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Spring 2014


March 22, 2014

The inaugural Chautauqua was a night of dinner and conversation with professors and students held to benefit the Honors College. At the Chautauqua, each table consisted of an Honors College professor, a current Honors student, and six additional guests. Guests at the tables discussed exciting topics with professors who have expertise in their fields, and heard a keynote address by Dr. Sean Guillory entitled "Humor, Honors, and Neuroscience." 
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at  6:00 P.M.
Where: Old Main 320
Keynote Address:  "Humor, Honors, and Neuroscience"
            by Dr. Sean Guillory, B.A., Texas State University, 2008

Table Leaders and Topics

Dr. Don Olson, Department of Physics
Topic: Celestial Sleuthing
Dr. Catherine Hawkins, School of Social Work
Topic: Global Spirituality and Religion
Dr. Bob Fischer, Department of Philosophy
Topic: The Trolley Problem
Dr. Ray Fisk, Department of Marketing
Topic: Serve the Customer!
Dr. Gwendolyn Hustvedt, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Topic: Travels in Lima, Peru
Dr. Vince Lopes, Department of Biology
Topic: Ecohumanism
Dr. Gilbert Martinez
Topic: Free Speech, Free Press
Ms. Shannon FitzPatrick
Topic: A Legal Perspective on the Role of Government in Marriage

Dorm Gourmet

The Honors Learning Community enjoyed a workshop which focused on how to up your cooking game while living in residence halls.

Undergraduate Research Conference

Each year, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and the Honors College sponsor an Undergraduate Research Conference to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students across different colleges and disciplines to share their endeavors with the academic and University communities.

Honors theses, research (in any phase of completion), creative works, and course projects are all welcome for submission to the Conference.  In the spirit of academic curiosity and discovery, the major aim of the event is to showcase and celebrate the work of Texas State's undergraduate students.  Students do not have to be in the Honors College to participate.

Honors Awards Ceremony

At the Honors Awards Ceremony, students, faculty, and staff are honored for their achievements and contributions to the Honors College. The ceremony also recognizes the winners of each of the scholarships held within the Honors College.