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Honor Students' Association (HSA) Events

Academic Year 2014-2015


Academic Year 2013-2014 

Academic Year 2012-2013

Academic Year 2011-2012

Academic Year 2010-2011

Academic Year 2009-2010

Academic Year 2014-2015
Date   Event Time Place
October 23, 2014   General Meeting 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Senate Room, Room 302, Student Activities Center
November 20, 2014   General Meeting 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Senate Room, Room 302, Student Activities Center
Academic Year 2013-2014
Date   Event Time Place
Sept. 29, 2013   Venetian Pool   Coral Gables
October 25, 2013   Halloween Horror Nights 7:00-10:00 p.m. Miami International Mall
November 17,
  John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park   Key Largo
December 5, 2013   Panel discussion of the crisis in Syria   Wesley Gallery, Coral Gables campus
December 6, 2013   Toy S.T.O.R.Y Project Christmas present wrapping   Coral Gables campus
December 11, 2013   Toy S.T.O.R.Y Project Christmas present delivery and volunteer day   Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, Miami
January 29, 2014   Kendall Ice Arena   Kendall

February 9, 2014

  Zoo Miami   Miami
February 10, 2014   General Meeting   Coral Gables campus
March 1, 2014   Spirit of Uganda concert   South Miami-Dade Cultural Center, Cutler Bay
April 5, 2014   Relay for Life   University Foote Green, Coral Gables campus
April 16, 2014   General Meeting and election of new officers   Coral Gables campus
April 25, 2014   End of the year banquet and announcement of new officers   Shula's 347, South Miami
TBD   Ring Theater    
Academic Year 2012-2013
Date   Event Time Place
September 23, 2012   HSA Beach Day filled with loads of activities: Kayaking, Bicycling, Fishing, Hiking/Nature Trail, Historic Site (Cape Florida Lighthouse), a Picnic, Swimming, and Wildlife Viewing. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, FL
November 2, 2012   Ronald McDonald House: Cooking a meal and bringing activities (such as board games, coloring books, and toys) to play with the children. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.   Miami, FL
November 10, 2012   HSA Day of Service with the Over Town Youth Center. HSA will bring volunteers to tutor and participate in reflective activities with the youth to bring a feel of community connection. These activities include arts and crafts, tutoring with school work, and having a thanksgiving lunch with the center.   Miami Science Museum
November 30, 2012   Viernes Culturales: A surprising mix of old and new, bringing you the classic favorites: dancing under the stars, domino games, Cuban cafecitos, art galleries and artist studios. The beautiful Domino Plaza filled with works by talented local artists and artisans and free tour of Little Havana.   Little Havana; Miami, FL
December 1,
  Ice Skating   Kendall Ice Arena, Kendall, FL
March 1, 2013   Laser Light Show   Miami Science Museum; Miami, FL
March 9, 2013   HSA Day of Service with the Over Town Youth Center (2nd Trip)   Overtown; Miami, FL
March 30, 2013   HSA Trip to Zoo Miami   Zoo Miami, Miami, FL
March 31, 2013   HSA Beach Day at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (2nd trip)   Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, FL
April 4, 2013   HSA Annual Banquet and Officer Election   Coral Gables campus
Academic Year 2011-2012
Date   Event Time Place
Wednesday, 14 September 2011   1st General Meeting of the year. Come hear about exciting plans for this semester, and enjoy free food and drinks with fellow HSA members. 7:00 p.m. UC Flamingo Ballroom C
Friday, 23 September 2011   HSA Free Movie Night! Students must sign up for this event on Doodle (via emailed link) in order to participate. *Space is limited tothe first 70 people who sign up* 5:00 p.m. Meet at Stanford Circle to take the shuttle to Sunset Place
Wednesday, 26 October 2011   Documentary Viewing and Discussion. Film choices: "Waiting for Superman", "Food Inc.", "Inside Job". Free food, popcorn, and drinks. Enjoy a thought provoking night with your fellow Honors Students! 8:00-10:00 p.m. LC160
9 November, 2011   2nd General Meeting of the year. 6:30-9:00 pm LC 140
