Honors Program Extracurricular Activities
are hosted by members of the Honors Board of Directors. Note that it is through your RSVPs that we ensure we have adequate food, drinks, and (if appropriate) transportation. Thanks for giving us adequate notice of your attendance when requested.
Fall 2013 Activities
Honors Program Extracurricular Activities
Hosted by members of the Honors Board of Directors
Get ready to get your Geek on!
GEEK WEEK Aug. 18-23 – one great Honors activity after another!
1) Little Geek School – Sunday, August 18 @ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (preceded by Big Geek School @ 3:00 p.m.)
Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211)
Hosted by Julia Kueter, Tiffany Corkran, Johnny Blount, and the Big Geeks
For all freshmen and other new Honors Program students. Find out about college, Honors style! RSVP by 5:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 17
2) Beginning of Year Extravaganza – Monday, August 19 @ 4:00 – 6:30ish p.m.
Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) and outside
Hosted by Kelsey Coolican
Lots of silliness – plus pizza!!! Please RSVP by Monday at 2pm so I can order the right amount of pizza. I need RSVPs to know how much pizza to order but also to have an idea of how many people to expect. If for some reason you forget to RSVP, come on by, just go to the back of the pizza line. Big and Little Geeks are especially encouraged to attend. Bring $10 to buy a “Go Geek,” “Talk Nerdy to Me,”or “Geek is the New Sexy” t-shirt.
3) Dinner with the Brothers/“Life as a Brother” – Wednesday, August 21 @ 5:00 - 7:30ish p.m.
(Freshmen and other new HPers are REQUIRED to attend – or as close as to REQUIRED as the HP gets. Sorry, no oldsters. Sadness.)
Meet in Honors Room (Kenrick 211) at 5:00 p.m. and we will walk to Lambert Hall together
Hosted by Julia Kueter and Tyler Stranburg
The most special thing about being a CBU student is the opportunity to live, learn, and work with the Christian Brothers. Tonight we will have a great meal with the Brothers, then retire to the Lambert lounge to learn what it is like to live as a de LaSalle Christian Brother. Freshmen are expected to attend and need to RSVP to Dr. Burke via email, not text, by 5 p.m., Monday August 19. Please, please be sure you do this!
4) Richard Montañez, the janitor who discovered Flaming Hot Cheetos – Thursday, August 22 @ 5:00 – 7:30ish p.m.
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club
Meet in front of Cooper Wilson at 5:00pm to drive to Bridges
Hosted by Johnny Blount and Tiffany Corkran
Richard Montañez had worked as a janitor at the Frito-Lay plant for decades, but all that changed when he decided Cheetos needed an extra kick. Today he is the top Latino executive. Join your future CEO Geeks for what is sure to be an inspiring presentation. We have reserved 25 seats. RSVP by noon Wednesday, August 21 and let me know if you can drive.
5) Wednesday in the Lounge – What’s Your Dream? – Wednesday, August 28 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Honors Lounge – Kenrick 211)
Hosted by Becky Waffle, Caitlin Terry, and Trey McGinnis
It's the beginning of the year, and we all have hopes, dreams, aspirations, and goals. Whether it's getting an 'A' in Calculus 1, becoming more social, or even getting more organized, come to this week's WIL and share your dreams and goals with your HPeeps! We'll make them pretty and hang them up in the Honors Lounge so people can see all the goals and try to help everyone succeed. Because that's what families do. We think. We’ll have soft drinks and some of those slingshot snacks from the BOYE. HONORS ONLY EVENT. No need to RSVP, just come on by.
6) Board of Directors Meeting 7pm and Study Tips Training WIL– Wednesday, September 4 @ 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Johnny Blount, Tiffany Corkran, and the other BODers
The HP Board of Directors meets once a month, always in the hour before a WIL, and then that night’s WIL (which is open to everyone) focuses on a professional development topic. So, at tomorrow night’s Training WIL – which everyone should attend – we will discuss study habits. Come share your tips and be ready to pick up a few from others who have been where you are. No RSVP required, just stop by after 8 p.m.
(Have an idea for a WIL or a Training WIL? Send it to Dr. Burke for consideration!)
