The Honors College at WKU will launch its first-ever speaker series on Thursday, Feb. 22, by hosting Dr. Sarah Mahurin, dean of Timothy Dwight College at Yale. Mahurin’s talk, “Narratives of (and in) Higher Education,” will take place at 3 p.m. CST in the Honors College/International Center Ballroom. WKU faculty, staff and students, as well as those from the community, are invited to join the Honors College for this special occasion.

The Honors College at WKU will launch its first-ever speaker series with Dr. Sarah Mahurin. The talk, “Narratives of (and in) Higher Education,” will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Dr. Sarah Mahurin is the dean of Timothy Dwight College at Yale. She is the first woman to hold this role. She previously served as a visiting professor of English and African American studies at Wesleyan University. Originally from Bowling Green, Ky., Mahurin earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in English and American literature and her doctorate from Yale’s English department.

The lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at 3 p.m. CST in the Honors College/International Center Ballroom (first floor) at 1586 Normal Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101

About the Mahurin Honors College

Prior to becoming the Mahurin Honors College (MHC), an honors program was established at WKU in 1963. The original program evolved over the years, and as a result of continued growth in academic quality, size and overall institutionalization of the program, WKU’s board of regents transitioned the program into an honors college in 2007 – the first of its kind in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The MHC serves over 1,300 scholars, includes 14 administrative professionals and seven faculty members, offers more than 250 honors courses and graduates more than 200 scholars annually. The average incoming ACT/SAT score for freshmen is 30/1300, ranking the college in the top 3 percent of the nation.

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