Several art students presented their senior shows this fall. Grace Dane’s exhibit was entitled “The Cure,” Rikki Bethea’s “Slice of Life,” Jeremy Freeman’s “In My Head,” Katie Nix’s “Looking Deeper,” Destiny Lepard’s, “Moments to Remember,” Lauren Lollies’ “The Looking Glass,” Allison Wright’s “Tending the Fire,” and Samantha Deloney’s, “Fear.”
Students from the Oracle, KSWH, HTV, The Star, and Innovative Media traveled to Louisville to attend the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention. Those students were: Cortez Akins (Mass Media), Destiny Amos (Psychology), Kabryn Grayson (Mass Media), Leighton Hall (Computer Science), Diominique McKissick (Innovative Media), Kamisha Murray (Family and Consumer Sci), Ashley Smith (Communication), Karen Villeda Perez (Psychology), Zac Walthall (MLA), and Markayla Wyatt (Management). HTV students Leighton Hall, Rebekah Teel (Mass Media), Victoria Garibay (Mass Media), and Corey Howell (Innovative Media) won third place in the Best News Feature. Leighton Hall won 2nd place for Best On-Site Video Promotion. KSWH 102.5 FM The Pulse station Manager Diominique McKissick, won 3rd place for Best Audio Creative and 1st place for Best On-site Audio Promotion at the College Media Association in Louisville, Kentucky.
Andy Arnold (Social Science Education), Jacob McNeill (Social Science Education), Bailey McBride (Family & Consumer Sci), Ben Parnell (History), Shanika Smith (MLA), and Jake Yates (Social Science Education) traveled to New Mexico for fall break in conjunction with Dr. Doug Heffington’s GEO 4203 New Mexico: Landscapes of the American Indian. They explored Bandelier National Monument located outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Ancestral Pueblo site complex with peak population dates between roughly 800 to 600 years ago. The site consists of the main pueblo, Tyuonyi, and associated cliff dwellings along Frijoles Canyon.
Several students presented papers or posters at the 17th South Central Historical Archaeology Conference hosted by Henderson State University. Ben Parnell (History) presented “Radnor Lake: Initial Survey of Historic Rock Features.” Elizabeth Hoyle (Social Science Education) presented “’Talking Walls’: Are They Always Walls?” Troy Vance (Social Science Education) presented “A Brief Overview of Historic Highway 67 and The Old US 67 Rest Area in Clark County.” The Fall 2018 Human Geography Class presented a poster titled, “US Highway 67: Gas Stations And Commercial Archeology.”
Art Education Students Allisha Bates, Samantha Cox, Erica Hamilton, Lauren Lollies, Julie Myers, Katie Nix, Catherine Wachob, and Allison Wright attended the Arkansas Art Education Association Conference in North Little Rock.