Monday, April 30, 2007

CCAF Hosts Successful Scholarship Luncheon

The Community College of Aurora Foundation (CCAF) Scholarship Recognition Luncheon was held April 26 at the Hyatt Regency DTC. Denver philanthropist Janet Elway was honorary chair of this year's event, which recognized CCA Foundation scholarship donors and recipients. Elway emphasized the importance of community and paying-it-forward to provide educational opportunities for people who may not otherwise have the chance to go to college.

Ed Greene, CBS4 Meteorologist, served as Master of Ceremonies. Bob LeGare, scholarship donor and CCA alumnus, and Lauren Johnson, United Way Workplace Educational Scholarship Assistance Recipient, were speakers.

LeGare who attended CCA, shared his story about receiving a better education for a successful career at CCA than he had previously received at a 4-year institution. Johnson also shared her story, a single mother who enrolled at CCA to build a better life for herself and her sons. Johnson graduates this spring and has been accepted at the University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Pharmacology.

Last year's Scholarship Luncheon raised over $30,000 for two new scholarships for high school seniors: CCA's Chair's Choice Award, a 2-year $10,000 scholarship, and CCA's Foundation Scholarship, a 2-year $5,000 scholarship over two years.

Jeff Potter, president and CEO for Frontier Airlines, announced the Chair's Choice Award winner as Justin Lewis, a senior at Gateway High School. Potter said Lewis was selected from the applicant pool because of the passion the senior showed toward his school, community and church.

Dale Mingilton, CCA Foundation Board President, announced the CCA Foundation Scholarship winner Kimber Avra, a senior at Hinkley High School. Mingilton said Avra was chosen because she preserved in the face of adversity and demonstrated a commitment to her dreams and goals. With additional donations from Majestic Realty and Kingdom Enlightenment, Samatha Banach from Aurora Central received $2,500 as did Dider Ndekezi from Hinkley High School.

CCA President Linda Bowman announced that Martha Carter-Jackson, CCA Science chair and Chemistry faculty, was the winner of the Bowman Faculty Recognition Award. Bowman said Jackson was an example of the highly qualified teachers at CCA who are committed to giving their students an education that competes or exceeds other colleges. Bowman said the science labs have been equipped better than many four-year institutions due to the CCA Foundation's funding and Jackson's vision.

Over 300 people attended the luncheon including other scholarship recipients and their families, the Honorable Mayor Ed Tauer, Aurora City Council Members, Aurora business and community leaders, representatives from Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools, and CCA faculty and staff. The annual event is the Foundation's largest fundraising event for CCA student scholarships.

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OOIDA scholarship fundraiser week scores more than $6,100

College ain’t cheap. So it’s no surprise that the OOIDA Foundation’s Scholarship Committee is always looking for ways to raise money to benefit Association members’ children, grandchildren and legal dependents who seek to further their education.

In mid-April, the OOIDA Board of Directors met in Grain Valley, MO, for the spring business meeting. And while the board was working hard to plot the Association’s course, the scholarship committee and its supporters worked just as hard behind the scenes to help raise money to assist members’ families with their college expenses.

“We far exceeded what we had hoped to make this year,” said Paula Chambers, scholarship committee member. Paula’s husband, Woody, is general vice president for OOIDA and serves on the board. The Chambers are from Eddyville, KY.

Paula said one of the week’s fundraising projects was as fun for employees as it was profitable for the committee.

Spread out over a dozen tables in the cafeteria at OOIDA headquarters, a craft fair featured handmade furniture, salsa and apple butter, along with jewelry and other crafts donated by board members and employees.

Margo Elrod, wife of Board Member Mark Elrod, spent many hours making wood furniture, including shelves and a shadow box-type coffee table that featured the back window of a Mack truck, which was an attention grabber at this year’s craft show. The Elrods are from Peru, IN.

“My husband was crushing a Mack truck and the back window didn’t break, so he said there was a reason it didn’t break and asked me to make it into a coffee table, but he only gave me three days to do it,” Margo said. “But, it’s all for a good cause.”

Scholarship Committee member Martha Taylor and her husband, John, donated dozens of jars of golden brown apple butter. The Taylors make the homemade sauce every year at their home in Cross Junction, VA. It’s a family tradition, along with trucking.

“This is one of the greatest things that we have accomplished,” she said about the scholarship fund. “We’ve helped a lot of truckers; now we are trying to help their children.”

OOIDA employees pitched in as well and made a handmade quilt that raised $600 for the scholarship fund. OOIDA members were also allowed to make bids on the quilt via the Internet this year.

The handmade quilt consisted of 12 quilt blocks in a trucking theme that included the OOIDA logo and the eagle. Employee Kathy Gaines pieced the top together. Sue Lynch, alternative board member, helped with the needlework, too.

Paula reported that this year’s craft fair netted $4,400. But the fundraisers weren’t only about homemade items.

Board Member Charlie Parfrey of Spokane Valley, WA, organized a golf tournament at Bent Oak Golf Course in Oak Grove, MO, which raised more than $1,100 for the scholarship fund. Teams were made up of Association executives, board members and OOIDA employees.

The committee is already coming up with more ways to raise money for the scholarship fund. The next craft fair is planned for the fall 2008 board meeting. Plans include hosting a chili lunch for the employees of OOIDA. Lesa Godwin, human resources director for OOIDA, and Martha Taylor will be in charge of planning this event.

Joan Rajkovacz, committee member, is in charge of editing a cookbook that will feature OOIDA board members’ recipes, including photos, that may be ready for review at the fall 2007 meeting. Her husband, Joe, is OOIDA regulatory affairs specialist and also serves on the board. They are from Oak Grove, MO.

Board Member Bill Rode, Eagle, ID, is the Scholarship Committee chairman, and he said he’s been amazed with how far the scholarship fund has come since its inception.

“It’s wonderful to check back with these kids and see how far they went with a little financial help,” he said. “For many, it’s the difference between whether or not they can go on to college.”

Bill said he “never fails to be amazed” with the amount of support the committee has received over the years. The fund has awarded more than $105,000 in scholarships since 1997.

The scholarship committee awards a total of five scholarships annually, which are based on grades, extra-curricular activities and an essay question, which on this year’s application, asked applicants ways to improve the public’s image of truck drivers. The first-place scholarship recipient qualifies for $8,000 over four years of college if they maintain a C average, while the other four scholarship recipients qualify for $4,000 spread over four years.

“Our committee started out with $500 and we were like, ‘OK, what do we do now?’ ” Rode said. “Now, we are able to help more and more kids, while promoting a positive image of truck drivers. Giving out scholarships is a good way to do this.”

In July, Land Line media will announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Travel Scholarship for Women

With the growth of Australia as a tourist destination and the advancement of Australian women as leaders in the industry, MasterCard and U21Global have announced today the second annual MasterCard-U21Global Scholarship Program for Women in Travel and Tourism.

“MasterCard’s important role as facilitator of travel and our commitment to domestic and international travel is the motivation behind our involvement in the scholarship program.

“MasterCard understands the value of travel and tourism to the entire Australian economy and wants to ensure that those working in the industry are provided with the best possible support and training needed to provide an outstanding service,” said Leigh Clapham, executive vice president, Australasia, MasterCard Worldwide.

The scholarship, launched last year, is for women professionals across the travel and tourism industry. It offers a solid platform for women wanting to further their career in this industry and meet the sectors’ demand for better trained professionals, empowering them to stay ahead of industry trends and realise their full potential.

Last year’s Australian scholarship winner was Vanessa Weigall, Regional Manager for STA Travel in Western Australia and South Australia.

The call for entries for the online graduate program received a significant response from a wide spectrum of the industry last year, from hotels and airlines to travel and tour operators in the Asia/Pacific. With the success enjoyed by the program last year, it has now been extended to South Africa, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

The program comprises 20 scholarships for the U21Global Executive Diploma of Business Administration and is intended for graduates who want to develop skills in the management and marketing of tourism and travel. The course can articulate into the University of Nottingham MSc in Tourism and Travel Management which has been developed by Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, a part of Nottingham University Business School, and U21Global, a leader in quality graduate online education for working executives and professionals.

Organisations from the travel and tourism industry across Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa will be invited to nominate female employees who they believe will most benefit from the learning and exposure offered by such a scholarship. MasterCard and U21Global will institute a distinguished panel of judges to choose the 20 worthy recipients.

“We are excited to extend the reach of this scholarship to South Africa, Saudi Arabia and UAE to allow more women in travel and tourism to benefit from our premium curriculum in business and to stay abreast of industry trends while also managing work commitments and family life,” said Dr Helen Lange, Dean, Business Management Programmes, U21Global. “The overwhelming response to the inaugural program in 2006 gives us reason to believe that this second year of the MasterCard-U21Global Scholarship Program will once again be a resounding success.”

“MasterCard has been long committed to women’s advancement and with the tourism industry being one of the most dynamic economic sectors in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, we would like to encourage women in the industry to take this opportunity to upgrade their skills to stay ahead in the evolving tourism landscape,” said Georgette Tan, vice president, Communications, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa, MasterCard Worldwide.

“Recent MasterCard research shows that despite positive economic growth and the tightening of labor market conditions, women still perceive themselves as not getting the same opportunities as men when it comes to managerial positions and median income. Women from the inaugural program last year have found the course extremely beneficial and we hope more women are able to meet their professional goals through this scholarship,” added Tan.

