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Voss to Attend Workshop Supported by National Endowment for the Humanities

June 02, 2008

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K. Dirk Voss, assistant professor at the St. Louis Community College-Meramec, has been selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of six summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Voss will participate in a workshop entitled "Revolution to Republic: Philadelphia’s Place in Early America." 

The one-week program will be hosted by the Society for the Historians of the Early Republic and directed by Roderick McDonald, professor of history at Rider University and editor of the "Journal of the Early Republic." The 50 faculty members selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $500 to cover their study and living expenses.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each summer supports Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. Topics for the six Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops offered for community college faculty this summer include "Transcendentalism in Concord, Massachusetts;" "Henry Ford and American industry;" "African American History and Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry;" "the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi;" "Political Cartoons and the Press in the Gilded Age;" and "Philadelphia’s Place in Early America."

The approximately 300 faculty members who participate in these studies will teach more than 50,000 American students the following year.