November News from Susquehanna University (PA)

Susquehanna’s campus is noted for its distinguishing curb appeal; located on the Susquehanna River on 325 acres.  The approximately 2300 student population fosters a congenial community, along with the support of caring professors.  The admission team seeks a solid “B” average student with a college prep curriculum, community service and slightly above average test scores.  SU is test-optional, so two graded essays may be submitted for evaluation in lieu of scores.  Business is its most noted program, as well as its competitive fine arts studies.  Visit the website for more details. http://cl.exct.net/?qs=b775db31ab64afa45580da3f8af725d4bf7a1904c20bab813e707bc2ab17918b

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On Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:07 PM, Susquehanna University <suadmiss@susqu.edu> wrote:

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Hello from Susquehanna! We’re a selective, residential liberal arts college known for our innovative academic programs that prepare students for a lifetime of personal and professional success. This quarterly newsletter about life at Susquehanna University is intended to assist you as you counsel students who are college-bound. We hope you find it of interest and welcome your comments.
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Year-round Visit Opportunities
We invite students to schedule a visit on a weekday or a Saturday. We’ll set up a great day for them, so they really get a feel for the Susquehanna experience! We can arrange for students to sit in on a class, meet a faculty member or coach, eat a meal in the dining room and even spend a night in a residence hall.
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Apply to Susquehanna We accept the Common Application, which is free to complete online. We also offer different ways to apply.
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21st Century Skills

Preparing Students for Success

As a nationally ranked residential college, Susquehanna University offers students a blend of the liberal arts and professional education. We know that students need strong intellectual and practical skills to navigate the 21st-century global economy.
Our faculty designed the core curriculum based on the knowledge and skills that employers say they want in the college graduates they hire. A 2013 survey of employers by the American Association of Colleges and Universities showed:
• 80 percent of employers agree that, regardless of their major, all college students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.
• More than 75 percent of employers say they want more emphasis on five key areas including: critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings.
All Susquehanna University graduates possess these value-added skills when they walk across stage at graduation.
Outcomes

Where Are They Now?

Six months after graduation, 98 percent of the Class of 2012 were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school. Susquehanna University alumni are employed all over the world including: the Boston Red Sox, Disney, Pixar Studios, Goldman Sachs & Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Microsoft, National Geographic Society, NBC’s “The Voice,” Peace Corps and Zurich Financial Services.
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Princeton Review Names Susquehanna
Among Top Colleges

Have you seen the current Princeton Review guidebook to “The Best 378 Colleges” in the nation? It recognizes Susquehanna University as:
• No. 9 among the nation’s “best health services,” for the Geisinger-Susquehanna University Student Health Center, a unique partnership with Geisinger Medical Center that serves both students and the greater Selinsgrove community
• No. 14 for “best science lab facilities” in the Natural Sciences Center which students praised for its green construction and faculty-student research collaboration
• No. 15 for “most popular study abroad program” in recognition of our innovative, award-winning Global Opportunities (GO) program. It exposes students to cultures different from their own, either in the U.S. or abroad, for short-term trips as well as semester-length studies.
• No. 17 for our “easy campus to get around,” which is also known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country
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Widening Students’ Horizons

If you know of students who are interested in studying abroad, we’ll help make that happen for them within their four years here. Susquehanna sent more students abroad in the 2011-12 academic year than most undergraduate-only institutions in the nation. According to the recent Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education, Susquehanna ranked #15 among all baccalaureate schools in the United States, up from #35 the previous year. Our unique Global Opportunities (GO) program guarantees all students a study-away experience. Our students don’t have to go abroad, but most of them do!
Financing your education

10 Tips for Financing a College Education

Families sometimes make the mistake of ruling out private colleges because they may seem to cost more. The chance that students’ financial need will be met is actually greater at a private college or university because many state-supported schools cannot offer as many financial aid options. Read our helpful financial aid tips.
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Applying to Susquehanna

Here are upcoming application deadlines for Early Action 2 and Regular Decision.

Dec. 1-Early Action 2 deadline.Students can get a jump on the process and receive an admission and scholarship decision by Dec. 20. Enrollment deposit due by May 1.

Feb. 1-Regular Decision deadline. We begin notifying regular decision applicants in mid-December. Enrollment deposit due by May 1.
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Wittenberg University (OH): Engage – Fall 2013 Issue

Wittenberg University is a private, coed campus located in Springfield, Ohio.  It is approximately 40 miles from Columbus; 25 from Dayton.  I visited the campus 4/12/10.  The admit rate is approximately 72%; 71% graduate in six years.  Wittenberg participates in domestic exchange programs with other colleges.  40% of students participate in their D-III athletic program, North Coast Athletic Conference.  According to Fiske Guide to Colleges, WU generously awards merit scholarships to better-than-average students.
Peruse their newsletter for more information, as well as their website.  http://www5.wittenberg.edu/
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Wittenberg Among Nation’s Best By The Princeton Review
For the second year in a row, Wittenberg has earned a spot in a top 20 listing titled “Most Accessible Professors” of the Princeton Review’s annual college guide. The education services company even saw fit to move Wittenberg up to the No. 4 position in the category, writing that “this small community of students and faculty in Springfield, Ohio, emphasizes personal attention and development of the person as a whole. Read More >>
The Liberal Arts at 99,000 Feet
This spring, Dan Fleisch, professor of physics and 2010 Ohio Professor of the Year, took his intellectual curiosity and ability to motivate students beyond the reaches of campus – to near space.  Embracing a commitment to student-faculty collaborative research, Fleisch and his spring astronomy class students spent a semester preparing to conduct a near space launch. Spanning all majors, the students collaborated continuously as they prepared to send a six-foot-wide balloon complete with 3.6-pound payload to a predicted 60,000 feet above the Earth’s surface.  The results exceeded their expectations.  Watch Video >>
Fulbright Tradition Continues
In October 2010 The Chronicle of Higher Education named Wittenberg one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars among bachelor degree-granting institutions. The tradition continues again this year as two students and one faculty member study and work abroad on prestigious Fulbright awards.  Craig Osterbrook ’13 is an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil, while Amy Stamon ’13 teaches in a high school in the historic Spanish capital city of Madrid. Halfway around the world, associate professor of psychology Lauren Shapiro Crane continues her groundbreaking research on adolescents in India. Read More >>
Wittenberg in Poland
This summer a group of Wittenberg students spent 25 days on the road throughout Poland during the inaugural Wittenberg in Poland trip.  Led by Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Anes and Assistant Professor of Political Science Heather Wright, the group travelled extensively through Polish cities and the countryside, meeting with Polish scholars and activists to understand how Poland’s wartime and communist past have shaped the complex contemporary political, social and cultural situation for Poles.  Students earned credit for two courses: Ideology and Identity in Polish Culture and The Psychology of the Holocaust.  
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Academic Program Updates
In response to student interests and the changing needs of the marketplace, Wittenberg recently approved a Bachelor of Arts completion program in criminology/criminal justice, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program, and a sport management major.  The university also implemented the first-ever Maymester program, an intensive three-week summer term.  Other programs created in the last two years include an accounting major, an environmental science major and minor, a neuroscience minor, and a cinema studies minor.
Extreme Pogo Arrives at Wittenberg
Silas Newcomb, class of 2014 from Summit, NJ, gets around campus in a rather unusual way—using an extreme pogo stick.  A business major with a focus in management and a psychology minor, Newcomb became enthusiastic about extreme pogo when he was a high school freshman and began training to compete in Pogopalooza, the world championship of the sport with competitors coming from Canada, England, Australia and the United States.

Scholarship: Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program gives high school students who are active in sports and in their communities, as well as outstanding students, an opportunity to win a $20,000 college scholarship. Students must be planning to attend a four-year college.

