The Tooth of the Matter

  How often do you floss? And be honest, because anthropology and biology major Grace Roberts can see the truth! The sophomore Bodenhamer Fellow is working with Dr. Peter Ungar to research patterns of tooth wear, with hopes to ultimately help dentists better identify...

Building a Strong Bond with Your Faculty Mentor

You’ve got your thesis topic, and you’ve found a faculty mentor. Now the real work begins – and the most critical component is not reading dusty tomes, running experiments in the lab or digging up the latest articles in Lexis Nexis. Your most important task is to...

Reading the Bible (Museum)

Honors College Dean Lynda Coon's fall 2018 Retro Readings course on the Bible came with an added bonus: an optional field trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. But once at the museum, the students discovered they had some reservations about the...

With All the Colors of El Viento

Honors chemical engineering major Meagan Olsen spent her summer in Puebla, Mexico, studying Spanish and participating in an engineering-based service project. Here, she blends language-learning, history, tradition and community, using a color palette that is at once...

Dean for a Day Emeritus Christina Trexler Reflects on Her Reign

On Tuesday, November 6, first-year chemical engineering major and Bodenhamer Fellow Christina Trexler became the second student Dean for a Day in the Honors College. Her deanship was jam-packed with meetings: she spoke to Chancellor Joe Steinmetz, Provost Jim Coleman,...
Putting Path on the EMAP: The ASAP Summer Bridge Program

Putting Path on the EMAP: The ASAP Summer Bridge Program

Rachel Wilson is a first-year NSF Path Scholar pursing a B.A. in computer science and a B.S. in management with an organizational leadership focus. With her freshman Path cohort, she participated in the ASAP summer bridge program on campus to help her settle into...

Genesis: Divinity or Lucky Dirt?

Genesis: Divinity or Lucky Dirt?

Maddie Williams is a senior honors international studies and political science major at the University of Arkansas. Interested in the origins of religion and theological underpinnings of conflict, Maddie has spent much of her undergraduate career in a diverse range of...

A Crash Course in Thesis Defense

A Crash Course in Thesis Defense

Honors psychology major Bailey Mathis recently presented a poster on her honors thesis research at the National Conference for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology in Kansas City, Missouri. She encourages all students to attend a conference in their chosen field...

The Gospel According to John: Judaism without “The Jews”

The Gospel According to John: Judaism without “The Jews”

Lincoln Reynolds is an Honors College senior studying supply chain management and economics. Alongside studying and practicing corporate supply chain activities, Lincoln spends much of his free time reading Christian and historical texts as an amateur theologian and...

Postures of Purity in Leviticus

Postures of Purity in Leviticus

Elizabeth Cooper is an honors history and anthropology major with an archaeology concentration. Currently she is participating in the Retro Reading course "Bible," led by Honors College Dean Lynda Coon, a medieval historian by trade. In this post, Elizabeth considers...

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Building Hope in Uganda: 5 Questions for Mary Nell Patterson

Mary Nell Patterson is a fourth-year landscape architecture student. Initially, she was a pre-nursing major, but after realizing that her fear of...

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...

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...

5 Questions: Sammi Jones Pursues Campus Community Garden

Inspired by gardens she visited in Scotland, Sammi Jones, an environmental, soil and water sciences major in Bumpers College, wants to see a...

5 Questions: Honors Student William Lewis Sheds Light on Lasers

Lasers have been a source of wonder for many people since their invention only about half a century ago and William Lewis, an honors physics and...

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Millions of Dollars Pour Into Texas, Race Remains Uncertain

Noah Pittman’s Honors College Forum course Midterm Elections is following some of the tightest Senate races across the country. Each student has adopted one of these races to track throughout the semester — here, Julia Nall walks us through the highly-contended Texas seat.

A Tight Senate Race in Tennessee

Noah Pittman’s Honors College Forum course Midterm Elections is following some of the tightest Senate races across the country. Each student has adopted one of these races to track throughout the semester — here, Katie Strickland reports on Tennessee.

Bright Lights, Big City: Meet Architecture Major Anthony Sysoukrath

Anthony Sysoukrath, an Honors College Path student and architecture major from Van Buren, Arkansas, has just returned from his first-ever trip to New York City and he’s jazzed: “There’s so much life and energy there – it really resonates with me. There’s always...