Honors Learning Community
Pretty simple concept, we eat popcorn! Why? Because it’s a fun thing to do, it’s tradition.
Every Wednesday at 4pm we give away free popcorn to our residents made from one of those old-style popcorn machines.
What is a Great Idea? What are the Great Ideas? How do we define great? How do we define an idea?
Every Honors Program student completes two amazing courses that set the foundation for what the Honors Program is all about: Critical Thinking and Great Ideas. The Great Ideas Dinner is a time when students, faculty, and staff come together to discuss the Great Ideas in a very equalizing environment. Here we dissect concepts, sometimes in a serious intellectual manner, and sometimes in a humorous intellectual manner.
Great Ideas Dinner occurs twice an academic year, but it doesn’t have to stop there.
The master plan behind the Great Ideas Dinner is that this open environment sets a foundation and hopefully spurs a continued interest in dialogue over dinner throughout your life. We hope that you continually talk about Great Ideas with your friends either at a Dining Hall or out in the community, but maybe even moreso we push you to invite your professors out to lunch or dinner to discuss what’s on your mind, or perhaps what you discussed in class.
This opportunity might be rare among college students and personnel, take advantage.
This I Believe Essays
The idea for the Voices and Values project began after BGSU’s Common Reading Experience last year. Students in the Honors Program and the Honors Learning Community read the book This I Believe, which is filled with essays that originally aired on National Public Radio during a segment of the same name. Students, along with faculty and administrators in the Honors Program, were invited to write an essay of their own sharing the personal philosophies and core values that guide their daily lives. Among those submitting essays were Cassie Guion and Kathleen Thomas (click their names to watch their essay). Likewise, Morgan Swedberg provided the award-winning art used for the cover of the book. The Honors Program and the Honors Learning Community continue to do this project each year. For more information, contact Jodi Devine at email@example.com or 419-372-8501 .
Artwork By: Morgan Swedberg