Women from the program have benefited not only from learning about the diverse aspects of tourism management and its practices but also the special online learning community that is in place, allowing the scholars to have access to a wide range of speakers and mentors, and enhance networking with each other.
Recipients of the scholarship can enjoy the benefit of studying online and can hence better manage their work and educational commitments. Those interested in more information on the scholarships and course components can log on to U21Global’s website

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

UCB Pharma Canada Launches National Scholarship Programs for Students Living With Crohn's Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Attaining an education is an invaluable asset for most Canadians, but one that is hard enough to obtain without dealing with a chronic illness. With the objective of making education an achievable goal for these students, UCB Pharma Canada announced today the national roll-out of the 2007 UCBeyond Crohn's Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis Scholarship Programs.

"UCB is dedicated to creating unique programs and tools to aid patients in reaching above and beyond the boundaries of their disease and fulfilling their educational ambitions," says Robert Hamilton, General Manager of UCB Pharma Canada. "We are proud to be announcing this program today, and look forward to enabling patients to achieve their dreams of pursuing a post-secondary education."

The UCBeyond Scholarship Program will award six (6), one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CDN each to people diagnosed with Crohn's disease and six (6), one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CDN each to people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The winners must demonstrate academic ambition and will use their scholarship towards any post-secondary education of their choice (i.e. university, college, trade school, etc.) for the 2007/08 school year.

The 2007 UCBeyond Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an independent selection committee of leading physicians, nurses and patient representatives from across the country. Applicants will be evaluated based on a one-page essay demonstrating how they go above and beyond their disease, exhibit perseverance and empower others, as well as two letters of personal recommendation. The deadline to apply is July 13, and winners will be announced in August 2007.

"Overcoming the effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, rather than letting it control you, can be an extremely difficult task. Students who demonstrate an ability to accomplish this exceptional feat deserve to be recognized and rewarded and we're delighted that UCB Pharma Canada will be doing just that," says Randy Sabourin, National President of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).

Anne Dooley, President of the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA), and a member of the rheumatoid arthritis scholarship selection committee adds, "The

UCBeyond Scholarship Program will definitely make a difference in the lives of those living with rheumatoid arthritis, not only by providing assistance to pursue educational goals but also by motivating people to ultimately go beyond the boundaries of their disease."

Other proud supporters of the UCBeyond Scholarship Programs include: The Arthritis Society (TAS), the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA), the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) and the Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA).

About Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic and debilitating inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting more than 170,000 people in Canada. The onset of Crohn's disease often occurs between the ages of 15-25 and 45-55. As Crohn's disease is a chronic ailment, people go through unpredictable periods in which the disease flares and causes symptoms. These episodes are followed by times of remission -- periods in which symptoms disappear or decrease and good health returns. Canada has one of the highest incidence and prevalence of Crohn's disease in the world.

About Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive autoimmune disease which causes chronic inflammation of the joints. It is estimated that 320,000 (1 in 100) people suffer from RA in Canada.3 Prevalence is not split evenly between genders, since women are three times more likely to be affected than men.4

Although it can affect people of all ages, the onset of RA usually occurs between 25-50 years.5 Symptoms of RA may include joint stiffness, joint pain, inflammation of the affected areas and an associated reduction in mobility. These symptoms can be intermittent and vary in severity from patient to patient. In more severe cases RA can eventually lead to disability. RA patients are also at a higher risk of developing other conditions, in particular heart disease, stroke, infections, lung problems and osteoporosis.6

About UCB

UCB ( is a leading global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnology products in the fields of central nervous system disorders, allergy/respiratory diseases, immune and inflammatory disorders and oncology. Employing over 8,400 people in 40 countries, UCB focuses on securing a leading position in severe disease categories.

About UCB Pharma Canada

UCB Pharma Canada was officially incorporated in November, 2006 with the objective of bringing a new-generation, convenient therapy to the Canadian market for auto-immune, inflammatory diseases. A truly patient-focused organization, UCB Pharma Canada's focus is bringing new and innovative programs to patients, and the specialists who treat them, to help improve the lives of people living with severe diseases.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Scholarship program proposed

Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted on Monday announced the creation of a $100 million scholarship program for students attending Ohio colleges and universities.

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship will be an amendment to the state operating budget for 2008-09, which is under consideration in the House. The scholarships target students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math — called "STEM" fields — and will take into consideration financial need.

Husted, R-Kettering, also announced a revision to a proposed tuition freeze that Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, introduced March 15 in his budget recommendations to the House.

"We feel this preserves affordability without sacrificing quality," and would add $134 million to the higher education budget over Strickland's budget, Husted said.

Husted's budget plans met with quick approval by state colleges and universities and Senate President Bill Harris.

"This is a great example of good ideas getting better through the deliberative process," Sinclair Community College President Steven Lee Johnson said. "(It) allows Ohio's colleges and universities the flexibility to prepare financially in the first year of the budget."

Strickland will review Husted's proposal to see how it fits with his goals.

The higher education budget change will be included in House Bill 119, the two-year state budget. The legislation is expected to be passed by the House next month.

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Michigan Tech grad student wins Google scholarship

Michigan Tech University student Alicia Thorsen was this close to not applying for the 2007 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

“I just kept thinking, ‘This is a national scholarship; there’s just too many people to compete against,’” she said.

Much to her benefit, though, Thorsen applied last year and was selected as a finalist before applying again this year and winning the $10,000 scholarship.

“I was nervous all week and then I got the call and I was calm ... on the phone,” she said. “And then I got off the phone and started screaming and jumping around.”

She had reason.

According to Tech, the scholarship is given to 20 outstanding female undergraduate and graduate students nationwide who are completing degrees in computer science and related fields.

For the 2006-2007 academic year, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology received over 250 scholarship applications from students at 115 different schools across the country. Thorsen is the only winner from a Michigan university. Students from Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon and the Georgia Institute of Technology were among the winners.

Thorsen expects to receive her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008.

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and Google Inc. created the highly competitive and prestigious scholarships to honor the legacy of Anita Borg and her efforts to encourage women to pursue careers in computer science and technology.

“The Anita Borg Scholarship is a living testament to Anita’s vision of supporting and recognizing exceptional women in computer science and technology,” said Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, in a statement released by Tech. “We are pleased that together with Google, we can help these outstanding young women continue in their chosen fields.”

Thorsen researches parallel algorithms, which are used to link together multiple computers and speed up computations.

She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Fayetteville State University, earning a 4.0 grade point average. She completed an MS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2006 and was also a visiting research scholar at the University of Bergen, in Norway.

In addition to teaching computer science classes at Michigan Tech, Thorsen has led Summer Youth programs for high school students interested in computer science and teaches aerobics classes.

She is convinced that there are other people like her out there who should apply for scholarships, not matter how intimidating it might seem. She said it helped to meet the other finalists for the scholarship.

“Yes, they were smart, intelligent, confident women, “ she said. “but they were normal, like me. People underestimate their self worth ... They think, ‘I haven’t done anything great.’”

The staff in her department think she’s done something great.

“She is a neat person,” said Computer Science Chair Linda Ott in Tech’s release. “Alicia has gone out of her way to encourage other women to pursue computer science. In particular, she really excited the high school girls who enrolled in her Summer Youth program.”

Ott said Thorsen defies the stereotypes associated with her field of study.

“She doesn’t play video games, she’s married, she’s teaching aerobics — and she loves computer science,” Ott said.

“I am pretty girly-girly and proud,” Thorsen said.

Thorsen said one of the best things about the scholarship is that she will be able to take a semester off from teaching and focus on her research. To help pay for school, she earns funds through a teaching assistantship. The money will allow her to pay for the semester without having teach, so she can focus entirely on her research.

“When you’re teaching, there’s barely time to do research,” she said. “Teaching takes a lot of time. You’re got to give the students attention.”

Despite encouragement from her department, Thorsen said she might not go into academia right after she graduates.

“I’ve got my eye on Google,” she said, adding that she will intern there this summer, which was a separate interview and application process than the scholarship. “I want to (get) practical experience and then maybe I’ll go back and be a (professor).”

Saturday, April 21, 2007

PhD scholarships - Indonesian Young Leaders Programme - Leiden

The Indonesian Young Leaders Programme welcomes applications for a PhD
The application deadline is 15 May 2007.

In sum, 15 PhD scholarships will be made available for Indonesian
students to undertake a four year long PhD programme at a Dutch
university: 8 within the realm of Islamic Studies, 7 within other
disciplines. Applicants should have an MA degree relevant to the
proposed topic for the PhD research from either a state sponsored or
non-state sponsored Islamic University.

As a PhD student within this programme, you will work in the
Netherlands for a period of thirty-two months. The remainder of
sixteen months will be used for doing fieldwork in Indonesia. First,
you will create a basis for your research with your Dutch supervisor.
After some twelve months, you will do your fieldwork in Indonesia in
order to return for another twenty months to finalize your thesis.


