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Participants in the 2015 ACM Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study.

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A Spellbinding Visit with One of the Elder Statesmen of Africa

Apr 12, 2015
Sir Ketumile Masire

Sir Ketumile Masire talking with faculty and students from the ACM Botswana Program.

It was a spellbinding lesson in Botswana's history. The story of a newly-independent nation and its development through a half-century, as told by a remarkable man who was not only an eyewitness to that history, but who had a central role in making it all happen.

The occasion was a visit by students in the ACM Botswana Program to meet and talk with Sir Ketumile Masire, the nation's president from 1980 to 1997 and a guiding figure throughout the region of Southern Africa.

"What an amazing opportunity for the students to interact personally with one of the elder statesmen of Africa," said Cornell College professor Todd Knoop, a participant in a faculty site visit to the program that week. "Everyone had such a great time; in fact, he would not really let us all leave when the vans came because he was having so much fun." Read more

Challenges, Breakthroughs, and the Challenges, Breakthroughs, and the "Four Best Months of My Life" Apr 7, 2015
The annual ACM Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study will feature stories of challenges that students met and the academic and personal growth that followed.
Students Hit the Ground Running in London and Florence Students Hit the Ground Running in London and Florence Mar 24, 2015
As the two groups of students on the London & Florence: Arts in Context program trade places at mid-semester, they've already packed in a semester’s worth of events.
Building the Experiential Learning Cycle Building the Experiential Learning Cycle Feb 18, 2015
Action, reflection, and what’s next. The Chicago Program’s orientation week plunges students into the city and experiential education.

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Funding Available for Pilot Projects in Digital Humanities, Language Sharing Apr 17, 2015
Call for Pre-Proposals seeks collaborations by faculty from ACM colleges and Big Ten Universities.
Site Visit Presents a Sampler of Classes and Activities on the Chicago Program Apr 7, 2015
Five faculty and staff from campuses will engage with program’s experiential approach to learning on April 8-10.
ACM Colleges and Big Ten Research Universities Join Forces to Encourage Underrepresented Students to Become College Faculty Apr 6, 2015
$8.1 million grant from Mellon Foundation supports program for undergraduates and new Ph.D.s.
Students on Botswana Program Meet with U.S. Ambassador in Gaborone Apr 2, 2015
Visit to the U.S. Embassy included an hour-long talk and Q&A with staff.
Faculty from Coe, Cornell, Knox, Macalester, and St. Olaf Set to Participate in SAIL Seminar in Jordan Mar 30, 2015
Sustainability at the Margins will be topic of on-site session in Amman on July 20-30.
Evelyn Coffin from Knox College Named Winner of ACM’s Nick Adams Short Story Contest Mar 20, 2015
Novelist Maureen McCoy selected “Proudly, Unburied” for the honor — and the contest’s $1,000 first prize.

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Member colleges

  1. Beloit College
  2. Carleton College
  3. Coe College
  4. Colorado College
  5. Cornell College
  6. Grinnell College
  7. Knox College
  8. Lake Forest College
  9. Lawrence University
  10. Luther College
  11. Macalester College
  12. Monmouth College
  13. Ripon College
  14. St. Olaf College

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