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Week of November 12

Nov 11, 2012, 06:06 pm - Carey Adams

The Imperative of Leadership, a lecture by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips

Monday, November 12, 2012, 6 p.m., The Armstrong Center.  Come hear Maj. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips, U.S. Army Reserve and former Deputy Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Dvision at Fort Stewart.  Can't make it to campus this evening?  The lecture will be broadcast live from the Armstrong Center on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6pm ESTvia Armstrong's USTREAM channel - just click the link to view! You may also download the free USTREAM app on your iOS or Android mobile device and search "Armstrong." 

Learn More About First Class at Forum

Tuesday, November 13, at noon in Solms 110.  If you think you may be interested in teaching one of the new freshman seminars, known as First Class, in Fall 2013, please come to this faculty forum and learn all about it.  Fall 2013 seems far away, but we will need to identify instructors for 47 pairings of Core classes and First Class seminars by early in the spring semester.  If you are interested in learning more about First Class but cannot attend this week's forum, contact Suzy Carpenter or Herbert Bruce.

What Do Peanut Butter, Bottled Water, and Hand Sanitizers Have in Common?

Whatever else they may share in common, all are needed in the nation's Northeast as people there recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.   Armstrong has partnered with Savannah Responds to collect donations in support of relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. Savannah Responds, founded over 30 years ago, coordinates distribution of supplies and volunteers to assist communities in the wake of disasters. Donations will be accepted through November 19 at several drop locations around campus.  See here for more details.

Beyond iTunes and Angry Birds: Tap the Teaching Potential of Your iPad

Online November 13 & 27 and December 4.  Please find here information on registering for three free iPad and iTunesU webcasts. These workshops are offered online and provide great information on how to incorporate the iPad into classroom teaching and how to optimize iTunesU. The workshops also discuss strategies for integrating electronic textbooks, apps, videos, and much more into teaching and learning. The three workshops align very well with the workshops that have been offered on campus through the Office of Online & Blended Learning and IT Services.

Plan Ahead For Spring 2013 TAP

Thinking about using your TAP benefit to take classes in the spring?  Now is the time to talk with your supervisor and get his/her approval.  To learn more about TAP, please visit http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program_tap/