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Honors Weekly Update

Honors College News – 4/24/17 – 5/1/17

Announcements

Last week for Passport events!

We are nearly to the end of the semester and there are only a few remaining events, so please check OrgSync and make sure you have completed all of your Honors Passport events for credit. Remember, you need at least one Passport, Signature event and one Passport, Social event per semester to stay in good standing with the Honors College.

NEW! This Week!  Screening of “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story” Documentary

Wednesday, April 26th, 1:30pm
Interactive Learning Center, Room 201
If you haven’t seen it yet, we will screen the documentary Dr. Finstuen produced, “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story,” at 1:30 on Wednesday in Room 201 in the Interactive Learning Center! Attending this documentary will provide insight into Niebuhr and his philosophy before this week’s final Friday Forum (Passport, Signature) event. Niebuhr was a theologian and leading public intellectual who wrote and spoke prolifically for much of the 20th Century. He influenced people ranging from Martin Luther King to John McCain to Barack Obama as well as U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.

Summer Honors 392 Class

If you are in need of upper division credits and/or an Honors 392 course, please check out the following summer class: https://history.boisestate.edu/swoods/honors-392/.  Taught by Drs. Finstuen and Woods, the Honors Dean and Associate Dean, this class runs from May 30th through June 22nd.

Passport Events

This Week! Last Lecture (Passport, Signature)

Tuesday, April 25th, 12:30pm – 2pm
Driscoll Hall Lobby
Attend the senior’s Last Lectures to hear about the significance their college experience made in their lives, and how this will impact their future.

This Week! University Day Service Project (Passport, Social)

Wednesday, April 26th, 10am – 2pm
Check-in on quad or sub patio
University Day volunteers are needed!  Help beautify campus and get a free t-shirt for participating! If you would like to lead a service project that day (2-hour commitment), please contact samanthawalker@u.boisestate.edu.
If you just want to show up to volunteer, you can check in at either location anytime from 10-2. In order to earn passport credit, you must commit to at least one hour. There are various projects going on around campus so you will get to choose a project that interests you.

NEW! This Week! FRIDAY FORUM The Wisdom to Know the Difference: What Can We Get From Reinhold Niebuhr? (Passport Social or Signature)

Friday, April 28th, 3:30-5:00pm
Driscoll Hall
Join us for our final Friday Forum of the school year. This Forum features Dr. Andrew Finstuen, Dean of the Honors College, introducing the topic: “What is Niebuhr’s view of human nature and what is your view? How do those views affect questions of human flourishing and justice?”
If you haven’t seen it yet, we will screen the documentary Dr. Finstuen produced, “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story,” at 1:30 on Wednesday in Room 201 in the Interactive Learning Center. Attending the doc is not necessary to participate in forum, but it will provide insight if you are unfamiliar with Niebuhr and his philosophy. Niebuhr was a theologian and leading public intellectual who wrote and spoke prolifically for much of the 20th Century. He influenced people ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr. to John McCain to Barack Obama as well as U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.
Dr. Finstuen, in addition to his work on the documentary, has written articles and a book on Niebuhr, “Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham and Paul Tillich.”

More Than Enough Musical (Passport, Social)

Friday, May 5th 5pm
Morrison Center Recital Hall
Honors Student Madeleine A. Booth has written a musical as part of an Honors class. More Than Enough explores the question of what it means to be a woman through the relationship of Sophie and her mother, Kate. Through a timely letter, Kate reveals a part of herself previously unknown to Sophie, who then struggles to reconcile the woman she’s always known with the one Kate has now presented to her. The intricacies of the relationship between mother and daughter provides a rich backdrop for original music and lyrics by Madeleine A. Booth, orchestration by Leonardo C. Escobar, and book by Leanne Oien, Veronica Blake, and Madeleine A. Booth.

Unique Opportunities

(None this week.)

We are here for you!

Call, email or swing by if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Enjoy your week!

-The Honors College Staff