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Project SMTRI (Science and Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Initiative, pronounced 'symmetry') leads SSU efforts to increase the number of science and mathematics teachers, by emphasizing recruitment, collegial and financial support, collaboration, rigorous studies and community. Project SMTRI has scholarship monies to support math and science teacher candidates. Learn about this funding at the upcoming information session. There is free pizza for those who attend.
Tues., Feb. 17 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Schulz 1121. For more information, contact Carlos Ayala, Project SMTRI Director, at or call 4-3422.

Contributions Improve Weight Room

Thanks to the generous contributions of weight equipment from a local resident Winifred Tierney, the weight room in the gym has improved its equipment arsenal tremendously. The Kinesiology/Athletics departments have taken it upon themselves to utilize the donation by reworking the layout of the weight room in an attempt to bring the room and equipment up to today's standards. The twelve new machines include: leg extension,med-x stretches, two chest presses, a leg press, row, over-head press, side oblique, abdominal, four-way neck press, seated leg curl and exercise lumbar. Faculty and staff can work out for free from noon-2 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Lockers are available. For more information, contact Gloria Allen at 4-2105.

Find Help for Finishing Your Writing Projects in the Faculty Writing Program

Do you have scholarly work sitting in your computer that needs to reach your discipline? Do you have conference papers to revise, articles to write, or chapters to draft? Join the Faculty Writing Program this semester and get help with finishing those writing projects. The seminars are on different days to accommodate diverse faculty schedules. The program consists of three separate on-going seminars that meet every other week to discuss members' scholarly writings in progress. The seminar experience is collegial and non-competitive and provides a safe environment to explore ideas and to receive thoughtful feedback on early work.

We have occasional sessions open to all writing program members on topics such as writing book proposals, managing time, and overcoming writing blocks. New tenure-track faculty members receive first priority, but all faculty are welcome to participate. You are welcome to join a seminar group that has already begun. Contact Kathy Charmaz at 4-3955 or

Spring Seminar Schedule:

Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. on the following dates:
Feb. 18; Mar. 4, Mar. 18; April 1, April 29; May 13

Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon on the following dates:
Feb. 12, Feb. 26; Mar. 12, Mar. 26; April 9, April 23; May 7

Fridays from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on the following dates:
Feb. 20; Mar. 6, Mar. 20; April 3; May 1, May 15

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