Bard College: A Place to Think

Bard A Place to Think
News & Updates
September 2017
Image Bard Senior Kevin Barbosa Named Forbes Under 30 Scholar 
Kevin is part of a diverse group of students that will have free admission and countless networking opportunities at next month’s Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston. Kevin studies politics at Bard and was nominated for the honor by Jopwell, a career advancement platform for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American students and professionals. more>>

Image Bard Team Wins Northeast Season Opener Debate Tournament The Bard Debate Union had an impressive showing over the weekend of September 17–19 at the Northeast Season Opener Debate Tournament at the University of Rochester. The team of Nathaniel Carlsen ’18 and Hannah Hutchinson ’20 came in first place in the tournament. more>>

Image Live Arts Bard Presents the World Premiere of Sarah Michelson’s September 2017/ Acclaimed and controversial choreographer Sarah Michelson developed September 2017/over four years with a cohort of four Bard undergraduate students alongside her frequent collaborators. more>>

Image C Mandler ’18 Named One of the Young Leaders of 2017: The Next Generation Of Trans Activists While young people across the country return to class this week, many LGBT students will find themselves in environments of exclusion and harassment, not learning. This is especially true for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, 75% of whom feel unsafe at school. more>>

Image A Father and Son Sail Through Homer’s Odyssey Together Bard professor Daniel Mendelsohn’s new memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic, recalls the semester his father decided to join his Odyssey seminar at Bard. more>>

Image Nikkya Hargrove ’05 Asks: Is Our Black Autistic Son Ready to Walk Home from School Alone? Nikkya Hargrove uses U.S. Rep. John Lewis’s commencement address at Bard as a touchstone for thinking about her son’s potential.more>>

Image Brilliant, Irreverent, Indefinable: Alumna Remembers Beloved Bard Professor and Renowned Poet John Ashbery Tania Ketenjian ’98 looks back on studying with Professor John Ashbery. more>>

Image Bard’s Clemente Course in the Humanities in Kingston Receives Grant from Ulster Savings Bank  In its sixth year at the Kingston Library, the Clemente Course offers a free college-level introduction to the humanities—philosophy, literature, United States history, art history, critical thinking and writing—to Ulster County residents living on low incomes. more>>

Image Walter Becker ’71, Bard Alum and Cofounder of Steely Dan Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter, who died at the age of 67, cofounded the rock band Steely Dan with Donald Fagen ’69 when they were students at Bard. more>>

Image Bard President Botstein’s Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 
On behalf of the staff and faculty of Bard College, I wish to make clear that the college is not in agreement with the President’s call to end DACA, which exemplifies the essence of America—its history and its values. We therefore call upon our legislative representatives in Congress to restore DACA by giving it the protection of legislated law. more>>

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New Georgia Southern Admission Requirements

Due to the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, there will be changes to our application process and admission requirements for the fall 2018 semester. We want to make sure you are familiar with these changes in order to best assist your students. This information can also be found at

For now, students should apply to the campus they plan to attend. Admission requirements will be the same at the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Students should pay close attention to the programs/majors offered on each campus and apply to the campus that best suits their needs with regard to location and academic program.

From late February 2018 forward, students will apply to the new Georgia Southern University and choose their campus on the last page of your application – Statesboro, Armstrong, or Liberty. The exact date of this change will be posted on our website in January.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for regular admission, we recommend students have at least a 1030 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing + Math) or a 20 ACT composite. Students must also have at least a 2.5 GPA in the Required High School Curriculum.

For students who may have trouble with standardized testing, we offer the Eagle Incentive Program. This is a summer-entry program for students who have a total SAT score of at least 960 or an 18-19 composite ACT. They must also have at least a 2.5 GPA in the Required High School Curriculum.

If students have any questions during the application process, please contact our office at 912.478.5391 or We look forward to working with you.