7) Wednesday in the Lounge – Duck Dynasty - Wednesday, September 11 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Julia Kueter and Katie Robinson
Are you Happy Happy Happy? Join us for the Duck Dynasty WIL this Wednesday hosted by your bayou guides Julia Kueter and Katie Robinson. Break out your best Robinson family beard (Tyler Stranburg we hope you haven't shaved yet!) and don your favorite camouflage, bandanas, and boots! We'll have the sweet tea ready :) See you there!!!. No RSVP required, just come on by.
8) Little Geek Retreat – Saturday, Sept. 14 @ 10:30 a.m. – Sunday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30ish p.m.
Cooper Young Festival, CBU and Victory Ranch in Bolivar TN
Hosted by your Retreat Team: Hope Gilbertson, Johnny Blount, Tiffany Corkran, Julia Kueter, and Caitlin Terry
This year’s freshmen, other new students, the Retreat Team, plus Dr. Ogilvie and Dr. O’Brien (and maybe Dr. Thompson-Jaeger) will check out the best Memphis festival of the year, the Cooper Young Festival, and then later in the day travel to Victory Ranch in Bolivar, TN for an unforgettable outdoor adventure experience. You will swing through trees, climb walls, play challenging games, and conquer obstacles on your way to personal growth, team development, and most of all, FUN!! Hold onto your shorts, this is a not-to-be missed opportunity. Each student will be asked to pay $60 on the day of the retreat. More details to come as the date nears. Freshmen are expected to attend but still need to RSVP by 5pm Monday, September 9.
9) Constitution Day, Tuesday September 17 at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Do We Need the Constitution???
Hosted by Sarah Welch and Julia Kueter – our BOD history majors!!
To celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution attend this annual CBU event. We will have an open forum discussion on the importance, or lack of importance, of the Constitution -- it’s good stuff! Everyone is welcome! RSVP now or sign in when you get there.
10) Wednesday in the Lounge – Relive and Redo the Retreat!! - Wednesday, September 18 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Caitlin Terry and Trey McGinnis
Join your new Honors peeps and reminisce about all the stuff that happened at the retreat. This was one of the favorite events from last year. A slide show and memories are expected to attend. No need to RSVP, just come on by!
11) Star and Micey at the Levitt Shell – Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 6:45 p.m.
Meet at Cooper-Wilson to carpool to the Shell. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Kelsey Coolican, Jaustin Tubbs, and Tiffany Corkran
Star and Micey are one of the hippest folk rock quartets to come out of Memphis in years. In addition to being featured on NPR’s World Café, they were recently named #1 on Paste Magazine’s “12 Tennessee Bands you must listen to now!” Check them out at http://www.starandmicey.com and plan to join us. And rest assured, there will be geeky dancing! We’ll have some soft drinks but you can also buy refreshments there. Bring a non-Honors friend, but be ready to introduce him or her to the group! RSVP by noon day of and let me know if you can drive.
12) CBU Trivia Competition – Friday, Sept 20 @ 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00; first question at 7:30)
Alfonso Dining Hall
Hosted by Tiffany Corkran
The Honors Program will sponsor a team of six to eight Honors Program students to compete against other (less geeky) teams in this annual Alumni Association trivia competition. CBU Board of Trustee members, faculty, students, and alumni will be vying to see who is the “Smartie-est”. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 if you want to play. I will sign up the team and pay your admission fee. If you sign up for this, please be sure to be there!
13) McKellar Lake Cleanup – HP September of Service Opportunity – Saturday, September 21 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meet in front of Cooper-Wilson at 9:00 a.m.
Hosted by SOS BODers Michael Stuart and Trey McGinnis
CLEAN UP! Your Chance to Help Save the World (or at least a tiny little piece of it).
We will join over 100 other SOS volunteers and the Memphis River Warriors to clean up the trash heap that is McKellar Lake, where drainage trash from Memphis has created thousands of tons of litter. The lake is so bad that a national organization, Living Lands and Waters, has dedicated the month of March for four years to clean up that area. Here is a video from a previous cleanup. Can you spot the Geeks? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd7FmNwJtSQ. Go to the SOS calendar at http://www.cbusos.com/calendar/2013/day-21/ to sign up. That will be your RSVP. If you can’t join us for this, another SOS event will count for an Honors Opportunity, just email Dr. Burke with which one you did.
