Professor from MU to lecture at Governor's Honors Academy
FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- A Marshall University professor has been selected to lecture at the 2014 Governor's Honors Academy at Fairmont State University.
Dan Hollis, associate professor of journalism and mass communications, will present his lectures "First Amendment" and "Re-writing the Constitution" during the academy that will take place Sunday, June 29, to Saturday, July 19.
Faculty and staff for the academy are carefully selected to give students a specially designed curriculum. The students attend workshops, classes and a variety of extra-curricular activities in the areas of arts, humanities, mathematics, science and technology.
This year's theme of the academy is 'The Good Life.' "This year's theme, which is incorporated into each course, explores the concept of 'The Good Life' and its meaning," said J. Robert Baker, director of the honors program at Fairmont. "What kind of life are you going to create? Students will discover ways to make a life as well as a living." In 1984, Gov. John D. Rockefeller started West Virginia's first Governor's School, the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy.
It is designed to stimulate and support excellence in education through a three-week residential summer program, which is provided without cost to 200 of the state's top achieving rising high school seniors.
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