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.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Date Presenter Lecture Title Time/Location Link
August 26 Dr. Tommy Donovan The Dissident Hero 7:30-8:30pm, NAH 165 YouTube recording
August 27 Dr. Brenty Peyton Unseen Yellowstone: Microbial Discoveries and Biotechnology 5:00-6:00pm, Webex  YouTube recording
August 31 Dr. John Priscu The Hidden World Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet 6:30-7:30pm, Webex  YouTube recording
September 2 Kristen Ruppel and Loren BirdRattler The Indigenous Research Initiative at MSU 6:00-7:00pm, Webex  YouTube recording
September 11 Dr. Michael Sexson I Contain Multitudes: A Reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" as a Model of a Text Which Gives the Highest Quality to Our Moments as They Pass

4:00-5:30pm, Webex

YouTube recording
September 14 Tom Murphy Wildlife Photography   YouTube recording
September 16 Dr. Bob Rydell Montana State College at War with the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-1920

6:30-7:30pm, Webex

YouTube recording
September 18 Dr. Deidre Combs Cross-cultural Strategies for Dealing with Modern Problems

9-10:15am, Webex

 YouTube recording
September 18 Bruce Campbell Life After College: What's Next?

5:15-6:30pm, NAH 137

 YouTube recording
September 22 Zach Brown Tackling the Climate Crisis: From Knowledge to Action

8:00-9:00pm, Webex

YouTube recording
September 28 Dr. Connie Chang Microfluidics, Viruses, and COVID-19 Testing

6:00-7:00, NAH 165

YouTube recording
October 2 Dean Ilse-Mari Lee Major Scholarships

4:00-5:00pm, NAH 165

YouTube recording coming soon!
October 6 Dr. Dan Flory Audience, Implicit Racial Bias and Cinematic Twists in Disney's Zootopia

6:00-7:00pm, Webex

YouTube recording
October 8 Ben Leubner Robinson Crusoe and the Drama of Self-Isolation

5:00-6:00pm, Webex

 YouTube recording
October 9   Just Mercy Film Viewing


October 13 Dr. Stephen Sofie Engineering, Materials Science, and NASA

5:00-6:00pm, NAH 137

  Link coming soon!
October 16 Black Student Union The Impact of the University System on Black Students

6:00-7:00pm, NAH 165

 YouTube recording
October 20 David and Betsy Quammen Pandemic and Pandemonium: COVID-19 and the Role of Conspiracy Theory

6:00-7:00pm, Webex

 YouTube recording
October 22 Professor Paul Waldum Arts in an Interdisciplinary World

4:00-5:00pm, Webex

 YouTube recording
October 27 Dr. Logan Schultz Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS) Degree Program

4:00-5:00pm, NAH 137

October 29 Dr. Raina Plowright Studying the Origins of Pandemic Diseases

6:00-7:00pm, Webex

 WebEx Link
November 2   Students Present YouTube Series     Link coming soon!
November 6 Ambassador Brooke Anderson Global Challenges Facing the New Administration 4:30-5:30pm, Webex WebEx Link
November 11 Dr. Kristen Intemann The Disinformation Age: on Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Technology that Perpetuates It 4:00-5:00pm, WebEx WebEx Link
November 13   Honors Musicale 4:00-5:00pm, NAH Grand Staircase   
downloadable Google document of the Honors Presents schedule is also available. The event titles in this document are live links to the WebEx events or YouTube videos.