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The Honors College Welcomes Record Freshman Class!

The Honors College welcomes a record 390 freshmen in its Class of 2019!  The students hail from 27states and 2 foreign countries, with 51% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body averages a 3.96 high school GPA and a 30.7 ACT.  We look forward to meeting all of you at an Orientation session this summer.

Honors College Welcomes Freshman Class to Orientation

The Honors College welcomes 393 freshmen in its Class of 2019!  We’ll see many of you at the Honors-Only Orientation May 19-20.  We know others will attend one of the regular orientation sessions; honors students at one of those sessions will have a noon lunch meeting with us on the first day of orientation at the Honors College; because of space, parents will have lunch with the other orientation participants at the Rebel Marketplace.  To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit the Office of Orientation Programs.

Deadline to Accept Offer of Admission is May 1

We want to remind those students accepted into the Fall 2015 cohort that you must accept the offer by 11:59 pm CDT May 1.  To do so, log into my.olemiss.edu, access the Special Programs and Scholarship application, and click on Check Application Status to enter your decision.  Please note, if we have not heard from you by May 1, we will assume you are declining the offer and will give your spot to a student on our waitlist. If you have any problems or questions, please call us at 662-915-7294.

Honors Senior Wins Boren Scholarship

Congratulations to Steven Mockler, SMBHC senior, who has won a Boren Scholarship.  Steven, also a student in the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Chinese Flagship program, was awarded the Boren to fund his Capstone year in China.

Honors College Professor Wins Elsie M. Hood Award!

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Congratulations to Bob Brown, Professor of Political Science, for being this year’s Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award.  Dr. Brown has taught on the Honors Freshman Seminar team since Fall 2004, and now coordinates the faculty development for these foundational honors courses.  To learn more about Dr. Brown, visit here.

Honors College Mourns the Loss of Esther Sparks

Esther Sprague Sparks

The Honors College and the University lost one of our outstanding Honors professors, Dr. Esther Sparks, Friday evening. Dr. Sparks received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1951, and her MA and PhD from Northwestern. She was a former curator at Art Institute of Chicago and taught at various universities. Dr. Sparks has taught our Honors Art History 101 for over a decade.

We will provide further details later as we prepare to memorialize the life of Dr. Sparks, and the Department of Art will locate a substitute teacher for Dr. Sparks’ current students. We will all miss Dr. Sparks’ elegant presence in our midst.

SMBHC Senior and Alum Win NSF Fellowships

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Congratulations to senior Megan Smith (B.S. biology, B.A. English) on winning an NSF Graduate Fellowship.  Megan, who has done research under Dr. Brice Noonan and Dr. Rich Buchholz, plans to use the Fellowship to fund her graduate studies at the Ohio State University.  2011-04-reinemann-nsaCongratulations also to another NSF GRF winner, Nikki Reinemann, SMBHC alum (2012; B.S. chemistry, B.S. Chemical Engineering).  Nikki is currently studying at Vanderbilt University; while an undergrad, she conducted research under Dr. Nathan Hammer.

MyOleMiss Unavailable Easter Weekend

The myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m., on Thursday, April 2 until Tuesday, April 7, at 8 a.m. due to a major upgrade. While the upgrade is taking place, the UM community will not have access to the myOleMiss portal.  All applications within myOleMiss will be unavailable during this time.  Those prospects who want to accept the offer of admission to the SMBHC will need to wait until Tuesday, April 7th.  Remember that the deadline to accept the offer of admission is May 1 at 11:59 pm CDT.

Congratulations to Two Fulbright Scholars

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The Honors College is happy to announce that Jordan Troisi, our Coordinator of Recruitment and Admissions, and Colby Woods (2014, B.A. International Studies, German) have been award Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Jordan will be going to Turkey and Colby to Germany, as English Teaching Assistants. Great news to celebrate!

