Category Archives: Advice/Tips

Have Accent, Will Travel- Tips on Research Conferences

Faithe is a Senior Communication Disorders major from Fayetteville, Arkansas who has successfully defended her thesis project on the connection between spoken accents to recall performances. Faithe will be graduating Saturday- congrats!  Her next steps include continuing her research with … Continue reading

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Tips: Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

As Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Retention, Noah Pittman arranges customized personal visits and recruitment events, visits high school classes, and supports teachers and counselors who assist students in applying for selective programs and scholarships. He recently completed a doctoral degree in … Continue reading

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Meet Jason Blankenship, Director of Retention and Student Advising

Not sure where to start on the honors thesis? Wondering if you can go pre-med and major in classics? You’ve got questions … Jason Blankenship can help you find the answers. Blankenship brings 14 years of experience to his role … Continue reading

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Fellowship Weekend: 6 Tips to Help You Nail the Writing Test, Ace the Interview and (Yes, It Is Possible) Actually Enjoy Yourself

Ok, so you just got invited to Fellowship Weekend at the University of Arkansas Honors College. Pretty exciting, right? Believe me, just getting invited is quite an honor, especially since we had close to 850 applicants this year. I know … Continue reading

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Tips: The Inside Scoop on Scholarship Applications

I’ve reviewed and ranked close to 700 Honors College fellowship applications in the past five years, and every year, I spend a lot of time debating with my colleagues whether we should favor Student X (great transcript, only extracurricular involvement … 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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Advice: The Art of the Email

At the busiest times of my semester, I receive fifteen to twenty emails per day. One of my professors, Dr. Tricia Starks, estimates that anywhere from two to three hundred messages arrive in her inbox daily; and for department heads or … Continue reading

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Choosing a Thesis Topic

  It’s hard to pick just one topic for your history research paper. It’s hard to choose a topic that’s feasible enough for your lab report. It can be really difficult to brainstorm an idea for your creative writing class. … Continue reading

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Gage Greening: Sharing Research on Cancer Detection

Thanks to an Honors College travel grant, I got the chance to travel with my advisor, Dr. Timothy Muldoon, to the Optical Society of America (OSA) conference in Miami, Florida to present my research and collaborate with other students and … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Research Travel

 You’ve received an Honors College Travel grant to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Or maybe you’re a history major, and you’ve got a travel grant to fund research at the Lyndon … Continue reading

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