Grants Awarded for Civic Education Projects

Posted: November 8, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Citizenship 2000 Program has awarded four grants of $250 each for faculty and student projects on civic education. The recipients are

  • Jen Murphy and Jim Snow, University Dispute Resolution Project, for a program titled “Building Community through Dialogue”;

  • Andrea Barron, History and Art History, for a project titled “Women’s Rights: Education and Action”;

  • Walter Rankin, College of Arts and Sciences, for “Netizenship: The Citizen and the Internet in the New Millennium”; and

  • Elizabeth Price, Dance, and Mason dance students for a program to build links to the Northern Virginia senior community.

The Citizenship 2000 program is a collaborative effort involving New Century College and other academic units. It responds to the charge in the university’s mission statement, “Engaging the Future,” that George Mason be responsive to community needs, and that it be a learning-centered institution that provides “students and the region … basic values of learning, community, and citizenship.”

The program is funded by New Century College, the Provost’s Office, University Life, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. In pursuit of its objectives, the program committee sponsored civic education activities throughout the spring 2000 semester, culminating in a week of lectures, panel discussions, and seminars. During the fall semester, the program sponsored a grant program to promote initiatives on effective citizenship and civic education.

For more information, visit the Citizenship 2000 web site.

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