Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014: Burkean Parlor

Thank you, Dr. Taryn Chubb for the Art Department luncheon leftovers!

Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 OKC Shakespeare: Macbeth

In the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Porter: "But this place is too cold for hell" (II.iii.13-14).
For the record, it was 56 degrees at 8 p.m.

2014 Honors from the OKC MOA to La Luna

Brian gives a great guided tour.
Peter Fischli and David Weiss ("Der Lauf der Dinge," 1987; DVD, 30 minutes) win the OKC MOA.

Linzi Thompson wins La Luna (that's her broken belt).

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sorting Success!

Some lovely new faces!
Waiting on pizza...
Bow to Dao.

Grub time
The Honors Picnic at Wintersmith Park was an interesting evening! We sorted the incoming honors students into our four houses: Arete, Dao, Eureka, and Orenda. It was quite the event as a couple of the officers, Dr. Benton, and Dr. Pierson  definitely put on a spectacle for the main event (and I think we all thought Dr. Benton had a little too much fun with his dollar store horn...). What do you think the funniest/weirdest part of the evening was? Post below! #becausehonors

Gods, Heroes, and Villains in OKC: Fall Road Trip 2014

 "Achilles Receiving the Ambassadors of Agamemnon" (1801) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
Feel like visiting an art museum in Paris, but haven't got the scratch?  Want to travel back to Elizabethan England to watch a Shakespearean blood bath but your time machine is on the fritz?

Well, have we got a deal for you.

Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth
So far, forty-five Honorables are planning to make the OKC Trip next Friday, September 12th. Once there, we'll check out the “Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris" exhibit currently on display at the OKC Museum of Art.

Click here for a preview.

To learn more about the OKCMOA permanent collection, click here.

When the museum closes, we're walking to dinner and then to the Botanical Gardens to watch an OKC Shakespeare in the Park performance of Macbeth.

Honors Picnic and Sorting Hat Ceremonial--Tonight!

There will be vuvuzelas, solemn words, academic regalia, Winkie chants, parchment scrolls, fortune reading, and an Indiana Jones hat.

You won't want to be late.

Arete, Dao, Eureka, Orenda Houses are calling.

5:30 in the Wintersmith Pavilion east of the Lodge.

There will also be watermelon and San Remo's pizza.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How to Visit an Art Museum

Viewing the ECU Art Collection in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center with Dr. Taryn Chubb.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sorting: This Thursday!

The Second Annual Honors Sorting Hat Picnic will be held this Thursday, September 4th at 5:30 in Wintersmith Park. Come eat San Remo's pizza, score an Honors Engagement Point, and find out who is in your Honors House.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We have lunched!

Thanks to all who turned out for the Honors lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday with Drs. Peters, Benton, Nicholson-Weir and Andrews. We had a sign-up sheet on Wednesday. If you came on Tuesday, send us an e-mail ( so that we can add to your point total.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

9th Annual Honors Convocation

Thursday, August 21st at 3:40: Meet outside Knight and follow the man in the kilt!

2014 University Honors Convocation
Ataloa Theatre
August 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Steve Benton, Director, University Honors Program
Dr. John Hargrave, President, East Central University

The Honors Experience
I.                  2014 Honors Teacher of the Year:
Dr. Marc Klippenstine, Associate Professor, Psychology
II.              Undergraduate Research and Engagement
Catherine Phipps, Senior, Biology
Linzi Thompson, Senior, Chemistry and Environmental Health Science

Convocation Address:
Dr. Adrianna Lancaster,
Dean of Linscheid Library and Distance Education

Presidential Charge:
Chelsi Norris, President, Honors Student Association

Please stay for a brief reception to be held after
today’s ceremony in the lobby of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Representing at Tiger Streak

Alan Dennis wore Honors black well, Chelsi Norris made a fine HSA sign, and the Tiger Nation got its first glimpses of ECU from A to Z.

I saw Honors Students in leadership positions at many booths, and some, like Rotaract President Linzi Thompson, even dominated the mechanical bull . . . for a while.