HAYS, Kan. -- To support higher
education at a Kentucky elementary school, the Psychology 225: Introduction to
Therapeutic Skills class at Fort Hays State University will sell T-shirts for
the Mary Todd Elementary school in Lexington, Ky.
Once a week, teachers at Mary Todd
elementary wear T-shirts featuring the university they graduated from to
encourage the students to ask questions about the universities. Kathryn
Wallert, instructor of psychology at FHSU, heard of this program on the Bob and
Sheri radio show and conceived the T-shirt idea as a project to promote FHSU
and higher education in general.
"If I can get my students
involved to work with these kids and use skills from the class, they will be
better educated for the future, " said Wallert. "At the end of the
semester the students will submit a reflection paper about what they have
learned, and they are to keep a daily journal about their experiences on this
The students in Psychology 225
designed the T-shirt and will sell them for $10 for small, medium, large and
extra large and $12 for double-extra large and triple-extra large. For every
shirt sold, one will be given to a Mary Todd Elementary student and faculty.
The goal is to sell 562 shirts to have a shirt for every student and faculty
Through videos and email, the
Psychology 225 class will stay in contact with the school and will help mentor
the students. T-shirts will be shipped when all the shirts are ordered.
FHSU will be featured on the Bob and
Sheri radio show to promote the programs offered. Also, it will show that FHSU
is reaching across the country to help students of all ages.
"We will take a picture of all the people who bought
shirts and send it to Mary Todd Elementary school and once the shirts reach the
elementary school, they will send a picture of them in their shirts," said
The shirts will be sold in the
Memorial Union on Nov. 29 and 30 or contact Wallert at firstname.lastname@example.org or
785-628-5862. Sales will end on Friday, Nov. 30.