SJSU 12th Annual Humanities Honors Reunion October 7, 2016, 4 p.m. in Clark Hall 4th Floor Foyer
You are cordially invited to our twelfth annual Humanities Honors Reunion. This year we will meet during the SJSU Homecoming week on Friday, 7 October, at 4:00 p.m., Clark Hall, fourth floor foyer. We look forward to emeritus faculty from past years of the program to be joining us, as well as current students, and student alumni from several decades of Humanities Honors, and other guests you may wish to bring. All are welcome.
We will have canapés and delicacies of all varieties, good conversation, and wonderful entertainment. Our featured presenters this year will be Professor Johanna Movassat Humanities Honors professor of Art History who will speak about "Isfahan: Along the Silk Road", and several wonderful SJSU student musical performers. Please join us for this entertaining Honors community event.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions – we look forward to hearing from you!
Prof. Cynthia Rostankowski, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Humanities Honors & Advanced Honors Programs
Past Events and News:
Erin Enguerro, Humanities Honors alumna, Humanities minor, and Dean's Scholar, Recognized
in 54th Annual Honors Convocation, April 2016
(Excerpt from Office of the Provost Featured Stories)
What does receiving this particular award mean to you?
When I was first recognized as a Scholar in 2013, this academic award taught me that regardless of my circumstances, I had the capacity to be involved in a variety of activities. Today I realize that being a successful college student doesn’t entirely depend on my hearing loss, commuter status, race, or socioeconomic background. My achievements are also made possible through the ability to make the most of my opportunities and the dedicated support of the staff and faculty who believed in my capabilities to grow in ways I never imagined. After five years, this recognition culminates the personal and professional lessons I feel very blessed to have experienced at SJSU.
Who has had the greatest influence or impact on your life? In addition, tell us about a SJSU faculty member who contributed to your academic success.
I am eternally grateful for my energetic and thoughtful Filipino parents, who encouraged me to create my own adventures while building the confidence to seek mentors in my higher education.
Dr. Cynthia Rostankowsi was my Humanities Minor Advisor and supervisor for both the 2013 Global Citizenship Seminar and 2014 Cultural Showcase. She encouraged me to embrace the humanistic side of education where curiosity and an open mind allow us to thrive in a flawed and dynamic world.
Humanities Honors Student Winner of the Third Annual Norton Poetry Recitation
Our Humanities Honors student Jacky Mai WON the third annual Norton Poetry Recitation contest! He won a $200.00 Barnes & Noble gift card. For this contest, all contestants were required to video themselves reciting their chosen poem. Jacky Mai, recited "My mistress' eyes" Sonnet 130, by William Shakespeare.
Jacky is currently in HUM 2A and was one of two students from SJSU to make it to the finals. No institution other than SJSU had more than one student represented among the finalists.
Please go to http://fairmatter.com/post/69608260182/2013-norton-anthology-student-recitation-contest and click on "Jacky Mai" to see his winning poetry recitation
Congratulations! Erin Enguero, a 2013 President's Scholar and Humanities Honors Student
Erin Enguerro, a 2011-2013 Humanities Honors student, will be recognized at the 51st Annual Honors Convocation on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM to be held at the Event Center.
According to Erin, "The Humanities Honors Program and the upcoming Salzburg Scholarship for 2013-2014 have opened my eyes to the diversity of the world - a very important lesson as a future health professional." The full text of her interview is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/events/honors/featured/2013/erin_enguero/
A President's Scholar award is given to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 grade point average at San José State University in at least two contiguous semesters of the three semesters prior to the Honors Convocation.
Mrs. Fink Endowment Celebration!
On April 7 th 2011, the Dean of the College of Humanities, Karl Toepfer, and the Humanities Honors Program honored Mrs. Maxine Fink for her generous gift to Humanities Honors. Among the guests who attended this event were President Don Kassing, Provost Gerry Selter, the current and emeriti professors from the Humanities Honors Program and current students and recent alumni. Students and faculty who were able to attend felt privileged to be able to meet Mrs. Fink.
The Dr. Jack E. and Mrs. Maxine Hunt Fink Distinguished Scholar in Humanities Endowment comes at a time when public higher education in California is facing economic adversity. We are grateful for Mrs. Fink's support, which will help the Humanities Honors Program continue to thrive at San Jose State. Her gift will enable future generations of students to receive the unique and challenging general education curriculum that Professor Jack Fink and his colleagues who created the program envisioned. It means that the foundation of knowledge that this curriculum builds will continue to enhance the lives of San José State University students. From the bottom of our hearts we thank Mrs. Fink for her friendship to and belief in the Humanities Honors Program.
Here are some pictures from the celebration:
Mrs. Fink standing in front of the Humanities Honors Program lecture classroom in Washington Square Hall. Behind her is the plaque commemorating the pioneers of the Humanities Honors Program and their wives.
At the celebration we presented Mrs. Fink with a card signed by the current Humanities Honors classes!
Mrs. Fink- From all of us at Humanities Honors, we thank you!
Harry Powers: From the Inward Eye
DATES: July 28 to September 16, 2012
RECEPTION: Friday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Artist's Site: Harry Powers
Harry Powers, Galileo’s Mechanics #2, 2006, bronze, acrylic paint
For decardes Harry Powers has been one of the Bay Area's influential art educators. His students number in the thousands and his impact on the development of the arts in the South Bay Area is strong.
Harry Powers maintains a strong interest in the integration of art and architecture stemming from his student days when he was a member of Stanford's prize winning team in the Collaborative Competition for Student Artists and Architects, sponsored by the American Academy in Rome. For Harry art theory is secondary to the creative process. It follows and attempts to codify the inventions and explorations of artist, poets, and musicians.
In content, Powers’ current work ranges from expressing the dignity of primal cultures, to references of Renaissance structure, and allusions to contemporary astronomy. He feels a resonance among these. His aesthetic choices still echo those long ago childhood experiences of dramatic lighting and the mysteries of the timeless night sky. This exhibition will look at the career and art if this noted teacher. (2D and 3D works)
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