Loyola University Maryland

Honors Program

Honors Program Events 2015-2016

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This is what we have lined up so far!  More to come!

Below is the early list of events for 2015-16. The Center Stage dates have not been confirmed. We will have 18 tickets for each of the Center Stage plays.  Shuttles will be provided for each event. 

***Sign up for tickets and trips in HU 231B (Ingram's office) except when directed otherwise.
***Center Stage tickets may be picked up during the week of the performance.

Seniors: Plan ahead and make a note of the wine tasting in the spring in your honor.

  AUGUST
  Wednesday, 26 Honors Freshmen move in and orientation
   Sunday, 30   Homer and Pizza—Freshmen Class
Discussion of Odyssey and pizza dinner in the common area of Theology department,  4-6 p.m.
   Monday, 31  Classes start
  SEPTEMBER
  Thursday, 10 Odds Bodkin Performance, "The Odyssey: The Belly of the Beast"
McGuire East, 7 pm
   Monday, 21 Honors Program Dinner
Dress is jacket and tie for gentlemen, comparable attire for ladies. This event is for the entire program: all students and faculty. The dinner will be in McGuire Hall at 6 p.m. 
RSVPS are necessary by Sept.12.
  Wednesday, 23 The American Shakespeare Company’s Method in Madness Tour --Henry V
7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
  Thursday, 24 The American Shakespeare Company’s Method in Madness Tour--Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
 7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
  Friday, 25 The American Shakespeare Company’s Method in Madness Tour--Julius Caesar
 7:00 PM, McManus Theatre

National Endowment for the Arts Anniversary Symposium "Democracy and the Humanities"
Registration is required.
all day.


   Saturday, 26  National Endowment for the Arts Anniversary Symposium "Democracy and the Humanities" 
Registration is required.  

  OCTOBER
   Friday, 2  Convocation and Nachbahr  Lecture
5:00 pm Reitz Arena
Nachbahr talk by Dr. Brett Davis, Philosophy
  Friday, 9
or Sept 18
 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen's mastery of manners and morals will be on full display. In the Bennet sisters' 19th century English world, marriage is the prize, but for second eldest, Lizzy, companionship trumps blind courtship. Enter Mr. Darcy, and one of literature's most iconic and tempestuous romances take flight.
Center Stage, 8:00 pm.  Shuttle leaves promptly at 7:15 from behind Maryland Hall.
  Friday, 16 Semester break
  Saturday, 24 Freshmen Honors Trip to New York City; the MET
Sign up by Sept. 16 with Ingram. Further details on where and when to sign up for the bus and tours will be announced later. The freshmen are expected to attend the Ancient Gallery tours. Leave from Jenkins lot at 7 am; return at 11 pm.
  NOVEMBER
   Thursday 4-Thursday 12 National French Week   "Complex Napoleon: The Emperor and his Legacy"
   Friday, 6 
or 13

The Secret Garden Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. An Enchanting musical !
Orphaned in a cholera epidemic, 10-year-old Mary Lennox travels from India to her new home in England where she is taken in by her distant and detached uncle, Archibald Craven, who is still grieving from the loss of his wife a decade earlier. Secrets of the past haunt the corners of the Craven manor and soon Mary can only find refuge in a mysteriously locked garden that becomes her kingdom and her oasis.
Center Stage, 8:00 pm.  Shuttle leaves promptly at 7:15 from behind Maryland Hall.

  Friday, 20 or
Nov 13
or Dec 4
X's and O's (A Football Love Story) by KJ Sanchez and Jenny Mercein
Based on interviews with players, their families, and their fans, X's and O's delves deep into the questions that are being asked around the dinner tables across the country: what are the dangers of the game? Should our children play? How do we balance our love for the sport with its potential risks? 
Center Stage, 7:00 pm. Shuttle leaves leaving promptly at 6:15 from behind Maryland Hall.
  DECEMBER
  Wednesday, 2 Honors Christmas Party
Hug Lounge 5-7:30 p.m.
Entertainment provided by the Honors class of 2018!
Bring your gift for charity to the party. Details will be given later.
   SPRING SEMESTER
  JANUARY
              Seniors --Note the date for the wine tasting.
  Tuesday, 19 Classes start
  FEBRUARY
  Friday, 5
or 12
 As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's crowd-pleasing comedy is performed by an all-female cast. The play tells the story of lovers Rosalind and Orlando who, when forced to flee into the Forest of Arden, become ensnared in a game of romance and mistaken identity.
At Towson Mainstage Theatre, Towson University  8:00 pm. Shuttles leaves from behind Maryland Hall at 7:15.
  Thursday 18 - Thursday 26  Italian Week "Messina: Culture and Civilzation in Italian and Jesuit Tradition"
   Saturday, 27  SPRING BREAK
  MARCH
  -Sunday, 7 SPRING BREAK
  Monday, 8-Saturday, 12 Humanities Symposium Week—


  Wednesday, 9 Student/Faculty Colloquia-McManus Theatre during class times 8-5
  Thursday, 10

Student/Faculty Colloquia--McManus Theatre during class times 8-5:15

Humanities Symposium Keynote:  
6:00 PM, McGuire Hall 

   Thursday 24-
Monday 28
 Easter Break
  APRIL
   Friday, 15 
or
8
 The Night Watcher by Charlayne Woodard
Societal and familial expectations are often defied when women-especially married women--choose to not have children. The night Watcher tells the story of a woman whose life as mentor, confidant, godmother, aunties, and friend to countless children has been enriched--and rocked--in ways both radical and subtle.
At Towson Mainstage Theatre at Towson University 8:00 pm. Shuttle leaves from behind Maryland Hall at 7:15 pm.
  Monday, 27 Last Day of Classes
  MAY
   Tuesday, 17
 Wine tasting for the class of 2016!
 With Dr. Michael Franz, 7 - 10 p.m. Invitations will be sent. 4th Floor
  Saturday, 21 GRADUATION