FHSU faculty, staff make presentations

Members of the Fort Hays State University faculty and staff recently made presentations at a regional service-learning conference in Tulsa, OK.

The conference, "Educating Citizens Through Service and Learning: Celebrating 20 Years of Campus Compact," was sponsored by Campus Compact and included compacts from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Presenters included Christie Brungardt, instructor of leadership studies; Jill Stafford, instructor of leadership studies; Kelley Kuhlmann, assistant director of the Center for Civic Leadership and graduate student in the Department of Leadership Studies; Dr. Debbie Mercer, interim dean of the College of Education and Technology; and Mary Martin, assistant professor of management and marketing.

Mercer, Kuhlmann and Stafford presented "Service-Learning Integration: Students Faculty, and Administration." The presentation provided three perspectives on service learning. Panelists also discussed innovative projects, challenges and success stories from the points of view of a graduate student, a faculty member and a dean.

Brungardt presented "Virtual Service-Learning: Civic Engagement through Distance Education," a description of how FHSU's Department of Leadership Studies has met the challenges of offering service-learning education online.

Martin presented "Service-Learning in the Marketing Curriculum: Practical, Theoretical and Institutional Perspectives," a presentation on incorporating service-learning into marketing course work.

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