• Odcast

    Tales of Teaching and Hands-on Learning at Hendrix College

  • Welcome to the first season of Odcast!

    In this series, faculty members share how they developed engaged learning opportunities for students with the support of the Hendrix Odyssey Program and the Odyssey Professorship program.

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  • Ep. 06: "You want students to have some creativity, some ownership..."

    Politics and International Relations professor Dr. Kiril Kolev developed a number of global awareness and undergraduate research opportunities for students, including a couple of publications in peer-reviewed research journals, summer travel (to Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Serbia), and a semester study away program in Cyprus.

    Dr. Kolev is the James and Emily Bost Odyssey Professor.

    Release Date: April 8, 2019

    Ep. 05: "We didn't have cell service, and the students were freaking out the first day, but then it just dissolved..."

    The birds are changing their tune and biology professor and conservation biologist Dr. Maureen McClung is conducting field research on why that might be. She's also spreading nature appreciation and conservation in a wide variety of ways to the Hendrix community while connecting Hendrix students, professional conservationists, and Arkansas ecosystems.

    Dr. McClung is the Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Professor.

    Release Date: April 1, 2019

    Ep. 04: "The ways that we read, the ways that we pay attention..."

    English professor Dr. Toni Jaudon is on a mission to read every pop-up book in the world! No, really, she is. But she's also exploring the ways we live with literature and the written word while bringing her students into the world of hands-on research in literary archives.

    Dr. Jaudon is the Isabelle Peregrin Odyssey Professor.

    Release Date: March 25, 2019 

    Ep. 03: "It will shape their lives in interesting ways that I can't predict."

    Anthropology professor and archaeologist Dr. Brett Hill shares not only how he discovered anthropology and archaeology, but also his efforts to create more equal partnerships when studying heritage sites with students.

    Dr. Hill serves as the Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

    Release Date: March 11, 2019

    Ep. 02: "Not doing some woo-woo, self-help kinda stuff..."

    Psychology professor Dr. Lindsay Kennedy discusses the origin of the Hendrix Well-Being Initiative and how it's growing in unexpected ways.

    Dr. Kennedy currently serves as the Nancy and Craig Wood Odyssey Professor.

    Release Date: March 4, 2019

    Ep.01: “Suddenly, with the arrival of the Odyssey Program…”

    Dr. Jay Barth shares his experience teaching politics at Hendrix before the Hendrix Odyssey Program launched, and how the Odyssey Program and Odyssey Professorship program have enhanced teaching and learning at Hendrix.

    Dr. Barth served as the Bill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor from 2014-2017 and serves as Odyssey Director until the end of this academic year.

    Release Date: February 25, 2019

  • Special Thanks

    Rob O'Connor '95, host
    Odcast is recorded and edited by Meagan Stephenson '07

    Odcast is a collaboration between the Odyssey Office, Marketing Communications, and Technology Services.