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Spring 2022

What's Happening, Spring  2022-check here for events, civic engagement, and social opportunities to meet  Honors students and mentors.


The Honors Assembly will host the Honors Research Symposium on Thursday, April 14th, 1-3 PM, Cambria, Morris Library.  


Faculty Showcase Fall 2022 flyerHonors Faculty showcase

Each year, the University Honors Program takes up a theme that we explore explore through our seminars and related events.  Our theme for Fall 21-Spring 22 was The State of Climate Emergency - The Earth and Us.

Please join us to hear about the work done in our cluster of seminars.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 3 - 5 PM.
  • University Honors Program Lounge, Morris Library 180.

 


Glassman lecture LumumbaDUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, MAYOR LUMUMBA'S TALK TODAY (February 24 at 5:00 PM) IS CANCELED. WE WILL RESCHEDULE AND LET YOU KNOW THE NEW DATE.

Our Spring 22 Glassman Lecture will be delivered by Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson Mississippi.  Antar Lumumba ran on a progressive platform promising to make Jackson "the most radical city on the planet."  Based on the principle of the “dignity economy” (as opposed to the GDP), Lumumba plans to reverse the “cycles of humiliation” by developing a community in which the right of self-determination is a fundamental human right.  Read more

Thursday, February 24th, 7-8:30 PM

Register to join over zoom here


Fall 2021

What's Happening, Fall 2021-check here for events, civic engagement, and social opportunities to meet  Honors students and mentors.


The Honors Assembly welcomes Fall 21 with two events:


Kate Klise FlyerThe Tenney Distinguished lecture will be delivered by award-winning children's book author, Kate Klise.  She will also be workshopping writing for children in Professor Jane Dougherty's UHON seminar, Exploring Children's Literature this Fall.  Read more

Reading and Reception: Thursday, October 21, 4:30-6:30 PM, Guyon Auditorium       

 

 

 


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.