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Odyssey Awards $54,000 in October Grant Cycle

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:

Megan Barker

Teaching High School Students Proper Makeup Techniques

Emily Barrett

Habitat for Humanity- Spring Break Build

Anna Broadwell-Gulde

Dynamic Balance: An Acroyoga Workshop

Linh Chuong and Helen Mealy

Public Art for Social Justice

Ben Duvall-Irwin

Ballads, Mountains, and Murders: Songs of Appalachia

Vincent Gammill

New Critics/New Directors/New Films

Tresor Mukiza

Micrurus Phylogenetics

Safia Nawaz

Something Smells Wrong

Brittany Ross

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

Student Teaching

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