The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 85, No. 2, Ed. 1, Tuesday, October 13, 1998 Page: 4 of 12
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Eight HSU students exchange life on the 40 acres for a
taste of the English countryside. Tea anyone?
by Sarah Wilson
Eight students from Hardin-Simmons University arc
studying abroad this semester: three at Homcrton College in
Cambridge England and five at Harlaxton College in
The Junior Year Abroad program at Homcrton College
is a new program to HSU this year. Homcrton is one of 32
colleges that make up Cambridge University. For 15 years
Homcrton has been offering the Junior Year Abroad program
through William Jewell College. In 1993 Dr. Dan Cooper
director of the Office of Foreign Studies at HSU visited the
school and requested that HSU join the program with the
William Jewell College. The program is only offered to five
schools in the United States: Vandcrbilt University Stevens
College in Missouri William Jewell College University of
Rhode Island and Hardin-Simmons University.
Juniors Melissa Robinson Kristin Bridges and Shanna
Williams the first HSU students to study at Homcrton
College departed for England on September 29 and will
return to the United States on June 19 1999. They will attend
three terms at the college with two four-week intcr-tcrm peri-
ods in which they may travel in Europe and the British Isles.
The foreign study program is for an entire year.
Homcrton is the teacher training specialty college of
Cambridge University. It also provides a wider range of lib-
eral arts classes. The College has a unique attitude and phi-
losophy toward students. The College assumes the responsi-
bility that if the student is accepted they will find a way to
provide any of the classes that they need for their junior year
if not already offered. If necessary the school will hire a pri-
vate professor to teach the student one-on-one.
"This is an exciting opportunity for students to study at
a university of this caliber. The opportunity will open doors
that are unimaginable at this time. It will truly be a life chang-
ing opportunity" said Cooper.
Five HSU students are attending Harlaxton College in
Grantham England this semester. Harlaxton has been oper-
ated by the University of Evansville for over 20 years. It is a
self-contained school with the students faculty staff and
their families all living at the manor. Approximately 130
American students attend Harlaxton each semester.
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CAMBRIDGE BOUND--L to R: Kristin Bridges
Melissa Robinson and Shanna Williamss
The main purpose of the Harlaxton program is to pro-
vide the opportunity for travel. Classes meet four days a
week allowing the students to travel as little or as much as
they prefer. The school sponsors two optional trips on the
weekends during the course of the semester one to Paris and
one to Ireland.
The curriculum changes each semester at Harlaxton due
to faculty changes each semester. Except for a few British
faculty that teach year round professors from the participat-
ing American schools arc sent to teach. Dr. James Ivey head
of the HSU Department of Theatre is teaching at Harlaxton
Students attending Harlaxton this semester arc from
various colleges across the country including the University
of Wisconsin--Eau Claire William Jewell College Baker
College and Lenoir Rhync College. Almost all of the uni-
versities involved in the program arc religiously affiliated.
The five HSU students attending Harlaxton this semes-
ter arc Alyson Cole Mclanic Poucher Doric Fomby Jason
King and Larry Lawson. This group makes 23 students that
have attended Harlaxton since Hardin-Simmons became
involved in the program.
If anyone is interested in any of the study abroad pro-
grams availinblc from HSU contact Dr. Dan Cooper director
of the Office of Foreign Studies at 670-5864 for more details.
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I'm not going to bore you with'dctails
about the whole Harlaxton experience
because I know that you don't really care.
All thai I will say is that after being here
and living in this country I pity anyone who
does not at least visit Great Britain. These
are not just funny-talking telctubbie-watch-ing
driving on the other side of the road
subjects to a queen. These arc people who
have a far richer history than our own-a his
tory that is riddled with war and carnage and
deceit and everything that would make an
excellent Spielberg movie.
Not 'every student especially -at
Hardin-Simmons University can say; "Well
I'lmiritfuhat this weekend I will-tgo'to
London.'or maybe Paris."- There was even a
group from Harlaxton that wcnt-to
Ok'tobcrfcst.. I have been to Edinburgh
Scotland Iwicc for no other reason than
because I wanted to. -And it is not uncom
mon to be sitting in the dining hall listening
to someone tell about their trip to Irelandor
tojbpainor to whercevcr they ended ;up.
W I have been asked what I have learned
sincebeirig here. I guess the one. lesso.that
sticksrouVmQst in my mind is that I liaycttlic
entirejresUof my life to live m a humdrum
routinencrc Ls "no day but today$OjWhy
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Memory walk raises awareness of Alzheimer's
fry Kristi Caraill
On September 26 citizens across the nation pulled
their tennis shoes out of the closet to gear up for the
annual Memory Walk. As a way to raise awareness
about Alzheimer's disease and generate funds for the
cure the public was able to walk a mile and thus make
a difference. This year the Memory Walk was held at
Nelson Park and was scheduled so that walkers could
complete their laps either in the morning or afternoon.
To commence the event Repr. Bob Hunter
opened with prayer and welcomed the volunteers.
He shared "One of the most heartening things I
see each year is the volunteer spirit of those who help
us with the Memory Walk. It is a blessing that we are
able to come together to help our friends and families."
For sophomore Lindscy Clark the Memory Walk
had even more meaning.
She said "It meant the most to me to walk in the
Memory Walk because I lost my grandfather to
Alzheimer's disease. It was a special opportunity to
walk in memory of someone I loved dearly."
In addition to Memory Walk The American Heart
Walk came to Abilene on October 3. A five-mile route
will begin at the church and wind through Fairway
Oaks. Participants are asked to solicit pledges and will
receive prizes based on the amount of money they raise.
Chairman Shea Woodward voiced "So many peo-
ple arc affected by heart disease cither personally or
within their immediate families. Events like the Heart
Walk give us all a chance to get involved and to do
something about the number ne killer in Texas- heart
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