FHSU professor presents posters at conference

11/04/15 rr
HAYS, Kan. -- Dr. Jean Gleichsner, associate professor of agriculture at Fort Hays State University, presented two posters about service learning projects at Campus Compact Heartland Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29-30.

The conference brings together individuals from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma to explore service learning programs and practices.

The posters featured the SWIPE Out Hunger Food Packaging event, in which students packaged food for people in third-world countries, and Camp Pawnee (Larned) Landscape Improvements, in which students assisted in planting trees and setting up playground equipment. Each poster included information about how the projects were conducted and survey responses from students.

"Service learning is a great opportunity for students to use what they learn in class for the community and see how it applies to real world action," Gleischner said.

The posters hung the entire conference, allowing attendees to read them before an open session with the authors of all the posters.

Also attending were Dr. Krisztina Benze, assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Rosa Castaneda, assistant professor of modern languages; and Dr. Pauline Scott, professor of English. The trip was funded by the Office of the Provost.

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