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CHAPPELL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (posted 1/28/09)

The Chappell Fellowship provides funding for undergraduates to do summer research in close association with faculty mentors. The aim of this program is to give students a significant research experience while at the same time providing the faculty supervisor with the services of an able research assistant.

The Charles Center will publicize the list of interested faculty to students on our website, but you should also bring this opportunity to the attention of qualified majors in your department and to exceptional students from your classes who may be planning to do Honors or independent study work in a related field. Individual faculty will select the most qualified student to mentor and will work with that student on the application.

Applications are due by noon on Friday March 20, 2009.

Successful student applicants are required to devote at least seven full-time weeks to the project, and they receive free campus housing and a $3,000 stipend. Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Both the faculty and the students who have participated in this program have found it to be an exceptionally rewarding experience and a model of how the teaching and research missions of the university can complement one another. If you have questions, please email Lisa Grimes.

To have your name listed as a prospective Chappell mentor, please complete this form as soon as possible.

REVES CENTER SUPPORT FOR STUDENT-FACULTY RESEARCH

The Reves Center is pleased to inaugurate a new program designed to support and encourage internationally-focused student-faculty research and service learning. Each year, the Reves Center will designate one Faculty Fellow in International Student-Faculty Research and another in International Service Learning. Click here for more information. Proposals for the current round of grants are due by 5:00pm on Friday, February 20.

BLOGGING YOUR COURSE

Once you’ve created your blog, you can include students’ postings in two ways:

1. Have each of your students create an individual blog then aggregate these blogs onto your blog. To do this, you’ll have to activate the “Feed WordPress” plugin. First, from the dashboard go to Manage –>Plugins and activate “Feed WordPress.” Once you’ve done that, collect the URI for each student blog you wish to syndicate. From the dashboard click on the Syndication tab. Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says “Add a new syndicated site” and paste the URI of the blog you wish to add into the box. This will take you to a new page where you’ll see a button marked “Use this feed.” Click on that and you’ll be syndicating that blog to your site. One example of a site that does this is Beyond the Basement.

2. Have your students blog directly onto your site. To do this, you’ll need to add each of them as users. From the dashboard page, click on the word “Users” (close to the top, all the way on the right). Scroll down to Add New User and enter the requested information for each student and assign them the role of Author from the drop down box. Be sure to keep track of the username and password you assign each student. Let your students know the URL of the login page as well as their login information. One example of a site that does this is Lu Ann Homza’s Paleography Seminar.