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Honors Convocation

The Honors  Convocation is our signature annual gathering of new and returning Honors students, faculty and staff, the Honors Council, University Honors Student Association members, our many partners across campus, and Honors Alumni.

This informal celebration of each new academic year features the latest program news, upcoming events, special announcements, delicious food, and a guest speaker.

Fall 2019 Honors Convocation

Thursday, September 26, in Reeve Union 227 at 5:00 

This year’s keynote will be presented by Dr. Robbie Wagoner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, whose presentation is titled “What Should We Tell Ourselves? Ancient Philosophers on the Power (and Danger) of Storytelling.”

Dr. Wagoner addressing a full house at the Fall 2019 Honors Convocation. (Photo courtesy of UW Oshkosh)



Previous Honors Convocations:

Fall 2018 Honors Convocation

This year’s event featured Dr. Sarinda Taengnoi Siemers, Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business and recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award, whose keynote, “A Moving Year,” was given Thursday, September 27, at 5:00 in Reeve Memorial Union 227C.











Fall 2017 Honors Convocation

Dr. John Koker, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, gave the first Convocation talk since The Honors College’s official launch. He presented “Shadows, Sticks, and Shouting: An Exploration of Creativity and Ingenuity” on Tuesday, September 19, at 5:00 in Reeve Memorial Union 227AB.



Fall 2016 Honors Convocation

We celebrated our fourteenth Honors Convocation–and the thirty-fifth anniversary of Honors education at UW Oshkosh!–on Thursday, September 29, 2016. The audience was captivated by a thought-provoking keynote by Dr. Roberta Maguire, Professor and Chair, Department of English, and Director of the Honors Program from 2003 through 2012, who presented “Cultivating Curiosity: The Example of Albert Murray.”



Fall 2015 Honors Convocation

Dr. Norlisha Crawford (Department of English) presented “Meditations on the Nexus of Race, Identity, and Courage in the U.S. in the 21st Century” on Wednesday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m. in Pollock House.