January 2020

Monthly Video – Check it Out!

F&M's Dr. Annalisa Crannell teaches classes ranging from Calculus to Projective Geometry to Analysis, and she also enjoys including students in independent studies and research.

Welcome Spring Transfer Families!

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest students and their families. Our incoming students, arriving on campus just before returning students, will enrich our community. New parents may find it helpful to consult the Parents and Families section of F&M’s website, as well as the Academic Calendar. Welcome to the F&Mily!

Information for Students Planning to Apply to PSSI

F&M’s Public Service Summer Institute (PSSI) is a great opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to gain valuable experience working at a local nonprofit or government entity.

Accepted students spend eight weeks under the guidance of carefully selected mentor-supervisors. Students work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (32 hours per week) at a local nonprofit or government entity in an internship role that will either help their assigned organization expand capacity or evaluate current efforts. Every Wednesday, PSSI students come together as a cohort to embark on a hands-on exploration of a broader local community issue/opportunity while meeting a variety of local stakeholders and experts along the way. At the end of their experience, they spend their final Wednesday meeting sharing their insights and possible solutions with an invested group of community stakeholders.

If you think your student may be interested in this opportunity, encourage him or her to apply if he or she meets the following criteria:

  • Will be a rising junior or senior this summer
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to immerse himself or herself in the everyday work of a local nonprofit or government entity to address social issues
  • Is available from June 3 through July 31

The student application period begins Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m.

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2020 Job and Internship Fair is Jan. 31

F&M's Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) invites all class years and majors to the 2020 Job and Internship Fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC).

Please remind your student to come to the Fair dressed in professional clothing and to bring multiple copies of his or her resumé. If needed, students may borrow clothing from OSPGD's Career Closet. Resources regarding how to prepare for a job and internship fair, as well as numerous sample resumés, can be found in Handshake under "Resources," located on the "Career Center" tab.

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Plan a Visit to Lancaster This Spring

F&M's Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) invites all class years and majors to the 2020 Job and Internship Fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC).

Sure, it's been great having your student home, but remember -- spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 21. College houses and theme houses will open Sunday, Jan. 19.

Have you given some thought to visiting your student this spring? Lancaster is a city on the move, and there's so much to see and do (in addition to visiting your student and strolling the campus). Depending upon when you visit, there are sure to be interesting events going on throughout the area. Many of the smaller towns, in addition to Lancaster City, celebrate on particular Fridays, with stores open longer hours, featured musicians, and/or specials in restaurants. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Plan Your Visit

Parent Webinars from the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development

Why Your F&M Student's Career Path Will Be Different Than Yours -- Partnering on Their Preparation and Success

Friday, Jan. 24, Noon - 1 p.m. EST

Join Beth Throne, J.D. '95, associate vice president for student and post-graduate development, for a discussion about how and why Generation Z's career path will be distinctive from previous generations, and how F&M and you can partner now in supporting their preparation for success beyond F&M. While there is no charge for this webinar event, registration is required. A recording of this webinar will be made available to all registrants.

Also, a recording of last month's parent webinar, "Career Preparation and Opportunities on an F-1 Visa: How OSPGD and International Student Services Help Your F&M Student," is available via these links: Google and Webex.

Thank You for a Great 2019!

Thanks so much to those of you who helped us finish 2019 on a high note by making a year-end gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund. Giving to the fund ensures excellent opportunities every day for all our students and helps us toward reaching our “Now to Next” campaign goals.

Your annual support for the College, combined with that of thousands of other parents, friends and alumni, makes a huge difference in the lives of our students. It's never too late to make a difference at F&M. Please consider making your gift today. Thank you!

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