Millersville University Viewbook 2012-2013
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made in Millersville What is made in Millersville? Whatever you aspire to achieve. You will sense it the first moment you visit campus. Itâ€™s the result of the commitment that the community of people who are Millersvilleâ€”our students, professors, coaches, counselors, advisors, and alumniâ€”share. We believe that a good life begins with learning, that hard work leads to great things, and that caring for one another results in a better world. Our students have high expectations for themselves, and they thrive in our challenging academic environment. Our professors and the many people who contribute to the life of the campus are improving ways that students can collaborate and push the boundaries of learning. What is made in Millersville is a world-class education, one where our students can seize all of the opportunities that life presents. Sara Bowman The welcoming and supportive environment here has encouraged and challenged me to grow. Millersville is so full of possibilities for students. Itâ€™s been a great experience. Dennis B. Downey, Ph.D., Professor of History and Director of the University Honors College Every challenge is an opportunity, and that is true for our students. This is most apparent in the expanding opportunities for faculty-student collaborative research. Across the campus, talented students apply theory and expand their knowledge base through hands-on research with faculty in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and the diverse fields of education. Such experiences are critical to professional development and success in oneâ€™s chosen field. Jessica Do People are connected here. Itâ€™s so easy to network. I know I have grown as a leader. I think if I went to a bigger school, Iâ€™d be swallowed up and get lost in the background with the other 10,000 students. Joel Ogle Millersville provided me with more opportunities than I ever could have imagined. I was able to study abroad and work for the Conservative Party in London, England. This experience was incredible and led me to my current work with the Pennsylvania state government. All these connections were made possible because of Millersville. WHERE RURAL AND URBAN COnverge Millersville’s campus stretches over 250 scenic acres, graced by manicured lawns, towering oaks and pines, and our pond—famously watched over by swans Miller and S’ville. Just beyond campus are the rolling Amish farmlands of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In this small-town, postcard-perfect setting, you’ll find a safe and warm community where “hellos” are comfortably exchanged and close friendships are easily formed. But when the mood strikes for a larger city experience, you can take your pick. Next door is the historic and vibrant city of Lancaster, a thriving business center and a hub of culture and entertainment with dozens of art venues, cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques. If you are up for a short trip by car or rail, you’ll find yourself in any one of many major Mid-Atlantic cities. Alex Dorshiemer Lancaster City has a lot of fun things to do. You can hear all kinds of music for free on Third Fridays. There are Saturday fireworks at Clipper Stadium, Central Market food vendors and all the unique shops along Queen Street. Plus, there’s the Fulton Theatre, with student rush tickets, and next to it is a great ice cream shop! Whatever you’re up for, it’s the perfect night out. Alexandra Wachman from Medford, NJ As an out-of-state student, I like the fact that this location gives me access to some of the Northeast’s greatest cultural centers— Baltimore, Philadelphia, DC and NYC. To me that really adds to my learning and educational experience. Millersville University is proud to be in the center of the Downtown Lancaster cultural scene. Located at 42 N. Prince Street, the Ware Center provides students arts and cultural offerings . Millersville University is conveniently located—1 1⁄2 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, 2 1⁄2 hours from Washington, D.C., and 3 hours from New York City. Lancaster County is a world-famous destination with endless miles of countryside and Amish farmlands, winding back roads and trails (perfect for biking and hiking), 29 historic covered bridges and the designation as one of the nation’s best places to “get lost.” ACADEMICS: IN-DEPTH AND PERSONAL Millersville students have two big advantages: the resources of a large university and the support of a caring, residential learning community. This means small, interactive classes, with an average class size of 25. A nationally recognized faculty, including acclaimed scientists, artists, writers, economists, educators and mathematicians. Hands-on learning opportunities within each academic program. Modern facilities with the latest equipment and technologies. Support and encouragement are everywhere at Millersville. If you have the drive to succeed, we’re firmly committed to providing the tools and opportunities you need to reach your goals. One of the highest ranked public universities in Pennsylvania, Millersville is listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the North. Our academic excellence has also been recognized by Kiplinger’s, Forbes and Money magazines. With our emphasis on the liberal arts, you’ll gain the skills that today’s employers value most and that are never obsolete: