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K-State Today

June 30, 2017

Chapman Center for Rural Studies now housed within Arts and Sciences

Submitted by Noelle Blood

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is now an interdisciplinary undergraduate research center within the K-State College of Arts and Sciences. The center had previously been housed within the college's Department of History.

The college will form a transitional committee to explore ways in which the center can foster creative partnerships, particularly in the digital humanities. The Chapman Center currently provides undergraduates with hands-on training in professional skills such as accessioning, digital preservation and film editing.

"The Chapman Center is such a valuable resource and information hub for K-State students and our Flint Hills community," said Arts and Sciences Dean Amit Chakrabarti. "We are glad to support its ongoing interdisciplinary work with our college and beyond."

Center Director Bonnie Lynn-Sherow said that though the center's organizational connection has shifted, "what will not change is the center's focus on undergraduate research in rural studies and our commitment to off-campus engagement with rural communities."

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