Summer Connections for Cohort 2021
Welcome Cohort 2021!
We look forward to meeting you all virtually over the summer and then IN PERSON in the fall. Below are some opportunities for you to meet with Honors faculty, staff, and your future peers. Zoom links will be sent to students' WWU emails closer to event dates.
Additionally, keep track of any to-do's you need to accomplish before the start of Fall Quarter with the WWU Admitted First-Year Guide.
Each month, we’ll meet for low-pressure discussions to toss around our ideas and reactions to different readings. As a jumping-off point, we’ll discuss three main questions that introduce some of the core principles of WWU Honors:
- What must we change and challenge to create the classrooms we desire?
- What could it mean to trust in uncertainty and to explore without intent?
- How can selfless learning empower the communities we inherit, inhabit, and establish?
We hope you will join us as your schedule allows. If you need financial assistance with purchasing any or all of the texts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a book request.
June 30 @ 5 pm PDT
Short stories by Ted Chiang
Discussion leaders: Dr. Scott Linneman and Prof. Ryan Walker
Students can choose any story (or stories!) by Ted Chiang to read in preparation for discussion.
September 1 @ 5 pm PDT
Unflattening by Nick Sousanis
Discussion leader: Prof. Thomas Hummel
July 14 @ 5 pm PDT
Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson
Discussion leader: Dr. Kathleen Brian
Read for FREE through the WWU Library
Just sign in with your Universal ID and password (same login as your school email)
September 15 @ 5 pm PDT
Sublime Subliminal by Rena Priest
Discussion leader: Dr. Lori Martindale
August 11 @ 5 pm PDT
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Discussion leader: Dr. Tristan Goldman
Discussions with Dr. Tom Moore
Join Dr. Tom Moore, Honors professor and Fellowship Director, as he holds a discussion on The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Basho.
At Western, he has taught in English and Liberal Studies in addition to Honors. He has published poems in journals such as Nimrod, St. Petersburg Review, and Tiferet as well as articles on literature and hermeneutics (“Dispatch from the Hermeneutic Jungle”).
August 25 @ 5 pm PDT
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Basho
Discussion leader: Dr. Tom Moore