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Departmental Scholarship Day

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At this event, each of our 20 Academic Departments will offer an experience that will allow you to learn more about your potential course of study as a Cedar Crest student. Participate in up to two experiences and be qualified to receive a four-year $1,500 scholarship to pursue a degree in that field. One scholarship will be awarded for each of the following departments:

Art

The session will involve individual portfolio reviews for students applying for the scholarship. While the review are being conducted members of the Art Club will host a zine making workshop for students while they wait for the review. The zine workshop will result in collage images that will be put into a printed zine that is sent to all participants.

Biological Sciences

Students interested in majors in the Biological Sciences (Biology, Environmental Conservation, Genetic Engineering, Neuroscience) will participate in a hands-on laboratory activity guided by faculty in the Department. We will discuss the different majors in this department and the research opportunities in which our undergraduates are engaged. **As we will be working in the lab, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and leave food and drinks outside the lab room.

Business

Want to be a Business Leader? Come join the business department and explore your social influence. You'll experience a fun activity on your influence with social media. We will discuss the different majors in this department and the many opportunities with clubs and focus areas which students can explore.

Chemical & Physical Sciences

You’ll experience an exciting demo and overview of the department then take the Cedar Crest College Chemistry Challenge - a series of clicker questions related to chemistry – followed by an interview with chemistry faculty.

Communications

Experience what Communication at Cedar Crest College has to offer! Go to various locations on campus related to Media Studies and New Media to explore all of the exciting things you can do with Communication, while also communicating with the world at large by taking and posting creative (and creatively tagged) selfies to social media! If you would like to compete for the Communication Scholarship, be sure to bring a portfolio of your work relating to communication and media, which can include examples of or links to video productions, photography, news stores, animation, digital arts, media analysis writings, and more.

Criminal Justice

Students will be given a brief article to read and then asked to prepare and essay that incorperates the article and some basic internet work.

Dance

A fun and energetic multi-genre session geared toward dancers of all levels and abilities. Arrive prepared to explore Jazz, Modern and Ballet technique as well as guided movement improvisation and exploration of body dynamics. Dancers will have the opportunity to be viewed for potential scholarship offerings during this workshop so be prepared to put your best foot forward and enjoy an action packed hour and a half of movement and dance.

Education

Students will be interviewed; while not participating in interview these students will work with the Education Club students and faculty member on projects.

English

Students competing for the English scholarship should bring a portfolio with them to the event, ideally consisting of two original essays analyzing a work of literature that have been written for an English class. (If the student has not written a paper for an English class, she may include other examples of her writing, including an essay written for the Common App.) Students will participate in a brief workshop with faculty and should be prepared to talk about her favorite work of literature.

Forensic Science

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: View various bloodstain patterns and answer questions about how they were made.

Health Sciences

Healthy Campus Initiative: Create a proposal for a program that will promote health and wellness on-campus. You’ll receive guidance from a faculty member for what to include in your proposal and then present it to the group.

History

Students competing for either the History or the Political Science scholarship will be expected to analyze and discuss a primary document and apply it to current events. Depending upon the number of applicants, they may expect a short interview with faculty.

Mathematics

Students participating in this session will learn about the math program and math research opportunities at Cedar Crest. Students will be asked to solve several fun and challenging logic problems.

Nursing

Nursing students will have the opportunity to learn about the Undergraduate Nursing program offerings, practicum experinece, Study Abroad, and Graduate Nursing programs from members of the Nursing Faculty and current students. Then, students will participate in several experiences with Nursing faculty including a patient safety hazzard exercise, elimination cornhole, and group interviews.

Nutrition

The Members of the Nutrition department will present you with a variety of food items and you get to "be the judge". Showcase your skills by serving as a taste test panelist and assess the aesthetic and nutritional qualities of some popular foods.

Political Science

Students competing for either the History or the Political Science scholarship will be expected to analyze and discuss a primary document and apply it to current events. Depending upon the number of applicants, they may expect a short interview with faculty.

Psychology

Exploring Mind-Body Interactions: An Experience in the Study of Psychophysiology: Using sophisticated psychophysiological instruments, students will be able to immediately observe how thoughts and feelings have a direct effect on physiological processes such as heartrate, blood pressure, etc. After a series of brief experiments, students will be invited to write a summary of their experience.

Social Work

Meet with department faculty and respond to essay questions that demonstrate your aptitude, values, strengths, resources and desire to be a professional social worker.

Theatre

Getting into Character: a warm-up/intro to acting class using games and imagination that keeps you on your feet, active, and having fun. Performers will have the opportunity to be viewed for potential scholarship offerings during this workshop so be prepared to put your best foot forward and enjoy an action packed hour and a half.

Writing

Students competing for the Writing scholarship should bring a portfolio with them to the event, consisting of three original written works in any genre and a brief commentary that 1) addresses the reason(s) for the selections and 2) discusses the student's interest in pursuing a writing major. Students will participate in a fun, informal writing exercise.

For more information, email admissions@cedarcrest.edu or call 1-800-360-1222.

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