CONWAY, Ark. (August 24,
2017) – Hendrix College sociology professor Dr. Stella Čapek on August 31 will
be installed as the Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Sociology. The
convocation will be held at 11:10 a.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine
Established in 1980, the
professorship honors Elbert L. Fausett, a leading Arkansas businessman and
realtor and long-time friend of the College. Čapek is the fourth Hendrix
faculty member to hold the honor. Previous recipients include Dr. George H.
Thompson (1980-1991), Dr. Robert C. Eslinger (1997-2004), and Dr. Thomas E.
Čapek attended Carleton
College and Boston University as an undergraduate. She received a bachelor’s
degree from Boston University in 1975. After some international travel that
included working as an English language editor in Kuwait, she went on to the
University of Texas at Austin, receiving a master’s degree in 1981 and a Ph.D.
in sociology in 1985. She taught at Southwestern University in Georgetown,
Texas for one year before joining the Hendrix faculty in 1986, when she succeeded
retiring professor Ferris Baker.
Her courses at Hendrix have
covered a wide variety of topics, including sociology of the environment, food,
cities, gender, medicine, and social movements, as well as social theory and
research methods. Her professional service spans local, state, and national
activities, including her election as Chair of the Section on Environment and
Technology of the American Sociological Association, her service on the
Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Arkansas Sociology and Anthropology
Association, and numerous campus and community committees.
Read more about Čapek’s
background and bibliography
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.