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Five Hendrix Students Present Sociology & Anthropology Research at Symposium

CONWAY, Ark. (April 16, 2012) - Five Hendrix College students presented their undergraduate research at the 33rd Annual Arkansas Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Symposium  at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Students and their research include:

  • Katharine Abbott, a senior from New Orleans, La., "Contrast of Power in Heterosexual African-American and Caucasian Romantic Relationships through Film"
  • Maria Balduf, a senior from Grapevine, Texas, "Bisexuality and the World's Religions:  Experiences and Religious Responses"
  • Shelby Howlett, a junior from Belle Plaine, Kan., "The Effects of Globalized Education on Women in East Africa"
  • Hannah McGrew, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M., "The Health of Rural Women"
  • Anna Ragni, a senior from Arkadelphia, Ark., "Health-Seeking Behavior of Rural Women: A Comparative Analysis of the American South and Africa"

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit