Honors Program - Extracurricular Events

2014-15

Saturday, September 6: Honors Freshman Orientation. Discussion of Plato's famous dialogue on love, The Symposium, led by Dr. Sara Brill, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fairfield University. Professor Brill has chosen the title "Plato on Sex, Love, and Everything in Between" for our session. The orientation will be held in the Nyselius Library Multi-Media Room. Continental breakfast at 10:15; discussion of the text 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. After lunch, from 1-2 p.m., Honors freshmen will continue the orientation in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library where the library staff will conduct a tutorial on library research tools.

Sunday, September 28: Honors Trip to the Broadway play "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," winner this year's Tony Award for "Best Musical." For more information, see http://agentlemansguidebroadway.com. 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 Program trip Sept. 28, 2014

Honors students at the end of the September 28 Honors trip to the Tony Award-winning musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," in front of Ruby Foo's Restaurant in Times Square. Left to right: Riley Barrett, Richard Burke, Joseph Wik, Lauren Brodeur, Megan Lynch, Carina Nieto, Kathryn Dennen, Jessica Lizotte, Nikki Ramirez, Lauren Buonasora.

Thursday, October 23: Honors Trip to the Yale Rep performance of "Arcadia," by the acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard. The Yale Rep website describes the play thus: "Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries." The Honors Program has purchased 10 student tickets for the 8 p.m. performance and we will follow our usual lottery system as we approach the date. Dinner at a restaurant in New Haven will precede the play.

Thursday, November 6: Honors Colloquium on "Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: History, Narrative, and Responsibility."  The Colloquium will be led by Dr. Silvia Marsans-Sakly, Assistant Professor of History, Fairfield University. The colloquium is open to all interested Honors students. It will take place in CNS 200, 4:30-6 p.m. Dinner at a local restaurant will follow the colloquium.

Tuesday, January 27: Tenth Annual Pictionary Smackdown.  Arrive when you can and leave when you must for this Honors game night. 7-9:30 p.m., CNS 200.

 

2013-14

Saturday, September 7: Honors Freshman Orientation. Discussion of Garden of Martyrs led by the author, Dr. Michael White, Professor of English, Fairfield University. 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. After lunch, from 1-2 p.m., Honors freshmen will continue the orientation in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library where the library staff will conduct a tutorial on library research tools.

Saturday, September 21: Honors Trip to the Broadway musical "Once," the winner of 8 Tony Awards including "Best Musical." For more information, see http://www.oncemusical.com. The Honors Program has purchased 10 student tickets for the 2 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.

Honor students visiting NYC to see "Once" on Broadway 

Sept, 21, 2013 Honors Trip to the Broadway musical "Once." From left to right: Hannah Nofsinger '15, Mary Briggs '14, Caitlin Healey '15, Bayan Abunar '14, Owen Corey '14, Sean Thomas '17, Kaitlyn Banaszynski '14, Eric Lynch '14, Katherine Grosso '17, Emily Banaszynski '17

Thursday, October 17: Honors Colloquium on "Spectacular Savagery: Race and Lynch Law in Twentieth Century America." In this anniversary year of the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Yohuru Williams, Professor of History, will explore with students the brutally racist dimensions of America's not so distant past. The colloquium will take place in CNS 200, 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner at a local restaurant will follow the colloquium.

Saturday, November 2: Honors Trip to the matinee performance of the play "Owners" at the Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven. "Owners" is a comedy by the groundbreaking English playwright Caryl Churchill. You can read about the play at http://www.yalerep.org/on_stage/2013-14/owners.html. Dinner at a restaurant in New Haven will follow the performance.

Tuesday, January 21: Ninth Annual Pictionary Smackdown. Arrive when you can and leave when you must for this Honors game night. 9-9:30 p.m., CNS 200. Always a good time!

Sunday, February 2: Honors Trip to the acclaimed Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' classic play "The Glass Menagerie" at the Booth Theatre. Read about this production, starring Zachary Quinto and Cherry Jones, at http://theglassmenageriebroadway.com. Dinner at a restaurant in the city will follow the play.

Honors Programs goes to NYC to watch Glass Menagerie

Students and faculty on the February 2, 2014 Honors Trip to the Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie." Back row: Andrew Turriago '16, Christopher van Aiken '16, Prof. Thiel, Nicholas Shirley '14,
Brigid Callahan '16, Prof. Rakowitz, Margaret Trosin '16 , Megan Kirkpatrick '17. Front Row: Olivia Marola '16, Delicia Alarcon '14, Carina Nieto '16, Meghan Baer '16.

Sunday, February 15: Honors Trip to the Yale Opera's production of Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. This is one of the most beloved operas and a wonderful way to see your first opera. Dinner at a restaurant in New Haven will follow the play.

Tuesday, March 4: Honors Colloquium as Performance and Discussion: "Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' as an American Masterpiece." Dr. Orin Grossman, Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts, will introduce students to the music of the great American composer George Gershwin. We'll take our seats on the Quick Center stage, around Prof. Grossman's piano, as he explains the diverse influences on Gershwin's music. Prof. Grossman will perform Gershwin's remarkable work "Rhapsody in Blue" to conclude the colloquium. Dinner at a local restaurant will follow the colloquium.

Saturday, April 5: Honors Trip to the Broadway Musical "If/Then" starring the Tony Award winning actress Idina Menzel. Dinner in the city will follow the matinee performance.