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Dr. Todd Lafrenz, assistant professor of chemistry, was invited to present information and attend a mini-conference / workshop on a relatively new Web-based course management tool and homework system, LON-CAPA (previously CAPA), last week at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. The award-winning software is being used by more than 20 universities and community colleges, as well as more than 25 high schools in the United States. The system is being used to teach classes online and enhance traditional classes in physics, chemistry, biology, math, accounting and others. Dr. Todd Lafrenz, assistant professor of chemistry, was invited to present information and attend a mini-conference / workshop on a relatively new Web-based course management tool and homework system, LON-CAPA (previously CAPA), last week at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. The award-winning software is being used by more than 20 universities and community colleges, as well as more than 25 high schools in the United States. The system is being used to teach classes online and enhance traditional classes in physics, chemistry, biology, math, accounting and others. Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives of the National Science Foundation also were invited to participate in this meeting.

Dr. Jerry Plummer, assistant professor of economics, spoke at the 2003 International Symposium on e-Commerce, Dec. 7-13, in Nan-Tou, Taiwan. His paper was titled "Internet Terrorism's Next Target: e-Commerce Site Disablement." The symposium, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan and organized by Nan Kai College in Nan Tou, featured speakers from Scotland, China, Taiwan and the United States on varied subjects related to e-commerce. While in Taiwan, Plummer visited and consulted with two private e-commerce firms in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of the trip. Plummer has written several papers in the area of Internet security.

Gregg Schlanger, professor of art, was credited with designing the Rivers and Spires Festival Web site, http://www.riversandspires.com, in the January edition of the festival's newsletter.