Skip to main content
Skip to main content

WKU News

WKU student awarded Humanity in Action Fellowship

WKU student awarded Humanity in Action Fellowship

A WKU student has been awarded a Humanity in Action Fellowship to study human rights in Warsaw, Poland, in the summer of 2017.

Jay Todd Richey of Glasgow, a WKU senior majoring in Political Science and Asian Religions and Culture with a minor in Legal Studies, is one of 54 Humanity in Action Fellows accepted from 40 U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the Fellowship programs in Europe and Atlanta. Humanity in Action is an international organization that educates, inspires and connects a network of university students and young professionals committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world.

 “I am very excited that Jay Todd will have this prestigious opportunity to study human rights on the ground in Warsaw,” said Dr. Patricia Minter, associate professor of History and coordinator for the Legal Studies minor. “He has broad interests in human rights, legal theory and public policy, with particular interests in civil liberties and international frameworks. Jay Todd is a natural and thoughtful leader, one who possesses both the passion for human rights and the skills for success working within any setting. It has been a joy to work with him on the history of human rights both as a student in my classes and as his thesis director.”

Richey, the son of Lorie and Jeff Richey, is conducting research with Dr. Minter for his Honors Capstone Thesis on academic freedom as a human right. He serves as the two-term WKU Student Government Association President, Student Regent on the WKU Board of Regents, and Chair of the Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky. He is also Founder and Chair of the WKU Student Coalition for Renters’ Rights. He is also a student in the Mahurin Honors College at WKU and the Chinese Flagship Program.

Richey plans to pursue graduate study in human rights in preparation for a career in human rights law and public policy.

About Humanity in Action: Humanity in Action is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with governing and advisory Boards in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States. HIA has educated over 1,300 young leaders in their 20s and 30s who now form a unique international network. Humanity in Action works with university students and young professionals in Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, the United States and Ukraine. Its network contributes in innovative ways to advance human rights and democratic freedoms.  Humanity in Action's annual fellowship programs bring together more than 100 European and American university students and young professionals each summer in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands to discuss, learn and research in international groups. Humanity in Action Fellows meet leading experts and activists to study the Holocaust and contemporary challenges to minority rights. Fellows write research-based articles and develop teaching tools to share what they learned in their programs. Humanity in Action supports all Fellows financially for the duration of their programs, allowing for the merit-based selection of diverse applicants.


Contact: Dr. Patricia Minter, (270) 745-5098

Categories
All News  Now Viewing Category: All
Media Relations
President Caboni News
CEBS
CHHS News
Gordon Ford College of Business
Ogden News
PCAL
Academic Affairs
WKU Regional Campuses
Glasgow News
Etown & Fort Knox
Owensboro News
Transportation
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
The Center for Gifted Studies
Police
Emergency Preparedness
Facilities
Housing & Residence Life
Student Activities and Organizations
Augenstein Alumni Center
Campus Activities Board
The Confucius Institute
Cultural Enhancement Series
DELO News
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Museum
Downing Student Union
Hardin Planetarium
Health Services
Human Resources News
Instruments of American Excellence
International Student Office
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
Library News
Math News
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Office of Sustainability
Parent's Association
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Student Financial Assistance
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Employment
Student Government Association News
Student Research Council
Study Abroad
Van Meter Auditorium
WellU
WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program News
WKU Joint Admissions
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Latest Headlines
Bradbury wins the 2017 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award

Western Kentucky University Libraries has selected River Runs Deep, by Jennifer Bradbury, as the winner of the eleventh Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award

WKU professor returns from three-week Latin American expedition

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography, returned recently from a Latin American expedition that visited seven destinations, completing a three-week journey representing WKU and the American Geographical Society.

Elevator Pitch Competition Awards $550 to Student-Run Businesses
Featured Articles
Elevator Pitch Competition Awards $550 to Student-Run Businesses
WKU Forensics Team competes in Mississippi and Missouri

The WKU Forensics Team traveled to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Oct. 21-22.

Katherine Crider crowned WKU Homecoming queen

Katherine Crider of Dawson Springs was crowned WKU’s 2017 Homecoming queen on Saturday (Oct. 14).

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 5/2/17