Honors Announcements for 3/22/19

Here’s what’s new in Honors!

Lunch and Learns

Tuesday, March 26 at 11 AM in Pickell: Calm Body, Clear Mind: A Mindful Approach to Living. Join Dr. George Nagel to learn about mindfulness and how it can enhance your everyday life. Dr. Nagel is a professor of communication at Ferris and a certified mindfulness-based stress-reduction teacher. During the presentation, you will also have the opportunity to practice mindfulness. Please register here

Thursday, March 28 at 11 AM in Pickell: The Making of a Poet from Process to Publication. To kick off National Poetry Month, three Ferris faculty members who regularly write and publish poetry will share some of their poems, inspiration and writing process. They will also talk about avenues to publication for poetry and other creative work. This talk will demystify the writing and publishing of poetry. Please register here.

We will be serving pizza from Jet’s. It is fine if you arrive a little late or leave a little early. If you need accommodations to attend, please contact us at 231-591-2216.

Free Tickets to See The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Come by the Honors Program office to pick up a free ticket to the play. Performances are March 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 PM and March 31 at 2:30 PM in Williams Auditorium. The tickets are for any performance. Available to the first 100 students.

Second Senior Meeting

Dr. Bradley will be holding a second senior meeting to talk about the symposium on Thursday, March 28 at 11 AM in Science 102. It is fine if you arrive a little late or leave a little early. For help with any aspect of the symposium, you can also contact Cathy at CathyBordeau@ferris.edu

The Honors Student Association Seeks Award Nominations

Have you had a professor who has made a positive impact on your academic experience or a peer mentor who helped make your transition into the university easier? If so, nominations for the Outstanding Professor Award and Outstanding Peer Mentor Award are now being taken by honors students. The Outstanding Professor Award is given annually to the professor who most inspires our students. Students nominate professors each semester, from which the Honors Program staff chooses a deserving candidate.  A professor need not have taught an honors course to be eligible for the Outstanding Professor Award. If you have a professor or peer mentor you would like recognized for an award please send honors@ferris.edu an email stating the professor or peer mentor you are nominating and a paragraph about why they deserve this award.

Are You Finishing Next Year?

It is helpful for us to know your plans if you are about a year away from completing the Honors Program. If you plan to finish up in year, please fill out a Preparation for Final Year in Honors form available here or email us at honors@ferris.edu and tell us when you are completing the Honors Program and when you are graduating from Ferris.

Two Ways to Complete Honors

You may not know that we have two options for completing the Honors Program: Honors cords (the associates) and the Honors medallion (the bachelors). Honors cords are available to students who get an associates degree from Ferris, get 10 honors credits, and keep up with their service and cultural event commitments. The Honors medallion is available to all honors students whether they receive a bachelor’s degree or skip the bachelor’s and go on to graduate school at Ferris. The medallion requires 22 credit honors (or fewer if you brought in transfer credits), service, cultural event attendance, a leadership report, and the symposium. Contact Cathy at CathyBordeau@ferris.edu for more information.

Have a great week!