Intellectual events on campus all this week

Alison Lucci

Speakers, art displays and concerts for Honors Week

Helga Kaplan thought academic achievements should be recognized, said Becky Gares, coordinator of advising and communication in the Honors College.

In 1981, Kaplan, a former Honors College adviser, organized the first celebration of scholarship and academics.

The Honors Day Convocation “highlighted intellectual activity on campus and recognized academic accomplishments,” said Kim Huff, Honors College coordinator of student life and alumni relations.

This year about 30 lectures, award ceremonies, exhibits, recitals and events will be held during Honors Week. It’s a way to “make events visible to the university community,” Huff said.

Most Honors Week events are open to the public and offer free admission to students.

“It is a culmination of events from various departments on campus,” Huff said. “We encourage departments to plan events during that time period.”


&bull Wind Chamber Music concert I

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Ludwig Recital Hall


&bull Speaker: Ronald Mallet, “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality”

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Kiva

&bull Wind Chamber Music concert II

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Ludwig Recital Hall


&bull Presenter: Kelly Stillwagon, “A Treasure Hunt for Resumé Riches”

When: 4:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson Hall Room 55

&bull Presenter: Connie Thackaberry “Preparing for a Career in Theatre”

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Johnson Hall Room 64


&bull Presenter: Hobson Hamilton, “More School Please: Graduate School Preparation”

When: 4:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson Hall Room 55

Open exhibits

&bull “Michael Kors Designs from the Wendy Zuckerwise Ritter Collection”

When: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Where: Rockwell Hall

&bull “Objects and Images: Selected Work of Current and Graduating MFA Students”

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Downtown Gallery, 141 E. Main Street, Kent

Contact Honors College and international affairs reporter Alison Lucci at [email protected].