Honorable Mentions is the official podcast of the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University. Hosted by Wade Leonard, listeners will hear interviews with faculty, students, and alumni of the Honors College. It's a perfect introduction to Mississippi's largest and arguably most remarkable Honors College.
Dr. John Bickle - The Philosophy of Neuroscience
Today, Wade has a fascinating conversation with Shackouls Honors College faculty member and Mississippi State University Philosophy professor Dr. John Bickle. Dr. Bickle has feet in both the worlds of philosophy and science, specifically neuroscience. He talks with Wade about what that means, why science literacy is so important, and the very nature of consciousness itself. The pair also discuss the upcoming book Dr. Bickle co-edited and co-wrote, "The Tools of Neuroscience in Experiment: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives," which is scheduled for release in early 2020.
Mini-Episode for New Students: The First Two Weeks Of Honors
Students are steadily arriving at the Shackouls Honors College. If you are a new student for the 2021 Fall Semester, make sure you listen to this episode. In it, Mr. George Dunn lets you know about several important (some mandatory) events happening in the Honors College over the next couple weeks.
Dr. David Hoffman - The Office of Prestigious External Scholarships
The director of the Office of Prestigious External Scholarships, Dr. David Hoffman, talks to Wade about his job helping students pursue some of the world's most remarkable and life-changing academic awards.
Dr. Tudor Jones and Dr. Christopher Snyder
Today on Honorable Mentions Wade talks about the Shackouls Honors College's Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program with Dean Christopher Snyder and distinguished Oxford professor Dr. Tudor Jones.
Dr. Jones gives some history about the centuries-old University of Oxford, details about the Summer Study Abroad program, and explains Oxford's unique approach to educating undergraduate students. Wade also discovers Oxford has a baseball team.
A political historian, Dr. Jones explains to Wade the concept of liberalism in terms of its historic and European meaning and how it differs from American understandings of the term. Finally, they talk about Dr. Jones' most recent book, Bob Dylan and the British Sixties: A Cultural History.
Fei Fei Zeng
Fei Fei Zeng is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the Shackouls Honors College who earned degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business, focusing on International Business. In the fall of 2021 Zeng will begin work on her Master's degree at Harvard.
Dr. Brad Jones - President of the Shackouls Honors College Alumni Advisory Board
Dr. Brad Jones is a 2000 alumnus of Mississippi State University and the university's honors program, which predated the Shackouls Honors College. He holds degrees in Industrial Engineering from MSU and Georgia Tech. Originally from Heidelberg, Mississippi, Dr. Jones now lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he is the owner and operator of Life Well Promotions, a public health consulting firm. Dr. Jones has served on multiple Mississippi State alumni organizations and is currently the President of the Shackouls Honors College Alumni Advisory Board.