Updates, Reminders and Events

See below for details about what is currently going on in The Honors College!

  • Updates
  • Reminders
  • Events


Now Accepting Nominations: Soaring Higher Campaign

The Soaring Higher Campaign recognizes the outstanding work of Honors students, both in and outside of the classroom. Honors students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate students who exemplify Honors values, including but not limited to academics, service, and leadership. Selected students will be recognized at a Star Lecture and receive one free Honors apparel item. You can nominate one of your peers as a Soaring Higher student by completing this form!

Volunteer Opportunity: Thanksgiving Dinner with Office of International Students and Scholars, 11/16/18, 3–9 p.m., McKenny Ballroom

OISS is having their annual Thanksgiving Dinner and seeking three more volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up and running minute-to-win-it games. Volunteers will get a free Thanksgiving meal and community service hours. If you are interested, please contact Madison Trace at mtrace1@emich.edu.



Star Lecture: “Identity as Allegory: The Horse or the Knight, the Monarch or the Fool, and the Chimera,” Dr. Stephen Jefferson, 11/13/18, 7–8:30 p.m., The Honors College Auditorium

Dr. Stephen Jefferson from the Department of Psychology will present his talk, “Identity as Allegory: The Horse or the Knight, the Monarch or the Fool, and the Chimera,” on Tuesday, November 13th. His lecture will continue this year’s theme relating to issues of identity.

QueerTalk, 11/15/18, 4:30–9 p.m., The Honors College

Join us for QueerTalk: an evening of queer-centered workshops and research presented by LGBTQ+ identified members of the EMU community. QueerTalk will serve as an avenue for queer individuals to have their voices heard and expose folx to different perspectives within the queer community. While each presentation will relate to the queer community, everyone is welcome to attend. We especially encourage LGBTQ+ allies to attend in an effort to learn more about supporting our EMU community. This event will be co-hosted by the LGBTRC and The Honors College. See attached flyer!

Coffee Hour, 11/16/18, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., The Honors College

Join the Honors community for our Coffee Hour! At this event, you can enjoy free coffee, games, coloring, and sign up for our mug club. RSVP here to let us know you can make it.

Talk Culture, 11/28/18, 5 p.m., Student Center (Room 352)

Come paint (no pour) and listen to Gregg Deal, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe and renowned artist, talk about what it means to him to be a native artist and how his identity and culture influence his work. You will walk away with your own art! RSVP here ASAP. 

Honors Running Club, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m., The Honors College

The Honors Running Club meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Join us at The Honors College for a chance to exercise with friends! All running levels are welcome. We can't wait to see you there. Please contact Hajer Abuzir at habuzir@emich.edu if you have any questions.

Knitting Club, Thursdays, 7:45–8:45 p.m., The Honors College

Calling knitters and fiber artists of all skill levels! Knitting Club happens on a weekly basis at the same time and place. Some supplies will be provided for those who need them, but please bring your own craft needles and yarn if possible. Contact Sarah Yaw at syaw@emich.edu with questions.