Internships with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Dr. Guo passed along the announcement for fall semester internships with the Kissinger Institute on China with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Interns should have an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on China and the United States. The internship is part-time and unpaid, but students could receive academic credit for it. For more information, visit https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/internships-the-kissinger-institute-china-and-the-united-states.
10th SCATJ Japanese Speech Contest Held at Croft Institute
The 10th SCATJ Japanese Speech Contest was held in the Croft Institute on Saturday, April 14. About seventy people attended, including 23 contestants from Mississippi State University, Tulane University, the University of Memphis, and the University of Mississippi. Three Croft students, Kayley Carter, Jasmine Nguyen, and Hayes Fischer, won prizes for their video skits, and Admissions Coordinator Elizabeth Googe also participated. Thank you to Dr. Kaoru Ochiai and the rest of the U.M. Japanese program for all of their work organizing the event and teaching our students!
Sixteen Croft Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
On Friday, April 6, sixteen Croft students were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest undergraduate honors society in the United States. Dr. Schenck, the president of the University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, led the ceremony in Paris-Yates Chapel.
Eight Croft Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
Eight Croft students were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at a ceremony at the Gertrude Ford Center on Thursday, April 5. Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1897 to recognize excellence in all academic disciplines.
Croft Junior Named 2018 Barksdale Award Winner
Croft junior Gabrielle Schust was named a 2018 Barksdale Award Winner by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Gabbi, who is focusing on Latin America, Spanish, and international governance and politics, is planning to travel to England this summer to interview women in religious orders who provided medical care to the poor in the 1960's and 1970's. While studying abroad next year, she will interview women who do similar work in religious orders in Peru. Rates of poverty, maternal and fetal mortality, and life expectancy in the Andes today are quite similar to those in England before the advent of the National Health Service, offering Gabbi a fascinating basis of comparison. Barksdale Award Winners are given $5000 to support scholarly and creative endeavors.
Congressional-Executive Commission on China Seeks Liu Xiaobo Fellows
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is offering paid Fellowships to graduates of accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, J.D. Programs, or current graduate-level students. Croft graduates are highly competitive for this position and have worked here in the past. The Fellowship listing was forwarded from an alumnus and is not yet posted on the CECC website—please contact William Mahoney for more information.
Video of Fall 2017 Alumni Panel
Those who missed the Croft Alumni Panel on November 10 and those who want to see it again can watch the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/09npXdEA9Io.