SAU Honors College

The SAU Honors College was founded in 2003 by Dr. David Rankin, president of SAU. Dr. Lynne Belcher served as founding director and recently retired from SAU. The Honors College seeks and admits qualified students who seek to pursue a serious academic program with equally gifted peers and committed teachers. Honors classes are small and provide academically enriching opportunities for students and the faculty who teach them. Currently, SAU enrolls nearly 170 honors students and graduates about 66% of admitees in four years or less. Anyone interested in applying to the Honors College or seeking further information should contact the director, Dr. Edward P. Kardas at or at 870 904-8897.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Dallas Trip: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

 The Honors College took its first trip since 2020 with 11 students, 3 staffers, and one guest. We traveled nearly 500 miles (round trip) in an SAU bus. Our first stop was the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. It hosts a positive exhibit spanning the worst to the best of human nature.

Above is the door latch on a cattle car used to transports victims to Nazi concentration camps

 These are the actual uniforms worn by survivors

The Museum emphasized the role of "upstanders" or people who actively worked against the Nazi Holocaust. Also emphasized was the positive response after World War II evinced by the UN's Declaration of Universal Rights (below)


We also saw the interactive hologram where Israel (Izzy) Starck answered live questions from the audience. Here is a video (below) of another survivor who made a hologram through Shoah, Pinchas Gutter.

Pinchas Gutter's hologram

Future blog entries will cover our visits to the 6th Floor Museum and the Perot Science Museum

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