News Briefs, Week of Mar. 30

By Jeremia Schrock and Sarah Richards
Sun Star Reporters

CDE gets a name change

The Center for Distance Education, part of the Center for Rural and Community Development, is considering a name change. CDE may soon be called the Center for Rural and Community Development Online Learning. One reason for the possible change: because “learning” sounds more student friendly then “education.”

Heaton gets on TV

Professor John Heaton recently finished filming an interview for the History Channel’s documentary-style reality program Ice Road Truckers. Those involved with the program felt that providing viewers with historical facts and information about Alaska would help give the program more substance. Heaton is a former truck driver himself.

Conversation Seminar

A two-day workshop presented by former Alaska Commissioner of Education, Jerry Covey, will provide some insight on the power of conversations.

The seminar, scheduled for April 6-7 at the Westmark Hotel, will be based on Susan Scott’s “Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, one Conversation at a Time.” The cost of registration is $199 per person, or $225 after March 31.

For more information, contact the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Office at (907) 452-1105.

Read & Lead

This semester, the LIVE program is organizing a book club to promote leadership development through reading and discussion. “Read & Lead” will provide up to eight participants with a book to study and times to meet for discussion. Readers will meet twice at a coffeehouse to discuss the book.

Two books, “Exploring Leadership: For College Students who Want to Make a Difference” and “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” are being offered this semester. Participants can choose to read one or both.

To sign up, contact the Leadership Program at (907) 474-1170.

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