Faculty members receive service learning WaterLINK grants

WaterLINK project grants were awarded by Fort Hays State University's Service-Learing Committee to Dr. Paul Adams, Anschutz Professor of Education and Physics, Dr. Jean Gleichsner, associate professor of agriculture, and Dr. Bob Stephenson, associate professor of agriculture, to implement water quality service-learning projects in academic courses for this spring and next fall.

WaterLINK is a state-wide, service-learning project involving FHSU and 16 other Kansas colleges that are working to improve water quality for surrounding communities. It is funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Enviornment and the Kansas Campus Compact with partial funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. WaterLINK aims to infuse service-learning into the college classroom while maintaining the goal of improving water quality through community-campus partnerships.

Disciplines represented in this round of grant applications were agriculture, geology, communications, teacher education, civil engineering, journalism and biology.
Chris Lavergne, director of the WaterLINK project, will attend the FHSU Faculty-Community Service-Learning Workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Stouffer Lounge of the Memorial Union. The public is invited to learn more about service-learning and WaterLINK project opportunities.

For more information contact Jill Arensdorf, instructor of leadership studies, at (785) 628-5562 or go to http://www.k-state.edu/waterlink/index.html.

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