Georgia Collegiate Honors Council

2015 Conference to be held at
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Americus, Georgia
February 27 & 28, 2015

Conference Theme: "Honors as Windows to the World"

Call for Proposals


Honors education frequently emphasizes the enrichment of the undergraduate experience through a focus on the ideals of a university education. These ideals include the study of our (human) place in the universe and how we might be the best stewards with our (human) knowledge. Whether we pursue disciplines in the sciences and mathematics, or the liberal and performing arts, we seek to enhance our understanding and to foster the best that humanity is capable of effecting. The town and county in which GSW is located has many fine examples from which to draw such inspiration and study; whether through the work of Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, or with the efforts of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center, or with the Andersonville National POW Historic Site, there are many local examples and partnerships that enhance the studies of various fields of scholastic inquiry. The Georgia Collegiate Honors Council invites students to submit proposals for academic or creative work that addresses issues that connect us with the world and universe at this critical moment in our ever shrinking world.A female student giving a presentation

Papers and posters will be considered.

As always, the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council welcomes proposals that represent excellent undergraduate work even if the topic does not directly address the conference theme.


Proposal Information


PROPOSAL DEADLINE: February 6, 2015

There will be Best Paper competitions in three subject areas:
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
For each of these, cash prizes will be given for first place ($200) and second place ($100). Students wishing to enter these competitions should submit their entire paper by the deadline. (Note: students who will present posters at the conference may enter the competition, but a formal essay will still be required.)


Important Note: Georgia Southwestern State University students are not eligible for this competition.

Paper Contest Submission Deadline: February 6, 2015

Online Submission of Proposals: Online submissions are open! Click here to submit a proposal.

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For Any Further Questions or Concerns


For information about submitting proposals and for more information about the conference, contact Dr. Jeffrey Waldrop, Jeffrey.Waldrop@gsw.edu.