Buen Camino

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 … Samantha Kirby reports.

BTW we have footage of it all. Check out our Honors Passport: Pilgrimage page for rich media, including videos, photos and an interactive map where students present their sites.

Class Notes

Gearhart Hall hosted a 21st-century scriptorium last spring, when Professor Joshua Smith led his Signature Seminar students through every step of making a manuscript, from sanding goatskins to hand lettering poetry, prose and carols with quill pens.

Gearhart Hall hosted a 21st-century scriptorium last spring, when Professor Joshua Smith led his Signature Seminar students through every step of making a manuscript, from sanding goatskins to hand lettering poetry, prose and carols with quill pens.

Office Hours

By Laura M. Terry, Associate Professor of Architecture Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design Photos by Russell Cothren Architecture professor and artist Laura Terry. The model in the foreground is an investigation of the negative space...

Architecture Professor Laura Terry’s third-floor aerie offers an eagle-eye view of a maple that sparks fire orange in the fall, but it’s a collective sketch of a tree that she treasures.

Alumni & Friends: Join us on an adventure!

Come camino with us! Dean Coon will lead an expedition to points along the French route, the Chemin Saint Jacques.

Honors Passport trip for Alumni & Friends: May 13-23, 2019

Dean’s List: Six Big Ideas for the Honors College

"Come camino with us! Next May the Honors College will take alumni and friends on the French route of the Camino, the Chemin Saint Jacques, with numinous stops in Arles, Nîmes, Conques, Toulouse and the French Pyrenees." By Lynda Coon Invest in...

Queens of the Jungle

Senior honors students Kelsey Johnson and Mersady Redding were traipsing through the Belizean jungle one day when they heard low grunts nearby. Stooping down, hoping for a sighting of wild pigs, the two women and their three guides suddenly fell victim to an onslaught of sticks hurled at them from above.

Market Entry Masala

Nine cities. 14 days. 23 meetings. It’s an eye-popping schedule, but for accounting and finance major Grayson Greer, it was a bold way to jump-start research on his honors thesis. He designed the two-week trip to India himself, intent on identifying a unified strategy for entering the Indian food and beverage market.

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes We often highlight alumni making waves across the nation and around the world – after all, there’s a certain glamor to be found in Sarah Mesko’s opera career, Joe Weishaar’s World War I monument design, Ben Hood’s software startup in...

Gifts: Long-Term Investments

By Kendall Curlee “Supporting an in-state public university and keeping our kids in Arkansas illuminates the hopes for our future and buoys up the economic health of our state.”   Lee Bodenhamer visits with Bodenhamer Fellows at the annual fall reception....

On Display: Works in Paper by Olivia Fredricks

Photos: Olivia Fredricks Olivia Fredricks, an honors art major and Honors College Fellow, is drawn to narrative formats such as handmade books and zines. This past summer she studied paper making and printmaking in Japan and...

Path Program Wins NSF Support

The Honors College is excited to welcome the first cohort of Path to Graduation Scholars in fall 2018, and looks forward to helping them thrive at the University of Arkansas.

Last Word: Arrivederci Roma!

By MyKayla Bowser Senior honors English major and Path student MyKayla Bowser’s summer at the University of Arkansas Rome Center was marked by a lot of firsts – first plane trip, first visit to a beach and first time to be completely engulfed in an ancient...

Save the Date: April 3, 2019

Honors College Invites: Joe Weishaar (B.Arch., magna cum laude, ’13)

“To End All Wars: The Fight for the National WWI Memorial”
6 p.m., Gearhart Hall Auditorium

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