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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Club 100 – Where Activism Counts
    Descriptive info: Home.. ».. Follow @yaf.. Club 100 – Where Activism Counts.. What Is Club 100?.. Club 100, “Where Activism Counts!” is a program of Young America's Foundation and is the Conservative Movement's first and only campus activist rewards program.. Current members, view your current point total.. here.. The Benefits.. As you host Foundation speakers, organize Foundation activities on campus, and attend Foundation programs, you will receive points.. As you accumulate points, you will receive rewards for being active including:.. books from notable conservative authors.. conservative videos.. exclusive Foundation merchandise.. Those who earn  ...   a Weekend in Reagan's Boots!.. Members who tally 100 points each academic year will be invited to attend the.. Club 100 Reagan Ranch Retreat.. held each spring!.. This.. all-expenses paid.. event brings together the nation's leading conservative students with the Movement's top activists and tacticians for a unique weekend of training, discussions, and the opportunity to explore the experiences Reagan enjoyed when he spent time on his ranch.. Unique Events.. Every member will have an opportunity to participate in.. member-only programs.. throughout the school year including receptions with prominent conservative leaders..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Recommended Reading
    Descriptive info: Conservative Recommended Reading.. Students read conservative books.. This list of books is only a sampling of the best books available to help you balance your education with conservative ideas.. The titles listed represent a wide range of topics and difficulty levels, but all are worth reading.. Many of the books purchased through the Foundation's website help support our cause.. In association with the Conservative Book Service and Amazon.. com, please use the links below to find some of the Conservative Movement's most influential books.. * Author is Foundation Alumni.. ** Author is available through Young America's Foundation's Campus Lecture Program.. High School Recommended Reading.. The Bible.. The Declaration of Independence.. Constitution of the United States.. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.. by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.. Great American Conservative Women: A Collection of Speeches.. compiled by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.. The Conscience of a Conservative.. by Barry Goldwater.. The Road to Serfdom.. by F.. A.. Hayek.. The Myth of the Robber Barons.. by Burton W.. Folsom, Jr.. The Federalist Papers.. by Hamilton, Madison, Jay.. The Law.. by Frederic Bastiat.. Letters to a Young Conservative.. by Dinesh D'Souza.. Ronald Reagan.. by Libby Highes.. Fahrenheit 451.. by Ray Bradbury.. Animal Farm.. by George Orwell.. 1984.. The Moon is Down.. by John Steinbeck.. General Recommended Reading.. Biographies.. A Personal Odyssey.. by Thomas Sowell.. Creating Equal: My Fight Against Racial Preferences.. by Ward Connerly.. Miles Gone By.. by William F.. Buckley.. Two Lucky People.. by Milton and Rose Friedman.. Nofziger.. by Lyn Nofziger.. The Prince of Darkness.. by Robert Novak.. Communism.. Suicide of the West.. by James Burnham.. Witness.. by Whittaker Chambers.. Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism.. by Peter Schweizer.. The Gulag Archipelago.. Conservatism.. Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement.. by Nicole Hoplin and Ron Robinson.. by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.. The American Conservative Movement: The Philosophical Founders.. by Senator John P.. East.. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot.. by Russell Kirk.. The Portable Conservative Reader.. See, I Told You So.. by Rush Limbaugh.. The Way Things Ought To Be.. In Defense of Freedom.. by Frank S.. Meyer.. The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America.. by George Nash.. The City on a Hill.. by Michael Reagan.. Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement.. by Wynton Hall.. Culture.. Death of the West.. by Patrick Buchanan.. The Virtue of Prosperity: Finding Values in An Age of Techno-Affluence.. by Dinesh D'Souza.. What's So Great About America.. Christianity and Culture.. by T.. S.. Eliot.. America's Real War.. by Rabbi Daniel Lapin.. Hollywood vs America.. by Michael Medved.. Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats.. by Star Parker.. Economics.. back to top.. The Seven Fat Years.. by Robert Bartley.. New Ideas from Dead CEOS.. by Todd Buchholz.. Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School.. by Gene Callahan.. Capitalism and Freedom.. by Milton Friedman.. Basic Economics.. Economics In One Lesson.. by Henry Hazlitt.. Human Action.. by Ludwig von Mises.. In Defense of Global Capitalism.. by Johan Norberg.. A History of Money and Banking in the United States.. by Murray Rothbard.. America's Great Depression.. Man, Economy, and  ...   Roll.. by Ted Nugent.. The Best Defense.. by Robert Waters.. Guns Save Lives.. by Robert Water.. History (USA).. Declaration of Independence.. Congress and the American Tradition.. The Roosevelt Myth.. by John T.. Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs.. A History of the American People by Paul Johnson.. A Patriot's History of the United States.. by Schweikart and Allen.. Democracy in America.. by Alexis De Tocqueville.. How Capitalism Saved America by Thomas DiLorenzo.. History (World).. Reflections on the Revolution in France.. by Edmund Burke.. Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism.. by Joshua Muravchik.. The Last Lion.. by William Manchester.. The Peloponnesian War.. by Donald Kagan.. The Triumph of Liberty.. by Jim Powell.. Immigration.. Invasion.. by Michelle Malkin**.. Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders.. by Jim Gilchrist and Jerome R.. Corsi.. In Mortal Danger.. by Rep.. Tom Tancredo*.. Whatever it Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror.. by J.. D.. Hayworth.. Liberalism.. Getting it Right.. Buckley, Jr.. Up from Liberalism.. Slouching Towards Gomorrah.. by Robert Bork.. Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America.. by Ann Coulter**.. Treason.. by Ann Coulter**.. Flynn**.. Hating Whitey.. by David Horowitz**.. Media.. Bias.. by Bernard Goldberg.. A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.. by Bernard Goldberg.. South Park Conservatives.. by Brian Anderson.. Militant Islam.. Hatred's Kingdom.. by Dore Gold.. Militant Islam Reaches America.. by Daniel Pipes.. The Cube and the Cathedral.. by George Weigel.. Islam Unveiled.. by Robert Spencer**.. