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Open House for Freshmen

The Honors College invites you to an open house! All freshmen who attend will receive a t-shirt, snack, and postcard to send home. 

Date: The first day of class, August 25

Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: Lampasas 407


Spotlight: Check Out These Fall 2014 Courses!


HON 3396Y: Urban Horticulture
MW 2:00-3:20 PM    Professor: A. LeDuc    CRN: 16203
Substitution: Advanced Horticulture Elective

HON 3397I: A Cultural History of Mexico in the 20th Century
MW 2:00-3:20 PM    Professor: M. Miller    CRN: 18974
Substitutions: Advanced History (Group A) or International Studies Elective: Inter-American Focus

GS 3310: General Science I (Departmental Honors)
TR: 12:30-1:50 PM    Professor: P. Martin    CRN: 10786    Section: 006
Lab: L03    CRN: 10799    T: 2:00-3:50 PM

MATH 2471: Calculus I (Departmental Honors)
MWF: 9:00-9:50 AM    Professor: T. McCabe    CRN: 14695    Section: 012
Lab: L12     CRN: 14696     TR: 8:00-9:20 AM



Download the course schedule here:

Congratulations to our Honors Graduates!

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College of Applied Arts

Ana Gabrielle Perez
Herbs: Cultivation, Culinary Use and Curative Properties

Supervising Professor: Dr. Kenneth Mix, Department of Agriculture 


McCoy College of Business Administration

Shelby Leigh Galvin
Closing the Preparedness Gap Through Leadership and Professional Development
Supervising Professor: Dr. Robin Mathis, Department of Management

College of Education

Tia Turner
Thinking Caps and Running Laps: Exploring the Importance of Physical Activity and Cognitive Development
Supervising Professor: Dr. Lori Czop Assaf, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Fine Arts and Communication


Christopher Guy Henry

A Cultural Critique of Contemporary Science Fiction Film
Supervising Professor: Dr. Roseann Mandziuk, Department of Communication Studies
Emily Grace Hom-Nici
Design and Construction of a Visual Degree Audit Software: An Application of Visual Communication, Project Management, and Graph Theory
Supervising Professor: Mr. Grayson Lawrence, School of Art and Design
Jessica Loraine Loechel
Listening to the Rain: A Contemporary Look at the Works of Alan Watts
Supervising Professor: Mrs. Laura Ellis-Lai, Department of English
Matthew Daniel Sheehan
TEDucation: Creating a Curriculum for a TED Talks Honors Course
Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College
Danielle Emily Stevens
Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major, Op. 94 by Sergey Prokofiev: A Performance Guide
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kay Lipton, School of Music
Laura E. Villalobos
P.L.U.R.: An Inside Perspective Into the American Rave Culture
Supervising Professor: Mr. Mark Erickson, School of Music

College of Health Professions


Jaime Lee Hollingsworth

Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators

Supervising Professor: Dr. Eileen Morrison, School of Health Administration

Staci E. Martin
The Effects of Alcohol Usage on Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Treatments
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reynaldo G. Lozano, Radiation Therapy Program

College of Liberal Arts


Emily Elizabeth Collins

The Witnesses: Stories about Childhood

Supervising Professor: Dr. Teya Rosenberg, Department of English
Kelsey N. Harmon
Chatting about Khat: Its Impact on Ethiopia
Supervising Professor: Dr. Catherine Hawkins, School of Social Work
Jesse Elizabeth Herrin
Identifying Language Issues for English Language Learners in Algebra Classrooms
Supervising Professor: Dr. Maria Alejandra Sorto, Department of Mathematics
Rachel C. Hughey
High Modernism of Human Trafficking: Ideological Criticism of Central Planners and Their Impact on NGOs in Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jessica Pliley, Department of History
Paul Rubin Kappler
American Attitudes Toward Welfare
Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Price, Department of Sociology 
Mallory Claire Marcone
Digital Archaeology and the Curation Crisis: 3D Modeling as an Answer to Collections Access and Use
Supervising Professor: Dr. Stephen L. Black, Department of Anthropology
Matthew J. Martin
Excisions of Order
Supervising Professor: Dr. John M. Blair, Department of English
Lindsey T. Nussle
Resiliency: A Stable Trait or a Dynamic and Situational Process?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Harvey Ginsburg, Department of Psychology
Nadine E. Oliver
The Post-Communist Urban Landscape of Bucharest, Romania
Supervising Professor: Dr. Richard A. Earl, Department of Geography
Steven Philip Putnam
Management Styles in Relationship to Small Group Output: Let’s Standardize Management Practices
Supervising Professor: Dr. Richard L. Archer, Department of Psychology
Matthew Casey Rochester
Trends in Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Children's Fairy Tales
Supervising Professor: Dr. Caroline Jones, Department of English
Erin Celeste Timperlake
Mirror Neuron Function: An Examination of Differences Relevant to Empathy and Autism
Supervising Professor: Dr. Crystal Oberle, Department of Psychology
Andrea Z. Villalobos
New Urbanism and Diverse Communities: An Analysis of Kyle, Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. James Vaughan, Honors College

Alexandra Denyse Warner

For Honors and Country: Understanding the Link Between Football Hooliganism and Nationalism

Supervising Professor: Dr. Nathan Pino, Department of Sociology
Zoe Patricia Zell
Tolerant Cuba and Homophobic Russia: Examining LGBT Policies and Attitudes in Cuba And Russia
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sarah Blue, Department of Geography



College of Science and Engineering


Brent Arthur Baker

The Process of Natural Selection: Does Student Understanding Differ Between Rural and Urban Schools?

Supervising Professor: Dr. Sandra West Moody, Department of Biology

Mark Anthony Santiago Sison
Memorable Game Design
Supervising Professor: Dr. Rodion Podorozhny, Department of Computer Science

Spring 2014 Issue of TXSTUR

The Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal (TXSTUR) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research in all areas of the arts and sciences. Sponsored by the Honors College, the journal is a student-managed group that publishes an online edition.
The Spring 2014 issue is available here.