This week at SCHC:
HRH advisor drop-in hours:

Magellan Scholar Research Award Workshop
Russell House Room 305
Get up to $3000 to do something YOU are interested in!! Apply for a Magellan Scholar award for your research, scholarship, or creative activities. More here. Just getting into research and need help with finding a mentor and project? Get started here.

Bedtime Story with USC President Harris Pastides
HRH B110
Snuggle up in your comfiest blanket and join us for a bedtime story told by President Harris Pastides. Enjoy milk and cookies and the company of your Honors friends.

Tuesday 2/7
HRH advisor drop-in hours:
10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00

Info Session: Washington Semester
HRH B111
The South Carolina Washington Semester Program places students in the S.C. congressional offices and other exciting D.C. organizations for a semester. The full-time internship plus two classes provide 15 honors credit hours in either the fall or spring semester. Open to all USC students and majors! More

Solomon-Tenebaum Lecture
Capstone 101
Dr. Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School, will examine the ways the Jewish and Christian traditions have appropriated a common scriptural story to better understand both the similarities and the differences between the two traditions. More here.

Wednesday 2/8
HRH advisor drop-in hours:

Magellan Scholar Research Award Workshop
Russell House Room 305
Get up to $3000 to do something YOU are interested in!! Apply for a Magellan Scholar award for your research, scholarship, or creative activities. More here. Just getting into research and need help with finding a mentor and project? Get started here.

Last Lecture Series: Tom Hughes
Gressette Room
"The Answer My Friend Is Blowing in the Wind" Tom Hughes is a senior lecturer at the Darla Moore School of Business, in his 30th year of teaching. Among many, many other awards and accolades he was the 2015 Michael A. Hill Honors College Professor of the Year. More here.

Thursday 2/9
HRH advisor drop-in hours:

Friday 2/10
HRH advisor drop-in hours:

OFSP Sophomore Series
650 Lincoln Conference Room
Sophomores, learn about leadership, faculty relationships and research to prepare for being a competitive fellowship applicant, all majors welcome, registration required, email for details.

Dates and Deadlines:

2/20 Deadline: Senior Awards. Learn more and apply here.
2/27 Alumni Jamie Bernanke and Zack McGowan discuss creativity

While you're here...

Don't miss out on an SCHC Maymester
Spots are filling up for Maymester trips led by the Honors College! Get Carolina Core and Honors credit while you learn about literature in Scotland, social capital in Italy or health care in the UK and Netherlands. Details here.

Consider undergraduate research

Check out current research opportunities here, and sign up for a Getting Started workshop here.

Have you heard about the Honors College SURF and Exploration grants? Get the details here!

Identify an internship 

Thinking about internships? Find out how to get Honors credit here, and be sure to set up a Handshake account and attend an info session. Dates and times here.

Find a fellowship
Stop by the new OFSP offices on the third floor of DeSaussure, and check out their INFO database for loads of funding opportunities!

Get global
The Carolina Global Scholars Program emphasizes intellectual engagement with global affairs, second (or third) language development, and bona fide international experience in one of a number of service opportunities and offers additional pathways to the completion of GLD. Contact Dr. David Snyder for more info.

Hide out in Harper
The Honors College is hiring a marketing and design student assistant. Think you have what it takes? More here.

Think about your thesis
It's never too soon to start thinking about your senior thesis. Check out previous theses here.

Prepare for post-undergraduate possibilities
Not sure what you'll do after you graduate? Check out our list of PUGs (post-undergraduate opportunities.) Opportunities range from cultural exchange, to teaching, to community service, to farming, and many more.

And take a deep breath.
Did you know USC students say STRESS is the #1 impediment to their academic success? Campus Wellness can help you identify triggers to your stress, learn new skills, develop a game plan for your stress management, and identify barriers that may be preventing you from managing your stress better. Schedule an appointment by calling 803-576-9393 or walking in to the lower level of the Strom Wellness & Fitness Center during Campus Wellness business hours. More here.

  • Announcing Honors advisor drop-in hours at the HRH. Stop by to ask a quick question, get curriculum advice or just to say hi. Full schedule here.
  • Looking for a national conference to present your research? Consider NCHC, the National College Honors Council Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, 11/8 - 12, 2017. Proposals due 3/13, 2017. Details here. Questions? Contact Dr. Kay Banks.
  • The Honors College is hiring freelance student photographers and videographers! To apply, send a link to your online portfolio to
  • Apply to be an Artist in Residence at the Honors College! All majors accepted. Application here.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed business fraternity is recruiting members and offering a $300 textbook scholarship. Info and application here.
  • Take an anonymous mental health screening and find more resources here.
  • Join our Facebook Group!

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