Present Your Work

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If you have a project you are proud of and want the experience of sharing it with interested peers and faculty from around the country, here are two opportunities to present at Honors events, with proposal deadlines approaching.

The Mid East Honors Association annual meeting is in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of March 23-25. Check out the Call for Proposals. The deadline for proposals is February 22.

The National Collegiate Honors Council annual meeting is November 7-11, 2018 in Boston. Proposals are being accepted until March 1. Judson is a member institution, so check with Dr. Kaplowitz for login information if you want to submit a proposal.

For more information, for assistance with a proposal, or to inquire about possible funding to help cover expenses, contact Dr. Kaplowitz. Also check in if you don’t have something to present this year but are interested in attending.

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Presentation Opportunity – Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference

Do you have a paper you would like to present off campus? All it takes is a 250-word abstract to submit a proposal for the 26th Annual Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference. Purdue University Northwest hosts this annual event, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2018 in Hammond, Indiana.

The conference is a forum for undergraduate scholars from across the upper Midwest to present their projects and discuss the results of their research with fellow students and faculty mentors. Past students have enjoyed their participation and gained much valuable insight and experience. 

Information about the abstract submission guidelines, deadline, and conference details can be found at the Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference webpage.

The deadline for submissions is this week (February 2). If you would like help with your proposal and/or with securing funding to make the trip, please contact Dr. Kaplowitz.

Honors Students Share First Place in Communication Arts Conference

Congratulations to Honors students Catherine Anderson and Joshua LaFollette for sharing first place as Stuart A. Ryder Scholarship winners from the recent Communication Arts Conference! Catherine, a senior English major, presented her paper “We Live Again.” Josh, a senior Media Writing major, presented on “The Evolution of the Transgressive Exploitation Film.” Great work by great students!

Judson’s 2017 Student Laureate

ribbon1 (1)Congrats to Honors student Andrew Kennedy, who was named the 2017 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Every fall, a meritorious senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate. Andrew is a senior Biochemistry/Premedical major in the Honors Program and has earned Dean’s List honors throughout his time at Judson.

He has spearheaded initiatives to build community within the Department of Science and Mathematics, volunteering to be the student liaison to faculty, organizing departmental meetings each semester and a yearly barbecue social. He has worked as a volunteer with the World Leaders Forum and been a member of student government. In fact, as head of Student Advocacy for JSO, he traveled to Springfield, Ill., to lobby for bipartisan passage of a bill to distribute MAP grant monies. He has planned and served on the Global Outreach team and been on two trips to Belize. The summer of 2016, he worked with a cancer research lab in Singapore. 

Andrew will be honored with the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Medallion, a certificate of achievement and the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement award in the amount of $1,000. Way to go, Andrew!

The Puppies Are Coming!

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The Honors Program will once again bring puppies to campus from Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin for stress relief during exam week, with refreshments sponsored by JSO. This year the puppies will be on the lawn outside the Lindner Commons on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:00-1:00. All are welcome to bring their own dogs — the more the merrier!