ASC Decoded: Ringing the Bell
The ASC Decoded series seeks to explain the unique parts of Agnes Scott’s identity that students may have never heard of. Today, we tackle the tradition of seniors “ringing the bell.”
ASC Decoded: Sophomore Ring Ceremony
The ASC Decoded series seeks to explain the unique parts of Agnes Scott’s identity that students may have never heard of. Today, we tackle the Agnes Scott and Agnes Scott ring, a tradition dating back to the early 20th century.
Academic Major Spotlight on: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
There’s something special about studying Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (frequently shortened to WGSS) at an inclusive women’s college. You’re already surrounded by students who understand that the world is gendered in a very unique way, and because of that, nearly all classes in the humanities, fine arts and social science departments offered WGSS courses. The major is literally part of what makes up Agnes Scott’s culture and curriculum.
Woah! They’re (a little bit over) halfway there!
Our Class of 2026 is officially halfway through their first year at Agnes Scott. Around this time last year, many of them were in the same position as our Class of 2027 prospective Scotties - deciding what school to ultimately enroll in and call “home” for the next four years.
Grit: Perspective of a Student Athlete
At Agnes Scott, we offer six NCAA Division III sports competing in the Collegiate Conference of the South (CCS). The athletic department focuses on “development of a balance between intellectual engagement and an active lifestyle” with a focus on the “student” in student-athlete. In this guest post, four-year recruited athlete and senior Nemain Morgan-Curtis ‘23 discusses her experience as a student athlete and member of the ASC soccer team.
2022 Year-End Wrap Up
2022 is almost in the books! As we prepare for 2023, it’s worth it to look back at the events of the past year. We began to move into a new world with COVID-19 vaccines and ongoing issues surrounding global health; national and world events have been dramatically altered; and the campus itself continues to innovate and become a different place than it was at this time last year. Let’s take a look at a few of the major events of 2022:
Agnes Scott Traditions
Every college and university has its own traditions, big and small, and as both an inclusive women’s college and a small, liberal arts institution Agnes Scott has more than most. Some of them are still occurring, some have moved into the books of the past. Either way, they’re a fascinating piece of life on campus, and we would love to introduce you to a year in traditions:
Why a Women’s College: The Real Reason I Chose a Women’s College
Why a Women’s College was the Right Choice for Me This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today, Director of Enrollment Marketing Kati Burns Mallows explains why she chose a Women’s College. The standing banner was the focal point of the table, towering above the crowd of high school students who kept passing it by without hardly a second glance, but it was the only thing I had eyes for. The banner featured the image of a young woman on horseback, in full Huntseat attire, her horse rearing up and…
Why a Women’s College: From the Office of Admission
A Look at the Numbers and Perspectives from the Office of Admission This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post was originally featured in the book College Admission Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You by Ethan Sawyer, but written by Aimee Kahn-Foss ’08, Director of Admission and Rachel West, Associate Director of Admission at Agnes Scott. “As someone who made the decision to attend a women’s college, I didn’t choose my college because it was a women’s college. I chose…
Why a Women’s College: From the College Counselor (and alumna) perspective
Learn about Women’s Colleges from the perspective of someone who advises students This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post comes from Nancy Beane, a long-time college counselor and alumna of the Agnes Scott Class of 1968. Choosing to go to a women’s college was one of the smartest decisions I ever made, and I fully credit my experience there with setting me on the path to becoming the person I am today. When I entered college, I was a shy, linear-thinking young woman who lacked confidence intellectually and…