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.


Spring 2016 Colloquia

Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. – Cowan Center: Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined – Experience the art of movement with this professional dance troupe. Ticket required. Bring your student i.d. to the Cowan Center box office to pick up your free ticket.

Feb. 16, 6 p.m. – The Liberty Theater (Downtown Tyler): Film: Casablanca, with an Introduction and Q&A with Dallas Morning News Film Critic Chris Vognar – Come hear film scholar Chris Vognar introduce and discuss this American classic.

March 23, 6 p.m. – ADM 127: Deans' Panel II - Learn more about the future of higher education with the UT Tyler Deans.

April 18, 6 p.m. - UC Theater: Author G.B. Tran – Come hear the author of the graphic novel Vietnamerica talk about his experiences in writing about his family’s journey to the United States. 

Colloquium Make-up Form

Honors students are expected to attend all colloquia. If a student misses a colloquium, that student is expected to 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 honors@uttyler.edu

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