This year the Great Plains Honors Council Conference will take place at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, close enough that the LCU Honors Program can travel and sponsor several students to go. This conference is a great opportunity for students to practice upcoming presentations and senior projects in preparation for the upcoming Scholars Colloquium and finals in the spring. The Ambassador Hotel will serve as the central location and housing, with conference events divided between the hotel and the WTAMU campus in Canyon.
A variety of events will take place during the conference, such as student poster and oral presentations, nuts and bolts Honors sessions, outstanding speakers, activities unique to the region, and many opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to connect.
The conference will offer several afternoon activities for conference attendees on Saturday. The choices include Palo Duro Canyon, (the second largest canyon in the U.S.), Cadillac Ranch, and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. All activity fees are included in the registration cost, which is covered by the Honors Program for students presenting at the event.
If you are an interested student, or know of an Honors student who would greatly benefit from this experience, please encourage them to submit an abstract. The final deadline for submissions is March 1st. For more information about the conference, visit the website.