Putnam County Students and Teachers Invited to Honors Day at TTU

At the fourth annual Honors Day at Tennessee Technological University, Putnam County students and teachers will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of academic topics through short seminars presented by Tennessee Tech faculty and honors students. During the event lasting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, participants can opt to learn about such topics as using computers to teach writing, Tennessee Tech's human-powered submarine, and women and film. Tennessee Tech students will share their insights on survival skills for college and values clarification. Tennessee Tech faculty will present seminars on several areas of interest: humanities, other cultures, science and math, teaching and learning styles. Topics will include the internet, interactive television and improvisational theater. Participants can also look into opportunities to study abroad, learn about financial aid options for college or tour the university library and media center. Special to the event this year will be guest speaker Chuck Wilkerson of NASA. Also, the African drum group ABUSUA will perform at 12:45 p.m. during lunch. The event will help teachers earn inservice credit while they delve into teaching styles and innovative classroom projects. Connie Hood, director of the Honors Program at Tennessee Tech, hopes students will come to the campus and learn how college can enrich their lives. College honors programs offer more opportunities than standard classes for students to realize their capabilities.

Honors Day registration costs $10 for those who sign up by Friday, Oct. 31. After that, registration is $15. All participants will receive an Honors Day T-shirt. For more information, call Connie Hood at 931-372-3797.