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 Spring 2018 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
1/12/18 Gough Great Room Dr. Lia Howard “Introduction to the Agora Institute”
1/19/18 Villanova Dr. Cornel West & Dr. Robert George “The Values, Virtues, and Challenges of a Liberal Arts Education”
1/26/18 Gough Great Room Dr. Gary Jenkins “Calvin’s Tormentors”
2/2/18 Gough Great Room Dr. Molly Farnath “The Politics of Ritual”
2/9/18 Gough Great Room Dr. Jonathan Kirkpatrick “C.S. Lewis and the Classics”
2/16/18 Gough Great Room Peter Benoliel Humanities Moments
2/23/18 No Forum – Spring Break
3/3/18 No Forum – Spring Break
3/9/18 Fowler Great Room Dr. Ron Matthews “Music is for Life”
3/16/18 Gough Great Room Greg Wolfe  “Christian Humanism”
3/23/18 Gough Great Room Mark O’Brien “Working in the House Hamilton Built: Confessions of a Money Manager”
3/30/18 No Forum – Good Friday
4/6/18 Gough Great Room Students Service Learning Presentations
4/13/18 Gough Great Room Christine Perrin Readings and Reflections from Bright Mirror
4/20/18 HHC Students Senior Theses Presentations