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UT Tyler Honors Program

Honors Colloquium

[From Latin: com+loqui: "To talk together."]

"Colloquium" is Latin for dialogue or conversation. The Honors Colloquium is an opportunity for students to meet and talk with local, regional, and national leaders and scholars about topics that relate to the semester's courses. The Honors Colloquium series may also include museum trips, service projects, productions, and other leadership and learning activities.

Typically there are four colloquia per semester, and honors students are required to attend all of them to remain in good standing with the Honors Program.

Students who miss any colloquium event must notify a member of the honors staff (either Dr. Streufert or Mr. Muenks) and make arrangements for attending a make-up event.

Fall 2014 Colloquia

Sept. 17, 6 p.m. - UC Ballroom: Dr. Peggy McIntosh - Associate Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women & the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum.

Oct. 7, 6 p.m. - FAC 1009 (Music Building): Academic Panel and Film Screening.

Oct. 30, 6 p.m. - UC Ballroom: Global Quiz Night.

Nov. 18, 6 p.m. - UC Theater: Dan Prater - Director of the Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University.

Spring 2015 Colloquia

Jan. 28, 6 p.m. - UC Theater: Dr. Leigh Browning - Professor of Business Communication and Marketing, West Texas A&M University.

April 20, 6 p.m. - UC Theater: GB Tran - Graphic Artist and Author of Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey.


Colloquium Make-up Form

Honors students are expected to attend all colloquia. If a student misses a colloquium, that student is expected find and attend a make-up event. That event must be approved by the Honors staff prior to the student's attendance at the event. Unless a student misses a colloquium event for class, any make-up colloquium must be accompanied by a 500-word essay summarizing the details of the event. Completed essays can be e-mailed to

Students can fill out a colloquium make-up form here.