Gemstone Honors Program

News - Spring 2008

Gems Camp 2009: "How Sweet It Is"

May 6, 2009

Registration and waiver forms are now available! Gems Camp will be held on August 26-27. Freshmen who are attending will move in August 25 (the week before classes start). Registration, waiver, and payment ($135) are due by July 15, but spaces fill up quickly, so don't wait to register!

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2009 GEMS 202 Section Leader Application Now Available!

March 13, 2009

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 5 p.m.

2009 Gems Camp Leader Application Now Available!

February 18, 2009

Camp leader application deadline: Friday, February 27, 2009 by 5 p.m. & Interviews will be during the week of March 2, 2009.

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Conquering College!

February 11, 2009

Conquering College is being planned the by the Gemstone Student Council and will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 in the Cambridge Community Center. This event is a new twist on the ?Game of Life? event, giving students the chance to learn from their upper-class peers!

This program offers both current and prospective Gemstone students a unique educational experience, utilizing select representatives from the Gemstone student community. Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to communicate with the upperclass students, asking questions on how to capitalize on and communicate the Gemstone experience in interviews and jobs, how to apply for internships and co-ops, and how to make the most of their college experience.

We believe that there is no one who can answer these types of questions better than those Gemstone students who have already been through it and are getting ready to embark on their own careers and life after college.

Contact Caitlin White, Student Activities Coordinator or 301.314.7450 for more information.

Premier of Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People

February 9, 2009

This four-part film, made especially for PBS, will take you on a journey to provide an understanding and appreciation of the significance of the Appalachian Mountains. The filmmakers will introduce the first half of the documentary on Monday, February 9th at 7 p.m. at the Hoff Theatre at the Stamp Student Union. Following the first-half premier, filmmakers Ross and Spears will take up a Q&A discussion and host a reception.

The second half of the Appalachia series will be shown on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hoff Theatre. Please come out and enjoy the wonders the Appalachian Mountains have to offer, and take advantage of a special opportunity to interact directly with these highly regarded filmmakers. This event is co-sponsored by Gemstone.

For more information, please contact Dr. James Wallace, Gemstone Program Director, at This event is FREE and open to the public.