Honors Forum

The purpose of Honors Forum is to provide opportunities for academic, spiritual, professional, social and cultural enrichment for honors students in community together.

On Fridays at 3:00pm, Templeton students across all four years gather for presentations on a wide range of topics from a panel, a guest lecturer, a professor, or a town hall meeting. The community hears from Advisory Council members and friends of the Honors College in a variety of professions and from scholars in many fields.

Our God pours his loving kindness over every place he has made, and will be glorified in all that is; we want to gain insight into every corner, where he would make his people recipients and instruments of his grace.

Past highlights have included: Mary Eberstadt  (Hoover Institution & Ethics and Public Policy Center), David Kinnaman (Barna Group), Christian Macelaru (Philadelphia Orchestra), Brenda Salter McNeil (Salter McNeil & Associates), Andrew Exum (Center for a New American Security), Mark Galli (Christianity Today), and Dr. Mimi Haddad (Christians for Biblical Equality), as well as panels on the medical profession, entrepreneurship, graduate school, and family life.

The Fall 2017 Honors Forum Schedule:

Events with an asterisk (*) beside the speakers name are worth 2 honors forum credits. Underlined events are mandatory for all students to attend. Note: Students are required to finish the semester with 10 Honors Forum units. Regular Friday forums will be worth one unit each, select lectures will be worth one or two units (depending on the lecture), and attendance at a cultural or professional event organized by Templeton is worth one unit.
Date Location Speaker Topic
9/1/17 Wayne Presbyterian Church —– Matriculation
9/8/17 Gough Great Room Student Council Welcome Ice Cream Social
9/15/17 Gough Great Room Sarah Todd StrengthsFinder
9/22/17  Gough Great Room Dr. Brian Williams Faith Seeking Understanding
9/29/17 —– No Forum – Fall Free Days —–
10/6/17 Gough Great Room Anne Mozel Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Rwanda
10/13/17 Gough Great Room Students Study Abroad Presentations
10/20/17 Gough Great Room Dr. Donovan Schaefer (UPenn) “The Wild Experiment: Feeling, Science, and Secularism”
10/27/17 Gough Great Room Dr. Phil Cary “Luther’s 95 Theses”
11/3/17  Gough Great Room Dr. Gramby-Sobukwe and Dr. Alexander  “Whose Justice? Whose Rationality?”
11/10/2017 Gough Great Room Kristyn Kormanicki  Oriented to Love: A Dialogue about Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Church
11/17/2017 Gough Great Room Dr. Huddell and Dr. Bradstreet Science and Faith
11/24/17 —– No Forum – Thanksgiving Break —–
12/1/17 Gough Great Room Honors Capstone Course Service Learning Presentations
12/8/17 St. Martin’s Episcopal Church (Wayne, PA) Templeton Choir Lessons and Carols Service