Town Hall is an interactive and engaging program sponsored by the Honors College which brings together students, faculty, and community members to create solutions to “real world” problems. Typically, two or three speakers representing different viewpoints or occupations related to a “hot topic” give informative presentations. Students are then challenged in small group breakout sessions to resolve these issues and then report to the greater audience. Town Hall coordinators partner campus organizations and community groups to act on these ideas in follow up meetings.
Town Hall enrolls between 8-15 students in a weekly seminar and is one hour of course credit. Coordinators are responsible for marketing events to the Honors College, meeting with student organizations, recruiting speakers, and leading breakout sessions within each Town Hall meeting. In a small seminar environment, the coordinators brainstorm ideas for upcoming meetings and for new ways to follow up and place ideas into action within the campus community.
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