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Adelphi U (NY): Free Summer College Readiness Program for Students

With the summer coming up quickly, Adelphi University is excited to share with you this new summer opportunity for students who are rising seniors, free of charge!

Adelphi’s inaugural Hispanic Community Partnership Program, offered Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4, 2019, is designed to expose Hispanic high school students to college life while gaining the skills and confidence to pursue a college degree. Workshops and other benefits include:

  • Navigating the college application process
  • Financial literacy for higher education
  • Living in one of the newest residence halls
  • Trip to nearby New York City

I strongly encourage you to share information about this program within your school community. Take a look at the complete program schedule and consider nominating students today (the deadline for all nominations is May 15)! Self-nominations are also welcome.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.



Stephanie Espina
Director of Freshman Admissions
University Admissions
sespina@adelphi.edu / adelphi. edu
516.877.3056 / f 516.877.3039

News from Grove City College (PA)

Panera CEO delivers
innovative food for thought


The Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovationrecently hosted Blaine Hurst, president and CEO of Panera Bread, as part of its Richard G. Staley ’62 Visionary Entrepreneur Speaker Series. Named one of Fast Casual Magazine’s “Movers and Shakers,” Hurst shared lessons in transformative leadership – from thoughts on innovation to company and personal transformation.

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With ‘Wolverines Together,’
Grove City College can’t lose

“Wolverines Together” is a rallying cry for the student-athletes who compete in our 22 NCAA Division III varsity sports and the community they represent. It’s a reminder that they’re part of a team, athletic program, and campus with a distinct culture and values. And it’s a motto for the College-wide effort to ensure that athletics are a central part of our Christ-centered environment.

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Institute for Faith & Freedom explores freedom of conscience

The Institute for Faith & Freedom (Grove City’s think tank formerly known as the Center for Vision & Values) held its annual conference on campus earlier this month. This year’s two-day event titled “Most Sacred: Freedom of Conscience in America” included guest speakers Ryan Anderson, David French, Michael Medved, Kristen Waggoner, and Paul McNulty, among others, who grappled with pertinent issues surrounding freedom of conscience in today’s culture.

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Children’s Theatre takes the
stage with Madagascar

Children all across the region are giving Grove’s production of Madagascar two paws up. Each spring our Theatre Program produces a show for children from the surrounding area. Local schools send groups of students to the College to see special performances during the day, with evening and weekend shows open to our students and the general public. From the set and staging to costumes and makeup, Children’s Theatre is completely student directed.

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Sophomore physics major earns
prize for astronomy research

Sophomore Darin Mumma’s work, entitled “Speckle Interferometry of Close Binary Star Systems,” was selected as runner-up in the undergraduate research poster competition at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Mumma’s poster details research conducted using Grove City College’s observatory – a facility located near Edinboro, Pa. – that houses a 20-inch reflecting telescope equipped with research-grade instrumentation.

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Economics professor wins Fertig prize in Austrian Economics

Dr. Jeffrey M. Herbener, chair of our Department of Economics & Sociology, won this year’s Fertig prize in Austrian Economics. The award recognizes economists who best advance economic science in the Austrian tradition. Grove City is the world’s leading undergraduate institution for the study of Austrian economics, which was first promoted at the College by Hans Sennholz, a protégé of Ludwig von Mises.

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New & Updates from Bard College

Bard A Place to Think
News & Updates
April 2019
Image Bard Prison Initiative Debate Union Defeats University of Cambridge in Historic Debate  The Bard Prison Initiative Debate Union debated the University of Cambridge—the oldest and most competitive debating society in the world—on the topic of whether or not all countries should have a right to nuclear weapons. And they won! more>>

Image Students and Alumnae Awarded 2019 Fellowships Bard students received competitive DavisFulbright, and Gilman scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year. more>>

SummerScape Production of Oklahoma! Brings Barefoot Modern Dance to Broadway  Choreographer John Heginbotham began working withOklahoma! director Daniel Fish at Bard in 2015, and helped shape the role dance would ultimately have in the show. more>>

Image Peabody Awards Tap Ronan Farrow ’04 to Host, Announce 2019 Nominees  Ronan Farrow is set to host the 78th Annual Peabody Awards, Variety has learned. The Peabody Awards strive to represent the “most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media” during the calendar year.  more>>

Image Gia Coppola ’09, Co-Founder of the New Women’s Co-Working Space: The Wing, Opens in Los Angeles The Wing, a members-only, women-focused working space, recently opened its 11,000-square-foot space. It includes a Little Wing childcare center and full-service cafe with offerings from several women-owned restaurants, and will provide a meeting place for Time’s Up, as well as space for other women and non-binary individuals in Los Angeles to work and build community.more>>

