• Philosophy professor Robert Strikwerda, director of IU Kokomo’s Honors Program, was an invited speaker at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in November where the theme was “Bridging Currents and Cultures.” He and colleagues from the University of Alabama presented multidisciplinary innovations in teaching, including Strikwerda’s freshmen learning seminar, “Trees, Treasures and Trash.” One activity he hopes to incorporate in the seminar is a mock town meeting, with students role-playing citizens with different perspectives on ecological issues, such as land use or waste disposal regulations.
• The Indiana University Alumni Association currently has more than 99,030 members; living graduates number more than 440,000.
• What’s the Semantic Web? Find out how this newest research tool is progressing with a 5:45 p.m. presentation by Marlon Pierce of the IU Community Grids Lab on Thursday (Jan. 22) at the IUPUI Library.
• Goldie Hawn will visit Fort Wayne as the keynote speaker
for “Tapestry: A Day for Women 2004” at the IPFW Gates Sports
Center on April 30. Better sign up soon; this popular event