LAS Launches New Presentation Series For Honors Students
In an effort to further strengthen the growing Honors community at Columbia College Chicago, the Office of the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences has created a new presentation series aimed at bringing Honors students, students interested in the Honors Program, and faculty members together to discuss new ideas, rethink old ones, and share the interdisciplinary spirit of the Honors community.
The initiative, dubbed “What’s the Big Idea?” begins next Monday, October 8, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hoken Lecture Hall, 623 S. Wabash Ave. Brendan Riley, Associate Professor in the Department of English, will be discussing how tales of the dead can provide insight to the living, as well as what it truly means to be a person. His lecture is titled, “People, Zombies, and the Blurry Line Between Them.”
“In this new series, we’re hoping to bring Honors students, students interested in the Honors Program, and faculty members together for a more in-depth experience than you’ll find in most advising sessions,” said Andrew Whatley, Assistant Dean for Faculty Advising and LAS Initiatives, and Associate Director of the Honors Program. “This format will give faculty members a chance to provide more detail than you can fit into a course description in OASIS, and students get a taste of the faculty member’s teaching style and can decide whether they’d like to continue the conversation by enrolling in that faculty member’s class.”
The “What’s the Big Idea?” Honors talk is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Honors Program, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All are welcome, but Honors students, as well as students interested in the Honors Program, are strongly encouraged to attend.
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