1. K-State home
  2. »Primary Texts Certificate
  3. »research

Primary Texts Certificate

Prof. Laurie M. Johnson
Director, Primary Texts Certificate
c/o Department of Political Science
214 Calvin Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Register Online!

lauriej@k-state.edu

Scholarships and Research

The Primary Texts Program encourages students to get involved with research in their undergraduate studies. Here are a few opportunities available:

Swogger Scholarship Swogger Primary Texts Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Claire Swogger, whose Redbud Foundation is a major supporter of K-State’s Primary Texts Certificate. The Swoggers’ commitment to primary texts education at K-State has made possible the program’s core course “DAS 300: Primary Texts Core Course” and many other benefits, including the possibility of promoting the primary texts idea to other institutions of higher education. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote undergraduate primary texts coursework and research using primary texts and to facilitate travel to take courses or do primary texts-related research. In either case the program will help students with the goal of presenting and potentially publishing related work as appropriate.

To apply for this scholarship, a student must be enrolled in the Primary Texts Certificate program. For more information and to apply: lauriej@ksu.edu<mailto:lauriej@ksu.edu>.

Dr. Glenn Swogger received his B.A., which featured core courses using primary texts in the sciences, history, social sciences, humanities and philosophy, from the University of Chicago in 1954, just before he turned 18. After that, he spent a year in UC’s Committee of Human Development. He then entered medical school at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, graduating, and also marrying Claire (now deceased), in 1960. He served his residency at Bronx Municipal/Albert Einstein Hospital, and began private practice in 1971. His career culminated with the Directorship of the Menninger Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences in Topeka. He retired from this position in 1993. Claire was well known for her love of art, and particularly for her excellent photographic work. Glenn Swogger is part owner of Kaw Valley State Banks. The Swoggers founded the Redbud Foundation. Glenn continues to serve in the capacity of Chairman of the Board of the banking business started by his father during the Great Depression.

Undergraduate Research Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry offers $1,000 Research and Travel Awards. The awards are open to students of all majors. Questions should be directed by email to our@ksu.edu or by phone to 785-532-5864. Apply at www.k-state.edu/undergradresearch 

Other department-specific research opportunities are listed at http://www.k-state.edu/undergradresearch/opportunities/

The College of Arts and Sciences also offers research awards. These awards are awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for research awards to conduct projects with faculty members in the college. Faculty members from departments outside the college may serve as co-mentors on projects but the primary mentor must have a faculty appointment in an A&S department. Projects will be one summer or one semester in length.  Students selected for research awards will receive a scholarship award of $1,000. This award will be applied to the student’s financial aid package.The information on how to apply can be found at: https://artsci.kstate.edu/research/undergraduate/application.html.

Undergraduate Journals

Agora: Journal for Undergraduate Scholarly Papers 

Crossing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

Touchstone

The Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory: https://wordpress.mercyhurst.edu/upd/

The Council on Undergraduate Research: http://www.cur.org/

Northern Illinois University: https://www.niutoday.info/2017/12/11/undergraduates-now-have-their-own-journal-for-political-issues-and-its-based-at-niu/