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50-50 Highlights: St. Edward’s University, Colorado State University Fort Collins, and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

St Edwards UniversityStudents at St. Edward’s University in Texas can take advantage of the 227 acre Wild Basin Creative Research Center. The Center offers internships for Environmental and Policy students. Students in the School of Natural Sciences have the chance to work on the Center’s research projects. Business students travel abroad through the Global Business Institute for Societal Responsibility and work on business projects with a focus on social justice. Students can study abroad at the University’s campus in France.

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Colleges with Religious Affiliations

church stain glass windowThe first colleges founded on the North American continent before there even was a United States, were religious institutions designed to train religious leaders. Although they no longer claim any religious affiliation, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton all still maintain Divinity/Theological Schools.

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50-50 Highlights: Northern Illinois University, Mount Holyoke College, and Wilkes University

Northern-Illinois-UniversityThe Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development offers students the chance to research area of civil society as well as hands-on experience in working with partnering nonprofit organizations. The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has several initiatives to improve hands on learning for undergraduates including the Course Transformation Project and courses with service learning components.

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50-50 Highlights: University of Vermont, Ramapo College, and Whitman College

University of VermontThe School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont offers Signature Experience Courses in finance, market research, and product development. The school hosts the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition which is open to undergraduate students. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources have the opportunity to complete service-learning courses with a variety of community partners.

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Which Colleges Spend the Most on Football?

Footballs in shape of dollar signUnless you were in a semi-vegetative state last fall, you probably know that the colleges of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) dominated the top 25 football rankings. But you might be surprised to learn that the SEC didn’t have the highest conference average operating expenses. That would be the Pac 10, followed by the Big East, the Big Ten, and then the SEC.

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Fantasy Football and Finding the Right College

fantasy football playerI didn’t make it to the championship in fantasy football this year. Even though I’m tied for the number of championships in the league, that’s not what really bothered me this year. This year I lost twice to “Stan”-not his real name. Stan always finishes towards the bottom of the league. But this year he came in third and it wasn’t because of any brilliant player moves or insight into drafting. This year, Yahoo drafted for him and he played the players as assigned and he had his best season ever.

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