Honors Institute

PLAN NOW to attend the March 22 and 23, 2016, Honors Institute. Free and open to the public, the 2016 institute features a Tuesday, March 22, keynote address by Maysoon Zayid, actress, professional standup comedian, and writer.  

The 2016 Honors Institute Luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 23. The luncheon is also free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. To register for the luncheon, please visit our registration page. Please call the University Honors Program at (937) 775-2660 for general information about the 2016 Honors Institute events. 

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The University Honors Program Institute integrates classroom learning, engaging keynote speakers and an Institute luncheon address, and service learning experiences with the aim of producing civic-minded, creatively engaged students who feel invested in the Dayton community.

Keynote Speaker

Maysoon Zayid
"I Got 99 Problems and Palsy Is Just One"
March 22, 2016
7 p.m.
Apollo Room, Student Union
Wright State University
No registration required

Maysoon Zayid is an actress, professional standup comedian, and writer. She received a BA in Acting from Arizona State University and is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. Maysoon was a full-time On-Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and has recently appeared on The Queen Latifah Show and Huffington Post Live. Maysoon is a recurring columnist at The Daily Beast and was a speaker at TEDWomen 2013.

Maysoon Zayid's keynote address is presented with support from the Office of the President in conjunction with the Presidential Lecture Series and the Office of Disability Services. The Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series was established to advance human justice and promote the university's commitment to creating a diverse university community and learning environment.