Eligibility requirements include a grade point average of 3.0 or above, U.S. citizenship, and active in either high school, intramural or community sports. Winning students may choose any accredited four-year college or university to attend.

Applicants will be required to answer two essay questions on what they have learned from their involvement in sports and how sports has given them leadership skills. In addition, one recommendation from a teacher, coach or other mentor is required.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, a non-profit organization of Foot Locker, Inc., that provides educational opportunities for students all over the world. Foot Locker, Inc. is a world-wide producer of athletic shoes and clothing with 3,335 stores in 23 countries.

The deadline for this scholarship is DECEMBER 19th, and the award amount is usually $20,000.

For more details, visit www.dosomething.org/footlocker

Allegheny College (PA): The 13th Plank :: November 2013

I visited Allegheny College, 9/10/13, while on a tour of Pittsburgh and area colleges.  It is located 90 miles from Pittsburgh and Cleveland.  The college is a liberal arts institution with reputable social science and natural science curriculums.  Writing is a major focus, regardless of major.  Allegheny is private, coed, and the 32nd oldest college in the U.S.  Open Houses are scheduled in January and February, 2014.  Peruse the newsletter below for more information.

 

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The Thirteenth Plank – A monthly newsletter from Allegheny College

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The Thirteenth Plank
Why “The 13th Plank?

Being so close to Lake Erie, we’ve had our fair share of crazy weather this season. We’ve seen warm temps followed by snow only days later. One student put it best: “Allegheny College: where you can experience all four seasons in three days.” See for yourself. Check out our #acgatorgram photo feed.

 

I want to update you on a change to our application deadlines. Because of the technical issues that The Common Application has experienced, we’re extending our Early Decision deadline to November 25. If you have students who have made Allegheny their first choice, please encourage them to submit their applications as soon as possible. If you have students who are interested in Allegheny, but are still considering other options, it is still a great time to submit an application to receive priority consideration for top-level scholarships.

 

Brian F. Dalton, Ph.D.
Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations

Have 5 minutes? If so, check out our latest video. You’ll hear stories of the Allegheny difference, “tour” our beautiful campus, and see glimpses inside of classrooms and labs (books and microbes and brains… oh my!).
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Allegheny’s Details of Distinction

Join us for one of our many visitation options, including a group tour.

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Learn about the Allegheny experience from our Gator Bloggers.

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Students Join Health Care Teams Gator Day, Fall 2013
“Our student health coaches are often the eyes and ears of the doctors, helping to identify potential barriers to care before the patient needs to be admitted to the hospital.” There is no class on Gator Day! Rather, students select from a full slate of programs focused on their success. Check out the program options students enjoyed during this semester’s big day.
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Gators Are Green The College Search: What Not To Do
Energy Challenge results are in! Over the last 4 weeks we reduced electricity consumption by 7.2%, saving 78,000 kilowatt hours and $6600. All savings will fund additional solar panels. Our “road warriors” (a.k.a. admissions counselors) have assembled insider tips for making the most of the search. Great tips for guidance counselors to pass along to students!
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Year of Civil Rights
Join us for Martin Luther King Day (not only for our Open House) to  hear from Dr. Paul Buckley of Dartmouth College. As part of our Year of Civil Rights celebration, Dr. Buckley will be speaking on “The Contemporary Significance of the Civil Rights Movement.”See other upcoming Year of Civil Rights events.
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Monday, January 20 (MLK Day)
Monday, February 17 (Pres. Day)

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Allegheny College Allegheny College Bicentennial: 1815-2015

In 2015, our distinguished history will meet our limitless future.  Learn more about Allegheny’s past, present, and future, including: historical trivia & photos, upcoming events & celebrations, speakers, and much more!

