Summer Programs • • •
Assisi, Italy (Intensive Italian Language Summer Program) London, England (LEB Education London Summer Program) Toledo, Spain (Intensive Spanish Summer Program)
Short-Term Faculty-Led Trips for 2014-2015 • • •
Athletic Training in Ireland (week-long faculty-led spring break trip led by Professor Kathleen Swanik, students earned 1 academic credit) Education in Ireland (week-long faculty-led spring break trip led by Professors Marisa Rauscher and Stephanie Smith Budhai, students earned 1 academic credit) International Marketing in London and Berlin (2-week-long Maymester faculty-led trip led by Dean Lawrence Burgee, students earned 3 academic credits)
Honors Program The Neumann University Honors Program is based upon the belief that students who have demonstrated the motivation for learning, a desire to excel, and the capability for leadership should be given the opportunity to develop these abilities. The Honors Program is a two-tiered program consisting of a Freshman Honors Program and a University Honors Program for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students who complete the University Honors Program receive a Certificate of Completion and medallion at the Academic Awards Convocation, and recognition in the Commencement Program. Highlights of the Neumann University Honors Program during the 2014-2015 academic year include: • •
Two Neumann students presented their research at the Northeast Regional Honors Council conference at Gettysburg, PA, April 9-12 2015. Eighteen Neumann students presented at the Southeast Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference at Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, on March 28, 2015. Students of the Neumann Honors Association, in cooperation with the Office for Academic Affairs, organized and facilitated the fourth annual LEAD Conference (LearningExchanging-Achieving-Discussing) on campus, May 25, 2015. Three students in the University Honors Seminar offered presentations of their topics of completed or ongoing research. The program conducted a "Welcome Reception" for incoming freshmen who had been selected for, or who were considering, participation in the Honors Program, April 7, 2015. Fourteen incoming freshmen attended-up from seven the previous year. Approximately 20 current members and 10 staff/faculty attended. The program also highlighted accomplishments of the academic year and brought together members of administration, and faculty. Nine students earned the certificate of completion of the Honors Program.