Many students present wanted to learn more about the colloquiums, which included numerous courses with trips abroad.
“I’m interested in the colloqs and getting experience out of class. I thought I would shop around, and I’m excited by what I’m finding,” Jake Peterson, a sophomore business administration major and political science minor said.
The professors present were just as excited as the students.
“I’ve been teaching Honors 199 for 30 years, and I believe this is the first time we’ve had an event like this. Students don’t usually get a chance like this, and word of mouth is important in getting information about classes out” Dr. Bruce Gaelhood, showcasing his Honors 199 class, said.
“Students can put a face with the course, meet the professor and see the books and a syllabus. Its to both of our advantages,” said Dr. Adrienne Bliss, who will be teaching “Honors 390: Prison Literature and its Role in American Society: Perception, Spectacle and Voyeurism.”
“I wanted to show students my colloquium because I feel people don’t spend enough time thinking about prison. Our generation has to fix this. I believe that Honors students are the best audience to get this information out there, and make some real reforms in our prison system,” Bliss said.
SHC was positive about the turnout, with students coming and going throughout the event.
“I think the night is going well. Students are really interested in putting a face with the course,” Maren Orchard, a sophomore public history major and SHC officer, said.
Orchard organized the layout of the event and contacted many of the professors for the event.
“I’m enjoying seeing the passions of the students and professors,” Emily Miller, a freshman in the College of Architecture and Planning’s first year program said. “It’s especially interesting to see what professors are passionate teaching about.”