SMBHC Alum Wins Gates Cambridge

OMLP Portrait (Compressed) (170x212)Chiedozie Ibekwe (2012, B.S.in Electrical Engineering) has won the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.  Dozie, who has been working for General Electric since he graduated, plans to earn his MPhil in Public Policy at Cambridge.  With that degree, he hopes to become involved in international development consulting and policy advisory, with particular attention to developing policies to boost manufacturing and diversify African economies.  Congratulations, Dozie!

Bruce Levingston and Friends, Friday Night

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Come enjoy Bruce Levingston and a cast of all-stars Friday night, March 27 at 7:30 pm at the Ford Center.  Mr. Levingston’s concert will include a number of his good friends in the area including the brilliant poet Beth Ann Fennelly and novelist Tom Franklin, legendary writer and journalist Curtis Wilkie as well as …are you ready?! ..UM Athletic Director Ross Bjork and Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze! The whole concert will be about music inspired by words with a spooky “noir” twist !  There are some wonderful singers coming on the show and some other surprises.

Student tickets are available for $10 at the Ford Center. For more information about the concert, visit here.

Fall 2015 Courses Now Available

Fall 2015 course lists are now available as hard copies in the SMBHC lounge and on the web.

Barksdale Award Winners Announced!

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Congratulations to our 2015 Barksdale Award Winners:  Joe Bell and Kate Lindsay!  Joe will be spending time with cowboys (California or Colorado) and gauchos (Uruguay), learning what happens to men and to myths when modernization infringes on the frontier.  Kate will travel to Washington, New York, and Los Angeles to explore ways that Deaf theatre (of/by/for the Deaf) pushes the notion of theatre itself, for both Deaf and hearing audiences, actors, crew, and playwrights.  Joe is a sophomore working toward a B.A. in international studies, Public Policy Leadership, and Spanish, with a minor in environmental studies.  Kate, a junior, is earning both a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts and a B.Accy.  Click here for more information about these two students’ plans.  Good luck to both as they pursue some dreams, courtesy of the Barksdale Award!

Honors College Construction Time-Lapse Video

My, how time flies.  Our ground-breaking ceremony was March 7, 2014.  Watch this short video to see the progress this past year.

SMBHC Artist in Residence Receives Rave Review in NY Times

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Bruce Levingston, pianist
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Death and rebirth are the themes of this deeply personal, exquisite album. The pianist Bruce Levingston brings heart-wrenching vulnerability and tenderness to a series of preludes, fugues and fantasies by Bach that form the spiritual nucleus of the CD. Read more.

(New York Times, ArtsBeat March 4, 2015)

Honors College Congratulates Students Accepted for Fall 2015 Freshman Class!

The Honors College congratulates those applicants accepted for our Fall 2015 freshman class.  This group has a record average ACT of 30.8 and an average high school GPA of 3.96.  Students hail from 34 states and two foreign countries.  Those accepted to join the entering freshman class of citizen scholars at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College must accept or decline the offer by 11:59 pm CDT May 1.  To do so, log into my.olemiss.edu, access the Special Programs and Scholarship application, and click on Check Application Status to enter your decision.  Please note, if we have not heard from you by May 1, we will assume you are declining the offer and will give your spot to a student on our waitlist. If you have any problems or questions, please call us at 662-915-7294.

Admission Decisions Coming Soon!

The end of February is an exciting time, as those high school seniors who applied by our regular deadline will be notified soon of our admissions decisions. Decision e-mails will go out by Friday, February 27, with letters to follow.  Please know that as we process the decisions this week, it will be difficult for us to return phone calls or e-mails. Early action applicants (those who applied by November 1 and had a complete application by November 15) were notified of our admission decision by December 20. All successful applicants—including early action applicants—will have until May 1, 2015 to accept or decline our offer of admission. If you have any questions regarding the application process, you may e-mail Jordan Troisi at jtroisi@olemiss.edu for assistance.

SMBHC Spring Convocation, February 10

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The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College welcomes Bruce Levingston, our own Chancellor’s Honors College Artist in Residence, at our Spring Convocation Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm at the Ford Center.  Mr. Levingston will be bringing some well-known figures from the world of cinema to discuss and perform scores for films from the past and present.   All honors students are required to attend.

