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Eagle-bulletin. ([Fayetteville, N.Y.]) 1979-current, October 01, 1986, Image 5

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Members Attend Conference t a.m. with a flag raising cere- , mony and ended^at It p.m/ alter mandatory workshops. Students were drilled in parliamentary procedure,, problem solving/ decision making, Wd;je£sb!ip dynamics, and public, speaking. They also learned the,purpb\8e and significance of-. . DECNY symbols, organwa|fen leaders, titles and respon­ sibilities, the competitive events program, and the DECNY Con­ stitution and history. Christine Nashand Jeff Wall were chosen leaders of their re­ spective groups and received leadership awards. Colleen Conway and Christine Major earned most improved group member awards. E^jijbyiri^mber.8 of/* ESBt Syra^usf^fiioa's piitribufcive Educafjbn'Clulislof America Chapter; attended\ Summer Leadership Tratnintg Camp hoj5ted;by),the pis^f ibutive Edu- catidnvGlubs.df New. York, Au- gust;i^ir20\'at jFrbst valley YMCACamp in the Catskills. Mary .^dlen, Colleen Conway, Christine MajorTTed Mermigds, Teijry^Mermigos, Christine $a&,~Kim Salerno, Jeff Wall, advisor Allen Gancarz, as well as %SH alumnus and N.Y.S. DECA treasurer James Chec- kosky attended the workshop. The 120 students from throughout the state were di­ vided; into six groups, each supervised by four adult ad­ visors^ Each day began at 6:30 Teacher Honored f Sarah Short o'f Fayetteville, professor of nutrition and food science, has been namedjSyra- cuse University's Teacher/ Scholar of the Year by Chancel­ lor Melvin A. Eggers. The award is made by the United Methodist Church, founder of the Univer­ sity. Honorees recieve a cash award of $2,000. Dr. Short, well-known for her unique teaching style, appear­ ances on national television and accomplishments in the nutri­ tion field, is one of the Univer­ sity's \star\ professors, said Jane Lillestol, dean of the Col­ lege for Human Development. \Sarah Short is one of the most creative and imaginative fa­ culty members I have ever worked with,\ Dean Lillestol said. \I am intrigued by her in­ novative teaching m v etho^,J&ad the way she cleverly and sue- classroom flair have not gone cei^&^hib^ am pleased tier achievements her research and teaching tributive Education Clubs (tfljftMHSi' 1 chapter who successfully completed the Summer Leadership Training Workshop are, front row, Mary Allen and Jeff Wall; Conway, Kim Salerno, Chrlstihe Major, Christine Nash and Ted Mermigds. Photo/Rosalie Mastrobattisto. ' Lyrical Learning Wins Fans Sarah Short are shortened by removing sev­ eral milliseconds every few sec­ onds. Using Dr. Short's com­ pressed speech lab, students proceed at their own pace, learn more quickly and earn better grades. Df: Short^-expertise, in the , fiejeb of nutrition; and,*unique and contributions are being rec­ ognized, and am honored she is a member of the faculty of the Col­ lege for Human Development.\ Dr. Short began her career at Syracuse in 1966 as an instruc­ tor of human nutrition. And since 1968 — the year she first rode her motorcycle into class — Dr. Short has become known as one of the University's most col­ orful and popular professors. \I want to hold students' at­ tention. I am enthusiastic about nutrition, and want my students to be enthusiastic too,\ she said. \By making my lectures excit­ ing with the latest technology, I am able to convey to students the importance of good nutri­ tion.\ At Syracuse, she pioneered the use of a learning technique known as compressed speech. With this method, taped lectures WE WANT YOU! 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Working with state and fed­ eral officials, Dr. Short is no^v waging a battle against makers of \quick fix\ diet and health products. \As long as these fraudulant items are on the market, people will continue to take them to lose weight quickly or rid themselves of pain,\ she said. \Most of these products don't work, and many are dangerous.\ Although she is one of the na­ tion's foremost authorities on nutrition, Dr. Short remains committed to her students at Syracuse. By Sandy Barker The sing-song cadences of .nursery rhymes such as \Jack and Jill went up the hill,\ have entertained generations of chil­ dren, but Mary Lou Colgin of Manlius sees them as important language tools. Mrs. Colgin, who was a teacher and educational specialist for 12 years in the Syracuse pre-kindergarten pro­ gram, found that many three, four and five year olds were lag­ ging in language skills and that rhymes and chants helped to de­ velop listening, speaking ajid memory skills. Unable to find materials that suited her instructional pur* pqses^ Mrs. Colgin took on the world o£book printing and dis­ tribution, started her own pub- chants, designed a cover,' and' had \Chants For Children\ pro­ duced by ManTius Publishing Co. of Fayetteville in 1982. The book is now in its fourth printing and has recently been picked up by MacMillan Pub­ lishing and will be included in its Early Learning Book Club. \I knew what I wanted and what the children wanted. I wanted something for everybody and I wanted to keep the selec­ tions short. Young children have limited attention spans but young children learn best by handling materials, by doing. Beyond the joy of doing it, choral speaking also stimulates voc­ abulary development, pronun­ ciation and can help supplement and enrich cognitive ideas,\ Mrs. Colgin says. And the book is fuh, with old- time pen and ink illustrations, jump rope songs, chants on crea- tures, um^m^r-— Ja ^^^ ABCs, people, and Mother Goose rhymes. 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Although Mrs. Colgin has written a couple of children's stories, she says she is not in­ terested in publishing picture books. \I think there is a dearth of materials to help teachers de­ velop questions appropriate to ask children in order to help communication. Because it is fun, children take part in the choral readings. It makes learn­ ing a pleasure and, according to Mrs. Colgin, it makes each child feel that the lesson is just for him. \The process of what a child does is more important than the product,\ Mrs. Colgin claims. And the educator believes that her book of chants helps children move ahead from where they are. In addition, a rhyme learned is something to keep and share, an accomplishment that chil­ dren can experience again each time they speak* the verse and feel the rhythm. 4* ^ COUNTS Antiques & Country Decorating An old fashioned country store overflowing with furniture, folk art, quilts, baskets, teddy bears, dolls & dried flowers. 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