Welcoming New Students

We welcomed most of our fall 2016 incoming class at the first orientation in June. We enjoyed having dinner with them at Lakeside, as well as introducing them to their Honors common read, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Success by Adam Grant. All new first-year students should join the Facebook group to get in on the discussion of this book during the summer (details were sent via email). We look forward to seeing you on campus in August!

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Our Third Summer in Ireland

The Honors Inquiry in Ireland Study Abroad Trip
For the third summer in a row, the University Honors Program has partnered with the Center for Irish Research and Teaching to participate in an innovative transatlantic research project, the Wexford-Savannah Axis.  This program combines primary-source research with study abroad experiences to provide students real-world opportunities in an international setting.  Based on research conducted in archives in both Savannah and Wexford, the students delivered four presentations of their findings to Irish audiences in Wexford, New Ross, and Waterford.  The students who participated this summer were:  Maria Amiel, Kasi Bitter, Rachel Doggett, Hannah Dorough, Kionna Kanoyton, Mitchell Mayes, Mallary McGahee, John Parker, Sarah Ryniker, Brittany Sealey, Brianna Smith, Jarvis Steele, Marian Trainor, Serenah Tyson.
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.  

Alumni Update: The Mindful Research of Alicia Carter

Alicia Carter proudly showcases her research
Honors alumna Alicia Carter (psychology and sociology ’15) presented her thesis research at the Association for Psychological Science’s 28th Annual Convention in Chicago this summer.  Among the 4,000 participants engaged in workshops, lectures, and symposiums, Carter delivered a poster presentation on research concerning the interactions between different types and facets of mindfulness, popularity measures (specifically neuroticism and subjective happiness), and alcohol use in a population of college students.

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