Channeling ‘Tech Tangerine’ & ‘Spending’ $600K

In this latest report  from our "Museum 12," who got a behind-the-scenes look at running Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Max Frank describes a role-playing exercise designed to help students understand how museum boards operate. Channeling the brilliantly...

The Guest Experience: Making It or Breaking It

In this post, "Museum" participant Max Frank dissects just what makes a satisfying customer experience at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. One thing he learned: it all starts at the entrance. Max Frank is a second-year honors landscape architecture student at...

(F)acing the Thesis Defense: A Guide

It’s an interesting phrase: defending one’s thesis. It brings up images of medieval soldiers standing their ground, swords drawn and shields raised, images of concrete walls and barbed wire. Images of Alabama linebackers in streaky eye black. But it doesn’t have to be...

‘We the People’

In this latest post from one of the "Museum 12" who participated in our Museum forum, Sydney Nichols unpacks the new entrance gallery to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She responds to the unorthodox mix of portraits, affirms the impact of bilingual messaging...

Investigating the American Spirit

In this post, the first of several drafted by participants in the Honors College Forum: Museum, art history major Jackson Williams discusses the first big task for the “Museum 12”: drafting a new mission statement for Crystal Bridges.

The Tooth of the Matter

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

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)

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

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

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,...

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Building Hope in Uganda: 5 Questions for Mary Nell Patterson

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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?

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

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”

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

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...