Xavier University of Louisiana Pre-College Summer Programs are now available for 2017. Xavier offers two residential college readiness programs, SOAR and SuperScholar Excel. The primary goal of both programs is to prepare students for the rigors of college through these three-week intensive programs.
SOAR (Stress On Analytical Reasoning) is a program that prepares rising high school seniors in analytical reasoning and provides early exposure to science and health careers.
SuperScholar Excel is a program that is geared toward high school seniors who are interested in pursuing college degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education. Students from around the country will have the chance to participate in exciting lectures, be exposed to various careers, engage in group activities and teambuilding, enjoy cultural trips all while learning about college life and interacting with current Xavier University students and staff.
Our current program offerings, requirements, and application are available now on our website (www.xula.edu/summerprograms). The application deadline is April 21, 2017.
For more inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-520-5264.
University Summer Programs
I run summer high school programs at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). If you are advising any students interested in international relations, you may want to know about Community of Scholars, a 3-week program for rising juniors and seniors.
Community of Scholars is a “hybrid” program which combines one week of online learning at home and two weeks of traditional on-campus classes. Students may live on campus or commute during the on-campus segment. The dates are July 3 to 21, 2017.
Students will study international relations in specially designed 3-credit classes taught by AU faculty. Professors engage students through active discussions, guest speakers, and Model UN-style simulations. In addition, students will travel downtown for briefings at the State Department, World Bank, USIP, and several embassies.
The cost is $2,990 for tuition (which includes 3 credits) and an additional $1,625 for those living on campus. There are no extra costs—all meals, activities, transportation to downtown sites, and classroom materials are included in the tuition.
Please do not hesitate to email or call me with any questions.
Director, Pre-College Programs
School of International Service
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University has been selected by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to host the first GenCyber Camp in the mid-Appalachian region for high school students interested in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce.
Joshua Brunty, assistant professor of digital forensics at Marshall, said the university is the first in West Virginia or Kentucky to receive funding for such a camp.
“This week-long camp will be geared toward high school students in grades 9-12 and we hope to encourage our students in rural counties to apply and participate,” Brunty said. “We have been tasked with creating opportunities for our underserved populations in the state and this camp is a perfect example of how these opportunities can turn into real life success stories for our youth.”
Brunty, who will serve as program director for the camp, said the Marshall GenCyber Camp is free to all accepted students.
“All program costs, including all accommodations, meals, and activities, are covered through grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. This week-long residential program is limited to 24 students entering 9th through 12th grades (who) will be selected on a competitive basis.”
The camp will take place June 25-30 on the university’s Huntington campus. Students and their parents can apply for the camp by visiting https://www.marshall.edu/gencyber/.
Learn more about the national GenCyber Camp program online at https://www.gen-cyber.com.
For more information about the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program at Marshall University, visit http://www.marshall.edu/forensicsciences/dfia/ online.
By Michael Stratford | 03/28/2017 10:00 AM EDT
With help from Caitlin Emma, Kimberly Hefling, Helena Bottemiller Evich and Sarah Ferris
TRUMP WANTS A $3 BILLION CUT TO EDUCATION THIS YEAR: After proposing a $9.2 billion cut to the Education Department’s budget for next year, the President Donald Trump is now calling on Congress to slash nearly $3 billion in education funding for the remaining five months of this fiscal year, according to a document obtained by POLITICO. The White House on Friday sent House and Senate appropriators detailed instructions on how they should craft spending legislation to fund the federal government beyond April 28, when the current stopgap spending bill expires.
- The Trump proposal seeks cuts across many federal agencies, but calls for the deepest reductions at the Education Department. The administration proposes $1.3 billion in cuts from the Pell grant program’s surplus this year – on top of the $3.9 billion proposed cut for next fiscal year. The CBO estimates the program will operate with a $10.6 billion surplus next year, but advocates for student aid and Congressional Democrats have blasted efforts to “raid” the Pell surplus and direct that money outside of financial aid programs.
- The White House is seeking to slash in half Title II, Part A funding for the current year. The program helps boost teacher and principal quality through professional development and also funds efforts to reduce class sizes. “Funding is poorly targeted and supports practices that are not evidence-based,” the administration wrote in the document. Trump’s “skinny budget” for next fiscal year called for eliminating the $2.4 billion program entirely.
- Also on the chopping block for elimination this year: A $47 million program that provides grants to school districts and other organizations to support physical education programs and a $49 million competitive grant program that provides money for elementary and secondary school counseling. The White House is also proposing to nix a $152 million program to boost math and science instruction and a $189 million program called Striving Readers that provides competitive grants to states to improve literacy instruction. All of those programs were eliminated by the Every Student Succeeds Act, which created a new large state block grant for those types of support and enrichment activities. But that grant program isn’t currently funded under the continuing resolution.
- The Trump plan calls for reductions this year to other agencies that affect education: National Institutes of Health (3.8 percent cut); National Science Foundation (5 percent cut); NASA (nearly 1 percent cut); National Endowment for the Arts (10 percent cut); National Endowment for the Humanities (10 percent cut); and educational and cultural exchange programs at the State Department (23.7 percent cut).
The month of Spring Break has finally arrived. Here are some updates from Baylor Admissions!
Spring Break is a great time for your students to visit Baylor. We offer several tour times throughout the day to accommodate visitors. Students can book a tour by registering online at baylor.edu/visit or by calling (254) 710-2407.
During March and April we will host events across the country for interested juniors and accepted seniors. These events, called Sic’em-ology, will include an overview of Baylor, details on applying, insight from a current student, and much more! If your students (juniors or accepted seniors) would like to attend a Sic’em-ology happening in your area, they can register to attend at baylor.edu/sicemology.
Academic Alert: Nursing
The Louise Herrington School of Nursing offers upper division (junior and senior) bachelor and master programs at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, a world-famous teaching and research hospital. Undergraduate nursing students pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing while preparing for the registered nurse licensure. A student majoring in Nursing completes the first 66 credit hours in Waco, and then moves on to complete the final 65 hours at the Dallas campus. The school and all its programs have received full accreditation by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are approved by the Texas Board of Nurses.
Baylor Tradition of the Month: Bearathon
The Bearathon is a challenging half-marathon that is nicknamed “The Toughest Half in Texas.” The Bearathon serves as a fundraiser each spring to raise money for student scholarships. The race is open to the public, and more than 2,100 runners registered last year.
What You May Not Know About Baylor
- Baylor’s McLane Student Life Center is home to the tallest rock wall in Texas
- Baylor has its very own marina for students to enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking and sand volleyball
- The Bear Trail is a 2.25 mile route around Baylor’s campus that is great for runs or taking walks with friends!
Lake Waco and the Brazos River are great local spots where student can cool off from the Texas heat. The BSR Cable Park is a unique place to spend the day with expansive water slides and wakeboard tracks.
Don’t hesitate to contact Undergraduate Admissions with any questions you or your students have. You can reach an admissions counselor at (254) 710-3435. Please note that we are closed on Good Friday and the Monday after Easter.
Enjoy your Spring Break and Sic ‘em!