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

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”

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...

Millions of Dollars Pour Into Texas, Race Remains Uncertain

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.

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

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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...

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...

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...

On 16th-century Supermodels, A Shroud & the Male Gaze: 5Qs for Clio Rom

Clio Rom, an honors art history junior with minors in Italian and gender studies, is studying the different ways that male and female artists...

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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...

Freaky Friday: Dean Edition

Do you have big ideas for the Honors College? Have you ever wanted to see the “inner workings” of higher education administration? Would you like enviable offices, shelves upon shelves of medieval literature, and the title of “head honcho” here in Gearhart Hall?...

The Immersive Theatre of London

Tea for One Hey! My name is Angela Thompson and this semester I get to live in one of the most famous cities in the world: London, England. I wanted to come to London because I wanted to experience that big city life and boy oh boy did I choose the right place. The...

Democrats’ Luck Runs Through Las Vegas: The Nevada Senate Race

Trevor Paulsen is a freshman at the University of Arkansas studying mathematics and sociology. Trevor was born in Harrisburg, Arkansas and is actively involved in the University of Arkansas Young Democrats and is an Associate Member of ASG, as well as being an Honors...