Friday, October 15, 2010

SHAC at the OK Go Concert

A handful of students from the honors program went to see Ok Go (of treadmill video fame) at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom on Wednesday, October 13. The concert was tons of fun, and a few of us were even up close when Damian Kulash, the band's lead singer, came into the audience to peform a song. If you're interested in going to concerts and plays or just getting to know Cleveland better through cultural events, check your email for Honors Program events organized by SHAC!
If you're interested in SHAC or have ideas for events you'd like to attend as an honors student, email Lydia at

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Get Involved With SHAC!

Are you looking to get involved on campus and learn more about Cleveland?  Do you want to meet new people and build up your resume?  Join SHAC, the Student Honors Advisory Council!  SHAC plans cultural events exclusively for Honors Program students.  We see plays, films, shows, exhibits, and try different local restaurants so that you can get the most out of living in Cleveland!

Be sure to look for our emails, we plan events for almost every week of the semester.

If you would like to join, please email Pam at by Friday, September 24.  Send your name, email address, cell phone number, and a short paragraph about why you'd like to join SHAC and some ideas for events.

Welcome and Welcome Back Reception, Sept. 16

All new and returning Honors Program students are invited to attend a Welcome and Welcome Back Reception on Thursday, September 16, at 4:30 in the Reading Room of the Dolan Science Center.  Refreshments will be served!  Come and meet each other as well as Honors Program faculty and learn more about upcoming opportunities this year in the Honors Program.

SHAC and HSA events, Sept. 18 and 19

This Saturday, 9/18, the Student Honors Advisory Council (SHAC) is planning our first event of the year, a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and dinner!  We will be leaving JCU at 2:30 p.m. and will return around 7.  If you would like to attend, please email your name, cell phone number, and whether or not you are van certified to Kathryn at by Thursday.   Spots are limited, so respond ASAP.

The Honors Student Association is planning a visit to "Bodies.. the Exhibition,"  and dinner at the "Chocolate Bar,"  on Sunday September 19, 3pm to about 7 pm. Transportation will be provided.  Space is limited!  Contact Reem Sarkis, president of the HSA, at for more details. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SHAC Event: Masters of Persian Music, Feb. 20

Next Saturday (2/20) the Honors Program will be offering a limited number of tickets to see Masters of Persian Music at The Cleveland Museum of Art at 7:30.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Vagina Monologues

The Honors Program is once again pleased to help sponsor the student production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.  It will be performed by students this  Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th in the Marinello Little Theater at 7:30PM. Students have produced this show in the belief that it is a powerful tool that empowers women, raises awareness, and promotes social justice in the John Carroll community.  Proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit agency that supports the message of The Vagina Monologues, the Domestic Violence Center of Greater Cleveland.  Tickets can be bought in the atrium all this week between 11 and 1.  Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance and $7 if purchased at the door.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Honors Program Los Niños Immersion Trip, August 2010

The Honors Program has sponsored a service trip in conjunction with Los Niños to Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, for several years.  We are planning to do a similar trip this summer, to either Tijuana or Guatemala, this August.  This year however, it will be part of a three-credit course, HP 291, Justice and Democracy in a Global Context, that will focus on a critical examination of issues related to community development and service in the context of the history of Los Niños as an organization.  Registration for the course may be on the Summer III schedule (in which case students would need to pay summer tuition) or on the Fall 2010 schedule (as part of the normal 18 hour load there would be no additional tuition involved).  A travel fee will be necessary, although it will be subsidized by the Honors Program.  The course will offer Honors Program credit, and International (R) or Diversity core credit.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please respond by email to

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Celebration of Scholarship and Honors Spring Banquet

Proposals for any papers or posters that you want to present at this year's Celebration of Scholarship are due soon.  Panel sessions are scheduled as they are received; paper sessions are scheduled when the application process is closed. The deadline to submit applications to the paper and panel sessions is February 8, 2010. You can apply to share your scholarship already completed or in-progress.Research abstracts will be published on the Celebration website. For more information, visit the website listed below. Space is limited for the paper/panel sessions; apply early to reserve your spot.
Also please note that we are again planning to hold the Honors Spring Banquet the Sunday prior to the beginning of  Celebration of Scholarship, March 21.  Please save the date!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SHAC Event: Cleveland Public Theatre, Jan. 28

Next Thursday evening, January 28th, the Honors Program will be taking a trip to see "Anna Belle Eema" a one act, dark comedy presented by Cleveland Public Theatre. The play is written by Lisa D'Amour and tells the story of "a woman, her daughter, and a strange girl in a trailer park. . . . Anna Bella Eema combines creepy campfire stories, music, sound and fairy tales in an original, highly stylized one-act" (CPT). So come, break up your week with us next Thursday!

If you're interested in attending email Lydia Munnell at, and specify in your email whether or not you are van certified.

Thanks and we hope to see you next week!