June 6, 2012
Loyal and proud UTPA students and alums endured the South Texas heat on a recent Friday at the Edinburg campus for the opportunity to be part of a new tradition…the first recipients of UT Pan American’s official class ring. More than 200 past and present students anxiously awaited their turn outside the University’s Fine Arts Auditorium to collect their Bronc symbol of pride. We asked some to describe what this day means to them and how it feels to finally own a UTPA ring.
Oh my goodness, it means so many hours of just working and studying so it’s just you know it’s just a symbol of a great accomplishment.
Everything that I’ve done that’s just the one symbol that unifies everything so to me it’s something very special and it will be with me till the day I die.
The students, alums and their family and friends eventually made their way inside the Fine Arts Auditorium where they had the opportunity to participate in and experience the first ever Bronc ring ceremony. The
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Three new Occidental College graduates and one student have been awarded national academic, community-service and public affairs fellowships or grants.
Gold River native Jennifer Griffin ’12 has received a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. Another recent graduate, Joseph Michael Statwick ’10, received an honorable mention in NSF’s 2012 graduate research fellowship program. Griffin is the 27th Occidental student to receive an NSF fellowship.
The fellowship includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000, a $10,500 allowance for graduate school tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development. Griffin, who just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a Ph.D in inorganic chemistry.
“I am incredibly honored and appreciative to be awarded such a prestigious and generous fellowship so early in my career,” Griffin said.
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June 4, 2012
BREMERTON — Eighty students from 12 Kitsap junior, middle and high schools participated in a competition for underwater remotely operated vehicles Saturday at the Olympic High School pool. They manipulated ROVs they had built to complete assigned missions. The students were judged on storyboard presentations, standard maneuvers, magnetic retrievals and head-to-head competitions.
Middle and junior high school students had built ROVs earlier this year using proven designs, but were allowed to modify them for Saturday’s competition. At the high school level, students designed and built their own ROVs. Trophies were awarded for first, second and third places.
More than 1,000 Kitap students built ROVs with help from technical industry volunteers. The program is designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and math.
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May 31, 2012
I recently had a phone call from a parent whose student had a 2,300 SAT score but a 3.2 GPA from a competitive high school. The student had taken a number of AP classes but was no where near the top 10% of the class. The parent was wondering about the students ability to get admitted into a BS/MD program.
Strong scores like this are great. But, without the high grades to back it up the student will not be competitive for a selective college or BS/MD program. This student would have been better off taking fewer honors and AP classes but focusing more on grades.
This is different from the bright slacker who gets good test scores but doesnt get good grades because he isnt challenging himself. Thi
May 25, 2012
A Benefit Bake Sale for Bradley Gilbert, a 2007 Northwestern Oklahoma State University mass communications graduate from Enid, is planned by the NWOSU Art Society (NAS) for Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in front of Holder Drug in downtown Alva.
Gilbert has been fighting leukemia since shortly after his graduation from Northwestern. He underwent a bone marrow transplant in December 2011; however, the cancer has returned, and he is now battling the leukemia once again and continuing treatment.
“Bradley is an alum of our organization, and we decided we needed to do something to help him and his family,” said Angelia Case, NAS sponsor. “Whatever proceeds we can bring in at the bake sale will go to help them with bills, travel expenses and well, whatever Bradley needs it for.”
Case welcomes donations of money, as well as items for the bake sale.
“We are guessing that it will be a hot, sunny day so please keep that in mind if you’ll be providing items for our bake sale,” Case said. “Otherwise, p
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