Waiting for the flight to Phoenix, to attend the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in October.
Taking the Phoenix lightrail, from the airport to the downtown hotel.
A poster session at the National Honors Conference in Phoenix, AZ
Eileen's poster: Spatial Analysis of Japanese American Population Trends.
Eileen explains the importance of her project.
Winnie answers questions about her poster: Chinese Supernatural Romantic Tales.
Ania listens to a question about her work: Gender Socialization: Not an Issue to Toy With.
Keith's poster examined the science behind visual perception and its implications on film theory.
Sam's poster on the modern documentary film sparks a discussion.
Emma, Michael, and Collin explained our Honors Preceptorial, which
allows students to create a course, write a syllabus and then teach the class.
An interpreter facilitated the presentation for hearing-impaired individuals in the audience.
There was great interest in the Preceptorial concept --
from professors as well as students.
Michael's paper, "What is Wisdom? A two-part definition of Humanity's Worthiest Desire,"
was selected for presentation as part of a Student Interdisciplinary Research panel.
Liz discusses the creation and maintenance of the website
she designed for our online literary journal, Sapere Aude.
Her presentation attracted interest from students and professors
who would like to do the same for their Honors Program.
Winnie was selected to participate in a Poetry Master Class. Later, she read her poem as part of the Master Class Showcase.
Liz's parents and brother brought pizza to our conference hotel, for an afternoon snack. Her parents live in Phoenix; her brother is in the Honors Program at ASU. The pizza was great!
The conference included an event at the Arizona Science Center. The interactive exhibits included this one on the human brain.
Mindball pits two players, who try to move the ball. The key: minimal brain activity (be calm). Winnie takes on Emma.
Michael takes on Emma.
Emma's brain activity (or lack of it).
So...people from other Honors programs decided to take on Emma.
Emma defeated them all -- and then retired a champion.
The hard part about shooting a hoop ...
... was doing it through these special glasses,
which distorted the view. Very hard.
Liz and her brother (left) with Emma, Eileen and Michael.
The CU Honors website won 2nd place in the national
small college website competition. Sam, the main photographer
for our website, accepts the award on behalf of the Honors Program.