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Honors Groups and Activities

Fall 2016


9/10/16: Philadelphia Museum of Art Trip
9/16/16: Honors Assembled
9/22-9/23/16: External Review visit
10/9/16: Ellis Island Trip
11/12/16: B.L.A.S.T. Diversity Dinner

(.pdf schedule)

Board Game Group:
Board Game Group will meet on Fridays from 12:30pm to 6:30pm starting September 2nd in the Honors Lounge. For more information, please contact Jonathan Fernandez at

Book Group:
Honors Book Group meetings are fun and provide an easy way to accrue honors hours. We read two to three books per semester which are chosen by the group. We often choose easy reads, as most of our time is consumed by school. You get honors hours for attending meetings AND for reading! Come make friends, read good books, and discuss your opinions over snacks. Antonia Nuzzolo and Caroline Otto are HBG’s awesome co-founders and presidents. Meetings will be held every first and third Thursday of the month at 8 PM in the Honors Lounge.

Chess Group:
Chess Group will be having its first meeting September 1st at from 5-7 pm in Robinson 328U. If you have any questions contact Stanimir Genov at

Cooking Group:
Come out to Honors Cooking's first meeting of the semester on Friday, September 2nd at 5 PM in the Evergreen Hall Kitchen! All are welcome, and as always you'll get some free food and participation hours out of coming. Contact Steven Schwartz at for more details.

Intramural Sports:
The Honors Intramural Sports Group is a group focused on playing recreational sports. Our focus for this semester will be Wallyball. This group will have its first meeting on Friday, September 9th at 4:00 PM and will meet at the Rec Center lobby. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jesse at

Jazz Band:
The Jazz Band is back at it and ready for another awesome year. From participating in Homecoming to performing at the honors dance, the Jazz Band is a very active organization within the Honors Community. We meet in Wilson 153 at 5pm starting September 11th. Contact Harrison Hawkins at for more information.

Knitting Group:
Calling all Grannies!!! Do you like to knit/crochet? Do you want to learn? Come check out the Honors Knitting Group! We meet every Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 in the Honors Lounge starting on 9/6. No experience is needed. Bring yarn and needles/hooks if you have them, but we have some to go around if you don't. Earn participation hours by attending meetings and earn volunteer hours if you help with our service project by making squares for blankets. E-mail Rachel Adams at with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Movie Group:
The Honors Movie Group will be held on Sundays from 4pm to 7pm. The Honors Movie Club this year will provide a variety of movies that everyone can enjoy including classic and older popular movies that have achieved critical acclaim. The first meeting for the Honors Movie Club will be held on Sunday September 18th in room C-201. You can email me at or for more information. Hope to see you at the first meeting of Honors Movie Club for Fall 2016.

PBL Primer:
The Problem Based Learning Student Group provides an opportunity for students to work through complicated medical cases in small groups (yes, it is a lot like House) in order to arrive at the proper diagnosis. For anyone interested in the health professions, or just science and medicine in general, our group is a great place to learn and collaborate. We meet weekly on Fridays at 12:30, and our first meeting of the semester will be on September 16th in room 220 of the Science Building. For more information, please contact James Gesualdi at We hope to see you there!

Philosophy Group:
We are a group of students interested in discussing philosophical subjects. Our meetings consist of an open ended group discussion on a different topic every week. We will have an interest meeting Saturday September 3rd, at 8 pm in honors classroom 202, and our regular meetings take place on Thursdays at 8 pm in honors classroom 202. For more information, please contact Paul Entwistle at

Puzzle Pack:
Come out and join the Puzzle Pack group for puzzles! The first meeting is Friday September 16th from 4pm to 6pm in the Honors Lounge and will continue to meet on every odd week from there on. Contact Casey Bate at for more information or if you would like to volunteer as Co-Leader.

Service Group:
Do you like to volunteer with friends? Do you need more service hours? Do you want to start a service project? Then come out to volunteering group on Thursdays at 6:30 in the Whitney classrooms. The first meeting is October 6th and meets every other week. Contact Alissa ( or Jeff ( for more info.

Singing Group:
If you like singing but aren't a music major, come to the band room 156 in Wilson Hall Thursday nights at 8 PM to the Honors Singing Group! We will be singing an assortment of choral music that is sure to catch your interest. Our first meeting is September 8 at 8 PM. If you are interested email Andy at

TCG Group:
Come to Whitney Classroom 201 at 8PM on Thursdays to play Trading Card Games with other Honors students. Play popular trading card games like Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, and Yugioh. Do not worry if you do not have your own deck, as many members have extra decks and are willing to teach less experienced players. If you have any questions please contact or

Table Tennis Group:
Honors Table Tennis Group's first meeting will be Saturday, September 3rd at 2:00 pm on the third floor of Whitney. People of all experience levels are welcome and equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like. We can split between multiple tables, or play different versions of ping pong to accommodate larger groups, so don't be worried about down time while others play. We do our best to keep everyone involved and having a good time! For more information, please contact Brian Westervelt at

Tabletop RPG Group:
The Honors Tabletop RPG Group is dedicated to providing a fun and friendly environment for anyone interested in roleplaying. We have a wide variety of different RPG systems available, including Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Dread, and many more. No prior roleplay experience is needed; we encourage any and all students who are interested to attend! We meet from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in Room 202 in Whitney on Saturdays. Contact Jonathan Fernandez at for more information.