Calendar

Through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sharkey, transportation and admission for all Honors Program events are gratis to students enrolled in the program.

At present lots of things are in the works, but specific planning is on hold for a bit longer as we continue to live under the constraints of COVID-19.

Events programming will resume when it seems reasonably safe to return to museums and live performance venues. Meantime, to get a sense of the kinds of cultural outings we seek to put together throughout the year, see below a sampling of events from recent semesters.

Euripides' "Herakles" at Barnard/Columbia – Thurs., April 4

Thursday, April 4, 2019


The play will be performed in ancient greek with ancient greek music.  English Supertitles will help you out, if your Ancient Greek is not up to snuff.

This should be a treat for anyone with an interest in ancient greek language, culture or theatre or an interest in the Herakles/Hercules legend.

Transportation will be via NJ Transit and NY City Subway to the Barnard Campus. Meet up at SHU will be at about 5:30PM with return to campus estimated at about 11PM.

For more information on this production of “Herakles,” go to: https://ancientdrama.org/

Interested Honors Program students should contact Maisie to inquire about being included on this trip.


Cloisters Trip (Fri. April 5)

The Cloisters
Friday, April 5, 2019
The Cloisters

The bus will leave from the WSOU side of the Rec Center at 10:30a.m. We will have a guided tour of the collection for about an hour at 12pm, and you will have about an hour to explore the museum on your own afterwards. We will leave in time to be back on campus before 5 p.m.

Because this trip focuses on art and artifacts of the medieval world,  first priority will be given to HONS1102 students. If you are an HONS1102 student, be on the lookout for the sign up sheet in class. Other Honors Program students and alumni who are interested in attending should contact Maisie to see about the possibility of going along on this trip.


Pizza Party – Friday, Sept. 6

Friday, September 6, 2019
Honors Program Suite – Fahy Hall, 3rd Floor

4pm – 6pm
Come join us to celebrate the start of the new academic year.


Newark Museum – Friday, Sept. 15

Vajravarahi, Tibetan, 15th Century at the Newark Museum
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The Newark Museum

The HONS1101 faculty invites interested students for a couple of hours at the Newark Museum on Saturday, Sept. 14. The focus will be on ancient Asian art and artifacts, particularly Chinese and Tibetan antiquities. Travel will be via NJ Transit from South Orange Station to Newark Broad (the museum is a quick walk from there).

Although this may be of particular interest to HONS1101 students, other Honors Program students and Honors alumni should contact Maisie (mary.mountcastle@shu.edu), if they are interested in joining in on this trip.


“Antigone” at the Park Avenue Armory – Oct. 3

Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Park Avenue Armory

North American Premiere
By Sophocles, Translation by Shigetake Yaginuma

Famed Japanese director Satoshi Miyagi creates a new version of this fabled mythology, looking at the ancient play through the prism of Japanese culture. He turns the stage into a flowing river of water, known in many spiritual beliefs to separate the world of the living from that of the dead. This fresh take presents a riveting play about loss and memorialization in a way that is both timeless and timely, mixing the foundational principles of Greek tragedy, Japanese Noh theatre, Indonesian shadow play, and the Buddhist philosophy to negotiate the boundaries of intercultural encounters while creating a new theatrical universe of globalized proportions.  The performance is in Japanese with English supertitles.

This event correlates most closely to the 1st Colloquium so HONS1101 students will be given first priority.   Other interested Honors Program students and Honors alumni are encouraged to contact Maisie mary.mountcastle@shu.edu, if they want to look into the possibility of being included on this trip.

For more information on the production, go to http://www.armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/antigone

 


Historic Philadelphia – Sat., November 9

Independence Hall, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Saturday, November 9, 2019


This trip correlates most closely to the 3rd Colloquium so HONS2103 students will be given first priority.  If you are a 3rd colloquium student and you wish to participate, please make sure to sign up when the sign up sheet goes ’round in class.  Other interested Honors Program students and Honors alumni are encouraged to contact Maisie, if they want to look into the possibility of being included on this trip.

The bus will leave from Seton Hall at 8am with arrival back to Seton Hall at about 5:30 (or a little earlier, if traffic  cooperates).  The day will include a tour of Independence Hall followed by a few hours to explore on your own.  For more information about Independence Hall and its vicinity, go to About Independence Hall 


Christmas Celebration – Tues., Dec. 11

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Honors Program Suite – Fahy Hall, 3rd Floor

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Honors Program students and faculty come together to take a breath (it’s the evening of reading day, after all, so read and study and then take a Christmassy break).  It will be a nice chance to share some time together to celebrate Christmas  & the upcoming winter holidays.

RSVP to Maisie by December 5.


Colonial Christmas – Concert – Sun., Dec. 15

Cathedral of St. John the Divine with afternoon sun shining through the famous Rose Window
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 

To celebrate the holidays Early Music New York presents stirring 18th-century New England shape-note anthems and hymns. These will be heartily sung by the EMNY men’s vocal ensemble. The concert will also feature English country dance tunes played by a lively band of fiddle, flute, guitar and bass. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel nestled within the world’s largest Gothic cathedral!

The bus will leave campus at noon, returning to campus at about 5pm.

Featuring music from Colonial America as it does, this concert may be of particular interest to students of the Early Modern World; first priority will be given to HONS2103 students. If you are an HONS2103 student, be on the lookout for the sign up sheet in class. Other Honors Program students and alumni who are interested in attending should contact Maisie to see about the possibility of going along on this trip.


New York Tenement Museum (Sat. Feb. 8)

Restored tenement home at the museum on Orchard Street
Saturday, February 8, 2020


Explore historically restored tenement buildings and discover how immigrants lived on New York’s Lower East Side in the 19th and 20th centuries and then take a walking tour of the immediate vicinity to learn about the rich history of the neighborhood.

This trip is most closely aligned with the Fourth Colloquium, so HONS2105 students will get “first dibs.” If you are an HONS2105 student, be on the lookout for the sign-up sheet in class. (The sign-up sheet will provide specific details about departure time and return time.)

Other Honors Program students and Honors alumni should contact Maisie, if they are interested in being included on this trip.

For more info on the Tenement Museum, go to go to go to Tenement.org