News Release
Contacts: Robert T. Tad Perry, Executive Director
Tracy Mercer, Information Research Analyst

T: 605.773.3455
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For Immediate Release 15, March 2001


Demonstrations to be Held at the Empire Mall by Recipients of Governor Janklow's Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology

PIERRE- On March 17th patrons of the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls will have the opportunity to learn about the technology in place at South Dakota's public universities. The recipients of Governor Janklow's Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology will be demonstrating their grant projects during the mall hours of 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The faculty awards program was the inspiration of Governor Janklow. He first announced the program in 1998. The awards are grants used to support university teaching with computer technology. Faculty members of South Dakota's public universities compete for the grants that provide summer compensation and funds for equipment, software, and training. Over 180 grants have been awarded in the past three years and 51 more are to be funded this summer.

On January 23rd, 2001, the recent year award winners demonstrated their projects at the Capitol Rotunda for state policymakers and capitol visitors. Governor Janklow also viewed the grant projects and suggested to Board of Regents Executive Director Robert T. Tad Perry that the people of South Dakota should see the advances in technology being implemented at their own public universities. In order to allow the public that opportunity, some of the award winners from the past three years will display their projects at the Sioux Empire Mall. Project demonstrations will also take place on March 17th at the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City and the Barnett Center in Aberdeen (during the State B Boys Basketball Championships).

"Governor Janklow's awards have benefited the public universities greatly. The grant money has been instrumental in keeping South Dakota's public universities at the forefront of technology. Student learning has been enhanced through the redesigned courses that integrate technology throughout instruction. I really hope the public takes advantage of this opportunity to see the outstanding work that has been accomplished in their own backyard," said Perry.



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