Below you’ll find information about Honors housing and four of our spring events. In the coming weeks, I hope to add an additional event or two, announce our first Honors study-abroad experience, and send information about Fall classes and registration.
Hope you’ll spend some time this semester in the new Honors Lounge, 295 Bradley Hall. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate on the run, or linger for a while to study or talk with friends between classes.
With all best wishes for a great semester,
Sign Up Begins March 3rd for Honors Housing
I’m happy there’s so much enthusiasm for the Honors Floor. We have budgeted extra for events and enhancements to the floor, so I’ll be looking for your ideas this spring and summer. Please feel free to gather a group of friends and block rooms together. We’ll offer early move-in and help getting things into your rooms, of course. And, if you're interested in living on the floor but want to live with someone who’s not in the Program, the two of you can still room together on the Honors Floor. We want to be an inclusive group!
Keyboard Conversation with Jeffrey Siegel: Music of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff
Tuesday, April 8th 6:45
Reserve by April 1st with an email to Debbie: email@example.com
Jeffrey Siegel is a world-renowned pianist famous for virtuoso performances combined with lively commentary. You need not have any knowledge of classical music to enjoy the evening: Mr. Siegel will introduce you to the composers and the works he will perform. We’ll meet on campus for one of our special dessert buffets (Yes, Oreo Cookie Bash, Big Blitz with Snickers, and other favorites) during which time Mr. Siegel will join us for a pre-concert chat. We’ll then walk over to Dingeldine Music Center to enjoy his performance. This promises to be among the finest musical events to hit our campus in years!
Film: The Loving Story
Wednesday, April 9th 6:15, 295 Bradley Hall
Reserve by April 4th with an email to Debbie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s meet for an informal supper in Bradley Hall before heading to Neumiller for a showing of The Loving Story and a post-film discussion with director Nancy Buirski. This fascinating documentary tells of a white man named Richard Loving and his part-black, part-Cherokee fiancée Mildred Jeter who travelled from Virginia to Washington, D.C. in 1958 to be married. At the time, interracial marriage was illegal in 21 states. Back home two weeks later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried, and convicted of the felony crime of “miscegenation.” Mildred wrote a letter to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who suggested that she contact the American Civil Liberties Union. Two young ACLU lawyers, Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop, took on the Lovings’ case; Loving vs. Virginia went all the way to the Supreme Court.
That All-Important Interview
Friday, February 28th 4:30, Fourth-Floor Lounge, Bradley Hall
Reserve by February 24th with an email to Debbie: email@example.com
As Human Resources Manager for a division of Caterpillar, Alice Winget interviewed hundreds of candidates for important positions at the Fortune 500 Company’s world headquarters. Who got the job and who didn’t? What made the difference? She will join us to provide insights from the employer’s perspective. Don’t miss the chance to connect with this extraordinary woman whose years of experience will help you prepare for professional and graduate school interviews.
Dr. Phil Jones: The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met
Tuesday, February 18; 7:15 Fourth-floor Lounge, Bradley Hall
Reserve by February 14th with an email to Debbie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jones will present a special talk for this semester’s “Nibbles and Notables” event. Borrowing from the popular, long-running series, “The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met,” he will speak about a special character and contemporaneous events from his early years in West Virginia. It promises to be a great evening with one of Bradley’s favorite professors.