mount union college invites local gifted high school students to take part in junior scholars progra

April 16, 2010

Mount Union College will invite approximately 90 gifted high school juniors and seniors to take part in the 16th year of the Mount Union College Junior Scholars Program. There are four programs throughout the year, with two programs for the fall semester on September 28 and November 16, and two more scheduled for the spring semester.

The College will invite nine area high schools, including Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, Waterloo, and West Branch to participate in 90 minute sessions presented by various members of the Mount Union faculty.

The fall sessions will feature Dr. Ann Richey, assistant professor of mathematics, who will take a look at the applications to teaching math using art in "Geometry in Islamic Art." Dr. Thomas Carr, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies will speak on the topic, "Is God Dead (or is God being resurrected in the 21st century)?"

The goals of the program are to present ideas 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.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (330) 823-6063

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