Monday, October 27, 2014

OAS Internships and Funny Atlatl Pics!

Dr. Ken Andrews and the Perspectives from Science honors course took a day off of class to enjoy a tour on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Leland Bement gave a tour in his neck of the woods at the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey. Dr. Bement has worked at the survey for 19 years and is currently researching past environments in the North American Great Plains and the Paleoindian way of life. He showed the excavated bison skeletons he's currently working to reconstruct to help piece together their hunting activities. To wrap up, Dr. Bement demonstrated how Paleoindians would have hunted using an atlatl, which propels a spear much further than one could throw. Each student got a turn to try it out (as did Dr. Andrews, so watch your behavior in his classes; he knows how to spear you now). It was a good afternoon in Norman! If you're interested in an internship with Dr. Bement, you can contact him by clicking here#becausehonors
(The following picture is courtesy of the lovely Kristina Mayfield)

(The following video is courtesy of the talented spear-thrower Dr. Ken Andrews)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hip Hip, Parade!

Three cheers for HSA getting third place in ECU's Homecoming competition! Our fearless leaders Miranda McNabb and Abby Savage worked hard to plan everything and get people to events! Special thanks to everyone who helped with the parade, whether you decorated the truck, wore a costume in the parade, or handed out candy! It was quite a job, but the result was great and we had a fantastic time! Our banner was designed by Darby Heard and a lot of people helped to get it painted, so we appreciate all the helpers who stayed up later to get it done! And thank you to anyone who went to a homecoming event to sign in and get points for us! Who will our next victims I mean leaders be for Homecoming 2015....? #becausehonors

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014: Burkean Parlor

Thank you, Dr. Taryn Chubb for the Art Department luncheon leftovers!

Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 OKC Shakespeare: Macbeth

In the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Porter: "But this place is too cold for hell" (II.iii.13-14).
For the record, it was 56 degrees at 8 p.m.

2014 Honors from the OKC MOA to La Luna

Brian gives a great guided tour.
Peter Fischli and David Weiss ("Der Lauf der Dinge," 1987; DVD, 30 minutes) win the OKC MOA.

Linzi Thompson wins La Luna (that's her broken belt).