14) Wednesday in the Lounge –Documentary WIL - Wednesday, September 25 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Kelsey Coolican and Kierra Turner
Our documentary nights are always fun and educational. No need to RSVP, just come on by. Honors only for copyright purposes.
15) "What I Wish I had Known as a Freshman." – Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Sarah Welch and Becky Wauford
Several upperclassmen panelists, representing all four schools and a variety of other campus activities, clubs, teams, etc. will each spend a few minutes discussing what they wish they had known when they were starting college. The aim will be to help first-year students think about what they should try to get out of their college experience and to pick up some tips for surviving and succeeding at CBU. After all panelists have spoken, the event will take a Q & A format. Food will be served at 6:30, and the panel discussion will start at 7:00. RSVP by Tuesday, September 24th at 5:00 PM. If you forget to RSVP, come anyways, but go to the back of the line for food!
16) Colleges of Memphis, Trolley Night & Rumba Room – Fri, Sept. 27 @ 5:15 – 10:00ish p.m. – Bring your CBU ID
Meet in front of Cooper-Wilson at 5:15 to carpool to the Civil Rights Museum
Hosted by Caitlin Terry, Kierra Turner and Tiffany Corkran
This is an 3rd year of this annual event created by Mayor Wharton’s office, the City of Memphis’ official back-to-school event for local colleges. The CBU Honors Program will be at least one of the groups there to represent CBU. This year there will be live music and performances from local student groups, giveaways, and a team scavenger hunt. After the Colleges of Memphis event we will check out Trolley Night on South Main and then head to the Rumba Room to salsa dance the night away! RSVP by Thursday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. and let me know if you can drive!
17) Wednesday in the Lounge – TED Talks- Wednesday, October 2 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Johnny Blount and Logan Butler
Have you ever wanted to know more about the newest technology innovations, ever wonder why we sleep? Perhaps you want to learn how to make an emergency shelter out of paper or to find out the theory of everything. If you have ever wanted to know anything about anything stop by and see what TED Talks are all about. Non-Honors welcome. No need to RSVP, just come on by.
18) The Spirituality of Eating w/ Dr. Emily Holmes– Thursday, Oct. 3 @ 5:45 - 8:30ish p.m.
Meet in front of Cooper-Wilson at 5:45 to carpool to St. John’s Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Ave.
Hosted by Jaustin Tubbs and Taylor
SaltonFood is the basis of our life. We grow it, we harvest it, we prepare it and then best of all we eat it. We plan our whole day around meal times, but do we ever think about what we’re doing? This seminar will go into the responsibility we have as the caretakers of the world to really consider where we get our food from and the relationship between food and faith. Dr. Holmes will be joining Rev. Marlon T. Foster, Dr. Peter R. Gathje, and Dr. Kendra G. Hotz on the panel. Delicious local food prepared by Chef Miles will be served before the lecture and panel.
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 5:00 p.m., and let me know if you can drive!
19) How to Lose a Job in 10 Days & Fashion Show– Friday, Oct. 4 @ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Men and women welcome! Where has the professionalism gone? Many women attending career fairs appear as if they are ready for a night out rather than land their dream job. And many women are oblivious to the fact that top companies are peering into their Facebook and Twitter profiles. This session will give women insight on how to professionally maintain their social media accounts, how to appropriately dress for career fairs and interviews, and email etiquette when you are contacted by companies. The talk will be followed by a fashion show. Maybe a tiny Honors Program Director lady will be in it. Open to all so bring a friend! Presented by CBU’s Society for Women Engineers. RSVP by Friday at noon or just come by (be sure to sign in).
20) Alumni Honors Reunion – Friday, October 4 @ 5:00 p.m.
Kenrick 211 Honors Lounge
Hosted by Tyler Stranburg, Anna Birg, Tiffany Corkran, and Julia Kueter
Sorry, current Geeks, this one’s a time for “Honers” alumni to find out what their fellow geeky peers and the Honors Program have been doing. Alumni should RSVP by 5:00 pm Thursday, October 3 if possible, but come on by even if you didn’t get a chance to RSVP.
