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Big Words With Honors Series

"Because the biggest words won't have a lot of syllables." 

Speech bubbles with the following words or phrases: fear, power, freedom, life & death, beauty, love.

Introducing the speaker series "Big Words with Honors." Each month, two speakers will be given a word representing a big idea (either in advance or the night of), such as power, fear, freedom, nothing, etc. Each speaker will talk for 20 minutes on how that word intersects or informs their work, research and life. 

After both speakers have presented, there will be a brief refreshment break followed by a Q&A for the rest of the hour.  OCE credit available.  

January's Big Words Event

Eric Murphy headshot

Eric Murphy, assistant director of the  WVU Center for Service and Learning

Travis Stimeling headshot

Travis Stimeling, associate professor of musicology in the  WVU School of Music and director of the WVU Bluegrass and Old-Time Bands

On Wednesday, January 29, Eric Murphy (left), assistant director of the WVU Center for Service and Learning, and Travis Stimeling, associate professor of musicology in the WVU School of Music and director of the WVU Bluegrass and Old-Time Bands, spoke on the word fear. 

Join us for one of the events in the series listed below, and see what word gets chosen next!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 26 from 7-8 p.m. in the Honors Hall Media Room

Cris Mayo headshot

Cris Mayo, director of the WVU LGBTQ+ Center

Spenser Darden headshot 

Spenser Darden , director of Diversity Initiatives and Community Engagement at WVU

Wednesday, March 25 from 7-8 p.m. in the Honors Hall Media Room

Daniel Brewster

Daniel Brewster, instructor, Department of Sociology, WVU

Jena Martin headshot

Jena Martin, professor, WVU College of Law

Wednesday, April 29 from 7-8 p.m. in the Honors Hall Media Room

Lupe Davidson headshot.

Lupe Davidson, Woodburn Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, director and academic coordinator for Social Justice Affairs, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Kathryn Williamson headshot

Kathryn Williamson, teaching assistant professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, WVU

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