Hendrix Faculty Receive Grants from Academic Consortium

CONWAY, Ark. (January 25, 2013) - Six Hendrix faculty members received grants from the Associated Colleges of the South. Funding was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Teagle Foundation.

  • Dr. Chris Campolo (philosophy & Dr. Gabe Ferrer (mathematics and computer science) received a blended learning grant for "An ACS-wide Conversation about Massive Open Online Courses and the Liberal Arts College"
  • Dr. Ann Willyard (biology) received a blending learning grant for "Blending Preparation with Travel for Improved Study Abroad Experiences"
  • Dr. Chris Camfield (mathematics) received an engaged learning grant for "New Paradigms for Collaborative Research in Mathematics across the ACS"
  • Dr. Kristi McKim (film studies) received an undergraduate research grant for "Hendrix-Rhodes Film Studies Research Symposium"
  • Dr. Amanda Hagood (environmental studies) received an undergraduate research grant for "Mapping Hendrix 2.0: Analyzing the Meaning of Place through Undergraduate Research"

Art professor Melissa Gill and English professor Dr. Toni Jaudon were accepted to attend the ACS Teaching and Learning Workshop this summer.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.