Welcome back! 
Here's what's happening this week:

Monday 8/20

Fulbright Program Summer Workshop 
Gressette Room

Honors College Convocation and 40th Anniversary Celebration
USC Alumni Center


Tuesday 8/21

Orientation to National Fellowships (for freshmen)
10:30 OR 1:30
Currell College Room 107

Wednesday 8/22

Cyrillic Workshop: Learn the Russian alphabet in an hour with USC's Russian faculty
Honors Residence Hall B110

Thursday 8/23

Advisor drop-in hours in Honors Residence Hall

Friday 8/24

Advisor drop-in hours in  Honors Residence Hall

Saturday 8/25

Service Saturday
Depart from the Horseshoe


Fulbright Application Deadline

Drop/add deadline


Interdisciplinary research opportunity: 
Internet Encyclopedia Project
Linguistic minorities arise through conquest, colonization, immigration, enslavement, or states that ignore ethnolinguistic territories. Help create an Encyclopedia of Global Ethnolinguistic Conflict, a source of information about ethnolinguistic conflicts and language rights violations around the world. 

Perk up your network! Honors Caffeine Connection 
Connect with another current honors student who has done an internship. Select by major or industry. You choose the date and time, the Honors College picks up the tab! Contact  Erica Elbery for more info. 

Fellowships Peer Mentor Program
Meet with a national fellowship winner and find out how applying for a national fellowship could change your life.

Life Lesson no. 824: Emails

Tips for sending professional emails to professors, advisors and other important people in your college life, adapted from Inside Higher Ed.

1. Use a clear subject line. The subject “Rhetorical Analysis Essay” would work a bit better than “heeeeelp!”

2. Use a salutation and signature. Instead of jumping right in or starting with “hey,” begin with a greeting like “Hello” or “Good afternoon”. Then conclude with a closing like “Best” or “Sincerely,” followed by your name. "Thank you" is a particularly well-received option.

3. Use standard punctuation, capitalization, spelling and grammar. IRL, and in emails, ppl can be dense. Spell it out. 

4. Do your part in solving what you need to solve. If you email to ask something you could look up yourself, you risk presenting yourself as less resourceful than you ought to be. Check the syllabus or website first. 

5. Be humble.  If you appear to demand help, shrug off absences, or assume late work or missed appointments will be accepted without penalty, others may see you as irresponsible or presumptuous. Take responsibility. Also, remember that yours is one of many, many emails. Count to ten before sending a followup email.  

6. Add a touch of humanity. Some of the most effective emails are not just about the syllabus, the grade, or the course. While avoiding obvious flattery, you might comment on something said in class, pass on an article from your news feed, or just mention that you hope the recipient is having a nice semester. These sorts of flourishes, woven in gracefully, put a relational touch to the email, recognizing that you see others as people.  

BONUS: Read it one more time before you hit "send."

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Sirius's Quotation of the Week: 
 "The beginning is the most important part of the work."     


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