Check out the latest edition of the Lane Honors News, edited by three honors students: Kayley Cook, Hannah Joel, and Rayven Mack. There’s a feature on research conducted by an honors student, an interview with a former honors student, a look at honors students who work in the Tutoring Center, information about upcoming events, and an update on recent activities by our Sigma Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa!
In October, we held a workshop for members of the Lane Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa on how to create a CV and how to present at academic conferences. The workshop took place on our Discord server in the Honors voice channel. Claire Dannenbaum shared information about the University of Oregon’s Undergraduate Research Symposium coming up this spring. Erika Masaki discussed why someone might want to participate in an academic conference and what to expect at conferences. Ce Rosenow explained what a CV is and reviewed how to create one. Use the links in this post to access the materials shared during the workshop. You can also visit the University of Oregon’s website for information about their symposium. We will hold more workshops in winter and spring, including additional mentoring for presenting at conferences and creating ePortfolios.
This year, we have three co-editors working on the Honors Program News, our program’s newsletter. We plan to publish one issue per term in fall, winter, and spring. Work on the fall issue is well underway, and we plan to publish the newsletter at the end of the term. Meet our wonderful new editors:
Kayley Cook (pronouns are she/her) is a double major in English Literature and Education. She’s in the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa, volunteers with OSPIRG, and is a tutor at Lane’s Tutoring Center. Outside of school, she plays piano, and she loves to read. She plans to go to the University of Oregon once she has finished at Lane, and she would like to study in the UK at some point.
Hannah Joel was born and raised in the small city of Ipoh in Malaysia. Now, she finds herself across the world as a first-year student at Lane Community College. Growing up, she was always intrigued by the world of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology. Her penchant for such studies led her to enroll at Lane in the spring term of 2021 and join the Honors Program in the summer term of 2021, where she is currently pursuing an AAOT degree.
Hannah was captivated by, and drawn to, the honors program because of the small class sizes and the close faculty mentorship. By taking honors classes, she would not only be more engaged with the content but also have the ability to be involved in discussions and debates that would keep her open-minded.
When she saw an announcement to be involved in co-editing the honors newsletter, Hannah immediately jumped at the first opportunity. She had never co-edited anything before, so she thought that it would be an excellent idea for her to experience something new. Hannah also wanted to have a sense of involvement within the community. Since she is not on campus at the moment, co-editing the honors newsletter sounded like a great way to be active in college despite taking classes online.
Apart from spending her days working on her assignments and projects for college, she enjoys reading novels, watching movies, and listening to podcasts concerning crime, thriller, and horror genres. Hannah also takes delight in spending time with her poodle Calum and going out for food trips during the weekends with her friends.
Raven Mack has been at Lane since Spring Term of ’21 and is studying English. Her goal as of now is to become an editor, though that is subject to change as something else may catch her interest in the future. Regardless, she does intend to work somewhere in the writing field, as writing has always been a hobby of hers. She really enjoys writing short stories, with her absolute favorite genre to write is contemporary fiction. She also loves reading and will read an entire book in a day if given the chance. Her favorite books tend to fall somewhere on the fiction spectrum as well, ranging anywhere from horror to sci-fi or fantasy, and of course, contemporary!
Please join us in the Honors Program voice channel on Discord for two workshops this term! If you haven’t joined Discord, contact Ce at RosenowC@lanecc.edu for the link.
Creating an Academic Resume & Presenting at Conferences, Tuesday, October 26, 4:00-5:00
Publishing Your Work, Tuesday, November 30, 4:00-5:00
Thanks to Georgia May and Kyla Ramsey for another great edition of the newsletter! Please enjoy the features, interviews, and information they have included!
Preparing for Finals Workshops:
Know what you need to know then apply these action steps:
- Make a detailed plan in your planning tools
- Organize your course materials and study tools
- Develop a study plan
- Carry through with your plan
- Remember the basics of self-care
- Preparing for Finals – Mon. Mar. 8th, 8:30 am
- Preparing for Finals – Wed. Mar. 10th, 3:30 pm
- Preparing for Finals – Thurs. Mar. 11th, 4:00 pm
1.The Western Regional Honors Conference is having a virtual conference in April. If you would like to present a paper, creative work, or academic poster at this event, you need to submit your proposal here https://www.suu.edu/wrhc2021/ prior to the deadline of February 16th, 2021. Once they group the presentations, you’ll upload your work and just give a short overview of it at your session. Then you, the other students presenting, and members like me in the Zoom audience will have a discussion and ask questions. Registration will open after the proposal deadline has passed. Early registration is $25 by April 1 and $40 after April 1. The conference is April 10. The Lane Honors Program will pay early registration for up to eight honors students! You do not have to present to attend; however, presenting is a good experience to get comfortable try it out!
2.The University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place May 27. You can be on a panel, read a paper, show an academic poster, share creative work including performances, or share a five-minute data story where you just explain a project you are working on that isn’t finished. Register by 5:00 pm April 12 here: https://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu/symposium-abstract-submission. You just need to confirm you’ll participate, give the title of your work, and select the type of work you’ll be presenting. The event will be virtual and is free.
3.The Lane Community College Undergraduate Research Fair takes place the week of May 24. You can share an academic poster, read a paper, participate in the ePortfolio Showcase, or present a creative work. Here is the link to the Google form to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVAjMj9KuN7Ccmf_uVFl19MFWYp7OP6lIGIyaJ_F-mf1LqYA/viewform. The event is free and will be virtual.
The Palouse Review showcases the literary, creative, and scholarly talents of honors students of the Western Regional Honors Council. They accept short fiction, nonfiction, scholarship, poetry, photography & visual art, music, and digital multimedia. Submit your work to the May 1, 2021 Edition of The Palouse Review. The deadline for the upcoming edition is April 1, 2021. To see the current edition and previous editions, please visit https://palousereview.wsu.edu/.
Don’t miss this term’s Honors Orientation and Information Session! We’ll go over program requirements and upcoming opportunities. We’ll also review how to register for the University of Oregon’s Undergraduate Research Symposium!
When: January 29, 2021; 4:00-5:00
Where: Zoom (see your Lane email for the link)
Welcome to Georgia Mae, our new co-editor of the newsletter! She has been at LCC for a year and joined the Lane Honors Program at the end of her first year. When asked why she joined Honors, she said, “I joined Honors because I had a goal to open as many doors as possible. My professor, Angie, recommended me for the Honors Program and I couldn’t say no!”
Georgia Mae is still deciding on a major because she has so many interests including: nutrition, law, business, and design. Her career goals include becoming an interior designer, a doula, and a nutritionist. In her free time, she enjoys indoor gardening, walking her dog, yoga, baking, learning, journaling, and binge-watching TV shows from the early 2000s. We are so lucky to have another amazing editor to work with Kyla Ramsey on this newsletter!
Laurie Notaro is a very funny, smart writer who has published twelve books and is a New York Times bestselling author! She is reading on November 6, 2020 from 3:00-4:00. Contact Ce Rosenow at RosenowC@lanecc.edu for the Zoom link to this event!
Learn more about Laurie Notaro before the reading!