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam.. Al Qaeda’s Armies.. by Jonathan Schanzer**.. National Security and Military.. Breakdown.. by Bill Gertz.. Making the Corps.. by Thomas Ricks.. Citizen Soldiers.. by Stephen Ambrose.. Cloak and Gown.. by Robin Winks.. On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace.. AWOL.. by Frank Schaeffer and Kathy Roth-Douquet.. Dereliction of Duty.. by H.. R.. McMaster.. American Military History: Volumes 1 2.. by Richard Stewart.. America’s Victories: Why the U.. Wins Wars and Will Win the War on Terror.. by Larry Schweikart.. Novels.. The Lion's Game.. by Nelson DeMille.. The Screwtape Letters.. by C.. Lewis.. Atlas Shrugged.. by Ayn Rand.. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.. The Lions of Lucerne.. by Brad Thor.. Path of the Assassin.. State of the Union.. Blowback.. Takedown.. The First Commandment.. The Last Patriot.. The Apostle.. Foreign Influence.. The Athena Project.. Full Black.. Black List.. Racism.. The End of Racism.. by Dinesh D'Souza**.. by Ward Connerly*.. Uncivil Wars.. by David Horowitz**.. Race and Culture.. by Thomas Sowell.. Ronald Reagan Legacy.. Ronald Reagan: How An Ordinary Man Became An Extraordinary Leader.. by Dinesh D'Souza**.. A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan.. by Michael K.. Deaver.. Ronald Reagan and His Ranch, The Western White House.. by Peter Hannaford.. The Age of Reagan.. by Steven F.. Hayward*.. With Reagan: The Inside Story.. by Edwin Meese III**.. When Character Was King.. by Peggy Noonan.. How Ronald Reagan Changed my Life.. by Peter Robinson**.. I Love You, Ronnie.. by Nancy D.. Reagan.. by Peter Schweizer**.. The Greatest Communicator.. by Dick Wirthlin and Wynton Hall**.. Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Saved America..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Top Conservative College List
    Descriptive info: TOP CONSERVATIVE COLLEGES.. Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release the “Top Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question by parents and students of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges.. The Top Conservative College list includes.. Christendom College.. ,.. College of the Ozarks.. Colorado Christian University,.. Franciscan University.. Grove City College.. Harding University.. Hillsdale College.. The King's College.. Liberty University.. Patrick Henry College.. Regent University.. Saint Vincent College.. Thomas Aquinas College.. Thomas More College.. , and.. Wisconsin Lutheran College.. Introduction.. A wide variety of rankings exist for the market of American colleges and universities.. Each year,.. U.. News World Report.. releases its.. “America’s Best Colleges”.. edition.. The magazine grades each institution based on factors including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity.. Yet,.. News.. does not rank the overall experience that colleges offer.. That is why Young America’s Foundation presents the following list of institutions that offer a conservative experience for students.. Young America’s Foundation deemed these institutions the best, and they are listed in alphabetical order.. Many conservative students seek alternatives in higher education, but they may not be fully aware of institutions that fit these criteria.. The “Top Conservative College” list features institutions that proclaim, through their mission and programs, a dedication to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative values of their students.. These colleges offer an alternative to the liberal status quo, because they allow and encourage conservative students to explore conservative ideas and authors.. They offer coursework and scholarship in conservative thought and emphasize principles including smaller government, strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.. Furthermore, they avoid trends in academe by continuing to study Western Civilization instead of straying toward the study of Marxism, feminism, sexuality, postmodernism, and other distractions that do not give students a complete understanding of our country, our culture, and its founding principles.. Young America’s Foundation highly recommends service academies such as.. West Point.. and.. Annapolis.. for people interested in serving their country and receiving a top-notch education.. However, these schools do not appear on our list.. They are not liberal arts colleges but rather military colleges that follow a training model for future officers.. There is nothing more honorable than serving our country, and we strongly encourage qualified students to consider this option.. This is not an exhaustive list of conservative institutions and should not be taken as such.. Nor should it be the only source consulted in a college search.. Young America’s Foundation recommends that this list serve as a starting point.. Parents and students should seek several information sources, read admissions materials thoroughly, consult with friends and counselors, and make visits.. Additionally, Young America’s Foundation is not a college rating organization; we decided to publish this list to help address a frequently asked question.. These colleges offer ROTC programs on campus or at neighboring schools: College of the Ozarks, Franciscan University, Grove City College, Liberty University, Patrick Henry College, Regent University, Saint Vincent College, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.. Please contact those schools directly for details.. If you would like to recommend other colleges for this list, please.. contact us.. For more information, please contact the listed colleges, or call Young America’s Foundation at 800-USA-1776.. Christendom College in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a Catholic college with more than 400 undergraduates.. Six majors and a master’s degree in theological studies are offered.. All undergraduate programs begin with a core curriculum that includes study of Catholic doctrine, as well as philosophy, mathematics, and science.. The college was founded in 1977 by a group of Catholics concerned with the direction of higher education, especially within the Catholic church.. “Only an education which integrates the truths of the Catholic faith throughout the curriculum is a fully Catholic education,” stated the founders.. Led by Dr.. Warren H.. Carroll, the visionaries also envisioned how, “the only rightful purpose of education is to know the truth and to live by it.. The purpose of Catholic education is therefore to learn and to live by the truth revealed by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…”.. The original vision of Christendom lives today through the institution’s devotion to Catholic theology and way of life.. The core curriculum reinforces a Catholic worldview and teaches students to “distinguish truth from error or distortion, and then to communicate truth accurately, effectively, and convincingly to others.. ” Required courses include “Literature of Western Civilization,” “Introduction to Philosophy,” and “Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine.. ”.. For more information, contact.. :.. Christendom College Admissions.. 