Image La Voz Editor Mariel Fiori ’05 Brings Latinx Perspective to Local Journalism  Fiori has been serving as the Hardman Journalist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts this spring. Her work at MCLA addresses the lack of Hispanic voices in the media. more>>

Image Natalia Drozdiak ’10 Reports on Breakthrough First Image of Black Hole  Literature major and technology reporter cowrote the story for Bloomerg about the first image of a black hole, a “huge breakthrough for humanity.” more>>

Image Conference at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia  Ten Bard students attended the 8th Smolny Student Conference at Smolny College at St. Petersburg State University. The annual conference provides an opportunity for young scholars to present original research in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as network and collaborate with other students from around the world. more>>

Image Dan Gettinger ’13 on Pentagon’s Lower (by Half) Budget Request for Counterdrone Spending  The prior expenditure is as much about figuring out what worked and what didn’t in terms of defeating unmanned aerial systems, says Gettinger. “Even though the budget is lower this year, there are signs that counter-UAS will remain a priority.” more>>

Image Bard College Conservatory’s Pioneering US-China Music Institute Builds Cultural Bridge  The Institute has partnered with the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing to promote the study, performance, and appreciation of music from contemporary China, creating a new channel for cultural exchange. more>>

Bard College

UConn Pre-College Summer Offers Nearly 30 Academic Courses

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to be a Husky for a summer! This year, Pre-College Summer will offer nearly 30 academic courses to select from. You choose one course of study for each week of your stay.

 

We’re excited that you want to learn more about this program and we look forward to discussing it in detail. Which session will you be attending? Please call us if you have any questions or concerns at 860-486-0149.
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
July 7 – 13  
July 14 – 20  
July 21 – 27  
 

July 28 – Aug 3  

 

We look forward to being a part of your summer plans!
We can’t wait to see your application!
 
Apply Now
 

Sincerely,

Nella Quasnitschka

Director, Pre-College Summer

University of Connecticut       
Office Phone: 860-486-0149   
Email: pcs@uconn.edu

                         
Pre-College Summer |  University of Connecticut  |  368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4171   
Storrs, CT 06269  |  Phone: (860) 486-0149   |   Email: pcs@uconn.edu

News from Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

Hello from the Franklin & Marshall College Office of Admission. With May 1 just around the corner and juniors gearing up their college searches, we wanted to share some updates from F&M. 

You might have heard the news by now, but it was an exciting application season for F&M’s Class of 2023. Now that the dust has settled we can share that we received 9,500 applications this year, approximately a 30% increase from our previous record high. This made our Regular Decision committee process both exciting and challenging, ultimately resulting in the College’s most selective year for admission. We are delighted not just by the increase in applications, but more importantly by the stellar caliber of our applicants with increases in all of our academic metrics. It’s certainly a thrilling time for F&M as we head into the final days before the May 1 decision deadline. We are already looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 to campus in August!

As your seniors get ready to head off to college, we’re proud to share some news from our most recent crop of graduating Diplomats. Our Office of Student and Post Graduate Development recently released their annual outcomes report focusing on the success of the Class of 2018. In addition to other important statistics and stories, the report describes a 97% placement rate in graduate programs and first careers within a six month window of graduation from F&M. If the goal of an F&M education is to launch students into lives of success and meaning, then the Class of 2018′s ability to hit the ground running is continuing proof we are doing something special. You can read more of the annual report on our website to get a better understanding of where our students are heading post-graduation. 

We’re excited to see what this final week of April has to offer as future Diplomats begin making their decisions. It’s been a wonderful year at F&M and we truly couldn’t do it without you. We hope you have a wonderful Spring, and that your seniors graduate with flair and style in the coming months! 

Kind regards,


Julie Kerich
Director of Admission
Franklin & Marshall College

POLITICO’s Morning Education Summary of 4/22/19 Town Hall Meeting

2020 DEMOCRATS TAKE THE STAGE: CNN hosted individual town halls on Monday night featuring five Democratic presidential candidates — Warren; Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Here are the highlights:

— Sanders took credit for first raising free college as an issue in the 2016 race when asked about Warren’s plan, which she earlier on Monday said “goes further” than Sanders’ proposals. (More details on her plan below.)

— “Everybody four years ago says, ‘Oh Bernie is a little bit crazy, talking about making public colleges and universities tuition free,’” he said. “Ain’t such a crazy idea today. It’s an idea that’s taking hold all across this country.”

