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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.

2020 - 2021 Events

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

 
AUGUST
Thursday,  27
  Honors Freshmen Orientation webinar
Monday, 31    First Day of Classes
SEPTEMBER
     ***HN499 will be holding debates on ethical issues to which we hope you will all be able to attend virtually. The dates and topics to be announced later in the term.
Monday, 7
  Labor Day (No Classes)
Thursday, 10    

Odds Bodkin Performance,
"The Iliad: Book 1"
7:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom.
Please use this link to preregister to attend.


Odds Bodkin Performance 2018
Odds Bodkin with Honors Students 2018

This event will be captioned, if you require and additional accommodations please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

     
 
Monday, 14
 

 
Loyola's 2020 Humanities Symposium Keynote address by Phil Klay
"War, Literature, and the Long Road Home"
6:00 PM

Livestream via Zoom
Please use this link to preregister to attend.

This event will be captioned. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

Monday, 28  

Writers at Work
Reading and Discussion with Julia Elliott
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please preregister via this link to attend.

OCTOBER
Tuesday, 6  

Modern Masters Reading Series:
Reading by Eula Biss.
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please preregister via this link to attend.

Wednesday, 7  

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies
An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please register via this link to attend.

Friday,  9
 

Nachbahr Award Talk by Dr. Kathleen Forni, English Department, and Big Dig V Student Presentations.
3:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please preregister via this link to attend.

Friday, 16
  Midsemester Holiday
Tuesday, 20 Writers at Work
Loyola Faculty Reading & Discussion
Ramón Espejo-Saavedra and Karsonya (Kaye) Whitehead.
6:00 PM
Please preregister via this link to attend.
 Tuesday, 27
 

 "The (Long) Ride Together: Making a Graphic Novel Memoir" a talk by Paul Karasik
Two-time Eisner Award winner, Paul Karasik is an internationally recognized cartoonist and teacher. He gives lectures and workshops about how to make comics and about how to understand comics.
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please use this link to attend this talk.

Wednesday, 28  

Modern Masters Reading Series:
Reading by Camille T. Dungy.
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom.
Please preregister via this link to attend.

NOVEMBER
Monday, 2 -
Sunday, 8
 

National French Week  "Un Portrait de France/A Portrait of France"

Virtual Museum Treasure Hunt: all week long
Explore Musée Rodin, Le Louvre, Musée Picasso, L’Institut Lumière de Lyon, and Musée Marmottan. Prizes for all who complete the activity correctly!
Click HERE for activity form.

Visages Villages: Nov. 2-5
Watch the film through Kanopy by Thursday 11/5 to participate in the Kahoot competition. Prizes go to top contenders!
Click HERE to access the film
Zoom ID: 789 197 0447

Portrait Discussion: Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 PM
Join the French faculty as they present their favorite French or Francophone portrait. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite French or Francophone portrait and should be ready to say the title of the work, the artist, and why they like it. Zoom ID: 240 862 0358

French Mass: Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 AM
Students will have the opportunity to watch a live French mass online from Paroisse Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin in Québec.
Click HERE to access the live stream.

Tuesday, 10   “Black Italians and Digital Culture in Contemporary Italy”
Zoom lecture by Fred Kuwornu
5:00 PM
The event is focused on emerging new trends about Black Italian youth in Italy and includes a presentation and discussion of their contribution to the culture and history of contemporary Italy. This project is connected to Kuwornu’s recent new documentary Blaq Italiano about diversity in contemporary Italy. It involves the use of social media and is based on interviews and stories through which Loyola students will be able to get acquainted with Afro-Italians who live in Italy and in different parts of the world. The documentary seeks to capture an entire generation of Black Italians, in particular artists, entrepreneurs, bloggers who have been establishing themselves in Italian society and culture, gaining more visibility in the Italian culture through their involvement in art, music, blogging and digital activism.
To attend, please use this link.
Tuesday, 24    Thanksgiving Break Begins after last class
Wednesday 25 - Sunday 29    Thanksgiving Break
DECEMBER
Wednesday, 9
   Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Thursday, 10
   Study Day
Friday, 11 - Saturday, 19    Exams and close of Fall Semester, including December 12 and Saturday, December 19
JANUARY
Monday, 18
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holday (University Closed)
Tuesday, 19
  Classes start 
FEBRUARY
Wednesday, 3   Modern Masters Series
Reading by Amina Gautier
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please register using this link.
Tuesday, 23 -
Friday, 26
 

Italian Week "Little Italies"
Details to follow.

MARCH
Wednesday, 10 - Thursday, 11
  Student-Faculty Colloquia for the 2021 Humanities Symposium, discussing Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Nickel Boys.
Further details will be announced about the changes to the colloquia format to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.
Thursday, 11  

Keynote Address for the 2021 Humanities Symposium, "Links in a Living Chain: Race, Resistance, Resilience"
Zoom Webinar 6:00 pm
The keynote address is free and open to the public, but pre-registration will be required.

Wednesday, 25
 

Modern Masters Series
Reading by Matty Layne Glasgow
6:00 PM
Livestream via Zoom
Please register using this link.

Monday, 29 - April 5
  Extended Easter Break (No classes)
APRIL
Tuesday, 6
  Classes Resume
Wednesday, 14   2021 Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Language, Literature, and Society Colloquium "Protecting Civil Rights: Activism Through Culture in the Americas."
MAY
Monday, 3
  Last Day of classes for Spring Semester
Tuesday, 4   Study Day


Wednesday, 5 - Thursday, 13

  Exams and close of Spring Semester, including Saturday, May 8
Friday, 21   Academic Honors and Departmental Awards Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Friday, 21   Baccalaureate Mass, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 22   Commencement, 11 a.m.







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