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Popcorn with a Prof: Ethan Bottone

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 25th of October to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? Hod did they get started in that field?

Dr. Ethan Bottone, a historical Geographer

Dr. Ethan Bottone is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Northwest. He is a historical geographer by training, with interests in tourism, mobility, and race .His dissertation research explored landscapes and mobility networks of the Green Book, a Jim Crow-era travel guide developed and used by black travelers. He is particularly interested in "tourist homes," private homes and apartments rented to travelers, that were listed within the Green Book, as these spaces represented a very personal form of resistant hospitality to the pervasive injustices of institutional white supremacy.

Also, Dr. Bottone is interested in other forms of "Just" tourism, including accessible tourism and indigenous heritage. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles such as beyond accessibility, Jim Crow Journey Stories, National Discourses Materialized. In 2021, he has had at least 12 citations in his research work and a total of 30 citations for his research activities.

Monday, October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Valk 129

Past Events

Popcorn with a Prof: Dr. Chase O'Gwin

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 6th of October to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? Hod did they get started in that field?

Dr. Chase O'Gwin, Theoretical Psychologist

Dr. Chase O'Gwin is an assistant professor and also the coordinator of the General Psychology program at Northwest. He has been studying the psychology of horror for the last 10 years, writing his Master's thesis on the relationship between personality variables and horror genre engagement and his dissertation on the qualitative experience of the horror fan as viewed through the psychoanalytic framework of Jacques Lacan. Dr. O'Gwin has published work on the nature of weird fiction and the ineffable, his expertise in horror has been featured in Bustle Magazine, has presented his work on horror to more than a dozen national and international psychological conferences and is currently co-authoring a book with Palgrave Press on the role of race in horror. He has also published work in parapsychology, exploring apparition experiences created in a laboratory and recently co-authored a book with Routledge, exploring the implications of recent social justice movements and their implications for subjectivity as viewed from the lens of theoretical and philosophical psychology

Wednesday, October 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Valk 129

Honors Program Presents
Board Games

  • Come out and play the games you know and love!
  • Learn new games!
  • Meet new people and high-ability students!

Entry Fee: Fully Paid (Honors Program)
Where: Maryville Board Games Cafe (324 N Main St., MO)
When: 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Sept. 10, 2021

Donuts with the Director   

Donuts with the Director

Joint the Honors Program Director - Dr. Elyssa Ford - on the 1st Friday of the month.

  • Learn more about the program
  • Ask any questions you have
  • Eat some FREE donuts!

     When: 1st Friday of the Monday, 1-2 p.m.
    Where: Honors Lounge, Valk 119
Fall Dates: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6

ALC Honors Event

Christmas Ugly Sweater ALC Honors Event

Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater

When: Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m.
Where: South Complex Rec. Room

Popcorn with a Professor

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 9th of November to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? Hod did they get started in that field?

Dr. Emily Frazier, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Emily Frazier is an assistant professor of Geography in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a critical human geographer and migration scholar, with particular interests in forced displacement, refugee resettlement, and humanitarian responses. In the context of rising global displacement and growing unease around immigration, her dissertation examined refugee resettlement in the southeastern U.S. This work analyzed third-sector resettlement volunteers to understand how integration works for resettled refugees. She seeks to understand the ways that people navigate forced migration, negotiate a sense of home and belonging, and work towards future goals after displacement.

Monday, November 9th, 4-5 p.m. at Valk 129
Online Session zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/7421498143

Halloween Pumpkin Event

Northwest Honors Program Invites You To
Bring Your Own Pumpkin Carving Event

We will provide carving tools and Halloween candy. You can come without a pumpkin just to hand out and watch a Halloween movie too!

Wednesday, October 28th @ 4:00 p.m.
Valk 129

ALC

Plan Your Career the Right Way.

Let the experts from Career Services guide you through the overwhelming process of constructing resumes and cover letters, and finding internships.

 

Finding Internships
Thursday, February 27 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
South Complex Conference Room

 

Resume and Cover Letter
Wednesday, March 25 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
South Complex Conference Room

 

Invitations have been sent via email. Please RSVP if you are able to attend the event. You are encouraged to carry your resumes. Snacks will be provided.

Popcorn

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 1st Monday of the month to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? How did they get started in that field?

Dr. Trevor Meyer, Rhetorician

Dr. Trevor C. Meyer is an assistant professor in the Department of Language, Literature and Writing. He also serves as Internship Coordinator for the department, as well as faculty advisor for Scribblers, bathe undergraduate writing club, Magic the Gathering Club, and serves as junior advisor for Alpha Chi. He is currently working to expand professional writing opportunities at Northwest. His scholarship focuses broadly on rhetorical theory and history, with special interest in the ancient and comparative rhetorics, and the fundamental questions of conflict, violence, and death throughout many discourses. His current projects are thinking through racial justice in writing pedagogy through kobudo, their martial art created by Okinawan farmers to defend themselves from bandits and rogue samurai, and also using professional wrestling as a theoretical lens to engage the works/"works" of Plato.

