GERMAN STUDENTS ARE COMING TO S.L. FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
The American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation is bringing German students with good English skills to Salt Lake City in August. Students from 15 to 18 years of age will attend local high schools for a semester or academic year as part of the Academic Year in America program.The visiting students have their own medical insurance and spending money. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization. For further information or to express interest in hosting a student, call 1-800-322-4678, ext. 6078.
WSU PROFESSOR WAS FEATURED IN CONFERENCE ON WRITING
Weber State University English professor Neila Seshachari was one of five scholars to read original work during part of a national conference of the Associated Writing Programs in Albany, N.Y.
Her writings were featured during a special session of the conference that honored Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy.
"Kennedy has nearly reached the status of folk hero in his hometown of Albany. His work has put New York's capital city on the literary map. It was an honor to pay tribute to him," she said.
Seshachari also edited "Conversations with William Kennedy," which features 24 selected interviews with the writer from 1969 to '96. The final entry is an interview she conducted herself in 1996 at Kennedy's home.
9 UTAH STUDENTS WIN STIPENDS IN DISCOVER CARD COMPETITION
Nine Utah students have been named winners of the Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships.
Gold winners, receiving $2,500 scholarships, are George Abbott and Stephanie Chen, both Bountiful High School, and Tracy Stultz, West High School.
Silver winners, receiving $1,750 scholarships, are Jonathan Bowman, Payson High School; Michelle Deng, Skyline High School; and Brittani Bradshaw, Davis High School.
Bronze winners, receiving $1,250 scholarships, are Stacey Ropelato, Weber High School; Leila King, Logan High School; and Brittany Anderson, Gunnison Vocational High School.
Gold winners in each state compete for nine national scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. Students are selected for having achieved excellence in many areas of their lives, not just academic achievement.
REGISTRATION NOW UNDER WAY FOR COMPUTER CAMPS AT WSU
OGDEN -- Registration is under way for American Computer Experience's on-campus summer computer camps at Weber State University.
Camps are for children ages 7 to 16. Day and overnight campers can register for weekly sessions starting June 13 through Aug. 6. Each session runs six days.
Call 1-800-386-4223 for information about registration or scholarship availability or visit the organization's Web site at www.computercamp.com.