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New Summer Programs Introduce Students to College, Professional Interests

April 16, 2018

Susquehanna University is offering a variety of residential summer educational programs for high school students that will challenge, inspire and help prepare them for college-level work. Students experience college life by living on campus for a week.

Age requirements and costs vary. For more information and to apply, visit www.susqu.edu/summer-programs.

Actor's Institute, June 24-30, where students will learn Stanislavski-based acting fundamentals, participate in improvisation and monologue workshops, and develop skills in scene performance and stage management. Students will participate in a final public performance of rehearsed work.

Choral Institute, July 1-7, which focuses on improving musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills. Students will perform in the closing concert in Stretansky Concert Hall.

Exploring Legal Careers, June 24-30, a program focusing on public law, public policy and competitive public speaking activities. Students will meet lawyers and judges, acquire hands-on experience preparing for a Mock Trial simulation and, on the final day, stage the Mock Trial with other workshop students.

i-Engineer, July 8-14. Activities include team building, stargazing and building a space rover, digital electronics with Minecraft, building and battling bots and soap bubble research. A special feature of the week will include a visit to Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, thanks to Susquehanna's 3:2 program with Columbia.

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship, June 24-30 and Aug. 5-11, a team-based approach to the ins and outs of starting and running a company. Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business hosts the program.

Publishing & Editing Institute, June 24-June 30, where students will learn what it takes to produce and market a book in this hands-on, team-centered program that features workshops, strategy sessions and guest lectures by professionals in the industry.

Stream Ecology Institute, July 8-14, that will have students searching under rocks for crawdads and salamanders and testing stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen.

Wall Street Susquehanna, June 24-June 30, for students who want an introduction to the world of business and finance. Participants will learn to do market research on the 12 Bloomberg terminals in our investment laboratory, rarely available to high school students (or even most college undergraduates).

Wind Ensemble Institute, June 24-30, features individual and group instruction in chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance. For students talented in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments who want to improve their skills.

Writers Workshop, July 22-28, an intensive, small-group series of workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, headed by nationally recognized authors.

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