Maroon Edition: Global Village Experience at Heifer Ranch

October 13-16, 2016

Join us for a weekend-long adventure at the Global Village within the Heifer Project Ranch in Perry County, Arkansas! The Heifer Project is an international aid organization, providing agricultural and educational resources to impoverished communities around the world. In connection with the Maroon Edition and the book Three Little Words, we engage in service work in Starkville on Thursday the 13th, helping local families struggling with food security. Then, from the 14th to the 16th, we will travel to Heifer Ranch where we will visit the farm, meet the animals, and take part in the Global Village Experience where we will learn about the struggles of impoverished families both in the U.S. and around the world. We will be staying in developing world conditions, working together, and improving our understanding of global poverty. This trip is an excellent opportunity for students who want to improve their leadership skills, build their community service portfolio, or just spend a fun weekend on a beautiful farm.

This trip is FREE TO MSU STUDENTS, but space is limited, so sign up soon! Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Please read the Program Information Sheet and then complete the registration form (linked below) and send it to Dr. Joe Witt, jwitt@philrel.msstate.edu. All registrations are due no later than Friday, September 16, with PRIORITY given to those received before September 9. The registration form includes an application paragraph which will be evaluated and used to select the final set of participants. Individuals who fail to complete all parts of the registration form will not be able to go on this trip. We will be staying in a rustic setting, so bring your sense of adventure and come ready to get in close contact with nature! We will have a group orientation meeting in late September, then a service event in Starkville on October 13th, and travel to Heifer on Friday, October 14, returning to campus on the evening of Sunday, October 16.

Please contact Dr. Joe Witt (Philosophy and Religion, jwitt@philrel.msstate.edu) or Dr. Lindsey Peterson (Sociology, lpeterson@soc.msstate.edu) if you have any questions or for more information.

 

 

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