Professor Burr receives Blackboard award for online course
Diane Burr, VCSU professor of health and physical education, was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course. Burr was recognized for her online Introduction to Physical Education course at VCSU. She will be honored at Blackboard’s annual user conference in Las Vegas, Nev., this July.
Teaching academy for faculty explores keys to success
Nineteen VCSU faculty members participated in the university’s annual Summer Teaching Academy on campus May 20–22. The theme this year was based on Maryellen Weimer’s “Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice.” Weimer’s book shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to content delivery alone.
VCSU Concert Choir performs on European tour
The 26-voice VCSU Concert Choir performed five concerts on a tour of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic May 22–31. The choir visited renowned music and cultural sites, including Neuschwanstein Castle, Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and historic Prague. The choir is directed by Christopher Redfearn, assistant professor and chair of the VCSU music department.