Friday @ the Center
October 23, 2009
Graduate School Bound?
If you have students who are planning to apply to graduate school either this fall or in the future, encourage them to attend the CFSD's annual seminar, "The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to Graduate School," on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. in Demaray Hall 255. Topics to be discussed include the application process and time line, GRE's, obtaining recommendations, and writing the personal statement.
Student Fulbright Applicants
Two SPU students recently completed the application process for a Fulbright Award for 2010-2011: Kaitlin Kirby, a current M.Ed. student is applying to be an English Teaching Assistant in Malta; Sara Parker, who earned her B.A. in European Studies: Spanish and Linguistics in 2007 is applying to be an English Teaching Assistant in Colombia. The application process included a campus interview with a group of SPU faculty, followed by the submission of the entire application packet to the national Fulbright offices in New York. Selection of Student Fulbright Award winners will be made in a two-step process, with semifinalists named in February and finalists announced in April. SPU Fulbright Review Committee members this year included Robert Baah, Spanish; Ruth Ediger, Political Science and Geography; Mike Hamilton, History; Frank Kline, Education; Patrick McDonald, Philosophy; and Kimberley Segall, English.
Research Notes: We Have a Good Job!
The November issue of Money magazine lists “the top 50 careers with great pay and growth prospects,” and college professors came in third (behind systems engineers and physician’s assistants. A survey of more than 35,000 workers, found that college professors have the third lowest-stress job (behind education/training consultants and physical therapists), and the eighth most flexible job. Who would have guessed?