Croft Senate: Freshmen Senators and Officers
The Croft Senate has announced the results of its freshmen elections and its officers for the 2014-2014 academic year. The three freshmen senators are Karlie England, Kate Hill, and Matt Stanford. They join seniors Mazie Merriman, Holly Smith, and Tyler Smith; juniors Garrett Hersh, Lizzy Leary, and Lizzy Wicks; and sophomores Kalee Jones, James DeMarshall, and William Mahoney.
Two Croft Students Win Boren Scholarships to Study in China
Two Croft students, junior Alison Bartel and senior William Bumpas, have been awarded Boren Scholarships to study in China next year. Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 in funding for students studying languages deemed critical to U.S. security, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Congratulations to Alison and William!
The Croft Institute and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are proud to offer a special course for the Second Fall Session (October 22-December 5). Inst 211: A Life in the Foreign Service, will give students an opportunity to learn about international diplomacy and development from a retired U.S. diplomat, Ms. Jessica LeCroy. Ms. LeCroy is the former Consul General in Toronto Canada and served overseas in Iraq, Georgia, Bosnia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua. She was also Visiting Senior Fellow for Geoeconomics at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006-2008. For more information visit the course's webpage or contact Dr. Schenck. Enrollment is open now, and Croft students who complete the course will receive 2000 Croft dollars!
The University of Mississippi news service recently wrote a story about the 2014-2015 Croft Scholars, Matthew Forgette, Natalie Gagliano, Alexandra Gersdorf, Kate Hill, Sarah Meeks, and Matthew McInnis, and the two winners of the Rose Bui Academic Excellence Scholarship, James DeMarshall and Hadley Peterson.
Career Center Events, Fall 2014
The Career Center will host several events this fall, including an all-majors career fair, a graduate and professional school fair, and and engineering, manufacturing, and technology career fair.
Joshua Howard Speaks at Sichuan University in China
Croft Associate Professor of History Joshua Howard recently gave a public lecture at the Institute of History and Culture at Sichuan University in China.
Croft Professor Vivian Ibrahim's Essay Published on Late 19th Century Egypt
Croft Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History Dr. Vivian Ibrahim recently had a chapter published in the collection The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance.
Dr. Gutiérrez Appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at U.S. Air Force Academy
Croft Professor of Spanish Dr. John Gutiérrez has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy for the 2014-2015 academic year. While there, Dr. Gutiérrez will be teaching classes in culture and Spanish linguistics and consulting with the faculty on their current curriculum.
Language Opportunities at Leidos
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering company that started with the proud traditions of SAIC, is currently looking for individuals with experience in linguistics, language analysis, and translation.
U.M. New York and Washington Internship Experience
The University of Mississippi has two programs designed to support students pursuing internships, one in Washington, D.C. and the other in New York, N.Y. The programs provide guidance in finding an internship, housing, the opportunity to earn academic credit, and the benefits of being enrolled as a U.M. student - including access to financial aid - while interning. For more information, visit the programs' websites:
Boren Awards Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Critical Language Scholarships
The CLS Program is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students, with the goals of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries. The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute
The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration or International Affairs. The program’s goal is to promote the inclusion and participation of groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in public service.