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Macalester Faculty Awarded Course Development Grants

Project Pericles, Inc.© has awarded civic engagement course development grants for the 2007/08 academic year and Fall 2008 to three departments. The awards resulted from a highly competitive process assisted by reviewers at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Center. Each grant provides $2,000 to support course development and expenses associated with the initial offerings of the courses. These grants were funded by The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, The Teagle Foundation and Project Pericles, Inc.©.

In Geography, Professor David Lanegran, chair of the department, will work with Assistant Professors Holly Barcus and Daniel Trudeau to conduct field research in the watershed for the Crow River and Elk Creek, on the northwest edge of the metropolitan area. Previously rural, this region is becoming more developed as the metropolitan area grows. Students enrolled in the Urban Studies Field Seminar, the Cities of the 21st Century, and the Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) courses will participate in the research in the Spring of 2008. They will produce an atlas of the watershed which identifies and illustrates the challenges facing the region in ways that are accessible and meaningful to its residents.

In Political Science, Associate Professor Julie Dolan will enhance her course in presidential campaigns through her civic engagement course development grant. The award will enable her students to affiliate with presidential campaign organizations on the ground in Iowa in anticipation of the 2008 elections. A portion of the students will also work alongside presidential campaign operations in Minnesota.

In Philosophy, Visiting Professor Amy Ihlan will develop a course that considers the philosophical underpinnings of civic engagement.

Paul Schadewald, associate director of Macalester's Civic Engagement Center, will assist these professors in their course development activities.

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