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...

Enter the Matrix: Economic Analysis in Swaziland’s Capital

                    Honors economics, physics and mathematics senior Erin Farmer is trained in microeconomics, but last summer she had to think big for her internship in economic policy analysis and research in Mbabane, Swaziland. The job acquainted her...

Jason Frank: Racing to the Finish in Italy

At the Politecnico di Torino, I continued my mechanical engineering curriculum very similarly to how I would have at the University of Arkansas. This was a positive thing for me, as it meant I was able to study abroad and stay on track for graduation in May of 2019. I...
David Sweere: Sketches from Rome and Beyond

David Sweere: Sketches from Rome and Beyond

January The lighting shifts from a natural white sunlight to an orange tint as I walk down the travertine stairs to the subway station on a brisk January morning. A small crowd is funneled through the turnstiles and down another stair deeper into the concrete tunnels....

Tamsan Mora: Opening the Third Eye in Rome

Tamsan Mora: Opening the Third Eye in Rome

January: Day 23/125 Ciao! The first week of the semester is always introduction week, so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tamsan, I’m an architecture student who has decided to study in the city that architects and others have pilgrimed to for centuries: Rome....

Tiffany Belfiore: The Colchester Collection

Tiffany Belfiore: The Colchester Collection

My name is Bingyu (Tiffany) Belfiore, and I’m a senior in the Walton College of business double majoring in Economics and Finance with a minor in math. This is my blog about my semester study abroad experience in Colchester, England. (Disclaimer: I do not have any...

If You Give a Snake a Cookie…

If You Give a Snake a Cookie…

Many people rate snakes among their biggest fears, but for senior biology major Caylie Funk, working with timber rattlers is just part of the job. Caylie began her research on rattlesnake metabolic rates over the summer, and was immediately faced with a steep learning...

To Be a Nomad

To Be a Nomad

Last summer, honors international studies major Maddie Williams was one of the first ever students from Arkansas to study abroad in Mongolia. She spent almost four months in the country, and when she wasn't attending lectures, she lived among a family of nomadic...

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5 Questions: Julia Lyon, Full Circle Food Pantry President

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5 Questions: Elizabeth France, B.A. in Drama & European Studies, summa cum laude, ’06

Born in Little Rock and raised in Russellville, Honors College alumna Elizabeth France recently returned home to Arkansas with husband Brian McCue...

Testing Your Pets Perception: 5 Questions for Emily Benjumea

Recent honors graduate Emily Benjumea is a planner. She started her honors thesis three semesters in advance, but due to several necessary...

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An Explorer Shares Her Craft

Junior nursing major and Path student Julissa Cervantes spent her summer thriving among the roses and crowds of Madrid, where she improved her Spanish grammar while interacting with locals and expanding her gustatory horizons. Here she writes about the value of...

Tips: Writing Letters of Recommendation that Get Results

by Noah Pittman Every spring, we read about how competitive college admissions continues to get throughout the country. We see all sorts of headlines, ranging from “College X proudly turns away 3,000 students with perfect SAT scores in order to keep its acceptance...

Tips: First Fail! A Survival Guide

by Chelsea Hodge I’m originally from Berryville, Arkansas, a small town of about 5,000 people northeast of here. I grew up on a poultry farm – my dad raises chickens for Tyson. When I was 8 years old, I was the Carroll County Cow Chip Chucking Champion, which tells...

Exploring the Extreme on Pilgrimage

After a few relatively sleepy centuries, the number of pilgrims following the Camino de Santiago has exploded, from 2,905 in 1987 to more than 300,000 in 2017. Today, hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims have embraced this medieval ritual, trekking and biking...

When It Rains, It Pours

Sometimes all it takes is a little adversity to facilitate a change in perspective. For freshman political science major William Motazedi, a hike through the pouring rain served as a turning point, transforming our Honors Passport: Pilgrimage trip from an incredible...