 

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Fall Newsletter from Xavier University of Louisiana

Peruse the Fall Newsletter from Xavier University of Louisiana, Eye on Xavier.  Visit the link at
The undergrad enrollment is approximately 2,633 out of 3,182 total enrollment.  Its overlap colleges are Howard, Morehouse, Florida A&M, Hampton, LSU, University of New Orleans, and Spelman.  Students receive a solid liberal arts curriculum and science majors are very popular.
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Enthusiastic members of Xavier’s new freshman class, (L-R) Teneaka White and Erica Greenwood, proudly display the Class of 2017 baseball caps they received during New Student Orientation’s annual “capping” ceremony. Xavier was pleased to welcome a freshman class of 675 into the fold for Fall 2013. Photo by Irving Johnson III

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Volume 19 WInter 2013

A publication for prospective students of Xavier University of Louisiana,
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JADE ROMAIN: Language is No Barrier

Every once and while, life throws you a curve ball; but it’s not always a bad thing. Such was the case for an unsuspecting Jade Romain, whose experience overseas last summer turned out to be a whole lot different than she expected.

A senior speech pathology major from Los Angeles CA (St. Mary’s Academy), Romain traveled to Africa expense-free at the invitation of close friend, Teresa, director and founder of Full Circle Learning, an international non-profit which provides educational services to community schools in developing countries around the globe.

Told she would be teaching “character development” to pre-K/kindergarten students (ages 2-7) in an area of Lusak, Zambia known as Chibolya, she was shocked to find herself in a situation where none of the children spoke any English. Needless to say Romain had failed to brush up on her Bemba, Tonga, Nyanja, or any of the scores of other languages was spoken by the locals.

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Senior Jade Romain in Chibolya, Zambia

Introduced only as the “new teacher”, Romain struggled early on to teach 60 children the alphabet, shapes, colors, numbers, and other such rudimentary skills with no educational materials other than what she had brought along herself, in a community school classroom with no desks, no chairs, and no windows – just holes in the wall for ventilation.

She found herself among the poorest of the poor. She remembers spending the whole first night crying.

The real challenge was trying to motivate children who rarely had enough to eat and who endured the most rudimentary of living conditions,” said Romain, pointing out that families in the area routinely shared the same scarce sanitation facilities and water resources. “Even with organizations such as Children’s International providing some relief, on Mondays I’d have half the class out because they had eaten no food the whole weekend.”

Undeterred, however, Romain persevered and is proud to say that by the time she departed three months later her “babies” were well on their way to mastering some of the basics of the English language.

But that wasn’t enough for her. She and a colleague approached government officials and consulted with the local U.S. Embassy, and the end result was creation of the Khondanani Project, a certified national organization dedicated to bringing educational resources to the nation’s community schools. The Project has partnered with Children’s International, which has agreed to help with distribution.
“There is a dire need of educational materials for both the children and the teachers,” said Roman, who pointed out the native “teachers” are in fact non-paid volunteers who themselves seldom have even a high school education. “The teachers are there because they love the children, but they really have no sense of curriculum or of effective teaching methods.”

Since returning to New Orleans, Romain has made some outreach to local public and private schools to acquire their surplus and otherwise unneeded educational materials, and has begun to outline plans to appeal to individuals for funding. The Project is awaiting official U.S. certification that would qualify it for corporate and federal funding.

Meanwhile Romain, who will graduate in May, is completing her clinical practice at the Lusher School this semester and busily applying for graduate school. But a return to Zambia is also definitely in her immediate future.
“I am anxious to get back to Chibolya and bring the community schools the things they need to be successful,” she said. “But I also note that there is no speech pathology or audiology presence in the country, and that’s something I’d also like to help change.”gold line

RAVEN HOLMES: A Compelling Attraction to Public Health Sciences

It is altogether fitting that Raven Holmes will be among the first graduates from Xavier’s new Public Health Sciences program when she walks across the stage next May. She’s been on the front lines for community health for quite some time.

