ERIC Number: ED245853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
University for Man Annual Report for 1981.
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man.
The 1981 report describes current activities, publications and films, sources of financial support, and organizational overview of the University for Man (UFM), founded in 1967 in Manhattan, Kansas, on the concept of citizens learning from each other and involving themselves to affect their community. The organization is divided into three program units: local Manhattan campus and community programs, state outreach, and appropriate technology. During 1980, UFM's core program in Manhattan used volunteer instructors to teach over 800 courses to more than 15,000 participants. Current UFM Manhattan projects are Know-How Network, offering programs for minority, low-income, and non-formally educated persons; Folklife projects indentifying and activating folk artists and their crafts; Lou Douglas Lecture Series, focusing on human rights in 1981; Let's Recreate, providing recreational courses for the handicapped; and Community Gardens, a 2 1/2 acre plot used by over 100 families. Begun in 1977, the UFM Outreach Program now offers over 40 programs in small, rural Kansas communities. Since 1978, the Appropriate Technology Program has sponsored classes, seminars, and workshops to promote local self-reliance in energy, food, shelter, and resource management. Current areas of expertise include home energy conservation, passive solar design, solar greenhouse design and construction, and edible landscaping. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas