Mount Union Hosts Junior Scholars
April 27, 2010
Mount Union College recently hosted the Junior Scholars Program on campus.
This is the 18th year for the Mount Union College Junior Scholars Program, where approximately 90 gifted high school juniors and seniors are invited to campus to participate in 90-minute sessions led by Mount Union College faculty.
The College invited nine area high schools, including Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, Waterloo and West Branch.
The sessions included "Microbes, Plagues and History," presented by Dr. Charles Brueske, professor of biology; and "The Magic of Theatre Makeup," presented by Deborah Lotsof, associate professor of theatre.
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.