Amy Smith
Director, Office of Admissions

*Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Office of Admissions | P.O. Box 8024 | Statesboro, GA 30460 | 912.478.5391

Discover Adelphi University (NY)

Volume 1 | September 2017
I am excited to present to you Discover Adelphi, Adelphi University’s newest monthly communication
For those of you who don’t know Adelphi, welcome! I hope this newsletter helps you see what makes Adelphi such an extraordinary university in New York, filled with life-changing opportunities. 
For those who know us, I thank you. Because of your belief in Adelphi, we proudly welcomed an incredibly diverse and talented group of students into our entering fall classes earlier this month.
We are here to assist you, your students and their families throughout the admissions process. We pride ourselves on our personalized approach to learning, offering transformative opportunities to our students through a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement. 
Your role is critical to the educational futures of our students and I thank you for your continued partnership with Adelphi University. We look forward to another great year ahead and to connecting with our future Panthers!
Kristen Capezza
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Adelphi University
Adelphi University: Long Island’s Best-Kept Secret
Heard about Adelphi University? Located next door to New York City, our personalized approach to higher education is transforming lives and making news nationwide.
Adelphi University: New York's Best-Kept Secret
New Program Spotlight
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
Adelphi’s B.S. in Neuroscience helps students pursue a career in research, medicine and medical-related fields, psychology, biology, special education, and biomedical engineering—a long list of exciting choices. This degree program offers two areas of concentration: Molecular Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience, focusing on psychology and behavior. It’s a popular new major for a changing world. Learn more here.
Adelphi Student Success Story
Recent Grad Climbs the Ladder to Publishing Stardom
Adelphi creates career success. Just three years after graduating from Adelphi, creative writing major Janine Perez ’14 is well on her way to a thriving publishing career. Perez was recently named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch 2017 honoree, thanks to her excellent work as an associate digital marketing manager at Simon & Schuster, Inc., in New York City. She is the force behind Simon & Schuster’s presence at teen festivals like Yallwest, Yallfest and BookCon, and has transformed Riveted, the publisher’s online young adult (YA) community, into a popular hub for YA fiction. Perez credits Adelphi professor Peter West, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for helping her land the very first stepping-stone: a summer internship at HarperCollins Publishers in 2013.
Visit Opportunities
Professional Development Day
Join us for a professional development panel event, LGBTQ+101: Everything You Wanted to Know but Didn’t Know Who to Ask!” Take away knowledge that will help you deal more sensitively and effectively when connecting with your students and find out what colleges and universities are doing to support and address LGBTQ+ issues and concerns. Learn to be an effective ally!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Adelphi University – Garden City Campus
RSVP by Friday, November 3, by emailing
Campus Tours and Information Sessions
Daily customized visits are available. Email
Adelphi Visits You
Daily Visit Opportunities for All Students
Daily visits include options of sampling classes, campus tours and information sessions. Students can register at
Special Events for High School Seniors
Special events are designed to help your seniors explore Adelphi. To register for any of these upcoming events, please visit
Preview the Arts, the Sciences, and the Humanities and Social Sciences 
Saturday, September 23
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Performing Arts Center
Information Sessions
Sunday, October 15
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
Nexus Building Lobby
Fall Open House 
Saturday, October 21
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Special Events for Transfer Students
Our transfer events guide transfer students in their journey to degree completion. To register for any of these upcoming events, please visit
Transfer Admission Day 
Tuesday, November 14
12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Nexus Building
Transfer Admission Day 
Thursday, November 16
12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Nexus Building
Additional High School Programs for Students, Teachers and Counselors
Engage your high school students with Adelphi’s summer and year-long high school programs. Visit
Meet Our President, Dr. Christine Riordan
Dr. Riordan’s Momentum Tour 2017–2018: “Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours” may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year she’ll share our personalized approach to higher learning and how that is transforming lives across the nation and the world. Counselors, advisors, principals, students and their families are welcome to attend.
Upcoming October Events:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Adelphi University – Garden City Campus
Ruth S. Harley University Center
Complimentary lunch will be provided.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
527 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
Theater tour, followed by complimentary dinner
To register, email
Making News at Adelphi
Facing Racism in Response to Charlottesville
Adelphi is committed to diversity and taking a stand against racism. In an effort to address any anxiety and fear our community members may have, we’re holding “Facing Racism in Response to Charlottesville,” a series of productive, respectful dialogues hosted by Adelphi Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Perry Greene, Ph.D. Adelphi is creating new initiatives in social justice and understanding.
Bridges to Adelphi Earns National Acclaim, Yields Professional Success
Adelphi ranked No. 7 in the nation on Online College Plan’s list of Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students With Autism. Bridges to Adelphi received this honor—the only New York state school to make the list—based on its high retention and graduation rates for students with autism spectrum disorder. Did you know that students in this program maintain an average GPA of 3.3?  
Adelphi’s Superstar Environmental Professor Is One to Watch
Long Island Business News recognized Beth Christensen, Ph.D., professor and director of Adelphi’s Environmental Studies Program, in its Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services 2017. Dr. Christensen’s contributions to her field have taken diverse forms, from research projects in support of climate change to chairing the U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling. 
Life As a Panther
With 80 different student clubs and organizations to choose from, your students will find an activity, and a passion, that they love. There’s so much to do at Adelphi. See student life
Help Your Students Discover Their Own Personal Journey at Adelphi
Meet and connect with your regional enrollment counselor.
Office of University Admissions | Adelphi University | Tel: 516.877.3050 | Fax: 516.877.3039

Quick Takes from Wittenberg University (OH)



Fountain at Entrance

Important Dates:

Fall Visit Days: Oct. 13, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10
Early Decision Deadline: Nov. 15
Early Action I Deadline: Dec. 1

Teach for America child

Teaching For AmericaFive members of the Class of 2017 will provide high-quality education to young children in some of the nation’s most challenged communities through Teach For America, teaching in urban and rural low-income public schools most impacted by educational inequity. “I think Wittenberg has helped prepare me for this career by fostering my passion for service and giving me the confidence to take opportunities to serve others that may seem beyond my reach,” said Stephanie Glass of Chillicothe, Ohio. Read More …

Costa Rica

Beyond Wittenberg: Costa RicaWittenberg’s newest study-abroad option in Costa Rica aims to provide a comprehensive cross-cultural experience. Based in the nation’s capital of San José, the unique program includes intensive language instruction, general education courses, community service, a home stay with a local family, and opportunities for student athletes to train and condition in their sport. Read More …


Ground Broken On New
Athletics Facility

Wittenberg has broken ground on its nearly $40 million Health, Wellness and Athletics (HWA) Complex. The restoration and expansion initiative will create space for academic programs, as well as the university’s 25 intercollegiate athletics teams and 14 club teams. The new complex will include an indoor artificial turf surface to accommodate football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball; a six-lane, 300-meter indoor track; a new 7,000-square-foot weight room; and a sport performance, strength training and wellness center. Read More …

Did You Know?

Wittenberg offers a thriving archaeology program that presents unique hands-on opportunities for students, from a dig on campus called Nearby Wittenberg to work sites across the globe, including Egypt, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and even an underwater excavation site off the Florida coast.



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Eckerd College’s (FL) Fall Open House

summer scene

Eckerd College’s Fall Open House is Monday, November 6 and I hope you will help spread the word to students.

Forward this email to a student who might be a good fit for Eckerd. Registration is online at

Students will also be able to spend the night before with our Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS) on our very own South Beach for South Beach Supper Club. ECOS will be hosting a cookout just for students so that they can meet and chat with various members of our campus community. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6 and is only for students.

