Forest Students and Faculty Member Awarded Local Grant Funding

Dr. Glenna Weis and her students will provide quantitative and qualitative research expertise to measure the effectiveness of use of the Civility Tenets in a summer arts program.

This program works with underprivileged children, age 6 to 12 years old. The children attend half day classes at the Springfield Arts Council five days a week that include theater, musical, art, and other fine art skills.

The staff use the civility tenets as part of their program to enhance appropriate behaviors.  Dr. Weis and her students will be providing observation and interview data regarding the effectiveness of this strategy over the summer program.

Students working with Dr. Weis on the project include Sabrina Dowd, Taylor Thatcher, Christian Michau, Jenn Ritchie, and Marti Velez.

Funding for the project is provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Learn more about Forest's involvement with the Civility Project.

Read more about the grant and others who received money in an article by KOLR 10 News.