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Page A-2, The Tuskegee News, October 19, 2000 TU and Colorado sign exchange agreement TU News Bureau Tuskegee University President Dr. Benjamin F. Payton and the University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Dr. Richard Byyny signed an agreement Oct. 16 that will join the two universities in an exchange of students, faculty and technology. The agreement was signed at the Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Tuskegee University. President Payton said the exchange agreement will "signifi- cantly enrich the experiences available to our students as well as expand the areas of study open to them. This collaborative agree- ment not only prepares students of all disciplines for lives and leadership careers in the new networked information age, it will also enhance cultural and racial diversity on both campuses." Dr. Payton called "coping with diversity in this technology-dri- ven, global society one of the greatest challenges of the 21st cen- tury." The CU-Boulder-Tuskegee University agreement includes undergraduate student and faculty exchanges, and new opportu- nities for Tuskegee students to do graduate study at Colorado. This partnership has already facilitated the award of a National Science Foundation grant to the two universities. Tuskegee University is using its NSF award to establish a "Community Technology Partnership Center" which will be used to prepare Macon County teachers to introduce technology into the class- room and serve as a learning center for public school students, particularly those without access to computers in their homes. "The goal of our program with Tuskegee University is to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and research at both institutions, with special emphasis on information technology programs for non-technical majors," said Colorado's Chancellor Byyny. "Our agreement will establish a bi-directional academic exchange, which will also help inform the larger academic com- munity about how ethnically different populations teach and learn in a technology-assisted academic program." Colorado University's Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) initiative is a focus of the exchange on the Boulder cam- pus. The most prominent feature of the ATLAS initiative is its Technology, Arts and Media Certificate, which will be part of the curriculum available to the Tuskegee University exchange stu- dents. The initial goal of the program will be the spring semester (2001) exchange of 6 to 10 undergraduate students from both campuses. Those exchanges will last for one semester, with an equal number of students participating each academic year. Participating students will pay tuition and fees at their respective home institutions and take courses without additional charge at the partner school. Faculty exchanges will commence in the fall of 2001, and may vary in duration from several days to an academic year. Each institution will fund salaries of participating facalty and provide university-sponsored housing. The goal will be to provide an equal number of faculty to each university each semester. The graduate student pipeline will provide both institutions the opportunity to participate in,associate graduate student recruit- ment and postdoctoral studies and research. Attenuon All African-American Policyholders who purchased Burial Insurance OF Industrial Life Insurance or Life Insurance Valued at $5,000 or Less If you purchased any of these types of policies from any life insurance company in the 1940's, 1950% 1960's, 1970's or 1980's and are African-American you may have certain legal rights you need to protect. Please call for a free consultation. JACKSON, FRALEY & SHUTTLESWORTH, P,C Attorneys at Law (205) 252-3535 Toll Free: (877) 870-9797 No rop~sentation is mado that the quality of legal sorvJces to bo poyformod is greater than the quality of Iogat sewvJcos pewformod by othew lawyors. BTW Homecoming activities begin Fr, Carver Sweet Potato Festival on Satu Booker T Washington High School will celebrate homecoming with a variety of activities capped off by the homecoming football game against Russell County on Friday, Oct. 27. Activities for homecoming actually begin this week because the BTW football team has an open date and will not be playing a game this Friday. On Friday (Oct. 20) there will be a Step Show beginning at 8 p.m. in the BTW gym. Saturday, Oct. 21, the Homecoming Formal will take place. Monday, Oct. 23, will be Heritage Dayfrwin Day and Door Decoration. Tuesday, OCt. 24, will be Team/Career and '50s and '60s Day. Wednesday, OCt. 25, will be Dress Up Day/Coronation, Door Decorating judging (1 p.m.) with all students dressing up. Thursday, Oct. 26, is School Spirit Day. There will be a Pep Rally with Sprit Stick competition at 1:30 p.m. The week will wrap up with Color Day, the Homecoming Parade and Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 27. The parade is at 3:30 p.m. and the homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Students are to wear colors by grade: 12th grade, yellow; llth grade, red; 10th grade, blue; and 9th grade, orange... Annual George Washington Carver Sweet Potato Festival Saturday The Annual George