The Honors College is hosting a special showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Paramount Theatre.
The Honors College has rented the entire Paramount downtown for a private event that only students, faculty and staff can attend. Honors students have been encouraged to bring as many friends as they would like, including non-honors, as long as they are an ACU student.
This is only one of the unique opportunities offered by the Honors College each semester, said Academic Coordinator Alison Spencer. There is at least one major event per semester, such as the movie showing, in addition to several small to medium sized events. These events include Popcorn Thursdays, where students gather to watch films and have refreshments in the Honor’s College commons area, or Quidditch matches on Dead Day.
Spencer said special event opportunities are also based on other things that are occurring on campus. Last fall, for instance, the Honors College’s broom colloquium hosted a dinner with Jamie The Very Worst Missionary, while she was on campus.
This semester, the Honors College is putting on an Alfred Hitchcock colloquium, taught by Dr. Kyle Dickson. The showing of “Rear Window” will serve as a kick-off for the colloquium. Dickson will be discussing the film during the course and has been very involved with the organization of the event.
Austin Thatcher, freshman business management major from Decatur, Illinois, said that he would like to attend events as long as they’re “free and it’s something to do.” Nnamdi Massally, freshman computer science major from Boston, agree they will attend such events as long as time allows and homework is not too stressful.
Spencer said students seem to be enjoying and taking advantage of the events put on by the Honors College, as there has been really good feedback. Last fall’s “main event” sponsored by the Honors College was a masquerade at the Paramount. This was the best attended event in a while and the Honors College hopes to see continued results, Spencer said.