A senior from Washington DC (Walter Johnson High in Bethesda MD), Holmes arrived at Xavier in 2009 with the sole intention of getting into medical school. And where better than XU, which is first among the nation’s colleges in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school.

But during those intervening years that singular ambition was taken on a detour. First there was a death in the family that compelled her to attend college in Maryland for a full year [she returned to New Orleans upon realizing that XU was where she really wanted to be], followed by an overseas summer internship that altered her career focus. Lastly there was Xavier’s decision to offer a new major in Public Health Sciences (PHS) in 2012.Not that she has forsaken her original goal – she still plans to go to medical school and specialize in obstetrics. It’s just that her passion has been redirected towards working in a community setting, amongst the poorest and neediest of the world’s populations. She envisions

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XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis,  senior Raven Holmes, and the Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences Dr. Regina Benjamin

herself one day working for an organization like Doctors without Borders, an international medical humanitarian group which provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by natural and man-induced phenomenon.

As a transfer into the fledgling PHS program, Holmes is in a unique position with relationship to medical school. Prior to entering the program, she had already taken several science courses not specifically required for the PHS degree, but pretty much considered sine qua non for medical school admission.

She also possesses a lot of other intangibles that would be considered highly desirable. Her real world, hand-on experiences include a malaria research program internship at prestigious Johns Hopkins University, research on the impact of Vitamin A on pregnancy and infant growth in Bangladesh as part of another Hopkins project, and teaching health education to high school students through the Louisiana Public Health Service. And, by the way, she is quite fluent in French.

Here at Xavier, Holmes is the founder and co-president of GlobeMed, a group that seeks to educate and train student advocates for global health equity by partnering with a grassroots organization overseas and building strong long-term relationships. XU’s GlobeMed partner is the Food and Rural Development Foundation in Buea, Cameroon, and the group is currently raising the funds necessary to promote a good hygiene and safe sanitation project there.

“Just as in many rural areas of the world, too many people in Cameroon are becoming ill unnecessarily because they do not have access to safe drinking water or a place to bathe free of contamination,” said Holmes, who expects to be part of student group that travels to work on-site next summer. “Our hope is to raise enough funds to construct a community latrine and to raise awareness in these communities about how important sanitation is to their health.”
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THOMAS WALKER: The Lights Come on in Paris

Paris is often referred to as “the City of Lights”.  That’s precisely the effect it had on junior political science major Thomas Walker, who had a “light bulb” inside his own head click on while studying abroad in the French capital last spring.

Back in 2012, Walker, who hails from Los Angeles CA (Frederick Douglas High), was floundering around as some sophomores are prone to do – not really sure about what he wanted to do and looking for some catalyst to ignite his passion. Much to his surprise, he found it one day when he wandered into one of the XU Center for Intercultural and International Program’s (CIIP) Study Abroad Fairs.

“I had given some thought to studying abroad before, but it wasn’t until I talked with the reps at the fair and to (CIIP director) Mr. (Torian) Lee, did I realize that it was really a feasible option,” he said. “In fact I was shocked how easy the process was.”

Not the least among the surprising facts he learned about studying abroad: the cost of the program, which included a place to stay and most of his meals, was pretty much the same as his regular Xavier tuition would have been. His only real additional costs were for travel and some incidental living expenses.

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Thomas Walker in Paris, France

And as a result of his four months attending the American Business School in Paris through the International Study Abroad (ISA) program, Walker is no longer a floundering soul. He is, in fact, excited about his future, which he now envisions including law school and a career in international relations.

But he’s not idling away his time at Xavier either. Since returning he has become very active on campus, among other things, serving as an Ambassador for the CIIP and the Career Advancement Center. He finds he is much more focused academically as well.

While in France, Walker picked up academic credits in the areas of political science, psychology, art history, and, of course, French. He was surprised by two things: how easy it was to pick up the language, and how hard art history turned out to be.

“Paris is a great city to study art history – I got to visit the Louvre and numerous other great galleries and museums,” he said. “But it was a really difficult course to get through.”

