Belmont Couple Heed a Call to Service and Receive an Extraordinary Blessing
In 1984 Jason and Elizabeth Rogers ventured to Haiti on a trip that would profoundly affect their lives. As seniors at Baylor University it was a transformative experience because it was the first time either of them had been exposed to that level of poverty, recalled Jason, now vice president for administration and university counsel at Belmont University.
The couple planned to return to Haiti, but children and careers occupied their time. Elizabeth also works at Belmont as a senior programmer analyst, and the couple has three children, now ages 15 to 23. Before they knew it, they were on the brink of celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They decided to return to Haiti. Just months after the 2010 earthquake devastated the country, they traveled to an orphanage on a service trip. They also decided to become a foster family for an infant born on Valentine’s Day, about a month after the earthquake. The orphaned boy needed medical care to address his fibular hemimelia, a congenital leg condition in which a fibula does not form. Because of this the boy also had a deformed tibia and foot, and he had ptosis, a drooping eyelid that threatened his vision. After returning to Tennessee, Jason and Elizabeth spent the next 10 months arranging for medical care and a medical visa. In April 2011, they returned to Haiti to bring 14-month old Kenbe to the United States. Read more
Arcadia Announces New Academic Partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University announced a new academic partnership with the prestigious University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. This collaboration will facilitate new study abroad opportunities for U.S. students in one of South Africa’s most culturally diverse regions. Read more
‘Bringing Global Home’ : a blog by Stetson’s President on Study Abroad
Stetson University President Wendy Libby wrote: “Study abroad. Perhaps no other experience has the ability to so swiftly and absolutely change students' lives and prepare them for any opportunity the world might offer.” Read more
Valparaiso University Engineering Professor Robert PalumboHonored as 2013 Indiana Professor of the Year
Regarded as an expert on solar energy research, Robert Palumbo '80, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and Alfred W. Sieving Chair of Engineering at Valparaiso University, has achieved national recognition as the 2013 Indiana Professor of the Year. Palumbo is the third Valpo professor to receive this prestigious honor. Read more
Wagner Student Wins Gilman Scholarship
Arijeta Lajka, a Wagner College sophomore, has won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, given by the U.S. State Department to support study abroad by college undergraduates who are U.S. citizens. Lajka is the first Wagner student to win the highly competitive Gilman Scholarship. With over 2,600 Gilman applications reviewed during the Spring 2014 cycle, only 700 scholarships were awarded. Read more
Nazareth Joins Clinton Global Initiative University Network
Nazareth College has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University Network (CGIU), a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Nazareth is now one of more than 45 colleges and universities worldwide who have joined the CGI University Network. Read more
U.S. News & World Report Names NAC&U Members as Best Colleges for Veterans
U.S. News & World Report has named seven NAC&U members among the nation’s best colleges for veterans. It released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans, a publication to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The University of Redlands, Pacific Lutheran University and St. Edward’s University took the top three spots in the regional rankings for the west. Drury University and the University of Evansville were ranked #3 and #4, respectively, in the midwest, and Nazareth College was ranked #6 in the north. Widener University was ranked 48th in the national universities category. For more information: Drury | Naz | Redlands | UE | Widener |
NAC&U Members Ranked High for Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad
Arcadia University continues to be number one in the United States in its respective category for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange 2013. Six other NAC&U members also received high rankings. They include Hamline University, #3; University of Evansville, #7 (up five spots from last year); Pacific Lutheran University, #9; University of Redlands, #23; Samford University, #31; Valparaiso University, #37; and Stetson University, #61. The Open Doors Report ranks institutions in a variety of categories pertaining to study abroad. For more information: IIE Report | Arcadia | Hamline | UE |
North Central College Hosts NAC&U Innovation Summit to Explore Collaboration
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North Central College on Nov. 7-8 hosted 40 faculty members from New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U) schools at an Innovation Summit to share ideas about how the institutions could collaborate. The three-day summit brought together professors from various disciplines to brainstorm and recommend to the NAC&U board ways in which the 21 member schools could help each other through collaboration. Read more
Check out a video about the NAC&U Innovation Summit by attendee Dr. Sybril Bennett, executive director of Belmont University's New Century Journalism program.
NAC&U Launches Online Course Inventory
How can NAC&U students explore the function of leaders as coaches and mentors, brush up on business communications and writing, and learn more about cybercrime? NAC&U is proud to announce its online course inventory, providing students with many opportunities to build unique educational experiences that help them achieve their goals. Courses are available in the following disciplines: art and music, business and finance, communications and marketing, criminal justice, education, humanities, math and science, social sciences and theology. Please be sure to read the online course principles before applying with the online registration form.
Videos Added to NAC&U YouTube Channel