The University Honors Program sponsors Meals with Honors, a lecture 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!
Trivia in Honors
Wednesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. - Dakota Ballroom in Davies
Compete with your friends, or against your friends, at Trivia in Honors, a night when you can once and for all prove your superior intelligence to your doubting friends. Answer questions about the year of 2017, as you battle your way to victory. Snacks provided too! Just try not to get a big head with all the winning you’re going to do.
Everyone Should Learn How to Program
Tuesday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. - Chancellors Room in Davies
Dr. Dani Brake
Empowerment and engagement follow knowledge of coding. Better logical thinking, writing, and decision-making stem from coding. From fry cooks to doctors to day traders, everyone should learn how to program.
What Makes a Person “Righteous”: The Case of Dr. Maria Madi, Budapest 1944
Monday, April 16, at 12:00 – SSS 213
Dr. Jim Oberly
Four years ago, the Holocaust Museum produced a digital scan of seventeen volumes of the wartime diaries of Dr. Maria Madi, a Budapest physician (b.1898, d.1970). 2015 newspaper accounts of the diaries emphasized her selfless act in housing and protecting a Jewish boy during the German occupation of the city in 1944-45. The Yad Vashem Memorial in Israel declared Dr. Madi a "righteous" person. Less noticed was that throughout the pages of her diary, Dr. Madi frequently voiced anti-Semitic opinions. Yet, when a friend asked her to risk her life in shielding a 7-year old boy from the Hungarian Gestapo, Dr. Madi did not hesitate. What makes a person who did not like Jews righteous at a moment of crisis and of personal danger? This presentation explores righteousness in a dangerous time.
Marine Biology and Mayan Studies in Belize
Wednesday, April 25, at 12:00 p.m. – Ho-Chunk Room in Davies
Dr. Todd Wellnitz
Having recently returned from Belize, Dr. Wellnitz will share his insights on his trip.
Walking a Fine Line: Confronting Socio-Political Issues Through Graphic Communications
Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. - Chancellors Room in Davies
Dr. Christos Theo
Though the practitioners of Graphic Communications are all too often associated with corporate commercialism, there are many who create works that are intended to stimulate public conversations related to critical and sometimes ignored, social issues. Using examples derived from personal work, this presentation will discuss how designers confront the inevitable fine line between communicative intent and personal opinion.
8th Annual Provost’s Honors Symposium
Friday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. – 3rd Floor in Davies
Blugolds will showcase their hard work in research, scholarship, and creative activity at the 8th Annual Provost’s Honors Symposium. Faculty mentors and departments nominate projects and students to present their best work to the campus and Eau Claire community, showcasing exceptional student research, projects, and creative activity. The research presentations are followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception sponsored and led by Provost Patricia Kleine.
University Honors Graduation Ceremony & Reception
Friday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. – Schofield Auditorium
This ceremony is a salute to the 60+ new University Honors graduates for families, friends, colleagues, and supporters. Each student will be recognized, photos will be taken, and cake will be served!