The Honors Presents lecture series is a student-developed event series in conjunction with Texts and Critics, the university seminar for incoming Honors students. Current Texts and Critics students must RSVP for events through CatsConnect to receive credit for their attendance. Prospective students, faculty, and community members are welcome to join WebEx events or view recordings of past events by using the links below or downloading the Google document linked at the bottom of this page.

Recordings of past events can be found on the Honors Presents YouTube page.

Take a moment to meet the Honors Presents team, the brilliant students behind this incredible schedule of events. Looking for quick links to CatsConnect or the Honors Presents social media? Check out the Honors Campsite link directory.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Follow this link for the most up-to-date Honors Presents schedule.


Date Presenter Lecture Title Time/Location Link
January 21 Kristin Blackler, Director of the Office of Sustainability Sustainability at MSU 6:00-7:00 pm, Webex YouTube recording
January 29 Anthony Demetriades, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering The Strange Case of the Missing Missile 10:00-11:00 am, Webex YouTube recording
February 5 Students Present Presentations by current students YouTube YouTube recordings
February 8 Terryl Whitlatch Beyond Anatomy: Designing Creaturely Creatures We Can Believe In 12:00-1:00 pm, Webex Webex link
February 9   All of Us Research Program 5:00-6:00 pm, Webex Link coming soon!
February 16 Dr. Jen DeVoe Healthcare 4:00-5:00 pm, Webex  Webex link
February 17 Dr. David Titley Climate Change and National Security 5:00-6:00 pm, Webex  YouTube recording coming soon!
February 22 Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee Music in Times of Crisis 4:00 pm  Webex link
February 25 Dr. Mandy Rutherford Nuclear Energy 6:00-7:00 pm, Webex  
March 1 Don Demetriades The Ethics of Free-Riding in a Pandemic 4:00-5:00 pm, Webex Webex link
March 2 Theresa Flores Human Trafficking: A Survivor's Success Story 5:00-7:00 pm, Webex Webex link
March 3 Dr. Tomomi Yamaguchi "History Wars" and the "Comfort Woman" Issue: Revisionism and the Right-wing in Contemporary Japan and the US 5:00-6:30 pm, Webex Webex link
March 9 Dr. Susan Cohen Text, Image, and Idea: Ancient Influence on Modern Views 4:00-5:00 pm, Webex  Webex link
March 18 Dr. Richard Burney Precision Medicine: Current Concepts 5:00-6:00 pm, Webex  Webex link
March 22 Cynthia Fishman Unearthing Design Inspiration with Biomimicry 4:00-5:00 pm, Webex  
March 26 Bruce Campbell Life After College - What's Next? 4:00-5:00 pm, NAH 137  
March 31 Dr. Kent Davis Fictional World Building 3:00-4:00 pm, TBD  
TBD Professor Don Demetriades Ethics and Existentialism TBD, Webex  
April 8 Paul Gomex Laughter, a Weapon of Mass Construction 6:00-7:00 pm, TBD  
April 15   Poetry Slam 4:00-5:00 pm, TBD  
April 22 Dr. Robert M. Quinn Back to the Future: Using Regenerative Organic Agriculture to Heal our Planet and Reconnect Food and Health 5:00-6:30 pm, TBD  
April 30   Honors Musicale TBD