Mason Briefs

Posted: June 1, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) chose the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) web site as one of the best for secondary school teachers. Written by James Lerman and published by ISTE, 101 Best Web Sites for Secondary Teachers, lists CHNM alongside such projects as the National Geographic Education Guide, the Newsweek Education Program, and the United Nations Cyberschoolbus as one of only 14 social studies web sites to be included in the new guide. ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of educational technology professionals.

Also, CHNM and the Department of History and Art History received an award from Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) for “commitment and dedication to the students of Alexandria City Public Schools” for work with ACPS teachers through the Teaching American History grant.

The College of Nursing and Health Science’s Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration announced the publication of a collection of essays chosen from the first-ever national assisted living employees contest. Titled Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living, the 21 vignettes were officially released in May as part of the 2005 Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) National Conference and Expo.

“The relationships that form between assisted living staff and the more than one million seniors residing in assisted living communities will touch your heart,” says Andrew Carle, assistant professor at George Mason and editor of the book. “We’re glad to be able to share these stories from across the country, and from nearly every type of assisted living employee.”

The contest was created by George Mason’s program in Assisted Living Administration in conjunction with National Assisted Living Week. SYSCO Corporation provided a print and publication sponsorship for the book, which is available for sale through the university. Additional information and excerpts from the book can be found here.

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