In the fall of 2000 Dean John Peek, Vice President of Academic Services, formed an advisory committee to develop an annual student research conference. The advisory committee, consisting of faculty from several disciplines, named the event the "Student Creative Arts and Research Forum" in order to encourage participation from diverse disciplines across campus. The advisory committee decided upon the basic structure and format of the Forum with the expectation that changes will occur as the college community provides feedback and suggestions.
2012 Forum Winners
1st place: Andrew Todd and John Pope for "Curves in Two-dimensional Vector Spaces over Finite Fields"
2nd place: Elizabeth Fuller for "The Effects of an Initial Vote during Jury Deliberation on Racial Biasing in Verdicts"
3rd place: Jon-Michael Poff for "Phrenology and Deviant Sexuality in Poe and Whitman"
2010 Forum Winners
1st Place: Chafen Delao for "The Inclusivity of Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Criteria: The Impact of Stress"
2nd Place: Michael McQueen for "Photosynthetic Microorganizsms from North Central Arkansas Caves"
3rd Place: Elizabeth Tribble for "Red Collar"
2009 Forum Winners
1st Place: Sarah Fendley for "Keeping Diaries & Telling Lies"
2nd Place: Monica Fuller for "The Patent Medicine Era and Its Effect on Modern American Society"
3rd Place: Chris Middaugh for "Impact of Size Structure on Predator-Prey Interactions Among Larval Odonates"
2008 Forum Winners
1st Place: Samantha Lopez for "Expectancy Effects on Memory Performance and Affect"
2nd Place: Ashley Dorsey for "Dead to the World"
3rd Place: Sarah Fendley for "Clarity Series"
2007 Forum Winners
1st Place: Laura McWilliams for "Arsenic Remediation from Groundwater Systems"
2nd Place: Ashley Dorsey for "The Merchant of Venice"
3rd Place: Sarah Fendley for "Young Woman in White" & "Self-Portrait in Three"