Tuesday, March 3, 2015


At the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman and the Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2014 Fall Showcase

From left to right: Charlotte May, Bethany Ragle, Melody Dunn, Chelsi Norris, Rachel Nicholas, Anna Talkington, Morgan Hicks, Allie Barton, Nik Razo, Sadie Woodruff, Charlynn Estes, and Lam Dinh.

Congratulations to this fall's Honors Showcase presenters!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
ROOM 104

Aileen Barton, Senior, Communication and Performance Studies
“Utilizing Entertainment-Education to Prevent Sex-Trafficking: An Oklahoma Perspective”
Faculty mentor: Dr. Steve Phillips, Assistant Professor, Communication and Performance Studies
Lam Dinh, Senior, Art (Graphic Arts)
“Designing a Logo for a Woodcut Printing Company”
Faculty mentor: Dr. Brad Jessop, Director of School of Fine Arts and Professor, Art

Nik Razo, Senior, Physics
“Understanding Light Curves of Bright Transients”
Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Oklahoma (Norman)
Rachel Nicholas, Senior, Business Administration-Management
“Oklahoma Business Week,” Internship
Faculty mentor: Stacey J. Bolin, Director, Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship
and Instructor, Business Administration

Rachel Nicholas, Senior, Business Administration-Management
“Organizational Best Person Fit”
Faculty mentor: Dr. Tom Zeni, Chickasaw Nation Professor of Business Administration
and Assistant Professor, Management
Anna Talkington, Junior, English (Teacher Certification)
"Implementing 21st Century Skills Using Technology in the K-12 Classroom”
Faculty mentor: Debbie Claxton, Instructor, Education
Morgan Hicks, Junior, Business Administration, Managements
“The Compensation System:  Action Research”
Faculty mentor: Dr. Tom Zeni, Chickasaw Nation Professor of Business Administration
and Assistant Professor, Management

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
ROOM 103

Charlynn Estes, Senior, English and Mass Communication
“ECU from A to Z:  The Connection between Language, The Brain, and Graphic Design
in East Central University’s Honors Publication”
Faculty mentor: Dr. Steve Benton, Associate Professor, English

Chelsi Norris, Junior, Accounting
“Cost-Profit-Volume Analysis”
Faculty mentor: Dr. Jaime Elliott, Instructor, Accounting
Charlotte May, Senior, Nursing
"The Effects of Folic Acid on Preterm Birth"
Faculty mentor: Jennifer Heck, Instructor, Nursing

"Childhood Maltreatment: A Lifelong Experience"

Faculty mentors: Debra Ollila, Instructor of Nursing and
Roberta Mowdy, Instructor, Nursing
Melody Dunn, Junior, Music, Vocal
“The Monodic Revolution and Its Influence”
Faculty mentor: Nathaniel Berman, Assistant Professor, Music
Bethany Ragle, Senior, Biology
“ECU's 2014 Communicable Disease Tabletop Exercise”
Faculty mentors: Dr. Patrick Bohan, Professor, Environmental Health Science

Sadie Woodruff, Senior, English
“The Role of Museums in Contemporary Culture,”
Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program

2014 Fall Engagement Opportunities

54 points total.  If you know of a University-sanctioned cultural, academic, or fine arts event that was held on campus this fall that is not on this list, please let us know.

December 4: Honors Showcase (2 points)
December 2: Jazz Ensemble Concert (1 point)

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

2014 Honors Homecoming

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014: Burkean Parlor

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