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News Archive 2006

Work/Research Opportunity

Four or five Honors College students are welcome to work with Steve Sheppard, a member of the HC faculty in law and in political science, compiling indexes for a new law dictionary. The work is paid at $8 per hour. He will need students over break and, depending on how the work goes, next semester. The work requires access to a computer with a fast internet connection. It does not require knowledge of the law, although interest in law is a bonus.

Interested students should write directly to Professor Sheppard,

Posted December 21, 2006 at 3:30 PM by Web Administrator

Work-study positions available

Students eligible for work-study may apply by contacting the Honors College office at 575-7678 or We will work with your class schedule to set hours within our office hours M-F 8am-5pm.

Posted September 6, 2006 at 4:56 PM by Web Administrator

New Website

The new website is live! Please take a look around. Let us know what you think! :)

Posted June 19, 2006 at 6:45 PM by Web Administrator

Honors College Convocation

Registering for Honors College Convocation has never been easier. If you are a prospective student, you can fill out an online form to signup.

Posted May 31, 2006 at 10:10 AM by Web Administrator

2006 Goldwater Scholars Named

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -Three University of Arkansas students were named recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2006. This is the eighth consecutive year UA students have claimed the prestigious scholarship, bringing the university total to 33 Goldwater scholars since the program was established in 1988.

The three UA Fulbright College Honors students named to this year's list are Rebecca Adair, a Chancellor's Scholar majoring in biophysical chemistry, from Joplin, Mo.; Hannah DeBerg, a physics major and Bodenhamer Fellow, from North Little Rock; and Aireal Haley, a Chancellor's Scholar from Springdale, majoring in biochemistry. All three juniors are participating in the Honors College. read the full story

Posted May 11, 2006 at 3:37 PM by Web Administrator

New Honors Program to Study Mars

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, in partnership with the Honors College, will begin a new program in the fall 2006 semester to help undergraduate honors students obtain research experience in the field of space and planetary science. The students will work with researchers and faculty members in the space center on a research project of their interest. The theme for the 2006-2007 academic year will be Mars.

Posted May 1, 2006 at 3:44 PM by Web Administrator

Two UA Students Selected as Truman Scholar Finalists

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Harry S. Truman Foundation recently announced that two University of Arkansas juniors in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences have been selected as 2006 Truman Scholarship finalists. Whitney Haynes, a Chancellor's Scholar from Morrilton, Ark., is majoring in journalism, international relations, and European. Dwayne Bensing, an Honors College Fellow from West Fork, Ark., is majoring in communication and political science. Both students are members of the Honors College.

Posted March 17, 2006 at 3:52 PM by Web Administrator

Two University of Arkansas Sturgis Fellows Receive Gates Cambridge Scholarships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Two University of Arkansas Honors College seniors are among only 40 nationwide to receive 2006 Gates Cambridge Scholars. Lance Owen, a senior music major from Fort Smith, Ark., and David Deitz, a biochemistry, political science, and philosophy major from Little Rock, Ark., will begin graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in October of 2006. "I am very proud of David and Lance, not just because they have each won one of the world's most prestigious post-graduate scholarships, but also because of their willingness to reach high, to envision great possibilities, and to do the work required to achieve such recognition," said Chancellor John A. White. "Nationally, only 40 Gates Cambridge Scholars are selected, so the odds are always tough, but our students are not intimidated. Look at the company they keep. Seven other institutions in the country have multiple Gates recipients: Princeton, Northwestern, Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Yale, and the U.S. Military Academy. Our students are clearly competing with the best." read the full story

Posted February 14, 2006 at 1:06 PM by Web Administrator

University of Arkansas Leads State with 54 SURF Awards

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Arkansas led the state with 54 students being named as award recipients of 2005-06 State Undergraduate Research Fellowships. UA students set an overall record one year ago, when 39 students were named SURF award recipients.

The SURF program was created in 1992 with a start-up grant from the National Science Foundation and is intended to foster active student/mentor relationships. After two years, funding for the fellowships shifted from the science foundation to the state of Arkansas.

"The SURF program supports an essential partnership between faculty and students," Chancellor John White said. "Our faculty members embrace the opportunity to involve undergraduates in their research. This is only a portion of the undergraduate research conducted on our campus. We take great pride in our students' involvement in the creation of new questions, new ideas and new solutions through this and other undergraduate research programs. These hands-on experiences will prove mutually beneficial to faculty members and students." read the full story