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February Newsletter

February Newsletter

The new semester has started and the First Scholars are already on a roll with a new service learning project. We kicked off this semester with a retreat to teambuild and learn about the new project #22untilnone. This project will focus on helping veterans and brining awareness to those with PTSD.


Spring Retreat

This year’s spring retreat took place on the 21st and 22nd of January. The sophomore students learned about effective communication and attended a lecture from Dr. Goff about PTSD. These students also started planning their service learning project #22untilnone. Check out the pictures from the Sophomore retreat below.































The freshman and junior First Scholars went to their retreat on Sunday. Dr. Kliewer talked to the students about adaptive leadership and how they can use those skills in their own lives.


Service Learning Project #22untilnone

This semester the sophomore First Scholars have organized a service learning project focused on military veterans and PTSD awareness. Every month they will chalk sidewalks on campus with the #22untilnone hashtag. #22untilnone references that staggering statistic that every day twenty-two service members commit suicide each day. These chalk hashtags on campus will be put out to encourage others to look up the hashtag and learn more about PTSD and how they can help others. The sophomore students will also be helping out current service members on Fort Riley through out the semester.










Learn more about this semesters service learning project from Maggi Sherbon.

Check out an interview with Julie Demel about last semesters service learning project with working with the elderly at Medowlark Hills


Eric and Deb Suder Visit

The First Scholars entertained Mr. and Mrs. Suder during their visit and talked about their experiences as first generation students.
















Student Feature

Meet Jacquii Ayala!




Julie Demel February 11th

Trae Mosher-Cherry February 28th

Upcoming Events

March 5th- 7-9 PM dinner and games at the Frith Center

March 20-24th Spring Break



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