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Faculty Noon Seminar Series returns

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Faculty Noon Seminar Series returns for the Spring 2009 semester with presentations on the carbon economy, online teaching and teaching methods.

Seminars will be held on the last Wednesday of each month, from 12-1 p.m. in the Normal Hall Faculty Lounge. Presentations will be 20-30 minutes in length, followed by a discussion. The series kicks off with a presentation on Jan. 28 by President Don Zillman entitled "Beyond the Carbon Economy."

On Feb. 25, several faculty members will offer a group presentation on "Everything You Wanted to Know about On-line Teaching but Were Afraid to Ask." This session will be led by Drs. Mike Amey, Ray Rice, Alice Sheppard, and Jing Qi, and instructor Wendy Ross.

On March 25, Dr. Harold Jones will lead a presentation on "Developing a Psychological Basis for Teaching Methods: Dream or Reality?"

The purpose of the Faculty Noon Seminar Series is to foster awareness of research and teaching activities taking place on campus and to provide a forum for dissemination between faculty members. The series also offers the opportunity to network and encourage transdisciplinary scholarly activity. As a campus wide forum, students, faculty and administrative staff are invited to present their work during the seminar series.

For more information about the Faculty Noon Seminar Series, contact Lynn Eldershaw at 768-9749.