Mount Union College Begins 19th Year Hosting Junior Scholars Program

April 15, 2010

Mount Union College recently hosted the Junior Scholars Program on campus.

 

This is the 19th year for the Mount Union College Junior Scholars Program, where approximately 100 gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors are invited to campus to participate in 60-minute sessions led by Mount Union College faculty.

The College invited ten area high schools, including Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterloo and West Branch.

The sessions included 'Is This Any Way to Elect a President?' presented by Dr. William Cunion, assistant professor of political science at the College, and 'Global Amphibian Decline and Emerging Infectious Diseases,' presented by Dr. Brandon Sheafor, associate professor of biology at the College.

The goal of the program is to present ideas that are not normally included in the high school curriculum, let gifted students interact with other students of the same ability, to expose students to the academic and intellectual challenges offered on college campuses, and to allow an opportunity for in-depth exploration into a specific interest area.

Mount Union College will host the next Junior Scholars Program on November 16. Two more sessions will be offered during the spring semester on February 1 and April 5.

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