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.

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Alumni Voices Prominent on Constitution Day
The commentary section of Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch experienced an unofficial H-SC takeover.
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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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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

This email was sent to you from the UMass Lowell Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
220 Pawtucket Street, Suite 420, Lowell, MA 01854.

Goucher College

Goucher Recognized for Student Success by
U.S. News & World Report

Goucher College is proud to share with you our inclusion in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 college guide. Goucher, as in previous years, was included in several lists that reflect the college’s core values and show how the institution continues to be a leader in the liberal arts.

Goucher’s 2018 stats:

  • highlighted as a college with an “outstanding example” of a study abroad program, which experts agree is key to student success
  • ranked #112 (up from #113 last year) among nationwide liberal arts colleges
  • listed as an A+ school for B students, which U.S. News & World Report defines as “great schools” for scholars “with a lot to offer” but less-than-perfect high school GPAs

U.S. News’ Best Colleges ranking includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities nationwide. Click here to see Goucher’s full profile.

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Trending NOW at Grove City College (PA)


New programs of study meet student interests, needs

Grove City College has rolled out four new majors and 14 new minors for the 2017-18 academic year that provide students with the skills and knowledge that they’re seeking and play to the strengths of one of America’s best Christian liberal arts and sciences colleges.

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Forbes: Grove City College offers superior ROI

Grove City College’s “superior return on investment” earned it a place on Forbes’ just-released 2017 list of the country’s best colleges and universities.

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Princeton Review again names Grove City College one of its best

Grove City College is one of America’s best, according to The Princeton Review’s just-released “The Best 382 Colleges” 2018 guidebook.

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14 of the most stunning stained glass windows around the world

The Teaching Window in Harbison Chapel is featured in a photo essay that also includes some of the world’s most acclaimed cathedrals and churches.

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“Grover” Success Stories

Grovers hold their own at
European Innovation Academy

Grove City College Entrepreneurship majors put their skills to the test this summer in Europe working with teams made up of students from around the globe.

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Alum to screen upcoming
film on campus

Grove City College alumnus Spencer Folmar ’10 will screen his upcoming film “Generational Sins” and field questions from the audience at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Sticht Lecture Hall in the Hall of Arts and Letters on campus.

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UC Santa Cruz 2017 Fall Saturday Tours



We invite students and their families  to visit the University of California, Santa Cruz campus for one of our Fall Saturday Tours on October 21 or November 18, 2017.

This student-led campus tour event will provide prospective students with a general introduction to academic and campus opportunities. An Admissions presentation covering freshman and transfer admissions will be followed by a brief student panel and an all-walking campus tour.

Reservations must be made in advance online. We recommend that students sign up as soon as possible, since the tours will fill up fast.

We encourage students to come see our beautiful campus and learn more about the exceptional academic experience and co-curricular opportunities that UC Santa Cruz offers! For students who cannot visit the campus this fall, we offer an online virtual tour in five languages.

Best wishes,
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Old Dominion University (VA) Fall 2017 Updates

Featured Event

Lust for Life: 40th Annual Literary Festival Runs Oct. 1-5  


The festival’s President’s Lecture Series guest, on Oct. 5, will be Roz Chast, whose 2014 book “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” became the first-ever graphic memoir to win a National Book Critics Circle Award. More

President’s Corner

University Getting to Work Enhancing Extracurricular Life     

Research has shown that students who connect in a meaningful way to their campus and to the people who work and live there – other students, faculty and staff – are more likely to graduate.

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Old Dominion University News

ODU Researcher: Hampton Roads is a Poster Child for Sea Level Rise Threat      

Since 1927, the tide gauge at Sewell’s Point has measured a rise of 1.52 feet per century, roughly triple the global rate during the same period, said Ben Hamlington, an Old Dominion University assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and NASA Sea Level Change Team leader. More

Resilience Collaborative’s Carol Considine a Featured Expert on NPR Hurricane Irma Coverage


VMASC Researcher Examines Why Hurricane Evacuation Orders Are Ignored


Price Rise is Normal after Disaster, but Laws Protect from Gouging 
Virginia consumers have seen gas prices rise at the pump. An ODU expert predicts the cost for other products will also rise, due to shortages caused by Harvey in key commodities and ingredients manufactured in Houston.  More

ODU Alum John Harper Took Care of the “Heroes” after 9/11


A Cultural Divide over Confederate Monuments


Commercial Success Shows Promise of ODU Bioelectrics Research


VIDEO: Faces of ODU – Jordan Smith

Meet Jordan Smith. As ODU’s new Student Government Association president, he hopes to foster a more inclusive

environment and increase student engagement.