134 Christendom Drive.. Front Royal, Virginia 22630.. (800) 877-5456.. The College of the Ozarks is a unique Christian Work College with about 1,400 students, located in Point Lookout, Missouri.. Dubbed as “Hard Work U.. ” by.. The Wall Street Journal.. , it has a special work-study program in which students work in lieu of paying tuition.. In addition to the 41 majors, 38 minors, and eight pre-professional programs it offers, the College of the Ozarks has an extensive character education program.. As soon as students arrive for freshman orientation, they begin character education programs and abide by a dress code and an honor code.. A core liberal arts curriculum is required of all students, and an optional character-based curriculum is available.. The general education curriculum is “purposefully complemented by an emphasis on the development of vital competencies,” such as writing, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary connections.. Overall, the College of the Ozarks offers a robust array of programs and excellent opportunities to receive a well-rounded education.. One of the most distinctive features of the College of the Ozarks is the work-study program.. All students work 15 hours per week instead of paying tuition.. Many students find interesting jobs at the College such as working at the College’s own restaurant and lodge, print shop, landscaping department, or on the farm.. Two 40-hour weeks are also required during longer breaks, including Christmas or Easter.. :.. College of the Ozarks Admissions.. P.. O.. Box 17.. Point Lookout, Missouri 65726.. (800) 222-0525.. Colorado Christian University.. Colorado Christian University (CCU).. educates approximately 1000 students (plus 3500 in their adult and graduate programs) in beautiful Lakewood, Colorado.. The university offers 26 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs.. Since 2006, when former U.. Senator Bill Armstrong started as president of CCU, the college has seen dramatic improvement in its conservative infrastructure—both inside and outside of the curriculum.. Not only has the school recently.. sued the federal government over the mandates in ObamaCare.. , they adopted a strategic mission statement that sets them apart from practically all other colleges.. This statement includes an institutional dedication to “.. traditional.. family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the Constitution and Western civilization”.. The results of this statement can be seen in its core curriculum.. Every student is required to take a course in western civilization and can choose one of two core tracks: theology or American history.. Beyond classes, CCU’s Centennial Institute provides students with numerous events and seminars throughout the year, featuring speakers including Governor Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Congressman Tom Tancredo, Kate Obenshain, and many others.. They also host an annual Western Conservative Summit with more than 1000 attendees in June.. The president of CCU, U.. Senator.. Bill Armstrong.. , said this in response to the selection: “Colorado Christian University is honored by the selection and delighted to be a part of the same cause that motivates both Young America’s Foundation and Colorado Christian University.. ”.. From more information, contact.. Colorado Christian University Admissions.. 87878 W.. Alameda Ave.. Lakewood, Colorado 80226.. 800-44-FAITH.. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio is a dynamic Catholic university with 2,049 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students.. Majors are available in more than 40 undergraduate subjects, and the college offers 33 undergraduate minors and seven graduate programs.. As a devoutly Catholic institution, Franciscan lives by a conservative intellectual and social philosophy based on the strong liberal arts tradition and the teachings of the Catholic church.. Many of Franciscan’s programs are devoted to obtaining a deeper knowledge of the history, philosophy, and culture that shaped Western Civilization.. For example, the university offers five specific programs in which students learn directly about Western Civilization and the role of the Catholic church in its formation.. Franciscan also offers an honors program devoted to great books of the Western world.. Many faculty members have distinguished themselves in conservative scholarship.. Political science professor Dr.. Stephen Krason penned books about the founding fathers and the Constitution.. Legal Studies program director Brian Scharnecchia authored a three-volume work outlining and advocating a conservative approach to family issues.. The University sponsors the nation’s only human life studies minor, which teaches students to think, speak, and act intelligently on human life issues.. Using reason and logic, the newly-established Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University sponsors forums and provides advanced training for students on abortion, euthanasia, the institution of marriage and other ethical issues that impact society.. Campus life at Franciscan is different than most colleges.. More than 700 students join small faith-sharing groups called "households.. " Through sports, Bible study, prayer, and other social activities, households provide an essential bonding experience that parallels the mission of the university.. A large portion of the student body’s free time is spent serving the community and attending Mass held on campus.. A factor that distinguishes Franciscan is the student body’s devotion to activism on traditional religious values.. Public policy, civic participation, and conservative activism groups remain popular among students.. Franciscan University Admissions.. 