The latest happenings around the CHC
We welcome a new Advisory Council Chair, celebrate #DucksGive, and learn a bit about medieval combat.
Exemplary theses from 2017 graduates
Prize-winning theses evoke comments from advisors such as “a model for future students”; “deserves to be published as a scholarly article”; “comparable to doctoral work”; “stunning”.
In the Classroom
Eco Literature Class Embraces the Natural World
In the process of asking “how does the human mind conceive of and express nature?” we are reflecting on how we see: such exploration reveals a consciousness and conscience for what it means to be human.
A Photo Syllabus of Samatha Hopkin's Course "Paleontology of Oregon"
Hopkins’ classes offer students “a virtual field-trip into an exotic location, while giving them the opportunity to read and analyze current research.”
A professor takes group projects to a new level with his fall colloquium
With Jim Shephard’s upcoming fall colloquium, “Big Problems and Bold Solutions,” the title says it all.
The exhibit invites the audience to read the narratives along with the photos and explore the agency of interviewees in exploring the multiplicity of their identities.
A Timely Appointment
After serving as a visiting faculty member in the honors college for three years, Tim Williams joins the college’s permanent faculty beginning this fall.
Persistence, and Deep Self-Reflection, Pave the Road to the United Nations
While she is proud of her academic successes, Goessler says her single greatest accomplishment was learning how to cope and live with mental health challenges while being a full-time student.
How a Passion for Poetry Sparked a Life's Journey
Award-winning creator of poetry, prose, children’s, and digital projects, Dr. David Reiter ‘70 is Publisher and CEO at Interactive Publications Pty Ltd.
A look at the Clark Honors College in 1967
During the class of 1967’s senior year at the university, The Beatles ruled music sales with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, the miniskirt was in full swing, and gas cost 33 cents per gallon.
Writing About the Women Who Made Me Want to be a Writer
The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon aims to “generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia” and to “encourage female editorship.”
A Student Journalist, International Politics, and a Human Connection
I just got back to my room after breakfast at the café downstairs. The first thing the waitress asked me, “Did you hear about the folks who showed up in the middle of the night?”
Clark Honors College Student Athletes
Blending top-tier athletics with top-tier academics through the Clark Honors College, these students are determined to have it all.
Caitlyn Kari, Editor, Publisher
As director of communications for the Clark Honors College, Caitlyn works with a team of student interns, as well as faculty and alumni, to develop content for the Scholar that represents the broader honors college community. Much of the credit for this publication goes to the three students below — getting to work with them is always the best part of Caitlyn’s day.
Mark Nelson, Graphic Designer, Writer - Class of 2020
Mark is a sophomore studying sports marketing and multimedia communications. Having grown up in Portland, Oregon, he is an avid local sports fan and adventure enthusiast. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time on campus — playing sports, exploring Oregon, attending and working athletic events, and working for the honors college. Mark was responsible for all layout and design of this issue of the Scholar.
Isabella Garcia, Writer, Web Developer - Class of 2019
Isabella Garcia is a junior studying traditional written journalism and multimedia communications, with a minor in computer information technology. She enjoys combining traditional and modern communication techniques to create multifaceted and engaging stories and hopes to make a career out of it. Isabella developed the Scholar’s digital home on the honors college website, and wrote several stories.
Derek Miaolo, Writer, Photographer - Class of 2018
Derek grew up in the mountains of Northwest Colorado, but he descended to the Willamette Valley to be near the ocean and get a break from the snow. He is a journalism student who gets outside any chance he can get — be it kayaking, hiking, or mountain biking. Derek is responsible for several of the stories in this issue, with particular note to an autobiographical piece: Field Notes.