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Fall 2022 Glassman Lecture
David Mconville
Spring 2022 Honors Faculty Showcase
Faculty Showcase 2019 Panel

Spring 2024

What's Happening in Honors -Spring 2024 at a glance.

HCIR posterHCIR Student Symposium:

We are proud to host the 2024 Annual Student Symposium of the Honors Council of the Illinois Region: February 23-24, 2024.  Honors students and faculty from across Illinois will be attending


The annual HCIR Student Symposium organized under the auspices of the Honors Council of the Illinois Region is an opportunity for Honors students and faculty to meet and share the excitement and unique nature of the Honors experience.

 To view the images from the Symposium, click here


spring-24-glassman-8.5-x-11-final.pngThe Glassman Distinguished Speaker Spring 2024:

 In celebration of Black History Month and University Honor's theme for this year, Cosmos and Culture, Fr. Joseph Brown will deliver the Glassman Distinguished lecture on the imagination of the cosmos and relationship with ancestors in the Black spiritual tradition.  Read more

Sankofa: Let the Songs of the Ancestors Teach Us To Fly

Talk and reception:
Tuesday, February 13, 5:00-7:30 PM
Christian A. Moe Theater, Communications building, SIUC.

Interspersed with dances presented by Darryl Clark (Associate Professor, Theater and Dance) and Dominique Atwood (Visiting Artist).  See recording here.

Fall 2023

What's Happening, Fall 2023 - check here for events, civic engagement, and social opportunities to meet  Honors students and mentors.  

The Glassman Distinguished Speaker Fall 2023:

Fall-23-Tenney.png We are proud to welcome Winifred Haun & Dancers as our distinguished speaker for
the Glassman Distinguished Speaker Fall 2023, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Media.

Friday, November 17, 7:00 PM
Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale, IL

Meet the Artist:
Thursday, November 16th, 11-12:30 PM
Honors Lounge, Morris Library, Room 180

Winifred Haun is an SIU alumna and award-winning artist, the recipient of a 3Arts and a MacArthur Foundation International Connections award. During her residency, she will hold workshops locally and present some of that work in the showcase on Friday, November 17th.

The event is free and open to the public. To view the program, Click here

It is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts

Read more here

and also here

The Charles D. Tenney Distinguished Speaker Fall 2023:

Fall-23-Tenney.png We are proud to welcome Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen as our distinguished speaker for the  Charles D. Tenney Distinguished Speaker Fall 2023, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts.

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Chat over Coffee and Donuts: 10 AM - 11 PM, The COLA Dean's Atrium

Presentation and Reception: 5 PM - 7:30 PM, Guyon Auditorium, Morris Library

Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen, a SIU alum, and expert on xenolinguistics, will give a talk titled, "Interstellar Challenge: Would blind aliens build telescopes?"

The lecture will also be live on zoom.  To register: Click Here

The event is free and open to the public.  Read more about Dr. Wells-Jensen


Previous Events

Honors Lecture Series

Each year, the UHP brings distinguished speakers to our campus.  These presentations offer an opportunity to bring together various disciplines to consider significant questions related to the human condition. In addition to the public lecture, we host workshops, and critiques, and explore other forms of intellectual exchange and collaboration.  There are two major lecture series:

MICHAEL & NANCY GLASSMAN LECTURER SERIES was established by Michael and Nancy Glassman.  Nancy and Michael met when they were students at SIUC and have continued to support SIUC by establishing the Lecture series. The list of our distinguished speakers is here.

The CHARLES D. TENNEY DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES is named after Charles D. Tenney, who joined the English Department in 1931 and played a significant role as the Provost in transforming SIU from a teacher’s college into a research university.  The series is animated by the ambition to bring the university together in reflecting on big problems, concerns, and themes that confront us. The list of our distinguished speakers is here.