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Pforzheimer Honors College

Schedule of Events

Honors Events Fall 2015

Join us every Thursday during common hour 3:30-4:30 for Tea Time in the Honors College Lounge, Kessel Suite 200. There will be coffee, tea, cookies, and wonderful people!

Monthly Monday Bagel Break - Join us on the third Monday of each month for hot bagels, coffee and conversation 9am - noon! Don't miss it!

9/9/15 Welcome Back Meeting Join the Pforzheimer Honors College for lunch and the opportunity to meet fellow Honors College students, while meeting our new Director, Dean and office staff

9/27/15 Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse (aka Tarrytown Lighthouse and Kingsland Point Lighthouse), This light was once a half-mile off shore, warning ships away from dangerous shoals on the east side of the Hudson River. Years of landfill by a now-demolished General Motors factory moved the shoreline within a few feet of the light. The cast iron tower was installed in 1883. Over its 78 years of operation, 12 light keepers and their families occupied the five-story structure. The light was automated in the mid-1950s, and operated until 1961 when navigation lights on the Tappan Zee Bridge rendered it obsolete. In the 1970s Westchester County acquired the decommissioned structure from the federal government.

9/28/15 Election discussion with Dr. Weishaus. Please join us and Dr. Weishaus on a lecture and discussion regarding the upcoming elections and the election process.

10/3/15 Wilkins Farms, Yorktown Heights, NY Apple Picking Ride the hay wagon to this week’s picking orchard (the location of which changes weekly as different varieties ripen). Pick fruit and fill your bag or basket. Take a return hay wagon ride to the Pavilion to pay for your fruit and return the picking poles. Walking to and from the orchard is always permitted along the designated walking trail, please come dressed for country orchards.

10/9-11/15 Dyson Society of Fellows You can access the registration material at:

10/22/15 Study Abroad- Rome Reflections Join Dr. Hundersmarck in a discussion regarding his Rome travel course that takes place in the Spring. He will review what the course covers, itineraries for the trip, and how to sign up for the course!

10/25/15 Open House Volunteers needed to help us recruit prospective students and share your honors experience.

10/26/15 Thesis Meeting Required for all sophomores. All other students welcome

11/5/15 Conversations with Dr. Hundersmarck Series 1 With Dr. Hundersmarch, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Dr. Griffin, Department of Psychology on: HAPPINESS: WHAT IS IT? AND WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO HAVE IT?

11/7/15 The Great Jack O ’Lantern Pumpkin Blaze See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! Get star struck in the Pumpkin Planetarium and squeal with delight at the Ghost Circus Train. See more jack o 'lanterns than ever before!

11/15/15 American Museum of Natural Trip to NYC with the Honors FIG

11/19/15 Conversations with Dr. Hundersmarck Series 2with Dr. Mitchell, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies on:

12/2/15 Open Meeting Required

12/5 City Saturdays - The Whitney Museum - No out of pocket cost to students. Public transortation is provided. Time commitment is 12 noon - 6pm. Reserve with