Washington Carver Sweet Potato Festival will be cele- brated Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Square in downtown Tuskegee. The event featuring products made by sweet potatoes that Dr. Carver developed in his many years at then Tuskegee Institute will.be on sale. Those include sweet potato ice cream, shubert and cookies. There will also be a variety of baked goods and other products. Booths are $10 each and must be reserved by contact- ing LM. Howard of the National Park Service at 727-6390 or 727-6391... CACH Saturday Pediatric Clinics Begin Oct. 21 Central Alabama Comprehensive Health will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until I p.m. for pediatric patients. This pediatric clinic will begin Saturday, Oct. 21. CACH invites its patients to make use of this new services being provided on a limited b~mis. No appointments are needed. Just drop by, should your child need to see our pediatri- cian, Dr. Matin. The dates for which the offices will be open are: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16. Please call (334) 727-6880 for more informa- tion... Tuskegee-Macon YMCA Day of Football Saturday Tuskegee-Macolx County YMCA Youth Football program is in full swing. We have six teams represent- ing Tuskegee-Macon County in the Montgomery YMCA Association Football League. Two new teams have joined the Tuskegee-Macon County YMCA Youth Football program from the Shorter com- munity. This year's teams are Red hot.Currently three teams are undefeated at 3- 0 the 11- 12 year old Scoring for Life team, the 10- year-old Red Storm team, and the 6-7 Scoring for Life team are in the early run- ning for playoff bids. All six teams are faring very well with seven games remaining. We welcome The Tuskegee-Macon County Community to join us on OCt. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuskegee's Booker T. Washington High School for our Day of Football program that features four youth games, concessions, family fun and a whole lot more. Come out and show your support as we continue our winning tradition. The Tuskegee Macon County YMCA will have a One Day Boys and Girls Youth Basketball Registration at the Booker T. Washington High School Football field on Oct. 21. The deadline for youth basketball registration will be on November 14. Thank you for supporting The Tuskegee Macon County YMCAYouth Basketball Program.. BTW Band Boosters to host Heritage Festival: Battle of the Bands The finest high school marching bands from across the states of Alabama and Georgia will be competing in the 3rd Annual Heritage FestivaYBattle of the Bands on Oct. 21, at Cleve L. Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium on the historic campus of Tuskegee University. The fea- tured exhibition band will be Booker T. Washington Marching Aristocrat Band. Food concessions and programs will be available inside the stadium. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Admission $5 and children 5 and under FREE. For further informa- tion, you may contact Ms. Debbie President, Aristocrat Band Boosters Myra K. Rhoden, Director of Bands, at 727-0441... RSVP Plans Peanut Festival Trip i Macon County Retired And Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor a trip to Annual Dothan Peanut Festival on Nov. 11. Package cost is $78.50 ble occupancy). will be provided by Camaran ExcursionS.. deposit of $39.25 is required by OCt. 18. The balance will be due Nov 1. If interested, please contact the RSVP office at (334) 724-2605 or for payment details and reservations. Participants will depart from and return t Ford's Crossing. Board: Friday, Nov. 10 a.m. Depart: at 8 a.m. SHARP! We will arrive back in Tuske 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Package Includes: Round trip motor-coach trans- portation; Baggage handling; Comfort one night's lodging;, Comfort Inn-fried chicken box lunch; (Saturday morning 6:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.); fairground tickets; VIP Seating-Peanut Festival Parade... Clean-Up Day Oct. 28 in Macon County Macon County citizens are working together to clean up Macon County ways. "Kickoff Day" is Saturday, Oct. from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dumpsters road-side trash will be available and con" tainers will be available for white items such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers, and any other metal that is recy clable. They will be in all four of the ty's districts. Volunteers are needed. will be a "Kickoff Rally" at Tuskegee Municipal Complex, Monday, OCt. 23, at p.m. For more information, contact: Noble, 727-4344; Evelyn Swanson 1350; Edith Powell, 257-4427; Hall, 727-1599... Two from Tuskegee BCA Officiate Roland Vaughan and James Tuskegee will continue Business Council of Alabama. Vaughan i~ an officer in the role of immediate past chairman. He is president and chairman ( the beard of Sherlock, Smith & Adams architect firm in Montgomery. His wife, Jeanne, is the new president of the Tuskegee City Council. Wright, chairmatl and Bank, was reelected to the BCA Board Directors at the organization's Oct. 12 ing... -%. .: ~.~ .:.:+ : :? iff Co mU iW 1 m n .':,(;: '~;5 liege I and . ~,;:~:!: 'its ims. qit:y rei vel :~ : ........ :- ...... ...... : ,, f ~ :!i0p, J~ 4.,