Honors College Living And Learning Center To Be Dedicated Today At 3:30 P.m.

Sept. 23, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will dedicate the new Honors College Living and Learning Center (HC LLC) in Alexander and Memorial Halls at 3:30 p.m. today (Sept. 23) in the Alexander Hall reading room. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments and tours of the renovated residence halls.

Participating in the dedication will be Dr. Thomas Hibbs, dean of the Honors College, and Dr. Frank Shushok, dean for student learning and engagement in Campus Living and Learning.

All 340 spaces in the Honors College LLC have been sold out, and a waiting list has been started. Alexander Hall, which was formerly women's housing, now houses Honors College men, while Memorial Residence Hall is home to Honors College women. All spaces in the two buildings are occupied by students participating in one of the four Honors College programs - the Honors Program, the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, University Scholars or Great Texts. Students must first be admitted into an Honors College academic program before they can apply for admission to the Honors College LLC.

"The Honors College Living-Learning Center aims to integrate serious intellectual pursuits into the very fabric of student life at Baylor and to foster a community of inquiry and conversation both in and out of the classroom," Hibbs said.

The two residence halls were renovated over the summer to include classrooms, where Honors College students learn on-site each day, a library and common room, and faculty offices. In addition, Dr. Edward Blum and his wife, Sarah, live in the center and serve as "faculty members in residence." Blum teaches in the department of sociology and anthropology.

For more information, call Campus Living and Learning at 710-3642.

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