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3 Students Receive ACM-CIC Mellon Fellowships

Colorado College website, May 9, 2016

Three Colorado College students, Atiya Harvey ’18, Brittany Camacho ’18, and Maja Orlowska ’19, have been awarded ACM-CIC Mellon Graduate School Exploration Fellowships. As part of the fellowship, they will participate in a professional development conference this summer and receive structured mentoring in their junior year, a paid summer research internship next summer at one of the CIC universities, and a student research/professional development conference at the end of the internship summer. The fellowship is a part of the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, supported by an $8.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Atiya Harvey (FGS ’18) Awarded ACM-CIC Mellon Graduate School Exploration Fellowship

Colorado College website, May 4, 2016

Atiya Harvey

Colorado College student Atiya Harvey (Feminist & Gender Studies ’18) was awarded an ACM-CIC Mellon Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF). This fellowship is a part of the $8.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation awarded to the ACM and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) for the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate.

ACM Film Festival brings student artists together

The Lawrentian, Apr 9, 2016

The first ACM Student Film Conference and Festival, hosted by the Lawrence University Film Studies Department on April 1-3, provided a spce for students from ACM colleges to showcase their work. Students from 11 colleges participated, with each student sharing a film, screenplay, or academic paper. The festival received funding support from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) program.

Lawrence hosts student film festival

Appleton Post Crescent, Mar 26, 2016

ACM Student Film Conference & Festival

The work of aspiring filmmakers from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest will be showcased on April 1-3 in the first ACM Student Film Conference and Festival at Lawrence University. Nearly 70 films selected from more than 150 submissions will be screened in the Warch Campus Center cinema and the Wriston Art Center auditorium throughout the day on April 2.

The ACM Student Film Conference and Festival is supported in part by a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) program. Read more about the Film Festival.

Identifying and Overcoming the Three Central Challenges for Liberal Arts Colleges

The evoLLLution online, Mar 3, 2016

Brian Williams

Higher education institutions face various challenges that have the potential to reshape both the business and curricular models through which they do their business. My travels and conversations with administrators and faculty at liberal arts colleges across the country reveal three challenges as particularly salient for the liberal arts college sector.

Essay by Brian Williams, ACM Vice President and Director of Faculty Development & Grant Programs

Newberry Seminar Celebrates 50 Years

The Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Dec 15, 2015

Newberry Library

A remarkable program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year: the ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities. A semester-long engagement designed to place young researchers at the center of a lively community of scholars, with access to the personal and informational resources of a major research library, the Newberry Seminar is the only program of its kind in the United States.

Smithsonian Publishes Research by CC Student, Professor

Colorado College website, Dec 10, 2015

Brooke Davis

An article in the African Journal of Ecology co-authored by Colorado College student Brooke Davis (at right) and Professor Jim Ebersole caught the eye of Australian freelance science writer Karl Gruber. Gruber followed up with them via email from Perth, wrote about their research, and sold the story to Smithsonian online, where it was published earlier this month. Davis conducted research for the article as a participant in the fall 2014 ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program and Ebersole was Visiting Faculty Director of the program that semester. Read more about Brooke Davis and her research project.

Entrepreneur professor tries to create 'atmosphere for all voices'

Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation, Aug 21, 2015

Dima Elissa

Chicago entrepreneur Dima Elissa, who teaches entrepreneurship as an adjunct faculty member at Associated Colleges of the Midwest in Chicago, says educators should go beyond encouraging diversity. "Don't just invite it," she said, "but create the atmosphere for all voices to be heard and respected."

An interview with Dima Elissa, who is CEO and co-founder of medical 3D printing company VisMed-3D and has served as Adjunct Faculty with the ACM Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Social Justice.

Marshall's Meunier to spend year in Jordan

Waterloo/Marshall (WI) Courier, Jul 29, 2015

Benjamin Meunier

Benjamin Meunier, a 2013 Marshall (WI) high school graduate, will spend the fall semester in Amman, Jordan, thanks to the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship. Meunier, who is an anthropology major at Lawrence University, will be participating in the fall 2015 ACM Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies program.

CC's Inaugural Field Study Symposium a Success

Colorado College website, Jul 15, 2015

Symposium on Field Study

Colorado College's first symposium on field study recently concluded with, appropriately, a field study in which participants were able to experience first-hand what they had discussed the previous two days: the value of working with and learning from the primary source of information. The Symposium on Field Study, held July 9-11, highlighted the variety of field study conducted at Colorado College, various other members of the ACM, and other top liberal arts institutions. The symposium was funded by a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Program.

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