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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – ARIZONA E-LEARNING TASK FORCE by quotes

 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION1535

W. Jefferson Street


Phoenix, Arizona
85007Phone: (602) 364-1349
ARIZONA E-LEARNING TASK FORCEMEETING NOTICEOPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Date:    Tuesday, January 30, 2007Time:    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Place:   Arizona Department of Education, Room 417AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions
    1. Update from each Taskforce Member (2 minutes maximum)
  2. Review of 2nd  Draft Request for Proposal
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Adjourn

MEMBERSChris Cummiskey                                             Lisa LongJerry D’Agostino                                              Debra LorenzenRosalina Escandon                                            Theodore KraverSandi Grandberry                                             Joseph O’ReillyRod Lenniger                                                    Cathy PoplinCasey Loman

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ASU/Morrison Institute Scholoarship Program Seeks Applicants by quotes

ASU/Morrison Institute Scholoarship Program Seeks Applicants

ARIZONA
STATE
UNIVERSITY
News ReleaseJanuary 29, 2007 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ASU/Morrison Institute for Public Policy Scholarship Program Seeks Applicants 

Arizona
State
University
’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen, is pleased to provide a distinctive scholarship program — the Young Steward of Public Policy. This program provides the opportunity for
Arizona high school seniors to earn a scholarship award and be published in both The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen newspapers. The first place award recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to ASU; the second place award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to ASU.
 

The sponsors of the Young Steward program are Salt River Project (SRP), General Dynamics C4 Systems, Arizona Public Service (APS), The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen. 

This prestigious scholarship is designed to encourage Arizona high school seniors to think about public policy issues in Arizona and to promote the concept of “stewardship” — public leadership committed to doing what is best for
Arizona and its residents, regardless of political philosophy or personal gain.
 

Young Steward of Public Policy awards will be based on an essay about a public issue of critical importance to the state of
Arizona. Essays must analyze a specific public issue affecting the state and its residents and include specific recommendation(s) for
Arizona policy makers on how the issue should be addressed.
 

For information on how to apply,
Arizona high school seniors should visit http://www.morrisoninstitute.org and click the link entitled “Scholarship Award” or call Morrison Institute at 602-496-0900 and request to be mailed the application for this scholarship program. The application process requires submitting an essay following specific guidelines (two-pages maximum). The application deadline is March 15, 2007.
 

Award recipients must attend

Arizona
State
University.
 

This special program was established by Elaine and Richard Morrison of
Gilbert, Arizona to commemorate the impact of Morrison Institute’s now more than 20 years of public service and policy research. Information about prior award recipients can be viewed at http://www.morrisoninstitute.org.
 

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is an

Arizona
State
University resource for objective public policy research and analysis. A part of the
School of
Public Affairs in the

College of
Public Programs, Morrison Institute brings university scholarship and public policy development together for the benefit of Arizonans. Contact Morrison Institute at 602-496-0900 or http://www.morrisoninstitute.org.



ASU’s Jason Burke To Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship by quotes
January 27, 2007, 4:39 pm
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ASU’s Jason Burke To Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Honors Burke

Jason Burke, a long snapper on the 2006 Arizona State University football team, is the 2007 recipient of a postgraduate scholarship presented annually by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Chapter Executive Director Dan Manucci announced Friday.
 
Burke and several local high school football student-athletes will be honored at the Chapter’s annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort, 6333 North Scottsdale Road. For more information regarding the banquet contact Dan Manucci at 480-838-2046.
 
The consummate Sun Devil, Burke played in all 49 games during the 2003-06 seasons, joining kicker Jesse Ainsworth and defensive tackle Jordan Hill as the only Sun Devils on the 2006 roster to do so.  Burke was a steady long snapper who made only one bad snap during his four-year career.  A highly acclaimed student who earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors four times during his career, including first-team honors in 2005 and 2006.  He was an integral member of ASU’s special teams units that used the services of a total of four punters during the 2003-06 seasons.
 
In 2006 Burke played in all 13 games as ASU’s long snapper while earning first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season, posting a 3.9 GPA studying finance and marketing, the second-highest grade point average among first-team members. He was the snapper for kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who finished the season successfully converting a Pac-10 record 160 consecutive extra points, which dates back to the 2003 season.  He snapped to punter Jonathan Johnson, whose 37.2-yard net punting average was a 6.9-yard increase from ASU’s average in 2005, the greatest improvement in the Pac-10.  Burke was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU’s preseason winter strength and conditioning program.
 
In 2005 Burke served as the team’s long snapper in all 12 games.  He participated in every game despite being hampered by nagging injuries and earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors with a 3.9 GPA.
 
