Professors receive grants to develop new civics courses

Two Notre Dame De Namur University professors recently received grants from the Carnegie Foundation Faculty Fellows Program to develop community-based learning courses that encourage students to be politically engaged. Just 25 faculty members from public and private universities in the state were chosen for this honor. Don Stannard-Friel, professor of sociology and anthropology, and Gretchen Wehrle, chair of NDNU's Psychology and Sociology Department, were selected as faculty fellows for the California Campus Compact — Carnegie Foundation Faculty Fellows: Service-Learning for Political Engagement Program.