Croft Boren Scholarship Winners Featured in U.M. College of Liberal Arts Newsletter
The two Croft students, Alison Bartel and William Bumpas, who won Boren Scholarships to study in Nanjing, China, this year are featured in the U.M. College of Liberal Arts newsletter, The View From Ventress, as well as an official Ole Miss news story.
Croft Graduate and Junior Highlighted on "I am a Rebel" Website.
A Croft graduate, William Bumpas (B.A. 2014), and a current junior, Lizzy Wicks, are two of the six University of Mississippi students highlighted on the new "I am a Rebel" website. Lizzy is included in the "I am a Curious Rebel" section, which focuses on the Lazarus project, a suite of cameras and image analysis software that allows researchers to see hidden information in manuscripts, paintings, and artifacts. William, currently completing his Chinese Language Flagship Capstone Year in Nanjing, China, is highlighted as a "Global Rebel."
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.
Spring 2015 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.
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Trans-Pacific Student Contest
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is looking for essays and videos on the future of U.S.-Asia relations for its third Trans-Pacific Student Contest, part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's centennial, which was celebrated in 2014. Winners will receive a trip to New York City. Each submission must be a collaboration between a U.S. citizen and a citizen of one of the following Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam. The essays or videos should be in English and written in op-ed (not academic) style. Essays should be 2000-3000 words in length, and videos should not exceed 10 minutes. Students looking for a partner can use the Trans-Pacific Contest Matchmaker page. The contest is only open to graduate and post-graduate students. For more information visit http://www.globalethicsnetwork.org/page/trans-pacific-2015.
Croft Senate Kiva Fundraiser Results
Do you remember the delicious bake sale at the end of last semester that raised money for our fundraiser (and your weight on the scale)? The Croft Senate has taken the proceeds from that bake sale (a total of $171.47 in only two days!) and given a $175 microloan to a businessman named Zoumana from Mali. Although Mali is not located in one of the four regions Croft offers as concentrations, the Senate and the Croft administration thought it would be appropriate to choose Zoumana in order to show our dedication to every world region! Thank you to all of the students, faculty and staff that donated their time (and money) to this service event. If you would like further information on what Zoumana plans to do with his loan, please visit the Croft Kiva Fundraiser page on the Croft website. For more information on the Kiva organization, please visit kiva.org.
Croft Professor Joshua Howard's Article Wins Regional Award
An article published in the 2013 in Modern Asian Studies by Croft professor Joshua Howard was awarded the 2014 essay prize by the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. The article is entitled "The Politicization of Women Workers at War: Labour in Chongqing's cotton mills during the Anti-Japanese War."
Prof. Howard also recently had an article published in the e-journal Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review: "Music for a National Defense": Making Martial Music during the Anti-Japanese War. The format allows the reader to follow links to audio and video files of the songs he analyzes.
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.
Croft Graduate Works with Entertainers to Create Innovating Marketing Programs
Croft graduate H.L. Ray (B.A. 2005) was recently featured on Skyward.com's Content Standard blog. H.L. is the Senior Director of Business Development and Entertainment at Gilt, an online retailer that offers designer fashions and exclusive experiences at discount in flash sales. He works with entertainers to develop marketing campaigns related to major events, such as a tour or the release of an album. H.L writes, "My experience [at Croft] has fed greatly into my career as it stands now. We are super focused on international expansion at Gilt and the curriculum at Croft gave me a solid foundation for building a global career."
Croft Alumnus Patrick Woodyard Featured in Alumni Review
Croft alumnus Patrick Woodyard (B.A. 2010), the co-founder and chief executive officer of Nisolo, is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of the Ole Miss Alumni Review. The article explains how Patrick's experiences at the Croft Institute set him on a path to connecting talented shoemakers in Trujillo, Peru, with customers in the United States. A poster hanging on the second floor of the Croft Institute depicting the United States alone on the planet with the tagline, "We are not alone," inspired Patrick to think of himself as a global citizen and led to the name of his company, Nisolo, which is Spanish for "not alone."
Croft Graduate Authors Book about Historic Memphis Signs
Croft graduate Caitlin Pendergrass Horton (B.A. 2009) collaborated with painter Rebecca Phillips to create Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner. The book, available from Caitlin's website, Memphis Type History ( http://memphistypehistory.com/book/), consists of nineteen paintings of iconic Memphis signs and their stories.
AmeriCorps Opportunities with Impact Alabama
Croft alumna Kendra Wright (B.A. 2014) invites Croft seniors and graduates to consider the AmeriCorps program, whether at Impact Alabama / Impact America or at one of the thousands of other placements available. For more information and to apply visit the Impact America application or the AmeriCorps website.
Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence (CCSE) Elementary and Middle School Teaching Positions Available
Professor Peter Frost passed along this job posting for the Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence, which is looking for K-6 faculty for its growing program.
Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School in California is looking for graduating seniors or recent graduates with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences or mathematics and exceptional writing and quantitative research skills to work as Research Fellows for Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz. These positions offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and past fellows have gone on to Ph.D. programs and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and MIT. The fellowship begins in the spring or summer of 2015 and lasts for one year, with an option to renew.
Kalu Yala: Internship in Sustainable Development in Panama
Kalu Yala is a small town being built in Panama with the goal of becoming the most sustainable residential community in the world. The company's business model depends on student-interns who spend a summer (or semester) getting hands-on experience in a variety of fields related to development, including business, agriculture, community outreach, and biology. The program was reviewed on Mashable.com early in February, 2014. For more information, visit www.kaluyalainternships.com. The deadline for the summer 2015 session is February 15, 2015.
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: