Honors Program boasts 100 percent acceptance rate at national conference

Professor smiling at students in classroom

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four Northern State University Honors Program students submitted abstracts to the 2020 National Collegiate Honors Council’s Annual Conference and all four were accepted.

The students and their projects are:

  • Matej Cip, Hodslavice, Czech Republic: “Efficiency in Musical Practice: Undergraduate Music Students in the Midwest of the USA”
  • Parker Heger, Underwood, N.D.: “The Effects of Dehydroabietic Acid as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Parkinson’s Disease”
  • Amanda McIlravy, Philip, S.D.: “Rhetorical Device and Discovery in Opera Performance and Practice”
  • Sarah Schafer, Flasher, N.D.: “Early Modern English Pronoun Changes Applied to Emerging Gender-Neutral Pronouns”

The NCHC Annual Conference will take place Nov. 4-8 in Dallas, Texas.

Northern’s Honors Program, led by Director Dr. Kristi Bockorny, provides opportunities for high-achieving students to take honors-only courses, gain skills to lead campus organizations, and conduct undergraduate research. For more information, visit NSU Honors Program.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.