Croft Student Studying in Germany Highlighted on U.M. Liberal Arts Website
Croft junior Savannah Coleman, who is studying abroad this year on a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or DAAD), was recently highlighted on the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts Website. The scholarship has given her the opportunity to study abroad for two semesters at the University of Potsdam just outside of Berlin.
Croft Student and Recent Graduates Highlighted in National Language Flagship Fall 2015 Newsletter
A Croft student and two recent graduates were highlighted in the fall 2015 issue of the National Language Flagship, Discourses. William Bumpas (B.A. 2014), Palmer Withers (B.A. 2015), and current senior Liana Tai were featured in an article about the cultural insights Flagship students gain through their Capstone internships. All three Croft students interned with companies working in media and marketing in China. William Bumpas studied Chinese social media trends for CIC, a Kantar Media Company in Beijing, Palmer Withers interned for a global marketing agency in Shanghai called Deep Focus, and Liana Tai interned for Labbrand, a branding company in Shanghai. For more information, read the newsletter online.
Croft Scholars 2015-2016
The University of Mississippi New service released an article about the 2015-2016 Croft scholarship recipients. They included eight freshmen, Caroline Bass, Jarvis Benson, John Chappell, Wes Colbert, Jacob Gambrell, Delaney Holton, Zac Herring, and Marguerite Marquez, and two sophomores, Abby Bruce and Alexis Smith. Abby is the recipient of the Rose Bui Academic Excellence Scholarship, and Alexis Smith was awarded the Mike Aune Memorial Scholarship.
U.M. Article about Croft Scholars
Videos from TEDxUM Conference
The TEDxUM conference organized by Croft senior Lizzy Wicks was held on October 31, 2015, and was a great success. Two professors who teach for the Croft Institute were among the ten presenters: Dr. Michèle Alexandre, who teaches international law, and Laura Johnson, who teaches intercultural communications. All ten talks can be seen on on the TEDxUM website.
Watch for Information about Mississippi Water Security Institute, run by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
From May 16 to 28, 2016, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College will run the first of three yearly Mississippi Water Security Institutes, funded by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation. Honors students from all majors and from each honors college in Mississippi’s public universities, will be invited to apply for the Institute, to be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
Spring 2016 Language Tables at the Residential College
Once again, the Department of Modern Languages is offering Language Tables at the South Residential College. These give students a chance to practice their languages in an informal, no-pressure situation. See the full schedule to find out when your language meets.
The Yenching Academy at Peking University
Croft graduate Andrus Ashoo, now the Associate Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Virginia, sent us information about the Yenching Academy at Peking University. Yenching Scholars come from China and from many other countries around the world, and complete a two-year Master of China Studies program. The first year is fully-funded and funding in the form of research or teaching assistantships is available for the second year, which is used to write a master's thesis. For more information about the Yenching Academy, see their flyer or visit www.yenchingacademy.org.