Drs. Hartenstein, Hugo, and Sherwood elected to major university committees!

Congratulations to three of our SFCS faculty members on their appointments to major EIU University Committees in the recent faculty election:

Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein was appointed to the Council on Graduate Studies

Dr. Nichole Hugo was elected to serve as a Faculty Senator

Dr. Mikki Sherwood was appointed to the Council on Teacher Education

CONGRATULATIONS!  Way to represent FCS!

Dr. Sherwood receives EIU Faculty Development Grant

Dr. Mikki Sherwood was awarded a Faculty Development Grant for travel to the Prisoner’s Family Conference in May in Dallas. Dr. Sherwood is working on a program to bring 4-year EIU degree opportunities to incarcerated individuals in the state of Illinois and will use information and contacts from the conference in this project.

Dr. Melanie Burns honored with award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Council recognized Dr. Melanie Burns as the Outstanding Dietetic Educator for a DPD program in Area 5. She was selected for the award based on her stellar commitment and talent.  The award will be presented at the Area 2/5 Region NDEP meeting in Minneapolis March 26, 2015.

The 50 Best Study Abroad Programs in America

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” –Mark Twain

The world is an open door, and college students are standing on the threshold. Never before have there been more international opportunities for college students; potential employers see international experience as a qualification in hiring college graduates. Not only is studying abroad beneficial to one’s resume, traveling broadens the mind, grows compassion, and allows the person to see the world through a new lens.

With the vast expanse of study abroad programs available at almost every university, here at Best College Reviews we compiled a list of some of the most desirable study abroad opportunities. We found that most universities offer study abroad programs through third-party organizations, or they provide enrollment at a partner university in a foreign country, but our list contains programs unique to the university, and provide a personal experience for the student. Our list was chosen based on the following criteria:

  • The program is open to a limited number of students, 500 or less, providing a more intimate experience while abroad.
  • The program is at least a semester long.
  • Faculty from the university are involved with the students internationally, either traveling with the students, teaching abroad, or overseeing the program in the country.
  • The university has a specific location internationally, students are not simply enrolling at international universities.

Follow the link below to see the 50 best study abroad programs in America.