Croft / Rebel Global Connections Relay for Life
Hey Croft students! Come join the Croft / Rebel Global Connections Relay for Life team in the fight to end cancer! Cancer doesn’t rest, so neither will we! On Friday, March 28, starting from 6pm, we will be camping out in the circle all through the morning under a tent by Croft and take turns walking around the Circle. There will be food, games, activities, and it will be loads of fun! There is a $10 registration fee and if you raise $100, you get t-shirt! Link to join the team: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=58349&pg=team&team_id=1530031
Croft Junior Participating in Global Youth Connect Bosnia Program
Croft junior Arpi Grigoriyan has been selected to participate in the Global Youth Connect Conflict Resolution Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer. The program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peace building as experienced in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. In particular, participants will gain experience in conflict resolution and transformation as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Croft Student of the Month for February
The Croft Senate is pleased to congratulate Byron Head as the February Croft student of the Month! Byron will receive a High Point gift card and eternal fame and glory!
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.
Croft Institute Cover Story in Spring 2013 Issue of Ole Miss Alumni Review
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.
Dr. Yang Speaks about Chinese New Year on WCBI
Dr. Henrietta Yang, Croft Associate Professor of Chinese and Co-Director of the Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Mississippi spoke about Lunar New Year on WCBI's MidMorning with Aundrea program on Friday, January 31!
Croft graduate Daniel Hedglin (B.A. 2008) was recently highlighted on the UNC Global website of the University of North Carolina. Daniel is pursuing a graduate degree in Chinese language and urban studies, and he was awarded a competitive, full-tuition Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship from the university. The article highlights Daniel's experience working in China as a key to his success, which was made possible by the University of Mississippi and the Chinese Language Flagship Program.
Croft Graduate Speaks at Unreasonable Institute
Patrick Woodyard, co-founder of Nisolo, spoke about his company's story at the Climax 2013 conference at the Unreasonable Institute this past summer. He makes a compelling argument for a model of development in which making a profit and improving people's lives are not mutually exclusive goals.