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Accepting Applications for the 26th Frontier Field Trip

Wednesday, June 25, 2014



Dear NCFPD-affiliated students,
We are happy to announce the next Frontier field trip—to New Orleans in late August 2014.  The informational flyer and application are attached.
This field trip, entitled “Coffee imports, a British invasion, and all that Jazz,” is designed to stimulate and develop intellectual curiosity regarding a wide range of issues of importance to scholarly, thoughtful leaders studying the global food system.  The field trip, to occurAugust 20-23, will involve exploration of the following:

  1. The scope and complexity of international trade in the western hemisphere (involving briefings and an experiential tour provided by trade, security, and public health officials at the Port of New Orleans, the longest wharf in the world);
  2. The practicalities of caffeinating America (involving a visit to the world’s largest coffee processing facility—Silocaf);
  3. The history of America (involving a paddle-boat ride on the Mississippi River system to Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve and the site of the Battle of New Orleans, the final episode in the War of 1812); and
  4. A scholarly skill-development workshop (entitled “How to write like a jazz musician”).

If you are interested and can commit to traveling August 20-23, please complete the application below (a limited number of NCFPD students will be selected).  Airfare, all major ground transportation, and lodging costs will be covered for those selected to participate. 
Please follow the instructions below and the instructions contained in the documents.  Applications are due by the end of the day of Tuesday, July 1st.
NOTE:  It is required you use the latest version of the free Adobe Reader to complete these pdf forms.
If you do not have the latest version of Adobe Reader, you can download it here:
If you attempt to use your browser pdf editor or other third party pdf editors, it may result in a corrupted and unreadable form.
Also, before completing the forms, save them to a location on your computer, open them in Adobe Reader and fill in all fields, then save them to your computer.  You may then submit the completed form as an attachment to an email.
Steve Toburen
Student Coordinator, Frontier Program
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
Kansas State University
309 Coles Hall
Manhattan KS, 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1720


Apply for the field trip by EOB on Tuesday, July 1st!

Download Application Form

Download the 26th Frontier Field Trip Agenda