Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College is a private liberal arts college in Painesville, Ohio. Founded in 1856 as a female seminary, the college converted to a coeducational institution in 1985; as of the 2015–2016 academic year, the enrollment was 1,250 undergraduate, College Credit Plus, post-baccalaureate and graduate students. In addition to 63 programs of study for undergraduate students, Lake Erie offers master's programs in education and physician assistant studies, as well as the IACBE-accredited Parker Master of Business Administration program, first founded in 1981. Lake Erie College is 30 miles east of downtown Cleveland in downtown Painesville. Students under the age of 22 whose official residence is outside a 50-mile radius of the campus are required to live on campus during the academic year. Students can rely on their own transportation or the Lake County Laketran bus system that has stops near the campus. Parking one personal vehicle on campus is available upon registering with the college. Founded as the Lake Erie Female Seminary in 1856, the institution toppled the belief that women were not capable of significant intellectual improvement.
The only single-sex institution of higher education for women in the Western Reserve, it took after its sister seminary, Mount Holyoke. The seminary was relocated in Painesville after Willoughby Seminary, founded in 1847, burned to the ground, its founders include prominent local citizens Timothy Rockwell, general store owner Silas Trumbull Ladd, Judge William Lee Perkins and Judge Aaron Wilcox, Charles Austin Avery and Judge Reuben Hitchcock, a president of the Cleveland and Mahoning Railroad and cousin of Edward Hitchcock. Scholarship was not a chief concern at the Seminary for many years, however. Educating future mothers through domestic work, physical education and etiquette ranked among the Seminary's chief aims. For a tuition of $160, seminarians trained as teachers. Over 40 years, the seminary raised standards delivering a college degree, it took on the official name of Lake Erie College in 1908. The Arts took up a home in the halls of Lake Erie. Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building, opened in 1927, still shines – its classic Greek design, Corinthian pillars, seating for more than 1,000, four-manual E.
M. Skinner organ with 5,000 pipes; the Civil Aeronautics Authority approved Lake Erie for a civilian pilot program in 1939, several years after Amelia Earhart visited the campus to speak to its Aviators Club. In the 1940s, President Dr. Helen D. Bragdon, a Harvard alumna, moved the College from more Victorian ideals toward an active, responsible citizenry, her successor, Dr. Paul Weaver, initiated a required general studies lecture series to demonstrate the interconnectivity of fields of study, three 10 week terms, the establishment of study centers in many European cities. In 1954, Lake Erie College became the first institution of higher education in the United States to require a term abroad for its students. In 1967, Lake Erie added a School of Equine Studies to its equestrian riding program developed by Laddie Andahazy, an influential horseman who founded the Cleveland Grand Prix. A special exhibit of Modern art signaled the opening of Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts in 1970.
Prints, sculpture and more by celebrated artists such as Dali, Magritte and Picasso were on display. R. Buckminster Fuller spoke at the facility's ground-breaking. In 1985, Lake Erie College became coeducational, merging Garfield Senior College with Lake Erie College for Women, men were admitted as students. Lake Erie College houses five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the School of Education and Professional Studies, the School of Equine Studies; each maintains its own majors and programs under the direction of its respective dean. All students complete a general curriculum, called CORE, as a foundation to courses required by their major field of study; the IACBE-accredited School of Business offers its students six minors. Lake Erie College is a member of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium and its programming integrates entrepreneurship concepts and collaborative retreats and competitions such as ideaLabs and Entrepreneurship Immersion Week into traditional academic studies.
Its Center for Entrepreneurship consists of a resident entrepreneur. The School of Arts and Humanities offers its students 16 minors; some popular majors include criminal justice, psychology and English. Minors such as gender, sexuality & women's studies as well as comedy studies fall outside the scope of major fields of study. While most major fields lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered; the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers its students four majors. Students have access to regional land preserves due to the School's partnership with The Nature Conservancy. In addition to three undergraduate programs, the School of Education and Professional Studies offers endorsements in TESOL and reading, post-baccalaureate programming, an M. Ed. degree. The School of Equine Studies offers its students four majors. Lake Erie College's equestrian riding teams compete throughout the calendar year in English and Western events, including the IHSA Hunt Seat Team, IHSA Western Team, IDA Dressage Team.
