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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

May 27, 2014

St. Joseph Center presents local educators with teaching grants

Northwest Missouri State University’s St. Joseph Center is helping fund student success in Savannah and St. Joseph through teaching grants.

Northwest recently awarded the grants, worth $500, to Stacia Slagle, librarian at John Glenn Elementary School in Savannah, and Bryan Baker, a history teacher at Central High School in St. Joseph. The grant recipients were recognized during presentations at their schools May 13.

Slagle receives a Northwest teaching grant to fund her project, “Technology Impacts Student Learning.” The project will help students by providing wireless access in the library so they may utilize technology in their reading.

“We want students to want to read so they can be prepared for the 21st century,” Slagle wrote in her application. “We want reading and technology to go hand in hand and intertwine in student instruction. John Glenn accepted this challenge and is working toward implementing technology into the library.”

Baker received a Northwest teaching grant for His project, “World War II Primary Sources,” which aims to help students apply critical thinking skills and experience World War II through documents and photographs.

Northwest’s St. Joseph and Kansas City centers annually fund projects for teachers and administrators in the St. Joseph and Kansas City areas. Applicants can earn awards of up to $500. The grants are aimed at assisting with student learning and success.

Northwest’s St. Joseph and Kansas City centers offer 20 graduate degree and certificate programs including 19 in education ranging from master’s, education specialist and education doctorate degrees, as well as a Master of Business Administration. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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