In 2004 he handled ASU’s long snapping duties in all 12 games. He snapped to punter Chris MacDonald who earned Freshman All-America honors after finishing third in the Pac-10 and 15th in the nation at 43.1 yards per punt. He was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection.  Burke also earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors.  He shared the team’s Clyde B. Smith Academic Award with Andrew Carnahan. Burke played in all 12 games at long snapper in 2003 and earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors.  He snapped to honorable mention All-Pac-10 performer Tim Parker who finished 20th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 at 43.4 yards per punt.
 
A 2002 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale Burke was named first-team all-region at center in 2001. He earned the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award in 2002 and also earned the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002. Burke lettered in football one year and was coached by Steve Belles. A finance major, Burkes parents are Paul (independent contractor) and Marie (executive assistant) of Glendale.
 
ASUs National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes
 
2007    Jason Burke
2006    Chad Christensen
2005    Grayling Love
2004    Skyler Fulton
2003    Mike Barth
2002    Nick Murphy
2001    Mike Aguirre
1997    Damien Richardson
1996    Kirk Robertson
1995    Justin Dragoo
1993    Toby Mills
1992    Adam Brass
1990    Drew Metcalfe
1989    Mark Tingstad
1978    Chris Mott
1966    Ken Dyer



Kid Zone exhibit moves to library gallery by quotes
January 25, 2007, 9:17 pm
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Kid Zone exhibit moves to library gallery

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Kid Zone: Celebrating 20 Years of Happy Memories,” an exhibit that features posters created by children and staff involved in the city of Tempe Kid Zone programs, will be on display from Feb. 2 – March 9 in the Tempe Public Library’s Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

A short history of the Kid Zone program is part of this free exhibit.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The gallery will be closed on Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day.

For information, visit www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/ <http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/> or call 480/350-5287



Transit center groundbreaking set by quotes

Transit center groundbreaking setThe City of Mesa will officially break ground for the new Sycamore Transit Center, Saturday, January 27, at 9:30 AM. The transit center is located on the northwest corner of Main and Sycamore, just east of Dobson Road.

This facility will serve as Mesa’s transit portal to the high capacity, METRO light rail system. It will provide bus interface connections for several current and future routes including Mesa’s future Bus Rapid Transit Service.

The facility offers an automobile drop-off area, futuristic architecture and design complementing the end-of-the-line station, seven bus bays with shaded pedestrian seating, a double-unit water fountain, information kiosk, bicycle racks and lockers, METRO ticket vending machines, trees, landscaping, and three north/south pedestrian connections to the adjacent 812 space park-and-ride facility scheduled for construction in 2008.

“The design team of OTAK/Architekton developed a beautiful architectural facility which will provide for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, automobiles, and buses,” Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters said. “This is an exciting opportunity for the community and a continuance of the area’s revitalization.”

Several speakers including: Vice Mayor Walters, Mike Ladino, General Counsel for METRO, Les Presmyk, Board Co-Chair for Valley Metro and Dave Richins, representing the Mesa Grande neighborhood will make comments and be available for one-on-one interviews.

For additional information please contact Mesa Public Information Specialist Bob Huhn, at 480-644-4695. Saturday Bob can be reached at (602- 820)-9568.



WWII TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRIBUTE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT by quotes

WWII TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRIBUTE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The stage is set for Captain Lee Owens of Phoenix to make history
during a tribute flight to the famed Tuskegee Airmen in the spring of
2007.  Capt. Owens will fly a single engine plane from the Lincoln J.
Ragsdale Terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport across
America, over the Atlantic and around the globe before returning home
to Phoenix sometime in May.



Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk by quotes

Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk
Tempe

Tempe, Ariz. – Mayor Hugh Hallman, along with Pam Goronkin of  the
Downtown Tempe Community, Mary Ann Miller of the Tempe Chamber of
Commerce and Stephanie Nowack of the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, will discuss downtown, visitors and new business at the next
Let’s Talk Tempe on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Doors open at 7 a.m.; the
discussion begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655
E. Southern Ave.

Pam Goronkin is Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Community.  She
served on the Tempe City Council from 2002 to 2006 and was a member of
Council committees that focused on development, technology and tourism.

Mary Ann Miller is President/CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.
Miller has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and community
relations.  She sits on boards for the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Rio Salado Foundation, The Center for Habilitation, and
Childsplay.

Stephanie Nowack has been President/CEO of the Tempe Convention and
Visitors Bureau for seven years.  She has brought key events to Tempe,
including the P.F. Chang’s Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Ironman Arizona.
Nowack was named the Tempe Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year in 2005.

Let’s Talk Tempe is a monthly issue-based talk show taped before a live
audience and replayed the following month on Tempe 11.