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LIU Launches New Summer Honors Institute for Top High School Students


Lindsey Amparo,Writer
Long Island University,

This summer, LIU will launch a new series of intensive programs for highly motivated high school students: The Summer Honors Institute @ LIU. The Institute will bring exceptional rising seniors from across Long Island and around the country to the University's residential campuses in Brooklyn and Brookville (LIU Post), giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in one of four fields of study—business leadership, musical theatre, next generation entrepreneurship or health professions—and get a taste of college life.

Admission is selective. Fifty talented students will be chosen for each of the Institute's programs from a national pool of candidates nominated by high school principals and guidance counselors. Accepted students will receive free tuition and housing.

"The Summer Honors Institute @ LIU will attract the very best high school students," said Dr. Jeffrey Kane, LIU's vice president for academic affairs. "Students who are accepted will be part of an elite group of scholars who will engage in active learning with some of our finest faculty in one of the most dynamic regions in the world."

The Institute's weeklong programs will draw upon the vast professional and cultural resources available at the residential campuses' prime New York locations. LIU Brooklyn is located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in New York City, and LIU Post is a picturesque 307-acre campus in one of the most beautiful suburbs in the country, just 25 miles from Manhattan.

The intensives will enable students to work closely with distinguished faculty mentors and gain invaluable experience through hands-on projects and field trips. From Fox Entertainment's New York City office to backstage at a Broadway show to the Brooklyn Nets' headquarters at Barclays Center, the Summer Honors Institute @ LIU will take students behind the scenes at top organizations in their respective areas of study.

"Participating in the Summer Honors Institute has the potential to be a life-changing experience," says Dr. Maura Belliveau, associate professor of management at LIU Post, who was named one of the outstanding business school faculty members in the U.S. by Business Week and will teach "The Art, Science—and Sport—of the Deal" as part of the Institute's Business Leadership Summit program. "They will be immersed in fields that interest them, with college-level instruction and real-world experiences. They'll live like university students and see what life will be like when they go to college. And in both the academic programming and after-hours activities, they will form friendships and networks with their peers and make memories that will last a lifetime."

Business Leadership SummitThe Business Leadership Summit @ LIU Post (July 7-July 12) will cover entrepreneurship, management, negotiation, finance, globalization, e-marketing and team-building, and will include visit to Fox Entertainment's New York City offices. "Whether students see themselves pursuing a career on Wall Street or starting their own businesses, our program will give them a real-world perspective on what it takes to compete in the marketplace," says Andrew Rosman, dean of the College of Management at LIU Post.

Musical Theatre ConservatoryIn the Musical Theater Conservatory @ LIU Post (July 7-July 12), students will work closely with veterans of the Broadway stage and the New York dance and music world. They will study dance, singing and acting with Broadway pro David Hugo ("Les Miserables," "Jekyll and Hyde"), master audition techniques, see a Broadway show and meet the cast afterward, and present a performance showcase at the end of the session. "Our faculty are all working professionals with Broadway, national and international experience," says Noel Zahler, dean of LIU Post's School of Visual and Performing Arts. "Our 'field trip' is indicative of the bridge we provide between university and workplace as evidenced by LIU Post alumni performing in major productions on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall."

LIU Brooklyn's Summer Honors Technology InstituteNext Generation Entrepreneurship @ LIU Brooklyn (July 14-July 19) will focus on how to spot business opportunities and capitalize on them – by developing and marketing applications for mobile devices. The program includes visits to start-ups in Brooklyn's Technology Triangle. "Students interested in entrepreneurship and technology development will learn cutting-edge techniques from our renowned faculty and dynamic entrepreneurial community," says Ken Colwell, dean of LIU Brooklyn's School of Business, Public Administration and Information Science. "Best of all, they will do so in Brooklyn – one of the coolest places on earth."

LIU Health Professions AcademyThe Health Professions Academy @ LIU Brooklyn (July 21-July 26) will introduce students to different careers in one of the fastest-growing sector of the economy, with hands-on explorations in primary care, physical therapy, athletic training, respiratory care, sonography, occupational therapy, sport management and more. Students will visit community health sites and will take a field trip to the Brooklyn Nets' offices at Barclays Center. "From learning to monitor blood flow to discussing the impact of HIV on the community to having the chance to witness a cadaver dissection, students will get to experience what it's like to be a health professional," says Barry Eckert, dean of LIU Brooklyn's School of Health Professions.

The deadline for nominations to the Summer Honors Institute @ LIU is June 14. Participants must be in excellent academic standing in their junior year of high school (i.e., rising seniors) and must receive a nomination from a principal or guidance counselor. Students also are required to complete an online application. The application and the nomination form can be found at For more information, email or call (718) 780-6500.

Updated 7/29/2013

Posted 05/24/2013

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