Maroon Edition: Global Village Experience

Maroon Edition 2014 Heifer Global Village Experience
October 23-25, 2014

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 Sarah Thebarge’s book, The Invisible Girls, we will visit the farm, meet the animals, and take part in the Global Village Experience where we will learn about the struggles of families in poor and developing nations (much like the Somalian refugees of Thebarge’s book).  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!  Please complete and submit the Program Information Sheet (linked below), then fill out the registration form and send it to Dr. Joe Witt, jwitt@philrel.msstate.eduAll registrations are due no later than Friday, September 26.  Please note that, due to overwhelming interest in previous years, we have added a mandatory application paragraph to the registration form.  This will be used to select the final set of participants.  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 early October and then travel to Heifer on Thursday, October 23 (the first day of Fall Break), returning to campus on the evening of Saturday, October 25.     
Please contact Dr. Joe Witt (Philosophy and Religion, or Dr. Carolyn Huntington (Animal and Dairy Science, if you have any questions. 

Heifer Global Village Experience

Global Village Experience Registration Form (PDF)

Global Village Information Sheet (PDF)




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