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In This Issue  August 23, 2018

Buen Camino!
Got a B? Get Over It!
A+ On the Way

On Display

   

Announcing our Spring 2019 Signature Seminars!

We've rounded up experts on some timely and timeless topics for next spring's Signature Seminars -- honors students, apply now! Please join us for public preview lectures on "B.S." by Jay Greene (September 6), "Aging" by Michelle Gray (September 11) and "Brain and Music" by Elizabeth Margulis and Chancellor Joe Steinmetz (September 25) to learn more about these professors' cutting-edge research. All lectures start at 5:15 p.m. in Gearhart Hall Auditorium, and all are welcome to attend.

Buen Camino! 

 

Last May 18 honors students set off on the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, encountering historical intrigue and medieval scholarship along the way. From Paris to the End of the Earth, the students discovered cathedrals, trekked through Pyrenean thunderstorms, explored heretical strongholds and tackled hefty plates of Spanish octopus ... and we have footage of it all.

Check out our web page featuring videos, photos and an interactive map where students present their sites. Curious about the Cathar castle at left? Honors anthropology major Curtis Worley explains all (look for number 4 on the map!)

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 Got a B? Get Over It!



 

 

We'll be blunt: odds are good you'll make at least one B in your college career. Odds are good that as an honors student, this will be your very first B, ever. But odds are also good that, contrary to what you may think, it will not be the end of the world. And sometimes, not making the grade can be just as beneficial as acing the test.

On our blog, our very own Chelsea Hodge tells the story of her first B, and offers tips on how to overcome the disease that often runs rampant among honors students: toxic perfectionism.

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A+ On the Way


 

Watch for A+ Magazine, coming soon! Features include:

  • Buen Camino: Samantha Kirby provides an eyewitness account of our student pilgrims exploring Roman ruins, cathedrals and fortress castles along the storied Camino de Santiago.
  • Class Notes: Gov. Asa Hutchinson dropped by our Arkansas Business Forum, which also hosted the state's top executive and CEOs ... And we visit the 21st-century scriptorium that landed in Gearhart Hall last spring.

On the Cover: Honors Passport pilgrim Dani Carson (center) presents on the Basilica of San Isidoro in León, Spain. The unusual subject matter above its portal hints at murderous family intrigue.


 On Display



 

 

After a busy summer honing her craft at the Awagami Paper Factory and the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory in Japan, senior studio art major Olivia Fredricks took a solo trip to Tokyo, where she became preoccupied with how we define ourselves when we're alone in a crowd. The prints and handmade books and zines on display in Gearhart Hall explore self-identity, voyeurism, and the stories inherent to objects found, created and passed on.

To accompany her exhibit, Olivia is giving away free fortunes and zines, "an offering to the viewer" that represents the give-and-take of objects and experiences.

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