— Klobuchar said she opposed sweeping loan forgiveness or eliminating tuition at four-year schools. “I actually want to get something done when it comes to student loans,” she said, suggesting her plan was more realistic than what Warren and others have proposed. She called for increasing Pell Grants, eliminating tuition at community colleges and expanding public service loan forgiveness to include students pursuing “in demand jobs.”

— Harris said she supports “debt-free college” but also wants to refinance student loans and make income-based repayment “the norm.” She called for simplifying the federal student aid application, which she called “an awful process.” She also proposed taking executive action to curb gun violence in the country.

— Buttigieg also called for refinancing student loans and a “significant increase” in Pell Grants. He also said states need to be “induced” into spending more on higher education “through a combination of sticks and carrots,” so they aren’t “continuing to pass it onto students.” As for Warren’s plan, Buttigieg said, “I find it pretty appealing,” though he wasn’t certain it should include people who make as much as it does.

Choose Adelphi University (NY)

Choose Adelphi
World-class academics with a personal approach
April 2019
A very special greeting to you all! This is my first letter to you after returning to Adelphi from maternity leave—my husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Gianna, in November.
Over the last several months, we’ve begun the process of learning to be parents, enjoying every minute of watching our daughter grow and thrive. While my days are filled with diapers, baby giggles, and snuggles, I can’t help but wonder what her future holds, where she will go and who she will grow to be.
College is a transformative experience with the power to open doors and uncover hidden paths for students. Our community here at Adelphi places great emphasis on our role in preparing students for their future and delivering added value to their investment in an education—making sure that our students are career-ready and equipped with the tools for success. Recognized as a 2018–2019 College of Distinction for our Office of Career and Professional Development, Adelphi provides students with a personalized education that fully prepares them to excel in their chosen fields.
From the view out my Adelphi office window, I’m often reminded of the endless possibilities for my daughter—her ability to become anything and anyone that she wishes to be. And while I’ll be wishing the time to slow down as she grows into a strong and intelligent woman, I’ll take great comfort in knowing that places like Adelphi University will be waiting, eager and ready to help her achieve her greatest potential.
All my best,
Kristen E. Capezza, M.B.A. ’12
Vice President, Enrollment Management
Career Development College Award
Badge for Colleges of Distinction in Career Development 2018-2019
Adelphi has been recognized as a 2018–2019 Career Development College by the Colleges of Distinctionorganization for the exceptional way in which our institution is equipping students with the skills necessary to succeed in their lifelong career journey.
Five Ways Adelphi Is Getting Students Career-Ready
Providing internships and field experiences
83% of seniors reported participating in an internship, field experience, student teaching or clinical placement.
Leadership Certificate Program logo
Developing leadership skills
Adelphi helps its students develop the leadership and professional skills needed for successful careers. Since we launched the Leadership Certificate Program in 2017, more than 1,000 students have taken advantage.
Prepping students for career success
Students are set to succeed with the comprehensivePREP (Preparation, Reflection, Experiential Learning and Planning) Program. More than 300 career-related PREP events, courses, programs and workshops were offered to undergraduates on campus this year.
Creating powerful connections between students and alumni
Through our Count on Adelphi for Career Help (COACH) program, Adelphi alumni act as resources and mentors, sharing industry and career information and providing encouragement to current students and fellow alumni as they enter their chosen fields.
Linking employers and students on campus
More than 900 companies, organizations, alumni, faculty, parents and partners engaged with our Center for Career and Professional Development last year. Our annual job and internship expo brings employers to campus so students can get on-the-spot interviews. See the top organizations that employ Adelphi grads.
Rap Legend Chuck D Returns to His Alma Mater
Chuck D ’84, ’13 (Hon.), the rap legend known before his chart-topping days as Carlton D. Ridenhour, returned to his alma mater, Adelphi University, on April 15 to discuss his experience as a B.F.A. student at Adelphi, his music career, his critically acclaimed books and his political activism. Chuck D sums it up best: “Everybody feels, everybody wants to express themselves. But you have to learn from somebody. I learned at Adelphi. I came into the school with talent, but I left knowing how to express myself—in art and music.”
Spotlight on Education: Become an Exceptional Educator
When teaching middle school students, track star Kip Jackson ’16, M.A. ’17, combines adolescent education teaching theory with practical skills he learned as an athlete.
Students in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education’s Scholar Teacher Education Programcomplete a unique five-year, combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program preparing them to teach at the childhood or adolescent grade levels.
New Summer Program for Students
Free Summer College-Readiness Program for Hispanic High Schoolers
Adelphi’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a summer college-readiness program free of charge for Hispanic high school students, scheduled for August 1 to August 4. Called theHispanic Community Partnership Program, the program will accept only 25 rising seniors in good academic standing—each of whom must be nominated by May 15, 2019.
Upcoming Events
Spring Open House
Sunday, April 28, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, lobby
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Art Portfolio Review Day
Special Event for High School Juniors
Sunday, April 28, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Weekend Information Session
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,
12:00 noon
Nexus Building, lobby
Adelphi University, Garden City campus 
Get a glimpse of Adelphi from your seat. Check out our online Virtual Tour.
Meet Your Counselor
It’s never too early to get to know us. Connect with your regional representative today!
Adelphi University, New York, is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. We offer students more than 60 undergraduate programs, more than 65 master’s degree and doctoral programs, and more than 35 certificate programs, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. With record enrollments that have grown nearly 13 percent in three years, an increasingly diverse student body and faculty, and a personalized approach to learning, Adelphi serves more than 8,100 students from 41 states and 58 countries at our beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities. 
Like reading the Discover Adelphi e-newsletter? Recommend it to a friend.
Office of University Admissions | Adelphi University | Tel: 516.877.3050 | Fax: 516.877.3039
Adelphi University | Garden City CampusOne South AvenueP.O. Box 701,
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

