Honors College to Host Evening of the Arts

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Sept. 13, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2013) - The Honors College will host an evening of music, poetry and storytelling from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Alexander Reading Room.

Faculty, alumni and current students will gather to enjoy the arts in memory of the late Dr. Susan Colon, who passed away from cancer on June 24, 2012.

The idea for the event was presented by former Honors College students.

"It was the idea of some young alumni who had two goals in mind: to find a way to continue to remember Dr. Susan Colon ... and to bring together a group of students, alumni and faculty for a somewhat less formal event than we usually hold," said Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture.

This event will be the first of its kind for the Honors College, but hopefully not the last.

"This is the first of what we hope will become an annual tradition," said Hibbs. "It will be an evening of enjoying the arts, conversation and good company."

The Alexander Reading Room is located on the Baylor campus in Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.

All Honors College alumni, current students and faculty are invited to participate.

For more information, contact Courtney DePalma at 254-710-7826.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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