the ability to think critically, write effectively and speak persuasively. Paired with specific preparation for a wide range of careers, you’ll graduate from Millersville ready to reach your professional goals. Choose from 55 programs of study, each of which has distinctive strengths. n Students in our education program have achieved an overall passing rate of 99 percent on the licensure tests needed for teaching certification. n The nationally recognized Meteorology program boasts a state-of-the-art 7,000 sq. ft. facility, including the DeSouza Weather Station. n The Department of Computer Science has one of only seven nationally accredited undergraduate computer science programs in Pennsylvania. n The Graphic and Interactive Design program has consistently won accolades for their design work, both regionally and nationally. n The School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ recent investments in classroom technology, geology labs, music and the visual and performing arts are enhancing students’ learning experience and preparing them for their future careers. our professors dive deeper Millersville’s professors are recognized leaders in their fields. What does that mean to you? An accomplished geneticist will lead your genetics course. A published author will teach your English class. And an experienced therapist will teach you psychology. You’ll be developing relationships with expert professors, not teaching assistants. Millersville faculty members are passionate teachers who will challenge and support you. They will inspire in you a passion for learning and awaken in you a sense that anything is possible. Dr. Dominique Didier, Associate Professor of Biology Being immersed in the field makes learning successful. It isn’t classroom learning that gives you success in life; it is how you apply it in the real world. Wallops Island gives students that opportunity. Each year, marine biology students engage in hands-on research at the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, Virginia, or study underwater life on dives to a pristine coral reef in Honduras. Millersvilleâ€™s Robotics Team recently won the national Robotics Cup. Their champion Robotâ€”SAM (Semi-Autonomous Marauder)â€” was the sole robotic vehicle to successfully move across a beach and autonomously detect and retrieve steel cylinders buried in the sand. Adam Jacobs After seeing the facilities and talking with several of the professors, I knew this place was right for me. At Millersville, faculty time and resources are geared towards undergraduates. I was able to get involved with faculty members doing research projects and inter-department jobs starting in my freshman year. All this is really going to help prepare me for graduate school and the future. learning by experience Want to work on a TV production, help with fundraising for a nonprofit organization or set out across the Australian outback? At Millersville, you’ll learn theory in the classroom, and you’ll apply it in the “real” world. You’ll gain professional experience through internships—each year our students intern at more than 230 companies and organizations. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad— our students travel to every corner of the world, from France, to South Africa, to Japan. With these experiences, you’ll broaden your perspective and grow as an individual. You’ll also acquire the skills, the maturity and the resume that will attract employers and help you to stand out. Millersville students have participated in internships with a wide variety of employers around the Mid-Atlantic, including: n Aptagen n Big Sky Audio/Philly Sound Studio n Capital BlueCross n Clark Design Group n Clear Channel Radio-Philadelphia n Gap Factory Stores n Lancaster General Health n Lehigh Valley Zoo n Leyden Law LLC n March of Dimes n OperaLancaster n Philadelphia District Attorney’s office n United Way n Virginia Aquarium n Wayne Coty n Western Pennsylvania Conservancy n WGAL-TV n ...and many more Millersville students from all majors—from English, to business, to mathematics—participate in internships. And why not? National studies indicate that after completing an internship, students’ grades improve, as do their chances of getting hired. Our global education program is the recognized leader among public universities in Pennsylvania. Partnering with institutions around the world, we’re able to send students to nearly any country for a summer, a semester or an entire year. At Millersville, civic engagement is a huge part of the culture, and if you come here, this focus on others, this passion to lead and serve, will be a part of you. Every individual has the capacity for leadership, and we work to develop that potential in our students. We connect them to national civic leaders as well as hands-on leadership initiatives ranging from urban revitalization, to sustainable agriculture, to health and nutrition imperatives. In 2011, service learning work done by Millersville provided an estimated value of $2.8 million to the local community. The Corporation for National and Community Service recognized Millersville with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to America’s communities. Millersville placed 10 students in week-long “in-residence” sessions in Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg, Pa., affording students opportunities to interact with representatives of state and federal government. …Tutoring children