LBJ School participates in ChildFest

The LBJ School was among approximately 50 UT Austin departments and organizations that participated in ChildFest, the crowning event of the university's Year of the Child celebration.

The fair, held on March 23 at the Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center, was the first of its kind in Austin. It featured 130 research, performances, and hands-on activities designed to educate and entertain children, parents, teachers, and others who provide care and services to young people.

The LBJ School's exhibit, titled "The Faces of Public Service," included two separate activities. One was a computer demonstration of a model Web site developed by an LBJ School policy research project for the Austin Learning Academy and Austin Free-Net (see related story). The second activity enabled children to select from a list of public service roles (president, senator, mayor, police chief, or fire chief) and then receive a printed certificate with their name and honorary title.

Other local colleges and universities--including St. Edward's University, Huston-Tillotson College, and Austin Community College--joined UT Austin in showcasing their child-related activities during the event.

Among the LBJ School staff who helped plan and coordinate ChildFest were Publications Director Marilyn Duncan, who headed the publicity committee, and Kay Albin, executive assistant to the dean, who coordinated the LBJ School's exhibits.

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