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Virtual Scholars Day

The Carl Goodson Honors Program hosts Ouachita's annual Scholars Day, which is also sponsored by Alpha Tau, a student academic honors organization here on campus. Scholars Day focuses on the academic achievements accomplished throughout the school year by students from various disciplines. Many of these projects are conducted one-on-one, under the guidance of or in partnership with faculty from across the university.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 and the move to online course work, this year's Scholars Day has also moved to a virtual setting, and we are so excited for you to see the quality research, scholarship, and creative work of our students.

Click the links below to navigate directly to specific presentations or areas of study, but feel free to explore the other entries in Ouachita’s Scholarly Commons, as well! Enjoy your time at Virtual Scholars Day 2020!

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Honors Thesis Presentations

Click on the presentation link to watch or read the student thesis.


A Young Adult Scrutinizes the Michael L. Printz Award

Claire Elaine Seale 


An Overview of Foster Care

Rachel Smith


Beyond Stereotypical Picture Books: An Inquiry of Hidden Life Lessons from Patricia Polacco

Ruthie Lenards


Cracking the Case on Age-Appropriate Literature

Sara Neumann


Dance: The Universal Language of Storytellers

Meagan A. Woodard


Daniel's Journey in First Grade / El Viaje de Daniel en primer Grado

Hannah Gallagher 


Developing a New Water-Soluble Porphyrin as a Potential Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Agent

Catherine Shirley 


Editing the Editor

Adeline Goodman 


Effects of Light Intensity on the Oxygen Production of Arthrosprira Platensis

Savannah Edwards


Evaluating the Effect of Mutant EGFR on GPIT Subunit Expression in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Sheldon McCown 


Inside Jobs: Historical Conspiracies and Their Effects on the Discipline of History

Emily McGee


Les Femmes Capables: A Supplementary Curriculum Teaching Survival English to Female Senegalese ELLs

Abigail Morse


Not Exceptions: Historic Views of Women in Art and the Impact on Contemporary Women Artists

Abby Leal


Parent Knowledge Regarding the Relationship Between Literacy and Language Development

Emily Pankiewicz


Preparation and Cytotoxicity of Novel Carbon Nano-onion Materials

Cammie York


Protective Services or Protecting the Service? An Analysis of the United States Child Protection System

Margaret Ann Donnell


Reading between the Lines: Exploring Literacy, The Science of Reading, and the R.I.S.E. Initiative

Ashly Stracener 


Spiders in a Window: How Dangerous Stories Lead to Dangerous Women

Mattie Mae Motl


Teachers' Knowledge and Perceptions of Children who Stutter

Kathryn Knight


The Effects of Communication Disorders in Individuals with Down Syndrome and How to Help Them Succeed

Shelby Bradley


The Effects of Renal Cold Storage and Transplantation on Immunoproteasome and the Complement System

Savannah Stacks


The Healing Potential of Online, Art-DBT: Developing a Program for Rumination and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Reduction 

Lesley Howard 


The Involvement of Notch Signaling in Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer

Olivia Paige Brown 


The Search for Mere Purgatory

Tucker Douglass


The Sermon on the Mount: A Call to Obedience
 Rylee Roberts


Village Saints and a Little Black Magic: The Benefits of a Mission Trip Opportunity for Natural Science Students in a Culturally Diverse Southern Mexico

Brooke Sanderford-Bester


Visual Arts Education for Grades 6-12 in Arkansas and Its Changes Since the Twentieth Century

Callie Anna Dunlap Oxner


Women in the U.S. Congress: A Study on the Role of Gender in Electoral and Legislative Processes
 Selby Tucker


Campus tour

Since we are unable to walk you around our beautiful campus in person, watch this video as our Guest Experience Coordinator Adam Wheat gives you a personal campus tour.


Can’t make it to campus?

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Experience Ouachita in 360° and get an up-close peek at campus life. In just a few minutes, you can go from cheering for the Tigers on the football field, to the classroom working on a chemistry experiment.

Use a phone, computer or headset to watch as we show you what it’s like to be at Ouachita. Don’t forget to turn or swipe to look all around you!

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