in city schools… Working in a homeless shelter in New York City… Conducting a food drive to fight hunger… During the past year, nearly 2,500 Millersville students participated in service-learning courses, providing more than 170,000 hours of service to the community. This commitment to service supplements classroom learning and leaves a powerful impression on each and every student. LOVIN’ THE BLACK AND GOLD Serve as a Student Ambassador. Lead a fraternity. Compete on an intercollegiate athletic team. Write for our award-winning student newspaper. Participate in a leadership program. Pitch in on a community service project. Attend a concert. Join a club. DJ a radio show. Compete in Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf. Perform in a campus musical. Enjoy a Saturday Midnight Breakfast. Go crazy in the stands at a Marauders sports event. Play bass in a jazz band. Compete in intramural soccer. Hang out with Miller and S’Ville— our campus swans. Scale a climbing wall. Get cooking in our MU Iron Chef competition. At Millersville, there are so many ways to get involved, explore your interests and have fun. Zach Love Here at Millersville, we just don’t talk about how great our community is, we experience it and live it throughout campus. With the support of the staff, I organized and managed an orientation program involving more than 2,000 incoming students. I am thankful to have so many opportunities to grow. National speakers and performers regularly visit, including: n Randi Zuckerberg n Cornel West n Fabulous n Holly Robinson-Peete n James McBride n Jesse Jackson n Taylor Hicks n Temple Grandin n T-Pain n Julian Bond The level of student involvement outside of the classroom at Millersville is extraordinary, which is why we created the Student Involvement Transcript—an official record of each student’s activities, leadership experiences, accomplishments and contributions. It serves as an impressive supplement to our students’ resumes and academic transcripts when they apply for graduate school or employment. At Millersville, you can choose from more than 130 student clubs and organizations—from the Cycling Club and Roller Hockey, to the Entomology Club and Psychology Club, to the Film Club and Gospel Choir. Greek life at Millersville includes 10 sororities and eight fraternities, all providing a great balance of socializing, community service and opportunities for personal development. A Culture of Creativity , Engagement and Innovation Love music? Make your own at Millersville. Choose from a dozen ensembles including orchestra, concert bands, jazz bands, various choirs and chorus organizations, marching band and even a West African dance and drum ensemble. MUTV is Millersvilleâ€™s on-campus cable station, giving you the handson opportunity to write, direct, produce or star in productions. Each year, students produce three main-stage theatrical shows, as well as several one-act plays and staged readings. We even have a professional costume shop on campus, home to the famous Loeb costume collection. Millersville University’s newest campus performance space, the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, brings the arts together and provides a focused approach to the importance of creativity, innovation and engagement for our students and the community. Using state-of-the-art technology, the Winter Center provides the optimal experience in education and entertainment. Among its features are a professional recording studio, a piano lab that is one of a kind, art galleries, dance studio, plus concert, performance and recital halls with world-class acoustics. Exhibits of student artwork is part of the experience at Millersville. There are numerous galleries throughout campus including one dedicated to showing student work. Whether it is oil painting, sculpture or jewelry Millersville students frommaking, all majors—from English, to business, In to nearby Lancaster, students explore the inspiration is encouraged. mathematics—participate in internships. And why not? cultural offerings featured atNational Millersville University Lancaster’s Ware Center. studies indicate that after completing an internship, students’ grades Or, visit Lancaster’s improve, as do their chances of getting hired. more than 70 arts venues including Gallery Row, which showcases the work of many successful artist alumni from Millersville. Our global education program is the recognized leader among public universities in Pennsylvania. Partnering with institutions around the world, we’re able to send students to nearly any country for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Kerri Anderson I love theater and have been very involved in campus productions as well as regional theater. Musicals are my favorite and I’m also active with Expressions, Millersville’s student dance club. I’m really excited to take advantage of all the offerings at the Winter Center and the Ware Center in Lancaster. They’re both awesome! About 2,600 students live on Millersvilleâ€™s campus, including all freshmen and sophomores not commuting from home. Organized programs and activities bring residents together and build a close sense of community. make yourself at home make yourself at home Freshmen and sophomores live on campus in traditional residence halls, which are coed by wings/floors. Suite-style housing in Shenks and Reighard Halls is also available to incoming freshmen. Upperclassmen can select from a variety