A Reminder to De-Stress During Fall Break

Dear Honors Students,

We’re writing to wish you a safe and restful fall break. Try to use this extended weekend as an actual break from all the things currently causing you stress, be it classwork, the pandemic, relationships, expectations, career trajectories, or anything else creating turbulence in your life. Whatever your plans, be sure to carve out some me time this weekend.

And if things feel particularly stormy at the moment, don’t be afraid to check out the mental health tips, self-care resources, and emotional wellbeing guides from our friends across campus. As for us, we’ll see you on the other side of the break, ready to help you navigate the second half of the semester.

The Honors Team

Posted on October 15, 2021 in Uncategorized

Free Virtual Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Join NCHC on Thursday, October 21 for a free Virtual Adventure

The NCHC Partners in the Parks Committee has developed an exciting series of free virtual adventures for 2021! We invite students and professionals alike to join us for these conversations with National Park Service staff and honors faculty who have facilitated PITP trips. Facilitators will provide an overview of knowledge and visits to Grand Teton National Park; and then the park’s Chief of Youth, Community and Volunteer Engagement will discuss what makes them standout among the other national parks, as well as opportunities for education within the park and engagement. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and conversation.

Register here!


Posted on October 15, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Johns Hopkins Macksey Symposium Applications Now Open

Gather To Disseminate Your Humanities And Interdisciplinary Research On A National Scale

Johns Hopkins University’s third annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities and interdisciplinary research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success with close to 1,000 participants and more than 25,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live April 8th-10th, 2022, and our application portal is now open. The submission deadline is February 15, 2022.

Students can email mackseysymposium@jhu.edu to indicate their interest in drop-in hours.

Learn More

The 2022 Macksey Symposium will feature the following:

  • A robust national student audience: undergraduate students from any two or four-year college or university who would like to present their original humanities and/or interdisciplinary scholarship.
  • Multiple panels of student papers and original creative works.
  • A keynote delivered by the contemporary poet Elisabet Velasquez, who recently released When We Make It and whose poetry has been featured in TIDALNBCLatina Magazine, and more. Elisabet Velasquez will share in a fireside chat with students about creative inspiration and her research process.
  • Multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty as well as JHU Press editors.

Following the conference, student participants will also have the opportunity to work with our peer editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length publication for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal. Student feedback about Macksey has been overwhelming positive, with 93% of students saying that they were very or highly likely to recommend Macksey to a friend or colleague and over 90% rating their experience at the conference as satisfied or highly satisfied.

Registration will be $175; late registration will be $205. You can learn more at our conference site: https://krieger.jhu.edu/macksey-symposium/. We would also be glad to answer any questions you might have. We are also holding virtual drop-in hours for students to ask questions about the symposium, the application, and creating an abstract. Those hours are:

  • November 10, 2021: 1:00-2:00pm eastern
  • November 18, 2021: 5:00-6:00pm eastern
  • January 27, 2022: 5:00-6:00pm eastern
  • February 9, 2022: 1:00-2:00pm eastern

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Research, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Uncategorized

Meet Renowned Science Writer Carl Zimmer On-Campus

Best-selling author and columnist Carl Zimmer will be in Charleston to promote his latest book, Life’s Edge: The Search for What it Means to be Alive, as part of the 2021 Charleston Literary Festival.

The public talk with Mr. Zimmer will be moderated by Honors College Dean Dr. Meyer-Bernstein. Mr. Zimmer has agreed to meet with a group of students following the event. To that end, we’re creating a creating a book club!

Members of the book club will…

  • Receive a free hardback copy of the book (with the understanding that you’ll read it prior to the talk)
  • Get to attend Mr. Zimmer’s public talk on Friday, November 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Sottile Theatre free of charge
  • Meet as a group with Mr. Zimmer for a private conversation inside Randolph Hall from 5:15-6:00 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity for students interested in science and journalism, alike.

Students can join the book club by signing up here. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Make a Difference while Making a Profit

Do you have a social or environmental problem that keeps you up at night? Apply now for the Spring 2022 Impact X cohort and work in a team to help solve the world’s problems!

