honors College.
  • The applicant must be able to attend meetings of the Honors Advisory Board.
  • The applicant must be interested in working with board members to advance the Honors College and be willing to represent the Honors student perspective with confidence.

Application Process
Applicant must submit the following items for consideration:

  • Typed application form
  • Resume
  • 500-word typed statement of interest that addresses the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in being a student representative on the Honors Advisory
      Board?
    • What aspects of the advancement of the Honors College do you see yourself
      contributing to the most?
    • What skills would you bring to your position as a student representative that will help
      facilitate the board’s work in advancing the Honors College?

Submit this application with all supporting documentation by August 23rd to Mary Moser, 10 Green Way or email to honors@cofc.edu.

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Apply now for the Spring 2020 Washington Semester Program!

What: The Washington Semester Program (WSP) gives eligible juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington DC, gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees. Students do not have to be political science majors to apply as the program is applicable for any major or career path.

To Apply: Please visit the program’s website or contact Program Director Julie Hutt at jhutt@mailbox.sc.edu. If you plan to apply, please arrange a meeting with Dr. Folds Bennett at FoldsBennettT@cofc.edu to receive approval to apply and discuss how the program curriculum aligns with CofC Honors requirements.

The deadline to apply for Spring 2020 WSP is Thursday, October 10th, 2019. For more information, visit our page on this opportunity.

Posted on August 13, 2019 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

2019 URCA Celebration of Scholars

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) presents the 2019 Celebration of Scholars. The poster session features undergraduate student-faculty research projects and is open and free to all campus and community members.

Monday, August 19th
11:30am-1:30pm
Addlestone Library, 1st floor

Posted on August 13, 2019 in Announcements & Events, Research

Paid Internship Opportunity at Knowledge Capital Group

Knowledge Capital Group [KCG] seeks a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented student with a healthy desire to grow in a challenging, respectful, and diversified work environment.  Qualified candidates will be eager to gain experience by taking on tasks that support the full scope of firm operations. Responsibilities will include general office management duties, supporting staff on client deliverable production, addressing inbound queries via phone and in-person, conducting industry research and analysis, and other tasks as needed. The Intern will interface with all members of the team and will report directly to Chrissie Hamilton, Consultant.

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Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a Senior in the College of Charleston Honors College
  • Graphic design and web development experience a plus
  • Business writing experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; experience with MS Outlook a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under deadlines/time constraints

 Compensation:

  • $10.50/hour
  • Between 8-12 hours/week on average

 To apply, please send you resume to Misty Antonacci (CofC Honors Class of 2019), mantonacci@knowledgecapitalgroup.com. Learn more about KCG here: knowledgecapitalgroup.com

Posted on August 13, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

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