In Fall 2011, HSA coordinated the morning icebreakers with the freshmen. Students made collages inspired by a Walt Whitman poem in Dr. Heather Galloway and Professor Diann McCabe's workshop. Dr. Steve Zinkgraf and Professor John Hood hosted a Shakespearean sword fighting workshop, which gave students the opportunity to hurl Shakespearean insults at one another while sword fighting. HSA inspired students to imagine their own honors courses and share it with others.
EUGENE LEE's career as an actor goes back as far as Good Times, The White Shadow, The Guiding Light, and playing coroner on The District on television to The Women of Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey and recently Blacklisted, and Coach Carter on the screen to name a few. His stage career goes as far back as the Pulitzer Prize winning A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller with the Negro Ensemble Company to a recent Broadway appearance in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. He has also created characters on the page as playwright with, East Texas Hot Links, Fear Itself, Somebody Called: A Tale of Two Preachers, Killingsworth, and Twist for the stage and penned episodes for television series like Homicide: Life on the Streets, Walker Texas Ranger, and The Journey of Allen Strange.
To view a transcript of the speech Eugene gave at the Fall 2011 Freshman Retreat, click here.