Three Hendrix College faculty members were recently awarded Odyssey Professorships.
The professorships are an extension of the Hendrix Odyssey Program, which is the college’s "nationally recognized hands-on" learning program, according to a news release.
"Each Odyssey Professorship carries an endowment to support faculty projects that create new engaged learning opportunities for students, such as internships, service projects, and undergraduate research," the release stated. "The Odyssey Professorships also provide professional development opportunities for the professors receiving them."
Individual faculty members or small groups of faculty members may apply on a competitive basis for the professorships, with proposals recommended by the committee on faculty and approved by the college president.
The new Odyssey Professorship projects include: Anne Goldberg and Jennifer Peszka, who received the Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Professorship for their project, “8 hours for work, 8 hours for rest, 8 hours for what we will: Psychological and Anthropological Lessons for Living Longer from the Blue Zones" and Dorian Stuber, who received the Isabelle Peregrin Odyssey Professorship in Journalism and/or Literature for the project, “Bearing Witness: Holocaust Literature and Education.”
The community looks forward to the innovative and exciting engaged learning opportunities that will emerge as these projects develop,” Peter Gess, associate provost for engaged learning and director of international programs, said. “The support of Hendrix alumni and friends makes these opportunities possible for our faculty and students, and we’re grateful for their generosity.”