Welcome to the first edition of "The Honorable Mention," the Berkeley College Honors Program newsletter. The Berkeley College Honors Program offers an interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity to a select group of high-achieving students. This newsletter, to be published on a regular basis, reports on honors students and faculty "rising to the challenge," and chronicles activities, events, and more.
--Dr. Byron K. Hargrove, Honors Program Director
Dr. Hugo Walter's latest book, Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature, was published by Peter Lang in 2012. This book is a collection of thoughtful essays that explore the theme of magnificent and aesthetically interesting houses in twentieth century European literature. It focuses especially on important works by Thomas Mann, Evelyn Waugh, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Siegfried Lenz, while also discussing other significant houses in modern European literature.
Dr. Walter is a Professor of English and Humanities in the School of Liberal Arts. His past publications include Space and Time on the Magic Mountain (Lang, 1999) and Sanctuaries of Light in Nineteenth Century European Literature (Lang, 2010).
Berkeley College honors students participated in an Academic Service Learning class project led by Dr. John Zanetich, Professor, Health Services Administration, School of Professional Studies. The goal of this project was to have students spend time with elderly residents of a community home and learn about their experiences, while providing a service related to the course curriculum.
Pictured with honors student Mahaila Ford is Fran Sherwood, who was a member of the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Now a resident of Jewish Home Lifecare, Fran has had a fascinating life. In sharing their experiences, Fran and Mahaila developed a friendship that has extended beyond the class project. Mahaila serves as a volunteer at the home and continues to visit Fran there.