The college hosts shows and events, most notably the annual Prix de Villes, at its George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center. Known as the Lake Erie College Storm, the College is a member of NCAA Division II and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Lake Erie College fields 17 var
Rochelle is a city in Ogle County, United States. The population was 9,574 at the 2010 census, up from 9,424 at the 2000 census. Rochelle is 80 miles west of Chicago and 25 miles south of Rockford. Named Hickory Grove, the town sits at the intersection of two rail lines. Having a number of granaries holding corn and other crops for shipping eastward, the town was an important rail link for farmers. During the Civil War, an arsonist burned some of the granaries, he was hanged him from a tree. The town was called Hang Town by locals and travelers. In the local pharmacy, some of the city fathers were discussing the problem of lack of people coming to reside in the town, it was agreed. One of the men reached up on a shelf and picked up a bottle of Rochelle Salts, saying Rochelle would be a good name for the town. After World War II, Rochelle grew, becoming a center for Swift Meat Packing and Del Monte canned vegetables such as asparagus, green beans, peas. Now the town hosts Nippon Sharyo, a Japanese maker of railroad passenger cars for commuter lines and regional corridor routes operated by Amtrak, as well as a meat packing plant owned by Hormel Foods.
On April 9, 2015, parts of the city suffered damage. Rochelle is located along the Kyte River, it is located near the junction of Interstates 39 and 88. According to the 2010 census, Rochelle has a total area of 12.919 square miles, of which 12.9 square miles is land and 0.019 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,424 people, 3,688 households, 2,415 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,260.9 people per square mile. There were 3,895 housing units at an average density of 521.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.81% White, 1.14% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.69% from other races, 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.16% of the population. There were 3,688 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.5% were non-families.
Of all households 29.3% were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $37,984, the median income for a family was $46,563. Males had a median income of $35,890 versus $25,058 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,139. About 7.6% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. Rochelle is served by two separate school districts. Rochelle Community Consolidated District 231 serves limited areas just outside town. District 231 has four elementary schools serving grades K–5: Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Central Elementary, Floyd J. Tilton Elementary, Phillip May Elementary.
The district operates one middle school, Rochelle Middle School, serving grades 6–8. Rochelle Township High School District 212 operates Rochelle Township High School. About half of the high school's students come from Rochelle and District 231. There is a private school named, St. Paul Lutheran School which enrolls children from the age of three, up through the eighth grade. Rochelle Railroad Park has spawned many imitators, such as the Railroad Platform in Folkston, Georgia. For many years the Whitcomb Locomotive Works, founded by George Dexter Whitcomb, manufactured industrial locomotives as well as the Partin Palmer automobile, in Rochelle. Rochelle is home to Union Pacific’s Global III Intermodal Facility. At the time it opened. Construction on the state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2003; the Illinois River Energy ethanol plant is located in Rochelle. Rochelle operates Rochelle Municipal Airport. Rochelle is known as the "Hub City" because of its location at the intersection of several major transportation routes.
The first transcontinental highway in the United States, the Lincoln Highway, passed through Rochelle, as did US-51, one of the first highways to go the full north-south length of the United States. Both these roads have diminished in importance, but Rochelle continues to be crossed by major highways Interstates 88 and 39. Besides roadways, Rochelle is crossed by two major rail lines; the effect, as seen on a map, was one of the spokes of an old wagon wheel meeting at the "hub", thus the nickname was born. Today dozens of businesses carry the moniker "Hub City", including furniture stores, shopping centers, realty firms, dry cleaners, many others; the local high school's teams are known as the "Hubs". Rochelle was once a stop for passenger trains operated by the Chicago, Burlington & Q
Publius Vergilius Maro called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues, the Georgics, the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets, his Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome since the time of its composition. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and reach Italy, where his descendants Romulus and Remus were to found the city of Rome. Virgil's work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil appears as Dante's guide through Hell and Purgatory. Virgil's biographical tradition is thought to depend on a lost biography by Varius, Virgil's editor, incorporated into the biography by Suetonius and the commentaries of Servius and Donatus, the two great commentators on Virgil's poetry.