1235 University Boulevard.. Steubenville, Ohio 43952.. (800) 783-6220.. Grove City College is a Christian college located just north of Pittsburgh with 2,500 students.. It offers 41 undergraduate majors.. Its mission is to offer a rigorous academic education in a thoroughly Christian environment at an affordable cost.. As a liberal arts institution, its web site also states: “Rejecting relativism and secularism, [Grove City College] fosters intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social development consistent with a commitment to Christian truth, morals, and freedom.. ” The atmosphere created at Grove City College through its policies and programs encourages “the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and character development” of its students and staff.. Young America’s Foundation has a warm relationship with Grove City College.. Students almost always attend Foundation programs and there will be a Foundation high school conference at Grove City College in the summer of 2010.. Grove City has a commitment to conservative scholarship in various fields.. For example, Dr.. Paul Kengor (political science) has written several best-selling books and is an expert in the American presidency.. He is also executive director of the College’s think  ...   the spirit of the American Founding.. ” As he explains, the curriculum “starts with Jesus Christ, in whom ‘all things hold together’ (Colossians 1:17).. The faculty insist on accountability to facts, defending reason because of faith.. Every student gets a foundation in classical learning and grapples with the full range of ideas, both good and bad, that have dominated our civilization.. We equip students to ‘test all things’ and ‘hold fast that which is good’ (1 Thessalonians 5:21).. Distinguished faculty members lead this effort.. The College’s Chancellor, Dr.. Michael Farris, has authored 14 books including two constitutional law textbooks, and has argued before the U.. Supreme Court.. He was awarded the Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Award for American Citizenship.. The College’s Provost, Dr.. Gene Edward Veith, is a longtime educator, cultural commentator, and author of over 100 published articles and 17 books on subjects ranging from classical Christian education and postmodernism to literature and vocation.. Other noted faculty scholars include well-known journalist Dr.. David Aikman, and author and apologetics expert Dr.. John Warwick Montgomery.. Apprenticeship learning is the culminating step of a classical education at Patrick Henry College.. This requires students to gain practical experience and conduct research through top-level internships in Washington, D.. and beyond.. Complementing its mission to engage culture, the forensics program at PHC has earned a national reputation as a legal debate force, winning national championships four of the past six years and sending members on to the nation’s top law and graduate schools, including Harvard, Duke, Georgetown and the University of Virginia.. Patrick Henry College’s unique strategic intelligence concentration in the Department of Government immerses students in intelligence analysis, investigative techniques, open source data exploitation, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, and information dissemination.. Strategic intelligence students at PHC participate in prestigious apprenticeships with the FBI, the CIA, and in local police departments.. Patrick Henry.. College.. Patrick Henry College Admissions.. One Patrick Henry Circle.. Purcellville, VA 20132.. (888) 338-1776.. Regent University.. Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 4,800 students studying on its campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world.. Regent offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in fields including business, communication and the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, and psychology and counseling.. In addition to the rigorous academic environment, Regent offers other unique opportunities.. The Ronald Reagan Symposium, held each year in conjunction with the former president's birthday, features nationally and internationally known scholars, including Harvey Mansfield (Harvard), William Kristol (Weekly Standard), Michael Barone (.. Washington Examiner.. and FOXNews), Jean Bethke Elshtain (Chicago), and George Nash (The Russell Kirk Center).. Reagan Symposium topics have included "The Future of Conservatism" and "The Future of American Culture.. " Each Symposium comes out as a scholarly book.. For example,.. The New York Times.. published a long and favorable review on "The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era.. ".. Clash of the Titans®, annually showcases debates between leading political heavyweights, such as Lt.. Col.. Oliver North, Mike Huckabee, Arianna Huffinington, Steve Forbes, Howard Dean, Geraldine Ferraro, Alan Colmes, Newt Gingrich and Ehud Barak, debating the war in Iraq, presidential elections, peace in the Middle East, and the American economic crisis.. Regent’s monthly Executive Leadership Series brings a cross-section of preeminent leaders to campus.. Among them are Rudy Giuliani, Dick Morris, Maria Bartiromo, John Maxwell, Art Williams, Barbara Corcoran and Zig Ziglar.. "Christian Leadership to Change the World," Regent's motto since its founding, motivates its resolve to offer unparalleled opportunities.. The Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and thousands of other alumni got their start at Regent University.. Regent University Admissions.. 1000 Regent University Drive.. Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464.. (888) 718-1222.. Saint Vincent College is a traditional Catholic college in rural Pennsylvania, just outside Pittsburgh.. With almost 1,700 students, it offers a comprehensive liberal arts program in the Benedictine tradition.. Archabbot Wimmer, the founder of St.. Vincent College, noted that students should learn “first what is necessary, then what is useful, and finally what is beautiful and will contribute to their refinement.. ” The college continues that vision with a strong core curriculum promoting hard work and the study of philosophy.. In addition, St.. Vincent boasts a strong writing program and is committed to theology, mathematics, and the natural sciences in the core curriculum.. The student life at St.. Vincent is unique given its proximity to the monastery and influence of the Benedictine community.. The college is committed to service learning and volunteering.. Everyone in the first-year class participates in an orientation community service event.. There is a very active campus ministry, and President Jim Towey takes a service group of 12 students each year to serve in Mother Theresa’s mission in Calcutta.. The Alex G.. McKenna School of Economics and Government highlights conservative ideas through its programs including the Center for Political and Economic Thought, where internationally recognized guests interact with students and faculty through lectures and events.. A focus on philosophy and principles instead of current events and polling data, especially in political science, allows students to learn more deeply about the importance of Western civilization.. 