 

Freshman Ventures Retreat Saturday, February 7

NASA 2014

Freshmen Ventures concludes with presentations by the ventures teams Saturday, February 7th at the Jackson Avenue Center beginning at 8:30 am. We are excited to see what the Ventures groups learned from their travels across the United States.  For a story on one of the Freshman Ventures teams, click here.

Participation in this Saturday event is required of all 1st year students who traveled on FV. Those who do not attend must arrange an individual meeting with DSG at your earliest convenience.  Also, the teams should meet with Costa Osadov by noon Friday, the 6th, to upload their presentations.

Honors College Deadline Extended to January 15th

Due to technological difficulties, we are extending the deadline to apply to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College to January 15th.  We are already reviewing those applications received by the 5th.  The application for the Honors College is part of the Special Programs and Scholarship Application.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  We look forward to reading hundreds of awesome applications!

Honors College Application Deadline January 5th!

We want to remind prospective Fall 2015 freshmen that the deadline to apply to the SMBHC is January 5th at 11:59 pm CST.  The application for the Honors College is part of the Special Programs and Scholarship Application.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Students who apply by January 5th will be notified of our admission decision by the beginning of March.  We look forward to reading hundreds of awesome applications!

Honors College Building Closed Thanksgiving Week

The construction of our addition is moving forward, including relocating some power lines.  To do that, the power to the SMBHC has to be off early in the week of Thanksgiving.  Power should be restored by Wednesday afternoon, the 26th, but until then the building will be closed.

Scholars’ Day–Saturday, November 15th

The Honors College welcomes prospective students and their families to attend Scholars Day on Saturday, November 15th. The Honors College building will be open in the morning from 9:00 a.m–10:50 a.m.for tours and for prospective students to meet current students. We will also host a session featuring current honors students and the SMBHC staff at 3:15 at the Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom. Questions regarding registration and the event schedule should be directed to Amanda Barr, the event coordinator, in the Office of Admissions (662-915-7226; 662-915-7564).

Special Programs and Scholarship Application Available

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2015 freshmen is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Those who applied by our Early-Action deadline of November 1 will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 5, 2015.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2015 to accept or decline the offer.  We look forward to reading hundreds of awesome applications.

Spring 2015 Course Highlights

We want to highlight a number of special course opportunities we have in the spring, from “The History and Literature of the Civil War” to “New York City in Film” to “Ethics in Archaeology” to “Cross-Cultural Communications.”  For descriptions of these special topics and others, visit here.  In addition to these courses, there are plenty of other honors opportunities available in the spring.  Visit the Spring 2015 Course list to see all the honors courses and find course descriptions for many of them.

Early-Action Deadline November 1

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2015 freshmen is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Those who apply by our Early-Action deadline of November 1 will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 5, 2015.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2015 to accept or decline the offer.  We look forward to reading hundreds of awesome applications.

Honors Students Meet Filmmaker

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Honors College Welcomes Dr. Sue

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Professor Chat Sue, University of Mississippi University Scholar (Class of 1965), returned to his alma mater to meet and to discuss with Honors students his experience as an Asian-American at Ole Miss from 1961-1965. His insightful comments about diversity at Ole Miss and other major universities stimulated deep conversation about UM’s challenges and opportunities. Welcome home, Dr. Sue!

Honors College Alumni Open House

The Honors College welcomes its alumni Saturday, October 4 from 10:00-11:30 at our Open House.  Come by the SMBHC to visit with the staff, current students, and your fellow honors alumni; and enjoy some delicious refreshments.  The SMBHC also will have our Grove tent on the corner of Sorority Row and Grove Loop until about 1:00 if you would like to visit in the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

SMBHC Fall Convocation Welcomes Camille Paglia

The Honors College welcomes Dr. Camille Paglia as our Fall Convocation speaker.  Dr. Paglia is a well-known cultural critic who intends to challenge all political and social convictions, and we look forward to her visit. All Honor students must attend this great event, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7 pm, at the Ford Center.  You will swipe your IDs as you enter and leave.

