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Friday Lunch Discussions

Upcoming Discussions

Date Speaker Topic
September 07 Matthew Barnes Environmental Forensics
September 14 Amir Zuberi Who Pays for Health Care for the Uninsured?
September 21 Catherine Royalty Honoring Catherine Royalty – a 103 Year Old World War II Veteran of the WAVES
September 28 Suzanne LaLonde Amnesty International and what it tells us
     
October 04 Jamsheed Chosky Thursday Lunch Discussion-Honors Conference Room
October 05 Bob Webb National Security Biothreat Readiness
October 12 Jack Nowlin The U.S. Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court
October 19 Leah McCoy U.S. Department of Justice – Trustbusting in the 21st Century?
October 26 Rob Weiner Zombies
     
November 02 Anjana Nair and Nandini Nair Frontiers in Medicine
November 09 Omar Shoukfeh Opthamology and Cell Phone Use
November 16 Seiichi Nagahara Legacy of NASA's Appolo Missions
November 23 Thanksgiving HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The Honors College Friday Lunch Discussion is a weekly event in which Honors students, faculty, staff and visitors gather to participate in a lively and civil discussion over a free lunch.

A guest facilitator is invited to introduce a debatable and relevant topic for the week, which can be anything from the importance of pop culture in academia, to sugar consumption and addiction, to the constitutionality of military actions. The diverse experiences and perspectives within the Honors College community makes the Honors College Lunch Discussion an eye-opening and enriching academic experience outside of a formal classroom setting.


Lunch Discussion

Previous lunch discussions

A guest facilitator is invited to introduce a debatable and relevant topic for the week, which can be anything from the importance of pop culture in academia to sugar consumption and addiction to the constitutionality of military actions. These broad and varied topics combined with the diverse experiences and perspectives within the Honors College community makes the Honors College Lunch Discussion an eye-opening and enriching academic experience outside of a formal classroom setting for students in attendance.

When are Lunch Discussions?

Our discussions are held every Friday during the fall and spring semesters from 12:00-1:00 PM in the southwest study lounge of the Horn/Knapp Residence Hall. Horn/Knapp is located across from the Band Lot (which is behind the Student Union Building) and south of the Honors College. Enter through the west-facing double-doors and the southwest study lounge will be on the right, past the Community Advisor's office.

There is no prior commitment or RSVP required to attend a lunch discussion. An up-to-date description of the topic for any given week may be found in the The Honors Weekly email.

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Become a Lunch Discussion Facilitator

Facilitators may be faculty members, staff members, students, alumni, or members of the wider Lubbock community. The only requirement for acting as a facilitator is that you have an interesting topic in mind to open for discussion. Facilitators are scheduled in advance, before the beginning of each semester. If you are interested as acting as a guest facilitator, please email abel.rios@ttu.edu.

Sponsor a Lunch Discussion

The Lunch Discussion sponsors purchase the lunch for the attendees, which is typically sandwiches or pizza. Additionally, sponsors can, if they choose, facilitate the discussion as well. Honors Alumni and community members are invited to participate.

Please email abel.rios@ttu.edu for additional information.