Mount Union to Host Junior Scholars Program

September 27, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will host scholars on two Tuesdays in the Fall 2012 semester, once on October 9 and once on November 13.

This is the 27th year of the Junior Scholars Program, an event that invites 100 gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors to Mount Union’s campus to participate in 60-minute sessions led by University faculty.

The fall dates include two sessions. One, led by Director of Nursing Dr. Nezam Al-Nsair, will be titled “Discover Nursing: A Career for Present and Future.” The second session, “Elections, 2012,” will be led by Dr. Jack DeSario, professor of political science and director of the legal studies program.

The goal of the Junior Scholars Program is to present information not normally included in the high school curriculum and to give gifted high school students the chance to meet and interact with other students of similar ability. The program will also expose students to the academic character and intellectual challenges offered on a college campus and allow them an in-depth exploration of a particular area of interest.

High schools invited include Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, North Canton Hoover, Sebring McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterloo and West Branch.

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