Letters and Science Fellows in Engagement Panel
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Plant Biosciences Building - view map
While teaching CLS 101, the college's first-year seminar, Jan Strout has used classroom assignments and activities to introduce engagement activities on campus and beyond to her students. During her more than 20 years in higher education, she has worked in progressive philanthropy as an executive director and program and development officer in New York and Seattle. As an advocate for gender equity and social justice, she has organized political participation campaigns with underrepresented women for Montana Women Vote and the National Organization for Women since 2004.
While teaching issues related to the atomic bomb and energy in her classes on sociocultural anthropology and Japan, Tomomi Yamaguchi became an organizer of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Peace Series in Bozeman, MT for which she organized a photo exhibition, a film series as well as talks featuring an A-bomb survivor. For two consecutive years, in 2011 and 2012, she co-organized the Atomic Age symposiums at the University of Chicago, which invited both academics and activists engaged in issues on atomic weaponry and energy.
Bridget Kevane was awarded the President's Award for Service Learning in 2007, the MSU outreach award in 2008 and the Women's Faculty Caucus Mentor Award in 2009. Her engagement activities include Teaching in the Public Schools, a program started almost ten years ago where students teach 30 minutes of Spanish in different K-5 elementary schools), as well as Tias y Tios, an outreach program for the Latino community in the Gallatin Valley. Tias y Tios includes Adult ESL, after school tutoring, college workshops and more. Students are paired with a family for tutoring, social care needs or activities with Latino kids. She also independently does parent/teacher confidential translating for the ESL coordinator for the Bozeman school district.
To recognize and celebrate the upcoming Year of Engaged Leadership the College of Letters and Science has established the Fellows in Engagement program. This one-time, AY 2013-14 program recognizes those in the college whose work includes a strong component of engagement with the communities served by MSU. Tenure-track faculty, non-tenure track faculty and staff were eligible for these fellowships.