September 30, 2015                                                                                                      Newsblast Vol. 5 No. 5
In This Issue
Restoring Justice in Manhattan
Bolton Brings Education to New 4-Hers
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Although U.S. women are currently leading the way in terms of higher education, a 2015 National Science Foundation report found a lack of representation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors. "While women receive over half of bachelor's degrees awarded in the biological sciences, they receive far fewer in the computer sciences, engineering, physics, and mathematics and statistics," said the National Girls Collaborative Project.   Read More.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Gregory Paul, partnered with Thea Nietfeld, a restorative justice practitioner who works for the Salina Initiative for Restorative Justice (SIRJ) for an engagement incentive grant project; Community Engagement for Restorative Justice in Manhattan, KS. Together, they employ a method of restorative justice within the Manhattan community that is designed to change the way people view the justice system. Bolton Brings Education to New 4-Hers

Professor Debra Bolton, Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist, said there is one goal that every U.S. family has in common: "Families want the American dream," said Bolton.
The problem, according to Bolton, is many families don't know the process to get there. That's where Reaching New Audiences in 4-H, Bolton's engagement incentive grant project, comes in.   Read More.  
Kansas State University established the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) in 2004 to enhance democracy through improved community deliberation. Soon after, the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) was created by K-State in 2006 to connect the resources of the university to significant issues of public need facing Kansas and communities worldwide. To help sustain rural communities due to growing economic problems, CECD launched the Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) in 2008.