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 2016 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
9-2 Wayne Presbyterian Church Dr. Bradstreet Matriculation
9-9 (3:30-5:00) Gough Great Room Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky Christianity and Judaism: a Dialogue
9-14 (4:00-5:30) Eagle Great Room Erik Meader, Kirk Mensch, Geri Remy, Catherine Sensenig Leadership Research Forum: “Good Leadership”
9-15 (7:30 PM) Warner Library Atrium Dr. Daniel Mark Agora Lecture: “Islam, Secularism, and the Future of Religious Liberty”
9-16 Gough Great Room Student Led Study Abroad Presentations
9-23 Gough Great Room Student Council Town Hall Meetings
9-30 Gough Great Room James Hartley, Mt. Holyoke College  Economic Challenges Facing our Next President
10-6 (7:30 PM) Warner Memorial Atrium John Inazu, Washington University, St. Louis Agora Lecture: “Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving in Deep Difference”
10-7 Gough Great Room David Bronkema, Sharon Gramby-Sabukwe, Kimberlee Johnson, Van Wiegel, and Jonathan Yonan Panel Discussion: “What is Justice?”
10-14 NO FORUM Fall Free Days
10-21  Gough Great Room Kent Annan Through the Eye of a Needle
10-28 Gough Great Room Erin Daly, Melissa Hoagland, Christine Mahan, Robyn Jameson Panel Discussion: “Women, Family, and Leadership”
11-4 Gough Great Room Ronald Granieri, Foreign Policy Research Institute Foreign Policy Challenges Facing Our Next President
11-11  Gough Great Room Templeton Alumni Panel  Getting into and Surviving Grad School
11-18 Gough Great Room Templeton Faculty Panel Should we pray to saints?
11-25 NO FORUM Thanksgiving Break
12-2 Gough Great Room Phillip Cary   Faith Seeking Understanding, pt 10
12-9 (7:00 PM) St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Advent Carol Service