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Friday Lunch Discussions

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. Honors Alumni and community members are also invited to participate!

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.

For the 2020-2021 academic year all Friday Lunch Discussions will be focused around social justice.

Lunch Discussion
Photo from our discussion with Katharine Hayhoe, United Nations' Champion of the Earth.

When are Lunch Discussions?

Our discussions are held every-other Friday (with a few exceptions) during the fall and spring semesters from 12:00-1:00 pm over Zoom.

There is no prior commitment or RSVP required to attend a lunch discussion, although for some lunch discussions we will be discussing literature that requires reading in-advance. For those special lunch discussions, the first few students who RSVP will receive a copy of the work for free. Make sure to check your TTU email as an up-to-date description of the topic for any given week will be found in the Honors College The 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 Kelsey Frazier