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Becker Seminar Event Request

Honors and Scholars Lunch: Phill Branch

Join Dr. Phill Branch (Howard University) for lunch and a roundtable discussion about the impact names have on our lives on Friday, April 20 at 12:00 PM. Dr. Branch is a graduate of the American Film Institute and recently completed his documentary Searching for Shaniqua. The film won the HBO Best Documentary award at the 2016 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival. Dr. Branch was a 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Fellow. He is a Lecturer in the English Department at Howard University and is a Teaching Artist at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington D.C. Prior to Howard, Phill served as an Assistant Professor of English at his undergraduate alma mater, Hampton University.



Senior Celebration

Honors and Scholars Seniors are invited to attend the Senior Celebration at 7:30 PM on April 12! This event is a simple celebration of our honors seniors who have will be completing their program this spring or fall. We invite all seniors to join us for light refreshments and a special senior gift! Please fill out the form below so that we can feature you during the event!

Senior Celebration RSVP

  • Drop files here or
    Some examples might be a photo from your study abroad, a conference you presented at, or from graduate school/employment interviews.

Application for Chair of the Honors & Scholars Representative Board

Beginning in 2017-2018, selected students from all four Honors & Scholars Programs were tasked with forming an Honors & Scholars Representative Board. In 2018-2019, the Board will commence its first full year. In addition to planning events for the entire H&S community, the Board exists to bring student concerns to the H&S staff. Each program’s Council or Board will select a student to represent them on the Representative Board, and one H&S student will be selected by Program Directors to serve as Chair.

If you are a current member in good standing of 1794 Scholars, Chancellor’s Honors, Haslam Scholars, or Honors Leadership who is not also a president or chair of your program’s Council or Board and will have completed a minimum of one year in your honors program by the commencement of the fall semester, you are eligible to apply. View the Board’s constitution here: Honors & Scholars Representative Board Constitution

Strong candidates will have strong leadership and communication skills.

Applications are due April 13, 2018 with selection to take place the following week. The selected Chair will be expected to meet with Program Directors and other council members on April 20, 2018.

  • Please upload a cover letter addressed to Honors and Scholars Directors. Letter should discuss why you want to be considered for the position of council chair, and what qualifications you have that would make you a strong candidate. *Word doc or PDF files types preferred.
  • Please upload a up-to-date copy of your resume/C.V. *Word doc or PDF files types preferred.

Law School Admissions 101 Lunch and Learn

Lunch and learn with Sarah Busse from the University of Tennessee College of Law who currently serves as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Those interested in a possible career in the legal field should plan on attending regardless of major. Great attorneys have backgrounds ranging from Political Science to STEM.

The event will take place on April 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM in HBC 118 (Honors Seminar Room) and will count as a Becker Seminar. Pizza will be served.



Honors & Scholars Service Day

Tennessee's African American Lodges: Odd Fellow's Cemetery ...

Join your fellow Honors & Scholars students for a morning of learning and service! We will be doing digital data collection work at historic Odd Fellows Cemetery in east Knoxville. Several honors groups have done this previously, and it’s both interesting and fun.

This spring’s service day is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, 10:00am-12:00noon.

To sign up, please complete this form:

  • We will manage a car-pool sign up or if need exists, rent vans, for those that need a ride from campus.

Developing Key Skill Sets for Emerging Careers

Join Mary Beth Browder, Assistant Director of Internship Development at the Center for Career Development, for a career exploration workshop. In this workshop, you will learn about emerging and lesser-known career paths and brainstorm how the skill sets you are developing through your coursework, leadership activities, and internships can translate to these opportunities. You will assess both the skills you currently have and those that you still need to develop to set yourself up for success.

April 9, 2018 at 12:00-1:00 PM

HBC 118 (Honors Seminar Room)

This event is limited to 25 students and will count as a Becker or 1794 Seminar. Those attending are welcome to bring a lunch.





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