21) Board of Directors Meeting (@ 7:00 p.m.) and Training WIL– Wednesday, October 9 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Johnny Blount and Nic Picou
The HP Board of Directors meets once a month, always in the hour before a WIL, and then that night’s WIL (which is open to everyone) focuses on a professional development topic. Tonight’s Training WIL – which everyone should attend – will give us a thorough look at LinkedIn (the essential social network for professionals/grownups). We will also take professional head shots, so wear your best outfit from the chest up. No need to RSVP, just come on by.
(Have an idea for a WIL – training or regular? Send it to Dr. Burke for consideration!)
(Fall Break Oct 14-18)
22) Poetry Reading by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie – Tuesday, Oct. 22 @ 12:30 p.m. in Kenrick 200
Hosted by Johnny Blount and Caitlin Terry
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer. She has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the Poetry Editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism and it has been published in Crab Orchard Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, Go, Tell Michelle (SUNY), Listen Up! (One World Ballantine) and Revenge and Forgiveness (Henry Holt). Tallie’s work has been the subject of a short film “I Leave My Colors Everywhere.” Sponsored by the CBU Department of Literature and Languages. No need to RSVP, just come on by (just be sure to sign the attendance sheet).
23) Wednesday in the Lounge—Tiny Circus—Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (note earlier time)
Hosted by Nic Picou and Trey McGinnis
Interested in stop motion animation? What about short films? Art? Artists? Talking? If any of these things catch your attention, make a b-line for this WIL! This week Tiny Circus and CBU students (maybe YOU!) and faculty will be making a film at CBU and on Wednesday we have the opportunity to meet the artist and learn about the Tiny Circus concept. HOW COOL IS THAT? If you need more motivation to come, check out the Tiny Circus website and reward yourself with some of their amazing films! http://www.tinycircus.org. No need to RSVP, just come on by. Please bring a non-Honors guest.
24) Cyberattack: A Threat to National Security – Seidman Lecture – Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 6:15 p.m. (reception in Montesi) and 7:00 p.m. lecture
Hosted by Carly Geis and Katie Robinson
Joel F. Brenner, former national counterintelligence executive and mission manager for counterintelligence at the Office of the National Counterintelligence (CI) Executive, will be the keynote speaker.
Brenner will address the topic "Cyberattack: A Threat to National Security. Protecting our Nation, our Businesses and Ourselves." Brenner is a cybersecurity expert and provides business strategies on this complex issue. Currently, he specializes in data protection and privacy, network security, intelligence law, and the regulation of sensitive cross-border transactions at Cooley LLP. Wow, that sounds important!! He has represented companies and individuals in a wide variety of transactions and proceedings including sensitive foreign acquisitions and overseas operations, the liability of foreign governments, export controls, and internal corporate investigations. He has years of experience inside and outside government involving national and homeland security – and we get to meet him. Maybe he can tell us how to keep Hotmail from spamming everyone’s email. RSVP by 5 p.m. day of, or come by if you forget to RSVP. Just be sure your name gets on the attendance list. This is a university-wide event so all are welcome. Join us at the reception at 6:15 or outside of Spain for the talk.
25) Murder Mystery Night – The Tragical Mystery Tour - Thurs, Oct 24 @ 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (only 16 silly spooky spots available)
Hosted by Rebekah Herrman and Megan Mosier
In what is always the silliest activity of the year, dress up and take on the role of a suspect in a cleverly written murder mystery. In the Tragical Mystery Tour you've been invited on a cross country road trip to Beefstock with the hippest rock singers of the time. While you're hanging out at Hedda Leiss's love pad - POW - an explosion rocks the house. The psychedelic bus is dust... with Hedda on board! You will attend in costume as one of the following suspects (to be assigned by the hosts): Philip Mabong,celebrated playboy and founder of C.T. & A Records; Jamaica Bomblast, Rastafarian party girl; Timothy Bleary, mind-expansionist and spiritual guru; Enya Goddard-Daveeda, voted Miss Congeniality and runner-up in last year's Miss America pageant until she tried to bludgeon her rival with her own crown; Juan Stepford Mann, highly decorated Air Force major and one of NASA's golden boys; Reina Terra, the consummate groupie - traveled with The Tyrds, The Strolling Bones, and Crateful O'Dead; Nate Ashbury, handsome, suave student body president of Univ. of CA. Burpley; or Burnette Debrah, who led the successful "Bras Across America" crusade against the oppression of women.
