Junior Scholars Program to Begin Twentieth Year
October 5, 2005
On Tuesday, October 11, Mount Union College will kick off its 20th annual Junior Scholars Program.
This program invites 100 select high school juniors and seniors to campus from ten area high schools: Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterloo and West Branch. These junior scholars will have the opportunity to listen to members of the Mount Union faculty speak about their areas of expertise.
The Junior Scholars Program provides students with opportunities to meet other like-minded students, be exposed to intellectual challenges they can expect to encounter in a college environment, receive information and ideas not normally found in a high school setting and learn more about areas in which they may be interested.
For the first session, one group of students will hear Dr. Mark Allman, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, give a service-related presentation 'The Spider Man Principle: Power and Responsibility.' The other group will listen to Sandra Ekstrand, assistant professor of economics, accounting and business administration, speak about 'Demonstrating the Value of Teamwork.' On November 15, these students will return to campus and have the opportunity to attend the other session.
The Spring sessions will be held February 7 and March 28, 2006 and will feature Dr. Peter Schneller, associate professor of eduation, and Dr. Scott Mason, associate professor of chemistry.