Honors students receive complimentary or reduced rate access to touring Broadway productions which in recent years have included "Fiddler on the Roof," "Annie," and "Les Miserables." Often faculty members provide discussion in pre-program casual dinners.
In a similar arrangement, honors students attend concerts of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and other major productions of LCU and neighboring Texas Tech.
Sometimes special trips are arranged. In 2009 honors students participated in a tour of the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art.
The Honors Program encourages honors students to participate in Study Abroad opportunities. Students may join an LCU/ACU cohort for a semester in Oxford.
Or they may travel with the LCU chorus to the Ukraine, or join LCU faculty and students for a mission project in Uganda, as several students have done recently. Or they may join one of the other LCU sponsored tours to the France and Italy, as did Stephanie Vander-Plas in 2007.
In every case, honors students are encouraged to make arrangements for special academic studies related to the travel, usually with an emphasis upon their major field of study.
Student Forums and Guest Speakers
The University Honors Program co-sponsors with Student Affairs several annual Student Forums. In 2008-2009, the series kicked off with Honors Humanities major Nathan Beck's presentation of his travels and learning in Palestine. The forum continued in the year with a mock presidential debate, in a student discussion on race issues.
Throughout the year, the Honors Program sponsors several guest lecturers and encourages student attendance at their presentations. Recent speakers include
- Award winning playwright Richard Kalinoski
- Great Books specialist and Baylor professor Scott Moore
- Reformation historian and Duke professor Hans Hillerbrand
- Holocaust specialist and Rhodes professor Stephen Haynes
- Religious historian and Messiah College professor Richard Hughes