December 05, 2019

University Honors Program presents student showcase this week

As the semester nears the end, the University Honors Program will present student work today and Friday on courses around the theme of “Survival.”

The Honors Program invited faculty to propose courses clustered around the theme of “Survival” for the 2019-2020 school year. The theme is part of the Honors Lecture Series events and collaborative events across the campus and in the community.

The showcase begins at 6 p.m. today in Morris Library, Room 754 when Laurel Frederickson, assistant professor, School of Art and Design, and her students present a film screening of “Human Flow” by artist Ai Weiwei for her course “Survival of the Arts: Diaspora, Migration, and Displacement”.

On Friday, student panels, exhibits, and presentations start at 5 p.m. in the library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium and first floor rotunda.

Faculty and courses with student presentations are:

  • Pinckney Benedict, English, “Survival Stories: Making the Literature of Survival.”  
  • Cade Bursell, Cinema and Photography, “Forests and Humans: Inter-Dependencies, Imaginings, and Changemaking.”
  • Dave Johnson, Languages Cultures and International Trade, “Can SIUC Survive?”
  • Jyotsna Kapur, director Honors Program, and students Jacob Coddington and Carly Kasicki, “Innovations in Sustainability: Surviving a Changing World.” 

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the University Honors Program at 453-2824 or