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Honors Events

Upcoming Events:


Civic Engagement Poster and Panel
Students involved in this semester's Thematic Focus on Civic Engagement will present their culminating research through various poster presentations as well as panel discussions.  All faculty, staff, and students are invited.  Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Dec. 1.
2-5 p.m. Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000

Past Events:

Making a Difference: Discussions on Civic Engagement
Honors Thematic Focus Panel Discussion
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community, your country, your environment, but were unsure how to do it, or even wondered if you could? Come join our presentation to hear from COD students past and present who have found various ways to make a meaningful difference.

Thursday, Oct. 6.
2 to 4 p.m. Health and Science Center (HSC) 1234
For more information, contact Eva Maria Raepple at (630) 942-3983 or raepple@cod.edu.  For ADA accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).

Honors Transfer Information Session 1 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Guest Presenter:   April Ponte, Admissions Counselor, Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Tuesday, Oct. 11.
1 to 2 p.m. Berg Instructional Center, (BIC) 3411

Honors Transfer Information Session 2
Columbia University

Guest Presenter: Kari Razdow, Associate Director of Admissions, Columbia University, School of General Studies 
Thursday, Oct. 13.
1 to 2 p.m. Berg Instructional Center, (BIC) 3529 

Celebration of Academic Excellence

Wednesday, May 4
Reception, 6:30 p.m., Ceremony, 7 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000

COD Professors at the 2015 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Four College of DuPage professors presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference, held in Chicago Nov 11-15, 2015. Deborah Adelman (English) Shamili Ajgaonkar (Biology), Chris Goergen (Political Science) and Eva Maria Räpple (Philosophy) presented a panel discussion of their work teaching interdisciplinary seminars on the COD Honors Program. Their talk "Making Unusual Connections: Interdisciplinary Seminars in A Two-Year College Honors Program" highlighted the role that interdisciplinary seminars play in enhancing the COD honors program.

Through discussion and examples, the presentation argued that interdisciplinary learning communities promote critical thinking, encourage deeper understanding of multiple disciplines, and provide opportunities for Honors students to be more engaged with the subject matter, the instructors, and their peers. COD Honors student Sumera Patel joined the panel to talk about her experience in the Honors Seminar "Seed Soil and the Soul," a combination of Environmental Biology and Film as Literature, with a focus on global food and agriculture practices.

2015 honor council conference
Pictured above: COD Honors student Sumera Patel, Professors Deborah Adelman (English), Helen Feng (History, Director of the COD Honors Program), Eva Maria Räpple (Philosophy), Shamili Ajgaonkar (Biology), Chris Goergen (Political Science).

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