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Preparing for Honors Colloquium

We're thrilled that you have decided to attend a Whitworth Honors Colloquium. Over the course of the weekend we hope you will have many chances to interact with Whitworth faculty, staff, and students, and with prospective future classmates. We also hope to get to know you better through the following activities:

  • Think Tank: You will work with a group to complete a task assigned to you. No prior preparation is required.
  • Speak Your Mind: You will be given the opportunity to speak for three to five minutes in front of a small group on the topic of your choice. You may choose to teach us something, demonstrate a skill and share how you acquired it, explain a scientific or mathematical concept, inform us about a topic that interests you, tell a story about your experience, or argue for your opinion on an issue. You will have the option of bringing and using notes, but we recommend you select your topic in advance and come ready to speak on Saturday. Please select a topic that does not require the use of props. Prior preparation is strongly encouraged.
  • Faculty Discussion Group: A Whitworth professor will lead you and a small group in a discussion of an article that will be provided to you in advance. This article will be e-mailed to you a week prior to your Honors Colloquium event, and you will be expected to read the article on your own and come ready to participate in discussion. You are welcome to print a copy of the article and bring it with you to the Faculty Discussion Group. Prior preparation is strongly encouraged.
  • Face-to-Face Group Interview: You will have approximately 35 minutes to participate in an interview with a Whitworth faculty or staff member and one to two other students. You will also have the opportunity to briefly share anything else you would like us to know about you. No prior preparation is required.
  • Write On! Essay: You will have approximately an hour to type or hand-write an essay on your choice of several prompts. Essay prompts will be handed out at the start of your essay session, and no prior preparation is required.