Over pizza we'll reveal clues about our characters that will help us discover who the real murderer is and hope it’s not you! Seats are limited to 16! If you RSVP, be SURE you can attend. It is very inconvenient to have last minute changes at this event. We will need time to assign characters. Each character will be shared by two people, who are expected to consult about costume and dress (somewhat) alike. RSVP to both Dr. Burke and the hosts (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, sooner if possible (these spots go fast).
26) Tiny Circus Film Screening – Friday, October 25 @ 6:30 p.m. (or thereabouts)
You learned about it at this week’s WIL, now come see the film CBU created with Tiny Circus! All are welcome so bring a non-Honors friend. Heck, bring two! Please RSVP by 5pm Thursday to help us plan, but stop by even if you forgot to RSVP.
27) The Incredible Root Beer Float Bingo* Singalong NCHC fundraiser – Friday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00 p.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall
Hosted by Johnny Blount, Caitlin Terry, Becky Waffle, Julia Kueter, Amanda Shaeffer, Trey McGinnis, and Rebekah Herrman, the students going to NCHC
You are invited to the single greatest event in the history of Christian Brothers University, the Incredible Root Beer Float Bingo Singalong, a fundraiser to send seven Geeks to present at the national honors conference in New Orleans, November 6-10. $20 in advance/$25 at the door gets you all the root beer (or other) floats you can drink, some games of extreme bingo, and a rousing singalong led by none other than Dr. Mary Ogilvie. There will be some fun prizes (no cars!). *This is not your grandmother’s bingo. Email Dr.Burke or go to http://bpt.me/482885 to get your tickets. Please encourage your favorite adults to attend. This is going to be a blast!
28) The Color Run—Volunteer to Benefit DeNeuville Learning Center—Saturday, Oct. 26* @ 6:00 a.m.
Liberty Bowl Stadium
Hosted by Anna Birg and Jaustin Tubbs
Volunteer at the coolest, colorest (we know, that’s not a word) event in Memphis by throwing colored corn starch on a million runners (okay, maybe 6,000). That’s right, thousands of people are going to run through Midtown getting covered in color. We need 250 volunteers (bring your friends!) to be at the Liberty Bowl Saturday morning at 6:00 am to make sure they get what they came for. For every volunteer we recruit, DeNeuville Learning Center will receive $40 to help low-income women get an education. Click here to see an amazing video of the COLOR RUN LAS VEGAS and then volunteer at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/142ebputVLeRYYr_dYyHOlBhilAXvakD6Wb9Wdp6bSUw/viewform .
*This is the same day as the Race for the Cure.
29) LLC @ River Arts Fest – LLCers only – Sunday, October 27 @ 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meet in LLC Lounge at noon
Hosted by Taylor Flake, RaKesha Gray, Cameron Owens, and Payton Powers (your HP LLC leaders)
Come join us in the heart of Downtown Memphis at the River Arts Fest! 180+ Juried Artist Market, Artist in Motion, Hands on Art, community art events, great live music and tasty Southern food will all be in one place on October 27! The River Arts Fest will be a great way to bond with your fellow HP LLCers as we all see and experience many types of art, music, and delicious food! Now what college student (in their right mind) would pass up art, music and food? RSVP by 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and let Dr. Burke know if you can drive.
30) NCHC Practice—TBD – before Nov. 6
Hosted by the NCHC Attendees
Come help your fellow nerds prepare for the biggest conference in Honors history! We want our
presentations to be top notch, so those other HPers around the country know we are more than just good looks and bowties! NCHC Attendees are required to attend, other HP students are encouraged to do.
31) Wednesday in the Lounge—Scary Stories WIL—Wednesday, October 30 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Tyler Stranburg and Carly Geis
The best Halloween fun you’ll ever have. We host this scary story WIL in the haunted attic of Kenrick Hall. You can still here the groans of past students tortured by vicious math problems. Definitely make it a point to show up this year because Kenrick renovations start soon! No need to RSVP, just come on by…errr..up. Actually, we’ll start in the Honors room and then go up together.
