Automatic reply: [esopps] [NEES] Adirondack Semester Fall 2012

Thanks for your message. I am out of town doing field work. I do not have reliable Internet access and will respond to e-mail messages approximately once per week until I return to campus on 14 August 2012.

Take care! – John

John A. Commito
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Phone: 717-337-6030
Fax: 717-337-8550


[NEES] Adirondack Semester Fall 2012

Hi all,

Anyone wishing they were in the Adirondacks instead of at Gettysburg this fall? If so, see below.

From: North East Environmental Studies Group [] on behalf of Michael Dinan [mdinan@CLARKSON.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:36 AM
Subject: [NEES] Adirondack Semester Fall 2012

Greetings All,

We need a few more students to round out our class list for the fall of 2012. If you know of a student or colleague that may be interested this experience please pass this posting on.
Clarkson University is accepting applications from upper-level undergrads to attend the Adirondack Semester in the Fall of 2012. Students majoring in Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Political Science and the Social Sciences are encouraged to apply.
The full semester, 15-credit curriculum is themed around global sustainability, and examines the scientific, political and social challenges present in harmonizing economic, social and environmental goals. Courses will be taught by Clarkson University faculty and are designed to be interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, experiential and thought provoking.
Students will reside in Saranac Lake. The location provides an ideal setting to become intimately acquainted with small-town living and offers fantastic recreational, educational and cultural opportunities. Please share this information with students and colleagues across disciplines.
On-line application
Kind regards,

Michael Dinan
Program Coordinator, Adirondack Semester
Clarkson University’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Office ph. 315 269-2108
Cell ph. 315 261-2379

Spring 2013 Undergraduate Scholarships- Duke University MarineLaboratory

Hi, guys –

            See below! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Katie Wood []
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:42 AM
To: Katie Wood
Subject: Spring 2013 Undergraduate Scholarships- Duke University Marine Laboratory

Greetings MSEC Colleagues,

Will you please help us distribute the following announcement?


The Duke University Marine Laboratory is pleased to offer scholarships for two non-Duke undergraduate students covering tuition & fees, room & board, books, travel to Beaufort, and full support for participation in a Beaufort Signature Travel Course to Costa Rica, Gulf of California, Puerto Rico or Singapore during a semester of study, Spring 2013 in Beaufort, North Carolina.   Scholars will enroll in Duke courses taught in Beaufort, where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues. These scholarships will be available again in fall 2013 and spring 2014.

To be eligible, an applicant must

  • be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in college in Fall 2012 (non-Duke)
  • be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa

Other factors considered in the evaluation process include whether an applicant

  • identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in marine science
  • has demonstrated interest in marine science and its impact on society
  • anticipates pursuing a Ph.D. in the marine sciences
  • submits a compelling personal statement and strong letters of recommendation

Applications are due 14 September 2012.  Recipients will be notified by 15 October 2012.

Check the website for complete application information:

Spring 2013 Course Listings:

For more information, please contact Katie Wood:; (252) 504-7586.


Katie Wood

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Duke University Marine Laboratory

135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.

Beaufort, NC 28516