Green Student Internship for U.M. Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability is looking for Green Student Interns for the spring 2017 semester! Each semester about 10 interns work in the office on projects ranging from composting and waste reduction to sustainable transportation. This spring, they are looking specifically for a UM Garden Projects and Environmental Education Intern, a Residential Outreach Coordinator Intern, and a Green Week Coordinator Intern. Applications for spring are due Wednesday, November 2. To read more about the open positions and apply, visit http://green.olemiss.edu/get-involved/green-student-intern-program/.
Submit your Work to the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal
The first issue of the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ) was published at the end of the last academic year. Founded by students for students, UMURJ is a yearly peer-reviewed publication of research articles written by the University’s undergraduate students from all disciplines. Croft senior Alex Martin is the managing editor and sophomore John Chappell is the social sciences editor. The deadline each year is in April, so it is definitely appropriate to submit a condensed version of your senior thesis. Visit the UMURJ website for more information and to submit an article.
Eleven Croft Students Inducted into U.M. Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
Congratulations to the following Croft students on their Fall 2016 induction into the University of Mississippi's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:
Volunteer with the U.M. Chapter of the Food Recovery Network
The Food Recovery Network at Ole Miss is beginning its second semester on campus. The organization has chapters all over the United States, and ours is the first in Mississippi. Since it was founded in 2011, FRN has donated over 1.4 million pounds of food to provide over 1.2 million pounds of food to those in need. Here, Ole Miss Dining Services packages left over food from campus and delivers it to the local More Than A Meal organization to better serve our fellow Oxford citizens. It not only promotes sustainability on campus, but it also serves those in need.
Croft Scholars 2016-2017
The University of Mississippi New service released an article about the 2016-2017 Croft scholarship recipients. They included eight freshmen, Emma Rice, Summer Caraway, Jessica Flynn, Olivia George, Kylie Bring, Christina Pendergrast, Joey Baker, and one sophomore, Lauren Newman. Lauren is the recipient of the Rose Bui Academic Excellence Scholarship.
U.M. Article about Croft Scholars
Croft Alumnus Reflects on Experience as German Chancellor Fellow
Croft graduate Deeneaus Polk (B.A. 2011) was interviewed by the German website iMove-Germany about his experiencing working with the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training as a German Chancellor Fellow. Deeneaus will complete his fellowship in November, and is looking forward to applying what he learned in Germany to his work in Mississippi. He was recently awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship for the next part of his career. Deeneaus is pictured above with Angela Merkel and the rest of the 2015-2016 German Chancellor Fellows. He is in the center of the last row, directly above the Chancellor.
Climate Training Manager for the Climate Reality Project
Croft graduate Rob Hamilton (B.A. 2012), the Communications Coordinator for the office of former Vice President Al Gore, sent us a link to a job posting for Climate Training Manager with the Climate Reality Project. Climate Training Manager is responsible for creating the content and agenda for climate advocacy training sessions led by former Vice President Al Gore. The applicant should have strong knowledge of U.S. climate policy, be an excellent communicator, and have strong organizational skills.
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 of Spanish Named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
Croft professor of Spanish Dr. John Gutierrez was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Humanities Council! He will be giving the 2016 MHC Humanities Lecture on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Bryant 209. It will titled “Untapping a Linguistic Resource: Teaching Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States”
September Croft Student of the Month Announced
The Croft Senate has elected the September Croft student of the Month, Jarvis Benson. Croft students submitted nominations for the student they felt had been working extremely hard in a class, had exhibited a positive attitude or had done great community service work.
Carnegie James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance to the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.
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.
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.
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.