Weekly Digest Emails


Please read below to see what is happening in the Honors Program.

Symposium Ace Points:
The recorded Aaron Wood symposium on Covid-19 is posted at uthonors.com: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/. Watch the symposium watch the symposium and complete the quiz for 10 academic ACE points.

Join Us in Birmingham! Florida Collegiate or Southern Regional Honors Conferences :
Don’t forget to submit an abstract for the Florida Collegiate or Southern Regional Honors Conferences by December 1.
The link is here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/70712/fchc-srhc-and-nchc-conference-presentation

Conference-goers earn academic ACE points and Honors sponsored travel grants to attend SRHC in Birmingham, AL.

Honors Exit Survey:

If you’re graduating this December, your Honors Exit Survey is due tomorrow, Nov. 20th. Without it, you will not be announced at the Honors graduation. Fill it out here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/78946/honors-exit-survey?step=submission.

Save the Date: End of the Semester Activity:
The Honors Program will host “Meditation and Yoga in Park” on Dec. 10 at 5pm. More to information to follow.

Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of the Honors Program


Off Campus Excursions:

On Wednesday November 17th at 7pm the Honors Program will be hosting a bowling event at Pin Chasers located at 4847 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603. Students will need to meet there, and we will do our best to help coordinate to get everyone a ride, using this Google Form. If you can help and drive other students, that would be great! This event will be capped at 30 students. Please register here:

Research and Scholarship Opportunities:

There are 2 Honors Conferences in Spring ‘22 to which we hope you’ll consider applying. Here are the details:

Florida Collegiate Honors Conference – Location is Virtual. Theme is
“Empowering Honors: Reshaping the Honors Community Post Pandemic.” Students can present one of the following: Research Presentation, Research Poster, or Roundtable Discussion. How to Submit: apply through Submittable. Deadline: December 6th. Date of Conference: Feb 11-Feb 12, 2022.

Southern Regional Honors Conference — Location: Birmingham, Alabama. Theme: “A Strength to Love, Explore, and Learn: Honors and Community.” Presentation options include oral presentation; poster presentation; student panel presentation; creative work or performance; hosted conversation; and faculty/administrator panel or roundtable. How to Submit: apply through Submittable. Deadline: December 6th. Date of Conference: March 30-April 2nd, 2022.

Symposia Ace Points:

You can watch Symposia videos and complete the accompanying quiz for ACE points. They’re posted here:

Honors Spring 2022 Courses:

Don’t forget we are offering 2 Honors courses this Spring; you can read about them here.

Service Event:
During the week of November 15-19 from 12:00-2:00 pm, the Honors Service Subcommittee will be holding a toiletry and old T-Shirt drive in the Vaughn Lobby! Please bring the items listed in the google doc below for ACE points! The items collected will be donated and repurposed during our end of the year event on December 3rd. Please email any questions to michelle.joos@spartans.ut.edu.

Google Doc for Needed Items:

Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of the Honors Program


Hello Everyone,

Please find the upcoming Honors events below:

Upcoming Honors Symposium:
We have our next Honors Symposium coming up this week: Thursday, November 4th at 6pm in Plant Hall- Fletcher Lounge Dr. Aaron Woodwill discuss the topic “COVID-19 and Agent-Based Modeling: Using Computational Simulation to Examine the Impact of Public Policy and Viral Evolution on Transmission Outcomes in Heterogeneous Populations.” Please remember, symposiums have a limited number of seats. You can reserve your ticket here:

Engagement Ace Points Event:
This Tuesday, November 2nd, the Honors Executive Council will co-host “Poetry in the Park,” an Open Mic Night in Plant Park from 5pm-6pm. This event counts toward Engagement ACE points. Make sure to use the QR code to sign in when you arrive.

Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of Honors Program

Hours M-F 8:00 to 4:30 pm
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