Archives—June 2012

Walck Coordinates General Education

As new chair of the General Education Council, Associate Provost Christa Walck will be assuming responsibility for coordinating General Education effective July 1. In that role, Walck follows Brad Baltensperger, chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, who chaired the General Education Council since 2007 as representative of the Provost.

Free Rides on Tech’s Research Vessel During Strawberry Fest

The public is invited to venture onto Chassell Bay to learn how scientists assess the health of a lake during four free scientific excursions on the R/V Agassiz during the Chassell Strawberry Festival from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 7. “We encourage Copper Country residents and visitors to learn how scientists study the Great Lakes and what factors contribute to a healthy lake,” said Joan Chadde, education program coordinator.

Tech Helps Teachers Learn to Use Forest Ecology in Curriculum

The institute will run from June 18 to 22 at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo and Belle Isle Flynn Pavilion. The teachers will learn about forest soils, urban forestry, forest health (insects and diseases), enhancing wildlife habitats, forest management and measurements, and how to identify trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. They will work together to apply what they’ve learned to their classrooms.

Last Opportunity to Weigh in on Candidates for the Center for Teaching and Learning

Last week’s public presentations by the two final candidates for director, Center for Teaching and Learning, are available for online viewing at the links provided below. The two candidates are Debra Charlesworth, assistant to the dean, Graduate School; and Michael Meyer, senior lecturer, Physics.