Sunday 20 November, 2011   Beach Day at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Details on this trip were emailed to all Honors Students. *Field trip forms are due on Wednesday 16 November, 2011, in the Honors Program Office - No exceptions!* Filed trip forms are available on the HSA main page (http://www.miami.edu/index.php/honors_program_home/hsa/) or in the Honors Program Office. 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The bus will leave from the Honors Program Office promptly at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive at the Honors Program Office by 10:00 a.m.!
    HSA T-shirts are available for all HSA members to pick up in the Honors Program Office (Bldg. 20 Y)    
Tuesday 29 November, 2011   The Lowe Art Museum, located on campus next to Mahoney-Pearson Residential Colleges, is offering a free, student-guided tour to all Honors students! The Lowe is a true gem of the university, and every student should visit it at least once! The tour will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:00pm, and will run for about 40 minutes. If you are interested, please RSVP to Jodi Sypher, Curator of Education, at this address: jsypher@miami.edu 2:00 p.m. Lowe Art Museum
Wednesday 15 February, 2012   Meet the UM 2012 Student Government Candidates. Learn about what student government can do for you this year and be an informed voter! Free food and drinks will be provided. 7:30 - 8:30 pm LC 190
TBA   Game Time (formerly called Game Works) - The Shops at Sunset Place; 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 330 TBA Game Time - The Shops at Sunset Place
Sunday 25 March, 2012   'Canes Baseball game (UM vs. Maryland) with Milkshakes Game begins at 1:00 pm  
Thursday 19 April, 2012   Annual HSA End of Year Banquet
7:00-11:00 pm Hurricane 100 Room, BankUnited Center
Academic Year 2010-2011
Date   Event Time Place
Friday, 24 September 2010   HSA Movie Night. Easy A or The Town. You MUST sign up by Thursday! This event is FREE for all HSA members! 5:15 pm for The Town, 6:15 pm for Easy A Meet at Stanford Circle to pick up movie tickets and to take the shuttle to Sunset Place
Thursday, 30 September 2010   HSAs first General Meeting of the Semester! Come and meet the E-board members and hear about plans for the semester. Free pizza for HSA members who attend. 6:30 pm The RAT
7 October 2010
  "Lowe-Down" at the Lowe Art Museum: Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The first 30 HSA members to arrive will be admitted free. After that the cost will be only $10. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lowe Art Museum
4 November 2010
  HSA members are invited to attend the Lowe Art Museum's Art Lab: The Changing Face of Art and Politics. Light refreshments will be served, and dress is business casual. There is limited space, so please RSVP soon to the Doodle set up for this event. 7 p.m.
Lowe Art Museum
6 November 2010
  UM vs Maryland Tailgate. Members of HSA are invited to join fellow Honors students for a free ride, free food, and lots of fun at the UM vs Maryland football game! Please RSVP to save your seat on the bus to the Doodle. Buses depart at 9:30 am
Meet at Stanford Circle and please be on time
17 November 2010
  General Meeting: Kefryn Reese, Director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships, will be speaking on unique opprotunities for Honors Students in prestigious awards and fellowships. There will also be a Guest Speaker from Teach for America. Josh Bergman, President of HSA, will speak on upcoming events for the remainder of this semester and early next semester. T-shirts will be distributed at this time, and food will be provided. 7:00 pm
CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation (1210 Stanford Drive)
27 January 2011
  First E-board meeting of the semester. The offices for HSA will be meeting to discuss plans for the Spring Semester.    
Friday, 4 February 2011   HSA Movie Night! Come see "No Strings Attached" or "The Fighter" for free (HSA members only) while socializing with fellow Honor Students. An email was sent with a link to a Doodle survey so that we can get an idea of how many movie tickets to buy. Tickets will be purchased for "The Fighter" showing at 7:50pm, and "No Strings Attached" showing at 8:00pm. If these are not your choice of movies to see, you can bring the ticket to AMC Sunset Place 24 and exchange it for a ticket to another movie of equal of lesser value. 7:00 - 7:30 pm You can pick up a ticket at Stanford Circle between 7:00 and 7:30 pm only! Shuttles to Sunset Place generally run about every half hour.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011   HSA's first General Meeting of the semester. Come discuss upcoming events for the semester and input your ideas for future activities while enjoying free food and sodas. Please rsvp to the doodle set up for this event so we can get an idea of how much food to order. 7:00 - 8:00 pm UC Flamingo Ballroom B
