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fall 2021

Honors Events August 2021

Schindler's List

Monday, August 30, 7 p.m., Parmer Cinema {Boyer 137]

The Honors Leadership Council student group chose the theme "Oscar Nominated Films" for the fall 2021 film series. The film series encourages honors students to explore movies they may not have viewed before, and engage with their topics. We hope you discuss with your friends!
movie synopsis

Honors Events September 2021

"Christianity and Power Politics"

Thursday, September 2, 4:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137]

Join us to hear from special guest lecturer Dr. Eric D. Patterson. Sponsored by The Institute on Religion and Democracy.

Spotlight

Monday, September 6, 7 p.m., Parmer Cinema {Boyer 137]

The Honors Leadership Council student group chose the theme "Oscar Nominated Films" for the fall 2021 film series. The film series encourages honors students to explore movies they may not have viewed before, and engage with their topics. We hope you discuss with your friends!
movie synopsis

“Reflecting the Glory”

Friday, September 10th, 4:15 p.m., Messiah's Auginbaugh Art Gallery

Artist’s talk by Sandra Bowden, Sponsored by the Department of Art and Design (Exhibit runs Sept. 10-Oct. 17.)
more info on "Reflecting the Glory" art exhibition

Icarus

Monday, September 13, 7 p.m., Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137]

The Honors Leadership Council student group chose the theme "Oscar Nominated Films" for the fall 2021 film series. The film series encourages honors students to explore movies they may not have viewed before, and engage with their topics. We hope you discuss with your friends!
movie synopsis

Dead Poets Society

Monday, September 20, 7 p.m., Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137]

The Honors Leadership Council student group chose the theme "Oscar Nominated Films" for the fall 2021 film series. The film series encourages honors students to explore movies they may not have viewed before, and engage with their topics. We hope you discuss with your friends!
movie synopsis

Book of the Year: Antigone discussion seminars

* required for First-year students: Choose from one of nine discussion times the week of September 27-Oct 1. Limit of 15 students per group - sign up using the links below.

“Antigone Now: Classic Greek Theater in Modern Pandemic Times"

Wednesday, September 29th, 7 p.m., High Center Recital Hall/room #124

Messiah alum Katie Phykitt (21') directed the fall 2020 Messiah Theatre production of "Antigone".

Honors Events October 2021

“Seeing the Face of God: On Choosing the Better Part"

Monday, October 4th, 7 p.m., Parmer Hall, High Center

Lecture by special guest speaker Dr. Hans Boersma.

Webinar with the U.S. Capitol Police

*Rescheduled for Tuesday, October 12th, 4 p.m., via Zoom

This webinar will be an overview of the United States Capitol Police - who they are and how they protect and serve the United States Congress and the United States Capitol building. The presentation will also contain information on how an applicant can successfully navigate the gauntlet phase of a law enforcement hiring process. Passcode: police Brought to you by Messiah's Career and Professional Development Center
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“‘My Voice, My Pew, My Vote’: Frederick Douglass and American Democracy”

Tuesday, October 12th, 7 p.m., Parmer Hall, High Center

American Democracy Lecture by David Blight. Free ticket required – contact the Messiah University Box Office. 717-691-6036 messiah.edu/tickets
more info on the American Democracy Lecture

Talk-back panel on Frederick Douglass and American Democracy

Wednesday, October 13th, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 231

Join Messiah professors in a discussion on the recent American Democracy Lecture

Grove City College Intercollegiate Colloquium on the Liberal Arts

October 22-23

Grove City College will host students and faculty from eight Christian liberal arts colleges in October. During this two-day event you will meet for group discussions and a faculty roundtable. The annual colloquium attempts to explore areas of humanity, promote fellowship among Christian colleges and encourage students as they strengthen one another “as iron sharpens iron.” **counts as two honors events

Student panel: "What has viewpoint diversity to do with reconciliation?" Co-sponsored with SGA

Rescheduled to Tuesday, October 26th, Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110]

Are these two goals more in conflict or might they help one another? The Honors Program and Student Government Association are co-sponsoring a student panel in which a range of students will respond to and address this question.

“Philosophical Roots of the Abolitionist Movement”

Thursday, October 28th, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 231

Former Messiah University student Daniel Beers will speak as a guest lecturer. Daniel will critically investigate the underlying philosophy of the abolitionist movement and thus will argue, in effect, that abolitionism was a truly revolutionary philosophical position informing social, economic, and political action. He will place specific attention on the ethics of the abolitionists within their historical context. In the process, Daniel will attempt to show the general dialectical logic at work in the Black freedom struggle for justice in the United States of America.

Honors Events November 2021

“Evangelical Museums in America: Where They Come From and Why They Matter,”

Monday, November 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137]

Lecture by Devin Manzullo-Thomas. Keynote presentation sponsored by the Friend of Murray Library

“Reading Antigone Today”

Tuesday, November 2nd, 7 p.m., High Center Recital Hall/room #124

lecture by Emily Maeda *required for 1st-year MUHP students

“Gardens and Hope”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 7 p.m., High Center Recital Hall/room #124

lecture by Emily Maeda

“Reconciliation and American Indian Policy”

Wednesday, November 10th, 4:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137]

Lecture by Dr. Francis Flavin
more info about Dr. Francis Flavin

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, November 19th, 8 p.m., Miller Theatre

The Honors Program has 20 free tickets to the Friday production. A sign-up link will go live November 1st. Tickets will be distributed through campus mail. Attendance at any "Much Ado" performance can be counted as an honors event.
more info

Information session on senior honors projects

Tuesday, November 30th, 4:30 p.m., Kline 120