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Honors Program Events

Fall 2023 Semester

Welcome Week & Block Party

Every day during the first week of classes the Honors Program will be holding an open house for students to grab a snack, meet our staff and fellow students, and learn about our program! 

When: Monday - Thursday, August 28 - 31, 9 am - 4 pm 
Location: Honors Center (Stewart Library 324)
We will also have prize giveaways - students can get a ticket every day they attend to be entered into a raffle!

Food for Thought: Monsters & Markets

Who: Dr. Cynthia Jones (Foreign Languages) & Dr. Valentinas Rudys (Economics). 
When: Thursday, October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Hetzel-Hoellein Room - Library #321 (food provided!)

Monsters are everywhere; they are in the stories we tell, creeping in and out of folklore and fairytales, and lurking in literature, film, and television.

What is it about the figure of the monster that both fascinates and frightens us? The term 'monster' comes from the Latin roots 'monstrare' (to reveal or demonstrate) and 'monere' (to warn), therefore the monster can be interpreted as a figure that both reveals something about us and warns. Interestingly, monere is also the root for 'money', thus linking the monster to consumption and the transfer of wealth.

Can these two seemingly unrelated concepts possibly be connected? Yes! By connecting monsters and markets, this presentation will be an exploration of capitalism, consumption, and transfer of wealth through the pop cultural lens of vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other monsters.  


Honors Winter Open House

When: Friday, December 8 @ 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Honors Center, Library #324

Join us to celebrate the end of the semester with honors faculty, staff, and students! We'll have yummy treats, hot drinks, and games! At 12 noon we will present awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching in Honors
  • Outstanding Foundation Honors Student
  • Outstanding University Honors Student
  • Outstanding Departmental Honors Student

Spring 2024 Semester

Food for Thought:TBD

When: Thursday, February 22 @ 12:00 - 1:15
Location: TBD
Details TBD. Stay tuned!



Honors Research & Engagement Symposium

When: Monday, April 8th @ 9:00 am - 4 pm
Location: Student Union 320

Present research and/or creative works in our first ever Honors Symposium in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Research Symposium! 

Attend as an audience member to learn more about the exciting projects happening in Honors classes and within Departmental Honors!



Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB) Workshop

When: Tuesday, April 16 @ 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Honors Center, Library #324

Interested in getting more involved in the Honors Program? Want to gain leadership experience? Looking to make new friends?

Consider joining the Honors Student Advisory Board! Before we open applications, we are holding a workshop so you can learn more about what is involved with serving on the leadership board. 

Honors Spring Open House

When: Friday, April 19 @ 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Honors Center, Library #324

Join us to celebrate the end of the semester with honors faculty, staff, and students! We'll have yummy treats & drinks! At 12 noon we will present outstanding student and faculty awards. End the semester with a bang, not a whimper, and drop on by!

At 12 noon we will announce the 2024-25 recipients of the Eccles Fellowship course proposals in addition to presenting awards.