Archive for October, 2009

Nov 2nd Deep Dish: Monstrosity 101

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Monstrosity 101

Monstrosity 101

Join us for Monstrosity 101: An In-depth Discussion of Monsters, Vampires, and other Terrifying Creatures!  This event is open to all faculty and students.  As always, our pizza, discussion, and tales of scary creatures are free of charge!

Congrats to Dr. Willerton!

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Dr. Chris Willerton, Honors College Dean

Dr. Chris Willerton, Honors College Dean

A new book by ACU Press features chapters by two ACU professors, Chris Willerton and Al Haley. The book is entitled The Word in the English Classroom:  Best Practices of Faith Integration and is edited by Jamie Dessart and Brad Gambill.

“In this book, editors Jamie Dessart and Brad Gambill have brought together English professors from across the spectrum of Christian higher education, inviting contributors to reflect on how faith and scholarship intersect in their particular academic areas and Christian traditions. The authors represent a broad range of Christian faith and a variety of specializations within the field of English, including composition and rhetoric, creative writing, literature, and media studies.

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“They write honestly and specifically about their work, confessing successes and failures, intentional plans and accidents that flopped or initiated new ways of thinking. As you read each chapter, you’ll gain another view of what it can mean to negotiate faith in the classroom, as the authors share reflections on courses and lessons they’ve taught. Many of us are still working to understand how faith and scholarship should collaborate in our classrooms. This volume offers an important look into current practice in order to promote even further development for the future.”

For more information on this publication click here.

Honors Chapel, 10-28-09

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HC Study America Chapel

HC Study America Chapel

Wednesday is our special Study America chapel!  We’ll be announcing where Dr. Kristina Campos and Dr. Tanya Brice will take us this Maymester!  YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!!!!

Monday News 10-26-09

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HC News: Monday, 10-26-09

HC News: Monday, 10-26-09

We’re looking for MURDER MOST FOUL!!!

by   |  10.19.09  |  Honors College News, Honors Events


We want a Murder!

Are you interested in investigating a MURDER? Have you always wanted to plan “the perfect crime?”  Would you rather read a Sherlock Holmes mystery than your assigned textbook?  Submit a script for this year’s Honors College Murder Mystery Dinner!

The Honors College is now taking submissions for the script for this year’s Murder Mystery!  We’re looking for a script with 9 to 11 characters (though they don’t all have to be suspects), about 35-40 minutes in total length, but with breaks between scenes for different courses of a meal to be served.  For this competition, we’d like you to give us 3-4 scenes of your script which introduce most of your characters, and give us an idea of your writing style.  You should also include a short summary of your plot (but WITHOUT GIVING AWAY THE ENDING in either the scenes or the summary!)  The winning writer will be paid $250 for a complete script, which will be performed at this year’s Murder Mystery Dinner.

All entries must be received in the Honors Office by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th!  If you have any questions, or if you’d like more information on the nature of our previous Murder Mystery scripts, please contact Bethany at  Happy sleuthing!

A Night at the “Museum”


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Join the Honors College  for a night of culture and fun as we head to The Grace to watch a production of Tina Howe’s Museum, Friday, October 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM. Free tickets available on a limited basis. Contact Kelsey Evans at ext. 2769 or by email at for more information.

A message from Dr. Ron Morgan in Oxford, England

by   |  10.15.09  |  Honors College News

Dear ACU Honors College Students,

I am writing you on a sunny October morning from a café that looks onto the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Seville, Spain.  How exciting it is to be in Europe any time of year!

Speaking of Europe, the ACU Study Abroad Program and Honors College invites you to be part of the inaugural semester of ACU’s new Semester in Germany program in Spring 2010.  There are a number of scholarships on offer to reduce the financial cost to you of spending a semester abroad.  If you are an Honors student who was a candidate for an ACU Presidential scholarship, but did not receive one, the Admissions Office offered you a Study Abroad voucher worth $1,500 when you came to ACU.  That offer still applies.  To sweeten that offer, the Study Abroad office is offering yet another $1,000, while the Honors College is offering you a further $500 travel stipend for the Semester in Germany (see Bethany Scroggins’ email of 9/09/09).

This will be a special semester.  The smaller numbers will make for a close student-faculty community and an intimate setting for exploring deep issues that emerge from the region’s political, intellectual, and religious history.  Our group travel will include various important sites in Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as several days in Croatia and perhaps other regions of the former Yugoslavia.  Your study of history and international studies will be closely linked to our examination of Christianity in culture.

What a great opportunity this will be to learn an important European language and to engage with German people, institutions and communities of worship.  While in Germany, students will take 16 credit hours, including German language courses.  The courses offered include:

BIBL 212.S3 Christianity and Culture

BIBH 380.S3 Survey of Church History

FLGE 111/112.S3 Elementary German I and II

FLGE 221/222.S3 Intermediate German I and II

HIST 472.S3 Renaissance and Reformation

HUM 240.S3 Music and the German Imagination (Fine Art Credit)

INTS 240.S3 A Mighty Fortress: A Study of German People and

Culture (Social Science Credit)

INTS 241.S3 Introduction to Global Studies (1 hour credit)

Please contact the Honors College and/or the Study Abroad Office (Ad Building 124) right away to explore this opportunity.

We’d love to have you as part of our first little band to spend a semester in fascinating Germany and central Europe.

Auf wiedersehen.

Dr. Ron Morgan, Director of ACU in Oxford (and leader of ACU in Germany for Spring 2010)

Honors Chapel, 10-21-09

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Honors Chapel, 10-21-09

Honors Chapel, 10-21-09

Join us on Oct 21st, as honors students share their experiences (and pictures) from studying abroad!

Honors Chapel, 10-14-09

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HC Chapel 10/14: Let's Start Talking

HC Chapel 10/14: Let's Start Talking

Join us for a special presentation from the Let’s Start Talking summer missions program!

HC Showcase, Part 1

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HC Showcase: Part 1

HC Showcase: Part 1

Interested in studying abroad? Join us this Friday, October 16th, from 12:15 to 1:00 pm in the Adams Center Classroom (just inside the library) for a free catered luncheon. During lunch, honors students Morgan Negaard, Jessica Lane, and Emily Loper will share some photos of their experiences abroad this past spring, and we’ll have more info on how to apply for an Honors College Travel Grant if you plan to study abroad in the future.

Any student interested in studying abroad with an HC Travel Grant is encouraged to attend!

To RSVP, please call x2455 or email by Thursday, Oct 15th!