To Be Heard Scholarship Slam

Writing poetry is all about self-expression: being heard and being understood. We want to know all about what kinds of connections drive you, as both a person and poet, to speak truth and raise your voice.
When you write, who are you hoping will hear it?  Your parents, your siblings, your classmates and friends? People from your past, or people you haven’t met yet? Do you write to forge new connections, or strengthen ones you’ve already got? To give yourself closure? To ask for help you need, or maybe to help somebody else? You might write without a specific person in mind – or you may just write just for yourself!
No matter who you hope will hear you, write a poem, in any form or style you choose.

How to Apply

  1. Make sure you’re eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag To Be Heard.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action GuidesTip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by September 08, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for announcements about this scholarship and be sure to include #tobeheard when you share your poems!

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Speak Your Mind Scholarship Slam

Your mind is an amazing thing. It collects information, helps you sort out your emotions and (best of all) it’s the portal into your imagination. We want to know what you’re thinking about. Tell us in a poem what makes you tick for a chance to win $1,000 for your college education.

C’mon. Dig around in that brain of yours and pick any idea that really makes you think. Need a push to get started? Check out our action and tip guides for inspiration.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Make sure you’re eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag Speak Your Mind Slam.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by July 31, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for announcements about this scholarship and be sure to include #speakURmind when you share your poems!

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LSAT Class-Action Lawsuit

The Law School Admission Council (who administers the LSAT) has entered into a consent decree to settle a class action lawsuit for students who were denied accommodations on the LSAT between 2009 and 2014.  If you applied for accommodations and were denied (on the LSAT only), you may be eligible to join the class-action law suit and receive a settlement.  You can find information at the United States Attorney’s Office website…

http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/news/2014/2014_05_20_lsac.settlement.press.html

or contact me at scott.self@acu.edu and let me help you join the suit.

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New Screencasts – Evernote Videos

We just posted an update to the Media page here at acu.edu/alpha – One is an introduction to Evernote, and the other is helpful tips for using Evernote to take lecture notes.  Evernote is a really useful tool for students, and it’s the right price – it’s FREE!  These videos presents some of the problems that Evernote can solve, and guides the student in using the tool to capture good notes, record the lecturer, and prepare for exams.  Please schedule a tutoring session if we can help you think more specifically on how to use Evernote as part of your academic tool box!

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GRE Workshops

Are you planning to take the GRE? The Alpha and McNair GRE Workshops are a great way to get ready to excel!

The dates for the GRE Workshops are:

DATES
Saturday 4/12
Saturday 4/26

TIMES
9am-12pm and 1-4pm

LOCATION
Administration Building Room 327
Benefits

1. These sessions will provide you with suggested testing strategies for the GRE
2. An environment to practice for the exam
3. An opportunity to interact with scholars preparing for the GRE
4. Save you a dime and time, more-or-less

If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 325-674-2667 or email your questions to jms97w@acu.edu.

 

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Scholarships – General

Here are some scholarships that are available to U.S. residents – the deadlines run between April 1-May 31.  Please see Tina if you’d like help in applying!

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship – $500

  • 1 Award
  • Deadline: April 1, 2014

Your Favorite Car Scholarship - $500

  • 1 Award
  • Deadline: April 30, 2014

MCO Scholarship – $500

  • Deadline: May 15, 2014

Find a Law Scholarship – $500

  • 1 Award
  • Deadline: May 15, 2014

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship – $500

  • Must have contributed at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 calendar years.
  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Deadline: May 30, 2014

LM Scholarship Program – $500

  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Deadline: May 31, 2014

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Scholarship – Agriculture Majors

Here is a scholarship opportunity for students in agriculture sciences.  The deadline is May 31, 2014, and is for students who are junior or senior ag majors.  See the attached pdf for more information, as well as the application.  If you’d like help in submitting the application, see Tina Fleet!

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Cool iPad Site for Alpha

It looks like all of the code is working on our new iPad site.  Open the blog on your iPad for a really clean look.  You can also switch to the web-version if you scroll to the bottom and toggle the “iPad” button.

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Here we goooo!

Welcome to the updated Alpha web-space.  We hope that you will find it very valuable!  Here are a couple of things to be looking for…

  • On all the pages (except the Apply page), there are links on the side-bar.  Those students who have been approved for exam accommodations can sign up by clicking that button.
  • On the Staff page, you can schedule a meeting with any of the professional staff.  We may be expanding that section to include tutors as well in the near future, so keep your eyes on that!
  • The Student page is really your go-to spot.  We intend to keep it relevant to all of your Alpha needs.
  • The Media page is going to have a lot of screencasts coming your way.  We think it will be a great way to provide you with tips and tools.
  • We’re also going to be tweeting out updates as often as we make them – follow us at @AlphaScholars!

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