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Another micro-grant received will assist
Terry Martin
, WWU professor of art, in
securing new art supplies for students
at the Rosa Parks Center, located on
the campus.
“Teens who have not had the advantage
of an advanced art curriculum will be
motivated to enjoy art and see its value
in their futures,” said Martin.
The Rosa Parks Center is a residential
treatment program for troubled young
women, ages 12 to 17, which allows
residents to play an active role in the
community by participating in local
service projects. Residents at the Rosa
Parks Center participate in group and
individual counseling and attend classes
in an educational program that is
accredited by the state.
of education, with continuing and
expanding the current service-learning
and civic engagement initiatives.
William Woods University is a
member institution of Campus Compact,
a relationship that made faculty eligible
to apply for micro-grants for projects
related to service-learning and civic
engagement.
In the last six months, VISTA
(Volunteers in Service to America)
has helped to acquire more than
$13,000 through service-learning
projects and partnerships for area
community partners.
By Leah Hohmeier '10
Helen Stephens
, known as the “Fulton
Flash,” could be commemorated on a
stamp, if a group in her hometown has
anything to say about it.
William Woods University, the Kingdom
of Callaway Historical Society, the
Kingdom Philatelic Association and
other groups, are supporting the
creation of a stamp to honor WWU
alumna Helen Stephens.
If chosen by the Citizen’s Stamp
Advisory Committee, the release of
the stamp could coincide with the 2012
Olympics, which would be a tribute to
Stephens, an Olympic athlete.
A native of Callaway County, Stephens
shattered the world record in the
100-meter race in the 1936 Olympics.
She set another world record as the
anchor on the women’s 400-meter relay.
The following year, she graduated from
William Woods College.
She was the frst female athlete to
own and manage a semi-professional
basketball team, and she competed in
athletics for the remainder of her life.
At 70, she could still run 100 meters in
14 seconds, only 2 and a half seconds
slower than her Olympic record time.
“Helen Stephens is an inspiration to
women athletes across the country, and
a commemorative stamp released in an
Olympic year would be a ftting memo-
rial to this iconic woman,”
Barbara
Dunavant Huddleston
, director of the
Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
and a WWU alumna, said.
WWU Endorses Helen Stephens Stamp
Dr. Roger Wen
, associate professor of
education, along with
Dr. Betsy Tutt
,
professor of education, received funding
to support a technological upgrade for
their current academic service-learning
project, “Teaching English to Fifth
Graders in Taiwan.”
The grant allowed the professors to
purchase a microphone and receiver
and a webcam that will assist their
students’ continued work with
the project.
Students spent the last academic year
teaching a class of Taiwanese ffth-
graders to read and speak English
through live video conferencing.
The fnal micro-grant will assist Davis
and
Shari Means
, assistant professor