Georgetown offers study abroad opportunitiesBy JACKIE GONDA
Imagine climbing the Ayers Rock in Australia, touring the Coliseum in Rome, discovering the rich history in Prague, or even riding a camel in Morocco.
Most people you meet will have never traveled outside of the States; maybe it is because they do not know that traveling outside of the country is a great way to become a well-rounded, cultured, and open-minded individual. You can have the experience of your dreams in another country, starting right here at Georgetown.
You can participate in study abroad any time of the year. Winter and summer terms are offered, as well as semester or year-long segments. If you wish to travel mainly for the tourism aspect, a winter/summer term is advised; if you are going to study, then a semester would be best for you.
The first step, in any case, would be stopping by the McCandless-Oxford house on the corner of Mulberry and Jackson. The head-honcho, Emily Brandon, has oodles of handouts, books and brochures for anyone to view. These can be used to hone in on where it is you want to travel. Information in the books will include destinations, prices, rooming options, classes offered, etc.
If you are going for a summer term, your contact will be with Dr. Seusse. You will choose from CCSA (English speaking countries) and KIIS (non-English speaking). There is also another program offered for students: the Oxford program. You will need to contact Dr. Hadaway for this option.
The next step one takes is funding. Start saving now because some trips can be pretty pricey. Here comes the great news—almost any scholarship that you have through Georgetown can be applied to your study abroad price. Settling any confusion, if you travel during a semester, you do not have to pay Georgetown’s tuition, but your scholarships may be applied.
Thinking that this will happen automatically, however, is not a smart idea. The application and approval process is very important in making this happen and you need to follow all deadlines.
Speaking of, if you are planning on traveling in the fall of 2011, your deadline for Georgetown’s approval is October 1.
Planning on traveling during Spring of 2012? You will need to have your information approved by February 1. Emily Brandon will provide all forms needed upon request.
After you have met with all the necessary people, if you still think that you could use more money, try applying for some scholarships. http://www.studyabroadfunding.org is a great website devoted to giving traveling students thousands of scholarships.
Finding out even more about programs will be easy the week of November 15-19 which is International Education Week on campus. There will be all sorts of opportunities to learn about the places you can go and the people you will see!
Feel free to stop by the Study Abroad Fair on Friday Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Scott County culture goes global
Below are articles about Scott County written in various languages—visit The Georgetonian online to read the English translation at http://www.georgetonianonline.com.
La Historia del Centro CardomeBy RYAN SMITH
El Centro Cardome es una propiedad histórica en Georgetown, Kentucky. El nombre viene de las palabras latinas, “Cara Domas,” las cuales significan “Casa Querida.” La primera persona que puso los pies en la propiedad fue el coronel John Floyd en 1774 debido a su servicio al ejército. En el Siglo XIX, la propiedad pasó a ser propiedad de los Bradford. Ellos construyeron el edificio primero. Después de ellos, pasó a ser propiedad de James F. Robinson que fue el gobernador federal durante la Guerra Civil. Robinson construyó una mansión pero desafortunadamente en 1986, ardió hasta que no quedó nada. Los Robinson vendieron la propiedad a las Hermanas de la Visitación, un orden de monjas. Ahí fundaron una academia para niñas que llegó a ser la más impresionante hasta que el número de jóvenes matriculadas empezó a descender. Con la disminución, la academia se cerró en 1969. Se vendió con planes de ser un centro de desarrollo comunitario, y, hoy en día, el centro ha sido comprado por la Asociación de la Academia de Cardome. Ellos han comenzado un nuevo proyecto que intenta crear un “Museo de la Palabra Escrita” que sería una comunidad literaria extensiva dedicada a la exploración y a la comprensión de la lengua y el texto. Un centro de estas características incluiría un teatro al aire libre y también un hostal.
The Cardome Center is a history property in Georgetown, Kentucky. The name comes from the Latin words, “cara domas,” which mean “dear house.” The first person to ever set foot on the property was Colonel John Floyd in 1774 due to his military service. In the nineteenth century, the property went into the possession of the Bradford family. They constructed the first building. After them, it went into the possession of James. F. Robinson, who was the Federal Governor during the Civil War. Robinson constructed a mansion but unfortunately in 1986, it burned down until there was nothing left. The Robinsons sold the property to the Sisters of the Visitation, an order of nuns. There, they founded an academy for girls that became one of the most impressive ones until its enrollment started to decline. With this decline, the academy ended in 1969. It was sold with plans to be a center for community development, and, these days, the center has been bought by the Cardome Academy Association. They have started a new project that intends to create a “Museum of the Written Word,” which would be an extensive literary community dedicated to the exploration and the understanding of language and text. A center like this would include an outside theater and also a bed and breakfast.
Toyota GeorgetownBy MATTHEW POLLEY
Yo soy de Cincinnati, Ohio, y cuando menciono que soy estudiante de Georgetown College, las dos preguntas que recibo son, “Georgetown es dónde practican los Bengals, ¿no?” y “Toyota tiene una fábrica en Georgetown, ¿verdad?” Toyota Georgetown es una de las cosas más famosas de Georgetown. La fábrica de Toyota Georgetown ha producido carros como el Camry y Camry Hybrid, el Solara, el Avalon, y el Venza en Georgetown desde el año 1988. Hoy la fábrica emplea casi 7.000 personas que producen más que 500.000 carros cada año. Toyota Georgetown empezó a producir carros en 1988 con el Camry del año 1989. Empezaron a construir motores en el mismo sitio en 1990. Toyota Georgetown realiza actividades filantrópicas que contribuyen al bienestar de la comunidad y la economía. Esta fábrica tiene influencia económica con la creación de trabajos, y contractos con otras compañías en toda la región de Georgetown a Cincinnati. Donan más que 30 millones de dólares a la comunidad cada año. También la fábrica no produce basura, y tiene sus propias instalaciones para reciclar. Toyota es un patrocinador de Georgetown College, y de caridades locales como God’s Pantry. Ofrecen visitas guiadas a la fábrica para el público. Consulte www.toyotageorgetown.com para más información.