300 Fraser Purchase Road.. Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650.. (724) 537-4540.. Thomas Aquinas College is a small Catholic college located in southern California with 351 students.. No majors or minors are offered since all students participate in the prescribed great books curriculum.. The somewhat secluded location in the hills of rural southern California provides a metaphor for the unique nature of this fine institution.. The “great books” of Western civilization comprise the entire curriculum of Thomas Aquinas College, and all students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.. Works on many subjects are included in the program, including music, mathematics, and science as well as philosophy, language, and theology.. Faculty members serve less as lecturers and more as facilitators using the Socratic method.. Catholic faculty members publicly take the Oath of Fidelity and make a Profession of Faith at the beginning of their terms in office.. Campus life at Thomas Aquinas follows with traditional Catholic morality and teaching, and there are many groups in which students participate.. For example, the St.. Genesius Players is a drama group that puts on productions, the choir often performs, and the “bushwhackers” maintain local trails and organize hiking trips.. Student groups are also involved with activism on issues related to traditional religious values.. Thomas Aquinas College Admissions.. 10000 North Ojai Road.. Santa Paula, California 93060.. (800) 634-9797.. of Liberal Arts.. The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is a four-year undergraduate college in Merrimack, New Hampshire that carefully guides students through the best that has been written and thought throughout the history of Western civilization and the Catholic intellectual tradition.. Thomas More College is a college where parents can be confident that their children will receive a liberal arts education that is rigorous and well-grounded in the permanent things, preparing them for whatever work they may be called upon to perform in the world.. Students graduate from Thomas More College with a full knowledge of the literature, politics, philosophy, art, and architecture that has contributed to the development and formation of the Church, Western civilization, America’s constitutional order.. The read the works of such luminary figures as Hayek, Kirk, Weaver, Friedman, Dawson, Burke, Eliot, Homer, Plato, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison.. In addition to mastering a wide array of readings, our students come to understand why they should learn what they learn; why certain authors are giants; why greatness in literary capability must not be equated with greatness in moral capability; and how the humanistic tradition of the West is their inheritance and will shape their lives.. One of the hallmarks of the educational experience students receive at Thomas More College is a full semester spent in Rome, Italy, during their sophomore year.. Living and studying in Rome need little justification: the experience of the city gives immediacy and substance to the broad range of studies at the College, awakening the student to the significance of Rome on the formation of Western civilization and the Catholic Church.. As importantly, the Roman Republic was a major influence on America’s Founders as they sought to establish a republic in the New World.. By studying and experiencing first hand Roman institutions, students come to understand the significance of and develop a greater appreciation for the American experiment.. By providing students with a deep understanding of first principles, training them to think and write clearly, and preparing them for public speaking, Thomas More College is engaging in the indispensible task of nurturing a new generation of leaders who are prepared to defend the Christian and free market roots of our society throughout their lives.. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.. 6 Manchester Street.. Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054.. (603) 880-8308.. Wisconsin Lutheran College, with an enrollment of nearly 785, is a four-year liberal arts Christian college located in Milwaukee.. Founded in 1973, it is committed to providing quality teaching, scholarship, and service that are rooted in Holy Scripture, promoting the spiritual growth of students, faculty, and staff; and preparing students for lives of Christian service.. The college offers 30 undergraduate majors, pre-professional programs in pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine, and three degrees; a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing.. Wisconsin Lutheran is known for its academic excellence, its strong athletics and fine arts programming, and its thorough preparation in producing Christian leaders as graduates.. Wisconsin Lutheran College prepares students to become leaders in their chosen academic field.. Taught from a Christian perspective, the college’s courses help students develop skills they’ll need in their career: critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and decision-making.. Wisconsin Lutheran’s professors foster challenging academic experiences, giving their students a solid basis for graduate work or for their future career in an ever-changing, challenging world.. In addition to ongoing classroom learning, guest speakers such as U.. Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick, former Vice President Dan Quayle, Starr Parker, Michael Medved, Tony Snow, and other nationally known conservative leaders have lectured on campus, sharing their perspectives and insights with Wisconsin Lutheran College students.. For eight consecutive years,.. has ranked Wisconsin Lutheran College as one of “America’s Best Colleges.. ” Forbes.. com also includes Wisconsin Lutheran in its rankings of America’s best undergraduate institutions.. Wisconsin Lutheran College’s vision is to strive to establish a distinctive identity as one of America’s finest liberal arts colleges characterized by faithfulness to the Scriptures and to the Lutheran Confessions, rigorous pursuit of academic excellence, and dedication to preparing Christian leaders for the Church and the world.. Wisconsin Lutheran College Admissions.. 8800 West Bluemound Rd.. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226.. (414) 443-8811..

