October 19: Breakfast pizza for Honors transfer students (8-10AM in Honors Lounge)

Calling all Honors transfer students! Come celebrate National Transfer Student Week. Breakfast bags will be available for anyone who can’t make it for pizza.

October 21: Tour the Auschwitz Exhibit at Union Station with Dr. Levy (1:45PM at inside entrance to the exhibit)

“Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” is a major international exhibition of original artifacts from the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Kansas City is one of only two sites in the U.S. to host the exhibit. The Honors Program has gotten free tickets for a group visit, which will begin at 2pm. You can stay as long as you want but count on at least 2 hours to see everything. If you want to drive, park in the Union Station (30 W. Pershing Rd, KCMO, 64108) parking lot, $5 for four hours. We have only 20 tickets so RSVP to Dr. Levy if you’d like to go.

October 22: On-Campus Blood Drive, (9AM-3PM in Atterbury Student Success Center)

According to the Community Blood Center, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. Give what you can to help others who need blood now; click here to make an appointment and enter the group code 7T. 

October 22: Book Club, The Crucible with Dr. Henrietta Rix Wood (4-6PM at the outdoor University Playhouse on 51st Street near the south entrance of Miller Nichols Library)

Join Dr. Wood to usher in the Halloween season with a script-in-hand reading of Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible (1953). Miller’s dramatization of the witch trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, is an allegory about the persecution of Communist sympathizers by the US government during the 1950s. Please email Dr. Wood to sign up for a role (no acting experience or preparation necessary!), and she will send you a PDF of the play.

October 29: Roos@Noon, Dr. Saul Honigberg and Dr. Scott Hawley, “Are your genes your destiny? (& why you should hesitate before getting your genome sequenced!)” (Noon in 415 Cherry Hall)

Dr. Saul Honigberg (Department of Genetics at UMKC) and Dr. Scott Hawley (Stowers Institute) will talk about genes, genetics, and those omnipresent home DNA tests! Join us for an important and timely discussion.

October 29: Honors Halloween Movie Night (8PM-12AM).

Scary movies are fun so let’s watch some to celebrate Halloween! Vote on the movies you’d like to watch here. More details to come!

November 17: Friendsgiving (6PM in the basement of Cherry Street Hall)

An Honors tradition! Join your the Honors students, staff, and faculty to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Honors Program supplies the turkey and you bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Or prepare something new! Let’s share culinary traditions from all the different places that the members of the Honors community count as home.

December 10: End-of-the-Semester Lunch (Noon in the Honors Lounge)

Celebrate the end of classes and gather some sustenance as you study for finals with your Honors friends!

December 16: Honors Graduation Reception (6PM, 109 Scofield Hall)

Every semester we celebrate the graduating Honors students before they head off to continue their voyage. Join us as we send them off in style!