Honors Program takes fall trip to Chicago

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By: Alyssa Foster

Photos provided by IU South Bend’s Honors Program’s Facebook Page


   The IU South Bend Honors Program visited Chicago for their fall trip on Nov. 6. 

   52 students attended the trip to Chicago to visit the Immersive Van Gogh Experience at the Germania Club. Honors students experienced over 500,000 cubic feet of projections of the works of Van Gogh. 

   The three-story facility contains art exhibitions on all sides, surrounding viewers with works of Van Gogh’s including Les Tournesols and Les Mangeurs de pommes de terre

   After their trip to the exhibit, students enjoyed lunch at a Mediterranean restaurant at Navy Pier while viewing Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. 

   According to Kaitlyn Dow, Honors Program intern, students also received time after lunch “to explore the vicinity of Navy Pier with their friends.”

  The fall trip to Chicago was decided on by the Honors Program officers during a meeting at the beginning of the school year.

   “For our fall trip we try to stay within a three-hour radius and then branch out farther in the spring,” Dow said. “We had narrowed down our ideas to two: either Chicago or a more local, outdoor experience in a small town in Southern Michigan.”

   Officers voted on their preference, and Chicago appeared to be most chosen

   “After the officers made their decision, Dr. Karakatsanis, Dr. Borshuk, Karrie Jean, and I all began to research things going on in Chicago in the fall and worked together to come up with a plan for the trip,” Dow said. 

   The Honors Program is currently working on planning their spring trip. Honors students should watch their weekly Honors Program emails and Titan Atlas for upcoming events. 

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