Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Honors Program Calendar of Events: 2017-2018




The ACES James Scholar Honors Program
 2017-2018 Calendar of Events
All programs take place in the Heritage Room on the first floor of the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center.


Fall Semester 2017

Welcome Event for Freshmen and Other Newly Enrolled ACES James Scholars
·         Monday, September 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Honors Completion Plan Workshop #1 for Sophomore and Junior ACES James Scholars
·         Thursday, September 28th from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Honors Completion Plan Workshop #2 for Sophomore and Junior ACES James Scholars
·         Monday, October 2nd from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Storytelling Your Career: A Professional Development Workshop for ACES James Scholars and Chancellor’s Scholars
·         Presented by Dr. Kate McDowell, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Information Sciences
·         Tuesday, October 24th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Spring Semester 2018

Undergraduate Research Poster Display Workshop #1 for ACES James Scholars
·         Thursday, January 25th from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Undergraduate Research Poster Display Workshop #2 for ACES James Scholars
·         Wednesday, February 7th @ 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Leadership Summit: A Professional Development Seminar for ACES James Scholars and Chancellor's Scholars
·         Presented by Lisa Burgoon, M.S., R.D., Director, Minor in Leadership Studies; Dr. David Rosch, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education Program; Dr. Beth Hoag, Associate Director, Illinois Leadership Center; Plus Other Guests from the Illinois Leadership Center TBA
·         Wednesday, February 21st from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Here There Be Dragons: An Edutaining Overview of Animal Sciences in the Middle Ages for ACES James Scholars and Chancellor’s Scholars
·         Presented by Rob Chappell, M.A., Assistant to the Honors Dean, ACES Academic Programs
·         Tuesday, April 10th from 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Congratulatory Reception for Senior ACES James Scholars
·         Friday, May 4th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quote of the Week: 6/14/2017



ACES James Scholar Honors Program
Quote of the Week: June 14, 2017



“The Hummingbird”
By Harry Hibbard Kemp (1883-1960)


The sunlight speaks. And its voice is a bird:
It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard
Above the flower bed. Over the lawn ...
A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this --
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.



In this photo, ACES James Scholar alumna, Dr. Erin Stein, captured a hummingbird hovering beside a bird feeder near her home in western Illinois during the summer of 2009.





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Quote of the Week: 6/7/2017



ACES James Scholar Honors Program
Quote of the Week: June 7, 2017



“To a Butterfly” (1801)
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.

How motionless! – not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister’s flowers;
Here rest your wings when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!

Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!

We’ll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.


This photo of a monarch butterfly (the state insect of Illinois) was taken in Western Illinois during the summer of 2009 by ACES James Scholar alumna, Dr. Erin Stein (B.S. in ANSC, Class of 2010; D.V.M. & M.P.H., Class of 2015). Erin is now a captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Medical Corps.