GC Achieves Top ACTA
Georgetown College has received the highest score among Kentucky’s U.S. News & World Report nationally- ranked private liberal arts colleges and universities profiled (Berea, Centre, Georgetown, Transylvania) by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (www.goacta.org) in its most recent “What Will They Learn” report. The recognition is for requiring completion of courses in core subjects to assure that students learn what they need to know to succeed after graduation. Key areas include composition, literature, foreign language, mathematics and natural or physical science.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence and accountability at America’s colleges and universities. Its “What Will They Learn” report goes beyond rankings to help prospective students in their college selection process. Here is a breakdown of the latest accolades to come Georgetown College’s way— rankings and recognitions that are a matter of great Tiger Pride for 2010.
1. Received the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s highest score among Kentucky’s U.S. News & World Report nationally-ranked private liberal arts colleges and universities it profiled (Berea, Centre, Georgetown, Transylvania) for requiring completion of courses in core subjects and assuring that students learn what they need to know to succeed after graduation.
-Natural or Physical Science
2. Shows improvement in Faculty Resources, Graduation Rate Performance, Academic Reputation/Peer Assessment, and Graduate/Retention and is now a Tier I U.S. News & World Report National Liberal Arts College, along with Asbury, Berea, Centre, and Transylvania.
3. Included among the Forbes.com listing of America’s best colleges (3rd year). 4. Invited to join the 58-member Southern University Conference of quality educational institutions. Membership includes, among others, Berea, Centre, Davidson, Eckerd, and Elon Colleges, along with Furman, Mercer, Transylvania, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest Universities.
5. Is Kentucky’s only private college listed among America’s 100 Best College Buys (12 consecutive years) and the only one listed among both America’s Best Christian Colleges (14 consecutive years) and America’s 100 Best College Buys.
Knight Hall 50th
By JOEL FEDERSPIEL
Anniversary Reception a
This past Friday, Nov. 12 saw a reception in Knight Hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the venerable women’s dorm.
The evening was organized to recognize the contributions of Mrs. Rita Penn ‘72 and Mrs. Ina (Missy) Matthews ’93 in renovating the lobby of Knight Hall. For those who have not been in the building recently, the lobby has received a great deal of work in the form of a remodel of the kitchen and sitting room area, as well as an addition of a new display on the wall facing the front door which depicts the success stories of several GC alumni along with their pictures.
The concept for the alumni wall in Knight Hall (as well as the one in Anderson Hall) was conceived by Juniors Craig Jolley and Tracey Tevis as their apprenticeship challenge from Dr. Crouch. Jolley described their motivation for creating the wall as a means “to show students that it doesn’t matter where you live, but what you do. We did the wall to show students that successful people have done it.”
As part of the reception, several current female students introduced themselves and mentioned something about their stay in Knight Hall. Following this, several alumnae followed suit. Quite a few of these alumnae were present for Knight Hall’s inaugural year. Three of the alumnae present at the reception had lived in the same room in Knight at different points.
The alumnae also talked about the role of a house mother—something that current students have experienced in a different form. The house mother’s role was very similar to that of today’s resident director, with the chief exception being that a resident director must have a professional degree and special training to be able to oversee students whereas the house mother typically had the training of actual motherhood.
The reception concluded with a presentation of a gift to the benefactors and tours of Knight Hall for the alumnae to revisit their college years.
Around the World!By ANDY RUSSELL
Every day that we flip on the news we are reminded of the gruesome, sad and tragic events that happen around the world. It is time to bring some sunshine into everyone’s life every Thursday with some fun news that makes you wonder what people are thinking.
Several parents in a New York suburb are very angry about a local politician over some cupcakes. Yes, some cupcakes. The politician called the cops on two 13-year-old boys who were selling them without a permit. The councilman simply said that “rules are rules and they must be followed.” I hope he loses re-election and his political career as the village idiot is over.
Most of us hit deer with our car, but Sarah Glidden decided to take on a new challenge: hit a deer on foot. Glidden is a high school runner and was running a nine-mile forest course in Wisconsin when an antlerless deer jumped from the woods and hit her. It spun her around, but she managed to stay on her feet. Needless to say, she failed to qualify for the next meet. The deer apparently slowed her down a pinch.
A man in Massachusetts is having to appear in court on assault charges: with toilet paper. The man allegedly hit a custodian in the back of the head with a roll of toilet paper out of anger when the man was whistling. After the incident the man ran and the custodian pursued him on foot. After the hot pursuit, the police caught the man outside and arrested him. He must have used John Wayne toilet paper: rough, tough and don’t take crap off of no one.
Isn’t it appropriate we save the dumbest for last? A woman in Arizona mistook a glue bottle for eyedrops and glued one of her eyes shut. Before she realized what had happened, the substance set in and sealed her eye. There’s not much to say about this one. What were you thinking?