U CONN: Pre-College Summer

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to be a Husky for a summer! This year, Pre-College Summer will offer nearly 30 academic courses to select from. Which course will you be applying for?
We’re excited that you want to learn more about this program and we look forward to discussing it in detail. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns at 860-486-0149.

2019 PCS Dates:

  • Week 1: July 7 – July 13
  • Week 2: July 14 – July 20
  • Week 3: July 21 – July 27
  • Week 4: July 28 – August 3  
Courses fill up quickly; it’s a great time to plan your summer.
We can’t wait to receive your application!
 
Apply Now

Sincerely,

Nella Quasnitschka

Director, Pre-College Summer

University of Connecticut      
Office Phone: 860-486-0149 
Email: pcs@uconn.edu

pcs.uconn.edu

                        
Pre-College Summer |  University of Connecticut  |  368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4171   
Storrs, CT 06269  |  Phone: (860) 486-0149   |   Email: pcs@uconn.edu

2019 Talented & Gifted Summer Academy at Coe College (IA)

The deadline to apply for Coe College’s Talented & Gifted (TAG) Summer Academy is May 1, 2019.
Apply today! The TAG Summer Academy will give your students the unique opportunity to experience advanced college­-level courses taught by Coe professors. Top students from around the world are invited to partake in these week­long sessions which include workshops, classroom lectures and hands-­on laboratory research.
There are two sessions this summer. Students may apply to participate in both or just one:
  • Session 1 – June 23-28, 2019: Course options include Material Science Engineering and Astrophysics.
  • Session 2 – July 7-12, 2019: Course options include Personal Leadership and Newtonian Physics.
Please feel free to contact me at 319.399.8597 or uakgun@coe.edu.
Sincerely,

Professor Ugur Akgun
Assistant Professor of Physics
Talented and Gifted Summer Academy Director

Please Note: The program cost is $1,000 per session for students who plan to stay overnight on campus and $750 per week for commuter students who have made alternative housing arrangements.

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Here’s What’s New at Lebanon Valley College (PA)

HERE’S WHAT’S NEW AT LVC

LVC Named Top Fulbright Producer

Seven LVC students have been named Fulbright semi-finalists this spring. LVC is one of the select U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018–2019 Fulbright U.S. Students, as three Dutchmen received the prestigious grants.

LVC Partners with University of London

Through a new, accelerated three-year program, students may earn a bachelor of arts degree in politics from LVC and a University of London Certificate in Higher Education in the Common Law. LVC is the first U.S. college with this distinction.

Student Receives Job Offer Two Years Before Graduation

Olivia Ward ’19, M’20 accepted a job offer from Simon Lever two years before completing her master’s of business administration degree through LVC’s accelerated 3+1 accounting/MBA program.

New Career Counseling Programs Reach First-Year Students

More than 90-percent of first-year students met with a career coach, completed a personality assessment, and presented a résumé for review through programming from the new Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success.
Try Our New Scholarship Calculator

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Girls Who Code

LVC students Bethany Kristich ’21 and Kayla Shuman ’21 are shaping the lives of young coders at Palmyra Area Middle School.
Spend Time at LVC This Summer

Spring & Summer Admission Events

Students can select from a variety of visit opportunities, including open houses and personal tours, and specific events focused around their major.
Opportunities to Visit The Valley

Discover More LVC Campus News

Visit our website to keep up with the latest happenings about student internships, success stories of our graduates, significant events, and more.
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