Croft Advising to Begin on October 3
The Croft Institute will begin formal advising on Monday, October 3, and continue until Friday, October 28. Dr. Schenck will send out an e-mail to all current students, including those who are currently abroad, explaining the advising procedure and reminding them who their advisor is this year. Visit the Croft website for more details about the advising procedure, and, while you're there, look over the page outlining the major year-by-year. Students can see which courses will count for the international major by using the course selection tool.
Croft Professor Addresses Bolivia-Chilean Relations in Latin American Advisor
Croft Instructional Assistant Professor Miguel Centellas recently contributed to the featured question and answer article in Latin American Advisor, a daily publication of the Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank that works for "democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean." Dr. Centellas's comments addressed Bolivia's case at the International Court of Justice regarding their claim to sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean through Chile. He does not think the ICJ will give Bolivia control over Chilean territory or that such control, even if obtained, would be as useful to Bolivia as a free trade pact with Chile.
Global Ambassador Program at the University of Mississippi
The Global Ambassador position is both a friendship and leadership position. Students who are selected as Global Ambassadors will be paired with international exchange students for a semester. The expectation is that GAs create friendships with the international students, take them to places around Oxford, and answer questions/concerns that the students may have. Applications are due October 31st and can be accessed on the Study Abroad website.
Croft Graduate Participates in Discussion with Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs
Croft alumna Victoria Thoman (B.A. 2013), who works for the Office of International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State, was recently highlighted by Vietnamese news sources along with David Saperstein, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, for her work with a recent delegation from the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs.
American Enterprise Institute Executive Council Program
Croft senior Connor Holeman is the Chair of the Ole Miss American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, and she invites her fellow students to consider getting involved. The American Enterprise Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington DC, is establishing its Executive Council program at the University of Mississippi. There are Executive Council programs on over 80 campuses throughout the country. This chapter will be the first in Mississippi!
Many Croft students and graduates have participated in the University of Mississippi's Flagship Chinese Program, including Liana Tai, Conner Clark, and James DeMarshall, who are quoted in a recent article published by the U.M. news service. The U.M. Chinese Language Flagship program, headed by Croft professor Dr. Henrietta Yang, is one of the most successful of its kind in the country.
The University of Mississippi News Service recently released a story about the new $5 million commitment from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable & Educational Fund to support the Croft Institute.
Internships With the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks an intern each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on China and the United States. These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.
Croft Senior Wins Fulbright Award
Croft senior Maggie Hall was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany for the 2016-2017 academic year. Maggie, who spent her junior year abroad in Germany, is excited about the opportunity to return there with a prestigious Fulbright award.
Two Croft Seniors Inducted into University of Mississippi Hall of Fame
Two Croft seniors, Maia Cotelo and Elizabeth Wicks, were inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Ford Center on Friday, March 4. Recipients are chosen by a committee in accordance with ASB policy, with selections based on a student’s academic achievement, community service and potential for future success.
Volunteer with the U.M. Chapter of the Food Recovery Network
Croft junior Connor Holeman is one of the founders of the University of Mississippi chapter of the Food Recovery Network. The Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need.
Six Croft Students Named to U.M. "Who's Who" List
Six Croft students were selected for the University of Mississippi's "Who's Who" list by the Office of the Dean of Students in recognition of their leadership, service, and academic achievement. They will be recognized in a ceremony to be held at the Ford Center on Friday, March 4, 2016, at 4 p.m.