英语时文泛读 Current News Articles for Extensive Reading. BOOK I. Campus Life in the USA. I. Overview. In this unit, you will read 3 passages about campus life in the USA. Read them and get a glimpse of American youths’ college life. Structure.
It’s about all the four years in college，about classes & extracurricular activitiesText A
College Survival Tips for the Nontraditional College Students’ Successful Entry to College Life and a College EducationText B
Commencement Address at Wellesley CollegeText C
There’s More to College Life Than Classes: Get Involved!
Robin L. House is the winner of the National Federation of the Blind scholarship program in 2000. Robin is enrolled at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and is classified as a senior. Robin is currently earning a bachelor’s in elementary education. She intends to go on and earn a master’s degree and become an elementary school counselor.Background Information
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation’s blind. .Background Information
“Fraternity” prospects) and “Sorority” (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning “brother” and “sister” respectively) are social organizations for undergraduate students at North American colleges and universities. There are also analogous, but less common, organizations for secondary students. Typically, fraternities are initiatory organizations, membership is considered active during the undergraduate years only, and the fraternity may be organized to provide academic mutual assistance, residential and dining facilities, and a comprehensive social calendar.Cultural Notes
KWMU prospects) (90.7 FM) is a radio station in St. Louis, Missouri that is affiliated with National Public Radio.Founded in 1972, it has approximately 186,000 listeners in the St. Louis area. The station has 32 full-time employees, and 12 part-time, with hundreds of volunteers helping for special events. The station receives funding from private donations, corporate sponsors, local, regional and national grants, and the University of Missouri St. Louis.Cultural Notes
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences prospects) or NATAS was created in 1955 to advance the arts and sciences of television. Headquartered in New York, NATAS’s membership is national and the organization has local chapters around the country. NATAS distributes Emmy Awards in various categories including Daytime, Sports, News and Documentary and Public Service. NATAS also supervised the primetime Emmy Awards until a split between the East and West memberships in the 1970s led to a separate agency, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. ATAS supervises the primetime and Los Angeles area Emmys, while NATAS is in charge of the other Emmy honors. In 2007, the organization spawned a peer organization dedicated to new media, called the National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences (NAMAS).Cultural Notes
The University of Missouri–St. Louis prospects) (UMSL, pronounced “uhm-suhl”) is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System. As of 2005, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area. UMSL’s campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College.Cultural Notes
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