32) CBU Fall Play — Private Eyes — Sunday, November 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by Hope Gilbertson and Taylor Salton
Private Eyes is a comedic roller-coaster ride between truths and lies, filled with surprises and misdirection. The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love and the power of deception. The cast includes HPers Nic Picou and Kierra Turner, with Emily McClure as stage manager. We’ll have pizza and drinks and hang out with the cast and crew after the play. RSVP by noon Friday, Nov. 1, sooner if possible, tickets must be reserved. Late RSVPers could miss out.
33) Upperclassmen Camping Retreat – Friday through Sunday, November 1-3
Chickasaw State Park
Meet in the Honors Room Friday afternoon, time(s) TBD
Hosted by Tyler Stranburg, Megan Mosier and Caitlin Terry
Upperclassmen, here’s YOUR retreat – a fall camping retreat for sophs through seniors!
An annual adventure not to be missed! Previous highlights have included campfire crooning, geeks spontaneously plunging into an icy lake, and the unfortunate Roossell Brandon getting eaten by a bear. This chillaxing weekend will provide great campfire cookin’ and bonding with your fellow HPeeps. If heavy rain is predicted we will cancel because Dr. Burke is a sissy. We’ll provide the tents, cooking equipment, and food – you bring the fun. There will be a $25 cost to each student. You can come for one or both nights (cost is the same). RSVP to Dr. Burke by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, earlier if possible, and let me know if you can drive.
34) Distinguished Catholic Lectors Series — Dr. Shawn Copeland – Tuesday, Nov. 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Nic Picou and Megan Mosier
"The Beloved Community and The Mystical Body of Christ". Prevailing interpretations of the Civil Rights Movement analyze its political, economic, and legal advances and setbacks. Over the past several years, theologians have come to recognize Martin Luther King’s agenda for social transformation as a practical-political theology. This lecture draws out the theological orientation of King’s activism, since the deepest goal of that work was neither desegregation, nor integration, but the achievement of “the beloved community,” a concrete realization of the Catholic notion of the Mystical Body of Christ.
Dr. Shawn Copeland is Professor of Theology at Boston College. Her research interests converge around issues of theological and philosophical anthropology and political theology, as well as African and African–derived religious and cultural experience and African-American intellectual history. This is a University event so invite your friends. Meet in the theatre lobby 15 minutes early to sit together. RSVP by 5 p.m. day of but attend even if you forget to RSVP (just be sure your name gets on the attendance list).
35) Wednesday in the Lounge – Harry Potter - Wednesday, November 6 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Anna Birg and Tiffany Corkran
So if you are a breathing child of the Harry Potter age, you CANNOT miss this WIL. Dress up as your favorite character or just in your favorite house colors. We will have trivia, favorite movie clips, Potter Puppet pals, costume contest, and butter beer! Bring your friends, even Muggles (non-Honors), because this event is going to be MAGICAL. Don't make us use the Imperius curse on you! No need to RSVP- just come on by.
36) NCHC National Honors Conference, New Orleans, November 6-10
Seven of your geeky colleagues (accompanied by one tiny director lady) will be traveling to New Orleans to take in the geekiest event of the year, the national honors conference. Johnny Blount, Julia Kueter, Rebekah Herrman and Amanda Shaeffer will be making a presentation about September of Service. Trey McGinnis, Caitlin Terry, and Becky Waffle will be presenting on Memphis Rocks: A Buccaneer Family Vacation, and Rebekah Herrman will be presenting her summer research on quantum computing, conducted at Oakridge National Laboratory. We’ll do our best to represent CBU. We’ll definitely have the best bow-ties and t-shirts there!
37) Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 p.m. and Empowerment through Microfinancing Training WIL– Wed. Nov. 13 @ 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Hope Gilbertson and John Austin Tubbs
The HP Board of Directors meets once a month, always in the hour before a WIL, and then that night’s WIL (which is open to everyone) focuses on a professional development topic. This week’s topic is microfinancing, with a focus on Kiva.org. Together we’ll learn about microfinancing and then select and empower two worthy recipients with a $25 Kiva donation. That may not seem like a lot, but in third-world countries it can go a long way. No need to RSVP, just come on by.