of options that are adjacent to campus or may choose to live in private housing. In a recent campus survey, more than 90 percent of our students indicated they feel safe on campus. Student safety and security are always a top priority of the Millersville University Police Department. Important campus security features include: electronic card access, peripheral door alarms, fire alarms, smoke detection, sprinkler system, emergency blue phones/push stations, mass notification alert system, siren system, the MU Alert (text message system) and the campus Threat Assessment Team. Living on campus means you’ll meet more people. And you’re more likely to get involved in campus activities. It’s also convenient, with nearby computer labs, dining halls, eateries, washers and dryers and vending machines. Cable TV and Internet/wifi are free. Plus, the shuttle bus service will take you anywhere on campus or off campus for shopping and other activities. GO MARAUDERS! Millersville fields 19 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level as part of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The Marauders have a proud winning tradition, having achieved many conference and national championships. Chris Edgar Balancing athletics and academics can be challenging, but the coaches and the school give us a lot of support to be successful. They offer tutors to help you organize your studies and work in mandatory study halls, if you need them. My coach meets with me and my teammates regularly to keep track of our academic progress. Intramural and club sports are a vital part of life at Millersville, as many of our students compete in leagues and one-day tournaments. Intramural Sports Badminton Basketball Coed Inner Tube Water Polo Dodgeball Field Hockey Flag Football Poker Tournament Sand Volleyball Soccer—indoor & outdoor Softball Tennis Volleyball Wii Tournament Club Sports Bowling—competitive Bowling—social Fencing Ice Hockey Martial Arts MU Dance Company Lacrosse (men’s) Roller Hockey Rugby (men’s & women’s) Synchronized Swim Team Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball (men’s) Water Polo (men’s) Marauder Athletics Men’s Baseball Basketball Football Golf Soccer Tennis Wrestling Women’s Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track and Field—indoor & outdoor Volleyball Marauders care just as much about the community as they do about winning. They raise money to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They mentor young athletes across the community. And they host “Parents Night Out, Sports Spectacular,” where parents can enjoy a night out while their kids have fun with Millersville athletes. Our student-athletes are winners on the field and in the classroom. For the fourth straight year, more than 100 Millersville athletes— from football, to field hockey, to tennis—were designated as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes. FROM HERE TO ANYWHERE Millersville graduates are well-prepared to lead successful professional lives and be engaged citizens of the world. Our graduates earn their way into the finest graduate schools, and they are highly sought after by employers as well. In fact, in a recent survey of Millersville graduates, 97 percent reported that they were currently employed, and 75 percent reported that they were hired within three months of graduation. Melissa Wardwell, Interim Director, Experiential Learning & Career Management The Four-Year Career Management Plan allows students to start working towards a successful, fulfilling future from their first semester. This office provides career counseling, community service opportunities and information on amazing internships from campus all the way to Mozambique! The Four-Year Career Management Plan gives students clear, specific direction from the first year through graduation. To set this up, students meet with their advisors, set goals and explore majors and activities. With assistance from Millersville staff, students attend career fairs while they develop and update their resumes. Along the way, students sharpen their job search and interviewing skills. They plan meticulously for success—and, not surprisingly, they achieve it. When you graduate, you’ll join 58,000 Millersville alumni around the world. Ours is a proud and loyal alumni community, a network of highly successful and caring professionals to whom you’ll be connected for life. Our well-prepared graduates go on to attend some of the nation’s most rigorous and prestigious graduate and professional schools. Recent Millersville graduates have attended a range of top graduate schools including: Drexel University, Harvard Law, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Princeton University, Syracuse University, University of Alabama-Huntsville, University of Buffalo, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin and Virginia Tech. Many go on to attend professional schools such as: Penn State Hershey Medical School, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University Dental School, University of Pennsylvania Dental School and Veterinary School, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lancaster General and York Hospital Medical Technology schools and Lancaster General Hospital Nuclear Medicine School. Eric Troop ‘99, Honored by the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation as one of five outstanding music teachers in the country. Millersville University made me the