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Stephen Miles Stephen Miles •The Croft Institute ' s new home is the George Street University House, a newly renovated building convenient- ly located next to the library, (top) •The flags in the Union symbolize the Croft Institute ' s commitment to pro- viding the best international studies program in the region, (bottom) " The Croft Institute ' s mission includes a holistic approach that recognizes the fact that Mississippi-like every other region of the world-must take into consid- eration the changing circumstances of a global economy, global envi- ronmental issues, and an interna- tional political scene that is more fluid than at any time since the 1930 ' s. " 78 • Stu dent Life
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• The Ole Miss Gospel Choir gave a superior performance at the dedication of the Honors College, (below) • Chancellor Khayat speaks with Mr. Jim Barksdale at the ded- ication ceremony, (right) " I know this university is at a turning point: the new commitments, the rekin(jle(j passions; the pursuit of excellence an(d a (jrive for greater inclusiveness. " Academics • 77
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nsiUute «•■ % fox?) i vte u udLonal The newly established Croft Institute allows Ole Miss students, for the first time in the history of the University of Mississippi, to receive a foundation for International Studies. The Croft Institute combines its curriculum with study abroad programs and intern- ships to offer students a B.A. degree in International and Security and Peace. The Croft Institute for International Studies emphasizes study abroad programs and foreign lan- guage proficiency. Students must spend at least one semester abroad in an approved study abroad program. Ole Miss offers programs in France, Germany. Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Studies. On a daily basis, our world is becoming more international. The Croft Institute C7 ) C29 (j, C • , Foreign language exams ar e also hC -ilmjl Vnstdute administered by the Institute. will prepare Ole Miss students for business, leadership, and public service roles. Consequently, Ole Miss students will promote business as cultural developments in Mississippi and surrounding areas throughout the world. The Croft Institute offers Ole Miss students classes from the College of Liberal Arts and the schools of Business Administration. Is w newy addUlon toy tk ' MeyTFUss camy- i }7Us students Law, and Accountancy. The interna- ' J J J Uj. tional studies curriculum focuses on - ' GJ IW yVlWUW- Mississippi ' s main trading partners, fj, d J i ' Asia, Latin America, and Europe. A C ' ' vU ' 2X mAACOlUm . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires 37 semester hours. — — — — — — — — — The students of the Croft Institute must take introduc- tory international studies classes and core classes such as Asian Studies, European Studies, and Latin American Studies. In addition, students must fulfill the requirement of three regional courses that are spe- cific to one geographic area and two specialization module courses such as Advanced Industrial Societies In an effort to extend the educa- tion of Ole Miss students to the international level, the Croft Institute will bring international and regional scholars to campus each year. The international symposium and international visiting scholars programs are part of the Croft Institute ' s World Outreach mission. The visiting scholars will provide Ole Miss students with workshops and lectures to educate students about global issues. The $60 million Joseph E. Bancroft Charitable and Education " " " " " " " ■ " Fund has made the establishment of the Croft Institute and its scholarships possible. This year, ten inaugural Croft scholarships were awarded. The first class of the Croft Institute consists of 100 outstanding freshmen who will set the pre cedent for future students of the Croft Institute. story by Claire Hust Academics • 79
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