Walker attributes his rebirth to the self-dependency he acquired abroad. Living with an older couple in the city several miles from the school, he was forced to learn how to get around on the Metro, to learn the language, and to learn how to make his own decisions. “There’s a nine-hour time differential between Paris and Los Angeles,” he laughed. “There was no calling Mom for some quick advice.”

Having taken stock of himself, Walker is ready to take on the world.

AFFORDING A QUALITY XAVIER EDUCATION

A Xavier education is well worth the investment that families make.

The University takes great pride in the quality of its academic programs. The value-oriented educational environment and the many positive influences provided through the campus life programs supplement the formal classroom experience.  A Xavier diploma is one that is recognized nationally and, indeed, around the world. XU graduates are prepared to compete for positions in the work-force and slots in graduate, medical and other professional schools.

Xavier administers a broad array of financial aid programs, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study to assist in meeting a student’s demonstrated financial need. In addition, programs are available for families who do not demonstrate financial need but who are interested in investigating various education financing options such as a monthly payment plan, the Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan and the PLUS Loan for Parents. ROTC programs provide yet another alternative for some students. Many families combine two or more of these programs to help manage their financial obligation.

What is “Financial Need”? It’s the difference between the estimated cost of attendance for a school year and the estimated family contribution. The estimated family contribution is based upon the information the family provides annually on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Factors such as income, assets, liabilities, family size, number of family members in college, age of parents, and private school costs for other children are considered in determining a family’s financial strength. The University assumes that all families will contribute to educational costs to the extent that they are capable.

What’s the first step? Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.govas soon as possible after January 1st using the Xavier Code of 002032.

Call the Office of Admissions at 504-520-7388 for more information.

American Physical Society Physics Minority Scholarship

Wanted:  Talented minority high school and college science students

Pursue the opportunity to compete for the APS Physics Minority Scholarship.  The application period started today, November 1, 2013 and will close February 7, 2014.  Visit http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/apply.cfm  for forms and details.

 

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About the APS Minority Scholarship

 

Goal The APS Minority Scholarship helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics.  The scholarship  provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students, helping them  enhance their education and for successfully prepare for a variety of   careers.
History Through the generosity of corporate and individual donors, the APS has been able to offer the APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors (formerly known as the Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Students Who Major in Physics).
This program, which began in 1980, has graduated students who have received their Ph.D.’s in physics and are now working as physics faculty members in universities, as well as research scientists at corporations and national labs. Some past scholars have also become high school physics teachers.
Scholar Selection Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants

High School Poetry Contest: Kenyon College

Do you like to write poetry??

Kenyon College in Ohio is announcing its annual high school poetry contest for current sophomores and juniors.  A full scholarship will be awarded for the 2014 Kenyon Review Young Writer’s Workshop at the campus next summer.  Click on the link for details and the application period is open November 1-30, 2013.  Peruse the email for details.

 

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The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers
The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers
Do you love to write poetry?

Then here’s a great opportunity for you! You’re eligible to enter the 11th Annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers contest, presented by The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s best-read literary magazines. If you are the winner or one of the two runners-up, you will see your poem published in our quarterly journal and on our website. In addition, the winner receives a full scholarship to the 2014 Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, next summer.
It’s easy to enter:
  • Go to kenyonreview.org/groddprize.
  • Submission button will be live November 1-30, 2013.
  • High school sophomores and juniors only, please.
  • Limit of one unpublished poem and one entry per person.
  • No submission fee, it’s free!

We look forward to reading your poem!

 

Explore University of Denver: Fall 2013

Explore University of Denver’s programs and perks for living in Colorado.  The newsletter provides admission updates, relevant to application deadlines, as well as features that attract students to the mile-high campus.

 

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The number of countries in which DU students are studying this fall—including Bolivia, Ireland and Morocco. Ranging from Western Europe to the Middle East and Africa, our study abroad programs have taken students to every continent except Antarctica.

