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Student projects featured on national listening website

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Selected stories from students in Professor Jennifer Sias' First-Year Seminar classes last fall at Marshall University have been featured on the StoryCorps' National Day of Listening website.

The stories resulted from the class's final project in which students were assigned to interview a person who has made an impact on their lives and produce an audio or video digital story. All of their stories are on the class website: http://muweb.marshall.edu/wpmu/fys100-sias/.

Throughout the class, Sias and her students considered, discussed and reflected on various aspects of critical thinking, including the beliefs of others as well as their own.

"I am so proud of the work of these students," Sias said. "Think about it, the work of some of these first-year students has now been published or featured on a website that has a national and even international audience."

Sias said two of the Marshall students' best stories on StoryCorps' National Day of Listensing Website are interviews conducted by Joey Paugh and Danelle D. Wandling. They can be found at www.nationaldayoflistening.org.