Two Croft Freshmen Recognized by National Leadership Honors Society
Two Croft students were recently named Outstanding Freshmen by the National Leadership Honors Society of Omnicron Delta Kappa. Madeline Achgill, an international studies major studying Spanish and Chinese, and Joe Bell, who is focusing on international governance and politics and studying Spanish, were two of six Ole Miss freshmen selected for this honor. Ryan Upshaw, Assistant Dean for Student Services at the School of Engineering and campus advisor for ODK wrote that "these students have contributed to our campus in a myriad of ways very early on in their undergraduate experience: performing arts, community service, sustainability and campus government, to name a few. I look forward to seeing their continued leadership on our campus."
Croft Senate Announces Election Results
The Croft Senate recently held elections for the 2014-2015 academic year. Three rising seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores were elected, and there was a tie for the remaining sophomore seat. Results of the tie-breaker will be forthcoming Freshmen senators from the class of 2018 will be elected early next fall.
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!
Croft Institute Launches YouTube Channel
The Croft Institute just launched it's official YouTube Channel.
Photos from Thesis Defenses and Graduation on Facebook
We've posted photos from our thesis defenses and graduation ceremony our Facebook page.
New Croft Merchandise: Sweatshirts, Long- and Short-Sleeved T-Shirts, and Blankets!
We are happy to announce the 2014 line of Croft merchandise: new long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, and, for the first time ever, stadium blankets with the Croft logo. Croft students can redeem their Croft dollars for merchandise.
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.