2003-11-20

    
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November 20, 2003
  Blended learning: wave of the future?PDF files may take a moment to load

Walk into any oversized lecture section and observe the large number of students passively listening to their prof. To remedy such a scene, alternative teaching approaches are being explored which would require students to take a more active role in their own education. One such approach is "blended learning."

November 20, 2003
  Gone without a tracePDF files may take a moment to load

A sudden increase in the theft of computer data projectors on campus means someone is getting a good deal on home entertainment equipment.

The computer data projectors, located in many classrooms around campus, have a retail value of anywhere from $6,000-$10,000 apiece and have been disappearing with alarming frequency. The stolen projectors are resold to individuals or pawnshops for use in projecting images onto big screen TVs.

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November 20, 2003
  'Tis the season to go pilferingPDF files may take a moment to load

The semester is quickly coming to an end. Holidays are just around the corner, which means car prowlings could increase. Already in October, there were eight reported cases, where the stolen goods amounted to $3,000.

"It's a good time to remind the campus community with the Christmas season approaching, not to leave any valuables open in the windows," said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. "Otherwise, we will have people that will smash windows and grab the contents."

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