 

Honors College Welcomes Bruce Levingston

The SMBHC, in conjunction with the Department of Music, welcomes Bruce Levingston as our first Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence.  Mr. Levingston is a world-renowned classical pianist; he will work with students to develop their interests and opportunities, both in the arts and in general.  This new position is made possible through a generous endowment from Lester “Ruff” Fant through the Lester G. Fant III Charitable Lead Annuity Trust.  For more information about Bruce Levingston, visit here.

Honors College Construction

The Honors College expansion project is starting to rise above ground.  Click this link to watch the progress live.  Our ground-breaking ceremony was March 7, 2014.  Watch this short video to see the progress this past year.

SMBHC Welcomes Record Freshman Class

The Honors College welcomes 376 freshmen in its Class of 2018!  The students hail from 27 states and 3 foreign countries, with 54% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body of citizen scholars averages a 3.93 high school GPA and a 30.3 ACT.

Our time together begins with the Freshman Retreat August 20-22.  Click here to see the schedule.

SMBHC Bids Farewell to Andrus Ashoo

Andrus Ashoo, national scholarship advisor, is assuming the position of Associate Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Virginia starting this August.  Andrus graduated from the SMBHC in 2008 (B.A. International Studies, French), and joined us in the fall of that year as an academic counselor.  In 2010, he began his work with the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, working primarily with students applying for the Fulbright, Goldwater, Udall, and Boren scholarships.  The SMBHC thanks Andrus for his many contributions to our mission and our students, and we wish him well as he takes his talents to Virginia.

Honors Students at the World Cup!

The SMBHC selected six students to attend the World Cup in Brazil:  Madeleine Achgill, Maia Cotelo, Vera Gardner, Jessica Hiskey, Jennifer Miller, Stephanie Trippel, and Matt Williams.  For more about the students, visit the World Cup 2014 link in the menu.  For daily updates and photos, visit Maia’s blog posts.  Also, keep up with all of Team Barksdale 2014 at our Facebook page.

SMBHC in NYC!

Honors College Welcomes Freshman Class to Orientation!

The Honors College welcomes 371 freshmen in its Class of 2018!  The students hail from 26 states and 2 foreign countries, with 54% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body averages a 3.92 high school GPA and a 30.5 ACT.  We’ll see many of you at the Honors-Only Orientation May 20-21.  Honors students attending one of the regular orientation sessions will have a noon lunch meeting with us on the first day of orientation at the Honors College; because of space, parents will have lunch with the other orientation participants at the Rebel Marketplace.  To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit the Office of Orientation Programs.

Honors College Commissions Record Class

The SMBHC honored a record 177 seniors at our commissioning ceremony Friday, May 9.  The ceremony began with a welcome by Bracey Harris (Journalism).  Mary Ball Markow (English) gave the keynote speech, and Neal McMillin (Southern Studies, Economics) concluded the ceremony with a charge to his fellow classmates.  During the ceremony, Chancellor Jones presented medallions and thesis advisors presented stoles to each graduate. We are proud of your accomplishments, SMBHC Class of 2014! Congratulations!

SMBHC Ceremony Friday May 9

The SMBHC will honor a record 177 seniors at our commissioning ceremony Friday, May 9, at 4:00 in the Ford Center.  Graduating seniors should arrive by 3:30 to be seated in the front of the auditorium.  Be sure you have your graduation gown (but not your cap or honor society cords).  Thesis advisors should arrive no later than 3:45 and proceed backstage to be directed to your seat.  Advisors should wear a suit or jacket and tie (or comparable for women).  A reception will follow the ceremony.  We look forward to this wonderful celebration.

Note: we have been told that parking regulations will be relaxed on Friday afternoon, so parking in the Ford Center lot should be available.

