CONWAY, Ark. (November 11, 2012) - Hendrix students will explore the songs of Appalachia, the ethics of the perfume industry southeastern Europe, modern cinema and much more thanks to $54,492.32 in Odyssey grants to 19 engaged learning projects proposed by faculty and students in the October 2012 cycle.
Hendrix has provided $2,156,122.83 in competitive grants since the inception of Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning in 2005. Grants are reviewed and awarded by the College's Committee on Engaged Learning (CEL).
Odyssey grant recipients in the October 2012 cycle include:
Teaching High School Students Proper Makeup Techniques
Habitat for Humanity- Spring Break Build
Dynamic Balance: An Acroyoga Workshop
Linh Chuong and Helen Mealy
Public Art for Social Justice
Ballads, Mountains, and Murders: Songs of Appalachia
New Critics/New Directors/New Films
Something Smells Wrong
Internship at NIH
Dr. Jay Barth
Travel for POLI 306 (Ark. Pol. & Govt: Practicum)
Dr. Constance Campbell
Student Attendance and Participation at the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference and Stage Expo
Prof. Rynnett Clark
Dr. Karen Fannin
Festival of Winds Honor Band
Dr. David Hales
Student Travel to American Chemical Society National Meeting
Dr. Kiril Kolev
Contemporary South-Eastern Europe
Prof. Matthew Lopas
Promoting and Installing Lopas One Person Show in New York
Dr. Jennifer Peszka
Psychology Research: The Relationship between Technology Use and Sleep Quality and Quantity in College Students
Prof. Brigitte Rogers
American College Dance Festival Association: "Southern Premiere"
Dr. Damon Spayde
Travel to 2013 April Meeting of the American Physical Society
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.