The Honors College hosts a "Spring Speaker" each year who brings to the campus an important, scholarly discussion that is current and interdisciplinary. Traditionally, prior to the speaker's arrival, a book group open to faculty, staff, and students is sponsored by the College to engage the community in the topic at hand and enliven discussion, debate, and promote opportunities for inquiry. For info on the current reading group, please contact Kate Bruce.
2016 Honors Speaker: Cathy Day
The UNCW Honors College will host the lecture, “The Circus in Winter" by Cathy Day, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Warwick Ballroom on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and book-signing. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Cathy Day is the author of two books: Comeback Season: How I Learned to Play the Game of Love (Free Press, 2008) and The Circus in Winter (Harcourt, 2004). She teaches creative writing at Ball State University, and is currently working on Book #3.
For more information regarding Cathy Day please follow this link to her web page http://cathyday.com/
Co-sponsored by: English, Creative Writing
Past speakers for the Honors College have included: Dr. Dan Simons, Ms. Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Mr. Richard Leakey, Dr. E.O. Wilson, Dr. Sarah Boysen, Mr. Seth Kramer and Dr. David Harrison, Mr. David Quammen, Mr. Nat Faxon and Mr. Jim Rash, Mr. Paul Loeb, Dr. Paul Zubrin, Dr. Mark Plotkin, Dr. Michael Ruse, Dr. Maeve Leakey, Mr. Charles Mann, Mr. Ralph Nader and Neil Shubin PHD.