Nazareth College Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships
Nazareth College students Peter Beck, Jonathan Bukowiec, Salina Fasulo, and Jasmin Picariello are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship involves a very competitive selection process that requires students to have an outstanding academic record and they must submit a proposal for a project relating to their international program, which is to be completed upon their return from studying abroad. Read more
Twenty-Three Westminster College Students Are Competing in Sochi Olympics
Westminster College is cheering on 23 students as they compete in Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Westminster has the most athletes of any traditional college/university in the country competing in the Sochi Olympics. Read more
In related news, 10 percent of U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi are from Westminster College. Read more
Samford Student Named 'New Face of Civil Engineering'
Samford University dual-degree engineering student Jamieson Matthews has been named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The recognition program promotes the achievement of young civil engineers by highlighting their academic success, volunteerism and dedication to making a positive impact on society through their chosen profession. Read more
PLU Students Post Thoughts and Observations While Abroad
Pacific Lutheran University students reflect on their various locations and cultures while studying abroad. Read more
University of Evansville Student Creates “New and Rising” App
A lot of college students spend their long Christmas break relaxing and recharging for the spring semester. Not UE junior Alex Luebbehusen and his brother, Brandon, a high school senior. They spent their off time creating two new Windows apps based on what Alex had just learned through a fall electrical engineering class called Small Computer Software. Read more
Arcadia’s Frances Dumlao ’15 Helps Launch Magazine
The challenge of launching a magazine thrust Frances Dumlao ’15 into the world of graphic design and allowed her to see London through the eyes of Londoners. This was all thanks to a course at the University of Westminster, where Dumlao currently is studying abroad, that inspired the global media major and her classmates to create their own London-based publication.
In her blog post, “The Making of LDN. Magazine,” Dumlao reflects on and celebrates the opportunity she had to be “a part of the creation of more than 50 pages of pure magazine goodness.” Read her story and LDN Magazine. Read more
North Central College AMA Team Scores School’s First Top 10 Placement at Annual Competition
North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved a top 10 placement in an annual international competition for the first time in school history.
The team placed in the top 10 of the 2013-2014 AMA Collegiate Case Competition sponsored by the Hershey Company. Eighty-six schools entered this year’s competition for the opportunity to present at the AMA’s annual collegiate conference in New Orleans in April.
Hershey’s Case invited participants to develop a comprehensive relaunch campaign for its Take 5 brand. Chapters were asked to address consumer segmentation, product positioning, product distribution and marketing promotion, including plans for social media. Read more
Widener Education Students Team up with Main Line Health to Pilot Health Curriculum on Chester Sixth Graders
Wearing medical scrubs and lab coats, sixth grade students from Chester Upland's Stetser Elementary School imparted health and wellness advice to the Chester community at a health fair held at the school. The fair marked the culmination of a semester-long partnership between Widener University's School of Education, Innovation and Continuing Studies and Main Line Health to pilot "Healthy Me," a health and wellness curriculum for middle school-aged students designed by Dr. Barry Mann, chief academic officer for Main Line Health. Read more
Belmont Students, Alumni Get ‘Jumpstart’ for Poliana
A group of Belmont students and alumni are working to increase civic responsibility through a web application that explains United States government and politics. Funded through a $15,000 investment, the app, Poliana, aggregates millions of data points on a wide range of government activity, including voting records, financial contributions, lobbying, bills and industry influence.
Nashville business incubator Jumpstart Foundry awarded Poliana founders with the start-up cash during a 14-week process. Throughout the process the founders—Belmont students David Gilmore and Patrick Cason along with alumni Grayson Carroll, Kenny House and Seth Whiting—were guided and mentored by Nashville’s most influential business people, designers, developers, lawyers, marketers and entrepreneurs. Their entrepreneurial jumpstart culminated with “investor day,” where Poliana presented a 10-minute business pitch to hundreds of potential investors from all over the country. Read more
Drury Students to Advocate for Arts & Culture in Jefferson City
Fifteen Arts Administration students from Drury University advocated for the arts and participated in the political process in their state capital. The students and Drury instructor Leah Hamilton took part in Citizens’ Day for the Arts, an annual effort put forth by Missouri Citizens for the Arts. They attended a legislative briefing and met with lawmakers individually at the Capitol building. Drury’s Arts Administration degree is one of only about two dozen such undergraduate programs in the nation. Read more
Manhattan Engineering Alum Seeks to Bring Education, Aid to Philippines
November’s Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) left the Philippines in an unbelievable state of emergency. But amidst the wreckage, tarps with the words “Clean Water Free from Manhattan College” began to appear. A young man and his mother, donned in green Jaspers T-shirts, handed out cups of drinking water that they filtered in front of skeptical but very thirsty and thankful survivors. Born and raised in the Philippines, Enrique Sola ’09, ’11 (M.S.) helped his home recover by distributing 38 gravity-powered water filters that provide up to 500 gallons of potable water a day, funded by his Jasper family halfway around the world. Read more
Stetson in Top Five at Family Enterprise Contest
A team of family enterprise majors from Stetson University finished fifth out of 20 teams in the undergraduate competition of the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). Hosted by the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration, the FECC is the premier competition in family business and features competitors from rigorous business schools around the globe, such as Canada and Sweden. The event allows students to apply their knowledge from the classroom to complex family business problems. Read more
Five Valparaiso University Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Awards to Study Abroad
The illustrious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has honored five undergraduate students at Valparaiso University with awards to study abroad in spring 2014. The five 2014 Gilman Scholarship recipients are Jon Bicanic, Tyler Clark, Alexander Grask, Carly Tolle, and Daniella Tripodis. Since 2009, 13 Valpo students have received this award. Read more.
North Central Student Chosen for Student Affairs Program
North Central College’s Marlena Martinez, a junior psychology major, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students who want to pursue careers as higher education administrators. Martinez has been accepted into the 2013-2014 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Martinez recently joined another North Central College student and a faculty and staff member to give a presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching and Research Symposium at Indiana University Southwest. Read more
St. Edward’s Student-Athletes Score High in NCAA Academic Success and Federal Graduation Rates
The NCAA announced the Academic Success Rate (ASR) and Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) data for the 2003-06 cohort for all of NCAA Division II. The Federal Graduation Rate of 81 percent, which is ninth-highest nationally, supports a continuing trend of academic success achieved by St. Edward University's student-athletes. This is the eighth year the NCAA has released the ASR. Collectively, St. Edward's student-athletes had an ASR of 92 percent. That was good enough to tie for 16th in the nation, a tie for second within the region, and a tie for first within the Heartland Conference. The national average for ASR is 71 percent. Read more
Widener Alumnus Named 2014 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
Anthony Grisillo, a teacher in the Rose Tree Media School District and a 2002 graduate of Widener University’s master’s in education program, was named as Pennsylvania’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Read more
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