To be eligible for the Indonesian Young Leaders PhD programme, the
candidate must meet the following requirements:

. be an Indonesian national
. have a S2 degree from either a state sponsored or non-state
sponsored Islamic Indonesian University
. willing to take part in the programme fulltime for the complete
duration of the programme, four years
. have a high level of English proficiency (TOEFL 550)
. be in good health
. not be above the age of 40 years (men) or 45 years (women) on the
application deadline

Application Procedure

Writing a thesis proposal is not an easy task, we therefore advise all
candidates to look for a supervisor before writing the application. In
consultation with this proposed supervisor, you can then prepare your
proposal. Should you need any advice from the programme staff, please
do not hesitate to contact us via

Please submit the following documents in threefold by 15 May 2007 at

. Application form (soon to be placed online)
. Motivation Statement
. Curriculum vitae
. Proposal for a dissertation - Max. 2000 words (find format on the
website soon)
. A copy of your KTP
. A copy of your passport
. A legalized copy of your birth certificate
. Two recent photographs (3x4; color)
. A certified true copy of your S2 diploma
. A copy of the original of your statements of grades and a
translated transcript
. Two letters of recommendation

Send these documents in threefold to:

Training Indonesia's Young Leaders
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Leiden University will create a short-list of candidates, who will be
invited for an interview in Jakarta in May/June 2007. An independent
selection committee will decide by the end of June 2007 upon the final
selection of the PhD students.

PhD in statistical methods applied in bioinformatics.

Hasselt University announces, within the Center for Statistics, the
following positions (m/f):

Researcher doctoral student (2X2 jaar)

The Bioinformatics Aspects of Mathematical and Statistical Models for
Infectious Diseases

The appointment takes effect from 15.09.2007 for a period of 2 years,
extendable to a total period of 4 years.


PhD in statistical methods applied in bioinformatics.

The research activity focuses on the development of statistical
methods related to the transmission process of an infectious disease and the
genetic information about the virus which caused the disease. In
particular, the research project will be focused on the connection between
DNA/RNA sequences of the virus, the prevalence of the disease and other
disease parameters. In general, the aim of the research project is to
establish a link between the epidemiology process of the infection and
the genetic information about the virus.


Licentiate, Master or equivalent diploma in bioinformatics,
(bio)statistics, mathematics, computational biology, bioengineering.

Profile of the successful candidate
· Candidates with a strong quantitative background
· Be intrinsically motivated, think analytically and
creatively, work in an organised and focused manner
· Enjoy working in an multidisciplinary environment
(statistics, computer sciences, molecular biology, epidemiology)
· Experience in the use of statistical/mathematical software
such as SAS, R, Matlab etc., is a plus
Further information

Prof. dr. Ziv Shkedy, +32 11-26 82 40, email:


Applications forms can be downloaded at or at and should be returned
to: Hasselt University, Rectoraat, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - gebouw
D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium, All required
information must reach the above address on Friday, May 4 2007.

The Walter Mangold Grant 2007

*1.* _*Purposes of these Scholarships*_
The Walter Mangold Trust Fund (?the Trust?) has been established to
implement the belief of the late Walter Mangold, that better
understanding between peoples, and consequently lessening of conflict,
can be achieved by improving communication between them. He considered
that the study of languages, and as a consequence the culture

with each language, is one way to attain those outcomes.
* One of the objects of the Trust is the provision of scholarships for
overseas students who apply to come to Australia to advance their
knowledge of English, and to gain an understanding of one or more areas
of Australian culture*.
*2. _Eligibility_*
In 2007 the Trust will have funds available to fund a small number of
grants to further this object.
In 2007 the Trust will be giving priority to applicants from Indonesia,
Vietnam and China and from South American countries where Spanish is
common language.
The amounts available in the 2007 grant round range from A$15,000.00 to
a maximum of A$25,000.00 for any specific grant.
Applicants must:

* demonstrate that their study or educational activity in Victoria
may make a significant contribution to their knowledge of English
and aspects of Australian culture which can be applied by them in
their home country;
* be coming to Australia to be enrolled in a tertiary course in
Victoria, or to undertake an educational activity in Victoria,
which furthers the objects of the Trust;
* satisfy and continue to satisfy the visa requirements for entry
into Australia and for remaining in Australia;
* submit a detailed program of study or educational activity, and
supported by references as to capacity and character;

Priority may be given to applicants whose financial circumstances would
not otherwise permit them to undertake studies or education activities
in Australia.
*Note:* * It is a condition provided in the Trust Fund Deed that as
of their program of study or educational activity a grant recipient
must :*

* *make a publication in Australia, or*
* *deliver one or more lectures in a public or educational
institution in Australia,*

*with the intention of furthering the education, communication and
understanding between peoples and cultures*.
*3. _Conditions_*
3.1 Compliance with the obligation to make a publication or to deliver
one or more lectures in a public or educational institution.
3.2 Payment of the grant must be made to the applicant, in Australia ,
(where appropriate), to an institution or service provider in Australia
to enable the purposes of the grant to be carried out.
*4. _Deadlines for 2007_*
4.1 Applications open on *2 April 2007*.
4.2 Applications must be received by close of business on * 15 June
4.3 Grant decisions may be announced 6-10 weeks after the application
closing date of 15 June 2007.
4.4 Grant Agreements will be completed as soon as practicable after the
successful applicants have been notified of the award of a grant.
4.5 Payments will be made on dates and in a manner to be agreed with
*5. _How to Apply_*
*Applications must be submitted on the application form which is
downloadable as a Word file under " Application Form" on this website.
The completed application form should be sent by e-mail in Word format
only to:*

Documents that are to be attached to an application, but cannot be
e-mailed, may be sent by facsimile to +613 9387-1973 or mailed to:
*Grant Applications Section*
*The Walter Mangold Trust Fund*
*PO Box 1074*
*6. _How we deal with your Application_*
6.1 Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email or in
6.2 The Trust may require additional information.
6.3 Not all applications considered can be offered a grant, or the
amount requested approved.
6.4 All successful applicants will be required to sign a Grant
before any part of the grant payment is made.
6.5 All grant recipients are required to provide interim and final
reports as agreed and periodic or final statements of accounts for the
program activities as requested.
6.6 All grant recipients must comply with the conditions imposed in the
Grant Agreement.
6.7 Grants are made directly to the grant recipient unless otherwise
arranged with the recipient.
6.8 Information in applications will be dealt with in accordance with
the Trust?s Privacy Policy and all applicable legislation.
6.9 We will inform all applicants of the result of their application.
6.10 The decision of the Trustee on all applications is final.
6.11 Applications will not be returned to applicants. The Trust
the right to destroy part or all of the applications received a
reasonable time after the assessment period to which the application
6.12 Unsuccessful applicants will not automatically be considered as
applications for the next round of grants. You must re-apply for each
round of grants.

Carnegie Mellon University AusAID Scholarships

Deadline: 30 May 2007

Carnegie Mellon is a top ranking U.S. university. In 2006 the
university opened the Carnegie Mellon Heinz School, in Adelaide,
Australia. The Heinz School is consistently ranked among the top ten
public policy programs in the U.S. and is ranked first in information

The Commonwealth Government of Australia provides funding for a
limited number of Carnegie Mellon UniversityAusAID Scholarships to
eligible applicants for the following Masters level programs in

1. Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
An innovative and distinguished graduate program that prepares
students to advance the public interest by developing exceptional
analytic, quantitative and technical skills.

2. Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
A unique graduate program offering a mix of technology, management and
strategy courses to provide students with an understanding of
information technology from both operational and strategic

The programs are delivered in three semesters over 12 months, full
time. Scholarship recipients will gain knowledge and skills that they
can apply to the development of their home country upon completion of
their study. Scholarships include full tuition, return economy
airfares, a contribution to living expenses and basic medical

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

Deadlines: 16 July 2007 (mail application) or 31 July 2007 (online

ALA Scholarships are academically prestigious awards offered to high
achievers from the Asia-Pacific region each year to undertake
postgraduate study (Masters or Doctorate) and a Leadership Training
Program in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is highly competitive, based on
leadership qualities and on academic excellence.

ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific
region. In this regard, ALA scholars are therefore required to return
to their home country or the region for two years after they have
completed their studies.

In future years, ALA scholars will belong to a unique group - the
Australian Scholarships Alumni - a network that will maintain strong
and enduring links to Australia. Managed by AusAID as part of
Australia's overseas aid program, ALA Scholarships are open only to
citizens of countries in the Asia-Pacific region with which Australia
has an significant aid program.

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Objectives of ALA Scholarships

ALA Scholarships aim to:

* develop a cadre of leaders advancing regional reform,
development and governance
* increase exchange of knowledge and information within the region
* build common purpose and understanding between Australia and the
* build capacity to address priority regional issues
* build effective networks between Australia and the region
* demonstrate the benefits of Australian education through the
provision of high quality education.

Fields of study

Awards are open to all fields of study, however, study programs that
relate to the priority themes of international trade, pandemics,
security and climate change, including clean energy are encouraged.

2008 Endeavour Postgraduate Awards

Deadlines: mid July (mail application) or 31 July 2007 (online

The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for
international students for up to 3 years to undertake a postgraduate
qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or
research in any field of study in Australia.

The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards aim to:
* enable high achieving international students to undertake a
postgraduate qualification either by coursework or research in their
chosen field of study in Australia
* strengthen bilateral ties between Australia and the participating
* showcase Australia's education sector
* strengthen mutual understanding between the people of Australia and
award holders' home countries
* build international linkages and networks.

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Value and Duration

* Funding is available for up to 2 years for a Masters degree and up
to 3 years for PhD courses.
* Funding will be provided to cover the cost of standard Overseas
Students Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award.
* Funds are not available to support accompanying dependants or for
return visits to the home country.
* Award holders must spend a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of
three years at their host institution.

Number of awards

Up to 65 awards will be offered to applicants from participating
countries with atleast

* 21 awards dedicated to Masters degree applicants
* 44 awards dedicated to PhD applicants.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

PhD Empirical Economics - Granada

PhD Empirical Economics

University of Granada (Spain)


Ph.D. Empirical Economics E2

University of Granada, Spain

The Department of Economics at University of Granada begins in
September 2007 a new doctoral program on Empirical Economics, named
E2. E2 is a new high quality doctoral program intended to educate
social scientists to undertake top research in Economics and
Management. E2 is the perfect environment to develop potential skills
for new graduated students. E2 offers a number of basic courses
tought by professors graduated in leading institutions. Additionally
E2 supports a wide variety of optative course aimed to those students
with major interests in Banking & Finance, Behavioral Economics,
Economic History, Labour Economics, Management, Macroeconomics and
Public Economic.

Further information is available at:
Applicants are encouraged to follow the procedure detailed at E2

Prof. Pablo Brañas Garza Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Universidad de Granada 18071 Granada, SPAIN

Application has to be received by 30. June 2007.

MBA Scholarships at Nyenrode Business Universiteit - The Netherlands

Deadline: 31 May 2007

Sponsored by Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Cedo Nulli Scholarship for Indonesian Talent

Essay topic
Indonesia's role in the global economy: the candidate should discuss
why Indonesia should be viewed as a considerable economic power,
especially in Asia, and how the Nyenrode MBA will help the candidate
to strengthen the country's economic position in a sustainable way.

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5 Entrepreneurial Manager Scholarships

Essay topic
The scholarships are to be presented in the context of the themes
Driven, Sharp and Committed, representing Nyenrode's three core
values. Candidates should indicate why they would be a valuable
addition to the Nyenrode community, and how they identify themselves
in these three entrepreneurial values. Examples of how these values
have been used by the candidate in a professional setting should be

25 MPhil/PhD Studentships at King's College London, UK

Graduate School studentships

As part of our commitment to graduate students, the College will be
offering a total of 25 Graduate School research studentships in the
2007-8 academic year.

2007 Competition

Applications for the Graduate School studentships are currently being
sought from students who intend to undertake research in one of the
following Schools:

School of Humanities
School of Law
School of Physical Sciences & Engineering
School of Social Sciences & Public Policy

Level of Award

Each studentship will cover tuition fees at home/EU level and provide
an annual stipend (£14600 approx. for 2007/08) for up to three years
subject to satisfactory progress.


These studentships are open to home, EU and international students.
Existing research students are not eligible to apply. In order to be
eligible applicants must:

-intend to register for a full-time MPhil/PhD research degree
programme only at King's
-have commenced the admissions application process to one of the
above Schools
-be due to commence a MPhil/PhD research degree programme during
-complete and submit a Graduate School studentship application form
by the required deadline

Application process

Candidates should complete the Graduate School Studentship
application form (Word or pdf format) and return it to the Graduate
School Support Office by 1 May 2007. This deadline is absolute; any
applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Please note

All candidates must have commenced their admissions application
process before submitting a studentship applicatiion
Candidates are ordinarily expected to have applied for relevant
Research Council funding through King's where possible/appropriate
(this does not apply to international students); please contact the
relevant School Office to discuss this further.

All applications received will be acknowledged and candidates will be
notified of the College's decision, following the selection process
undertaken at both School and College level, by mid June 2007.

Health Schools

If you wish to undertake your research within one of the following
Schools within King's, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Dental
instittute or Biomedical & Health Sciences, please contact these
Schools directly for further information regarding Graduate School
studentship funding.

For general information about these studentships and other funding
opportunities please email the Graduate School.

Contact us

Graduate School Support Office
Academic Registry
King's College London
7.38 James Clerk Maxwell Building
Waterloo Road
London SE1 8WA
Tel: 020 7848 3376/3389
Fax: 020 7848 3366

Master degree of Wireless Systems Scholarship

Ericsson believes in an "all communicating" world. Voice, data,
and video are conveniently communicated anywhere and anytime in the
world, increasing both quality-of-life, productivity and enabling a
more resource-efficient world. Now we are actively seeking more great
minds to make it reality. Move with us into the future.

We invite you to join us in sharing this vision and apply for this
scholarship to pursue Master degree within the area of Wireless
ms.shtml >, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm,

Three scholarships are available and competition is very keen.

Applicant Eligibility

1. Applicants must be Indonesian citizens.
2. Must have finished Bachelor (S1) of Electrical/Electronics
Engineering, or Computer Engineering.
3. Courses must have included unit of fundamental mathematics in
linear algebra, Fourier methods, and probability theory.
4. Students must have taken (and passed with distinction) a general
course on Signals and Systems, including material on: continuous and
discrete time signals, sampling, linear filters and systems, and
Fourier methods.
5. Applicants must have good oral and written skills in English, and
a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (245 for computer-based test, or 85 for
Internet-based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Selection and Verification Process

1. Ericsson works with KTH to identify and select scholarship
2. Judges decisions are final and no correspondences will be
3. The academic year starts in August 2007 and lasts until June 2009
(including examinations).
4. Student should be arrived at KTH in early August 2007.
5. Applicants should be in healthy condition and it is supported by
recommendation letter by the general practitioner from local hospital.

Announcement of the Scholarship Award Recipients

The winner is expected to be in Jakarta on May 29 to receive the

Program Limits

1. Ericsson retains the right to change or terminate this program at
any time, and prior notification will be made accordingly.
2. Ericsson is not responsible for lost applications, lost
verification of enrollment, or information or materials misplaced or
delayed through the mail or other delivery processes.
3. Once submitted, all information and materials become the property
of Ericsson, and will not be returned. All information will be kept

How to Apply

Please get the application through ScholarshipApplication.pdf and
follow the instruction.
(Applications & requirements must be received by Ericsson no later
than April 30, 2007)

You must carefully read the terms and conditions and please submit
all the required documents according to the Checklist School of
Electrical Engineering
t_School%20of%20Electrical%20Engineering.pdf >

Send the application to:

PT Ericsson Indonesia
Code: Scholarship

Attn: Yoke Prabandari
Internal Relations Manager

Marketing & Communications Division
Wisma Pondok Indah, 2nd Floor
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda V TA
Jakarta 12310 - Indonesia
Office: +62 21 769 2222
Fax: +62 21 769 7288
Email: yoke.prabandari@...

General Conditions of Award:

Participants shall follow the program approved for them. Request for
change of program will not be entertained. Participants should
participate in all activities related to the program. Participants
are not allowed to participate in any political and/or commercial
activities in any capacity whatsoever.

* This award is valid for selected participants only.
* Participants will be required to return to Indonesia upon
completion of the course or at the end of the tenure of the
scholarship whichever is earlier.
* The award may be terminated at any time for the reasons of
unsatisfactory conduct, breaches of the conditions of the award, or
failure to make satisfactory progress.

Terms and Condition Covered by Ericsson:

* A return air ticket on economy class is provided Jakarta -
Sweden - Jakarta. Expenditures such as excess baggage fees and others
related will be borne by the recipients.
* Tuition Fee and daily subsistence allowance will be given by
Ericsson and will be arranged by KTH.
* Selected travel & medical insurance is provided during
recipients stay in Sweden.

PhD Environmental Hydraulic, WAU-NL

Ph D Environmental Hydraulics
Wageningen University and Researchcentre Chairgroup Hydraulic Water
PhD Environmental Hydraulics
(Gelderland), 38 hours per week
Wageningen University and Researchcentre

Job description Within the NWO Indonesian-Dutch East Kalimantan
Programme, the Mahakam research cluster aims to establish the impacts
sea-level rise, climate change, upstream controls and human
intervention on
the Mahakam delta. The PhD student will study the sediment and liquid
discharge distribution over the main distributaries in the delta, as
modulated by the tide. The central aim is to establish general
between channel morphometric properties such as mean depth and surface
to hydraulic variables, influenced by the tide. The PhD student will
approximately nine months doing fieldwork, consisting of a.o. acoustic
Doppler current profiling, measurement of sediment transport,
surveying and characterization of bed material and riparian vegetation.
PhD student will set up a regional hydraulic model to simulate
discharge and
sediment transport in the tidal river and delta. With a nested model,
discharge distribution at a tidally influenced river bifurcation will

Requirements Required education/skills:
University Graduate
* MSc in Hydraulic Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Oceanography,
or closely related field
* Experience with field work and hydraulic modeling is preferred
* Good written and oral communication skills in English
* Team player

Job type: Research / Advising
- Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers(Scientific
discipline: Natural Sciences)

Organization Wageningen University and Researchcentre
Chairgroup Hydraulic Water Management

Conditions of employment Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 1500 -
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 1-4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38
Additional conditions of employment:
Appointment will initially take place for a period of one year to
suitability; if suitability is determined to be adequate, the
contract will be extended for 3 years. Salary amount during the first
year ˆ
1956 a month (gross; fulltime employment).

Additional Information Additional information about the vacancy can be
obtained from:

Dr. Ir. A.J.F. Hoitink
E-mail address:

Application You can apply for this job before 28-04-2007 (dd-mm-yyyy)
sending your application to:

Wageningen UR, afd HRM, departement Omgevingswetenschappen
J. Cobben
Postbus 47
6700 AA wageningen

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number

2007 CIPE International Essay Competition

2007 CIPE International Essay Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2007
Theme: Engaging Youth in Reform

Open to students and young professionals aged 18-30. Special weight
will be given to essays submitted by citizens of non-OECD countries.

Young people can be a powerful force for change! As future reformers,
young people (18-30) have innovative ideas on how to solve the
political, economic, and social problems facing their countries.
However, they often lack the voice to bring these ideas to
policymakers. Simply, young people are often regarded as recipients
of reforms, not active participants in the reform process.

CIPE's essay contest gives you the opportunity to share your ideas
about citizenship, democratic and market-oriented reform, youth
leadership, and the ways that your country can create avenues for
youth to participate in the political and economic spheres. We
encourage you to get thinking, get involved, and use your own
experiences to develop concrete solutions to these development issues.

A $1,000 honorarium will be given for each winning essay

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April NewsMakers

Corey Wemple joined the Biwabik office as assistant vice president and consumer lending officer. Previously with Isabella Bank & Trust of Big Rapids, MI, Wemple has more than 12 years experience in real estate and consumer lending.

Catholic Charities Bureau

Gary Valley was promoted to director of bureau housing at the Superior-based nonprofit. He will supervise 26 apartment buildings in 18 communities in northern Wisconsin and Duluth. He joined Catholic Charities in 1998 after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer and as an administrator with USAID in Central America.

Bruce Todd, former manager of Northwest Region Housing, was named assistant director of housing/facilities manager.

Sandy Al-Qudah, was promoted to director of housing counseling. She began her career at Catholic Charities in 1997.

Depot Foundation

Susan Bolinger was named executive director of the Duluth-based nonprofit organization. She previously worked in Washington, D.C. for Citibank, where she was responsible for an annual $1 billion negotiated partnership program.

Fox 21 News

Todd Nelson was hired as chief meteorologist of the Duluth network affiliate’s news team. Nelson was the morning and noon meteorologist at KBJR/KDLH-TV in Duluth. He will continue to give the morning weather forecast on 95 KQDS-FM.

Kraus Anderson

Jarrid Houston was hired as assistant project manager in the Minneapolis-based company’s Duluth office. He worked for Big Lake Construction in Osceola, WI and received his B.S. in industrial technology/construction management from Bemidji State University.

Lake Superior College

Dental hygiene instructor Penny Fudally and sociologist Marlise Riffel were nominated for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Award for Excellence in Teaching. Fudally has been an LSC faculty member for 15 years. Riffel has taught for more than 25 years.

Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

Joan Gardner-Goodno was hired as the Duluth foundation’s first executive director. She has more than 24 years of nonprofit experience including grants management, nonprofit administration, federal grants program monitoring and evaluation, community collaboration and program development.

Newby, Lingren & Westermann, Ltd.

Attorney Jeffrey Naglosky was hired by the Cloquet law firm. Naglosky obtained his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, NE with a concentration in criminal law. He worked for Carlton County Court Administration.

Northspan Group, Inc.

Peter Kolar, president of Kolar Autoworld of Hermantown and Wade Pavleck, Koochiching County commissioner, joined The Northspan Group board of directors. The board also named its officers for 2007: Dan Markham of Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc., chairman; Debora Bradt of Republic Bank, vice-chairwoman; and Steve Raukar, St. Louis County commissioner, secretary/treasurer.

The Northspan Group is a Duluth-based private nonprofit development organization that providew professional business and community development consulting services for the region and the Upper Midwest.

Northstar Aerospace

The Duluth aviation company announced these promotions and hires:

• Ken Chipman was hired as vice president, chief financial officer. With more than 20 years of accounting and management experience, he was controller at Grandma’s Restaurant Co. He received his accounting degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

• Doug Swanstrom was promoted to vice president of manufacturing. He joined the staff in 2004 as director of quality assurance. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands in California.

• Don Winberg was promoted to quality assurance manager. He joined Northstar Aerospace in 2003 as a machinist and later became a supervisor in quality control. He has 17 years of manufacturing experience.

• Susan Taylor was promoted to employment coordinator, human resources.

Northland College

Senior Alison Spaude was selected as the Valerie Chabot Teaching fellow at the Ashland college’s Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Spaude will coordinate promotion, program development, and evaluation for the 2007 Apostle Island School.

Points North

The Duluth software company announced these promotions and hires:

• Todd Davis was promoted to director of development.

• Blaine Balavance was hired as an integration specialist.

• Warren Wolfe was hired as channel manager.

PolyMet Mining Corp.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company appointed operating and construction staff for NorthMet, its planned nonferrous mineral operation near Hoyt Lakes. Joe Scipioni was named chief operating officer; Phillip Brodie-Hall as project director; and Andrew Clark as project manager.

Brodie-Hall and Clark join the NorthMet team which includes Jim Scott in charge of environmental planning, Don Hunter in charge of mine planning and Steve Ryan in charge of construction labor relations.

Superior/Douglas County Leadership Program

The program named 10 as “Outstanding Douglas County Resident” for 2007.

They are: Louis Andrews, Bud Brand, Kim Bunnell, Linda Hines, Kathy Laakso, Ruth Lintelmann, Jim Manion, Christine O’Neill, Geof Wendorf, and Dan Wicklund.

The 10 were chosen based on nominations submitted by community members outlining the nominee’s volunteerism and community service efforts.

Winners will be honored April 24 at the Superior Moose Lodge.

University of Minnesota Duluth

The university announced its first doctoral program. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program begins its initial course offerings in August 2007.

Professor Randall Hicks is the new director of the Center for Freshwater Research and Policy. The biology department chairman for eight years, Hicks completed a Ph.D. degree in Ecology at the University of Georgia and did postdoctoral work at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Illinois Natural History Survey before joining the faculty at UMD.

Michael Zgurovsky, rector of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine, met with scientists and administrators at the University and its Natural Resources Research Institute to explore a partnership to further refine his sustainable development gauging matrix. Zgurovsky also met with University of Minnesota Duluth administrators to discuss future cooperative projects in education and science between the two universities.

University of Wisconsin Superior

Bethany Haworth Boerboom, a senior majoring in Transportation and Logistics Management, received the national Louise Moritz Molitoris Leadership Award from the Women’s Transportation Seminar. She will receive a $3,000 scholarship and attend the WTS national conference in San Diego in May to accept the award.

Mary Schoeler was named assistant vice chancellor for instruction and information technology and chief information officer. She was chief technology officer at the State University of New York-Oswego.

Jane Birkholz was named assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management. She was chief student affairs officer at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Wells Fargo

The nationwide bank contributed $10.8 million to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations and local schools throughout Minnesota in 2006. Contributions in Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota included the Northern Communities Land Trust, University of Minnesota Duluth and the United Way of Greater Duluth.


The Duluth-based bank appointed Steve Decatur to the position of executive vice president. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, including as president and CEO of U.S. Bank in Duluth.

Wisconsin Nonprofits Association

The founding board of directors met for the first time in early February. A charter membership package will be offered to nonprofits statewide later this spring.

AACR to Present Distinguished Public Service Awards at 2007 Annual Meeting

PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2007-- The American Association for Cancer Research will honor Andrew C. Von Eschenbach, M.D., Harold P. Freeman, M.D., and LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D., for their outstanding efforts in leadership, education and advocacy with two awards at the AACR Annual Meeting 2007.

Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., will be receive the AACR Distinguished Service Award for exemplary leadership as Director of the National Cancer Institute during a time of flourishing scientific and technological advances with gradually diminishing resources. During his five-year tenure, Dr. von Eschenbach fostered new and productive interagency agreements among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which streamlined the development and delivery of new medicines to seriously ill patients with cancer. His insistence upon open lines of communication and transparent governance and administration – particularly through the NCI Cancer Bulletin and other new publications – filled a vital role in keeping the public informed about the work and progress of the Institute. A nationally recognized urologic surgeon and oncologist, founding member of C-Change, former president-elect of the American Cancer Society, and three-time cancer survivor, Dr. von Eschenbach has made an impact on the fight against cancer that extends well beyond the clinical and academic communities.

Harold P. Freeman, M.D., will receive the AACR Public Service Award in recognition for his national leadership in the effort to reduce health disparities in the fight against cancer. Dr. Freeman is the founder, president, and medical director of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Serving with distinction for more than a decade as the Chairman of the President’s Cancer Panel, Dr. Freeman’s expertise in healthcare administration has contributed enormously to raising awareness of and defining strategies to address critical healthcare issues. In addition, his pioneering research in the patient navigator concept has made significant inroads into cancer health disparity issues.

LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D., will receive the AACR Public Service Award in recognition of his leadership in the fight against cancer through excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, patient care, and public service . Dr. Leffall is the Charles R. Drew Professor at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. A renowned surgeon and compassionate physician, he has served as president of several major national and international organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Cancer Society. Through his service on the National Cancer Advisory Board, as Chairman of the President’s Cancer Panel, and as Founding President and Chairman of the Board of C-Change.Dr. Leffall has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the national campaign for cancer awareness.

The AACR Public Service Award and the AACR Distinguished Service Award will be presented at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, April 15, during opening ceremonies of the 2007 AACR Annual Meeting. Members of the media registered for the meeting are welcome to attend.


The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, AACR is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes more than 24,000 basic, translational, and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 70 other countries. AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special Conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. AACR publishes five major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Its most recent publication, CR, is a magazine for cancer survivors, patient advocates, their families, physicians, and scientists. It provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship, and advocacy.

Angela DeCicco
215-440-9300 ext. 104

... to boldly go where no class has gone before

Have you ever wandered into space during English class?

Most of us are guilty of this habit. But, on your way to other worlds, has Spock ever lectured you on theories of philosophy?

This space odyssey figure might be accomplishing just that at Georgetown University's "Star Trek and Philosophy" class in Washington, D.C. In this course, students can expect to question the possibility of time travel, ponder the ethical questions of human computers, and maybe even psychoanalyze Capt. Kirk.

Many colleges are now offering similar -- and interesting -- variations on subjects that can sometimes seem mundane.

For example, students are no longer flocking to the typical Chemistry 101 class at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., but are flooding "The Science of Harry Potter" course. And at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., professors are taking social sciences to new levels with "Real Fakes," a class strictly reserved for America's obsession of everything from cosmetic surgery to the Osbournes to artificial intelligence.

But are these classes just easy alternatives, or are they strategically challenging students with unique subject matter?

The hope is that appealing courses are going to attract and engage students even before class begins. Prof. George R. Plitnik, the mastermind behind "The Science of Harry Potter" at Frostburg, has even had to expand his program to accommodate the students' appetite. The syllabus, however, still promises to be as challenging as the subject is charming, and students will be expected to evaluate the books' magic by grounding their own knowledge in the scientific veracity.

Not every college student is a Potter fan, but the course is unique in that it can open minds to the way we interpret the abstract. It challenges students to muse over the imaginary and pose them against reality in order to gain a dynamic understanding of any subject. In this sense, Plitnik's classes rouse both traditional learning and traditional thinking in a setting where students might be more eager to expand their template of knowledge. By spicing up the learning system, these "unique" classes might intrigue students in fields they previously deemed too lackluster or arduous.

On the other hand, these somewhat bizarre-sounding courses still cost precious scholarship money, government grants and funding from the college itself. With some students repaying their education loans decades after graduation, is it fair that their money might be going to classes like "Ghost Hunting 101" at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.?

Teaching curriculum devoted to the possibility of flying broomsticks and chasing Casper might be entertaining, but some argue there is little value in such knowledge in the "real world." Oppositions to such courses argue that intellectual professors should be focusing their education on areas more applicable to life after college.

Some courses might have applications hidden beneath obscurity, but others are obviously geared toward specific majors. In Iowa City, Iowa, the University of Iowa's course "American Vacation" explores how race, class and history affect the vacations Americans take. While many students might find the option both informative and interesting, the class's scope is geared for majors in advertisement, family planning and sociology.

Other programs can be utilized by a much larger spectrum. Students searching for a viable alternative to the conventional English 101 class can enroll in "Art of Walking" offered at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Undergrads must be prepared to dive into the literary likes of Friedrich Nietzsche and Immanuel Kant, but they also need to bring their Nikes. Walking with their professor and his dog most of the semester, students discuss the conceptual transcendence walking can give philosophers and literally follow the habits of such writers, but they also get some fresh air and hopefully a fresh perspective on classic literature.

Finding new ways to teach the same subject matter can add vigor to traditional themes. Some may even make complex disciplines more palatable. This doesn't have to equate with juvenile Shakespeare books, but if walking helps students understand literature by literally putting them in the philosophers' shoes, then perhaps we should be promoting untraditional courses more often.

Locally, Yakima Valley Community College offers some intriguing classes, too. "Anthropology 198: Youth Subcultures" takes an analytical approach to viewing the mindsets, actions and trends in prominent youth subcultures with a focus on skinheads, mods, goths and punks. The three-credit course in social sciences explores the influences that help shape these subcultures and how they can in turn pressure greater cultures. An experiential focus is incorporated within the syllabus along with documentaries, performance footage and musical impacts.

"The Bible as Literature" is another three-credit alternative. This English selection takes a deep look at the famous book from a literary standpoint. It's not Sunday school though; you study the cultural influence, artistry and philosophical impact the Bible has had on a global scale.

Other in-state options are more peculiar. For example, have you ever put extensive thought into how mountains move, why we pursue happiness, or even what really happens when you get old and wrinkly? At The Evergreen State College in Olympia, professors direct a course titled the "Extraordinary Science of Everyday Experience: A Day in the Life" in which students can expect to answer these questions and many like them through a comprehensive exploration behind everyday experiences. The course is especially creative in that most of the program involves the journey of two hypothetical people who are experiencing the world while students try to analyze their events and predict how they will turn out. Students can pose questions about almost any occurrence, but they're challenged to comprehend them through the scientific method. Suddenly, simple happenings like sleeping become much more complex when students are asked to elucidate the scientific reasoning behind exactly how and why organisms rest.

Classes like this can invigorate young minds to start questioning the workings of nature and probe the bigger questions. It may be obscure, but some argue it might also be more effective because of it.

Some organizations, however, fear that such bizarre-sounding classes are not only useless to the participants, but are actually detrimental to our education system. Each year, the Young America's Foundation compiles the "Dirty Dozen," a list of the oddest and most disconcerting college offerings according to their standards. This year, the Virginia-based Web site awarded Occidental College of Los Angeles and its course -- "The Phallus," a study of the science and theory surrounding the male physiology -- as the No. 1 "troubling" class offering.

Other courses that made the list include "Queer Musicology" at University of California-Los Angeles and "Whiteness: The Other Side of Racism," offered by Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.

The titles of these classes are surprising to many; some are appalled by the subject matter while others are intrigued by the angle of vision. But where do the classes stand in the greater context?

"The Phallus" is understandably sparking skepticism, but the study is logically placed as part of the comprehensive curriculum of Occidental's Women Studies/Gender Studies. The college maintains the class as one part of a wider field of study that entails a disciplinary emphasis on gender issues. Some advocates support the college's stance on gender majors and argue that just because a class is controversial doesn't mean society should shy away from exploring it. In contrast, others question the credibility in receiving course credit for learning about cultural integration of the male genitalia.

The Dirty Dozen compilation includes classes at some of America's most honored universities, including Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and University of California-Berkeley. Even our own University of Washington in Seattle made No. 6 with its option "Border Crossings, Borderlands: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Immigration." The foundation says the college is out-of-line with its alternative take on national security and that such teachings are "troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship."

Are liberal college teachings overstepping boundaries, dumbing down our educational curriculum? I would have to disagree. On the basis of a dynamic education, shouldn't we support learning alternate views of dealing with such critical issues as border security? Similarly, I don't know the underlying motives of the University of California-Los Angeles or Mount Holyoke College, but I do know they have aided in opening the discussions of racism and sexuality to a larger arena of learning.

The foundation's Web site proudly displays a flowing American flag banner and rants about the fallacies of studying Marxism and even Swarthmore College's "Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism" in Swarthmore, Pa.

But perhaps the organization is flying its flag too far from the principles of democracy. Obviously, these ideologies are contestable "right" answers to solving the world's problems, but aren't they at least worth knowing, understanding? How can we disclose the value of these courses if we refuse to even consider their applicability as alternative thinking?

If led by the right professor, I think Spock and stimulation can coincide in the classroom. College courses that are controversial or entertaining don't have to translate to uninformative or simplified education. And, who knows, maybe the next breakthrough in psychological reasoning is resting in the cockpit of the starship Enterprise, hypothetically speaking, of course.

Scholarship Gala to Honor Chostner, Moore

Two Puebloans and a Foundation that has benefited numerous community entities will receive President’s Medallions for Distinguished Service as part of the 2007 President’s Scholarship Gala to be held on Friday, April 27. The evening’s theme, “Dreamcatchers,” focuses on raising funds to lessen the barriers that may keep students from achieving their dreams.

The Gala will begin at 6 p.m. in the Occhiato University Center Hearthwell Lounge with cocktails, a silent auction, and performances by The Thundering Earth Singers and The Many Rivers Singers and Groupo Tochli. The entire evening’s expenses are underwritten by donors, guaranteeing that all proceeds directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through merit scholarships. Major underwriters include, Community Banks of Colorado, Legacy Bank, My Friend the Printer, RMC Distributing, and U.S. Bank.

Dreamcatchers generally symbolize the web of life, capturing good ideas while filtering bad thoughts out through a center hole. A Native American theme will permeate the event reflected in the evening’s décor, cuisine, entertainment, and silent auction selections.

After dinner, CSU-Pueblo President Joseph Garcia will present community member Jeff Chostner, former Library Dean Beverly Moore, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation with President’s Medallions for Distinguished Service. The President’s Medallion recognizes individuals or organizations that set high standards of ethics and values to serve as examples for CSU-Pueblo students and the campus community as a whole through their profession, exceptional service, and/or contributions to humanity. Recipients must support the University’s continual progress toward future goals and achievements and/or make significant contributions as an advocate of post secondary education.

According to Garcia, Jeff Chostner’s actions reflect a desire to better this community and the region. Chostner publicly supports the business sector, education, the arts, and athletics, and the impact of his generous contributions of time and financial resources to the University has been wide spread. Chostner will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to the Community.

