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.
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 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."
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!
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.
Fall 2014 Language Tables in 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.
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.
Fedex Student Athlete Success Center Hiring Tutors
The Fedex Student Athlete Success Center is hiring tutors for the 2014-2015 academic year. There are three types of positions: academic strategists, mentors, and subject-specific tutors. The only requirements are an overall 3.o GPA and an A or B in the class being tutored, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty person. See the attached flyer for more information.
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.
Croft Students Invited to Volunteer at the U.M. Museum
The University of Mississippi Museum has a wide array of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections, along with fun events and activities year-round.
Currently, the University of Mississippi Museum is looking for volunteers for visitor's services at our front desk. This entails customer/visitor services, gift shop cashier and stocking, traveling exhibitions and permanent collections knowledge, and reception/event assistance. Upon volunteering, training will be provided for the above areas.
Political Affairs Internship with the Borgen Project
The Borgen Project, a national campaign that fights global poverty by working to make it a focus of U.S. foreign policy, has a telecommute internship position open.
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. Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages, but Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites. The CLS Program seeks participants from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. There is no service requirement for CLS alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program. The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org. Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST. Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.
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.