Alumni Retreat

The Norbert O.
Schedler Honors College Alumni Retreat at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Registration is $50 and covers all meals and snacks for the day plus activities. A fee waiver is available for those unable to pay. Lodging is available on the 23rd and/or 24th for $140/night by calling 501.727.5435. Room options at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute can be viewed here.

Register for the event no later than September 1 by clicking here.


10:00 10:30

Registration and Refreshments | Flagstone at the Showbarn

10:30 11:00

Welcome | Showbarn

Dr. Patricia Smith, Dean

 11:00 12:00

Faculty Lectures*

Dr. Donna Bowman, Professor | Governor’s Conference Room

Theological Perspectives on the Evangelical Sexual Abuse Crisis


Dr. Allison Wallace, Professor | Rock Theater

Episodes in the Story of Money

12:00 12:45

Lunch | Conference Dining

1:00 2:15

Book Discussion Groups* | Various Locations

Doug Corbitt, Lecturer

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Dr. Leah Horton, Associate Dean

The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne


Dr. Ellen Hostetter, Associate Professor

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


Cindy Lea, Lecturer

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson


*Childcare provided by current honors students during this time (waiver required)

2:30 – 5:00

Free Time/Activities | WRI Grounds

Game Room | President’s Lodge

Hike | Petit Jean Mountain​​

Nature Walk | Butterfly Garden & Trails

Fishing (stocked pond) | Boat House

Kayaks/Canoes | Boat House​​​​​

Bicycling (8 bikes available)

Tennis/Racquetball | Tennis Courts



3:00 – 3:30

Guided Improv | Boat House Pavilion

Dr. Adam Frank, Professor

3:30 – 4:00

Refreshment Break | Showbarn Lobby

5:00 – 5:45

Alumni Social/Cash Bar | Patio

6:00 – 6:45

Dinner | Conference Dining

 7:00 – 8:30

Entertainment & Closing Remarks | Boathouse


Game Room Open for Night Owls | President’s Lodge