“By establishing the Julietta Chostner math scholarship in his mother’s honor, Chostner stands as a role model for all to emulate by allowing future generations of students an opportunity to find success,” Garcia said. “Chostner also has inspired students through his willingness to serve this country in the Air Force and the community through the City Council and now the County Commission.”

Athletics Director Joe Folda said he would consider Beverly Moore to be “the number one fan of Thunderwolves athletics” based on her attendance at men’s and women’s athletic events and her financial generosity. Moore has contributed more than $25,000 since 1985 to the Thunderwolf athletic program, Colorado Music Fest, and the Pueblo Symphony. In more than three decades with the University Library, she exhibited significant leadership and dedication to the success of University students and faculty alike. Moore will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to the University.

Since 1982, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has awarded $14.6 million through 821 grants to 191 organizations working across the spectrum of community needs in Pueblo County. In the past three years, an average of 51 grants has been made annually from a budget of $800,000 per year. The Foundation will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to Education.

The Packard Foundation has funded nearly $800,000 in grants since 1987 to projects all across the CSU-Pueblo campus from the Buell Communications Center and Hasan Amphitheatre to Colorado Music Fest, the HSB Healy Center, and our First-Year Experience Project. The local grantmaking program in Pueblo, where David Packard was born and raised, has been a part of the Foundation’s work since 1977. The mission of the program is to enrich the lives of local residents, working in partnership with nonprofits and community leaders. Since 1985, about 13 percent of grant budgets, or nearly $2 million, has gone to educational entities in Pueblo County, including the CSU-Pueblo Foundation, Pueblo Community College, Pueblo City Schools, and Pueblo School District 70.

Tickets for the 2006 President’s Scholarship Gala are $100 per person or $1,000 for a corporate table of 8. To participate as an attendee or a silent auction contributor, contact the CSU-Pueblo Foundation at 719-549-2442.

Recognizing Creative Destruction

If Joseph A. Schumpeter were alive on commencement day, he would no doubt be surprised: The sight of Bill Gates speaking from the steps of Memorial Church to a sea of crimson would puzzle the Austrian economist and former Harvard professor. Schumpeter had predicted that entrepreneurs like Gates, though the lifeblood of a market economy, would only find hostility in halls of academia.

Schumpeter’s diagnosis of capitalism’s ills missed the mark, yet his remarks on the academy’s disdain for entrepreneurs were dead on. From the Trotskyite editors of the Partisan Review to Lawrence H. Summers’ recent detractors, self-styled intellectuals and academics have long bristled at market principles. For them, admiration for entrepreneurship is no more than vulgar hero worship, straight from an Ayn Rand novel.

Then it’s hardly surprising that commencement has long served as a soapbox for statesmen, academics and the occasional man (or woman) of letters; corporate titans have been consciously excluded—including from the list of honorary degree recipients. Since 1950, the only corporate leader to address departing graduates has been IBM president Thomas Watson Jr. in 1981. In light of this, Gates’ selection is somewhat of an anomaly.

Of course, the senior class chose Gates for his giving, rather than his earning. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, both in scope and reach, has revolutionized philanthropy. Yet his conversion is no different from the type of reputation redemption mastered by monopolists like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller—neither of whose avarice was dignified with an honorary degree. What has changed?

Part of it is the softer edge of technology. Few people believe that Microsoft’s dubious dealings in the 90s were truly acting against the public interest. Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page unseated MSN and Yahoo with a mere algorithm—proof of the economy’s democratic nature. Tech fortunes just seem less exploitative, built on mainframes and lines of code rather than the backs of unskilled laborers.

Another is the growing realization that money talks—in all languages. Private foundations can often avoid the bureaucratic mess that plagues public funds, and more effectively stomp out developing world maladies. Even NGOs extol the virtue of profit through microfinance. Social enterprises ensure that each dollar of goodwill can go further. For do-gooders and techies alike, entrepreneurship is almost a religious calling.

This hasn’t always been the case, at least at the College. Indeed, Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) was founded in 1957 to employ scholarship students, not train startup founders. A September 1967 Crimson article cited “the average Harvard student’s apparently natural disdain for business” as the source of campus antipathy to HSA. Budding entrepreneurs had hurdles to jump through trying to innovate. Gates, for one, allegedly went before the Administrative Board for commercially using University computers. And HSA, with its tight monopoly of campus services, rather than fostering innovation, only ended up stifling it.

Things have started to change for the better. In 2000, the Harvard College Dean’s Office lifted its ban on students operating for-profit businesses on campus. Prior, startups had to keep day-to-day operations out of dorms or their founders would face the Administrative Board. The wild successes of Sparknotes and Facebook proved that students had a knack for Internet novelties. Just this fall, the University allowed Dormaid’s laundry service to compete with HSA’s.

Yet these developments occurred with little infrastructural support. The Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (HCEF), founded last fall, is trying to fill this gap. HCEF co-founder and vice-president Michael Segal ’09, who is also a Crimson editor, cited the need for a “culture of entrepreneurship” to match the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford. Segal said that there is no shortage of ideas or interest—noting the attendance of up to 60 undergraduates at the club’s inaugural events—just one of support for their realization.

Purists might scoff at entrepreneurship, saying it has no place at a liberal arts college, and that undergraduates should wrestle with life’s big questions now, and later scheme how to make a quick buck.

Such a view, however, is silly. Harvard is right to uphold pedagogical purity—forcing students to take accounting at MIT, for example. Yet students cannot live on Plato and Proust alone. If the hordes of economics concentrators are any sign, there is no lack of interest in the market. So, just as campus publications hone the skills of budding journalists, similarly should seed grants or non-interest loans from the administration nourish students’ brilliant ideas.

You don’t need Steve Jobs, the flamboyant founder of Apple, to convince you that entrepreneurship is primarily about creativity. With some more institutional support, aspiring venture capitalists might try the exciting (though precarious) world of self-employment before turning to the world of high finance.

And market-skeptics, those who despise their I-banking peers, should take heart that entrepreneurs are revolutionaries of sorts, who shun conformity and yearn for the “creative destruction” that Schumpeter saw at the heart of capitalism’s dynamism. Hopefully, that is what the Class of 2007 will take away from this year’s commencement.

Education Calendar


Education Calendar

All submissions for the Education Calendar must be received by the Bulletin at least three days before an event in order to ensure they are included in the daily listing. To submit information or photos for the Education Calendar, please e-mail


Fields Memorial School, 8 Bozrah St. Ext., 887-2561:

Registration packets for incoming kindergarten students are available. Children must be 5 on or before Dec. 31 in order to attend the fall 2007 session. Call Mrs. Jurczyk at 887-2561 for more information.

The next preschool screening will be Friday for Bozrah residents who are between 3 and 4 years old. If you have a child in this age range, call Mrs. Jurczyk at 887-2561 to schedule an appointment for your child. Screening appointments will be scheduled beginning at 9 a.m.


Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave., 537-23785:

Volunteers are needed to help with the senior barbecue June 8. For information, e-mail George Breault at or the Grad Night Committee at

The next grad night committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the faculty lounge. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Colchester Elementary School, 315 Halls Hill Road, 537-0717:

Kindergarten story times will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 9 for Colchester children ages 4-5 who will be entering kindergarten during the 2007-08 school year. Teachers and administrators will meet with children, read stories and help children become familiar with the school. Parents and children may attend as many story times as they like. Registration not required.

Colchester Board of Education, 127 Norwich Ave., Suite 202, 537-7267:

The monthly informal meet-and-greet event for community members and parents interested in asking questions and learning more about the community schools will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 30 in Town Hall room 1 with Superintendent Karen Loiselle and First Selectman Stan Soby.


Killingly High School, 79 Westfield Ave., 77-6620:

Killingly High School Project Grad 2007 pasta dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28 at the Brooklyn Firehouse, 15 S. Main St. $8 for adults, and $5 for children younger than 6. Tickets available at all Killingly schools and at the door.

Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., 774-1130 and 729 Main St. Willimantic, 423-1824:

Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Soldiers' Angels of Northeast Connecticut will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Danielson campus.

A tour and information session for prospective students will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the Willimantic campus. For information, call 423-1824.

A tour and information session for prospective students will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the Danielson campus. For information, call 774-1130.

The Kids Academy School Break Week programs for children ages 6-14 will be held April 16-20 on the Danielson campus. For information or to register, call 774-1133.


East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Road, P.O. Box 210, 739-6946:

The class of 2007 is sponsoring a recycling program to raise funds for its drug- and alcohol-free graduation party. Students will collect old cell phones and used ink cartridges throughout the spring. A drop box is in the high school main office on Chesterfield Road in East Lyme. E-mail Michele Joy at for further information.

The East Lyme High School Drug- and Alcohol-Free Graduation Party Committee is asking for donations to support an all-night, alcohol-free, drug-free, safe and supervised party June 22 after graduation ceremonies. Contributions may be mailed to East Lyme Senior Class Party, P.O. Box 941, East Lyme, CT 06333. To donate door prizes for the graduation party, call Dan Holle at 859-3173 or e-mail or call Michele Joy at 739-8894 or e-mail


Juliet W. Long School, 1854 Route 12, Gales Ferry, 464-2780:

"Macbeth" will be presented as the fifth annual Shakespeare play at 7 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public.


Lisbon Central School, 15 Newent Road, 376-2403:

The school is establishing a preliminary count for the 2007-08 kindergarten and preschool classes. To register for kindergarten, a child must be 5 by Jan. 1, 2008. Children from infants through 5 years old, born before Jan. 1, 2004, can be preregistered for preschool. Registration forms may be picked up in the main office.


