Freshman Honors Retreat, September 2010
At the retreat, Professors Bev Beem and Jon Dybdahl described a world where faith and learning work together; Professor Lamberton guided the students through a writing exercise about their own experience; Professor Tom Thompson described his fascination with the wonder and beauty of the cosmos; and Professor Terrie Aamodt and honors sophomore Erica Aamodt shared interpretations of sacred space at Chartes Cathedral and Thorncrown Chapel. After a feast of ideas and good food, Professor Linda Emmerson and the students spent some time discussing Margaret Trost's On That Day Everybody Ate (a description of a food program in Haiti) and thinking about how they can incorporate an ethic of service into their lives.
Welcome Back Bash, September
Most Friday afternoons, after all classes are out for the week, can find Honors students gathering to fellowship together and enjoy tea. Some weeks this includes building puzzles--sometimes even three dimensional ones. This is a time when students can unwind from their week and catch up with each other.
Captain Billy Whizbang Party, April 2011
KJV Bible Reading
As part of the celebration of the 400 year anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, many students and staff members participated in a public reading of the entire book from 27 September to 22 October in the Heubach Chapel . Some of the students in the Honors Program participated in reading the book of Zechariah. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience the power of the text that, although 400 years old, still draws people into awe and creates a powerful worship environment.
Science and the Arts Field Trip - Seattle
The Science and the Arts class got to go to Seattle and see their books come alive at the Seattle Arts Museum, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Seattle Public Library. After an exhilarating day roaming works of arts and a giant library, the group ate at the Cheesecake Factory in order to prepare for the next day of the field. On the second day, the class was able to get their hands dirty touring the geological site at Dry Falls and hiking out to the Blue Lake Rhino. It was quite a well-rounded field trip with the panache of fine culture in the city and the spunk of a hike to keep honors students and faculty alike on their toes.
Last update on February 27, 2012