Humanities Foundation Awards Grant to Citizenship 2000
Posted: November 23, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has awarded a grant of $5,000 to support Citizenship 2000, George Mason University’s spring 2000 program on citizenship and civic education.
Citizenship 2000 is a collaborative effort of New Century College, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Nursing and Health Science, the Graduate School of Education, and University Life. Its objectives are to celebrate and to critically examine the roles of the university in fostering citizenship and civic engagement through a semester-long program of activities, culminating in a series of speakers, panel discussions, and exhibitions during the last week in March 2000.
“Citizenship 2000 is a tangible example of the commitment in George Mason’s strategic plan, Engaging the Future, to be a learning-centered institution that provides students and the region with basic values of learning, community, and citizenship,” says James Barry of New Century College, the program director. “This is part of a national movement among institutions of higher education to increase their efforts to foster an engaged and effective citizenry for the new millennium.”