High Schools to Attend Junior Scholars Program

October 10, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will invite 100 gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors and their high school coordinators to the campus four times throughout the academic year – twice in the fall and twice in the spring.

During the event, half the group hears one professor on one day; and the other half hears the other. At their next visit, they switch and hear the opposite speaker.

The 11 high schools participating in this year’s Junior Scholars Program include Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, North Canton Hoover, Sebring McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterloo and West Branch.

The four Junior Scholar sessions are 60 minutes in length and will include sessions presented by the following University of Mount Union faculty members:

Fall Sessions (October 7 and November 11)

Dr. Andrew Bain, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, “What is Crime? What is Criminology?”

Dr. Bob Frampton, associate professor of physical therapy, Director of Physical Therapy and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, “Myth Busting: Physical Therapy”

Spring Sessions (February 10 and March 17)

Dr. Bertrand Landry, assistant professor of French, “A Look at French and American Stereotypes”

Dr. Lonnie Lowery, assistant professor of Human Performance and Sport Business, “Nutrition Marketing: Spot the Scam”

Goals of the Junior Scholars program are to present information and ideas normally not included in the high school curriculum; to give high school students an opportunity to meet and interact with other students of similar ability; to expose students to the academic character and intellectual challenge offered on a college campus and to allow students an opportunity to explore a particular area of interest in depth.

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