TEA SHOWCASES LATEST
IN EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES
- Students and faculty interested in the latest educational technologies
for the classroom can find them at The University of Southern Mississippi's
"Technology Tea" on April 25.
the Office of Technology Resources, the tea will be held from noon
until 3 p.m. in rooms A, B and C of the union and will feature the
most up-to-date versions of instructional support technologies.
and educators alike can benefit from the tech tea, said Dr. Lin
Harper, coordinator of the Center for Education and Learning Technology.
and more students are coming to us to use high-tech methods in the
classroom," Harper said, "so educators must be fluent
in the methods available."
will be examples of instructional technology initiatives like the
"Highly Visible Undergraduate Classrooms," a series of
38 classrooms that will be renovated over the next three years to
include equipment allowing faculty and students to interact in new
and innovative ways. Equipment included in those rooms will be available
in the tech tea will also have the opportunity to "test drive"
the new PeopleSoft 8.0 software program, demonstrated by OTR's administrative
support team. The team will be on hand to answer questions about
term activation and transcript printing, among others.
feature of the tech tea, now in its third year, is the "vendor
showcase." In it, local and regional vendors bring their newest
and most popular technologies to demonstrate and discuss with faculty
and administrators. Those present will include Apple, Gateway, Dell
and Howard Computers, MISSCO, Daniel Communication, Inc., Comcast
Cable and MCSI.
provides visitors an opportunity to network with people who are
eager to share their experience and to identify resources that can
be used to help make education more effective and successful,"
said Bonnie Cooper, trainer for the Center for Education and Learning
faculty will also demonstrate technologies they are currently using
in the classroom. Dr. Steve Yuen, professor of technology education,
and Dr. Thelma Robertson, assistant professor of education leadership
and research, will discuss the use of PDAs; Dr. Mary Nell McNeese,
assistant professor of education leadership and research, and Dr.
Taralynn Hartsell, assistant professor of technology education,
will discuss and demonstrate the use of electronic SMARTBoards;
and Dr. Anita Davis, assistant professor in the School of Music,
and Dr. Ben Velasquez, associate professor in the School of Human
Performance and program director for Athletic Training, will discuss
the use of video in online education.
on security awareness and the Southern Miss Web site redesign project
will be available, in addition to the latest on Southern Miss online
and the Office of Research and Special Projects. W-Southern Miss
will provide music and entertainment and light refreshments will
For more information,
or call Bonnie Cooper at (601) 266-6899.
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.