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    Descriptive info: Timeline.. Virtual Tour.. Visiting the Reagan Ranch.. A Schoolhouse for Reaganism.. Exhibit Galleries.. Partnering Opportunities.. Ronald Reagan said of his beloved Santa Barbara, California ranch, “No place before or since has ever given Nancy and me the joy and serenity it does.. ” President Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo, his home for nearly twenty-five years and the Western White House for eight, is a window into the soul of Ronald Reagan.. But what if the Reagan Ranch had been lost? Future generations would have been robbed of the chance to visit the Ranch and “meet” the real Ronald Reagan.. That’s why Young America’s Foundation is preserving and protecting the Reagan Ranch and using this historic presidential property to pass on to our children and grandchildren the ideas and lasting accomplishments of this great leader.. A visit to the Reagan Ranch dramatically deepens a young person’s understanding of our 40th president..  ...   rich history and to understand how you can help ensure that the conservative principles Ronald Reagan championed are passed on to the next generation of leaders.. Sincerely,.. Ron Robinson.. President, Young America’s Foundation.. Recent Videos.. Watch Ronald Reagan at Rancho del Cielo.. Check Out the Featured Video.. View Speeches from Foundation Conferences.. Reagan Ranch Events.. Nov.. 08.. President's Club.. Still Point in a Turning World: Ronald Reagan and His Ranch.. watch a larger view.. On the 100.. anniversary of President Reagan's birth, watch Young America's Foundation's inaugural film project and celebration of one of our greatest leaders, "Still Point in a Turning World: Ronald Reagan and his Ranch," produced and directed by Stephen K.. Bannon ("In the Face of Evil" and "Generation Zero").. Today, we need his ideas and his vision more than ever.. Join Young America's Foundation as we say "Happy Birthday" and "Thank you, Mr.. President.. "..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Ronald Reagan & Young America’s Foundation
    Descriptive info: Ronald Reagan had a deep concern for young people in America, and a special bond with Young America’s Foundation students.. By his own account, Reagan’s career in public service was based on the conviction that America’s founding principles needed to be preserved and passed on to future generations.. “I hope you’ll believe me when I say that my decision to enter the political race was because I wanted so much to help preserve this wonderful country for you and the Skipper [Reagan’s son Ron] and all young Americans,” Reagan wrote in a letter to Sandy, the young daughter of longtime friend Lorraine Wagner.. “There are so many things to be thankful for in America, so many things that must not be lost,” continued Reagan, “if some of us help keep this for you , I know you’ll keep it for other young people when you grow up.. The relationship between Reagan and Young America’s Foundation—based on the shared goal of reaching young people with fundamental American ideas—began in the mid-1970s.. Starting in 1974, Young America’s Foundation sponsored a nationally syndicated weekly radio commentary program featuring then-California Governor Ronald Reagan.. The program allowed Governor Reagan to promote his ideas to the American people prior to his 1976 presidential bid.. It served as a conduit for spreading Governor Reagan’s message on taxes, crime, and foreign policy, subsequently cementing his national following.. During each of his eight years in office, President Reagan  ...   the Reagan administration.. Frank Donatelli, secretary and treasurer on the Board of Directors and chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors, served as the assistant to the president for political affairs.. Other Board of Directors members who served in the Reagan administration include:.. T.. Kenneth Cribb, assistant to the president for domestic affairs.. Edwin Meese, U.. Attorney General,.. Judge William Clark, Secretary of the Interior and National Security Advisor.. Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of Defense.. Becky Norton Dunlop, Deputy Assistant to the President.. A remarkable collection of Reagan alumni—including Jeane Kirkpatrick, Lyn Nofziger, Richard Allen, Peter Hannaford, Peter Robinson, and many more—have consistently spoken before Young America’s Foundation audiences.. In 1993, the 40th president addressed Young America’s Foundation’s 15th annual National Conservative Student Conference.. Reinforcing his longtime partnership with the Foundation, he shared the credit for the extraordinary changes that had taken place during the past decade: “We helped turn the tide against totalitarianism,” he said, together witnessing the “rebirth of liberty” worldwide.. The president continued by directly addressing the tragedy of political correctness on college campuses, which he said had replaced Marxism as the dominant orthodoxy and had similarly worked to distort the marketplace of ideas.. Like the battle against Communism, this, too, would require “freedom fighters”—this time on campus: “Young America’s Foundation remains a source of refuge for such students … I know the conference will send you back to your campuses better informed, motivated, and trained..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Rancho del Cielo
    Descriptive info: About Rancho del Cielo.. "From the first day we saw it, Rancho del Cielo cast a spell over us.. No place before or since has ever given Nancy and me the joy and serenity it does.. " ~ Ronald Reagan.. There is no better place to understand Reagan's principles, and his practical, down-to-earth manner, than at Rancho del Cielo, the "Ranch in the Sky.. " A much needed counterpoint to the constant buzz of Washington, D.. , Rancho del Cielo conveys the true spirit of Reagan.. If you want to understand Ronald Reagan, says former First Lady Nancy Reagan, then go to the Ranch.. Just as Monticello and Mount Vernon convey the distinctive personalities of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, Rancho del Cielo uniquely communicates much about Ronald Reagan that could not be readily gleaned from other sources.. The very essence of his character is found here at the Ranch—his humility, his idealism, his diligence and hard work.. Since Reagan built much of the Ranch himself,.. The Washington Post.. called it the "place to see the hand of the man" and "a true national treasure.. The Reagans purchased the 688-acre ranch in 1974, shortly before Reagan completed  ...   