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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is closed the week of March 16th-20th for Spring Break and will re-open March 23rd.  Have a great week!

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Who would not enjoy this classroom experience?

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When asked when the best time to take the ACT is, the answer is easy, early.  One of the main things we express to students is that they should take the ACT as early as you can.  Maybe not your freshman year, but it definitely would not hurt.  The main reason for taking the ACT or SAT early is familiarization with the exams.  If you take the exams multiple times you are going to feel better prepared because you know what to expect, and this should reflect in improved scores.

Your goal should be to have 2-3 scores on file so when you begin applying for admissions you feel comfortable with where you stand.  Students who apply to college the summer or early fall of their senior year of high school are going to be considered for scholarships, get early housing opportunities, and financial aid; therefore you want to try and have your scores on record by the summer prior to your senior year of high school.  The last thing you want to do is take the test for the first time a few days before a scholarship deadline or the summer before you plan on starting college.  Waiting to take the exam later during your senior year is going to delay the admissions process which could lead to you missing out on scholarship deadlines, not getting priority housing, and possibly impacting your financial aid awards.   So if you haven’t already signed up for the next ACT or SAT then we encourage you to do so.  You can find out more information about both exams at http://www.act.org  or http://www.collegeboard.com
Good luck!

The next ACT  test dates:

April 4, 2009

June 13, 2009

So as a part of the University Honors program, this spring semester a class on the rock n’ roll band U2 is being taught. We know what you are thinking, a class . . on a rock band? Well yeah!!! The class is focusing on the many levels of the bands music, the political and spiritual meaning behind their lyrics, their social activism, and their history as a band for over 30 years. Recently Pastor Bob Flayhart who has been given credit by Steve Stockman, author of Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2 came as a guest lecturer to class and he used this clip from U2’s Elevation tour in 2001 to show how a song like Where The Streets Have No Name has multiple meaning; that when Bono wrote the song he was talking about the Streets of Heaven, but also the streets of many towns in Ireland. You see when the song was written Ireland was in the middle of a religious civil war and many of the towns marked their streets not with names and signs, but by the color of the street lamp post. The color of the street post identified whether it was a Protestant town or a Catholic town. The class had no idea that was part of the meaning behind the song. So just another example of how you have opportunities in college to take classes that you might have never taken in high school, and besides we were looking for a good excuse to post a U2 video! Enjoy.

Jessica and friends recently paid a visit to Frog Eye, AL; we will let her explain.

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