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» . . . . j . , , ... Many students find that it is easier to study for test with others. A student is engrossed in a book outside. J 3 A recent addition to the MBHC building, the outside deck, is used for social gatherings such as cook-outs as well as occasional class meetings during nice days. About the MBHC -Date established: 1997 - Average ACT score of 31 and SAT score of 1350 and high school grade point average of 3.85 of incoming freshman -Minimum requirements : 29 hours of Honor Credit and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average -Scholarships offered to students in the MBHC: Barksdale Scholarships- $24,000 ($6,000 per year) limited to Mississippi residents, Pichitino Scholarships, six annual awards valued | at $24,000 ($6,000 per year) open to all applicants, Harold Parker Scholarships, two annual awards valued at $24,000 ($6,000 per year) open to all applicants. Source: MBHC website -PHOTOS BY JEREMY LOOEN McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College IE
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McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College The • McDonnell- 3B Barksdale Honors College Date built: 1972 du I Amount of the Barksdale IJl gift that established the • MBHC: $5.4 million Formerly know as: Alpha Delta Pi house it ' ' ■ 1 ' E ' ' H ' MB " ownim.. r Honors College -JEREMY LODEN The McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College is a relatively new addition to the University of Mississi ppi, but already it is making an impact on the quality of intellectual life at Ole Miss. Founded in 1997 by a gift from James and Sally Barksdale, the Honors College has the unique quality of combining an education similar to that of a prestigious, private liberal arts school or university with the low cost of a public institution. Scholarships are offered to incoming students to help attract them to the University and the Honor College. These Barksdale Scholarships totaling $24,000 ($6,000 per year) limited to Mississippi residents, Pichitino Scholarships, six annual awards val- ued at $24,000 ($6,000 per year) Academics open to all applicants, and Harold Parker Scholarships, two annual awards valued at $24,000 ($6,000 per year) open to all applicants. The Honors curriculum encourages critical thinking and emphasizes community service. Honors students are a diverse community from many different majors. Students enter the program as freshmen and the honors curriculum is intertwined with the degree requirements for all majors. In their junior year, students are required to do a junior research project, and seniors complete a senior thesis. Honors students are also required to do a minimum of 10 service hours per semester. To graduate with an honors degree students should have at least 29 hours of honors credit and a minimum 3.5 gpa. Though the curriculum is more rigorous than a normal degree program, many honors students find that the atmosphere of fellow students and faculty who appreciate the pursuit of knowledge to be worth the more difficult curriculum. The McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College has its own facility on campus with a 24-hour access computer lab, full kitchen, living room with fireplace, several study areas, and an outdoor deck. The classrooms of the Honors College are state of the art, designed to accommodate the average class size of about 15 and equipped with television, DVD, VCR, and computer hook ups. -WRITTEN BY CASSIE HOWARD
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The Croft Institute for International Studies The Croft Building Date built: 1853 Served as: a convocation hall and chapel and for years housed the YMCA Former name: the " Y " Building, or the Old Chapel Fact: It is the second oldest building on campus. -JEREMY LODEN Since it first became operational in 1998, the Croft Institute for International Studies has been working to prepare students for leadership in many areas such as law, business, taxation, accountancy, public service, education, and other fields through recognizing that in the 21st century, our world is becoming increasingly interdependent, and an understanding of other countries religions, languages, economic situations, legal systems, and culture is vital to the future of many businesses. Students who major in International Studies must acquire significant proficiency in a language other than English and concentrate on a specific world area and set of global issues. In addition to these requirements, Croft students study abroad for at least one semester. The Croft Institute for International Studies has the important goal of preparing not only students of the University of Mississippi to be aware of the growing demands of international dependency, but other citizens throughout the state as well. The Croft Institute is developing the introduction of international studies to Mississippi schoolchildren and wants to work with teachers and state off icials to further their goals in the early education of international issues. The Croft Institute also plans to assist the states businesses and industries prepare for increased global ventures. A program such as the Croft Institute for International Studies is an important part of the University of Mississippi and follows right along with the goal of not only handing out degrees but enriching the state of Mississippi and its inhabitants. The Croft Institute was funded by the largest gift in the states higher education history, $60 million from the Joseph E. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund -WRITTEN BY CASSIE HOWARD IJ Academics
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