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Business briefs 9-26-12

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Julia Ann Hypes
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Hypes Receives Award

Dr. Julia Ann (Feldhaus) Hypes received the Morehead State University Distinguished Faculty Service Award at their convocation on Wednesday, August 15. The award is given annually to one faculty member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of university and professional service. Dr. Hypes has served on more than 20 department, college, and university committees where she has held numerous leadership roles.

During the 2011-12 academic year she was a member of the President's Leadership Academy and the Retention/Student Success Team both appointed by MSU President Wayne Andrews; appointed as co-chair of the University Scheduling Committee by the MSU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Karla Hughes; and appointed to the Early College Task Force by the Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Dr. Dayna Seelig.

She was named president in 2010 of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR). Her other honors include 2012 professional service award and 2011 honor award, both from the Council on Facilities and Equipment.

"Giving back to my profession and university is a privilege. No matter your path in life, the only way to make it better for those who come along behind you is to give back," Hypes said.

Dr. Hypes is the daughter of Mary Jo Feldhaus and the late Dr. Henry Feldhaus of Shelbyville. She is a graduate of The Webb School and Middle Tennessee State University. She earned a Master's degree from the United States Sports Academy and a Ph.D. in Education from Indiana State University. She and her husband Michael are both associate professors at Morehead State University where they designed and teach in the university's nationally approved graduate and undergraduate sports management programs.

"It is exciting to participate in projects that will help make the university better for students. My parents always said that an education was something no one can take away from you. I just want my students to understand and hopefully grow to appreciate that same philosophy," Hypes said.

Dr. Hypes has many years of experience in athletic administration, facility management, and sports information, as well as numerous publications credits, including co-author of three textbooks. She has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences, and has been involved with AAHPERD for more than 20 years.

True Blue Tour

MURFREESBORO - Shelbyville guidance counselors attended the Middle Tennessee State University True Blue Tour event. More than 40 high-school counselors combined from Bedford, Cannon and Rutherford counties - plus higher-education officials from Motlow and Columbia State community colleges - attended. The event kicked off the statewide tour to recruit potential students of all ages, including graduate and transfer students, to MTSU. The counselors heard remarks from College of Education Dean Lana Seivers, vice president for Student Affairs Dr. Deb Sells and other university officials. The counselors also talked to representatives from other departments and colleges on campus and obtained marketing material to take to their respective schools.

The conversation took place Sept. 13 during the MTSU True Blue Tour luncheon for counselors and higher-education officials. MTSU staff and administrators will be holding counselors' luncheons and student receptions across the state until late October.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized MTSU for its outstanding curricular engagement, community outreach and partnerships. As MTSU begins its second century of service, Pride, Tradition and Excellence remain the school's cornerstones! For MTSU news and information any time, visit www.mtsunews.com.

Limeades for Learning

Sonic Drive-In's annual Limeades for Learning campaign launches this week with a five-week push to pour more than half a million dollars into public school classrooms -- and the public gets to decide which classroom projects get funded.

There are three easy ways to vote. Visit LimeadesforLearning.com and vote once a day Sept. 24 -- Oct. 29, 2012. Vote 10 times and you will receive a free vote code worth two votes for the project of your choice. You may also get a vote code on your bag sticker when ordering at the location.

If four million votes are received by Oct. 29, the company will email a free medium Cherry Limeade coupon to everyone that voted and unlock an additional $100,000 in funding to top projects.

School Lottery to Be Held

The Tennessee State Museum is conducting a school lottery drawing for teachers who wish to bring their classes to see the original Emancipation Proclamation while it is on exhibit at the museum for seven days in February 2013.

The document, which is rarely exhibited, is being shown at the museum in connection with the Discovering the Civil War exhibit organized by the National Archives in Washington D.C. Due to paper documents' sensitivity to light and the potential damaging effects, the National Archives does not regularly display the proclamation. They have restricted the viewing time in Tennessee to 72 hours. These hours will be divided across seven days beginning when the exhibit opens to the public on Tuesday, February 12. The last day the original Emancipation Proclamation will be on view is Monday, February 18. After this, a replica will be on view for the duration of the exhibition. Discovering the Civil War is free to the public and will be on view at the State Museum through September 4, 2013.

In order to accommodate as many schoolchildren as possible, the museum will open an hour early at 9 a.m. and reserve all viewing times from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, for Tennessee public and private school groups. Out-of-state schools will not be booked during reserved school hours.

Due to the great interest from teachers and limited school day viewing hours, the museum plans to hold a school lottery drawing for visiting times for the document, according to Paulette Fox, director of Public Programs. The museum has never held a lottery before, but the staff determined that a lottery would offer the fairest process, she explained.

Teachers who wish to bring their classes to see the document can sign up online at www.TSM-lottery.com and specify three possible time slots. Entries for the lottery will close on Tuesday, November 27. Afterwards, museum staff will randomly select teachers' names from the list and begin calling to confirm their dates. They will continue until all the slots are taken.

There will also be a waiting list of teachers in case any school group has to cancel their visit. Museum staff estimate that up to 400 schoolchildren can view the document each hour.

For more information contact Mary Skinner, Community & Media Relations, Tennessee State Museum by phone (615) 253-0103 or email mary.skinner@tn.gov.

Hands-on Learning

The Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma is now taking reservation for field trips. Thanks to a generous grant from The Goodrich Foundation, Title 1 Schools that plan a field trip now thru December 2012 can apply for 100 percent funding. Schools will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis until the grant funding is depleted.

The grant provides free admission for students and school staff, and includes one of our standards-based science programs (program is chosen by teacher). The HOSC is located at 101 Mitchell Blvd, and has over 120 interactive exhibits to foster any student's interest in science, technology and math. Field Trips partner these interactive exhibits with one of our wide range of standards-based science programs to reinforce classroom learning. The program list includes: Arcs and Sparks (electricity and magnetism), Cool Science (Liquid Nitrogen), Cosmic Voyages (Space), Dinosaurs unearthed, Edzoocation (animals), Facts of Light, Good Vibrations (sound), Science Extravaganza (a variety of science demonstrations), and Secrets of Snakes (Snake Man Tim). For more information or to make a field trip reservation please visit http://www.hosc.org; email hosc@lighttube.net or call (931) 455.8387.