Fora Committee

Honors Forum Committee

This committee organizes the Honors Fora, a series of talks which are usually given by faculty or community members on issues of current interest.

Chair

Bridgette Buchanan

Chair Requirements

  • Work with the Directors to invite and schedule faculty and others who will present fora.
  • Schedule fora on the ASG/Honors Calendar of Events by the second week of classes.
  • Reserve a room on campus for each forum well in advance of the event. To reserce the Tech Pride Room, contact the Secretary to the Director of Student Activities in the Information Center.
  • Encourage attendance by working with the Publicity Committee, other campus organizations, and the Steering Committee to announce fora.
  • At each forum, coordinate set-up of the event room, introduce the speakers, and field questions.
  • Collect and mail thank-you notes.

A Sampling of Past Honors Fora

  • Bird Flu: A Modern Pandemic?
  • The Crisis in Sudan
  • Polish Poetry from the Gulag in Translation
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Introduction to Islam
  • Tax Reform
  • Understanding 9/11
  • Cloning
  • Women in Film
  • Solving Fermat's Last Theorem
  • 40th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
  • How Computer Graphics Work.
  • Middle East Peace Process.
  • The Presidential Election
  • Controversial Practices in Modern Medicine.
  • Roles and Status of Women in China.
  • The Tax Man Cometh.
  • Irish Music.
  • Bill Sunday and the Redemption of New York City.
  • Ethnomusicology in the Balkans.
  • The Battle of Fall Creek Falls.
  • The Bible Canon. Dr. Will Schrader, History. September 24, 1998.
  • Feminism and the Cinema. Drs. Rita Barnes and Kurt Eisen, English. March 19, 1998.
  • Behaviorism and Free Will. Dr. Chris Barton, Psychology. November 20, 1997.
  • Poetry in Process. Dr. Tom Saya, English. October 9, 1997.
  • Latin America. Dr. Andrew Stein, Political Science. September 25, 1997.
  • Native American Issues. Dr. Heidemarie Weidner, English. April 17, 1997.
  • Women & Student Leadership. Various Moderators. March 20, 1997.
  • Black Women in the Struggle of Equality. Dr. Wali Kharif, History. February 6, 1997.
  • Monkey Business: Darwin's Origin of Species. Dr. Peter Field, History. November 14, 1996.
  • Society & the Environment. Dr. Dennis George, Water Center. October 17, 1996.
  • Terrorism: Scaring American. Dr. Michael Gunter, Political Science. September 12, 1996.
  • Socrates & Plato's Excellent Adventure. Dr. Peter Field, History. April 4, 1996.
  • Quilting and Women's Culture. Dr. Kurt Eisen, English. March 21, 1996.
  • Co-oping. Don Foster, Career Services. February 9, 1996.
  • The Legacy of Malcom X & Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Wali Kharif, History. November 16, 1995.
  • National Healthcare Issues. Prof. Becky Tolbert, Academic Affairs. October 12, 1995.
  • SpaceTime Physics. Dr. John Shriner, Physics. September 7, 1995.
  • Modern Ecological Concerns. Dr. Kenneth Roberts, Civil Engineering. April 13, 1995.
  • We the People: The Origins of Popular Government. Dr. Peter Field, History. March 23, 1995.
  • The African American in History. Dr. Wali Kharif, History. February 9, 1995.
  • Critical Thinking. Dr. Barry Stein, Political Science. November 17, 1994.
  • Native American Culture. Dr. Heidemarie Weidner, English. October 27, 1994.
  • Libertarian Philosophy & Politics. Dr. Deryl Martin, Economics. September 29, 1994.
  • Revisionist History. Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, History. April 5, 1994.
  • Race Relations. Dr. Peter Kranz, Counseling Center. March 3, 1994.
  • Real-World Scientific Research. Dr. John Shriner, Physics. February 3, 1994.
  • Sexual Harassment. Dr. Gretta Stanger, Women's Center. November 4, 1993.
  • Carolina Dali: 19th Century Reformer Transcendentalist. Dr. Helen Deese, English. October 14, 1993.
  • The Situation in Bosnia. M/M Rasmussen, Drs. Jeff Roberts and Patrick Reagan, Music and History. September 30, 1993.
  • Music and Culture. M/M Joe and Ljerka Rasmussen, Music. April 22, 1993.
  • Creative Writing as a Hobby. Dr. Barbara Jackson, Chemistry. March 11, 1993.
  • The Co-op Experience. Don Foster, Career Services. February 18, 1993.
  • Faculty/Student Perceptions. Dr. Linda Lerner, Business. November 19, 1992.
  • The Presidential Elections. Dr. Patrick Reagan, History. October 15, 1992.
  • The LA Riots. Tony Marble, Engineering. September 17, 1992.
  • Physics. Dr. John Shriner, Physics. April 10, 1992.
  • Mini Baja. Dr. Rober Smoak and Townley Smoak, Mechanical Engineering. March 20, 1992.
  • The Co-op Experience. Various Moderators. February 7, 1992.
  • Women's Issues. Dr. Karen Ray, English. January 17, 1992.
  • Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Russell Kick, Decision Sciences. November 8, 1991.
  • Water and the Environment. Dr. John Gordon, Civil Engineering. October 11, 1991.
  • USSR. Dr. Michael Gunter, Political Science. September 13, 1991.
  • The Draft and National Service. Dr. Patrick Reagan, History. April 19, 1991.
  • Black Issues. Dr. Wali Kharif, History. March 8, 1991.
  • The Art of Teaching. Dr. Gordon Hunter, Biology. February 1, 1991.
  • Censorship. Robert Jager and Ward Doubet, Music and Art. November 9, 1990.
  • Iraq. Dr. Michael Gunter, Political Science. October 12, 1990.
  • Summer Trip to Russia. Honors Students. September 14, 1990.
  • Creativity Across Disciplines. April 27, 1990.
  • Computer Ethics. Jim Westmoreland, Computer Center. April 20, 1990.
  • Creative Revolution in Education. April 6, 1990.
  • Civil Disobedience and the Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. March 23, 1990.
  • The Political Situation in Spain since 1975: Fascism to Democracy. Dr. Gilbert Fernandez, History. November 17, 1989.
  • ACT-COMP and Our Engineering Students. Marie Ventrice, Electrical Engineering. October 20, 1989.
  • Peter Gay's New Biography of Freud. Dr. Richard Troelstrup, Psychology. October 6, 1989.
  • The Liberal Arts and the Art of Survival. Dr. William Schrader, History. September 29, 1989.
  • Social Change in Appalachia. Jeff Johnson, English. September 15, 1989.
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