38) Bowling for Uganda – Service Opportunity – Friday, November 15 @ 5:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Billy Hardwicks Lanes 1576 S. White Station at 5:45 p.m.
Hosted by Anna Birg and Tiffany Corkan
The Honors Program will put two “Honors Kids Is Good Bowlers” team together for this fundraiser. Entry fee is $20 but I’ll pay $10 per person for the first eight HPers (plus Anna and Tiffany) who commit to bowl (each brings/raises at least another $10; remember this is a FUNDRAISER for Hope North in Uganda). We can put as many Honors teams together as we want, but after the first two, you pay the entire $20. This will be the ninth time this event has been held and the Honors Program has placed in either bowlingor fundraising every year and there are some very classy trophies in the Honors room to prove it! To be sure we bring another one home, please including your bowling skill level in your RSVP. Don’t think we don’t stack the teams! RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8, earlier is better (and earliest is cheaper).
39) DeNeuville Learning Center Auction and Gala – Service Opportunity – Saturday, November 16 @ 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. or 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Hutchison School’s Welsh Dining Hall
Hosted by Jaustin Tubbs, Kierra Turner, Kelsey Coolican and Becky Wauford
This is a delicious service opportunity for up to 20 Geeks. The HP is assisting at the 12th Annual Gala and Auction benefitting DeNeuville Learning Center. Volunteers will be helping mostly with catering services (helping the caterer, picking up plates, replenishing yummy food, etc.). You will be able to eat and drink whatever you wish and the atmosphere is festive. Please RSVP ASAP (November 11th at the latest) as we need to let DeNeuville know how many volunteers we can provide, and let Dr. Burke know if you can drive.
40) “Why Elvis Presley Still Matters: An Evening with Charles L. Hughes” – Wed., Nov. 20 @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Meet at Cooper-Wilson at 4:30 to drive to Rhodes
Hosted by Becky Waffle and Kelsey Coolican
This is part of Rhodes’ Memphis Centered series. From their website: Dr. Hughes has researched, published, and taught extensively on music and Southern history, and tonight he will discuss the continuing importance of Elvis Presley to Memphis, the U.S. and the world. Emerging from his popular class “Elvis Presley and America,” Hughes’ talk will spotlight several ways that Presley remains significant within contemporary culture and society. Using historical research, imagery and music, this event will surely be an engaging way to spotlight the richness of our home city. Non-Honors are welcome. RSVP by noon day of and let Dr. Burke know if you can drive.
41) Wednesday in the Lounge – Star Wars: Empire of Dreams – Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Trey McGinnis and Michael Stuart
Boba Fett or Han Solo? Darth Vadar or Darth Revan? Come and spend a night with other Star Wars fans during which we will watch a documentary on the creation of Star Wars (and how it almost died!). Costumes are a plus!
42) The Other Wes Moore – Thursday, November 21 @ 6:45 p.m. (There may be a reception to which we are invited. If so, it will probably start at 6:00. If we are invited, you will be informed.)
University Theater. (Be there by 6:45 to sit together)
Hosted by Kelsey Coolican
Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore, will be the speaker at this inspiring lecture. Moore will discuss how the choices we make in life can change everything. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. day of – but attend even if you forget to RSVP.
43) 100 Things to Eat in Memphis (with Dr. Burke) Before You Die – WESTY’S – Friday, Nov. 22 @ 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Cooper-Wilson at 5:30.
