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
Honors Students Finalists in 3rd Annual Norton Poetry Recitation Contest
Two of Humanities Honors students are among the finalists for the third annual Norton Poetry Recitation contest! They have the opportunity of winning a $200.00 gift card from Barnes & Noble - a real help with textbook costs! The students were required to video themselves reciting their chosen poem. All the finalists are online, listed by the name of the poem they recited.
Emily Kubicek, reciting and singing "Because I could not stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson, and
Jacky Mai, reciting "My mistress' eyes" Sonnet 130, by William Shakespeare.
Both students are currently in HUM 2A. Also, no institution other than SJSU had more than one student represented among the finalists.
Please go to http://books.wwnorton.com/books/student-recitation-contest-2013/ to see them.
You are invited to our Humanities Honors Reunion! Please join us on 19 October 2013 from 1:30 to 4:30 in Clark Hall, fourth floor foyer! Meet other alums, and enjoy the cultural contributions of current and recent Humanities Honors students.
We look forward to seeing you - and bring your friends!
New Humanities Honors Sequence Starting in Spring 2014
The Humanities Honors Program will begin a new course sequence in SPRING SEMESTER, 2014. If you have heard about Humanities Honors and wished you could be a part of it, you will now have the chance!
To be a part of this course, please contact program coordinator Cynthia Rostankowski, Ph.D., Clark Hall 441, phone 408-924-4508, Cynthia.Rostankowski@sjsu.edu, or go to the Humanities Department, Clark Hall 419, phone 408-924-4463.
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.
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)
Copyright © 2012 Triton Museum of Art
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!