Loyola University Maryland

Honors Program

Honors Program Events 2016-2017

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

Below is the early list of events for 2016-2017. The Center Stage dates have now been confirmed. We will have 18 tickets for each of the Center Stage plays.  Shuttles will be provided for each event. Note the BSO concert in November.

***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.  We need you to ride the shuttles to these events as there is a minimum number required to get a shuttle and for it to run on the event's night.

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

AUGUST
Wednesday, 31 Honors Freshmen move in and orientation
SEPTEMBER
 Monday 5   Homer and Pizza—Freshmen Class
Discussion of Odyssey and pizza dinner in the common area of English department,  4-6 p.m.
 Tuesday, 6  Classes Begin
Thursday, 15 Odds Bodkin Performance, "The Iliad:Book One"
McGuire East, 7 pm
 Monday, 19 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.9.
Wednesday, 28 The American Shakespeare Company’s Hungry Hearts Tour"  Wilder's "Our Town"
7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
Thursday, 29 The American Shakespeare Company’s Hungry Hearts Tour--"Two Gentlemen of Verona"
 7:00 PM, McManus Theatre
Friday, 30 The American Shakespeare Company’s Hungry Hearts Tour--"Romeo and Juliet"
 7:00 PM, McManus Theatre

Convocation and Nachbahr  Lecture
5:00 pm Reitz Arena

Nachbahr talk by Dr. Matthew Mulcahy, History
OCTOBER
 Saturday, 1  Parents Weekend: Presentations of CFH student grant winners: Student Research Fellowships, Summer Study Program and Otherwise Unfunded Internships.  Students presenting are: Kathryn Wright, Joshua Ziesel, , Kelly Mueller, Margaret Kenna, Kelly Keenan, Ian McNeely, Calix O'Hara, and Rebeccah Swerdlow.  1-4 pm in Knott Hall B01 See the schedule on the Family Weekend website.
 Wednesday 12-15  Ariosto Conference 2016.
Friday, 14 Semester break
Saturday, 22 Freshmen Honors Trip to New York City; the MET
Sign up by Sept. 23 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
 Friday 4-Thursday 10 National French Week   "Faces of France Today: A Living Mosaic"
 Friday, 18

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Marin Alsop , conductor, Baltimore Choral Arts Society
It's the BSO's 100th year and this is finale of their celebrations!
We have 20 tickets for this event.
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 8:00 pm.  Shuttle leaves promptly at 7:15 from behind Maryland Hall.

DECEMBER
 Thursday, 1  Les Liaisons Dangereuses  adapted by Christopher Hampton, Directed by Hana S. Sharif
A Scandalous tale of love and betrayal. Two French aristocrats, Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicompte de Valmont, challenge each other to seduce unsuspecting innocents in this story of revenge, debauchery, and hidden motives. Set just before the French Revolution, this play is a glimpse into the lives of beautiful people poised to denigrate and control everyone around them, including each other. But when one of them actually falls in love, the real betrayals unfold.

Center Stage, 7:00 pm. Shuttle leaves leaving promptly at 6:15 from behind Maryland Hall
Wednesday, 7 Honors Christmas Party
Hug Lounge 5-7:00 p.m.
Entertainment provided by the Honors class of 2018! We participate in Presents for Christmas. Your gift for charity  can be brought to the party. Details will be given later.
 SPRING SEMESTER
JANUARY
            Seniors --Note the date for the wine tasting.
Tuesday, 17 Classes start  ***HN499 will be holding debates on ethical issues to which we hope you will all come. The dates and topics to be announced later in the term.
FEBRUARY
Thursday 23-Thursday 2, March  Italian Week "Rome, Eternal City: One Lifetime is Not Enough"
 Friday, 24   The White Snake Adapted by Mary Zimmerman, Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Mystery and magic intertwine in this fantastical fairy tale brought to life in grand spectacle in the newly renovated Head Theater. Originating in the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake, tells the story of animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake, who take human form as a beautiful woman and her sly servant. White Snake soon falls in passionately in love with a poor fisherman, but their relationship is reviled by a conservative monk and tragedy lurks behind their new found happiness. Center Stage, 8:00 pm. Shuttle leaves leaving promptly at 7:15 from behind Maryland Hall
MARCH
-Saturday 4-Sunday, 12 SPRING BREAK
Monday, 13-Saturday, 18 Humanities Symposium Week— anniversary of  the US involvement in World War I  Text: The Forbidden Zone by May Borden a nurse on the battle front for four years plus selected soldier poetry.


Wednesday, 15 Student/Faculty Colloquia-McManus Theatre during class times 8-5
Thursday, 16

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

Humanities Symposium Keynote:  
6:00 PM, McGuire Hall 

 Friday, 31

 

Twisted Melodies by Kevin Roston, Directed by Derrick Sanders
This powerful one-man show is based on the real life of 70's soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, the creator of "The Closer I Get to You" and "Where is the Love?" is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician's compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston. Center Stage 8:00 p-m. Shuttle leaves from behind Maryland Hall no later that 7:15.
APRIL
 Wednesday, 5  2017 Annual Colloquium on Language, Literature and Society "Imagination without Limits: Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy around the World"
Times and locations TBA.
 Thursday, 13-Sunday, 17  EASTER BREAK
 Saturday, 22  WINE TASTING in Honors of Class of 2017, 4th Floor, 6-9 pm. Invitations will be sent.
MAY
 Monday 1  Last day of Classes
Saturday, 20 GRADUATION