Honors Program - Extracurricular Events
Saturday, September 8: Honors Freshman Orientation. Discussion of "Waiting: A Novel" by Ha Jin led by Dr. Alan Katz, Professor of Politics (Emeritus). Continental breakfast at 10:15; discussion of the novel follows from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Come ready to contribute to the discussion. Following our discussion, we will lunch together in the Barone Campus Center.
Professor Alan Katz engages freshmen Honors students in discussion at
'Honors Freshman Orientation,' September 8
Sunday, September 30: Honors Trip to the Broadway Play "Peter and the Starcatcher." The winner of 5 Tony awards, this play "upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan" through a "wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling" of the classic story. For information visit http://peterandthestarcatcher.com. The Honors Program has purchased 10 student tickets for the 3 p.m. matinee performance and we will follow our usual lottery system for these tickets as we approach the date. Dinner at a restaurant in the city will follow the play.
Thursday, November 1: Honors Colloquium on "The Presidential Election of 2012." In what has become an Honors Program tradition, Sociology Professor Kurt Schlichting and Politics Professor Donald Greenberg offer expert analysis of the upcoming Presidential election only five days before the event, with plenty of time for discussion with the student participants. The colloquium will be held 4:15-5:45 in CNS 200, and will be followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy
Saturday, November 17: Honors Trip to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, one of the world's great museums. Students will begin with a guided tour of selected collections and then will be on their own to explore the museum as they like. We will arrive at MOMA around 2 p.m. and dine together in the city around 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29: Eighth Annual Pictionary Smackdown. Arrive when you can and leave when you must for this Honors game night. 7-9:30 p.m., CNS 200.
Sunday, February 10: Honors Trip to the Broadway play "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Studio 54, 2 p.m. This engaging play involves the audience, enabling its members finally to determine the ending of the plot. Dinner follows the play at a New York restaurant.
Thursday, February 28: Honors Colloquium "Issues on the Supreme Court Docket: The Defense of Marriage Act, the Voting Rights Act, and Affirmative Action in Education," CNS 200, 4:30-6 p.m. Our discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Donald Greenberg, Politics, and Dr. Kurt Schlichting, Sociology. Dinner follows the Colloquium at a local restaurant.
Saturday, April 6: Honors Trip to the Yale Rep performance of "Hamlet," 1:30 p.m. Star of stage and screen Paul Giamatti plays the role of the "Melancholy Dane." Dinner follows the play at a New Haven restaurant.
Sunday, September 25: Honors Trip to the Broadway Play "The Mountaintop." This new play is a re-imagining of the events the night before Martin Luther King's assassination. It stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. The Honors Program has purchased 10 student tickets for the 3 p.m. matinee performance and we will follow our usual lottery system as we approach the date. Dinner at a restaurant in the city will follow the play.
Honors students in Times Square after attending the Broadway drama "The Mountaintop," September 25, 2011.
Back: Pauline Santos '14, Luke Record '14, Aly Criscuolo '2, Jen Lowe '13, Katie Ritchie '13, Caitlin Healey '15,
Hannah Nofsinger '15, Ben Maloney '15. Front: Bayan Abunar '14, Julianne Whittaker '12
Tuesday, October 18: Honors Colloquium on "Economic Turmoil and the U.S. Labor Market: Where We Are Now and Prospects for the Future." Colloquium led by Dr. Laurence Miners, Professor of Economics. 4-5:30 p.m., CNS 200. Colloquium followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Saturday, November 5: Honors Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Katherine Schwab, Professor of Art History, will lead a guided tour of selected galleries in one of the world's greatest museums. We will arrive at the Met around 2:30 p.m. Dinner at a restaurant in the city will follow the museum tour.
Tuesday, January 24: Seventh Annual Pictionary Smackdown. Arrive when you can and leave when you must for this Honors game night. 7-9:30 p.m., CNS 200.
Tuesday, February 7: Honors Colloquium on Professor Michael White's Latest Novel "Beautiful Assassin." Dr. Michael White, Professor of English and Director of Fairfield's M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, will lead a discussion of his novel. At the end of the fall semester, the Honors Program will purchase copies of the novel for students who are interested in attending this colloquium. Students can read the novel during the semester break.
Sunday, February 15: Honors Program trip to the Yale Opera Company's performance of Mozart's comic opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" at the Schubert Theatre in New Haven. Dinner followed at Basta Trattoria in New Haven.
Saturday, April 28: Honors Program trip to the matinee performance of the play "Other Desert Cities" at the Boothe Theatre on Broadway. Dinner at Ruby Foo's followed the performance.