Jonathan Green, dean of the College, will present the year’s first Honors Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Honors Center. He will introduce the series with a presentation titled “Conducting: The Ultimate Mind-Body Experience.”
For the past several years, Green, a professor of music, composer and conductor, has kicked off the annual lecture series, which offers the entire campus community opportunities to engage in academic discourse outside of the classroom.
In addition, each year the Honors Program selects a single concept to consider across the disciplines, to examine the different meanings attached to a word or phrase when viewed through the varying perspectives of the sciences, the arts and the humanities.
Green is especially adept at setting the stage for the annual conversation. Listeners can expect a lively, thought-provoking and likely humorous take on this year’s unifying concept, “Mind and Body.”
“He is particularly good at introducing students to the idea that a specific concept really does have meaning across the liberal arts spectrum,” said program administrator Julie Hemstreet.
Several new faculty members are included in this year’s lineup of speakers, providing an excellent forum for the campus community to get acquainted with them and their research and vice versa. Hemstreet points out that it’s also a good way for faculty to essentially advertise themselves to students.
“Students can get a sense of their research and how they teach,” she said. “It’s a way to generate interest among students in their classes.”