|Governor's Scholars Program to kick off 19th year
at Centre College
RELEASED: June 20, 2001
DANVILLE, KYThe 2001 Governor's Scholars Program gets underway this weekend as 340 students are to arrive Saturday on the Centre College campus. The Kentucky high school students were selected for the five-week program at Centre, and they will study a variety of topics.
Each scholar will choose a major field of study, selecting from themes such as "The Fine Arts," "Biological Issues" or "Historical Analysis." The coursework in each major will be built around morning seminars taught by faculty members drawn from colleges, universities and high schools throughout Kentucky and beyond.
Each GSP student will also have a minor field of study. One of this year's themes, "Alligators in the sewer," will deal with urban legends.
International relations and drama will be two major focuses of this year's GSP.
Many of the faculty and resident advisors have had experience teaching, studying and living abroad and will share their experiences with the students. They have traveled to destinations such as France, Great Britain, Latin America, Vietnam and Africa to just name a few.
The GSP at Centre will also be hosting an acting troupe. This group will perform at Centre as well as the two other GSP sites this summer.
Clarence Wyatt, the Pottinger Associate Professor of History at Centre and special assistant to the president, is serving as the campus director of the GSP at Centre this year. The program began at Centre in 1983.
The GSP at Centre is staffed by 20 faculty members, six members of the office staff, and 17 resident advisors, many of whom are students at Kentucky colleges and universities.
Among the special features of this year's GSP at Centre: Former astronaut and Kentucky native Story Musgrave will deliver a lecture as will cross-Atlantic rower Tori Murden-McClure. African-American historian George Wright is also scheduled to speak during the GSP.
Sherleen Sisney is statewide director of the Governor's Scholars Program. The other GSP campuses will be at Northern Kentucky University and Eastern Kentucky University. Every school district in the state will be represented this summer at the GSP campuses.
Milton Reigelman, Cowan Professor of English at Centre, will serve as the director of special events for all three campuses of the GSP.
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