Although the commentaries no doubt record much factual information about Virgil, some of their evidence can be shown to rely on inferences made from his poetry and allegorizing. The tradition holds that Virgil was born in the village near Mantua in Cisalpine Gaul. Analysis of his name has led to beliefs. Modern speculation is not supported by narrative evidence either from his own writings or his biographers. Macrobius says, he attended schools in Cremona, Mediolanum and Naples. After considering a career in rhetoric and law, the young Virgil turned his talents to poetry. According to Robert Seymour Conway, the only ancient source which reports the actual distance between Andes and Mantua is a surviving fragment from the works of Marcus Valerius Probus. Probus flourished during the reign of Nero. Probus reports. Conway translated this to a distance of 28 English miles. Little is known about the family of Virgil, his father belonged to gens Vergilia, his mother belonged to gens Magia. According to Conway, gens Vergilia is poorly attested in inscriptions from the entire Northern Italy, where Mantua is located.
Among thousands of surviving ancient inscriptions from this region, there are only 8 or 9 mentions of individuals called "Vergilius" or "Vergilia". Out of these mentions, three appear in inscriptions from Verona, one in an inscription from Calvisano. Conway theorized. Calvisano is located 30 Roman miles from Mantua, would fit with Probus' description of Andes; the inscription in this case is a votive offering to the Matronae by a woman called Vergilia, asking the goddesses to deliver from danger another woman, called Munatia. Conway notes that the offering belongs to a common type for this era, where women made requests for deities to preserve the lives of female loved ones who were pregnant and were about to give birth. In most cases, the woman making the request was the mother of a woman, pregnant or otherwise in danger. Though there is another inscription from Calvisano, where a woman asks the deities to preserve the life of her sister. Munatia, the woman who Vergilia wished to protect, was a close relative of Vergilia or Vergilia's daughter.
The name "Munatia" indicates that this woman was a member of gens Munatia, makes it that Vergilia married into this family. According to the commentators, Virgil received his first education when he was five years old and he went to Cremona and Rome to study rhetoric and astronomy, which he soon abandoned for philosophy. From Virgil's admiring references to the neoteric writers Pollio and Cinna, it has been inferred that he was, for a time, associated with Catullus' neoteric circle. According to Servius, schoolmates considered Virgil shy and reserved, he was nicknamed "Parthenias" or "maiden" because of his social aloofness. Virgil seems to have suffered bad health throughout his life and in some ways lived the life of an invalid. According to the Catalepton, he began to write poetry while in the Epicurean school of Siro the Epicurean at Naples. A group of small works attributed to the youthful Virgil by the commentators survive collected under the title Appendix Vergiliana, but are considered spurious by scholars.
One, the Catalepton, consists of fourteen short poems, some of which may be Virgil's, another, a short narrative poem titled the Culex, was attributed to Virgil as early as the 1st century AD. The biographical tradition asserts that Virgil began the hexameter Eclogues in 42 BC and it is thought that the collection was published around 39–38 BC, although this is controversial; the Eclogues are a group of ten poems modeled on the bucolic hexameter poetry of the Hellenistic poet Theocritus. After his victory in the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, fought against the army led by the assassins of Julius Caesar, Octavian tried to pay off his veterans with land expropriated from towns in northern Italy including, according to the traditi
Xenophon of Athens was an ancient Greek philosopher, soldier and student of Socrates. As a soldier, Xenophon became commander of the Ten Thousand at about 30, with noted military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge saying of him, “the centuries since have devised nothing to surpass the genius of this warrior.” He established the precedent for many logistical operations and was among the first to use flanking maneuvers and attacks in depth. He was among the greatest commanders of antiquity; as a historian, Xenophon is known for recording the history of his time, the late-5th and early-4th centuries BC, in such works as the Hellenica, which covered the final seven years and the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War, thus representing a thematic continuation of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. As one of the Ten Thousand, Xenophon participated in Cyrus the Younger's failed campaign to claim the Persian throne from his brother Artaxerxes II of Persia and recounted the events in Anabasis, his most notable history.
