CSUB News

 NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2003
CONTACT: Becky Zelinski, 661/664-2138, bzelinski@csub.edu
or Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

CSUB Professor receives national recognition

California State University, Bakersfield English professor, Monica G. Ayuso, has been selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of 29 summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that supports seminars and institutes at colleges and universities each summer so that teachers can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Ayuso will participate in a six-week program at the University of Missouri entitled žAfro-Hispanic Writers and the Canon.Ó The 15 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,700 to cover their travel, study and living expenses.

Topics for the 29 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer include the Civil Rights Movement, British Romantic fiction, the English Reformation, and major figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. The approximately 500 teachers who participate in these studies will teacher more than thirty thousand American students the following year.