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2007 News

 Four Honors College Students on the FAU Debate Team Win Big

The weekend of November 10, 2007 the Fau Debate Team went to the Florida Community College in Jacksonville for the 9th Annual Star Invitational. Four of our Honors College students were on the team: (pictured left to right) Alan Gray (club president), Jill Bevins, Walter Manning, Robert Bruton, and brought back six awards:

  • Best Small School Overall
  • Robert Bruton won 6th place in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Robert Bruton won 5th place, Speaker, Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Alan Gray won 2nd Place, Speaker, Parliamentary Debate
  • Alan Gray won Top Novice, Oral Interpretation of Poetry
  • Alan Gray won Top Novice and Semifinalist, Impromptu Speaking

Jill Bevins and Walter Manning also competed in Parliamentary Debate. Congragulations to the Debate Team!

Honors College Student Samantha Montgomery Receives Talon Award

Samantha Montgomery is the 2007 recipient of the Student Talon Award. The Student Talon Award is an honor bestowed annually to a student who exemplifies exceptional leadership and service to the University and surrounding community. The award was presented at the Talon Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception during Homecoming week in October.

Samanthais a fourth year student who has a concentration in Women's Studies and Psychology and will be graduating in the Spring of 2008. A Flagler Scholar, she maintains a 4.0 GPA and works hard outside the classroom. Samantha is involved in several student organizations on the MacArthur Campus, she is an active member of Psychology Club, Theatre in the Raw, Feminist Student Union, and our Gay-Straight Alliance. She has also served as President of the FAU Honors College Resident Student Association for four years, planning events and philanthropy projects for her fellow students, such as our annual fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

New Faculty for 2007-08
One new faculty and one visiting faculty will join the Honors College in the Fall of 2007 and one visiting faculty will join the Honors College in Spring 2008:
Kanybek Nur-tegin, Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Nur-tegin received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was Visiting Research Assistant Professor of Economics at West Virginia University before joining the Honors College. His research includes work on transition and developing countries and the economic effects of corruption.
Jim McGarrah, Visiting Instructor of Writing (2007-08)
Jim McGarrah received his MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College, and taught at the University of Southern Indiana before joining the Honors College. He teaches literature, creative writing, and composition. His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in many literary magazines and his first book of poems, Running the Voodoo Down, won a national book prize. Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana, was published in 2006 and his novel, Going Postal, in 2007. A memoir entitled A Temporary Sort of Peace, which reflect his experiences as a combat Marine in Vietnam, will appear in 2007. Mr. McGarrah also holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in American and Native-American literature.
Matthew Taylor, Visiting Instructor of Anthropology (Spring 2008)
Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University at Albany, State University of New York and worked at the Texas Archeological Research Lab prior to joining the Honors College. His research involves bioarcheology, dental anthropology, forensic anthropology, and he has special interest in the prehistory of the human condition.
HC Student Wins NSEP-Boren Scholarship

Wilkes Honors College student Heather Chase received one of the prestige scholarships, the NSEP-Boren scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Institute of International Education, and is for up to $20,000 to study abroad. Heather will be studying in Morocco and upon her return she will work at a U.S. government office. Heather is the 2nd Honors College student to have received this award: Daniel Gopman received a Boren scholarship to study physics in Russia.

Information about the Prestige Scholarships including how to apply is available online.

Campus Climate Challenge Week Of Action, January 29th - February 3rd

If you'd like to help out or have any questions, please e-mail Sarah Fannin.

Next Thursday, February 1st the Enviro Club will be showing Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth at 8:00pm in the AD Auditorium.
Please encourage your students, families, and friends to come!
**This film showing is in conjunction with the national Campus Climate Challenge Week Of Action (January 29th - February 3rd).

Other events going on next week:
RECYCLING should be up and running! FINALLY.

Monday, January 29th at 8:00pm in the Burrow: Organic coffee, tea, and snacks during Program Board's Coffeehouse Series! Chris Cauley will be performing...

Tuesday OR Wednesday: Recycled Art with Different Strokes. More details to come.

Thursday, February 1st at 8:00pm in the AD Auditorium: Showing of An Inconvenient Truth - (it just got two Oscar nominations!)

Friday, February 2nd at 2:30pm in the Butterfly Garden: Planting and Pruning at the Arboretum! Come help us make the butterfly garden look even more spectacular and check out all of the NEW trees that have been planted!

Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00am: Beach Cleanup! Meet at Marcinski Road and A1A at 8:00am, OR meet in the courtyard between RH1 and RH2 at 7:30am.
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