Like Plato, Xenophon is an authority on Socrates, about whom he wrote several books of dialogues and an Apology of Socrates to the Jury, which recounts the philosopher's trial in 399 BC. Despite being born an Athenian citizen, Xenophon was associated with Sparta, the traditional enemy of Athens, his pro-oligarchic politics, military service under Spartan generals, in the Persian campaign and elsewhere, his friendship with King Agesilaus II endeared Xenophon to the Spartans. Some of his works have a pro–Spartan bias the royal biography Agesilaus and the Constitution of the Spartans. Xenophon's works span several genres and are written in plain-language Attic Greek, for which reason they serve as translation exercises for contemporary students of the Ancient Greek language. In the Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Diogenes Laërtius observed that, as a writer, Xenophon of Athens was known as the “Attic Muse”, for the sweetness of his diction. Xenophon was born around 431 BC, near the city of Athens, of the deme Erchia of Athens.
His father's family were a wealthy equestrian family. The history of his youth is little attested before 401 BC, when he was convinced by his Boeotian friend Proxenus to participate in the military expedition led by Cyrus the Younger against his elder brother, King Artaxerxes II of Persia. Written years after these events, Xenophon's book Anabasis is his record of the entire expedition of Cyrus against the Persians and the Greek mercenaries’ journey home. Xenophon writes that he had asked the veteran Socrates for advice on whether to go with Cyrus, that Socrates referred him to the divinely inspired Pythia. Xenophon's query to the oracle, was not whether or not to accept Cyrus' invitation, but "to which of the gods he must pray and do sacrifice, so that he might best accomplish his intended journey and return in safety, with good fortune"; the oracle told him to which gods to pray and sacrifice. When Xenophon returned to Athens and told Socrates of the oracle's advice, Socrates chastised him for asking so disingenuous a question.
Under the pretext of fighting Tissaphernes, the Persian satrap of Ionia, Cyrus assembled a massive army composed of native Persian soldiers, but a large number of Greeks. Prior to waging war against Artaxerxes, Cyrus proposed that the enemy was the Pisidians, so the Greeks were unaware that they were to battle against the larger army of King Artaxerxes II. At Tarsus the soldiers became aware of Cyrus's plans to depose the king, as a result, refused to continue. However, Clearchus, a Spartan general, convinced the Greeks to continue with the expedition; the army of Cyrus met the army of Artaxerxes II in the Battle of Cunaxa. Despite effective fighting by the Greeks, Cyrus was killed in the battle. Shortly thereafter, Clearchus was invited to a peace conference, alongside four other generals and many captains, he was betrayed and executed; the mercenaries, known as the Ten Thousand, found themselves without leadership far from the sea, deep in hostile territory near the heart of Mesopotamia, with a hostile population and armies to deal with.
They elected new leaders, including Xenophon himself. Dodge says of Xenophon's generalship, "Xenophon is the father of the system of retreat, the originator of all that appertains to the science of rear-guard fighting, he reduced its management to a perfect method. More originality in tactics has come from the Anabasis than from any dozen other books; every system of war looks to this as to the fountain-head when it comes to rearward movements, as it looks to Alexander for a pattern of resistless and intelligent advance. Necessity to Xenophon was the mother of invention, but the centuries since have devised nothing to surpass the genius of this warrior. No general possessed a grander moral ascendant over his men. None worked for the safety of his soldiers with greater ardor or to better effect." Xenophon and his men had to deal with volleys by a minor force of harassing Persian missile cavalry. Every day, these cavalry, finding no opposition from the Ten Thousand, moved cautiously closer and closer.
One night, Xenophon formed a body of archers and light cavalry. When the Persian cavalry arrived the next day, now firing within several yards, Xenophon unleashed his new cavalry in a shock charge, smashing into the stunned and confused enemy, killing many and routing the rest. Tissaphernes pursued Xenophon with a vast force
Cornell College is a private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Called the Iowa Conference Seminary, the school was founded in 1853 by George Bryant Bowman. Four years in 1857, the name was changed to Cornell College, in honor of iron tycoon William Wesley Cornell, a distant relative of Ezra Cornell. Cornell students study one course at a time. Since 1978, school years have been divided into "blocks" of three-and-a-half weeks each, during which students are enrolled in a single class. While schedules vary from class to class, most courses consist of around 30 hours of lecture, along with additional time spent in the laboratory, studying audio-visual media, or other activities. Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cornell operated on a calendar of 9 blocks per year, but switched to 8 blocks per year beginning in the fall of 2012. From its inception, Cornell has accepted women into all degree programs. In 1858, Cornell was host to Iowa's first female recipient of a baccalaureate degree, Mary Fellows, a member of the first graduating class from Cornell College.
