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April 28, 2016



Vernon Larson Lecture presents five service-learning colleagues today

By Mary K Pyle

Join us today for the final Vernon Larson Lecture of spring 2016 from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Leadership Studies Building's Town Hall.    

This service-learning panel presentation features five extraordinary K-State colleagues as they relate their international development work and service learning experience. Bring your lunch and learn about K-State students in action. 

Presenters include: 

  • Jade Edmonds, senior in environmental engineering. In July, she will graduate with a biological system engineering degree under the environmental option, and with a secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences.
  • Jill Applegate, senior in political science, Spanish and international studies. She is particularly interested in the challenges facing Central American youth and the problem of unaccompanied migration to the U.S.
  • Roxanne Bunnell, senior in economics. She has worked as a civilian contractor in Iraq with the State Department, and has researched education systems in Latin America.
  • Robert Adams, graduate student in political science and international relations. He is currently interning with the State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism working on its Southeast Asia Social Media Project.
  • Joab Omondi Esamwata is a Kenyan National and Fulbright scholar at K-State. He is currently studying for his doctorate in sociology with a focus on international development.

The panel is presented by the K-State Office of International Programs, the U.S. Peace Corps, College of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension, Staley School of Leadership Studies and Wildcats for International Development.

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