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Students win Intrepid Research grants

January 15, 2014

 Three Saint Francis students have been named recipients of a 2013-14 Intrepid research grant in the School of Arts & Letters. The recipients are Rose Klaiber from Sykesville; Jennifer Wilde from Ligonier; and Dustin Williams from Bedford.

The $1,000 competitive grants are awarded annually to students proposing significant academic, creative, or service projects. The Intrepid grants are funded by Equity Concepts North, M. David Halpern, president; and the School of Arts & Letters.

Klaiber, an English major, is documenting the life and literary career of Caroline Reese through archival research. Reese was the only woman to file on-the-scene reports during the aftermath of the 1889 Johnstown Flood.

Wilde will examine parenting methods for children with intellectual disabilities and autism. Her study will concentrate on building self-efficacy in these children. Wilde is a psychology major.

Williams is majoring in communications. As part of the research for a promotional study abroad video, he will travel to France in the spring to videotape the activities of students and faculty at Saint Francis’ study center in Ambialet.

The School of Arts & Letters at Saint Francis includes the departments of communications, education, environmental studies, fine arts, history/political science, literature & languages, philosophy/religious studies, psychology, social work and sociology/criminal justice.