Baylor Honors College to Host Arts Event, Pay Tribute to Late ProfessorOct. 9, 2014
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College will host an evening to celebrate the arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Alexander Reading Room. The event will include music performances and poetry readings.
“We want to celebrate and enjoy friendships united around the love of beauty, goodness and truth,” said Douglas Henry, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy in the Honors College. “Sharing something genuinely beautiful with others draws us up out of ourselves, simultaneously humbling and ennobling us.”
The event, which will feature performances and readings from faculty and students in the Honors College, is held in memory of the late Susan Colon, Ph.D., who passed away from cancer on June 24, 2012. Colon was an associate professor of literature in the Honors Program, assistant director of the University Scholars Program and assistant dean of the Honors College.
Henry said her life continues to inspire those who knew her.
“Dr. Colon had a well-developed sense of beauty,” he said. “She would have cherished the richly packed, meaningful lines of poetry and the lyrical, well-performed music. But more than anything else, she would have taken great pride in her students. She loved to see them excel.”
The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To confirm your attendance, please click here.
For more information, call Petra Carey in the Honors College at (254) 710-1523. Alexander Reading Room is located inside Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.
by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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