Great Plains Honors Council Conference 2016

Hosted at John Brown University

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

The students, staff, faculty and administration of John Brown University and Oral Roberts University, co-hosts for the 2016 GPHC Conference, are proud to invite you to the beautiful Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas. The conference will be held on the campus of JBU in Siloam Springs, AR. Together we look forward to sharing the beauty and progressive attitude of NWA, where the entrepreneurial spirit is very much alive and thriving. Come join us in 2016!


Schedule of Events

Friday, April 8 Events and Locations
2:00 - 6:00 pm  Conference Check In, Welcome Desk (Simmons Great Hall Lobby)
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Poster Set Up (Simmons Great Hall)

3:15 - 4:45 pm Poster Competition Judging (Simmons Great Hall)
4:00 - 4:45 pm Oral Presentation Moderator Training (Dye Conference Room)
4:45 - 5:45 pm

Idea Exchange for Administrators, Faculty, and Staff (Dye Conference Room)

Gather to ask questions and share ideas

4:45 - 6:45 pm Poster Presentation Session (Simmons Great Hall)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Welcoming Dinner (Simmons Great Hall)
Boe and Poster Awards
9:00 pm

On Your Own: Self-Guided Tour of Downtown Siloam Springs    

Musical Guest: Molly and Pals

9:00 pm GPHC Executive Board Meeting (Dye Conference Room)
Saturday, April 9  
7:00 am - 1:00 pm Conference Check In, Welcome Desk (Simmons Great Hall Lobby)
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Boe Award Winners Presentations (Simmons Great Hall)

2016 Boe Award Winners

Lower Division

Caleb Polansky, McLennan Community College, “The Effects of Violent Video Games on Gamers”

Saira Sultana, Richland College, “Who is Responsible?”

Ashley Turner, Tarrant County College, “Graffiti As A High Art in Narrative Discourse”


Upper Division

Christopher Alderman, Emporia State University, “The in vitro and in vivo effects of MicroRNA-15a on human malignant melanoma and the newly discovered target gene of microRNA-15a”

Laura Salter, Harding University, “European Responses to the Syrian Migrant Crisis”

Rylee Sharp, West Texas A7M University, “Confronting and Reclaiming the Male Gaze in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night”



9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Oral Presentations

Walker Student Center, Soderquist Business Center,

Balzer Technology Center, Windgate Visual Arts West


12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Pick Up Boxed Lunches in Simmons Great Hall

Load Buses for Excursions in front entrance to Simmons Great Hall
        Architecture and Engineering Excursion                       
        Business Excursion                                                           

        Graphic Design Excursion
        Hiking Excursion                                                
        History Excursion                                               
        Civil War Excursion

All participants will tour Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR)

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Closing Dinner, John Q Hammons (Rogers, AR)

Speaker: David Burkus

9:00 pm Load Buses for Return to JBU Berry Performing Arts Parking Area (Siloam Springs, AR)

 Sunday, April 10



 7:30 - 8:30 am General GPHC Membership Meeting (Dye Conference Room)



Contact Glenda Manos, JBU HSP Administrative Assistant, at 479-524-7426 for additional information


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