Impact X is a three credit class that assists you and your new team in forming a new venture where success is focused on solving social and environmental problems, while making a profit. Since its inception, Impact X has formed over 75 startup teams that have created innovative, for-profit solutions that improve people’s lives and the planet. All students are assisted by local business professionals as mentors. The Impact X class culminates in a Shark Tank type DEMO Day where students have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 in funding.

Monotto, a business that was recently started by a team of students in ImpactX, just had a liquidity event where they were acquired by Horicon Bank. Monotto is an advanced mobile banking app that raised over $250,000 raised and was voted one of the top 3 fintech startups in Atlanta – this could be you!

To apply, please see the attached application: Impact X | Spring 2022 Applications are due by Thursday, October 28th. For all ImpactX related inquiries,  please contact Candace Pfister (an alum of Impact X) or David Wyman.

Course Information:

Location: ImpactX Room (Beatty 120)

Timing: TR: 12:15 – 1:30

Learning Outcomes: Sustainability, Teamwork, Presentation Skills, Innovation, and Start-up Culture

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Seeking Student Representatives to Serve on the Honors Committee

Let your voice be heard in shaping the future of the Honors College

The Honors College Committee, a faculty senate committee that supports the Honors College, is seeking two student representatives for the 2021/22 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.

Download the application form, or read below for more details. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 18.

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

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items for consideration:

  • Typed application form
  • Resume
  • 500-word statement of interest

Submit this application with all supporting documentation to: Mary Moser, 10 Green Way or via email to moserm@cofc.edu

Students considered for the position will be invited for an interview, and student representatives will be notified of their selection by October 22, 2021.

Posted on October 13, 2021 in Campus Involvement

Mr. James E. Campbell Race and Social Justice Initiative Student Leadership Awards

It’s Officially Student Leadership Award Season!

The Student leadership award is a $1000 travel and research stipend granted to up to 10 undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for social justice and activism! This research stipend is eligible for students who attend The College of Charleston or a Historically Black College and University in the State of South Carolina. Students will be required to submit an application and a proposal detailing their individual project ideas to the RSJI team.

Applications open on October 18, 2021.

Click Here to Apply

Learn More About Mr. Campbell

Mr. James E. Campbell (1925-2021), an African American educator and civil rights activist, worked as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, New York, New York, and Tanzania. He later became an administrator with the New York City public school system. Campbell also served as contributing editor for the journal Freedomways. Relocating after retirement, he became a community activist in Charleston, South Carolina and continued his involvement with educational initiatives. Throughout his life, Campbell has worked with organizations focused on socialism, Pan-Africanism, freedom struggles, and equity in education.

Posted on October 12, 2021 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards


Data Visualization Specialist Student Job Opportunity

CofC LogoPassionate About Creating Stunning Data Visualizations?

Position Description:
Are you passionate about creating stunning data visualizations? Want to bolster your resume with data science experience in business setting? The Office of Enrollment Information at the College of Charleston is seeking a Data Visualization Specialist to lead and contribute to the creation of Tableau dashboards. The successful candidate will work with personnel within the Division of University Marketing and Enrollment Planning and Information Technology to create high quality dashboards and analytics for College stakeholders and administrators. Come join our team!

 Expected hours: 10-15 hours/week during business hours, flexible according to class schedule

Compensation: $15+/hour

Candidate qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with Excel and Tableau required.Experience with Tableau Prep Builder, Salesforce.com, and SQL desired (but not required).
  • Experience with large dataset management and statistical programming (in R, Python, SAS, or similar) desired (but not required).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and without complete, explicit instructions. Willingness to self-teach.
  • Works and communicates well with other members of a team.
  • Capacity to maintain a predictable office work schedule.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and quality.
  • Discretion to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data.

The Office of Enrollment Information has just posted a Data Visualization Specialist job opportunity in Handshake:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5405435

Posted on October 8, 2021 in Internships & Jobs
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