Associate Professor of Reading Ron Reigner dressed in tails to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day at the UWG Pre-K program. The National Education Association annually sponsors Read Across America on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Now in its 12th year, it focuses on motivating children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills.
Cita Cook, associate professor of history, wrote an essay on “Why we need to celebrate Women’s History Month,” which was published in the Times-Georgian several weeks ago. In case anyone missed it, you can read it here.
The American Revolution Roundtable of New York presented John Ferling, professor emeritus of history, with two awards this month. Ferling's 2007 book, “Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence,” was awarded the prize for the Best Book on the Year on the American Revolution. Ferling was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony was held at the Williams Club in Manhattan.
Cathleen Doheny, associate professor of early childhood and elementary education and director for the UWG Cherokee Rose Writing Project, hosted a workshop for local teachers in the Education Center. Participants in the workshop learn effective methods to teach their students writing skills with topics that included persuasive writing, using art and puppetry to teach writing and writing journals in math class. The UWG Cherokee Rose website also has a number of links to resources including the National Writing Project.
Dr. Joseph Huff, assistant professor of biology, was elected president-elect of the Georgia Nutrition Council. Huff has served on the GNC Board of Directors for three years and as Scholarship Committee Chair and Nomination Committee Chair. The GNC membership is made up of Cooperative Extension agents, dietitians, nutrition teachers, food scientists and others interested in broadening their perspectives of nutrition and uniting their efforts to address nutrition problems in the state. Huff teaches nutrition classes for biology majors and non-science majors and other biology courses.
Robert M. Sanders, professor of political science, and Sooho Lee, assistant professor of political science, published their article “Determinants of Public Support for Education Sales Tax Initiatives in Georgia” in the Journal of Education Finance.
Diane Homesley, associate director of development for the RCOB, obtained a John and Mary Franklin Foundation grant of $10,000 to support the Center for Business and Economic Research.
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