ISSUE DATE: February 12, 2001
Who needs a Valentine when there is lunch!
Faculty and staff can look forward to another networking lunch break at the College Terrace this Wednesday, with the buffet open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu will be a la carte and will include soup, sandwiches and desserts. The menu changes were made based on suggestions after the first luncheon.
When the budget is "academic"
The first issue on the table at last week's Faculty Conversations was the budget . . . or lack of it. More than a dozen faculty and professional staff members meeting with President Roger Bowen and other members of the cabinet agreed that the university has enjoyed great success with many elements of the strategic plan, including funding additional faculty positions. However, the progress has been hampered by a stagnant budget for supplies and materials. Bowen agreed, noting that he'd support a budget process that evaluates how and where resources are allocated. Other issues included curriculum "ownership" and ways to better prepare incoming freshmen for success at the collegiate level.
. . . We were all affected by last week's whiteout, but less so than many in the area because of the quick and effective snow clearing work by our Facilities staff - thanks!
Baback Izadi (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Fusun Ozguner (Ohio State University) recently published a paper entitled "Reconfigurable K-ary Tree Multiprocessors" in International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 227 - 234, 2000.
Douglas Maynard (Psychology) co-authored an article entitled "Attitudes Toward Surveys: Development of a Measure and Its Relationship to Respondent Behavior" which appeared in the January 2001 issue of the journal Organizational Research Methods. The other co-authors were Steven G. Rogelberg, Gwenith G. Fisher, Milton D. Hakel -- both from Bowling Green State University -- and Michael Horvath from Michigan State University.
Stuart Robinson (Athletics) attended the annual NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Rules Committee meeting in Key Largo, Fla., last week as one of only nine people nationally, and one of two individuals in Division III, on the committee. The 11-member committee, which serves all NCAA division levels, discussed and planned potential rules modifications under which NCAA collegiate soccer is played.
Jeffrey Miller will be the director of the Honors Program effective in the fall. Miller's strong academic and teaching record coupled with his involvement in many intellectual programs throughout campus made him a prime candidate for the position. The university Honors Program engages motivated, hardworking and resourceful students in challenging, academic work as well as extracurricular and community service.
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