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In addition to other event programming, the University Honors Program sponsors Meals with Honors, a seminar series for Honors students, faculty, staff and the community that regularly invites fascinating speakers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the company of the Honors community while expanding your education on a wide range of topics. Make sure to RSVP (use the link below for Meals events)!

Marine Biology and Mayan Studies in Belize

Marine Biology and Mayan Studies in Belize
Tuesday, December 11th, at 12:30 PM - Centennial Room in Davies

Dr. Todd Wellnitz
Having returned from a trip to Belize, Dr. Wellnitz will present on his research in Marine Biology with an emphasis on cultural connections to the ancient Mayan civilization. 


University Honors Graduation Ceremony + Reception

University Honors Graduates at Honors Ceremony

University Honors honors their December 2017 graduates at ceremony + reception, December 22, 2017.

Friday, December 21st | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Woodland Theater, Davies Center

We are excited to announce the 27 students who are graduating with University Honors!  And, all the Honors students who are graduating this month.  Check out our story for the full list of graduates.  They include 4 colleges, 23 majors, and 10 minor programs!

Honors Graduates will be presented with their gold medallions worn at commencement and highlights of their academic and Honors career shared with guests and colleagues.  Cake and punch to follow!

Designing Simulations

Designing Simulations
Tuesday, December 4th, at 5:00 PM - Library 2023

Hans Kishel
Sciences Librarian Hans Kishel will present on his work designing war-games, with an emphasis on the types of learning that can be gained from designing a game of your own. The talk will feature the full spectrum of design considerations for simulations, demonstrating how scientific research and information literacy intersect.

Where Technology and Healthcare Education Collide

Where Technology and Healthcare Education Collide
Thursday, November 29th, at 12:30 PM - Clinical Learning Center 227

Dr. Meg Lagunas
Technology is a common part of modern healthcare delivery. However, the use of technology to teach healthcare is a growing area of interest. Come and explore the history, theory, and science behind the use of high fidelity mannequins and simulation in healthcare education. Opportunity will be provided to investigate the functions and mechanics of a few mannequins.

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen!
Tuesday, November 13th, from 12:30 - 1:20 PM - Phillips 327

Dr. Erik Hendrickson
Ever wondered what happens to different materials when they get REALLY cold? Let's find out! I'll bring some liquid nitrogen (-321 F) and a variety of objects that we can dunk into it. Hands-on fun!

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