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Profile: Dean Kurtz
College offers easier road to degree
Professors praised for flood relief
Wizardry and academia meet
STEM scholarship awarded
Olympics sees shades of U of M
Names in the news


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October 2012 Update
experiential University College offers “professionals” easier road to degree
Frustrated by the amount of time it was taking to earn a degree while also working full time, Ann Marie Charnes felt aspirations of earning an undergraduate degree and the dream of attending law school both slipping away.
Flood Relief Efforts Hill, Waldron praised for flood relief efforts
Two U of M associate professors whose roles during the summer 2011 Mississippi River flooding helped protect citizens have been honored with First Responder Awards from the state of Tennessee.
Harry Potter Wizardry, academia meet in unique U of M Honors course
Learning to read was a painstakingly slow process for U of M freshman Preston Blair. Double vision and low-level dyslexia meant “everything was double and backward” when he looked at a page. Yet, as Blair would discover, the only way to learn to read is by actually opening a book and giving it a try.
Dean Kurtz Profile: Dr. Henry Kurtz
In the next several issues of Update, we are profiling the deans of our colleges and schools. In this issue, we highlight Dr. Henry Kurtz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
STEM scholarship awarded Tigers Teach student receives prestigious scholarship
Allison Neubert, a mathematics major and a participant in the Tigers Teach program, is one of 66 students nationwide to be named as a recipient of the 2012 STEM Teachers for America’s Future Scholarship given by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the AFCEA Educational Foundation.
Olympics Tossing and tumbling: Olympics sees shades of U of M
Nichole Rollins and 15 other veteran Varsity cheerleading instructors and representatives from across the United States traveled to the London Olympic games this past summer to perform at sporting events.
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