Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Concurrent Enrollment

The Utah Education Network changes lives. UEN enables Utah high school students to take college courses via closed circuit television and the Internet. In a typical week several thousand students attend more than 200 electronically-delivered classes in most high schools and every college and university in the state. In the last school year students in 27 rural school districts earned 43,212 concurrent enrollment credits. This represents 1,440 annualized FTEs -- the equivalent of a small rural community college.

Those statistics tell only a part of the story. "Because of concurrent enrollment, six of our high school students will have earned associate degrees by the time they graduate, and they've qualified for New Century Scholarship that will pay 75% of Utah college tuition for the next two years," says Gordon Grimstead, principal of Tintic High School in the rural town of Eureka. "In essence, concurrent enrollment and the scholarships have allowed them to complete college at an accelerated and drastically reduced cost. Without UEN a college future is not realistic for our students." (Excerpted from Utah Education Network, a briefing paper on network services, impact and the future)

"He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended." --Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965), On Winston Churchill, 1954

Found while looking for something else: The "No Significant Difference Phenomenon"

Leaving Dry Canyon 03/14/2003 approx 1:15 p.m.


Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Brake Light Check


Monday, March 17, 2003

Pola's March

I spoke with documentary producer Jonathan Gruber who has filmed a remarkable portrait of his grandmother Pola Susswein, a Holocaust survivor. KULC will air the program April 4 at 9:00 p.m. Learn more about Gruber and Susswien at

Holocaust surviver Pola Susswein is the subject of her grandson's documentary film about her return to Poland.

Related resources at UEN include Themepark - The Holocaust and Anne Frank in the World, a project of the Friends of Anne Frank in Utah and the Intermountain West Region.

"How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway...And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!"--Anne Frank


Sunday, March 16, 2003

Millcreek Canyon

My almost 16-year-old and I did a little driving practice today. He's got to log 30 hours of supervised driving time before mid-June. I don't think that's going to be any problem. Today we hit Millcreek Canyon for the second time. In addition to its beauty for mountain biking, hiking and cross country skiing, it's a great little 20 minute drive for a learner (or anyone who wants to get out of the city for a few minutes).

Looking west from the snow gate in Millcreek Canyon. 3/16/2003, 1:21 p.m.

Related resources at UEN include Olympic Venues, Exercise Choices and ThemePark - Patterns in Nature.

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. --Henry David Thoreau

Found while looking for something else: Calling All Blogs and The Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah.