Jackson Blended Learning Grant for Steven Elmer

Steven Elmer
Steven Elmer

Jackson Grant Recipients Announced

Due to a generous gift from William G. Jackson, the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce the 2015 grant recipients. Nearly $55,000 in grants were awarded to instructors and teams of instructors at $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 levels. These grants will support course/program reform or expansion projects using blended and online learning.

This year’s solicitation placed special emphasis on mentoring of instructors new to blended learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, shared content, matching support, testing and assessment. A committee, assembled by the Provost and the CTL Director, reviewed many compelling grant proposals in order to select this year’s grant recipients.

Assistant Professor Steven Elmer was awarded $7,567 for “Flipping KIP”: A Blended Learning Approach for Kinesiology Laboratories.

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SWEAT Program Kicks Off an Active New Year

Do you SWEAT? SWEAT (Social Wellness*Employee Action*Teamwork) is an employee wellness benefit designed to assist you in getting and staying active. New participants will receive a six-week membership to the SDC at no cost. The next session begins January 19 and also offers employees a chance to try out a Community Programs class:

Jan. 19–Feb. 25
Monday and Wednesday, 5–5:50 p.m.
SDC Studio

To sign up, contact Shannon Brodeur or visit SWEAT.

Lunch and Learn Dec. 11: Relax for the Holidays

SWEATBenefit Services and SWEAT will host a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Dec. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in Memorial Union Ballroom A2.

Shannon Brodeur, SWEAT coordinator, will present on the importance of taking a little time for yourself during the holidays. Several relaxation stations will be set up for employees to enjoy. All employees are welcome. Bring your lunch; hot cocoa and tea will be provided.

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Proposals in Progress November 20, 2014

PI Trejin Yoon (KIP), “Sex Effects on Stress-Induced Brain Activity During a Motor Task,” Marquette University

PI Lanrong Bi (Chem/BRC) and Co-PI Qinghui Chen (KIP/BRC), “Target Mitochondrial Fusion Process: Engineering of a Nanoparticals-Based Mitochondrial Drug Delivery Platform,” US Department of Health and Human Services-NIH

PI Zhiying Shan and Co-PI Qinghui Chen (KIP/BRC), “Brain Prorenin Receptor and Sympathetic Activation in Salt Sensitive Hypertension,” US Department of Health and Human Services-NIH

PI Zhiying Shan (KIP), “Dysregulation of Neuropeptide Networks in Nicotine Addiction,” University of Florida

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New Faculty Member Steven Elmer


Steven Elmer
Steven Elmer

Steven Elmer, PhD
Steven Elmer joins the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology as an assistant professor. Elmer comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Maine.

Elmer received a PhD and an MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah.

Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, he worked with the United States Olympic Committee. Elmer has been published in SportScience, the Journal of BiomechanicsClinical Biomechanics and more.

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