Taking a stand and having an impact are values Americans takes pride in.
To help give practical ways for students to have an impact on global issues, Libuse Binder, author of “10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20’s,” is coming to speak at Fort Hays State University.
Students, faculty and staff and the Hays community are invited to attend Binder’s presentation at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 29th in the Memorial Union ballroom. Her work has been published in “Earth911,” “Weekly Way” and “Worldchanging.”
“Often, students are limited in their financial resources for philanthropy and therefore feel as if they are powerless to make a difference,” instructor and international coordinator for the department of leadership studies Brett Whitaker said. “The author suggests ways for students to become involved non-monetarily, as well as challenges for them to accept the call to action within their own lives and address global issues.”
Following Binder’s presentation, an after-party, Party With a Purpose, is scheduled at Neighbar’s directly across campus on 7th Street until 10 p.m. The party is designed to allow students to have a fun time while also making an important global issue known.
“The theme of the party will be global hunger, and students will be given ways to impact that issue and information on upcoming events that target global hunger,” Whitaker said.
The Global Leadership Project will provide free appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks at the after-party.
Binder’s presentation and a discussion following her presentation will also be streamed live to students in Fort Hays’ virtual college by visiting http://fhsuguides.fhsu.edu/fhsulive.
Both events, which are being put on by the Global Leadership Project, are free of charge and are sponsored by the Fort Hays Provost’s office, Forsyth Library, the virtual college, Center for Civic Leadership and Department of Leadership Studies.
Students wanting to get involved will have several opportunities as service projects will be presented at the after-party. Information will also be distributed about other upcoming service projects that students can get involved in.
The presentation and after-party have both been certified by Tigers in Service as three community service hours for each participant. This event is also a way for students in other campus organizations and clubs to register service hours for their groups. More information and attendance registers are located in the Memorial Union ballroom.