Hendrix Senior Selected for Publication

CONWAY, Ark. (October 21, 2013) – Hendrix senior Zoë Calhoun is one of five students whose work was selected for publication in "Cautions, Dreams & Curiosities," an anthology featuring original science fiction stories and essays from students from around the world, as well as from top science fiction writers, scholars and technologists.

The anthology is published by Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and Intel’s Tomorrow Project. The book is free to download and share at http://us.tomorrow-projects.com.  "Cautions, Dreams & Curiosities" was launched at this week’s The Feast social innovation conference in New York City by Intel futurist Brian David Johnson, director of the Tomorrow Project.

Calhoun is an interdisciplinary digital writing and photography and Spanish major from Tucson, Ariz. Her piece is called Sustainable Suburbia and is featured in a section of the anthology called Green Dreams, a series of written pieces and visual art proposing “fact-based, imaginative and beautiful sustainable visions of the future that we can build together.”

The Green Dreams competition was announced at the Center for Science and the Imagination’s launch event in September 2012 and was part of a university-wide effort to craft new narratives to inspire people to engage with sustainability not just because they fear catastrophe, but because they want to create a more equitable and vibrant future. All but one of the written pieces (Calhoun’s) and all of the visual art in the Green Dreams section were created by ASU students.

“I was shocked when I heard that my essay had been accepted into an anthology that includes such innovative and well-written pieces,” she said.

Calhoun interned for Terrain.org and is a four-year student-athlete on the volleyball team. You can follow her blog posts about food, writing, photography and the peculiarities of NCAA Division III athletics at www.zoesnotes.com.

Following graduation, Calhoun plans to teach English in a Spanish-speaking country.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu