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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)!


"The Good Nazi" - A Film

Dr. Harry Jol
Wednesday, September 18th | 5:30 p.m. | Centennial Hall Rm 1917

Join Dr. Harry Jol for a film, not yet released in the US, that tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Nazi officer who, during the Holocaust, was commandant of a forced labor camp called "HKP" in Vilnius, Lithuania. In reality, he was sheltering hundreds of Jewish families. By the end, many were saved in hiding places dug into the ground and carved into the walls. Many more were executed by the SS and buried in a mass grave. Today, the former "HKP" is unchanged. A group of scientists arrive to locate the hiding places of those that were saved and identify the mass grave of those who were murdered. A child survivor of the camp and an American physician, whose mother was saved by Major Plagge, join them. The film tracks their three stories and, ultimately, brings to light the unknown tale of a Schindler-type German who listened to his conscience, instead of his superiors.

Learning About the Hmong Assimilation into Fresno, CA

Dr. Ka Vang
Thursday, September 26th | 12:30 p.m. | Hibbard Hall Rm 178

The Hmong population in California is one of the largest in the US. What is the draw to California? How are the Hmong being assimilated into mainstream society? How are the Hmong retaining their cultural practices? Come learn more about the immersion opportunity that you can participate in and travel to California during winterim. 

Honors [AND] Leaders

Pam Golden + Honors Students
Monday, September 30th | 5:30 p.m. | Centennial Hall Rm 1917

Wonder how you can get more involved in the Honors Program? We have many opportunities for you to build your college experience, resume and friend group! Join us to hear from faculty & students on their experiences in the Honors and how you can experience them too! We will discuss numerous leadership opportunities – some for Honors credits! (There will be free food too!)

Translating your Value in Interviews & Salary Negotiation

Ms. Michelle Shrader
Wednesday, October 2nd | 12:00 p.m. | Centennial Hall Rm 1917

In this workshop, participants will gain confidence in their interviewing and negotiation style, learn how to identify and articulate their personal value, research current market trends to create a salary benchmark and budget and develop a toolbox of persuasive responses to use in any salary negotiations. 

Spring 2020 Course Preview 

Honors Faculty + Staff
Monday, October 7th | 5:30 p.m. | Centennial Hall Rm 1614

This course preview allows students to learn about the Honors courses offered next semester right form the professors themselves! Students are encouraged to ask any questions and enjoy the free pizza, lemonade and cookies available at the event!!

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