ACU representatives attend Great Plains Honors Council

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2000

Five students from Abilene Christian University's Honors Program made presentations at the annual conference of the Great Plains Honors Council, April 14-16, at Oklahoma State University.

Three presented original research from their Senior Honors Projects:

  • Eric Leshikar, senior psychology major from Taylor, read a paper titled "Stereotypes of Male and Female Thinking."
  • Summer Powell, senior theatre major from Hurst, presented a readers theatre production of scenes from "Centered in Eden," her original drama about eating disorders.
  • Doga Taslardan, senior integrated marketing communication major from Istanbul, Turkey, presented a slide presentation on the relief effort for earthquake victims in Turkey.

Two students gave a poster presentation about the Honors Programs visiting speaker series: Jamie Schutte, freshman animal science major from McBain, Mich., and Nicole Ashley, freshman history major from Pago Pago, American Samoa.

They presented background data on American popular culture in the Cold War era, which is the featured topic for the Honors Program Spring Banquet at ACU April 20. The speaker will be Lubbock historian Dr. Kregg Fehr.

The Great Plains Honors Council includes honors programs from colleges and universities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Willerton is past president of the organization.

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