Hendrix Immersion Project

Hendrix Immersion Project (HIP): A Special Projects Odyssey

 HIP aims to do exactly what its name implies:  make you hip to the richness and diversity oflife on the Hendrix College campus by helping you to immerse yourself indifferent types of on-campus events.

HIP Goals

 By participating in HIP you will:
  • Learn about the Hendrix College community and all the opportunities it offers for engagement.
  • Expand your horizons by getting out of your normal routine and participating in events you might otherwise overlook.
  • Gain insight into the kinds of engaged learning experiences that might serve as the basis for future Odyssey projects.
  • Earn an SP Odyssey credit upon successful completion of the project.
  • Establish a habit of self-motivated lifelong learning outside of the classroom.

HIP Requirements

In order to earn an SP Odyssey credit for your participation in HIP, you must:
  • Sign up with a HIP advisor. (Advisors for 2012-13 are listed below.) Your advisor will give you a packet of information and the forms you will need to complete this Odyssey activity.
  • Submit a Statement of Intent Form to the Odyssey Office.
  • Attend 20 on-campus events as outlined in the “Type of Events” requirements below.
  • Get the signature at each event of one of its leaders in order to certify your attendance.
  • Reflect in writing on your experience of each event by filling out the requisite journal entry afterward.
  • Complete a reflection paper at the end of your experience.  You and your advisor will discuss the details of the paper.
  • Submit a Project Completion Form to the Odyssey Office.
  • Complete all of the above requirements within 1 calendar year of signing up for HIP.

Types of Events

The requirements below for 20 total on-campus events have been designed so that you getmaximum exposure to a diversity of on-campus activities and so that your participation in HIP will involve not less than the 30 hours required of SP Odyssey Projects. 

You must attend 4 events in each of the 4 categories.  The remaining 4 events may come from any categories you choose.



Category                                                                                                          Credits 
(minimum from each category)

Artistic Performances                                                                                        4
Art Exhibit Opening Reception (student, faculty, or guest artist)                                           
Hendrix Special Events
Music Recitals (faculty, student, guest)
Red Brick Film Festival
Student Activities Concerts
Student Ensemble Concerts
Theatre and Dance Productions
Word GardenEvents

Campus Discussions                                                                                        4
Film Screenings and Discussions
Friday Afternoon Discussions
Murphy Foreign Film Series
Murphy Readings and Book Discussions
Project Pericles Forums

Campus Lectures andPresentations                                                               4
Buthman,Drake, Wilson Lectures
Chapel Services
Convocation Series
Crain-Maling Center Programs
Hendrix Murphy Programs
Leadership Hendrix 
Miller Center Programs
Odyssey Exemplar Presentations
Steel Center Lectures
Undergraduate Research Presentations


Varsity Athletic Events                                                                                      4
No more than one from each on-campus varsity sport.


*Other events may qualify.  Consult your sponsor in advance if you wish to attend an event that is not included in the list above.


HIP Advisors (2012-13)

  • Nancy Fleming, Professor of Music and Director of the Odyssey Program (SLTC 245)
  • Tonya Hale, Director of Student Activities (SLTC 152)
  • Leigh Lassiter-Counts, Associate Director of Career Services (SLTC 240)
  • Dr. Marianne Tettlebaum