Blog #10 Honors in the Fifth Decade of Life

Posted on : 31-03-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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Wednesday I drove to San Marcos to help out the Honors Department with the deluge of students and professors who would be convening for a “Meet the Professor Night” and so I could also sign up for a couple of the classes that I want to take in the fall.

I’m still trying to figure out how the Honors Program works but basically the intent of this evening was for the professors to introduce themselves and the course they will be offering and for the students to introduce themselves and sign up for the course they would like to take in the Fall. Some classes fill up fast because they only allow 17 students per class. 17. 17. 17. Ahhh, such a nice thing to hear after the two classes I’m taking this semester with 400 students a piece.

Here’s one of the courses that I signed up for and have been accepted into the class for the Fall:

HON 2390M Making Spaces
Instructor: Awoniyi, Steve Days/time: MW 3:30-4:50 pm Location: LAMP 501
Intensive exploration of the character of spaces we inhabit with a significant component of in-class discussion and analyses of images of works of preeminent architects/designers. Another significant component includes extensive hands-on building of precedent-based analytical/study models to teach lessons about visualizing and creating space.

Substitution(s): counts towards the Honors Minor

I so encourage anyone in school or thinking about returning to school (especially Texas State University) to check out the Honors Program. I would have never had the courage when I was 18 so I’m grateful for the opportunity to explore this now. I have been so impressed with every single person I’ve met in the department thus far from the Dean to the Associate Dean to the Admin III to all the workers and students. Just a really nice bunch of people.

And smart!!!

So grateful to have something to wrap my mind around just for the shear fun of learning. Hmmm maybe I’ll actually be able to apply this later on so that I can be of service to others.

What about you? How are you feeding your mind and heart these days?

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