Honors Congress: Schedule of Events
Wednesday, September 18, 9:30 p.m. [Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall]
A 1958 drama based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams. One of the top-ten box office hits of 1958, it stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Taylor is ranked #7 on the American Film Institute’s list of Female Screen Legends.
Tuesday, September 24, 4-5 p.m. [McBeth Conference Room]
“Glass Ceilings, Rough Seas, and New Horizons: Christian Women and Leadership"
A small group discussion with Cherie Harder, President of the Trinity Forum, which will focus on the opportunities, challenges, and constraints of leadership.
*Open to all CHPs, but reservations required – more information to come.
Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m. [Hostetter Chapel]
College Honors Program 2012-13 Keynote Lecture:
“Community, Calling, and the Good Life”
Cherie Harder, President of The Trinity Forum, a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate networks of leaders whose integrity and vision will renew culture and promote human freedom. Ms. Harder will focus on the importance of community and relationship with God and others in discerning one's calling and finding and fulfilling God's purposes in one's life -- not merely in landing a good job, but in learning to live a good life.
Alternate Chapel credit
Wednesday, October 2, 9:30 p.m. [Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall]
A 1953 romantic comedy starring Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. Audrey Heburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for this role, and is ranked #3 on AFI’s list of Female Screen Legends.
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. [Parmer Hall, High Center]
David Brooks, "The Importance of Humility and Civil Discourse in American Life"
*CHP students may pick up their ticket beginning on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Ticket Office.
Monday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. [Poorman Blackbox Theater]
J.B. Backstage Tour & Discussion
A group of CHPs will meet with the director, Valerie Rae Smith, and the J.B. actors, and will be shown the inner workings of the theater.
*Limited to those CHPs signed up for the JB Honors Congress Experience. More information coming soon.
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m. [Hostetter Chapel]
American Democracy Lecture
“Why Religious Freedom is a Universal, Necessary, and Dangerous Idea”
Timothy Shah, Associate Director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Government Department at Georgetown University.
Sunday, October 20, 3:00 p.m. [Poorman Blackbox Theater]
J.B., by Archibald MacLeash – Inspired by the Old Testament’s Job, this play within a play tells the story of a perfect and upright man named J.B. Two circus clowns take on the roles of God and Satan as they debate J.B.’s devotion to the Great Creator. As we watch J.B. experience one agonizing loss after another, many advisors offer new ways to understand pain. Will the mystery of J.B.’s suffering alter his belief in God’s justice and mercy?
*Students participating in the JB Honors Congress Experience will receive complimentary tickets to the Sunday matinee performance of J.B. and must attend that specific performance.
*Students not part of the JB Honors Congress Experience group can still attend the play (any of the performances) on their own for Honors Congress credit. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office.
Sunday, October 20, 5:30 p.m. [Poorman Blackbox Theater]
J.B. Symposium/Talk Back Session
*Honors Congress credit limited to those students participating in the JB Honors Congress Experience.
Wednesday, October 23, 9:30 p.m. [Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall]
A 1962 psychological thriller starring Bette Davis as Baby Jane Hudson, and Joan Crawford as her sister. Davis is ranked #2 and Crawford #10 on AFI’s list of Female Screen Legends.
Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 p.m. [Parmer Hall, High Center]
Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, has also written for Audubon, Discover, Life and The New Yorker. Two of her four books, “Longitude” (1995) and “Galileo’s Daughter” (1999), were made into documentaries for PBS and A&E. Sobel’s most recent book, “A More Perfect Heaven” (2011), includes an “interplay” about Copernicus.
*Admission is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Please stop by the Ticket Office.
Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m. [High Foundation Recital Hall, High Center]
The Mendelssohn Piano Trio
The Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Messiah College ensemble-in-residence, will perform trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, the first program in a cycle of the complete Beethoven Piano Trios.
*Admission is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Please stop by the Messiah College Ticket Office as soon as possible as there is limited seating in the recital hall.
Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 p.m. [Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall]
A 1951 adventure film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn is ranked #1 by the AFI as the greatest female screen legend of all time. The African Queen has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
Additional events may be added.