State Department of Education's Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services and Child/Family/School Partnerships, 25 Industrial Park Road, 807-2073:

The state Department of Education is looking for qualified local sponsoring organizations to give children free meals through the 2007 federal Summer Food Service Program for Children. Local sponsors may include public or private nonprofit school food authorities; state, local, municipal or county governments; residential public or private nonprofit summer camps; public or private nonprofit colleges or universities participating in the National Youth Sports Program; and private nonprofit organizations. For information, call Susan Bohuslaw at 807-2073.


St. Bernard School, 1593 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, 848-1271:

Mothers are invited to a presentation by Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler, best-selling co-author of "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You," regarding parenting, especially mother-daughter relationships at 7 p.m. April 25 in the auditorium. Pre-registration is $5 before April 20. Door tickets $7. Make checks payable to St. Bernard School.


Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., 447-1911:

The fourth annual Conn Film Festival will hold five film screenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Friday. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 439-2301.

Connecticut College Dance Department Senior Thesis Concert will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Palmer Auditorium. General admission $12, students and seniors $6, 439-2830.


British American Preparatory School, 21 Fairmount St., Norwich, 823-7098:

Registration for the 2007-08 school year is open. Visits by prospective parents and registration hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every school day, or evenings by appointment. For information, or to arrange a visit to the school, call 823-7098 or visit

The school has a limited number of scholarships for children 7 to 9 years old. These are awarded initially for one year, but may be extended based on the progress of the student. Awards are made based on academic promise measured by examination. The value of the award will depend upon the family's financial status. For information, call 823-7098 or visit The 2007 scholarship examination will take place Saturday. Children will be given age-appropriate tests in math and English, as well as verbal and nonverbal reasoning. The closing date for applications is today. For information and an application form, call 823-7098.

Norwich Public Schools, 90 Town St., 823-4245:

Norwich Public Schools holds meetings at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Kelly Middle School library. The next meeting will be April 24. For information, call 823-4245 or e-mail

Sacred Heart School, 15 Hunters Ave., Taftville, 887-1757:

Registration for the 2007-08 school year is open. Open houses will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Thursday. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every school day, evening hours by appointment only. For information or to arrange a visit to the school, call 887-1757 or visit

Three Rivers Community College, 7 Mahan Drive, 886-0177:

Three Rivers is opening to the public an environmental issues seminar class offered through the college's environmental engineering technology program. The two-credit class will be taught by guest lecturers who will speak on a wide range of locally relevant environmental topics. Classes meet from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Thames Valley campus, room 102.

Children First Norwich/School Readiness Council Collaborative is sponsoring a Truck Day at 10 a.m. April 28 at Three Rivers Community College, Mohegan campus. An array of large trucks, tractors, backhoes and activities is planned. For information, call Sherry Filiatreault at 823-3782.


Plainfield High School, 105 Putnam Road, P.O. Box 218, Central Village 564-6422:

Spring vacation runs Monday through April 20.


Salem School, 200 Hartford Road, 859-0267:

Kindergarten registration packets are available for pick-up in the main office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Children must be 5 on or before Jan. 1, 2008. For questions, call 859-0267, Ext. 3207.


Sprague Public Schools, 25 Scotland Road, 822-8264:

Preschool screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 17. The screening is open to all 3- and 4-year-old children in Baltic, Hanover and Versailles. For information, call Sheilagh Morgan at 822-8264, Ext. 193.


Mary R. Fisher Elementary School, 785 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, 923-9142:

Preschool data is being compiled for the 2007-08 school year. Children 4 years old on or before Dec. 31 are eligible for the 4-year old program. For information, call the school office at 923-9142 or 923-2301 by May 25. Your child must be screened in order to be considered for the program. The program is tuition-based. All preschool children must be residents of Thompson.


New England Institute of Technology, 2500 Post Road:

The "Tech Nite" open house will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. For directions to the college, visit or call 467-7744 or 1-800-736-7744.


Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, 465-5000:

Eastern Connecticut State University presents "Nothing Short of Waterworks" Wednesday through Sunday at the Harry Hope Theatre in Shafer Hall. Admission is $5 for Eastern students and children younger than 12; $10 for faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens and other students; $12 for general public. For reservations or ticket information, call the box office at 465-5123.


The R.I.S.E.N. program at Sacred Heart School, 50 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton, will host its third annual golf tournament June 1 at the Shennecossett Municipal Golf Course. R.I.S.E.N. is a special education program for children within the Diocese of Norwich and is dependent on grants, donations and other financial support. For information or to register, call 449-8302 or e-mail

Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich is planning a celebration of its 10th anniversary May 17-19. Check the school's Web site,, for updates on the celebration as details develop.


The Debra Schoonmaker Ferraro Scholarship has been established to award an annual scholarship to a Ledyard High School senior who exemplifies courage and determination. Donations can be sent to the attention of Pat Blodgett, c/o Ledyard High School, 24 Gallup Hill Road, Ledyard, CT 06339 and are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to the LHS Debra Schoonmaker Scholarship Fund. For information, call Amanda Olsen Fagan at 287-0720 or

The Rotary Club of Ledyard is accepting applications for Rotary International Scholarships for study abroad. An ambassadorial scholarship is available for one academic year of study in a foreign university. Another scholarship is available for three months of intensive foreign language study abroad. The one-year program will be funded up to $25,000 and the three-month study can cover up to $12,000. Successful applicants for the World Peace Scholarship are to pursue a two-year master's program in peace studies and conflict resolution at one of seven Rotary Centers for International Peace. For information, call Robert Sampson of the Ledyard Rotary Club at 464-0433.

All students living in Montville planning to attend post-high school education full-time are eligible to apply for an Isaac Emerson Palmer Scholarship. Special consideration is given to those planning to seek practical education in technical institutions of higher learning and trade or technical schools. Students must live in Montville, be younger than 25, be a graduate of Montville High School or school of equal rank and be applying as a full-time student in a school of higher learning for practical education. Applications are available in the career resource center and main office at Montville High School and in the mayor's office at Town Hall. Applications also are available in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word for downloading by visiting the March Web page of the Counseling & Career News: Guidance/News/March.htm

The Ledyard Women's Club is accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who lives in Gales Ferry or Ledyard. Applications may be picked up in the guidance offices of Ledyard High, Norwich Free Academy, St. Bernard, Grasso Tech and The Williams School. Applications also are available online at and must be received by April 20.

Three Rivers Community College is accepting applications for two foundation scholarships -- the Liberal Arts and Sciences Merit Scholarship and the Engineering and Technology Merit Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 20 and received by the scholarship committee no later than April 27. Each scholarship provides full tuition and fees for two consecutive semesters and will be renewed annually provided the student maintains a 3.25 grade point average. Scholarships are based on merit and evidence of need. For information or an application, students should call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 885-2657 or their high school guidance counselor. Applications also are available at the Office of Institutional Advancement, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360.

The Williams Memorial Institute Pre-1955 Alumnae Association will offer three $1,000 scholarships in June. Applicants must be graduating seniors in high school who are direct descendants of a school graduate or student who attended before 1955. Only those planning to start higher education in the fall as a full-time student are eligible. Applications are available through senior class advisers or guidance departments in area high schools. Applications must be submitted by April 30. For information, call Alma Ruggiero at 443-5602.

The Faith Trumbull chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will offer $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at the following high schools: Bacon Academy, Griswold, Montville, Norwich Free Academy and St. Bernard. Scholarships will be awarded based on school record, financial need, clarity of college goals and personal potential. Applications are available from the guidance department of each school. Application deadline is April 30. For more information, call Doris Curtis, scholarship chairman, at 444-7275.

The town of Pomfret is offering a $500 community service scholarship. Applicants must be seniors in high school or enrolled as a post graduate in high school (full-time) or an undergraduate student in college (minimum of nine credits per semester) and have lived in Pomfret a minimum of five years. For information, call 974-1423. The deadline for application is May 11.

Fastenal Co. is offering a July internship at the Bobby Hamilton Racing Inc. shop, a team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, in Mount Juliet, Tenn. Two automotive technical students will work with the crew July 9-13 preparing the No. 18 truck for a July 14 race in Sparta, Ky. The two students also will work with the pit crew during the Sparta race. Applicants must be at least 18 and have graduated between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2007, with a technical degree in the automotive trade. They are required to have passed at least two ASE tests before June 30. Visit for test dates and registration. Applications are being accepted through April 30 online at Winners will be notified the first two weeks in May. For information, call Kate Hazelton, strategic accounts marketing associate, at (507) 313-7082 or e-mail

Chapman Technical High School Alumni Association and the William H. Chapman Foundation are offering eight or nine $750 scholarships. Applications are available from the William H. Chapman Foundation, P.O. Box 1321, New London, CT 06320.

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees will award 100 $1,000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors in Connecticut. This year, the application process will be online at The scholarships will be awarded to seniors who plan to enroll full time at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall. Recipients will be selected on the basis of character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities and experience in the work environment. In addition, full-time and part-time employees of Dunkin' Donuts franchisees who meet the scholarship requirements are eligible. The terms, requirements and application information are available at, Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts shops or by calling the Connecticut Association of Schools at (203) 250-1111.