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UT Tyler Honors Program

Honors Colloquium

[From Latin: com+loqui: "To talk together."]

"Colloquium" is Latin for dialogue or conversation. The Honors Colloquium is an opportunity for students to meet and talk with local, regional, and national leaders and scholars about topics that relate to the semester's courses. The Honors Colloquium series may also include museum trips, service projects, productions, and other leadership and learning activities.

Typically there are four colloquia per semester, and honors students are required to attend all of them to remain in good standing with the Honors Program.

Students who miss any colloquium event must notify a member of the honors staff (either Dr. Streufert or Mr. Muenks) and make arrangements for attending a make-up event.

Spring 2015 Colloquia

February 21, 8 p.m. - Stage West Theatre in Ft. Worth: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence by Madeleine George. Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell's first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became the reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb, just looking for love. These four faithful companions become one in this brilliant and witty, time jumping play. It's a loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people – and machines – upon which we all depend, and to the strength of our connections to one another. (Nota Bene: Students who cannot attend the field trip will need to complete a make-up colloquium.)

March 4, 6 p.m. - UC Theater: The Brock McGuire Band - A tenacious blend of instruments emphasizing mostly Irish music but also impressive arrangements of American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian, and other Celtic traditions.

April 20, 5 p.m. - UC Ballroom: Honors End of the Year Gala - This will serve as an end of the year celebration for the UT Tyler Honors Program. 


Colloquium Make-up Form

Honors students are expected to attend all colloquia. If a student misses a colloquium, that student is expected to find and attend a make-up event. That event must be approved by the Honors staff prior to the student's attendance at the event. Unless a student misses a colloquium event for class, any make-up colloquium must be accompanied by a 500-word essay summarizing the details of the event. Completed essays can be e-mailed to

Students can fill out a colloquium make-up form here.