alone or with family and friends.. Visitors to the Ranch have been deeply moved by the property.. After a private tour, Pat Perrot of Northridge, California, wrote, "All five of us in our party have traveled widely throughout the world but none of us remember visiting any place that had such an enormous impact on our hearts and spirits as President Reagan’s beloved ranch.. From the time [we] spotted his home nestled in that magnificent valley, we were overwhelmed by the sense of presence of that great man.. Young America's Foundation stepped in to save President Reagan's Western White House in the spring of 1998 to preserve it as a living monument to Reagan's lasting accomplishments and to make it the centerpiece of the student programs.. President Reagan committed himself to reaching young people with his ideas—a goal that is also central to the Foundation's mission.. Preserving the Ranch and passing on the President's values and ideas is Young America's Foundation's way of thanking Ronald Reagan for all he did for our country and the world.. Today, Rancho del Cielo is a place of learning, a place of encouragement, a place of inspiration for generations to come..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Events & Programs in Santa Barbara
    Descriptive info: Student Programs.. Schedule of Programs.. Young America’s Foundation is the largest conservative student outreach organization in the country, and the only such organization with offices on both the East and West Coasts.. Students visit the Reagan Ranch for conferences and leadership retreats.. These programs fill the Reagan Ranch Center week after week, drawing high school and college students from around the country eager to learn more about conservative ideas.. Some seminars focus on the nuts and bolts of campus activism, providing students with the tools that they need to influence their peers and to hold effective events on their own campuses.. Other seminars examine the great thinkers who influenced Ronald Reagan—conservative giants including.. Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek,.. Frank Meyer.. Reagan Ranch conferences and seminars feature some of the brightest minds and leaders of the Conservative Movement, such as.. Karl Rove, John Stossel, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter,.. and many others.. Supporter Events.. Click here for upcoming supporter events in Santa Barbara.. Young America’s Foundation supporters are regularly invited to the Reagan Ranch and Reagan Ranch Center to hear from top conservative leaders, meet fellow supporters, interact with students, and get to know the Young America’s Foundation team.. While special events are added to the calendar all of the time, several weekend retreats are highlights of our annual schedule:.. Held each November at the  ...   is an exclusive weekend-long retreat for Rawhide Circle members that serves as a thank you for their generous leadership support.. Past Rawhide Circle locations include Mount Vernon, Chartwell, Springfield, IL, Sagamore Hill, Monticello, and The Hermitage.. Past speakers include Michael Reagan, Ed Meese, George Allen, Fred Thompson, Lyn Nofziger, Peggy Noonan, Tim Pawlenty, and Rich DeVos.. For more information about becoming a member of Rawhide Circle please call 888-USA-1776.. Community Events.. Click here for upcoming community events in Santa Barbara.. Many events at the Reagan Ranch Center are open to general community audiences, including an annual open house celebration on the President’s birthday.. Additionally, Young America's Foundation hosts the.. Reagan Ranch Roundtable.. luncheon series featuring prominent conservative leaders.. The Roundtable is typically held on the third Friday of each month at the Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara.. Designed especially for the Santa Barbara community, the luncheons advance the principles that Ronald Reagan championed—individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.. Santa Barbara community members and students gather to hear from speakers such as Jonah Goldberg, Dennis Prager, and Ken Starr, Michelle Malkin, and John Stossel.. The Foundation’s work would not be complete if the Reagan Ranch was simply a memorial to great ideas of the past.. The Reagan Ranch Center provides a place where conservative ideas impact the future..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - The Reagan Ranch Center - Contact Us
    Descriptive info: The Reagan Ranch Center - Contact Us.. Reagan Ranch Center.. 217 State Street.. Santa Barbara, California 93101.. Toll-free: 888.. 1776.. Fax: 805.. 957.. 9152.. Website:.. reaganranch.. Young America’s Foundation stepped forward to save the Reagan Ranch with the primary goal of using it to inspire the next generation of conservative leaders for our country.. The Ranch is an important component of the Foundation’s broader mission to “ensure that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of limited government, free enterprise, a strong national defense, and  ...   Rancho del Cielo.. We also host Reagan scholars, Reagan administration officials, members of the media, and leaders of the Conservative Movement whenever possible.. As stakeholders in our mission, members of Young America’s Foundation’s President’s Club are also extended an invitation to tour the Ranch by appointment.. For more information, please contact the Reagan Ranch Center at 888-USA-1776.. If you are inquiring about a Ronald Reagan Calendar, please call 800-USA-1776.. You can receive a free calendar with your tax-deductible gift of $25 or more to help support Young America’s Foundation’s programs..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - The National Journalism Center