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University of Arizona: SALT Center Updates

SmartNews September 2017 – Fall Edition

Welcome from the Interim Director

Greetings from the SALT Center!

I am excited to report that fall semester is in full swing here at the UA, and the Patricia A. Bartlett Building has been bustling with activity. We enjoyed welcoming our new students and families to campus and the program last month, as well as reconnecting with our returning students.
It’s hard to believe that, even though the academic year has just begun, we are already interacting with students and families who will join us next year. As you’ll read in the article below, attending Taste of SALT is a great way for interested students to learn about the SALT Center and get a feel for our services. We encourage all who can to join us for Taste of SALT when visiting the University of Arizona.
We also want to highlight some of the other excellent resources the UA has to offer. Below, we’ve listed a few campus programs that may be of interest to our current and future students and their families. Each department provides an array of services that support students throughout their college experience:
Wishing you all a wonderful fall season! Bear Down!

Laurel Grigg Mason
Interim Director, SALT Center

Student Ambassadors Shine at Taste of SALT

Since 2004, Taste of SALT has been the preferred visiting opportunity for prospective students and others who are interested in learning more about the SALT Center at the University of Arizona. Attendees participate in a group presentation directed by a member of our Admissions team with the participation of a panel of Student Ambassadors. Visitors learn about our services, our application process, get their questions answered, and receive a tour of our ground floor student spaces.

Most would agree that the highlight of attending a Taste of SALT presentation is meeting our panel of student ambassadors. Attendees get to hear directly from students enrolled in the program and learn about their individual journeys to the University of Arizona. They also learn how these students are using the SALT Center to unlock their full potential.

Grant Bevel, SALT Center Ambassador
SALT Center Ambassador, Grant Bevel, a Junior from Naperville, Illinois, majoring in Communication, says, “My favorite thing about Taste of SALT is being able to share my story and being able to interact with parents and students in person. It’s better than just reading about it somewhere.”

Grant recommends that prospective students come prepared with questions and concerns and adds, “I can answer things from a first-hand student perspective as opposed to the other staff. It’s hard not knowing what questions will be asked ahead of time, but that’s part of the fun.”

Visitors to Taste of SALT also have the option to sign up for a separate UA Campus Ambassador Tour, which takes place immediately after Taste of SALT. Those who register for this additional tour are escorted over to the historic Old Main building, and then have the rest of the day to explore the campus.

Taste of SALT takes place most Friday mornings during the Fall and Spring semesters. David Cillo, the SALT Center’s Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, says that the Fall sessions are generally smaller, with between 2 to 9 families attending. The Spring semester sessions have higher attendance, with between 8 to 20 families in attendance. Most prospective students visit during their Junior or Senior years of high school. Registration is required and space is limited.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending, click the registration button below to see the schedule and sign up for Taste of SALT. We look forward to meeting you!

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Empowering Students:
Communication at the SALT Center 
Since its inception in 1980, our philosophy at the SALT Center has always been to empower students to become their own advocates, and to “realize their potential by engaging in their own learning process,” says Rose Audretsch, Strategic Learning Specialist.

One way the SALT Center empowers students is by providing them with a safe place to work through academic and personal challenges with their Strategic Learning Specialist. SALT Center Strategic Learning Specialists (SLSs) are a group of highly-trained individuals who care deeply about building strong relationships with students. Their weekly, 30-minute meetings allow them to get to know students better than just about any other professional on campus. Just like our students and their families, our SLSs want students to become independent learners and to make wise decisions that will help them be successful in life.

Our team works hard to communicate effectively with students, both during appointments and via email and phone. While the SLS team is here to support students, they occasionally receive communication from families, as well. We’ve outlined a few common questions below, and provided some best-practices to help families empower their student via appropriate communication with the SLS.

What is FERPA, and how does it align with SALT Center Values? 

FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. It protects students’ educational records much in the same way that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 protects medical records. When a student enrolls in a university (even if they are under 18), their information is automatically protected by FERPA. This means that, by law, university employees (including those who work at the SALT Center) cannot divulge any information about students without their express, written consent. We provide this option to students via The SALT Center Student Consent for Release of Information form. This form can be signed or revoked by the student any time during the semester.

FERPA aligns with SALT Center values because it reassures students that the information they share with their SLS is safe and private. We want to build trust and a rapport with students so that they feel they can be honest with us about their college experience. We can provide support and resources for a variety of things, but only when we know what’s happening in the lives of our students. Therefore, maintaining their trust is a top priority for our team.

We encourage families to talk to their students about our consent form and what kind of information they would like our team to be able to share. It is very empowering for students when they are engaged in the decision-making process regarding their protected information.

How does FERPA impact communication between families and the SALT Center team? 

FERPA places limitations on what university employees can share with family members of students. When Strategic Learning Specialists are contacted by families, they will listen to questions and comments, but can only respond to the extent allowed by the student on a signed consent form. Even then, they might not be able to answer every question. For example, SLSs cannot see grades during the semester because they are only accessible on D2L through a student’s individual login credentials.

What happens when a family member contacts their students’ Strategic Learning Specialist? 

When a family member contacts an SLS, the following steps will be taken:

  • The SLS will notify the student about the contact from their family member in order to keep them in the loop and give them a chance to communicate with that family member directly.
  • The SLS will then respond to the family member within 24 hours (except for weekends and holidays). Because our SLS team spends most of their day in appointments with students, they are often unable to answer the phone. We encourage family members to send an email or leave a voicemail.
  • If a family member simply wishes to share information about their student, there is no need for a consent form to be completed – the SLS will listen and make note of any comments or concerns.
  • Additionally, an SLS (or any SALT Center team member) can always answer general questions about our programs and services.

How can families empower their students through communication? 

We strongly encourage families to communicate with their students on a regular basis (and vice versa!). There is no substitute for direct and honest communication between students and families when it comes to solving problems and getting support. While our team is always willing to work with families to facilitate communication, engaging with the student directly and being patient as they learn the skills that will build their autonomy and independence is often the best way to empower them.

How can families empower their student in the midst of a challenge? 

If your student calls you with a problem, especially one that feels like a crisis, the professionals who lead our Psychological Services team suggest that you ask these four questions:

  1. What, specifically, is the problem you’re facing?
  2. What have you done about it so far?
  3. What are some ideas for what you need to do next?
  4. Who on campus can help you do that?

These questions will allow you to assist your student in finding their own solution to the problem rather than solving it for them; you still get to help while supporting their development as an adult learner. Remember, when students feel competent, it increases their self-confidence.

We respect how much our families have invested in the lives of their students, and we feel privileged to join them in supporting students’ goals and aspirations for the future. We are honored to be a part of your collective journey here at the UA.

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Interested in connecting with other UA parents, families, and administrators at campus events? Then consider joining the UA Parents & Family Association.
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Make an Impact: Join the Director’s Circle
The Director’s Circle is dedicated to enhancing the mission and values of the SALT Center by providing an annual source of funding for our valuable services.
Benefits include:

  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Recognition in the SALT Center Journal and on our website
  • Regular program updates from the Director
  • Membership in the UA President’s Club for the 2018-2019 academic year

Director’s Circle membership will be granted to friends of the program who contribute $2,500 or more to any SALT Center fund (or combination of funds). 

Your tax-deductible contribution will enable the SALT Center to support student scholarships, innovate programs and services, and fulfill urgent needs. Thank you for your generosity!

To learn more, visit salt.arizona.edu/give/dc.

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For up-to-date information on the SALT Center, visit our website by clicking our logo below.

Case Western Reserve University (OH): Diversity Overnight

Case Western Reserve University is currently accepting student applications for our Diversity Overnight, Nov. 12 and 13. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 2.

Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students.

We encourage students who would be a good fit for Case Western Reserve to submit an application for this event today.

Diversity Overnight Application →

Participants accepted to Diversity Overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host, engage with faculty and learn about the many opportunities available to students at CWRU and throughout our campus in Cleveland’s University Circle.

On Monday, participants will join hundreds of other prospective CWRU students at our Fall Open House, where they will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning.

Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. We are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.

Best regards,


Robert R. McCullough