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Daytona State offers free student-study skills, review sessions for college algebra
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Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:01

For students preparing to take Intermediate Algebra this spring, the Academic Support Center at Daytona State College is offering a repeat of its popular study skills and review sessions.

The sessions, which run 2.5 hours a day for four days, Monday, Jan. 7, through Thursday, Jan. 10, teach techniques to conquer the tricky concepts of algebra.

The sessions are designed to help students who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in MAT1033 (Intermediate Algebra). Registration is open now, with two convenient sessions to choose from: 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.

MAT1033 Study Skills and Review Sessions take place in the Baker Academic Support Center (Building 500, Room 305), on the Daytona Beach Campus located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

To register or for more information, call (386) 506-3913, or e-mail ASC@DaytonaState.edu.

Stetson professor receives top international honor

Stetson professor of political science and Russian studies Eugene Huskey has been named a U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist by IREX.

IREX is an international nonprofit organization, providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive, lasting change globally. Mr. Huskey is one of 16 recipients worldwide to receive this honor. The scholars and professionals will serve as policy specialists at U.S. Embassies and USAID Missions throughout Eurasia. After they complete their fellowships, their research findings will be posted on the IREX online resource library.

Mr. Huskey will be working on a governance project in the Kyrgyz Republic from May through July 2013.

Daytona State expands student horizons with Study Abroad

Daytona State College is offering four separate study abroad opportunities in 2013: to Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

Daytona State's spring travel abroad program includes two, eight-day courses in Germany, which boasts the largest national economy in Europe and fifth highest Gross Domestic Product in the world. "Directed Study in European History" will examine the history of this economic powerhouse, and "German Literature in Translation" will explore some of the greatest German literature of all time. These courses are offered in Spring B and will take advantage of the time between the spring and summer semesters for travel, May 10-18.

The course offered in Great Britain, "Cultural Geography," is a Spring A course and will run during spring break, March 7-16.

Students interested in Italy can take "Humanities Overseas Study Program," May 16-27, and experience Venice, Verona and Florence as they study architecture, famous museums and works by great artists including Michelangelo and da Vinci.

To touch down in Spain, students can take "Art Appreciation" and examine Spanish painting, sculpture and architecture in Madrid, Toledo and Cuenca, in Summer A session, June 17-26.

Each course is three credits; financial aid and Bright Futures scholarships may be applied to help cover the cost of these programs.

For more information about each of these programs, see the Daytona State College Study Abroad web page, www.daytonastate.edu/studyabroad, call(386) 506-3837, or e-mail bradyj@DaytonaState.edu

Stetson programmers place at ACM contest

Two teams of Stetson students brought home second and third place medals from the regional Association for Computing Machinery (computer programming competition in November at Florida Institute of Technology (. This is the highest placement Stetson has received since it began participating in 2005.

Ryan Howard, Jacob Lites and Jure Jumalon, representing Stetson as Hatter1, won second place and placed 13th in the southeast. Mark Burton, Robert Stanfield and Joshua Letcher represented Stetson as Hatter2. They placed third and 18th regionally.

About 80 teams representing 40 schools will meet in St. Petersburg, Russia, to compete with the best collegiate programmers in the world at the ICPC world finals in July 2013.

Pierson Elementary School joins the Food Brings Hope program

Food Brings Hope has expanded to Pierson Elementary School. This is the first public school in northwest Volusia to offer the program.

Food Brings Hope provides tutoring, transportation, nutritional meals and snacks, learning activities, visits to college campuses, and trips to cultural and sporting events for homeless and other economically disadvantaged students. With the addition of the new school, Food Brings Hope is now providing services for over 400 public school children.

For more information, visit www.FoodBringsHope.org or email beth@FoodBringsHope.org.

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