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In addition to other event programming, the University Honors Program sponsors Meals with Honors, a seminar series for Honors students, faculty, staff and the community that regularly invites fascinating speakers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the company of the Honors community while expanding your education on a wide range of topics. Make sure to RSVP (use the link below for Meals events)!

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This exciting inaugural event will bring Honors students, faculty, alum, and friends together and share in fun and each other's talent (not to mention dance moves and games). Besides the mocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, dancing, and games, we want to spotlight Honors students' (and, faculty or alum) talents. 

All current and perspective Honors students, Honors faculty, alum, and friends are invited to come when they are able and leave when they must.  Feel free to bring a friend.  RSVPs highly encouraged for planning and accommodations.

This is a new signature event hosted by University Honors, Honors LLC, and the Honors Student Steering Committee (HSSC).

Meals with Honors Opportunities

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, February 19th | 12:30-1:30 PM | Centennial 1917
Presented by: Storm Jacko, Study Abroad Advisor
2020-02-19 Meals with Honors Poster Study Abroad
Meals with Honors Study Abroad

This Meals with Honors event is designed to help you learn how to research and apply to a UWEC study abroad program. You’ll learn about what to consider when selecting a program, how to start an application, when the deadlines are, and more. Storm Jacko is a study abroad advisor in the Center for international Education and having studied abroad twice, will also share his own examples and travel experiences. His passion is to provide opportunities he was given to other students. Make sure to come with questions! 

INTRODUCING LITERARY SPACE OPERA SF: BANKS, LECKE, REYNOLDS, ROBINSON, LIU CIXIN

Tuesday, February 25th | 5:30-6:30 PM | Schneider 223
Presented by: Dr. Janice Bogstad, McIntyre Library

Space Opera is a term in Science Fiction used to describe stories that create space adventures spanning many galaxies, with a central hero on a vast mission to save humanity. The Star Wars franchise followed this model. But in the 1990s and up to the present, a new form of space opera has kept the adventure but changed the formula. Starting with writers like the Scottish Iain M. Banks, authors like Anne Lecke, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson and Liu Cixin, the Chinese author of the new hit movie, Wandering Earth, are redefining the place of seemingly insignificant individuals in our human future among the vast reaches of space. This presentation will discuss the changes in Space Opera fiction and present a few works of these award-winning authors.

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