She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics. In 1871, Harriette J. Cooke became the first female college professor in the United States to become a full professor with a salary equal to that of her male colleagues; the most recognizable building on Cornell's campus is King Chapel. The chapel is the site of the annual convocation at the commencement of the school year as well as the baccalaureate service in the spring for graduating students; the chapel contains a large organ and is the site of musical performances. Religious services are held in the nearby Allee Chapel. Old Sem, for a short while, was the only building of the original college and now houses administrative offices of the college. Cornell contains 9 academic buildings. College Hall, the second-oldest building of the college, houses classrooms and offices of several social science and humanities departments. South Hall a male dormitory, houses the Politics and Creative Writing Departments. Prall House contains classrooms of the Philosophy and Religion Departments.
The Merle West Science Center houses the Physics and Chemistry Departments. West Science contains one of the school's two stadium seating lecture-style classrooms, with a capacity around 100; the Norton Geology Center contains both an extensive museum and classrooms for geological sciences. Law Hall includes the Math, Computer Science, Psychology Departments, is the computing hub of the campus. McWethy Hall a gymnasium, was remodeled and now contains the studios and offices of the Art Department. Armstrong Hall and Youngker Hall are adjoining fine arts buildings. Armstrong Hall is the location of the Music Department, while Youngker Hall contains the Theatre Department, including Kimmel Theatre. In addition, the Small Sports Center and the Lytle House contain classrooms of the Kinesiology Department. Cole Library serves both the Mount Vernon community. Cornell has several residence halls. Pfeiffer Hall, Tarr Hall, Dows Hall together form the "Tri-Hall" area. Tarr now houses both males and females.
Dows, once an all-female residence hall, joins Pfeiffer and Tarr in providing co-ed for all years. Pfeiffer was extensively renovated in 2008. Bowman-Carter Hall is an all-female hall for upperclassmen. Pauley-Rorem Hall is a combination of two residence halls that are joined in the middle by a common set of stairs. Female first-years resided in Pauley, male first-years resided in Rorem until 2012-2013 when both residence halls became co-ed by floor. Pauley Hall was once home to the Pauley Academic Program, a community of male and female students with strong academic backgrounds; as early as 1986, Pauley Hall was co-ed by floor, in 1987-89, second floor Pauley was home to the Academic Program and was co-ed by room. Olin and Merner Hall are co-ed upper-class residence halls. New and Russell Hall were opened in 2005 and 2007 and offer suite-style living. Students may choose more independent living options in apartments at Wilch Apartments, 10th Avenue, Armstrong House, Harlan House, at the Sleep Inn.
Nearly all Cornell students are required to live on-campus or in campus apartments, so most students do not rent non-college housing. The Cornell campus is centered on a modest hill, the feature noted in the moniker "Hilltop Campus." Several campus buildings are grouped on the hilltop, while the athletic facilities and some residential buildings are located farther downhill on the campus's northwest side. Cornell College fields 19 intercollegiate athletic teams, all of which compete in NCAA Division III sports. A member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Cornell joined the Midwest Conference in the fall of 2012. Cornell has achieved its greatest success in wrestling. Cornell wrestlers have won eight individual national titles, in 1947, the wrestling team won the NCAA Division I and AAU national championships. Sixty-Two Cornell wrestlers have been named NCAA All-Americans
Simpson College is a four-year, liberal arts college in Indianola, is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Simpson has been accredited by North Central Association since 1913; the college is a close-knit community with 300 part-time students. In addition to the Indianola residential campus, Simpson has a facility in West Des Moines. Simpson has been recognized by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. In 2016, Washington Monthly ranked Simpson #38 on its list of "Best Bang for the Buck Midwest Colleges"; the college has been named by the John Templeton Foundation as one of 60 colleges that offer students an exemplary first-year program. Simpson is known for a strong commitment to civic engagement and non-partisan education on public issues, exemplified by the John C. Culver Public Policy Center and by its two Pi Kappa Delta debate national championships from 2016 and 2018. Simpson's campus is located 12 miles south of Des Moines, providing students with easy access to the many attractions, cultural resources, employment and internship opportunities in the Des Moines Metro.
