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Embrace the Challenge

The mission of the Honors Program is to create an intensive learning community that will foster academic excellence, encourage civic action, and inspire the University’s top students to become strong leaders on campus and in our community.

Events - Spring 2014

Friday, January 17: Honors Welcome Back Lunch, 12:00 (Noon) – 2:00 PM, Bldg. 41, Room 421

Monday, January 27: Honors Speaker Series, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Bldg. 41, A-03 Guest Speaker:  Dr. Tony Mansueto, Department of World Literature Presentation Title:  What is a University: Teaching in an Era of Civilizational Crisis

Tuesday, February 18: Honors Coffee Hour, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Bldg. 42, Room A-14
Guest Speaker:  Prof. Dan Venne, Fine Arts Session Title:  Perspective Drawing: The Renaissance Eye

Thursday, February 27: Honors Speaker Series, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Bldg. 44, A03
Guest Speaker:  Dean April Massey, College of Arts and Sciences
Presentation Title:  Creating Academic Narratives:  The Responsibilities of Faculty and Administrators in Creating Context for Student Success

Friday, March 7: Honors Coffee Hour, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Bldg. 42, Room 421
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Michelle Chatham, Department of Anthropology
Presentation Title:  Just Breathe: A Conversation on Contemplative Practice in Higher Education

Thursday, March 27: Honors Speaker Series, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Bldg. 44, A03
Guest Speaker:  Dean Sabine O’Hara, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)

Thursday, April 10:  Honors Museum Visit to The National Gallery led by Prof. Dan Venne, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Tour Theme:  The Artist as Raconteur

Friday, April 18: Honors Coffee Hour 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Bldg. 41, Room 421
Guest Speakers:  Drs. Wynn Yarbrough and Alexander Howe, Department of English
Presentation Title:  Kidding Around:  The Child in Film and Media  

Saturday, April 26: * Partner Event with History Department:  New York City Public History Tour.  6:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  Sites on the tour will include:  The African American Burial Ground and Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Historical Society, and a limited walking tour of Harlem to include Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Apollo Theater and the Studio Museum. 

Friday, May 2: Honors End-of-Semester Lunch, 12:00 (Noon) – 2:00 PM, Bldg. 41, Room 421

* Date is yet to be confirmed. 

Honors Program

For more information about the Honors Program, please contact:

Dr. Alexander Howe
Department of English
Building 41, Rm 400-16
phone 202.274.5658

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Honors End-of-Semester Lunch

Friday, May 3 from 12:00 (Noon) - 2:00 PM Building 41, Room 420 For more information, contact Dr. Howe at