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Workshop bids farewell to PCA, CITE; launches future efforts

As Partnerships for Community Action and the Center for Innovative and Transformative Education close their doors, a workshop this Friday (Feb. 13) will celebrate the achievements of participants in PCA and CITE projects and provide guidance to those who wish to continue the collaborative, community-based work.

Shoulder to Shoulder, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, will include campus community members and representatives from organizations and other universities. At 9:15 a.m., past participants will offer a retrospective of their partnership projects, and a poster session at 10 a.m. will showcase partnership efforts from past years and serve as an opportunity for sharing of information.

Afternoon workshops will provide guidance on sustaining partnerships with youth and youth leader advocates, with the community and campus, and toward education reform.

For more information, call 2-8264 or email

Instructional software application process announced

The Academic Software Advisory Committee (ASAC) has established the application process for this year's requests for instructional software. Beginning today (Feb. 9) and continuing through 5 p.m. March 16, faculty (including chairs and directors) may complete software requests online. The application form is available at the ASAC Web site,

The site also provides details regarding the project timeline, application process, review criteria and ASAC committee members.

Famed African-American illustrator Frank Morrison here Thursday

Internationally known graphic artist Frank Morrison will be on campus Thursday (Feb. 12) to meet with faculty and art and art education students. He will also hold an open forum from 1-2 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater and read one of his books at the Child Development Center.

Morrison has illustrated children’s books written by authors such as Queen Latifah and Coretta Scott King, and is currently working on a book about President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. with five other prominent African-American illustrators.  

Recognized as one of the leading African-American artists in the world, Morrison’s contemporary style has been influenced by hip-hop music and culture.

He will also be visiting area schools as part of his stay in Bowling Green. To see his work, go to

Latta chairs major fund-raising conference

Marcia Sloan Latta, senior associate vice president for University advancement and a certified fund-raising executive, is chair of this year’s Major Gift Fund-raising Conference for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The conference, in San Antonio Tuesday through Friday (Feb, 10-13), welcomes development professionals in higher education from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

February 9, 2009