Jacob Browne
Director of Admission

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Saint Michael’s College (VT) Fall Updates

Saint Michael’s College | One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT | 05439 US
Greetings from Saint Michael’s College!
We would like to keep you updated on Saint Michael’s and share a few things you should know about what St. Mike’s has to offer:
Students who apply for one of our Early Action deadlines and are accepted will be eligible for SMC First Class, a free 10-week online course taught by Saint Michael’s faculty in one of four subjects that runs late February through April of their senior year.
Students and familes are invited to attend one of our Fall Open Houses on Sept. 30, Oct. 21 or Nov. 11 to learn more about our outstanding faculty, challenging classes and graduate success stories. They will also meet our students and take a campus tour.
With Degree in Three, students in some of our most popular majors can take advantage of accelerated sessions, online courses and personalized academic advising to complete their studies early and still have the extraordinary St. Mike’s experience.
Students who make an official visit to campus before May 1st of their senior year will be awarded a$1,000 Campus Visit Grant applied toward tuition every year they are enrolled — that’s an overall $4,000 savings. We will also waive the $50 application fee for students who make an official campus visit before they apply to Saint Michael’s College.
Students can apply to Saint Michael’s via the Common Application, theCoalition Application or by using our “Standout Student Application.” For more information go to and contact us if you would like to request our viewbook or any other printed materials.

Hampden-Sydney College (VA) Updates

All of us at Hampden-Sydney College hope that your year has started out well.  Since the start of school at H-SC, we have had a lot of exciting happenings!  A few of those items are listed below.  If you find yourself in central Virginia, please come by and visit.  As always, we are going about the business of “forming good men and good citizens.”  We would love for you to see how we do it! 
Warmest regards, Anita
H-SC Among Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges
U.S. News & World Report has released the 2018 edition of its annual Best Colleges rankings. Hampden-Sydney is now ranked No. 96 among liberal arts colleges nationally, an improvement of nine places from a ranking of No. 105 in 2017.

Only once in the last 15 years has the College been ranked higher, and few schools in the top 100 saw as significant of an improvement as Hampden-Sydney. This year’s placement puts the College among the top four liberal arts colleges in Virginia.

In addition to the Best College ranking, Hampden-Sydney was ranked No. 93 in the Best Value Schools list, which considers both academic quality and cost.

$4 Million Grant Awarded to H-SC

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation is awarding Hampden-Sydney College $4 million for the creation of a scholarship endowment to support need-based financial aid for academically qualified students. Recipients of the scholarships made possible by this gift will be known as Carpenter Scholars.

“The Latin motto on Hampden-Sydney’s gates translates to, ‘Enter as youths so that you may leave as men,’” said Hampden-Sydney President Larry Stimpert. “The education offered here is transformational, and ensuring access to future generations of Hampden-Sydney men is among our highest institutional priorities. The Carpenter Foundation’s generosity, matched with the support of Hampden-Sydney’s loyal alumni and friends, will enable many highly qualified young men to experience that transformation.”

The Carpenter Foundation’s grant will be paid in four annual $1 million installments that are contingent on the College raising $4 million in cash for each $1 million portion of the Carpenter funds. When the matching funds are combined with the Carpenter Foundation’s grant, Hampden-Sydney will have an additional $20 million in scholarship endowment by the end of March 2021. This challenge becomes the cornerstone of a highly targeted fundraising campaign to increase the College’s endowment to $200 million by the 2020-21 academic and fiscal year.

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Tigers Help Houston Hurricane Victims

Four Hampden-Sydney students drove to Houston to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Two New STEM Majors Added

Hampden-Sydney has two new majors: engineering physics, and biochemistry and molecular biology.

Read More
Alumni Voices Prominent on Constitution Day
The commentary section of Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch experienced an unofficial H-SC takeover.
Read More
The Hampden-Sydney golf team won the Shenandoah Invitational in convincing fashion, finishing 20 strokes ahead of the next closest team.
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Save the Date
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University of Evansville Updates

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UE Ranked Third Best Midwest Value University by U.S. News & World Report, Among Other Honors

Among other honors, the University of Evansville has been named a Best Midwest Value school in the annual Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UE was ranked #3, up 10 spots from last year. This ranking is based on the school’s academic quality and net cost of attendance for a student receiving the average need-based financial aid.