Simpson College is named for Methodist minister Matthew Simpson. Simpson is best known as the minister who spoke a moving eulogy at Abraham Lincoln's funeral in Springfield, Illinois in 1865. September 28, 2010, marked the 150th anniversary of Simpson's founding as an educational institution. To celebrate the event and alumni held a ceremony in front of the college gates, where a time capsule was buried with pictures and memorabilia submitted by students; the capsule will be uncovered on Simpson's 200th anniversary. The 85-acre tree-lined campus is bordered on the north by Buxton Park Arboretum. Simpson blends tradition with modernity, reflected in the architecture on campus. Many of the buildings have been renovated in keeping with their historic past, new buildings blend the traditional look of the campus with an energetic dimension; the theater building, an example of the Brutalist architecture that dominated American campus construction in the 1970s, was renovated and added on to in 2010-11, softening its features, but is a notable exception.
The renovation and addition to the theater building is the first of many construction projects that Simpson has planned for the next five years. Other notable construction includes the building of the brand new Kent Family Campus center, which replaces the old Brenton Student Center as the center of student life; the 55,000-square-foot campus center will house new meeting rooms and offices for student groups, a student activities theatre, comfortable living room settings, a grille and snack bar, a coffee house, a new bookstore and post office, new professional space for the Student Development staff. Simpson recently renovated their outdoor track and football field. In addition to rebuilding the entrances and fences surrounding Bill Buxton stadium, the school invested in what has been dubbed the most innovative artificial turf system in the world, FieldTurf Revolution, for the fall of 2011 school year; the new-era Beynon BSS 1000 running track, similar to the new tracks installed at the University of Virginia and The University of Iowa, was installed for the 2011-12 school year.
The renovation of Simpson's athletic facilities concluded in 2014 with the construction of a new bi-level weight room in the former pool area. This move was made possible by the construction of the Indianola YMCA on the north side of town that contains a 25-yard pool and hosts swimming meets for Simpson College, Indianola High School, the YMCA Tide swim team. Simpson offers a variety of residential housing options, including two first year-only residence halls, other traditional residence halls, apartment-style living, theme houses and an active Greek system. All Simpson living facilities include air conditioning, lofted beds, furniture, social lounges and wireless internet; the college had an endowment of $78.6 million as of February 10, 2017. Simpson's curriculum includes more than 70 majors and pre-professional programs. Coursework is structured in a 4-4-1 format, with classes running Sept.-Dec. and Jan.-Apr. Before the 3 week May Term; this provides students with many unique learning opportunities, including internship programs, career observations and a variety of Study Abroad programs that take place over May Term.
Beginning in Fall 2011, most courses at Simpson are four-credit courses. Simpson implemented their new Engaged Citizenship Curriculum, based on the AAC&U LEAP initiative; the new curriculum attempts to build seven different Embedded Skills into all courses. The seven skills are: Collaborative leadership Critical thinking Information literacy Intercultural communication Oral communication Quantitative reasoning Written communicationIn addition to classes in their major, students are required to take courses in seven specified Areas of Engagement: The Arts Civic Engagement Diversity and Power in the United States Ethics and Values Inquiry Global Perspectives Historical Perspectives on Western Culture Scientific ReasoningIn order to meet the global perspectives Area of Engagement, many students will take an overseas course, which may be completed throughout an entire semester or over May Term, which provides different selections every year; some of the recent May Term travel courses include trips to China, Italy, London & Paris, Ghana and the Netherlands.
Simpson ranks among the nation’s top 100 colleges in the percentage of students who study abroad, according to U. S. News and World Report. In addition to these requi