|The Speaker Series is our most classic Academic Event and still occurs several times each semester. With a wide variety of topics such as Atheism, The Danger of Drunk Driving, and varying International Issues, speakers give an hour long lecture and then open the floor up to students for questions and discussion.|
|Our Public Issues Forums, held twice per semester, are a great way to be involved in debate with your fellow Honors Students. Students are presented with a topic, such as Population Control or Sex In the Media, and then they discuss each others feelings about the topic first in a small class setting and then in a large group forum. This is fantastic way for students to analyze different aspects of their beliefs and consider opposing viewpoints in a more mature and serious manner.|
Documentary Film Series
For those students who have trouble attending evening events, we have created the Documentary Film Series to fit into most schedules. Several times per semester, students can enjoy their lunch as they view a documentary about a global issue. We then discuss the themes and issues within the documentary and wrap up before the next class period.
Based on the book "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, we feature the Last Lecture Series once each semester. Current or retired professors address our students by imparting knowledge and advice that they've acquired over their lives. Each professor speaks as if this is the last lecture they will ever have the chance to give. Given the popularity of Pausch's book and the seriousness of the subject matter, this has become one of our most popular academic events.
Lock Haven City As Text
These Academic Events are local field trips set up for Honors student to learn more about historical Lock Haven. Some past examples are a trip to the Piper Airport Museum and the Heisey Museum. We feel that in order for students to appreciate their undergraduate experience, they should have a solid understanding of their surrounding community's background. Lock Haven has a rich history, and it is our goal to assist our students in learning about it.
|Because the LHU Global Honors Program is run for students by students, we take student feedback very seriously. While we have a suggestion box on our website and in the Honors House, students don't always consider using those resources. We've foudn that a much more efficient way to gather student suggestions and hear their concerns is to hold an Idea Exchange each semester. For one hour, we talk about the nuts and bolts of the Honors Program and determine in what ways we can improve our organization as a whole.|
Celebration of Scholarship
|Because nearly every student is tasked with at some point completing a course augmentation or a Senior Capstone, Celebration of Scholarship is a venue for them to present their research. Not only do they gain experience presenting, all other students in the Honors Program get an opportunity to witness the research of their peers and discuss with them the details of their projects.|
Career Services Workshops
|Each year we provide a personalized Career Services Workshop specifically for Honors students. In these workshops, students learn ways to improve their resumes and tweak their interviewing skills to increase their chances of landing a job right after graduation.|