Application Deadlines

Please remind your students of these important upcoming admission dates:
Early Action: If students are planning to apply Early Action (non-binding), their Pioneer or Common Application is due to us by November 1 November 8*. They’ll find out if they are accepted by late December.
Regular Decision: Students planning to apply Regular Decision should submit their Pioneer or Common Application by January 15. They’ll find out if they are accepted in mid-March.
*Due to recent issues with the Common Application, we have extended our Early Action deadline to Nov. 8.
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International students make up nearly ten percent of the undergraduate student body. At DU, we welcome diversity of thought and global perspectives across all aspects of university life—including the classroom, where 17% of our faculty hail from outside the United States.

Habits of Service

Do your students have a passion for serving others and improving their community? At DU, we appreciate well-rounded applicants with service and volunteer experience. We review applications holistically, and we recognize the importance of enrolling students who are a good cultural fit for DU—which means embracing citizenship and service.
Once students enroll at DU, they’ll discover that service—and the pursuit of the public good—is ingrained in campus culture. At the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), we integrate classroom learning with community outreach, allowing students to practice what they learn in the civic arena. At DU, students have opportunities to impact real lives and tackle real challenges.
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Denver enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year—that’s more than Honolulu or San Diego! The only question is how our students will spend them, given the endless outdoor options in Colorado!

Enjoying Denver & the Rockies

Students don’t have to travel far to experience what Denver and the surrounding region has to offer:
  • South Pearl Street-funky shops, restaurants, bookstores and Stella’s Coffee House.
  • Santa Fe Art District-small galleries, ethnic restaurants and the Museo de las Americas.
  • Capitol Hill (just 5 miles from DU)-an eclectic mix of historic mansions and street-level commerce as well as Denver’s state capitol. Golden Triangle (just 7 miles from DU)-an epicenter of cultural amenities, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library and the Acoma Center.
  • More than 10 world-class ski resorts, including Aspen/Snowmass, Vail and Breckenridge.
  • 15 national parks, monuments and historic sites.
  • More than 40 state parks and countless open space recreation areas.
  • Miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and backpacking.
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Maryland Institute College of Art: Maryland ArtStar Scholarship Nominations

Artistic Marylanders!!

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is offering a generous art scholarship for Maryland students.  Candidates must be nominated by their school and the deadline is November 15, 2013.  If you are applying to MICA, consider this scholarship opportunity.  Read the newsletter for more information.
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The Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to announce a new scholarship for Maryland students, the Maryland ArtStar Prize.  The scholarship is supported through funding provided by MICA and the State of Maryland Sellinger Grant.  The Maryland ArtStar Prize will be awarded to 30 incoming freshmen each year.  Each prize will total $24,000, or $6,000 allocated each of four years.  Students must be nominated by their high school art department to be considered for the award.
Your art department is eligible to nominate two graduating seniors to be considered for this award.  Nominated students must be strong art students with an un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of junior year.  Students must complete admission requirements and be accepted to MICA to be fully eligible for the award.  Application materials for admission and scholarship consideration can be found on our website.
Please submit the nomination form no later than November 15, 2013.  To ensure eligibility for this award and other scholarships offered by MICA, please encourage each student you nominate to apply to MICA and meet the application deadline of February 1, 2014.
Questions may be addressed to:
Kelly Ann Teeling
Scholarship Coordinator
Maryland Institute College of Art
410-225-2222

Admissions Officers Snooping Online

Beware of your social networking site postings!
High school students have always been warned about their indiscretions on social media and its potential impact on college admissions.  As per this news clipping, good judgment is still highly recommended:
 ADMISSIONS OFFICERS SNOOPING ONLINE:  A record 31 percent of college admissions officers from selective colleges acknowledge checking out applicants on Facebook or other social media, up from 24 percent in 2011, according to a new survey by Kaplan Test Prep.