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Perez Scores with Sun Belt Internship
Ceaser Perez films an interview during the Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern game 
Cesar Perez (Multimedia Communications, ‘15) holds an intern position as the Digital Media Correspondent with the Sun Belt Conference this year. As the first student at Georgia Southern University to hold this position, he has taken advantage of this tremendous opportunity for professional development.

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Tabitha Williford, a second year graduate student from Perry, Georgia, has earned a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, or the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and has been accepted into DAAD’s Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) professional program.

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The Georgia Southern University Honors Program is designed to foster the development of a critical sense of inquiry, a spirit of creativity, a global perspective and an ethic of civic responsibility. With your investment, the University Honors Program will continue to enrich the lives of students at Georgia Southern University.  

Oliver Presents at National Collegiate Honors Council

The University Honors Program was once again honored to have a student presenting on a Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council.  Emily Feagin Oliver (English, ‘15) was selected to discuss her work, “Linguistic Patriarchy: Gender and Language in Samuel Beckett’s First Love.” At the conference, she presented to an audience of about 30 students and faculty from honors programs across the country. The November conference took place in Denver, and Dr. Steven Engel, Dr. Francis Desiderio, and Erin Martin also attended.

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Honors Represented at Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference
Rachel Luoma and Daniel Allen present their research poster at the GURC
Georgia Southern University hosted the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference over the weekend of November 15, bringing in undergraduate researchers and their mentors from colleges and universities all across Georgia. Among the approximately 175 presenters, 30 University Honors Program students discussed their research in panel presentations or during poster sessions.

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The University Honors Program hosted three Honors visitation days this semester. Prospective students got a chance to interact with Honors Ambassadors and find out  more about Georgia Southern University. 

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Haynes Wins First Place in Lighting Design at Georgia Theatre Conference
Zo Haynes adjusts the lighting  in the Black Box Theatre.

Each October, high school and college theatre students come together for the annual Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC) to participate in workshops and various competitions, while connecting with actors, directors, and technological workers from every corner of the state. Loren “Zo” Haynes (Mathematics and Theatre, ‘15), a member of Georgia Southern University’s Theatre South, brought her impressive skills in lighting and set design to this year’s GTC, which took place at Columbus State University on Oct. 9-11. She was awarded the overall design award and first place for her realized lighting design from Fuddy Meers, a play that ran in the GSU Black Box Theatre last spring.  Haynes also received a second place award for her paper design for No Exit, which she created for class.

Students in the Honors FYE class The Meaning of Place volunteered with the Averitt Center for the Arts to put on the Statesboro Ghost Tours this year. Here are few pictures of the students in action. 
 
Honors Alumni News
Christopher Riley (Chemistry, '09, at far left) and Jennifer (Kanzler) Miller (Early Childhood Education, '07, not pictured) joined Dr. Engel and Honors Ambassadors at the Atlanta Recruitment Reception in October. 
Honors Alumni are encouraged to update their information here!
To learn more about Honors at Georgia Southern, how to support honors activities, or become involved in honors alumni events, contact Honors Director Steven Engel at sengel@georgiasouthern.edu
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