Two Croft Freshmen Recognized by National Leadership Honors Society
Two Croft students were recently named Outstanding Freshmen by the National Leadership Honors Society of Omnicron Delta Kappa. Madeline Achgill, an international studies major studying Spanish and Chinese, and Joe Bell, who is focusing on international governance and politics and studying Spanish, were two of six Ole Miss freshmen selected for this honor. Ryan Upshaw, Assistant Dean for Student Services at the School of Engineering and campus advisor for ODK, wrote that "these students have contributed to our campus in a myriad of ways very early on in their undergraduate experience: performing arts, community service, sustainability and campus government, to name a few. I look forward to seeing their continued leadership on our campus."
Croft Senate Announces Election Results
The Croft Senate recently held elections for the 2014-2015 academic year. Three rising seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores were elected, and there was a tie for the remaining sophomore seat. Results of the tie-breaker will be forthcoming Freshmen senators from the class of 2018 will be elected early next fall.
Two Croft Students Win Boren Scholarships to Study in China
Two Croft students, junior Alison Bartel and senior William Bumpas, have been awarded Boren Scholarships to study in China next year. Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 in funding for students studying languages deemed critical to U.S. security, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Congratulations to Alison and William!
Career Center Events, Fall 2014
The Career Center will host several events this fall, including an all-majors career fair, a graduate and professional school fair, and and engineering, manufacturing, and technology career fair.
Fall 2014 Language Tables in at the Residential College
Once again, the Department of Modern Languages is offering Language Tables at the South Residential College. These give students a chance to practice their languages in an informal, no-pressure situation. See the full schedule to find out when your language meets.
Croft Institute Launches YouTube Channel
The Croft Institute just launched it's official YouTube Channel.
Joshua Howard Speaks at Sichuan University in China
Croft Associate Professor of History Joshua Howard recently gave a public lecture at the Institute of History and Culture at Sichuan University in China.
Croft Professor Vivian Ibrahim's Essay Published on Late 19th Century Egypt
Croft Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History Dr. Vivian Ibrahim recently had a chapter published in the collection The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance.
Dr. Gutiérrez Appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at U.S. Air Force Academy
Croft Professor of Spanish Dr. John Gutiérrez has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy for the 2014-2015 academic year. While there, Dr. Gutiérrez will be teaching classes in culture and Spanish linguistics and consulting with the faculty on their current curriculum.
Fedex Student Athlete Success Center Hiring Tutors
The Fedex Student Athlete Success Center is hiring tutors for the 2014-2015 academic year. There are three types of positions: academic strategists, mentors, and subject-specific tutors. The only requirements are an overall 3.o GPA and an A or B in the class being tutored, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty person. See the attached flyer for more information.
Language Opportunities at Leidos
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering company that started with the proud traditions of SAIC, is currently looking for individuals with experience in linguistics, language analysis, and translation.
Croft Students Invited to Volunteer at the U.M. Museum
The University of Mississippi Museum has a wide array of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections, along with fun events and activities year-round.
Currently, the University of Mississippi Museum is looking for volunteers for visitor's services at our front desk. This entails customer/visitor services, gift shop cashier and stocking, traveling exhibitions and permanent collections knowledge, and reception/event assistance. Upon volunteering, training will be provided for the above areas.
Junior Project Manager/Intern
4points , Erbil, Arbil, Iraq
4points is looking for a 6-12 month Junior Project Manager / Intern to assist with a variety of projects they are implementing Iraq wide. This is an ideal opportunity for recent graduates looking to break into the international development field who have not had extensive experience in developing countries. This is a paid position/internship and the company will provide fully furnished housing in Erbil. For more information and to apply, see the job posting on the Foreign Affairs website.
Political Affairs Internship with the Borgen Project
The Borgen Project, a national campaign that fights global poverty by working to make it a focus of U.S. foreign policy, has a telecommute internship position open.
Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute
The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration or International Affairs.