Hello, Honors Friends!
Well, we are now at the end of week three of the semester and we've already had two snow days. Texas is cold, we are covered in snow, Asian-Americans are worried about their safety, and the pandemic rages on. But the world keeps turning in spite of all of these things.
I've seen the sun recently, and it was amazing. I have talkative students in my classes and I'm rather caught up on my work. Our near feral cat let me scritch her jaw just a little bit today. My husband is vaccinated. There are things to celebrate and take joy in. I hope that you, too, have reasons to smile.
I have something to celebrate as we look ahead to the rest of the semester. We are continuing our Honors Talk Series this semester and this is what we have on the docket so far:
March 23 (5:00 - 6:00) - Sean Maley will talk about meditation and finding some peace in his talk "Mindfulness for Busy People"
March 26 - (2:00) - Not part of the Honors Talk Series, per se, but another event at which you can earn an Honors point. More importantly, you will be able to virtually listen to and talk with Anna Garner, visiting artist.
March 30 (5:00 - 6:00) - Blinne Krieger ('19) will talk about the world of Freelance Story Crafting and engaging in your writing passion from the first word straight through to getting published
April 5 (5:00 - 6:00) - Loren Manchester ('19) will talk about Facing One's Fears and how to accomplish interesting things in spite of - or perhaps because of - those fears.
April 13 - Not part of the Honors Talk Series, per se, but another event that you can use to gain Honors points and, more importantly, a broader perspective about the world around us. From 12:00 - 4:00, the library and Honors Studies will be hosting a virtual Human Library. Unjudge someone.
April 13 (2:00) - Not part of the Honors Talk Series, per se, but another event at which you can earn an Honors point. More importantly, you will be able to virtually listen to and talk with Brittney Leanne Williams, visiting artist.
April 21 (5:00 - 6:00) - John Bateman, Instructor of Environmental Conservation, will talk about Earth Day and about changes you can make in your life to make a difference in his talk "Earth Day: Looking Back, Looking Forward."
April 28 (5:00 - 6:00) - Burdock (April) Broughton, Access Services and Resource Sharing Librarian as well as the Honors Librarian, will talk about their belief system in their talk "All Are Welcome at My Table: Inclusive Heathenry"
May 4 (5:00 - 6:00) - Bucket Abdallah ('21) - Bucket will talk about what it means to be Non-Binary and how it can impact family and friend relationships.
TBD - "So, You Want to Make Games" - In this talk, Ro Williams, narrative writer for Riot Games, will meet with folks interested in the gaming industry and how one might find their way into that world. They will talk about their experiences, how they got started, along with answering questions about their field.
As you can see, we've packed a lot into the semester and we hope to see you at one or more of these talks. Come if you want points, come if you just want to share in the experience. You can earn up to 4 points of Honors through this talk series.