Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Recent graduates from the Croft Institute or a Masters program may be interested in the Herbet Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, a program that offers paid internships at public-interest organizations in Washington, D.C. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, military budget, and peacekeeping.
University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ) Call for Submissions
Croft senior Alex Martin, the co-editor of the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ), has sent out this call for papers:
The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ) is a peer-reviewed, student-run, and ASB-sponsored initiative exclusively for students at the University of Mississippi. The Journal presents an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their work published. We publish papers in the broad categories of engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, but we are open to any high-quality papers with original ideas. We accept submissions on a rolling basis year round. The priority date for the 2016-2017 issue is February 28. Students may submit their papers to email@example.com. Papers are reviewed first by our team of student editors and then edited by faculty in the relevant discipline. We are always looking for faculty that would be willing to review 2-3 papers per academic year. If you have any questions about the Journal or a submission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November Croft Student of the Month Announced
The Croft Senate has elected the September Croft student of the Month, Ellie Bond. 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.
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.
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”
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 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.
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.