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Honors Upcoming Events, Spring 2017

Mondays all semester in the Marx Center, Coffee and Donut Mondays

Monday mornings from 10 a.m. until whenever we run out, stop by the Honors Office in Marx for coffee and conviviality! Donuts, bagels and spreads, teas and orange juice will be laid out to help Honors Students start their week.

Feb. 9, Academic Planning Committee meeting and dinner, Marx Commons, 5:30-8 p.m.

March 3-4, Maryland Collegiate Honors Council (MCHC) Conference

Taking inspiration from Frederick’s Carroll Creek, this year’s conference theme asks for papers and projects that Re-imagine, Re-invent, or Re-purpose something from the past, including texts, ideas, spaces, art, scientific discoveries, etc. For example, presentations in the sciences might discuss new uses for old technologies or new applications/artificial reconstructions of/re-purposing of natural enzymes. Presentations in humanities might discuss some of the ways that themes, images or ideas from texts, art, historical periods, etc. are re-imagined in contemporary society, art, literature or film.

MCHC conferences are student-centered. All presentations are made by undergraduate students for projects for which they earned Honors credits. (This would include presentations of work done for departmental honors papers, even if the student writing the paper is not a participant in the honors program.) The conference offers honors students the opportunity to share their ideas and research with others from across Maryland.

March 23, Departmental Honors Presentation Workshop, Hodson 131, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

This is a required event for all Tischer Scholars; if you have an unavoidable conflict, please inform the Honors Office in advance.  Jeff Welsh from IT will be on hand to talk about how to put together an effective Powerpoint and to answer any technical questions you might have. Lisa Marcus, Ph.D. will be addressing the dos and don'ts of public speaking and paper presentations.  The information they have to impart is invaluable to a successful presentation experience. We also hope to have someone from the marketing and communications office to talk with you about preparing a 2 to 3 minute video condensing your thesis for the Hood website. Please come prepared to give us your final paper title, exactly as you want it to be printed in the program, and come hungry—pizza and drinks will be served!

April 22, Honors trip to NYC and Broadway

The Honors Spring Trip to New York is set for Saturday April 22. We will be spending the day in New York City, and attending an evening performance of Wicked or Phantom of the Opera on Broadway! Each student is permitted to bring one guest who is not in the Honors Program.

Tickets will go on sale in the Honors Office in the Marx Center mid-March; the date and time will be announced as it gets closer. Pricing tier is as follows:

Honors students - $35
Guests who are Hood students but not in the Honors Program - $45
Guests who are not Hood students - $60

The bus will leave Hood Saturday the 22 at 8:30 a.m., returning to campus in the wee hours on Sunday. Please email with any questions.

April 7, Departmental Honors Presentations and Champagne Reception, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The Christine P. Tischer Scholars will be presenting the results of their year-long research projects. Please join us at 3:30 p.m. in Rosenstock Hall for opening ceremonies, followed by presentations in various classrooms. After the presentations end at 5:30 p.m., we will celebrate the students’ accomplishments with a champagne reception on the reading porch of the Hodson Beneficial Library.