ANNOUNCES NEW INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AWARDS
- President Shelby F. Thames announced today the creation of the
Distinguished Professor for Innovations in Teaching Awards at The
University of Southern Mississippi.
is our reason for being," Dr. Thames said. "Our number
one goal at Southern Miss is to provide our students with the best
education possible, and we do that through one-on-one, classroom,
and small-group teaching. These Distinguished Professor Innovations
in Teaching Awards give us the opportunity to reward the best of
Professor Innovations in Teaching Awards bring with them $5,000
and will be given to one outstanding professor in each of the five
colleges (Arts and Letters, Business and Economic Development, Education
and Psychology, Health, and Science and Technology) and one for
the Gulf Coast operations.
award will be allocated as a $2,500 stipend given to the professor
and $2,500 to his or her department, which will be used to assist
that professor in teaching endeavors.
criteria for the award and selection of the award winner will be
determined within each college. "It will be the responsibility
of the incoming deans of each of the colleges to implement this
award within their areas," Hattiesburg Provost Jay Grimes said.
be made next spring and will be used in the 2005 Fiscal Year.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.