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L3: Live. Learn. Lead. A Fort Hays State University Learning Community

In the Fall of 2010, Fort Hays State University will welcome its inaugural class of the FHSU live and learn community L3: Live. Learn. Lead. A learning community is a group of 20-30 first-year students who share some common interests, take courses together as part of an integrated curriculum led by faculty, live on the same residential hall floor, and participate in activities together throughout the year. This particular learning community, L3, was designed for incoming freshman who have an interest in leadership development, civic engagement, service, and democracy.

The thirty FHSU students participating in the learning community will experience the following throughout their freshman year:

·         Live on the first floor of McMindes Hall

·         Participate in learning community integrated curriculum

Fall 2010

Current Political Issues

Sustainability and the Future:  The Seven Revolutions

Spring 2011

Introduction to Leadership Concepts

English Composition II

·         Participate in a trip to Washington, D.C. during Spring Break 2011.  During this trip, students will participate in workshops/simulations coordinated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), creator of the 7 Revolutions; as well as experience the sites of DC.

·         Experience other unique co-curricular learning activities throughout the year

Here are some facts about our 2010-2011 Learning Community:

·         Pursuing different majors from 16 different FHSU academic departments/units

·         Students hail from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Missouri

Visit to find more information about the learning community.

Be sure to read the guest editorial on civic engagement each evening in the Hays Daily News.

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