Todd and Crew Start Venture Club
Dr. Walter Todd, associate director of the Campus Center for Intramurals and assistant professor of physical education and recreation, loves the outdoors and traditionally takes the UWG intramural student groups to exciting places as far as Japan and as close as the Okefenokee Swamp. This year, a student asked Todd to go a step further and begin a Venture Club on campus. He told the student to come up with a few new members and he would say “yes” to that request. Nine students showed up for the first meeting and membership has increased since then to 11 Venturers and six advisors and committee members. Venturing Crew 6617 plans their own adventures on and off campus and recently returned from an archery camping trip in Argon, GA. To contribute to their travel and gear costs or to join, call Todd at 678-839-0669.
Grants Fund Programs for City and Counties
Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt (left), associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Gail Marshall (below), temporary assistant professor of early childhood and elementary education, were awarded two grants totaling nearly $70,754 to fund education programs for schoolteachers in the city of Carrollton and the West Georgia region. Their first grant, “High School Chemistry Laboratory: A Contextual and Inquiry-Based Teaching Approach,” offers a professional development program for teachers to develop a high school chemistry curriculum that will focus on students doing science, not viewing science. Their second grant, “Experiences in Inquiry for K-2nd Grade Elementary Teachers,” offers a development workshop that targets kindergarten through second grade elementary school teachers. A Grant Finale is scheduled on Saturday, April 19, and will recognize teachers participating in the grant programs with a luncheon and presentation. The Grant Finale is for the 2007-08 program.
Dr. Bobby Powell, chair and professor of physics, and David Curtis, instructor of physics, received a $24,991 grant from the Teacher Quality Program. The grants in the program are intended to make lasting changes in the ways teachers are recruited, prepared, licensed and supported. One clear goal of these grants is supporting efforts to reduce shortages of qualified teachers in high-need school districts.
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