10th Annual River Cleanup a Success
The Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Group, the Department of Geosciences and Rivers Alive conducted their 10th annual River Cleanup on the Little Tallapoosa River that runs through the campus and Indian Creek. More than 60 volunteers waded through the muck to haul 86 bags of trash, 26 tires, a smashed microwave oven and VCR, a pool table and a train car wheel. Faculty and staff who spent their Saturday picking up trash were Dr. Curtis Hollabaugh, chair and professor of Geosciences, Randa Harris, instructor in Geosciences, Dr. Ben DeMayo, professor emeritus of physics, Jason Kessler, English instructor, and Dr. Walter Todd, assistant professor of physical education and associate director of Campus Center Intramurals. UWG students majoring in geosciences, freshmen, Todd’s UWG First Year class and community members were on the scene, too.
Dr. Brad Yates, acting director of the Mass Communications Program and associate professor of Mass Communications presented a paper, “Mass communication and journalism faculty’s perceptions of the effectiveness of e-mail communication with college students: A nationwide study,” Yates, B. L., Adams, J. W., & Brunner, B. R. (2008), at the annual meeting of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communication in Chicago. Yates was also elected the head of the Entertainment Studies Interest Group at the meeting.
Yates also co-authored the article, “Social-structural factors and their impact on electronic journalism and mass communication faculty: A national study of journalism and mass communication faculty,” which was published in the International Journal of Instructional Media 37(3).
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