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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.

Fall 2015 Colloquia

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. - UC Ballroom: Kathleen Bennett, Portfolio Manager for Latin America for - Learn about how KIVA, a non-profit company, combats world poverty with micro-loans, lending small amounts of money to business people around the globe. This event is co-sponsored with GATE and in conjunction with the UT Tyler Freshman Book, Half the Sky.

Oct. 29, 6 p.m. - UC Ballroom: 4th Annual Global Quiz Night - Compete for fabulous prizes in this team-trivia competition. Co-hosted with GATE and CAB.

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. - Cowan Center: Distinguished Lecture: Chancellor William H. McRaven - Join us in welcoming the new UT System Chancellor at this year's Distinguished Lecture event. Ticket required.

Dec. 1, 6 p.m. - UC Ballroom: Deans' Panel - Learn more about the future of higher education in your discipline.

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.