By pursuing an Honors education, you have chosen to do something more with your undergraduate experience. You have chosen to take an active role in forging your own educational path, to follow your passion for learning and communicating your knowledge, and to become part of an academically motivated community of students, both within your institution and across the nation. At this year's Georgia Collegiate Honors Council conference in Augusta, we urge you to consider the conference theme and show your Honors colleagues why you have challenged yourself to explore your academic passions. Whatever your academic discipline(s), the GCHC invites students to submit proposals for academic or creative work that shows the state Honors community why you chose Honors.
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.
The conference will open with a dessert reception at the Morris Museum of Art and a keynote address by Professor Scott Thorp, Chair of Augusta University's Department of Art, followed by the opportunity for all attendees to tour the galleries of the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. If you arrive to the conference early or stay afterwards, we encourage you further to explore downtown Augusta, which features a wealth of history and culture. Enjoy the scenery of the Augusta Canal and the Riverwalk, which overlooks the Savannah River. Explore the Augusta Museum of History, which features artifacts highlighting the career of James Brown, Augusta's most famous native. (And get your picture taken by the life-size James Brown statue on Broad Street.) Tour the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson, where the 28th president lived during the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The downtown also houses a variety of restaurants, from casual to luxury, as well as galleries, shops, and nightlife. Please see the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more information on things to do and see in Augusta.
For information about submitting proposals and for more information about the conference, contact Dr. Tim Sadenwasser, TSADEN@gru.edu.