successful person that I am today. The staff and faculty provided me with an education that was second to none—they gave me lifelong skills that help me every day in my career. Without them, I would never have been recognized as a National Music Teacher of the Year. THE VALUE OF A MILLERSVILLE EDUCATION Millersville is one of the most highly regarded public universities in its region of the United States, and it’s also one of the most affordable. That unusual combination of quality and affordability has earned Millersville impressive distinctions, including being named to Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges and as a Money Magazine “Best Buy.” Tuition and fees (2012–13): $8,599 annually, Pa. resident $18,425 annually, out-of-state resident $9,234 annually, room and board Financial aid: About 79 percent of students receive $148 million in aid How we compare: Annual 2011–2012 average cost of tuition/fees $ 8,599—Millersville University $ 16,444—Penn State, University Park $ 35,620—Four-year private college CONNECT WITH THE MILLERSVILLE ADMISSIONS TEAM mville.us/admissions Visit our website and our campus. Either way, you’ll meet the people of Millersville and get the information you need to see if we are a good fit for you. And contact us—we are here to help. Office of Admissions Millersville University 1 South George Street Millersville, PA 17551-0302 Phone: 1-800-MU-ADMIT firstname.lastname@example.org 15 180 80 80 Scranton 81 380 84 287 NEW YORK 95 PENNSYLVANIA 15 81 78 476 80 Allentown Reading Newark 78 PA. 287 New York Harrisburg 76 PA. TPK Trenton 276 N.J TPK 283 222 83 Wilmington 95 A.C NEW JERSEY W Y MARYLAND 70 270 97 Dover 301 50 66 95 17 Millersville is conveniently located—1 1⁄2 hours 113 from Philadelphia and Baltimore, 2 1⁄2 hours from Washington, D.C., and 3 hours from New York City. Ba y AT 50 13 1 LA Washington, DC C hesa pe a DELAWARE NT Annapolis IC 50 Ba y GA RD Baltimore 1 Atlantic City O CE EN AN ST .E XP . PKWY York 30 Lancaster Millersville University Philadelphia 95 .T PK 76 195 Del ar aw e ke www.millersville.edu programs of study With more than 100 programs of study, Millersville has academic offerings to meet every interest. Accounting Actuarial Science African-American Studies Allied Health Technology Animal Behavior (option) Anthropology Applied Engineering and Technology Management Applied Mathematics Archeology Art Art Education Art History Athletic Coaching Athletic Training and Biology** Biochemistry Biology Biology Education Biotechnology Botany Broadcasting Business Administration Chemistry* Chemistry Education Computer Drafting/Design Communication & Theatre Communication Studies Comparative Literature Computer Science Construction Technology Criminology Earth Sciences Earth & Space Science Education Economics Electronics/Control Systems Early Childhood Education*** Early Childhood Education— Special Education Engineering (in cooperation with other schools) English English Education Environmental Biology Environmental Chemistry Environmental Geology Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management Environmental Science Environmental Policy Management Exploratory (Undecided) Film Studies Finance Financial Economics (option) Fine Arts Foreign Languages French French Education Geography Geography— Environmental Studies Geospatial Applications Geology German German Education Gerontology Global Studies Government & Political Affairs Graphic Communications Graphic Design Greek History Honors College Industrial Environmental Health Industrial Technology (See Applied Engineering and Technology Management) Interdisciplinary Minor in Entrepreneurship International Business International Studies Land Use Language Arts, Middle Level Ed (grades 4 to 8) Latin Latino Studies Linguistics Management Manufacturing Technology Marketing Marine Biology Mathematics Mathematics Education Mathematics, Middle Level Ed (grades 4 to 8) Mechanical Technology Medical Technology Meteorology Middle Level Education Military Science (ROTC) Molecular Biology Music Music Education Music—Business and Technology Nanotechnology Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing (must have R.N.) Occupational Safety and Environmental Health Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies Philosophy Physics Physics Education Political Economy (option) Polymer Chemistry Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Med Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Podiatry Pre-Veterinary Print Journalism Psychology Public Relations Quantitative Economics (option) Quantitative Methods Respiratory Therapy Science, Middle Level Ed (grades 4 to 8) Social Studies Education Social Studies, Middle Level Ed (grades 4 to 8) Social Work Sociology Spanish Spanish Education Speech Communication Statistics Studio Art Teaching English as a Second Language Technology Education Theatre Water Resources Women’s Studies Writing Studies Majors are listed in bold. Minors, concentration areas, certificate programs and options are included. *Also offered as an associate degree program. ** Dual degree offered in collaboration with West Chester University. *** Elementary Education majors may select certification tracks for either Pre-K to Grade 4 (Early Childhood) or Grade 4 to 8 (Middle Level). Students wishing to teach Special Education will choose dual certification in Elementary Education, Pre-K to Grade 4. Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.