With this meal the Honors Program begins its 100 Things to Eat in Memphis Before You Die journey. The Commercial Appeal has published this list for the last two years and we are going to get through it before Dr. Burke retires. Our inaugural meal will be at Westy’s, an institution in the Pinch District, where we will have their famous hot fudge pie for dessert. Westy’s is not a fancy place but they have a great menu. The purpose of this program is to introduce students to Memphis dining institutions, and give them an opportunity to get to know each other better. Here are the rules: One student from each class (freshman through senior) will attend. Of those who RSVP, a drawing will be held to determine who goes. Others will be put on the waiting list. Diners must at least try the indicated food item (in this case, hot fudge pie). You cannot attend more than one 100 Things meal during your time at CBU (unless something goes awry). Board of Directors members may not apply. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Diners will be selected and notified on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
44) Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata) – Sunday, Nov. 24 @ 1:20 – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Cooper-Wilson to carpool to Central Library (Meeting Room C). Film begins at 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by Jaustin Tubbs and Kelsey Coolican
Part of the Global Lens Series (translate: foreign film – with subtitles!) presented by Indie Memphis. Directed by Sebastián Silva, Chile, 2007 Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. At work on a seriously schlocky, low-budget horror film, Gaspar is still reeling from the death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro at yet another premature funeral. A mildly sociopathic young man with an unyielding curiosity for the dark side, Alvaro soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways, in a debut film that pulses with a sure cinematic style as it channels a compassionate vision of frail, formidable, unforgettable lives. Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. RSVP by 5:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 23rd, and let Dr. Burke know if you can drive.
45) Monday in the Lounge—St. Jude Can Tab Receptacles and Up-Cycle—Mon. Nov. 25 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Carly Geis, Taylor Salton Goode, and Sarah Welch
Since this is Thanksgiving week, we are having a Monday in the Lounge instead of a Wednesday in the Lounge (and note the earlier time, 7:00). Up-Cycle: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Turn your trash into treasure. We will also make St. Jude can tab receptacles to be placed around campus. Bring your own trash to turn into treasure or let us know if you need us to bring some for you. Come make a difference at this awesome socially and environmentally conscious WIL. RSVP by noon day of, sooner if possible.
46) Board of Directors Meeting and Dirty Santa/Tacky Christmas Sweater WIL– Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Caitlin Terry and Rebekah Herrman
The Board of Directors will have its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 and then at 8 it’s a Dirty Santa and Tacky Christmas Sweater all-play! Put on your tackiest Christmas sweater, bring a desirable gift costing no more than $10, and get ready for some fun! We’ll have some Christmasy snacks and see who ends up with the best gift. (In Dirty Santa, players get the opportunity to steal another person’s more desirable gift.) If you don’t bring a present you can still attend, you’ll just get to watch the fun instead of have your gift stolen. Please RSVP by noon day of so we can plan for enough snacks.
47) Ice Skating at the Zoo (HP LLC event/ other HPers and all guests are a UPay) Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
Meet in front of Cooper Wilson at 7:00
Hosted by Taylor Flake, RaKesha Gray, Payton Powers, and Cameron Owens
The Memphis Zoo, as part of their Teton Trek exhibit, maintains an awesome skating rink, and we will be going skating around and around and around it! This event is hosted by the LLC. Other HPers and their guests will self-pay. The cost is $6 if you rent skates and $5 if you bring your own skates. Also, there will be a $5 parking fee per vehicle, so make sure you bring small bills or big coins to chip in for your driver. If you can drive, please let Dr. Burke know. RSVP by 5pm day of. Non-Honors friends are welcome but must also RSVP and pay.
48) HP LLC PJs & Popcorn Movie Night/Pillow Fight – LLCers only- Thursday, December 12th @ time TBD
LLC 4th Floor Lounge
Hosted by Taylor Flake, RaKesha Gray, Cameron Owens, and Payton Powers (the HP LLC leaders)
What better way to end the semester than to celebrate it with the smart super cool folks who you see daily/weekly? Join your fellow Honors LLC mates in an exciting night of fun & games, snacks & a movie, and super awesome bonding! All you need are your best pj's, lots of energy, and a soft pillow! We will be in the 4th floor lounge of the LLC, of course. If there's any work or studying to be done, have it done before you arrive so we can enjoy a stress free party! The location is very convenient for you LLC'ers and the time will be too! AND It's FREE ! Wooohooo!" RSVP by noon day of but if you forget, just come on by.
49) UPay: The Hobbit – Friday, December 13 @ midnight
Hosted by Trey McGinnis and Becky Wauford
Celebrate the end of Finals with your Honors pals watching Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit 2. Details will follow about this event but, for now, suffice to say we will be Geeking out. This is a UPay event.