Welcome back, #bsuhonors! Whether you’re on campus or online, we’re excited to see you again! To get you back in the swing of things, here’s a rundown on everything you need to know for the week.

Friday, January 29 

Walk and talk with Honors College Dean, John Emert 

Join Dean Emert at 9 AM for an informal walk-and-talk starting at the Honors House front door.  Can’t make it? Come to one of the additional walks scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, at 2 PM, and Wednesday, February 3, at 10 AM.  We’ll announce additional times throughout the term.

Brainchild Magazine Submission Deadline 

Submit to Brainchild magazine by Friday, January 29! Brainchild is a literary and arts magazine, based at Kent State University, which publishes the works of students attending schools in the Mid-East Honors Association. If you’re an undergraduate Honors student, you can submit your work for the 2021 issue. Check out the submission guidelines.

Be a part of the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA)

MEHA is accepting submissions from students for scholar papers, creative writing, round table or workshops, posters, visual art or music for their annual (virtual) conference. Before submitting a proposal for the conference, you must have approval from Dean Emert. Email the information below to cyoung@bsu.edu by January 29. Once Dean Emert has approved, you will be contacted to submit your proposal to MEHA and get additional information about the Honors College sponsorship.

  • Name(s) of the presenter(s),
  • Conference(s) to which you wish to submit a proposal (MEHA or NCHC),
  • Other places you plan to present this spring, and
  • Description of your topic in 100 words or less.

Apply to be an Orientation Leader

Want to be an orientation leader in the summer of 2021? Apply by Friday, January 29 at 5 PM. The Office of Orientation is looking for a diverse group of students with leadership abilities and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Interested? Learn more about the position and apply.

Sunday, January 31

Apply for the Honors College Diversity Project (HCDP)

The HDCP’s mission to provide a voice for underrepresented students in honors and to make the Honors College a more diverse, inclusive and just place to learn, focusing on crafting programming and education within the Honors College. Interested? Apply here by January 31 at midnight.

Monday, February 1

Apply for The Lawhead Student Enrichment Award

Are you interested in pursuing a career in education? Will you be a junior during the 2021-2022 academic year? The consider applying for the Lawhead Student Enrichment Award! This award provides $3,000 toward the costs of a novel opportunity, like attendance and participation at a professional conference, an immersive or experiential growth experience, study abroad, an internship, or another unusual experience during the coming year. Apply by Monday, February 1! Head here for details.

Be a James S. Ruebel Honors Fellow

Are you interested in pursuing an innovative study abroad program? Or maybe you want to pursue an innovative local initiative. Whichever the case, consider applying for the James S. Ruebel Honors Fellowship!  Three fellowships ($,3000 each) will be available to continuing Honors College students in the coming year. Learn more here and apply by Monday, February 1.