Monday, March 2nd | 4-5 p.m.
in the Honors Lounge (Valk 119)

Study

Honors ALC
Finals De-stress & Study Session

Join your RA Amy Nelson and fellow Honors ALC students for a round of ping-pong or some fun craft making to relieve stress before your finals.

Sunday, December 8th | 9pm to 10pm
South Complex Rec Room

You are welcome to stay and study together until midnight. Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Honors Program.

Popcorn

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 1st Monday of the month to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? How did they get started in that field?

Dr. Rebecca Dunnell, Flautist

Dr. Rebecca Dunnell, Professor of Music, teaches flute, music history, World Music, and other courses for the music program. She has led three Study Abroad programs to London in May 2015, 2017 and 2019, which were inspired by her residency in London as part of the Missouri-London Program, teaching at Imperial College. Her research interests are varied, and her "Popcorn with a Prof" talk will be about the twists and turns of her dissertation topic (and beyond) focusing on Mozart's work in Paris during the 1770s as reflecting the socio-musical issues of the decade. Her articles and talks relating to this topic have been presented/published by National College Wind and Percussion Instructors, National Flute Association, British Flute Society, British Isles Chamber music Symposium, Flute Talk, and more. She is grateful to Northwest for a Faculty Research grant supporting a stay in Paris in order to pursue research at the Archives nationales de France.

Monday, December 2nd | 4-5 p.m.
in the Honors Lounge (Valk 119)

board-game

The Honors Program
Board Game Night

Wrap up the semester with some fun.

Friday November 15, 2019 | 7pm - 8pm
The Board Game Cafe

The Honors Program will pay for your admission and you can stay as long as you want.

Encryption

The Honors ALC
Will You Escape?

Join us at Encryption and find out.

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 7pm - 8pm
Encryption: Escape Room
422 N Main St

Pop

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 1st Monday of the month to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? How did they get started in that field?

Dr. Karen Britt, Art Historian

Dr. Karen Britt is assistant professor of art history in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. As an art historian engaged in archaeology, her research focuses on the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. She has worked on archaeological projects across both regions and is currently the mosaics specialist for the Huqoq Excavation Project in Israel. In her scholarship, Dr. Britt explores how architectural decoration, in particular mosaics, can illuminate culture and society in the late Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds. She has received extensive research funding, including from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. State Department's division of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Her current book project is titled An Uneasy Silence: Empress Eudokia and Non-elite Women in Byzantine Palestine and Arabia.

Monday, November 4th | 4-5 p.m.
in the Honors Lounge (Valk 119)

field-trip

Honors Field Trip
Day of the Dead

Celebrate the culture of Mexico at the annual Día de los Muertos Festival.

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Nelson Atkins Museum, KC

We will leave Maryville at 11am and return by 6pm. The Honors Program will cover all costs besides food and drinks.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Info Session

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 1pm - 2pm
Honors Lounge (Valk 119)
*Session will be moved to Valk 117 based on attendance numbers*

Popcorn with a Prof

Popcorn with a Prof

Join the Honors Program on the 1st Monday of the month to learn more about Northwest's faculty members & their research. What is their current project? What is their research process? How did they get started in that field?

Dr. Tyler Tapps, CPRP

Dr. Tapps is a proud Northwest alum and has been a faculty member in the School of Health Science and Wellness since 2014. He earned his Ph.D. in health, leisure, and human performance at Oklahoma State University and previously worked as the executive director of a contract research nonprofit and served as the editor for the state health science peer-reviewed journal. He publishes often and has authored five books and more than 30 peer reviewed works. Dr. Tapps is working on his 6th book, which focuses on dimensions of recreation pursuits over the lifespan. He was selected as the "Young Professional Award" winner in 2014 by the National Recreation and Parks Association and that same year was honored as the first research fellow by the Oklahoma Health Association for his multiple projects to enhance the health of the residents of Oklahoma.

Monday, October 7th | 4-5 p.m.
in the Honors Lounge (Valk 119)

Honors Advising

Honors Advising & Registration

Join us for chips and dip at the Honors advising and registration night, where you can:

  • Learn how to register for classes in the Spring
  • Pick up Honors add/drop forms from Honors classes
  • Ask any questions you have

Tuesday, October 8 | 6pm - 7pm
Valk Room 111


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