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A series of forums with candidates for the dean’s post at the School of Education began this week with a visit by Cynthia Tomovic, head of the department of organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue University.

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A $50,000 grant for a project designed to increase teachers'' computer applications and information technology in the classroom has been awarded to the Pioneer Valley Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Network (PV STEMNET).

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A symposium titled “Energy for the 21st Century” will be held Saturday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 104 Thompson Hall.

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Unionized campus employees are scheduled to receive retroactive lump-sum salary payments on April 22, according to the Division of Human Resources.

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Thomas P. Russell, professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, will give this year''s concluding Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Monday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room of Goodell Hall. The talk is titled “Small Devices from Long Chains: Polymer and Nanotechnology.”

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi this week responded to criticism of his draft action plan to improve campus diversity by revising the timetable for discussing the proposal and augmenting the materials available to the campus community.

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A state senate task force report which recommends up to $300 million in additional spending on public higher education and caps on tuition and fee increases drew praise from Chancellor John V. Lombardi, who expressed enthusiasm for the panel’s objectives.

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Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball coach Travis Ford has been named the new head coach of the Minutemen.

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More than 80 minority high school students, guidance counselors and science teachers from around the state will convene in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium March 29 for a day of first-hand demonstrations about careers in engineering.

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The campus’s Labor/Management Workplace Education program, working with a group of local employers, unions and the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, will help boost the skills of area workers and prepare others to obtain jobs in higher education.

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