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All Honors students have the opportunity to participate in the Honors Residential Learning Community (RLC), which focuses on global learning and global competence.

We explore various global issues - issues that transcend political and natural boundaries to affect all of us. These issues include population demographics (including global migration), natural resource management (food, water and energy), information flow and knowledge creation, economic integration (globalization), international conflict (e.g. terrorism) and the challenges of governance.

As we look beyond the classroom and beyond campus, we expect many of our RLC students to participate in study abroad, international exchange, foreign language and international service-learning programs. These students will bring their experiences back to campus, continuing our education and reinforcing our commitment to global learning.


Spring 2015 (in progress)
Steven Elliott-Gower (Honors), The Boren Scholarship
Honors Student Study Abroad Presentations
Kevin Morris (Student), State Department Internship in Croatia 

Fall 2014
Steven Elliott-Gower (Honors), Study Abroad in England
Hank Edmondson (Political Science), Study Abroad in Europe
Youseff Fdilat (Visiting Scholar), Morocco in a Global Society
Jeffrey Smith (Visiting Scholar), Human Rights in Africa
Thomas Weiss (Visiting Scholar), Business and Humanitarian Aid
Documentary, "Mardi Gras: Made in China" 

Spring 2014
Steven Elliott-Gower (Honors), The Fulbright Scholarship
Crispin Ilombe (Visiting Scholar), Crisis in the Congo
Crispin Ilombe (Visiting Scholar), AIDS Prevention in the DRC
Mary Magoulick/Claudia Yaghoobi (English), Muslim Journeys

Fall 2013
Steven Elliott-Gower (Honors), The Boren Scholarship
Honors Student Study Abroad Presentations
Steven Jones (CELTS), International Service Learning
Mary Magoulick/Claudia Yaghoobi (English), Muslim Journeys

Spring 2013
Nicole Anderson, (Visiting Practitioner), The School for Field Studies
Alice Crawford (Student), McDonalds: A Case Study in Globalization
Honors International Students, Countries and Cultures
Libby Davis (Int'l Education), Cross-Cultural Communication
Steven Elliott-Gower (Honors), The Fulbright Scholarship
Oxfam Hunger Banquet (co-sponsored with Model UN)

Fall 2012
Bell Hall Study Abroad Fair/Student Presentations
Josh Kitchens (Library), The Global Information Revolution
Yephrem Mehranian (Education), The Palestinian Question
Doreen Sams (Marketing), Spain and the PIIGS
National Issues Forum, Immigration in America
Documentary, "Last Train Home"
Documentary, "Mardi Gras: Made in China"

Spring 2012
Oxfam Hunger Banquet (co-sponsored with Model UN)
Steven Elliott-Gower (Honors), International Scholarships
Documentary, "A Powerful Voice"

Fall 2011
Josh Gale (Student), My Kenyan Experience
International Day of Peace/Pinwheels for Peace
National Issues Forum, America's Role in the World
Helen Smith (Visiting Practitioner), Fighting Poverty in Africa

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