The University was listed in other Best Colleges U.S. News & World Report rankings, as follows: UE’s Schroeder School of Business was ranked as the #4 Small Private Business School in the nation, moving up from the #10 spot in last year’s list. Additionally, the Schroeder School of Business is the fastest mover among all business schools, moving up 35 places to number 183 nationally.

In addition, UE was ranked at number 24 on the list of small private universities with the Best Undergraduate Engineering programs accredited by ABET. This ranking was based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions. The engineering program ranked 103 overall.

The University of Evansville was also ranked #7 on the Nation’s Most Military Friendly Schools list and as a Top Midwest School for International Students.

Additionally, UE was named one of the Best Schools for Study Abroad. To be considered, the study abroad program had to involve substantial academic work – a year or a semester, or an intensive experience equal to a course – and considerable interaction between the student and the culture. College presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools nominated up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of study abroad programs. The colleges and universities that were mentioned most often made the Best School for Study Abroad list.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 guidebook, on newsstands later this month.

UE Schroeder School of Business is “Fastest Mover” in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville has elevated its ranking to #4 nationally among small-private universities by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Schroeder is the “fastest mover” among all business schools moving up 35 places to #183 overall.

The Schroeder School of Business has achieved a 98% career placement rate – one of the best rates in the nation for five straight years—and its graduates have an average starting salary above $48,500.

In 2015, the Schroeder School was recognized as having the #1 Accounting and Finance programs among over 500 small universities by Masters of Finance Degrees.

Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

The Ride of Your Life by George Carlin

The Ride of Your Life – George Carlin – worth reading every day -a keeper

Enjoy the ride; There is no return ticket
George Carlin on aging! 
(Absolutely Brilliant)


George Carlin’s Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

‘How old are you?’ I’m four and a half!’ You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key.

You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m gonna be 16!’ You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life ! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling. What’s wrong? What’s changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone..

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80′s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; ‘I Was JUST 92.’

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. ‘I’m 100 and a half!’ 

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

 Throw out nonessential numbers.  This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them.’

2.  Keep only cheerful friends.  The grouches pull you down.

3.  Keep learning.   Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’  And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

4..  Enjoy the simple things.

5.   Laugh  often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6.  The tears happen.   Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7.  Surround yourself with what you love   , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8  Cherish your health:  If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9.  Don’t take guilt trips.   Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is. 

   Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.  

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
 but by the moments that take our breath away ..  

U Mass at Lowell: Fall 2017 Application Updates


We know you’re busy and hope the fall is going well. We wanted to send you a few quick updates that will help students as they finalize their college search.


  • Our application deadlines are November 1 for Early Action and February 1 for Regular Decision.
  • The School of Nursing will only accept applications during Early Action.
  • Students should apply early. The majority of merit scholarships are awarded during our Early Action review process.

New Majors:

  • Art & Design – Animation and Interactive Media
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelors of Education in Elementary & Moderate Disabilities

Portfolios & Auditions:

For students applying to our Art and Music programs we do require that a portfolio and audition are part of their evaluation process. This year our Music Auditions will be conducted prior to a student receiving their decision. Find out more information about the auditions online.

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No Test Option:

  • We are pleased to share we continue to allow all freshmen applicants (including Nursing) to participate in our No Test Option.  We typically recommend a student have at least a 3.25 to apply through this option, and students who scored a 1140 or higher on the SAT or 23 or higher on the ACT should consider submitting their scores.  Our counselors are always happy to discuss individual situations to help you best advise your students.

Competitive Majors:

  • Nursing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology

Contact us with any questions, we are happy to help assist you. You can take a virtual tour of our campus any time.

Thank you,
UMass Lowell Undergraduate Admissions Team

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220 Pawtucket Street, Suite 420, Lowell, MA 01854.