OIS releases study abroad decisions

first_imgAntsy students are dreaming of Big Ben, the Colosseum and the Parthenon this week in the wake of Friday’s release of study abroad decisions from the Office of International Studies (OIS) for the 2012-2013 academic year. Kathleen Opel, director of OIS, said her department is “as excited as ever” for next year’s class of international scholars. “We’ve given our decision, and now [students] need to either confirm that they’re going to accept or decline the offer,” Opel said. “If that’s the case, then we’re able to offer that spot to somebody else. “ Opel said OIS received a total of 1,535 applications from 1,005 students. Out of the 1,005 students who applied, 754 were accepted into a study abroad program for next year, she said. Out of these 754 accepted students, Opel said 721 were admitted to their first choice program. Additionally, 245 students were waitlisted for study abroad programs. Opel said she has seen an increase in the popularity of English language programs such as London, Dublin and Perth, making them more competitive for students to get into. “Specifically the programs that we have in English tend to be those that can suit the needs of business, science, engineering and Arts and Letters students,” Opel said. “There is a growing number of business students, and because of that growth in the College of Business, where they do not have a language requirement, more of those students are gravitating toward programs where language is not a requirement.” Opel also said spring programs are more popular overall than those in the fall “by a very small margin.” The number of applicants remained relatively stagnant from last year’s numbers. Last year, 1,011 students applied for study abroad programs during the academic year and 780 students were initially accepted. Waitlisted students should not lose hope, Opel said, because some students do choose not to attend the program in which they have been accepted. Opel’s advice to waitlisted students is “be patient and be optimistic.” “We will stay in touch with [waitlisted] students and let them know at what point we’ve pretty much filled capacity and don’t see any more changes coming,” Opel said. Opel added accepted students should begin to think about what is required of them before they travel abroad. OIS will offer pre-departure programs in the coming months for students studying abroad during the fall 2012 semester, but she said they should work on obtaining a passport and familiarizing themselves with safety and security measures as soon as possible. “By the time [students studying abroad] leave campus, they should have a pretty good grounding of what to expect when they get there,” she said. Sophomore Matt Hayes said he is already gearing up to spend the spring 2013 semester in Bologna, Italy. A Program of Liberal Studies and Italian major, Hayes said he hopes to become fluent in Italian during his time abroad. “I chose Bologna for the opportunity to become fluent and study at an actual Italian university,” he said. Hayes also plans to spend Easter at the Vatican. However, he said he is most looking forward to the food. “Bologna is called ‘La Grassa,’ meaning ‘the Fat One.’ It is the food capital of Italy,” Hayes said. “I’m excited to eat my way through Italy.” Sophomore Margeaux Prinster will spend the spring 2013 semester in Rome. As an anthropology major with a peace studies minor, Prinster said she is fascinated by the archeological value of Rome. “I’m really interested in archeology, and Rome is an awesome place to be for that because you’re basically living in ancient Rome with a modern twist,” she said. Prinster added she also wants to travel beyond Rome. “I’m most excited about travelling and seeing everything,” Prinster said. “I really, really want to go skiing in the Alps.”last_img read more

26th COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Chautauqua County On Tuesday

first_img15 50-592 131 14718- Cassadaga0 Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) Total Cases 14782- Sinclairville0 14081- Irving1 1.4% 41 13.54% 275.4 2 777 523.4 30-39385 73 5.00% Total 0.0 28 164.0 191.5 11 167.5 14787- Westfield1 1.1% 14136- Silver Creek5 355.7 329.6 2 28 14720- Celoron0 473 0.0 3007 1 Percent 0 1.33% 14781- Sherman1 1.0% 20.97% No409 11.87% 44 286.2 14 Percent of Total Cases 197.6 15.7% 90.9 9 0.2% 189.9 66 2.2% 90+2 346.1 382 14784- Stockton0 267.7 2.4% Yes1541 192.3 5 34 80-8910 0.00% 14724- Clymer0 3 Age Group 0 40-49395 New Cases 7 14138- South Dayton0 0-19407 40-492 14 60-693 14728- Dewittville0 29 19.72% 14750- Lakewood1 65 46 63.9 1 14733- Falconer0 7 0.5% 7 0-390 25.8% 90+40 14738- Frewsburg6 12.80% 119 1111.1 70-797 271.7 0 29 3.23% 849.0 239.8 1.5% 10.31% 648.7 14062- Forestville1 0.5% 0.0% 3 3.5% 3 0.9% 0.7% 12 3.6% 98.7 11 14723- Cherry Creek2 23 Symptoms Known1950 133 2 27 2 14726- Conewango Valley1 14747- Kennedy0 0.48% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 0.4% 8 14769- Portland0 9 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 14.6% 294.6 91 1.5% 0.8% 4 20-29593 14716- Brocton1 4.4% 60-69357 Fatality Rate by Age Group 82.1 2.7% 82 109 2 21 70-79203 0.8% 96.8 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.86%US Fatality Rate: 1.9%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/9/2020 14701- Jamestown20 70 1.9% 14775- Ripley0 50-59421 14063- Fredonia5 14048- Dunkirk10 299.5 100.0% 23 Age Number 17 13.14% Percent 0.7% Total Deaths 14757- Mayville1 338.8 14712- Bemus Point2 16 254.9 11.87% 440 Active Cases Fatality Rate 6.75% 80-8997 22 106 0.51% COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview Zip Code Number 93.2 1 79.03% 14722- Chautauqua0 14767- Panama0 2.3% 0.5% 150.9 14736- Findley Lake1 0.86% 0.84% 14740- Gerry2 11 3 22 14710- Ashville4 34 3.0% 0.2% MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – The 26th death related to COVID-19 complications was reported in Chautauqua County on Tuesday afternoon.The County Health Department, in updating the COVID-19 Dashboard, says the death involved an 80-year-old.Furthermore, the county tailed 65 new cases of the virus with 20 new cases reported in the greater Jamestown area.There are 382 active cases now with 119 in the city. Currently there are 26 people hospitalized with COVID-19.The county’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is 6.7 percent.Since the pandemic started there have been 3,007 cases of the virus with 2,599 people recovering.A full breakdown of Tuesday’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence All Ages26 0.7% 862.3 57 4.4% 9 3.45% Symptomslast_img read more

GFA mourns former Black Stars captain Quarshie

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association was today saddened to hear of the passing of former Black Stars captain Emmanuel Quarshie at the age of 59.A fine attacker, Quarshie represented Ghana at the highest level and captained the Black Stars to win their fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in 1982.He passed away at his home, Monday morning in Takoradi in the Western Region of the country.Quarshie, who also captained Hasaacas during his playing career was decorated the Ghanaian top-flight’s top scorer in 1980 before stints in Saudi Arabia and with Egypt’s Zamalek.After retiring, he then made the transition to coach and handled Hasaacas, Berekum Arsenals, B.A United, Bofoakwa, Ebusua Dwarfs, All Blacks and Wa All Stars.Quarshie was one of the games great servants and everyone at the GFA would like to offer their thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.last_img read more