I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio, and when I say that I am a student here at Georgetown College, the two questions I get are, “Georgetown, thats where the Bengals have summer camp, right?” and “Toyota has a big plant down in Georgetown, don’t they?” Toyota Georgetown is one of the most well-known things in the Georgetown area. The Toyota factory has produced cars like the Camry and Camry Hybrid, the Solara, the Avalon, and the Venza in Georgetown since the year 1988. Today, the factory employs nearly 7,000 people that produce more than 500,000 cars each year.
Toyota Georgetown started to produce cars in 1988, the first of which being the 1989 model year Camry. They began to manufacture engines on-site in 1990. Toyota Georgetown does a great amount of good for the community and the economy. This factory influenced the economy with the creation of jobs and contracts with other companies in the whole region from Georgetown to Cincinnati. They donate more than $30 million to the community each year. As well, the factory produces no landfill waste and has on-site facilities for recycling. Toyota is a strong patron of Georgetown College and local charities such as God’s Pantry. They offer guided tours of the factory to the public. Consult www.toyotageorgetown.com for more information.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: DANIEL GRUBBBy VICTORIA ENGELHARDT
Daniel Grubb is a published author, a varsity athlete in two sports and is an epic World of Warcraft player.
How has he been able to accomplish all of this? By extending his stay at Georgetown to six years.
Grubb, as he is affectionately called by many, has been able to experience much more than the typical college student. He’s been able to travel to around 15 states and Canada with the cross-country team and has also been able to attend more welcome back parties and Songfests than any other student.
He also considers himself an accomplished Songfest actor, since the year he portrayed Britney Spears and shaved his head on stage, his fraternity took the overall title. Grubb even has a campus tradition named after him: Grubfest. Not really, but he has been at the past five Grubfests and will be there again tomorrow in order to celebrate his sixth year.
He has been involved with several campus organizations throughout the years, including Lambda Chi Alpha, Campus Ministries, the Physics and Engineering Club and is currently a chemistry lab TA and tutor. This Chemistry major and Physics minor is only a few classes away from also having a Music minor, thanks to semesters of playing classical guitar and piano.
Why has Grubb yet to graduate? Because he has not been invited to a sorority formal and his college career can’t be over until he goes to one. Yes ladies, he is single and would love to go to your formal.
But really, he has yet to graduate because he has worked for three years at the Center for Applied Energy Research, and he spent three semesters only part-time at Georgetown College.
Grubb’s aspirations are to join the Air Force and become a millionaire before he turns 40. He wants to join the Air Force because of his grandfather, who has shown him unconditional love throughout the years and who has instilled in him the value of never giving up and always finishing what he started.
Does Grubb compare himself to Van Wilder, another career college student? His answer is that, unlike Van Wilder, he is not afraid of graduating but rather he just hasn’t been ready to leave until this year.
If he would have graduated on time, he would probably never have had the opportunity to publish his research paper on the “Conversion of Triglycerides to Hydrocarbon Fuels Over Metal-Supported Catalysts,” which he says is what separates him from those who will graduate with Chemistry degrees in May with him.
After reflecting on the past five years at Georgetown, Grubb says he wouldn’t change a thing and that everything happened exactly the way it was supposed to go.
Grubb is a native of Ashland, Ky. and he went to Greenup County High School. He chose to come to Georgetown College for its cross country and track programs and has enjoyed being able to make lots of new friends through running.
His proudest running moment was completing the Krispy Kreme Challenge, in which he ran 1.6 miles before eating a dozen donuts and finishing the last half of the race without throwing up once! Grubb’s advice for underclassmen is to learn something new every day and don’t judge a book by its cover.
He is most passionate about meeting people and helping to make people’s lives better. He loves to explore new things and go on adventures. His favorite GC experience was Bid Day his freshman year, and he encourages freshmen to go through the recruitment process so they can have the same feeling on Bid Day.
Georgetown ReviewBy AVA JORDAN
One little-known fact about Georgetown College is that our school produces an international literary magazine each year.
The Georgetown Review literary magazine features poetry and prose works from new and well-known authors all around the world. The magazine also hosts two writing contests. One, a well-established tradition with the Georgetown Review, is the annual literary prize for any type of work, poetry or prose. This contest has a $1,000 prize associated with it.
The second contest, new to the Review this year, is a poetry manuscript contest. Poets can submit up to 80 pages of poetry and the winning manuscript will receive publication.
Though the Review does not accept or publish student works, students are an integral part of the production of the magazine. The two students currently working for the Georgetown Review will both be graduating in the spring, so the student editor position will need to be filled.
The position, which pays $3,000 for the year (to be split among the students filling the position), provides plenty of useful experience for students interested in the world of editing and publishing. Interested students should contact Dr. Steven Carter or students Lauren Martin or Ava Jordan for further information on the position.
Students interested in learning more about the Georgetown Review and the work it publishes can visit the magazine’s website at georgetownreview.georgetowncollege.edu