Author Archives: Kendall Curlee

Road Trips: Arkansas Landscapes

“What makes a class honors?” We get that question a lot. And the answer is … it depends. In an engineering course, “honors” may be your entrée to working with the molecular beam epitaxy machine, which allows you to grow … Continue reading

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Honors Olympian: Lexi Weeks

  Honors College Fellow Lexi Weeks accomplished a lot in her freshman year — winning both indoor and outdoor NCAA championships in the women’s pole vault, for starters, while starting work on her pre-med biology degree.  Now, she’s headed for … Continue reading

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Puebla Mágica: A Summer Abroad in Puebla, Mexico

 During 35 days of study abroad in Puebla, Mexico, Honors College Fellow and pre-med biology major Garrett Bethel observed numerous surgeries, everything from childbirth to gunshot trauma repair. In the middle of one procedure, Garrett recalls that the surgeon, Dr. … Continue reading

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Postcard from Valencia: Kassandra Salazar

  Honors international business major Kassandra Salazar learned a lot in her six weeks abroad, from the finer points of Castellano Spanish to the importance of comfortable walking shoes. Adjusting to the Spanish sense of time was an ongoing source … Continue reading

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Service Learning in Vietnam: Colleen Kretzer Helps Launch a New Program

Honors physics student Colleen Kretzer was one of the first students to participate in the new Global Community Development in Vietnam program. There, she helped to install two biogas systems that provide cheap, renewable fuel for families, and learned to … Continue reading

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On WWOOFing, Beekeeping & (Sweet!) Blackberries: 5 Questions for Olivia Caillouet

Olivia Caillouet, an honors horticulture junior from Little Rock, believes that “there’s only so much you can learn in a textbook – you have to get out and complete it with hand’s on learning.” She’s gotten her hands deep in … Continue reading

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Save the Earth (and Maybe Land a Job, Too) – 5 Questions for Steve Boss

What keeps Professor Steve Boss up at night? In two words: climate change, which he says is “accelerating … the whole system is out of whack, and it’s changing in ways we can’t predict.” Boss is actually doing something in … Continue reading

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Beaucoups of Books: 5 Questions for Truman Scholar Cicely Shannon

Senior economics major Cicely Shannon’s love for books began at age four, when she learned to read. She began sharing her passion for reading in fifth grade, when she created Bookoos* of Books reading circle, the first of several literacy … Continue reading

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Hands-on History

Honors students enjoyed an opportunity to examine, touch and discuss rare historical documents in Mullins Library yesterday. Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, a leather-bound, ca. 1350 copy of the Magna Carta and the front page of the Sept. 23, 1862 … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Artist, Mid-Career: 5 Questions for Jura Margulis

Pianist Jura Margulis has won international acclaim for his compellingly communicative performances, as well as for the range of his tonal palette and his consummate virtuosity. He has performed around the world for 35 years and has recorded twelve CDs … Continue reading

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