Honors Announcements for 9/21/18

We have some cool new opportunities for you in the Honors Program!

Lunch and Learns

Have pizza and learn about interesting topics on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 in the Honors Program conference room in Pickell! Please register if you wish to have pizza. They count as cultural events!

Tuesday, September 25: Lilia Caserta will share information on her Ferris study abroad trip to Russia. Learn more and register here.

Thursday, September 27: An International Office Study Abroad panel, including staff and exchange students, will talk about how to take part in an exchange program. Learn more and register here.

Honors Funded Travel

We have funds to support travel to conferences, retreats, study away, and exchange programs! For study abroad, we typically award $300 to $600. For conferences and alternative spring breaks, we typically award $100 to $200. See our blog post for more information and an application link.

Student Opportunity Center

All honors students now have free access to the Student Opportunity Center, an online resource you can use to find experiential learning and funding opportunities as well as conferences and journals in your field. To log on for the first time, find the Student Opportunity Center email you received in your Ferris email account and click on the link.

Honors Student Association Committees

Did you know that honors students play an integral role in running the Honors Program? The Academic Committee approves honors contracts and Honors Funded Travel requests. The Events Committee organizes social events. The Service Committee organizes monthly service projects open to all honors students. The Peer Mentor Program committee runs our Peer Mentor Program. The Ambassador Committee helps recruit new honors students. Finally, the Honors Student Council provides input on Honors Program policies. These committees are always looking for new members! If you are interested, contact us at honors@ferris.edu and we will direct you to the committee chair.

The Service Committee is meeting on Thursday, September 27 at 11 in the Honors Lounge in the basement of Pickell. You are welcome to come!

Finding Cultural Events and Service Opportunites

Visit this blog! Click on “Community Engagement” for volunteer opportunities and “Opportunities” for cultural events.

For additional service opportunities, see the Volunteer Center posts and newsletter on their OrgSync home page.

Check out the Ferris events calendar, which includes many cultural events such as exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and plays. Click here or find the link on the ferris.edu home page.

Honors Path

We’re hopeful the glitch will be fixed early next week. Fingers crossed! Until then, keep a running list of your activities. It’s fine if you post them late.

Contact us!

As always, we are here to support you! Let us know how we can help. Contact us at honors@ferris.edu or at 231-591-2216 or stop by. You can also reach Cathy, your honors advisor, at CathyBordeau@ferris.edu and 231-591-2811.

Have a great weekend!