Honors Program Events

"Dead Man’s Cell Phone" - First Year Honors Students Annual Night of Theater

Jessica D. Turner and Liz Hayes in Dead Man's Cell Phone. Photo Credit: The Lyric Stage Company of Boston

Honors Program students will once again enjoy live theater in Boston on November 12. The play by the acclaimed Sarah Ruhl is sure to be provocative.

“An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. Dead Man's Cell Phone, is an odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. -SF Playhouse

Read Reviews of "Dead Man’s Cell Phone"
- http://www.downtownexpress.com


Live Theater, October 1st – A First-Year Tradition

"Anna Deavere Smith is the ultimate impressionist: She does people's souls.”
— New York Times

No fewer than 127 students and a smaller group of faculty attended “Let Me Down Easy,” at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. The Theater describes the one-woman show as funny, thought-provoking and moving, “channeling a dramatic range of interview subjects, from Lance Armstrong to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, from supermodels, artists, bull riders and philosophers to healthcare professionals, human rights workers, and survivors of the Rwandan genocide.” It presents an exploration both social and personal of “the fragility and resilience of the human body.”
Did our group like it? Read their thoughts
Read about last year’s play


Achievement Awards for First-Year Honors Students
Special congratulations to outstanding first-year students who were recognized in February at the Academic Achievement Awards! Speakers honored first-year students in the Honors Program and students whose fall semester GPAs earned them a place on the Dean’s List. Criminal Justice major
Andrew Civetti spoke on the Three S’s of Success , and parents and faculty applauded the award recipients.



Sore Muscles and Big Gains for Charity
Honors students join community collaboration and turn out more than 35 volunteers for this year’s Newton Charity Lawn and Leaf Day, November 10

On a beautiful and chilly (!) fall Saturday, Lasell Honors students joined with members of the Multicultural Student Union, Mexico Shoulder to Shoulder, and the Boston chapters of the national Latina sorority Omega Phi Beta as well as the Nu Chapter of the national fraternity La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Inc.

Why??? To rake lawns in support of children’s education in Mexico!

We had an excellent day! Thanks to great volunteers and our generous Newton, Weston and Dedham neighbors, we generated over $3000 for the non-profit charity Niños de Veracruz (Children of Veracruz, Mexico). Read about our non profit.

Guess what? That non-profit, NDV, was founded by Lasell college students, and Lasell Honors students have served as Presidents, officers and participants for all four years of its existence. Go Honors! Go NDV! Meet NDV’s
Presidential Quartet.


A Night of Live Theater -- A First-Year Tradition
On October 25, 70 Lasell students and faculty headed to the prestigious Boston Lyric Stage for a performance of Christopher Shinn's psychological drama, Dying City. President Michael Alexander and his wife Mary Barbara attended, as did Steve Bloom, Dean of Undergraduate Education.



The Presidential Seminar -- Depth and Dimension
President Michael Alexander conducts a seminar-style discussion with every Honors 101 class each fall. In these late October sessions the President led students in discussion of World War I poetry by soldier-poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. He compared the subtext and tone of the poems to the structure and meanings in a new play, Dying City, by Christopher Shinn. Honors students attended the play at Boston's Lyric Stage on October 25.


Jazz, Hip Hop and Real Talk – Caliente! Revolutions in Poetry and Jazz
World class poet Magdalena Gomez and jazz musician and composer Fred Ho came to Lasell, October 11. A Warm Welcome and


Dinner with President Michael Alexander
Ten upperclass Honors mentors joined the new first-year class for dinner with President Michael Alexander on September 19. The President offered a warm welcome. It was a great way to meet new friends and get advice from Honors students who have learned the ropes.

Honors mentors outside the President's house.

Mingling before dinner.

Dr. Athey introduces president Michael Alexander.

News Highlight

Lasell Introduces Cross-Registration Program with Regis College, Expanding on Courses Offered  Monday, March 30, 2015Lasell College will begin a cross-registration program with Regis College this Fall, enabling undergraduate students to enroll in additional courses there at no additional cost. Lasell students will be able to add selected Regis courses to their Lasell schedule starting with pre-registration this April.

Featured Event

Graduate Information Session  Wednesday, August 20, 2014