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News from the Croft Institute
  • 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. 

    Seniors
    Kaity Box
    Sydney Brown
    Abby Bruce
    Henry Chen
    Alexandra Gersdorf
    Sydney Green
    Andrew Hayes
    Francisco Hernandez
    David Newman
    Nico Senften
    Alexis Smith
    Sarah Stroup
    Casey Turner

    Juniors
    John Chappell
    Jacob Gambrell
    Lauren Newman

    They join the five Croft seniors who were initiated as juniors last year and the 170 Croft alumni who are members.

From the Institute
June 20, 2018

Video of 2018 Croft Graduation Available

Video of the 2018 Croft graduation is available on our YouTube channel.  You can watch the entire ceremony, or just Dr. Schenck's opening remarks, the student valediction delivered by Karlie England, or the presentation of awards

Internship Opportunities
May 23, 2018

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.

Students in the News
April 14, 2018

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!

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Students in the News
April 6, 2018
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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. 

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Students in the News
April 5, 2018

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.

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Students in the News
February 21, 2018

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.

Internship Opportunities
January 18, 2018

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.

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Alumni News
November 10, 2017

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.