Honors College students, faculty present research in New Orleans

Sixteen students and 12 faculty members from the University of Maine Honors College will present research Nov. 6–10 at the 54th annual National Collegiate Honors Council conference in New Orleans. The theme, “Disrupting Education: Creativity and Innovation in Honors,” challenges attendees to think, question and act. 

The submission process is highly selective. Four of the accepted UMaine presentations are titled: “Building and Assessing a Holistic Honors Curriculum”; “Project Q: Disrupting the Heteronormative Education in the Honors Curriculum”; “Female Campaigns: Just the Right Amount of Femininity”; and “Civilization Spotified: Connecting the Reading List with the Playlist.”

Students and faculty also can explore the city through the NCHC City as Text Program as well as network with honors students and faculty from around the world. The Honors College is grateful for the support of donors who make the trip possible, especially the Bill and Betsy Pullen Leitch ’55 Conference Fund.

NCHC anticipates more than 2,000 students and faculty from all 50 states, as well as from the Netherlands, Great Britain, China, Qatar and Australia.The nonprofit NCHC supports and enhances the community of educational institutions, professionals and students in collegiate honors education around the world. Member institutions total nearly 900 around the world. Professional and student memberships are available. More information is available at nchchonors.org.