Visiting Ohio’s University of Akron

Mostly a commuter school, located in downtown Akron, Ohio, the urban campus of the University of Akron (UA) is not short of school spirit.  What we were really impressed with the most on campus was the dedication to students from faculty and staff.  We heard countless stories of campus leadership going above and beyond to assist the over 29,000 students on campus.

With over 300 majors and 200 student programs and a game room in the Student Union that raises the bar for on campus fun, students are well positioned to excel and have fun while doing so.  We couldn’t help but enjoy ourselves on a campus complete with a lazy river in the Wellness Center and Kangaroo as a mascot!

Thank you for having us, University of Akron!

 

East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) celebrated their 100th anniversary in the Fall of 2010 and the campus was still showing its’ pride in the accomplishment during our visit.  Although our visit to campus was brief, we did learn that ETSU has very unique attributes, including:

The Quillen College of Medicine, consistently ranked as one of the top schools nationwide for rural medicine and primary care education

Unique programs include a nationally acclaimed and accredited program in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music, the nation’s lone master’s degree in Storytelling, and the Appalachian Studies programs, focused on the surrounding Appalachian region.

Recording star Kenny Chesney, four-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, holds a degree in advertising from ETSU.

We learned a lot and had a great time. Go Buccaneers!

University of Tennessee (UT)

EHS received a warm greeting from the entire University of Tennessee (UT) Career Services staff during our visit on campus.  It was a great way to start the day and be welcomed to Knoxville.  During our visit (driving and walking down the many roads named after famous alumni, i.e. Pat Summitt and Todd Helton to name a couple) we learned of exciting programs like:

RecycleMania: RecycleMania is a friendly eight-week competition between universities across the country to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

UT Farmers Market: UT is currently hosting a weekly Farmers Market that will continue through October.

The Mug Project and reusable to-go boxes are working to eliminate single-use cups and containers from campus dining facilities, and all food waste is composted and reused for campus landscaping.

Canoe and Hiking Club: A member-driven sports club, composed of diverse, open-minded individuals who share a common interest: the outdoors!

International House: The International House is a popular gathering place for visiting international students and delegations and University of Tennessee students who have previously or are currently interested in studying abroad through the Programs Abroad Office. A full kitchen, meeting rooms, and a library provide support for frequent cultural events ranging from salsa dance lessons and nation-themed culture nights to Peace Corps interest meetings.

As you can tell, it sure is great to be a student at the University of Tennessee. We look forward to welcoming some of these forward-thinking students & interns to live with us this summer in NYC.

Go Vols!


St. Francis Named Top Regional College in the North by U.S. News & World Report

EHS partner St. Francis College, located in Brooklyn Heights, NY, was again selected by U.S. News & World Report for its list of Best Regional Colleges in the North, moving the College six slots higher than on the previous list. St. Francis was also ranked the 4th Most Diverse Regional College in the North.

“We are always trying to improve the college experience for our students, from the introduction of new programs like American Studies to the just completed renovation of an Organic Chemistry lab,” said President Brendan J. Dugan ’68. “Everything we do here has two purposes; to give our students a competitive advantage in the workplace and to help them develop into a contributing member of the community.”

“Being listed as one of the most diverse Colleges supports one of the most important parts of our mission here,” said Executive Vice President June McGrisken. “Through the years, the changing makeup of New York City’s cultures and ethnicities has always been reflected in our population.  Exposing our students to that incredible diversity is the best way to prepare them for a world that continues to become more complex and more globally connected.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on a number of criteria including assessments from peer colleges, graduation and retention rates and alumni giving. In past years St. Francis has also been ranked as a top Comprehensive College and Baccalaureate College.

In August, Forbes.com ranked St. Francis College on its America’s Best Colleges list for the fourth year in a row.

Congrats from EHS!

Sewanee: The University of the South

Sewanee: The University of the South

Located in southern Tennessee, Sewanee: The University of the South  is in a quaint and comfortable campus. Some of the administrative buildings on campus resemble log cabins.  The Sewanee campus is all inclusive, a place where students, faculty and staff live, work and study together. Students on campus are EMTs, firemen, as well as hard working students.

The Career Services office on campus has contact with nearly each student on campus before graduation.    Considering there are 1,400 students on campus, that is an amazing job well done.

Alumni giving back in the form of internships is one of the ways in which students are driven to the Career Services office.  Over 100 internships are offered  to students each summer, all by Sewanee alumni! Way to pay it forward Sewanee alumni and keeping it in the (Sewanee) family!

P.S. If you are in the area and looking for a place for lunch, we recommend The Blue Chair!