Events

Part of the benefits of being in the Honors College are the special events during the semester. These events range from fun, relationship building dinner and outings to serving the community as a whole.

Honors Fall 2020 Calendar of Events


Featured Events

Welcome Retreat 2020

Honors Welcome Retreat

Join us for an official welcome into our Honors community by spending two days with Honors Staff, Faculty, and Ambassadors in Riverside, Texas! University Camp is made of hundreds of acres along the Trinity River just fifteen minutes from campus. Many uniquely designed community building, stress relieving, and fun activities await! Kayaking, ropes courses, karaoke, scavenger hunts and group dinners are just a few of the exciting events we have planned to make your weekend with Honors a memorable one! (Please note this event is only open to newly admitted Honors students for the Fall 2020 semester.)

Postponed until Spring 2021

Saturday to Friday

University Camp

Riverside, TX

Pre-registration for Welcome Retreat has closed as of June 17, 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns. The health of our students, ambassadors, and staff remains our priority. We will reschedule the event as soon as possible for the Spring 2021 semester. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Once registration opens again, it will require a fee of $75 per student. This fee covers all transportation, lodging, meals, and supplies for camp.

Important Notice: Pre-registration will not send you a confirmation email. After completing actual registration, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at HONORS@SHSU.EDU or at 936-294-1477 


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The Bowers Medallion Ceremony

The Bowers Medallion Ceremony & Reception is a celebration held at the end of each semester for graduating Honors students who have completed their Honors requirements and will officially graduate with Honors. These students have earned their Honors stole and Bowers medallion! Their commendable perseverance, hard-work, and dedication is applauded by Honors Deans, Honors Faculty, Thesis Advisors, and University VIPs at this event.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

 11 AM

LSC Orange Ballroom

Registration will be available soon HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at 936-294-1477. 


HSAC Cultural Outing

Join HSAC for a unique off campus experience this Fall semester! Our outings have ranged from attending the acclaimed museums in downtown Houston to attractions like the Moody Gardens in Galveston! Each ticket includes transportation to the event, event entry, and a meal! This is a sure fire experience to strengthen connections and relationships with your Honors Faculty and classmates. 

Date TBD

Location TBD

Registration will be available soon HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at 936-294-1477.


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Undergraduate Research Symposium

The URS was conceived of and is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors, who believe in the importance of sharing undergraduate research in a multi-disciplinary environment. It was created to:

  • Provide a forum for students to present their research to faculty and other students
  • Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking to prepare for future conferences
  • Give students the chance to network with other students and faculty
  • Help students grow as emerging professionals in their fields of study

To achieve these ends, the URS is a congenial, positive, professional environment, and faculty volunteers serve as moderators to provide informal yet constructive feedback to everyone who presents. The URS will take place on:

 2021 URS INFO TBD

Interested in presenting or attending the 2021 URS? Visit the official URS website here.


ProfSPEAK! 2020-2021

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK!. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome. Here is the line-up for this academic year:

Dr. Rodney Runyan, COHS Dean

Presents

"Surveys, Scales, and Latent Constructs"

Thursday, September 10th, and Thursday, September 17th

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Piney Woods Hall Pavilion and Online via Zoom

*The Zoom link is on the Honors Blackboard*


Dr. Mardelle Atkins, COSET Professor of Cellular Biology

Presents

"How do tumors trigger extreme weight loss?"

Thursday, October 8th, and Thursday, October 15th

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

The Olson Auditorium (AB4, Room 220) and Online via Zoom

*The Zoom link is on the Honors Blackboard*


Dr. Gene Theodori, CHSS Professor of Sociology

Presents

"Controversies Surrounding the F-Word and Shale Development"

Thursday, November 12th, and Thursday, November 19th

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

The Olson Auditorium (AB4, Room 220) and Online via Zoom

*The Zoom link is on the Honors Blackboard*


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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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