Wednesday, 23 March 2011   HSA's March General Meeting. More information will be available soon. 7:00 pm The Rathskeller
Sunday, 3 April 2011   HSA Beach day. More information will be available soon. 12:00 pm Leaving from Stanford Circle
Thursday, 7 April 2011   Lowe Down at the Lowe Art Museum. 7:00 pm Lowe Art Museum
Tuesday, 26 April 2011   HSA's last General Meeting of the year and Elections. Come out for the last HSA meeting of the year to elect the new Executive Board!
Executive Board positions are:  President
Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Activities Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator
Senator.  Candidates must deliver a short 3-4 minute speech addressing their motivations for joining the Executive Board and what they intend to do if elected. All HSA members can vote. Enjoy free food and soda, while socializing with your fellow Honors Students.***Seniors can pick up their HSA cords for Graduation.***Please RSVP to the doodle set up for this event.
6:30 pm Mahoney Classroom 101
Friday, 29 April 2011   HSA End of the Year Banquet. Join us for a great free dinner to celebrate the end of the year! RSVP by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to the doodle set up for this event. Spots are limited to the first 50 people.
Villagio Restaurant Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33146
8:00 pm We will be carpooling to Villagio Restaurant Merrick Park from UM.
Academic Year 2009-2010
Date   Event Time Place
Thursday, 3 September 2009   HSA Movie Night. Tickets for either Inglorious Bastards or 500 Days of Summer (whichever you prefer) are free for all HSA members. Meet at Stanford Circle 6:40 pm on Thursday as we will head to Sunset via bus. If you are a member of HSA and did not receive an email about this event please email Ms. Andrea DuPuch at adupuch@miami.edu or contact the Honors Program - Office of Academic Enhancement Bldg. 21Y 6:40 pm Meet at Stanford Circle
Monday, 21 September 2009   HSA's first general meeting of the year. There will be T-shirts, food, games, and prizes. They will also be voting on a charity to which to donate the money you have contributed, so come out and support your favorite cause or organization. 5:00 p.m. Rathskeller (in the Lewis Room)
Tuesday, 20 October 2009   Interactive lecture with Dr. William Scott Green. The first in a new tradition of academic events. All Honors students and members of HSA are invited. Due to limited space, you must RSVP by 16 October via email. First 150 students to respond will be able to attend the event. Semi-formal attire required. Dessert and light refreshments will be served. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive
Saturday, 24 October 2009   UM vs. Clemson HSA Tailgate. Food and Fun at Land Shark Stadium Bus leaves Stanford Circle at noon Land Shark Stadium
Thurssday, 29 October 2009   HSA Halloween Party. There will be a costume contest, games, prizes, food and T-shirts. 7:00 p.m. The Rathskeller
Saturday, 5 December 2009   HSA Beach day. Shorty's Barbecue will be served. Meet at Stanford Circle at noon. We will return to campus at 4:00pm Key Biscayne - Crandon Park
Tuesday, 9 February 2010   General Meeting. Special Guest Dr. Maria Kosinski, Director of Directed Language Study (DILS), will speak about the program and answer Questions. Andrea DuPuch, Director of the Honors Program, will also be attending to answer any questions about being an Honors Student. Come out and help steer the HSA! 7:00 pm The Rathskeller. Free dinner for HSA members.
Friday, 9 April 2010   HSA Movie Night. HSA is buying YOU a movie ticket on Friday, April 9th! So come watch a movie at Sunset with your fellow HSA-ers. Pick your choice of Hot Tub Time Machine or Repo Men. RSVP required. If you are a member of HSA and did not receive an email about this event please email Ms. Andrea DuPuch at adupuch@miami.edu or contact the Honors Program - Office of Academic Enhancement Bldg. 21Y We leave at 7:00 pm so plan to arrive early. Meet at Stanford Circle, we will leave via shuttle.
Saturday, 24 April 2010   Saturday, 24 April 2010 We leave at 1:00 pm so plan to arrive early. Meet at Stanford Circle, we will go to the museum by MetroRail.