A new tradition will be born on Aug. 27-31 as the Emporia State Honors Program hosts their first ever “Honors Week,” consisting of activities open to all ESU students interested in joining the Honors Program.
“I think we have a growing, vibrant honors program at ESU,” said Kevin Rabas, assistant honors director and co-director of the creative writing program. “It is a joy to see our students making the program more visible and known.”
The week will kick off tomorrow with a pinning ceremony for all Honors Program students. The ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Skyline Dining Room.
“Because we haven’t done it before, some of the students who are already in it who haven’t had this opportunity will be getting their pins, too,” said Amy Sage Webb, coordinator for the Honors first year seminar class and co-director of creative writing.
To join the Honors Program, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 and complete seven honors activities. More information can be found Emporia.edu/honors.
On Monday there will be a table with information regarding multiple student organizations located in the Memorial Union across from the Center for Student Involvement.
“The Hunger Games” will be shown at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Preston Family Room in the union. The Union Activities Council and the Honors Program bought the rights for the film for around $670. Each year the Honors Program has a reading group. Last spring they read “The Hunger Games” trilogy, which is why the film was selected for the movie night.
Bingo with candy and “The Hunger Games” DVDs as prizes will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Webb Hall.
The last event, a barbeque and bonfire at Wilson Park by the Towers Complex, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
“We’re hoping new members come throughout the week and learn more about the organization,” said Beth Edmonds, senior secondary education major. “I’m looking forward to seeing the different organizations put out there on campus because there isn’t much interaction between them.”
All the events are free.