October 28, 2010 –
MAYETTA: A Computer Information Services course (CSIS125P-8), offered by Friends University and being taught by Travis Reed, is being held this fall in the PBP Government Center computer laboratory. Fourteen students are enrolled in the class that includes adult tribal members and non-natives from the community. Individuals are working toward attaining college degrees from Friends University and more classes are planned for this spring.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation was noted recently in Indian Country Today for being the first tribe in the state of Kansas to partner with a university in providing an on-reservation classroom. Kristen Aitkens, director of education, and the PBP Tribal Council selected Friends University to partner with due to the University’s commitment to recruit students to the program and their ability to help provide financial support for teaching space and course instruction.
Friends University is an independent, comprehensive, liberal-arts University based in Wichita with permanent locations in Topeka and Lenexa.
For more information about the new collaborative program go tohttp://www.pbpindiantribe.com/education.aspx