World Leaders Forum 2018

IMG_4087Honors students joined other student leaders onstage at Judson’s 2018 World Leaders Forum.

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich shared the stage at the event, titled “A Bipartisan Conversation about Leadership in Divided Times.” Honors students also attended a lunch and questioned a panel of national, state, and local officeholders about the current political context. Many thanks to all those responsible for Judson’s World Leaders Forum for the opportunity!

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Present Your Work

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If you have a project you are proud of and want the experience of sharing it with interested peers and faculty from around the country, here are two opportunities to present at Honors events, with proposal deadlines approaching.

The Mid East Honors Association annual meeting is in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of March 23-25. Check out the Call for Proposals. The deadline for proposals is February 22.

The National Collegiate Honors Council annual meeting is November 7-11, 2018 in Boston. Proposals are being accepted until March 1. Judson is a member institution, so check with Dr. Kaplowitz for login information if you want to submit a proposal.

For more information, for assistance with a proposal, or to inquire about possible funding to help cover expenses, contact Dr. Kaplowitz. Also check in if you don’t have something to present this year but are interested in attending.

The Puppies Are Coming!

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The Honors Program will once again bring puppies to campus from Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin for stress relief during exam week, with refreshments sponsored by JSO. This year the puppies will be on the lawn outside the Lindner Commons on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:00-1:00. All are welcome to bring their own dogs — the more the merrier!

2017 Student Research Day

We had a successful Fifth Annual Student Research Day at Judson on April 24! Organized by The Honors Program and sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, each year the event celebrates and showcases some of the best work done by Judson students during the year. Eight students presented on their work from this year, in disciplines ranging from Architecture to Film to Biochemistry to Literature to Worship Arts to Graphic Design.

The Honors Program was well represented. Graduating seniors Natalia Warren and Rachel Peterson, as well as junior Catherine Anderson, shared their work.

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In “The Importance of Inquiry,” Natalia reported on designing an interactive peer-to-peer learning activity for students.

 

 

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Rachel shared from her study of 1893 Columbian Exposition Women’s Building architect Sophia Hayden in “Sophia Hayden: A Story of Success.”

 

 

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And Catherine read from her award-winning study of “Redefining Piety” in Homer.

 

 

 

Congratulations to all presenters, and many thanks to the nominating faculty!

Jhennifer Amundson
Warren Anderson
Jeff Carl
Amy Greene
Sharon Kim
Lauren Meranda
Christopher Miller
Mark Torgerson

 

Lunch with a Professor!

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This semester’s Lunch with a Professor will be Thursday, March 30 from 11:00-12:00 in the Reed Room.
The Honors Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Pete Sandberg, Professor Math, for this semester’s event. Come meet up with others in The Honors Program, hear some of Dr. Sandberg’s story, and enjoy conversation about calling and career.
Grab your lunch and join us in the Reed Room. Hope to see you there!