The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration
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Honors Groups and Activities

Groups for Fall 2014

Board Game Group: Fridays 12:30-6:30pm, Honors Lounge.
Group Leaders: Brittany Coleman (; Chris Hobson ( Board Games Group is held every Friday from 12:30 until 6:30 in the Honors Lounge. Students are invited to stop by during that time to learn new board games or play old favorites! Most of the games we play are German-style, which is described by Wikipedia as games that "emphasize strategy, downplay luck and conflict, lean towards economic rather than military themes, and usually keep all the players in the game until it ends." This includes games like Settlers of Catan and Dominion, two of our favorites. We’re sure these games or some of the many other games we have will become your favorites as well! Honors Board Games Group is a great place to meet new friends and play great games, all the while getting your HRA hours of course. So come check it out! If you have any questions you can contact Brittany or Chris.

Chess Group: Mondays 8-10pm, Honors Lounge.
Group Leaders: Mark Pultrone (; Josh Wible ( 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.

Jazz Group: Sunday 9/14/14, 6:00 pm, Honors Whitney Classrooms.
Group Leader: Harrison Hawkins (
Do you play an instrument? Are you interested in playing music to earn your honors hours? Then come out to the Honors Jazz Group interest meeting this Sunday, September 14th at 6:00PM in the Whitney Classrooms! There may or may not be cookies. If you don’t come to the meeting, you will never know if there were cookies. If you have any questions, you can contact Harrison.

Math Group: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 Robinson 305
Group Leaders: Brooke Logan at or Ashley Shepp at
Interested in Math? Maybe you are going to take the GRE or just want something to do on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM. Well then come to Honors Math Group in Robinson 305 where we will watch math related movies, review math for the GRE and much more! Any questions? Just email Brooke or Ashley.

PBL Primer: Friday 9/19/14 10:00-11:00am, Science Hall Room 141.
Group Leaders: Kelsey Opalack (; James Gesualdi (; Darien Seidman (
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! The first meeting for PBL Primer will be Friday, 9/19, from 10:00-11:00am in Science Hall Room 141. Students should bring their laptops. If you have any questions, you can contact Kelsey, James or Darien.

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, Austin Carrig. For new Honors Groups we have an application and a proposal to get you started. Don't hesitate to contact Austin Carrig.


Past Honors Activities

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