The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 24
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
March 7, 2003

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Senior Elise Metzger and assistant professor Joseph Krupczynski prepare the Student Union Gallery for an accreditation review of the Art Department's Interior Design/Architectural Studies Program by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER). FIDER is a specialized accrediting agency assessing interior design programs at colleges and universities in North America. Its mission, according to the FIDER Website, is to "promote excellence in interior design education through research and the accreditation of academic programs." Standards developed by interior design practitioners and educators and concern for continued growth and development are central to accreditation. (Stan Sherer photo) Senior Elise Metzger and assistant professor Joseph Krupczynski prepare the Student Union Gallery for an accreditation review of the Art Department's Interior Design/Architectural Studies Program by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER). FIDER is a specialized accrediting agency assessing interior design programs at colleges and universities in North America. Its mission, according to the FIDER Website, is to "promote excellence in interior design education through research and the accreditation of academic programs." Standards developed by interior design practitioners and educators and concern for continued growth and development are central to accreditation. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

President's Office says cuts may cost 1,500 jobs
Gov. Mitt Romney's proposal to reorganize the state public higher education system would cut the University's funding by $65 million and force the layoff of 1,500 employees across the five campuses, according to analysis by the President's Office.

MISER shares trade data with World Trade Centers
The campus-based Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research (MISER) is supplying trade data information to the membership of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), a New York-based not-for-profit organization.

Faculty forum on war in Iraq scheduled
F aculty members are invited to present their views on the impending war in Iraq at a forum Tuesday, March 11, in 101 Lincoln Campus Center. The 12:15 p.m. gathering is being sponsored by Faculty Senate secretary Ernest May and Massachusetts Society of Professors president Ron Story.

Faculty Senate to hear from Tocco, discuss science library plan
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Chairman Stephen P. Tocco will address the Faculty Senate at its March 13 meeting in 227 Herter Hall and will take questions from the audience.

Brown takes reins as new leader in Music and Dance
The Department of Music and Dance has a new interim chair, T. Dennis Brown, associate professor of Music. The first week of January, Brown took over when Roger Rideout, who had been serving as interim chair since former chair Ernest May became secretary of the Faculty Senate in 2000, stepped down.

Refurbished Bezanson to reopen soon
What started as a make-up job for Bezanson Recital Hall in 1995 has since become a full-fledged face-lift, which will culminate in an official reopening of the hall and its new lobby April 13.

Alumna calls Nursing students to political action
Nursing majors need to be more politically active in order to respond to emerging issues in healthcare they will face as they enter the workforce, according to alumna Barbara Blakeney, president of the American Nurses Association.

 
 
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