Four faculty members from Fort Hays State University have received service-learning course project development funds for the fall 2007 semester.
Dr. Jean Gleichsner, associate professor of agriculture, received $250 for her cereal, fiber and oil crops course. The class is working with a project called "Bread in a Bag," which focuses on educating children in Ellis County about wheat.
Dr. Linda Hyatt, assistant professor of special education, received $350 to fund a course on programs, procedures and issues in special education. The class will work with Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas residents.
Dr. Susan Jacobs, assistant professor of teacher education, received $350 for her social studies methods course. The class will create and present a curriculum for the Ben Franklin project for fifth- and eighth-grader students in Hays.
Karrie Simpson-Voth, associate professor of art, received $350 for her history of graphic design class, which is in the process of creating civic engagement posters for community organizations and the American Democracy Project.
The University Service-Learning Committee and the Center for Civic Leadership are also seeking applicants for the spring 2008 semester. Funds are available to enhance of existing undergraduate or graduate service-learning courses for up to $250 per semester and new service-learning project development courses for up to $350 per semester.
Applicants can submit a one- to two-page document explaining their particular service-learning projects, budgets and course syllabi. Applications are due Nov. 2.
For more information, contact Jill Arensdorf, chair of the University Service-Learning Committee, at (785) 628-5562 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.