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Honors Program

Honors Program Events

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Honors enriches its students’ extracurricular experience through an extensive program of cultural events, discussions, social occasions, and excursions both within and beyond the Baltimore-Washington area.

2021 - 2022 Events

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

Wednesday, 1  
  Honors Freshmen Orientation
Thursday, 31    Freshmen games night
Monday, 6
  Labor Day (No Classes)

Homer and Pizza
English Lounge
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, 9    

Odds Bodkin Performance,
"The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast"
7:00 PM
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89640916291?pwd=a0hZZDBVY0IzK3VjL3N6OTFDM1J4QT09

Odds Bodkin Performance 2018
Odds Bodkin with Honors Students 2018

If you require additional accommodations please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

Monday, 20

Honors Banquet
6:00 PM
McGuire Hall

Tuesday, 21  

Writers at Work
Faculty Reading and Discussion with Kefaya Diab and Nabila Hijazi
6:00 PM

The event will be held virtually via Zoom. Please register in advance:

Friday, 1

Big Dig VI
Center for the Humanities Student Presentations and Affiliate Teaching Awards
Reception following in McGuire East
3:00 PM
Fourth Floor Program Room

Tuesday, 5  

Writers at Work Series:
Reading by Kali Fajardo-Anstine.
6:00 PM
Please use this link to register to attend this Zoom event.

Friday, 15
  Midsemester Holiday
Saturday, 23   Freshmen Trip to Metropolitan Museum in New York City
6:15 AM - 11:00 PM
details to follow!
Monday, 25

Modern Masters Series:
Reading by Tiya Miles
6:00 PM
Please use this link to register to attend this Zoom event.

Miles is the author of the Dawn of Detroit, which won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, among other honors, as well as the acclaimed books, Ties That Bind, The House on Diamond Hill, The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts, and Tales from the Haunted South, a published lecture series.   

"In capillis veritas: A Bad Roman Hair Day"
7:00 PM
Knott Hall B01

Janet Stephens, a working hairdresser here is Baltimore, will create and explain the elaborate and baroque hairstyles of Roman women. She figured out how they were created and maintained (long a puzzle in historical circles) and has published her results in peer reviewed journals in ancient archaeology.

Saturday, 30
  Sophomore Trip to National Gallery in Washington, DC
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
details to follow!
Sunday, 7 -
Wednesday, 10

National French Week  "Activism(e)"

Bilingual Mass: Sunday, November 7, 2:00 PM
Mass in French and English, conducted by Rev. John Conley, S.J.
2:00 PM in the Alumni Memorial Chapel.

Screening Demain (Tomorrow): Sunday Nov. 7
In this film, producers Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent meet pioneers from 10 countries who find solutions to ecological problems facing our society. Dr. André Colombat, Professor of French and Dean of International Programs, will introduce the film and lead a discussion. This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance Française of Baltimore.
2:30 - 5:00 PM Loyola-Notre Dame Library

Virtual Roundtable Discussion:Tuesday Nov. 9
Roundtable discussion with three student activists from the University of Bordeaux. These students combine their studies with civic engagement in the areas of psychology, human trafficking, and feminism.
4:00 PM (Virtual) Zoom link: https://loyola.zoom.us/j/8058821496#success

An Immersion Day on Campus: Wednesday Nov. 10

 9:00-9:50 AM  Karaoké phonétique-Activism edition, with Dr. Thomas, BE 318
 11:00-11:50 AM  French trivia, with Mme Milicevic, LLC, MH 443
 12:00-12:50 PM  Accordion demo and touch, with Dr. Oorts, Quad
1:00-1:50 PM  Mölkky, with Dr. Thomas, Quad
2:00-2:50 PM  French boardgames, with Mme Savell, Reading Room, 4th Floor MH
 4:00-4:50 PM  Pétanque, with Dr. Colombat, Quad

There will be an exhibit of media, books and memoirs about French and Francophone activists and activism, at the LNDL library during French Week. 

Saturday, 13   Freshmen Eloquentia Perfecta trip to Washington, DC
9:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
details to follow!
Tuesday, 23    Thanksgiving Break begins after last class
Wednesday 24 - Sunday 28    Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, 1
  Modern Masters Series
Fiction Reading by Greg Jackson
6:00 PM
McManus Theater

Monday, 6
  Honors Christmas Party!
6:00 PM Hug Lounge 
details to follow!
Friday, 10
   Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Saturday, 11
   Study Day
Monday, 13 - Tuesday, 21    Exams and close of Fall Semester, including Saturday, December 18
Monday, 17
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Commemoration (University Closed)
Tuesday, 21
  Classes start 
Monday, 7 - Sunday, 13
  Spring Break
Wednesday, 16 - Thursday, 17
  Student-Faculty Colloquia for the 2022 Humanities Symposium, discussing Ursula Le Guin's Hugo and Nebula Prize-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness.
Two days during the official Symposium week are set aside for Loyola student/faculty colloquia. During each scheduled class period, faculty and their classes will meet with faculty and students from other classes via Zoom. These colloquia have traditionally been led by panels composed of faculty members from different disciplines who lead informal discussion, posing questions to stimulate the participation of students, and to engage the Symposium text across narrow disciplinary boundaries. 

Colloquia sessions are open to Loyola Faculty, Staff, and Students.
Thursday, 11  

Loyola's 2022 Humanities Symposium Keynote Address by Jeff VanderMeer
6:00 PM McGuire Hall

The Keynote is free and open to the public..

If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu 

Wednesday, 6

2022 Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Language, Literature, and Society Colloquium: "Connections and Conversations Beyond Borders."

Dr. Robert Ellis
Dr. Ziad Bentahar
Dr. Eugenio Menegon

Fourth Floor Program Room

Thursday, 14 - Monday, 18
Tuesday, 19
  Classes resume
Tuesday, 3
  Last Day of classes for Spring Semester
Wednesday, 4   Study Day

Thursday, 5 - Friday, 13

  Exams and close of Spring Semester, including Saturday, May 7
Friday, 20   Academic Honors and Departmental Awards Ceremony, 11 AM
Friday, 20   Baccalaureate Mass, 1:30 PM
Saturday, 21   Commencement,
Royal Farms Arena 11 AM

Cristina Lanzillotta

Cristina Lanzillotta

A medical student at Thomas Jefferson University, Cristina says her experience at Loyola prepared her well for her work in the medical field

Honors students posing for a group photo on a wooded trail during a hike
Honors Program

Why I'll always be glad I joined the Honors Program

Faculty mentors, engaging intellectual discourse, and opportunities for academic enrichment like excursions and field trips characterize the Honors Program, Loyola's learning community for high-achieving students.