Honors College Welcomes Record Freshman Class

The Honors College welcomes 372 freshmen in its Class of 2018! The students hail from 26 states and 2 foreign countries, with 54% being from the state of Mississippi. This impressive body averages a 3.92 high school GPA and a 30.5 ACT. We encourage students to attend the Honors-only Orientation May 20-21.  Honors students attending one of the regular orientation sessions will have a noon lunch meeting with us at the Honors College on the first day of orientation; because of space, parents will have lunch with the other orientation participants at the Rebel Marketplace. To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit here.

SMBHC Senior Wins Fulbright

Senior Katie Shuford has won a Fulbright US Student Award to further her studies of the Kodály philosophy of teaching music during the 2014/2015 academic year.  Katie will enroll at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.  As a part of refining her craft, she will investigate how Hungarian teachers meet the needs of the 21st century classroom, looking specifically at standards, assessment, and technology.  Congratulations Katie!

SMBHC Junior Named Udall Honorable Mention

Junior Kendall McDonald, one of our campus leaders in sustainability, has been recognized by the Udall Foundation with the Honorable Mention distinction.  That means that Kendall is among only 100 sophomores and juniors recognized for their leadership, service, and commitment to the environment, tribal policy, or Native healthcare.  Congratulations Kendall!

Two SMBHC Students Win Boren Scholarships

Junior Alison Bartel and Senior William Bumpas have won Boren Scholarships to study in China for the 2014/2015 academic year.  Both will use the award to fulfill the Capstone Year of the Chinese Language Flagship Program.

 

Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 in funding for students studying languages deemed critical to U.S. security, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.  Congratulations to Alison and William!

Honors College Acceptance Deadline May 1

We want to remind those applicants accepted to join the entering freshman class of citizen scholars at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College that you must accept or decline the offer by 11:59 pm CDT May 1.  As soon as you know your decision, log into my.olemiss.edu, access the Special Programs and Scholarship application, and click on Check Application Status to enter your decision.  Please note, if we have not heard from you by May 1, we will assume you are declining the offer and will give your spot to a student on our waitlist. If you have any problems or questions, please call us at 662-915-7294.

Clinical Shadowing Program Participants Announced

Congratulations to the honors students selected to participate in the Clinical Shadowing Program this summer at UMMC: Morgan Davis, Roya Gordji, Sara Kiparizoska, Shelby Claire Liddell, Savannah Mitchell, Ryan Sessums, and Joella Vaughnn. The students will participate with rising M2s in one or two 2-week shadowing rotations in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, or Surgery. They will also have the opportunity to help at the Jackson Free Clinic.

Honors College Groundbreaking

Chancellor Dan Jones, Jim Barksdale, Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez and Honors College students and faculty broke ground for the expansion and renovation of the SMBHC Friday, March 7.  To see video from this occasion, visit here.

For photos of the event, visit here.

Honors College Groundbreaking Friday, March 7

The University of Mississippi invites you to join us Friday, March 7, as we break ground for the new addition to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.  Festivities will begin behind the deck at 10:00 am (rain location: inside the Honors College), with a reception following in the lounge.  All are welcome.

Honors College Construction Web Cam

Click this link to watch progress on the expansion of the Honors College.

Dickason Named Truman Finalist

Junior Christine Dickason (B.A. Public Policy Leadership) has been invited to interview for the Truman Scholarship. Good luck to Christine in Nashville, March 24th!

Welcome, Ruth Ashoo!

Congratulations to Andrus and Christina Ashoo on the birth of their daughter, Ruth Ann Ashoo, on February 12th.  Great start to the SMBHC Class of 2035!

2014 Barksdale Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to Jillian Cowart and Megan Smith, the winners of this year’s Barksdale Awards. These $5,000 awards, announced at the Spring Honors Convocation, support independent projects of the students’ own design. Jillian (junior, B.A. International Studies, Public Policy Leadership) will be exploring connections between local farming and local economies, comparing efforts in Senegal and the Mississippi Delta. Megan (junior, B.S. biology, B.A. English) will be talking with landowners all around the country to explore the efficacy of incentive-based conservation efforts. Good luck to these citizen scholars!