    Descriptive info: Since 1977, the National Journalism Center has trained aspiring journalists in the values of responsible, balanced, and accurate reporting.. Weekly seminars and on-the-job experience provide participants with the tools to become leaders in combating bias in the mainstream media.. Seminars include talks with prominent journalists and public policy experts, writing exercises, training in investigative reporting, reading assignments, and current events and policy discussions.. Interns spend the majority of the week on assignment with a media outlet learning from professionals in the journalism field.. The balance of real-world experience and quality academic training provides students with a competitive edge in the job market after completing the National Journalism Center's 12-week program.. Here’s what some of our alumni are saying:.. "This internship gives me a le.. g up on the.. competition when I enter the market.. I came here as an intern, but I am leaving as a young professional.. - Adam Ulbrich.. t, intern at Radio America, Summer 2012.. “From writing and interviewing skills, audio and video editing, to rolling the teleprompter – my internship has stocked my resume with the tools I need to succeed after college..  ...   2012.. "This summer I learned more about reporting simply by doing it and by being surrounded by journalists, than I could have by reading a dozen books.. Most notably, I honed my skills by interviewing at least 60 different people during my internship.. NJC taught me that excellence in journalism is ultimately dependent on the individual journalists and news outlets rather than on the media world in general.. I have hope that my career will bear evidence.. of.. painstaking devotion to truth, accuracy, and relevance if only I work hard and dedicate myself to true and good ideals that are bigger than myself.. Celina Durgin, intern at.. Washington Business Journal,.. Summer 2012.. Apply today and join the network of more than 1,900 NJC alumni! For more information about the program,.. today!.. Future NJC Internship Session Dates and Deadlines:.. Fall 2014:.. September 8 - December 5, 2014.. Application Deadline: July 1, 2014.. Spring 2014:.. January 13 - April 4, 2014.. Application Deadline: November 1, 2013.. Summer 2014:.. May 13 - August 1, 2014.. Application Deadline: December 1, 2013 (early); March 1, 2014 (regular).. Apply today!.. Complete an online application..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - National Journalism Center History
    Descriptive info: National Journalism Center History.. History of the National Journalism Center.. “To any follower of the media, it is obvious that sensationalism rather than facts dominates news coverage today.. Some institutions, thankfully, are working against that trend.. One of the most renowned is the National Journalism Center.. - Robert Novak.. Syndicated Columnist and Author.. Since the program's founding in 1977, nearly 2,000 aspiring journalists have graduated from NJC's 12-week internship program.. We estimate some 900 of these work in media and media-related positions at organizations such as The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Harper's Esquire, National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Wired, Forbes, AP, UPI, Dow Jones Newswire, Bloomberg News Service, and hundreds more.. In addition, NJC alumni have written more than 100 books among them, many of which developed from projects at the NJC.. Our hope is to have still greater an impact in the future.. In 2001, NJC became a project of.. Young America's Foundation..  ...   topics at the direction of their editors, with classroom-stile training headed by our academic director.. NJC stresses not only the technical skill of journalism but also the understanding of the issues reported on in today's media.. To this end, NJC sponsors a series of seminars and workshops in writing, research, economics, current events, and the media, all of which are essential to becoming an informed and responsible reporter.. Interns at the NJC her numerous speakers from the world of public policy and the media--many of the latter themselves alumni of the program.. As in all other aspects of our training, the focus in these discussions is on the practice of the trade, not academic theory.. Past speakers include economist Dr.. Walter Williams, the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore, syndicated columnist Robert Novak, the Washington Examiner's Mark Tapscott, and many other successful journalists from outlets such as CNN, Fox News, the Daily Caller, and more.. If you would like to become a part of this esteemed program, we encourage you to.. get in touch.. !..

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  • Title: Young America's Foundation - Washington Journalism Internship Opportunities
    Descriptive info: Summer 2010 intern Molly Jasinski at.. USA Today.. "The NJC has meant a great deal to me.. There are relatively few opportunities for young, aspiring journalists like myself who value free-market principles and believe in American Exceptionalism.. Jarrett Stepman, Spring 2011.. Human Events intern.. There is no better place to be for hard-hitting news than in Washington, D.. , and there is no better way to get your foot in the door than with an internship with the National Journalism Center.. The 12-week program combines weekly seminars, assigned reporting drills, and on-the-job reporting experience through internships with newspapers, magazines, broadcast outlets, and other media.. Weekly seminars include a blend of writing assignments, journalism exercises and quizzes, lectures with prominent public policy experts and journalists, and current events discussions.. Interns typically work three to four days per week at a news outlet and spend one day per week at the National Journalism Center participating in journalism skills workshops.. NJC interns have recently been placed with media outlets around the Washington, D.. area, including:.. The Washington Times.. The Washington Examiner.. The Washington Business Journal.. Fox News.. Religion Ethics Newsweekly.. Radio America.. The Daily Caller..  ...   November 1, 2013.. Application Deadline: December 1, 2013 (early); March 1, 2014 (regular).. NOTE: Many media outlets in Washington require taking the internship for college credit.. These placements also have earlier application deadlines.. If you are interested in receiving college credit for your internship, please apply four weeks in advance of the listed deadline.. Applications are also processed on a rolling basis.. , so it may be to your advantage to submit your completed application early.. The Center will work with interested students to arrange for academic credit.. HOW TO APPLY:.. Please complete an.. online application.. , and then e-mail, fax or mail the following supplemental materials (email preferred):.. Cover letter.. Resume.. 2-3 writing samples (news clips preferred; 5 page limit per sample).. 3 references (no letters of recommendation; please include each reference's name, affiliation, relationship to you, and contact information).. An official college transcript is required upon acceptance into the program (NOTE: An intern will not be accepted nor allowed to participate without an official transcript.. ).. IMPORTANT:.. Applications will not be reviewed until ALL supplemental materials are received, and candidates will not be accepted into the program with any outstanding materials..

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