Summer Academy

If you've ever wanted to experience college life while still in high school, then Hanover's Summer Academy program may be the perfect opportunity. Our respected professors teach a wide range of subjects that will help engage and expand your interests as well as deepen your knowledge of a topic.

2016 Summer Academy Institutes: June 12-17, 2016

Civil War Institute - $600
The Civil War was the greatest and most destructive conflict waged on American soil. By the time that it came to an end the country had been reunited, slavery ended, and the United States had been transformed. We will look at important elements of the Civil War and examine some of the myths and legends that grew out of it. Spend a week exploring this fascinating and dramatic struggle through readings, field trips, demonstrations, and games.

Environmental Science Institute - $600
Spend a week exploring the ecology of southeastern Indiana with Biology Professor Darrin Rubino. Carved by the ice ages, with rolling hills, forested bluffs, dramatic ravines and the Ohio River Valley, southeastern Indiana is one of the most biologically diverse and geologically interesting areas of the state. You will be able to assess the environmental quality of our local creeks and streams, investigate climate using tree ring analysis, learn to identify our local flora, fauna (and their behavior) and have a great experience doing so in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You'll also travel to local forests, including an old growth forest. Using the tools of modern science to study the natural world, the week will culminate in a science scholars’ symposium where you'll have the opportunity to present your findings.

Graphic Art Institute - $600
Learn how to be a visual problem-solver through design, photo editing, illustration and more. Join Hanover College’s Art Director and Professor of Graphic Design, Rick Lostutter, in exploring the principles of design while learning how to create visual solutions using Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of software. You’ll learn how Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign work seamlessly as essential tools in the production of print and digital media.

Health Science Institute - $700
How do we save the patient? What are the vital signs? Can we get a blood culture? Working alongside medical professionals and Hanover's faculty, you'll explore health care careers and what it is like to be a health science college student. Participants will explore health care diagnosis and treatment as well as the science behind health care, prevention strategies, and population health.

Psychology of Media Institute - $600
Media — computers, television, movies, music, books, etc. — permeate almost every aspect of our lives. Focusing on movies as our primary examples, you'll explore alongside of Psychology Professor Skip Dine Young and Communication Professor Bill Bettler what makes media so entertaining and so powerful. You'll learn how the images and stories found in media influence thought and behavior, as well as consider how they become part of our understanding of who we are as individuals and as a society.

From Script to Screen - $600
Step into the world of television and film! Students will be immersed in each stage of production through writing, staging, acting in and shooting: a commercial, a sitcom, and several short film/television drama scenes.

Registration / Payment

Once accepted, you may make payments online.


Will I stay on campus?
Yes, in one of Hanover's air-conditioned dorms, with meals served in the Campus Center dining room or provided on field trips.

What does the program cost?
The cost for each institute ranges from $600 to $700. This includes housing, meals and supplies.

Where is the Academy?
The Academy will take place at Hanover College in southeastern Indiana.

Is there an application deadline?
The application deadline is May 16. Each institute will be capped at a limited number of students, so applying early is encouraged.

For more information email or call 812-866-6700.