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Applications due for environmental fellowship

Jan. 19, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Gibbs House for Environmental Research and Education, a program of Western Michigan University's Environmental Institute, is accepting applications for 2005-06 resident coordinators.

WMU undergraduate students from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the one-year fellowship that provides free housing in WMU's historic Gibbs House in exchange for a project or study that increases the sustainability of the house or property. Selected students will engage in community outreach and may earn academic credit for their work.

Resident coordinators are chosen based on academic merit, experience in the chosen field of study, and ability to work independently. The selection will be made by a panel of professionals.

Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 4, and must include a completed application form, a resume, a transcript or unofficial facsimile, three academic or professional references and an abstract of a proposed study.

Gibbs House provides WMU undergraduate students with a setting in which they can generate pragmatic solutions to Kalamazoo's environmental challenges, educate the academic and local community and exemplify a sustainable and regenerative lifestyle.

Those interested should go to <homepages.wmich.edu/~j8weeby> for more details and to download an application. Applications also are available in the Environmental Studies office, 3930 Wood Hall. Resident coordinators for 2004-05, Tristan Brown and Brett Wagner, are available to answer questions at (269) 353-3313.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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