 

Jillian Cowart and Megan Smith

SMBHC Hosts Dr. Hannah Gay

On February 5th, the SMBHC welcomed Dr. Hannah Gay as its Spring 2014 Honors College Convocation speaker.  Dr. Gay, an associate professor and HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is credited with “functionally curing” an infant of HIV.  For pictures of the event, visit here.

Application Deadline January 15th!

The deadline for Fall 2014 freshmen to apply for admission to the SMBHC is 11:59 pm CST January 15, 2014.  The Special Programs and Scholarship Application is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Qualified applicants who apply after January 15th will be placed on a waitlist and will be admitted only if space becomes available.  For questions about the application, contact honors@olemiss.edu or call Jordan Troisi at 662-915-7294.

Freshman Ventures Retreat February 1

Freshmen Ventures concludes with our February 1st presentation at the Jackson Center beginning at 8:30 am. We are excited to see what the Ventures groups learned from their travels across the United States.  Participation on this Saturday event is required of all 1st year students who traveled on FV. Those who do not attend must arrange an individual meeting with DSG at your earliest convenience.

Spring Convocation February 5

We welcome Dr. Hannah Gay as our 2014 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring Convocation speaker, February 5, at 7 pm, at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. Gay is known for her team’s remarkable “cure” of an infant born with HIV in Mississippi. Dr. Gay is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she participated as a member of the Honors Program, the institutional predecessor of the SMBHC. She also graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and currently works as Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, at UM’s Medical Center. She will speak to us of her experience as student, mother and doctor in a world fraught with public health challenges. The event is free and open to the public.

Clinical Shadowing Program at UMMC

The SMBHC and UMMC have partnered to allow a limited number of honors students to observe physicians in a clinical environment.  Each honors student selected will be able to participate in up to two 2-week rotations in Summer 2014.  To be considered for this experience, you must be a rising junior or senior in the SMBHC, have at least a 3.50 GPA, and be in good standing with the SMBHC for your year (honors hours; CAC; sophomore petition or research project, whichever is applicable).  For more information and to learn how to apply, visit here .  The application deadline is 5:00 pm Monday, March 3, 2014.

2014 Bioethics Fellowships

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are collaborating to offer a five-week immersion experience (6/30/14 – 8/1/14) at the Medical Center in Jackson, MS for three qualified students.  After receiving preliminary training in ethics, students will be assigned to ward teams and interact with patients as they experience their illnesses, the environment in which their care is given, and observe the physicians, nurses and other staff as they provide that care.

Selected students will receive three hours of Phil 329 course credit tuition free and receive financial aid to help cover living expenses while in Jackson.  Full details and application materials can be found here.  The application deadline is March 3rd.

Direct all questions to Dr. Steven Skultety, Bryant Hall #100, skultety@olemiss.edu.

Honors College Welcomes Rachel Coleman

The Honors College welcomes back Rachel Coleman as our SMBHC Secretary! Ms. Coleman worked for us from 2007 to 2011. Introduce yourself to Rachel and enjoy her radiant smile.

Special Programs and Scholarship Is Available

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2014 freshmen is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Those who applied by our Early-Action deadline of November 1 will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 15, 2014.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2014 to accept or decline the offer.

The Honors College Congratulates Its Early-Action Acceptances

We congratulate the 170 students accepted to join the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s 2014 freshman class  who applied through our Early-Action option!  You promise to be part of an exciting class of citizen-scholars at the University of Mississippi.  The SMBHC received 295 applications by our Early-Action deadline, a 17% increase over last year.  We accepted 170 students from 22 states.  They average a 31 on the ACT and have an average high school GPA of 3.93.   Remember, January 15, 2014 is the deadline for those who want to compete through our regular decision option.  The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2014 freshmen is available here.

Last Updated: 01/24/2014