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Fanjeaux Seminar Scholarships Available

Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2009

Scholarship funds are now available for two full-time faculty and staff ($1,500 each) and two $1,500 student scholarships for the 2010 Fanjeaux Seminar. The seminar will be from May 25 through June 11, 2010.

This seminar is designed for students, faculty, and staff from the 22 Dominican colleges and universities in the United States. Participants will spend 10 days in Fanjeaux in the South of France and four days in Paris. St. Dominic was the parish priest in Fanjeaux at the time the Dominican Order was founded in 1216.

While in Fanjeaux weekday mornings are spent in seminars and afternoons and weekends are spent on tours to places of historical and cultural significance.  Dominican sisters from other institutions are the hosts for the seminars and also serve as tour guides.  Students, faculty, and staff will share meals and take tours together.  All instruction is in English.  No-one needs to be concerned about not being able to speak French since the seminar leaders are fluent in French.

 

A link to the program and application forms is:  www.caldwell.edu/fanjeaux.

 

The student cost for the seminar will be $2550. This rate includes room and board (the food is fabulous), local bus tours, undergraduate tuition for a three credit hour course in medieval history offered by Caldwell College in New Jersey, some museums admissions, but does not include airfare.  Participants should budget an additional $300-$500 for personal expenses.  Some meals in Paris are not included in this fee.

 

The faculty/staff cost for the seminar will be $2,250. This rate includes room and board (the food is fabulous), local bus tours, but does not include airfare. Participants should budget an additional $300-$500 for personal expenses. Some meals in Paris are not included in this fee. 

 

People from Siena who have participated in the Fanjeaux Seminar are Simone Yehuda (1996), Bob Gordon (1997 and 1999), Sister Pat McDonald (1997), Peggy Treece Myles (1998), Susan Conley Weeks, Mary Weeber and Heidi Walberg (1999), Trudy McSorley (2000), Jun Tsuji, Mark Schersten and Christine Reising (2001), Deb Carter and Peter Barr (2002), Renato Gonzalez (deceased) (2003), Sam Abraham (2004), Lana Taylor (2005) Yvonne Frederick (2006), Norma Baldwin and Jill Gardner Bakewell (2006), and Claudia Blanchard (2008). Please ask any of these people who are still around to tell you about their experience in Fanjeaux. 

 

Inquiries about the 2009 Fanjeaux Seminar should be directed to Bob Gordon, director of the Library and Professor of Education on the Adrian campus. Bob’s phone number is 264-7152 and his email is rgordon@sienaheights.edu. 

 

Faculty and staff:  Application for the scholarship is a free-form essay in which you describe why you are interested in participating in the seminar and how you think you will be able to apply what you learned from the experience to your work at Siena. Scholarship applications should be sent by email to Bob Gordon by Dec 15, 2009. Bob and other Fanjeaux participants from Siena will review the applications and select the scholarship recipients.

 

Students:  Students need to submit a free-form essay in which you describe why you are interested in participating in the seminar and how you think you this experience will enrich your Siena education. Scholarship applications should be sent by email to Bob Gordon by Dec 15, 2009. Bob and other Fanjeaux participants from Siena will review the applications and select the scholarship recipients. Eligibility for student scholarship funds will be determined by Pat Palmer, vice president of Enrollment Management, who will factor in your entire financial aid situation.

 

 

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