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News from the Honors College

UNCW Establishes Honors College Agreement with Five North Carolina Community Colleges

Students graduating from five North Carolina community colleges’ honors programs will now be able to enroll at UNCW and work toward earning full university honors. The university’s initial partners are Alamance Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Southwestern Community College and Wayne County Community College. UNCW plans to pursue additional agreements in the future.

Visit honors Days

Spring 2018- Special Honors Interest Information Sessions for Prospective Honors Scholars

Honors College program features and more will be previewed for high school students interested in the Honors College at special Honors visitation days during the spring 2018 semester. Please mark your calendar for one of these sessions: January 26th, February 16th, March 23rd, or April 20th. We will hold 45 minute info sessions on those Fridays- you can come from 9-9:45 AM or 2-2:45 PM. All sessions will be held in the Randall Library Auditorium (second floor). That will still give you time to have an Admissions Tour that day. No need to schedule this beforehand- please just show up! Read more about honors visits here.

Brian Hae Spring Speaker

UNCW Honors College Spring Speaker Brian Hare- February 22

The Honors College will host a free public lecture on February 22 at 7 PM in the Burney Center on the UNCW campus.

Featured is Dr. Brian Hare, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which is a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He is the co-founder of Dognition, a truly revolutionary new service for dog lovers who wonder about their dog’s intelligence.

Please see our event page located here for more event information

Please see http://brianhare.net/ for more information on Brian Hare.

Caroline Orth and her poster

Honors Senior Caroline Orth Wins First Place "Arts and Humanities" Poster Award at NCHC Conference

Caroline Orth, a senior double majoring in English Literature and Creative Writing, presented a poster on her Honors thesis research in the student poster session at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Nov. 8-12 in Atlanta, GA. Caroline's research focuses on the analysis of feminist visual poetry. Her poster title was "Structures of Feeling: Visual Poetry of North American Women Since 1950," and focused on her archival work at the University of Buffalo and discoveries from the 2017 Concrete Poetry Conference at St. Bonaventure University.

Honors Oral Defense Schedule,

Fall 2017


Honors Dates & Events

February 10

Alumni Homecoming Champagne Brunch


Burney Center

February 16

Honors Info Prospective Students

Randall Library Auditorium: 9 AM and 2 PM

February 22

Brian Hare: Discussion with Honors College and Assistance Dog Training students

McNeil Hall room 1005


February 22

Public Lecture: Spring speaker Brian Hare

Burney Center 7pm

February 23

Psychology Department Colloquium Series

Brian Hare: "Current Research in Canine Cognition"

Teaching Lab room 1055


March 2

Honors Mentor Applications Due

March 3-11

Spring break 2018

March 23

Phi Kappa Phi Ceremony

March 23

Honors Info Prospective Students

Randall Library Auditorium: 9 AM and 2 PM

March 29- April 1 

Easter Break

April 17-18

UNCW Student Research Showcase in Warwick

April 20

Honors Info Prospective Students

Randall Library Auditorium: 9 AM and 2 PM

April 26

Reading day

May 4 

Medallion Ceremony

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