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Scroll down for Honors Group info 2013-14

10/19/13 Honors Hiking Trip to Batsto

Spring 2014 Activities

  • 2/1/14 Ridley Creek State Park hike
  • 2/2/14 Water by the Spoonful, ArdenTheatre, and Dinner in Philadelphia
  • 2/22/14 International Center for Photography New York
  • 2/24/14 Honors Research Symposium
  • 2/27/14 Rosa Parks Luncheon
  • 2/28/14 Honors Semi-formal, Eynon Ballroom
  • 3/9/14 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presents: The Castle De La Rochefoucalt, Eynon Ballroom
  • 4/3-4/6/14 Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference
  • 4/13/14 Accepted Honors Students Reception
  • 4/29/14 Graduating Seniors Reception

  • 5/2/14 End-of-Year Picnic - Noon - 3pm

Ongoing Activities

  • Board Game Group Fridays Lounge 12:30-3:30
  • Chess Group Mondays Lounge 8-10
  • Video Game Group Classroom Thursdays 7-9
  • Film Series Group Classroom Mondays & Tuesdays 7:45
  • Knit-A-Square Group
  • Sudoku Group Friday 2-4



Groups have will officially be conducting meetings so that students may earn their Honors Recommended Activity Hours. From now on Honors Groups will be moved to the Honors Webpage instead of being on the HSO Announcer. Please refer to the list below for the different groups offered as well as the meeting times and places. 

Honors Film Series: Come Join Honors Film Series on Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30 in Room 201 in Whitney. We watch different movies and discuss how they have influenced today's culture. This semester's theme is the beginning of movie sagas, from Batman to Harry Potter and everything in between. Everybody is welcome and refreshments will be provided. If interested please contact Robert Morrone at

Honors Video Game Group:  Enjoy playing video games? Like talking about how they've progressed through the years? Curious as to how they fit into today's culture? Then come to our group in classroom 201 in Whitney on Fridays from 7-9 pm! So, come on people, it's video games! If you have any questions, shoot either of us an e-mail: Naquan McRae, or Anthony Elefante,

Honors Board Game Group: Honors Board Game Group would like to invite all Honors students (and their friends) to join us on Fridays this semester. Started in 2010 by engineering student Matthew van der Wielen and history professor William Carrigan, the club is excited to be back again for its fourth year. Our regular time will be Fridays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm in the Honors Lounge. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Matt van der Wielen at, Brittany Coleman at, or Professor Carrigan at

Honors PBL Primer: Ever watch House? Have you ever wanted to be a part of Dr. House's team? PBL Primer is an honors group where students will practice critical skills and apply their knowledge of the natural sciences by diagnosing and discussing medical cases using patient history, symptoms from disorders, diseases, and more. The goal of PBL Primer is to diagnose and understand the underlying cause of each case. Medical knowledge is not necessary, eagerness to learn is! Meeting times and places still have to be determined but if you are interested please contact Brad Fedor at or Kelsey Opalack at

Honors Chess Group: Join the Honors Chess Group every Monday from 8-10 pm in the Whitney Center Honors Lounge! Each session includes chess strategies, tactics, puzzles, and some history and pop culture, plus sufficient time to battle across a 64-square medieval battleground, now referred to by modern society as the chessboard. For any questions please contact Mark Pultrone at or Ryan Hogan at

Honors Sudoku Group: Join the Honors Sudoku Puzzle Group on Fridays from 2-4pm in Whitney Honors Classroom 202. Everyone in attendance can collectively solve the puzzle. Those who do not like Sudoku should not be deterred however, as other logic puzzles are featured and solved as well. Refreshments will be served at some meetings. For questions or comments, contact Jeff Kolarovic at or Rob Waldron at

Honors Racquetball: Interested in racquetball? We will be discussing rules and a brief history of the sport before making our way to the rec center to play racquetball. We encourage players of all skill levels and even students who have never played before. Please wear appropriate attire and athletic shoes. Equipment will be provided by the rec center however if you have your own equipment feel free to bring it. If you are interested please contact me as soon as possible, I need to know how many courts to rent! Also please feel free to send any questions to Nick Persicketti at or Mark Errera at

Don't see a group you like? Interested in starting your own Honors Group? Just have questions about a group in general? Please contact the Honors Student Organization Programming Coordinator, Michael Bacani. For new Honors Groups we have an application and a proposal to get you started. Don't hesitate to contact me at

Fall 2013 Activities

  • Move-In Honors Freshman Welcome
  • 9/8/13 Ice Cream Social
  • 9/14/13 Philly Fringe and Dinner Trip
  • 9/19/13 Study Abroad/Research Assistantship/Internship Information Night
  • 10/10/13 Freshman Reception Eynon Ballroom
  • 10/19/13 Hiking in the Pine Barrens
  • 10/26/13 Museum of Modern Art, NYand Rock Center Cafe
  • 11/22/13 Pizza Party and Theatre

  • 11/6-11/10/13 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, New Orleans
  • 12/8/13 HSO Holiday Party
  • 12/5/13 Bowling Insanity