Knight Writer

J-Term deadlines loom; students attend Channel 12 town hall meeting

by Debbie | September 23, 2013

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No colorful autumn leaves here, but we do have pink birds.

Happy fall … although you wouldn’t really know it here in South Florida. But for those of you coming from places where fall means crisp air and falling leaves, well, not so much here. But we do have pink egrets – or Roseate Spoonbills, to be exact (spotted right here on campus). But wait until the winter when you can post those “teaser” photos of yourself basking in the sun and swimming in the ocean while your counterparts don their winter coats, shovel snow and de-ice windows.

These students studied in South Africa this summer.

These students studied in South Africa this summer.

Deadlines looming … Oct. 1 is the big J-Term deadline  to sign up for a study abroad program through the CLA (you could be winging your way to Brazil; The Dominican Republic; New Zealand; South Africa; Aspen, Colo.; or Las Vegas, Nev.), and Oct. 4 is the deadline to apply to be a peer mentor assigned to a J-Term course. So don’t delay, get your app(s) in today. (Oct. 1 is also the deadline to sign up for Spring study abroad programs).

Students participated in Channel 12 town hall meeting.

Students participated in Channel 12 town hall meeting.

Class trip Professor Priscilla Boerger brought her class to the Channel 12 town hall meeting on education Sept. 5. The trip was a grand success. And everyone knew Lynn was “in the house” when they walked in sporting their colors.

Students escorted Haiti official on campus tour.

Students escorted Haiti officials on campus tour.

Taking a tour … Haiti’s Consulate General visited Lynn last week and students Gwendoline Darguste, Rebecca Cantave, Fabienne Moleon and Ruth Augustin spoke to him about Lynn University and accompanied him on a tour of campus, including the Remembrance Plaza.

Lisette Villegas awarded the UPS Scholarship.

Lisette Villegas awarded the UPS Scholarship.

On a roll … Last year Lisette Villegas represented Lynn in the Hispanic College Quiz. She got to fly out to Chicago and tape the shows which aired this time last year during Hispanic Heritage Month. Though she didn’t come out a winner, Villegas says, “I loved it! It was a great experience. My major is multimedia journalism and I hope to be a clubhouse reporter, so it just felt as if I belonged on TV.”  Now, this year Lisette was selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Florida Independent College Fund. She is one of 31 students to receive the award and the first in her family to attend college in the U.S.

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