The Yellow Sheet 2001
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News & AnnouncementsParking Lot Closed... The heating plant parking lot will be closed Friday, Jan. 5. Heavy equipment is being brought in for work to replace the boiler.
Chapel Spire Update... During Christmas Recess problems developed with the Christ Chapel spire and action was taken immediately to secure it. The chapel is temporarily closed and access to the area immediately adjacent to it is restricted to allow for additional structural assessment and possible reinforcement. Events scheduled to take place in the chapel will be relocated elsewhere until work is complete. Daily worship services will be held in Alumni Hall at 10 a.m. until further notice. Everyone's patience and cooperation during this time is appreciated.
NSF Grant... Mike Hvidsten and Charles Pastor (both mathematics and computer science) recently were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) matching grant of $21,300 for their project "Enhancing Student Preparation for Calculus via a Web-based Homework System." Project objectives include enhancing student learning in introductory calculus courses and improving faculty assessment of student performance through a flexible, Web-based system.
Dennis Henry, physics, had an article "Enhancing electromagnetism experiments with clamp-on ammeters," published in the January 2001 issue of The American Journal of Physics.
David Koppenhaver, education, had an article, titled "Literacy in AAC: What Should Be Written on the Envelope We Push?," published in the December issue of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Mike Miller, education, has been named chair of the Accountability Focus Council for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Focus Council will complete an ongoing study of accountability contexts and complete white papers to guide the work of the organization and profession. Miller currently serves on the Board of Directors for AACTE. Miller was also recently elected president-elect for the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE). His term will begin after the national meeting in late February. His 2-year term as president will begin a year later.
(news services), Randall Stuckey
affairs), Dean Wahlund (public
affairs), and Steve
presented the session "Crisis Communication: Managing the Unpredictable
as a Team" Dec. 12 at the 26th Annual CASE V Conference in Chicago. CASE
is the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Library Hours for January
Term are as follows: Monday-Thursday
-- 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
and Sunday -- noon-10 p.m.
Apartment for Rent... A 2-bedroom duplex apartment with a garage and cable television is available at 325 Skaro in St. Peter. Call 934-4305.
Holden Village Trip... A St. Peter group is going to Holden Village in late June 2001. Anyone interested in going on this trip or knowing more about Holden Village should contact Johann Liljengren (931-9387 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Need a Calendar? Free 2001 calendars provided by AAL are available in the Office of Public Affairs. Stop by to pick one up in the Carlson Administration Building.
Room for Rent in
a quiet, smoke-free house in Le Sueur, close highway access. Asking $25
per night, but is negotiable. Call 931-7850 weekdays between 8 a.m.-4:30
p.m. and (507) 665-2953 evenings and weekends.
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