The Honors Program at the University of Texas at Tyler is proud to host the 2019 Great Plains Honors Council Conference.  GPHCC will take place April 5-7, 2019, and we are thrilled to welcome everyone to Tyler, Texas.

The conference theme this year is “Coming up Roses.”  With this theme we not only recognize Tyler as the rose capital of America, but also acknowledge the success of our students and the research they have embarked on to attend our conference.

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Great Plains Honors Council
CONFERENCE 2019

SAVE THE DATE!
April 5-7, 2019

 

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REGISTRATION

Please make out checks to

Great Plains Honors Conference UT Tyler

and send them to:

Honors Program

University of Texas at Tyler

UC 3110

 3900 University Blvd

Tyler, TX 75799

 

*Checks must be received by March 1, 2019.

To pay by credit card, please call 903.566.7482.

Early Bird Registration ends February 15; Cost: $125/person
Final Registration ends March 1; Cost: $250/person


If you require an invoice prior to paying with a credit card,
please contact
honors@uttyler.edu.

 

 

 

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EXCURSIONS

Excursions must be chosen with Early Bird Registration in order to ensure transportation (at no additional cost)

Each individual will have the opportunity to choose one of the following excursions:

 

Tiger Creek Sanctuary

Camp Ford

 Tyler Museum of Art and Planetarium
Kiepersol Winery

 Tyler State Park

 Local Coffee Break
(professional staff and faculty only)

Surprise Service Project

 

 

EXPLORE EXCURSIONS >

SCHEDULE

Friday

2 p.m.  - 6 p.m.
Conference Registration at the Holiday Inn

 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Poster set-up in the University Center at UT Tyler

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Poster Session


6:30 p.m.
Welcome Banquet at Crossroads at Green Acres Baptist Church

9 p.m.
Trivia Night at Holiday Inn (Gemini Room)

9 p.m.
GPHC Exec board meeting – Holiday Inn (Aquarius boardroom)

 

Saturday

 

8 a.m.
Breakfast and Moderator Training

 *Buses depart to UT Tyler starting at 8:15 a.m.*


9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Boe Award Presentations, UT Tyler

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Presentation Session I, UT Tyler

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Presentation Session II, UT Tyler

Noon
Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Presentation Session III

1:40 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Excursions

*Buses will leave from UT Tyler to excursion sites
 and will drop off at Holiday Inn*


6 p.m.
*Buses depart from Holiday Inn to Buschman Center*

7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Banquet, Awards, and Plenary Speaker

9:30 p.m.
Optional walk to famous Andy’s Ice Cream

 

Sunday

 

7:30 a.m.
GPHC meeting
Holiday Inn (Phoenix Room)


7:30 a.m.
Breakfast and depart

 

ABOUT

The Honors Program at The University of Texas at Tyler is designed to provide an intellectually rigorous and innovative program for those students who love to be challenged and stimulated by new ideas, new ways of thinking and exciting interdisciplinary opportunities.  Started in 2009, with only 24 students, the Honors program has witnessed tremendous growth over the past 10 years.

By participating in the Honors Program, students have the opportunity to learn with some of the university's most talented professors, join a vibrant learning community, and experience a global and dynamic education. Because of their diverse and enhanced collegiate experience, graduates of the Honors Program are among the most sought-after by employers and graduate schools.

 

To contact the Honors program, please email honors@uttyler.edu or call 903.566.7482

SUBMISSIONS

Boe Award Submission

The Great Plains Honors Council sponsors the Dennis Boe Award to showcase and reward outstanding scholarly work by the honors programs students. Boe Award presentations will occur on Saturday morning, April 6.

Deadline for submission: January 29, 2019

Oral Presentation

Students may submit an abstract for their proposed oral presentation. Oral presentations will occur the morning of Saturday, April 6.  Deadline for submission: February 1, 2019

Poster Presentation

Students may submit an abstract for their proposed poster presentation. The poster session will occur the afternoon/evening of Friday, April 5.  Deadline for the competitive submission: January 29, 2019 Deadline for the non-competitive submission: February 1, 2019

 

BIOS

Paul Steufert

Paul Streufert is the founding director of the Honors Program at the University of Texas at Tyler and associate professor in the Department of Literature & Languages.

Paul earned his PhD in comparative literature at Purdue University in 2001, and his research interests include the dramatic literature of ancient Greece, early-modern England, and twentieth-century America. Paul is excited to host GPHC conference attendees as part of the tenth year celebration of the UT Tyler Honors Program.

 

Katie Stone

Katie Stone has been in the Honors Coordinator role for almost three years.  Before coming to the University of Texas at Tyler, Katie worked at Ithaca College as a Residence Director where she oversaw the Honors Residential Learning Community.

Katie is currently working on her PhD in Human Resources Development and Organizational Change.  Her areas of interest are retention, work passion, and managerial coaching and gender. She is excited for everyone to experience the amazing talents and treasures of East Texas during GPHC this spring.

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