Monday, August 20, 2007
President announces Delaware Campus competitionAs the college begins to plan for the opening of the Delaware Campus, various issues need to be addressed regarding programs and services for students in the context of space, program and service needs, according to President Val Moeller.
"As the opening of Delaware Campus nears, we have much work to do," explained Dr. Moeller. "While this work is challenging, it is also exciting. Collaboration is going to be critical. This is where the award for the best ideas will come into play. You can have some fun developing these solutions and win an award for your division."
"Keep in mind that when the campus opens, we will have two buildings," Dr. Moeller continued. "One is an existing building with 9,500 square feet, which is primarily an office building, and a second building will be about 70,000 square feet with classrooms, computer labs and science labs."
The challenge to all divisions is to develop a strategic solution for some aspect of the operation of this new campus. There will be three awards of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 for the top three selected solutions. All proposals must be submitted by November 1, 2007, for an identification phase. If the proposal has merit (judged by a committee) the proponents will be invited to develop it further and submit it by March 15, 2008.
The following criteria will be used to judge the awards:
All awards must to be used for the benefit of the team for such things as professional development, departmental enhancement, or similar uses.
Workforce Development Programs to offer retirement planning sessionsSeveral sessions called "Retirement Planning Today- An Educational Course for Adults Ages 50-70" will be offered by Workforce Development Programs at the Dublin and Westerville Off Campus Centers.
The three-hour course costs $59.
Sessions will be offered at Westerville Center on Thursdays, September 6 and 13 and Tuesdays, September 11 and 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It will also be offered at the Dublin Center on Saturdays, September 29 and October 6 from 9 a.m. - noon, and Tuesdays, October 2 and 9, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
For more information or to receive a brochure outlining the course content, contact Tracy LaMar-Nickoli, program coordinator of Workforce Development Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ext. 5436.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15Hispanic Heritage Month will celebrate the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries--Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. The celebration runs from September 15 - October 15.
A few of the many notable Americans of Hispanic heritage include actresses Salma Hayek and Cameron Diaz, actors Raul Julia and Desi Arnaz, astronauts Carlos Noriega and Ellen Ochoa, football player Anthony Munoz, U.S. Surgeon General Antonio Novello, singers Trini Lopez and Joan Baez, labor leader Caesar Chavez, U.S. Congressman Joseph Marion Hernandez, and talk-show host/journalist Geraldo Rivera.
If you are of Hispanic heritage and would like to be profiled in "Update" newsletter during Hispanic Heritage Month, please contact Renée Hampton, special assistant to the Provost for Diversity, at ext. 5707.