Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sometimes By Sheenagh Pugh


Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from Bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost, green thrives, the crops don't fail,
sometimes, a man aims high, and all goes well.
A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they cannot leave some stranger poor.
Some men became what they were born for.
Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss, sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow,
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

McCormick Symposium Builds Connections Between Computer Science, Other Disciplines



‘Computer Science Everywhere’ will build collaborations among Northwestern faculty, students, and schools

Nov 8, 2013
Computer science penetrates all areas of thinking — not just science and technology, but also social sciences, humanities, media, and the arts. A new way of thinking — computational thinking — is emerging as a fundamental way of understanding and reimagining the entire world, not just the province of computer scientists.
With this changing landscape in mind, Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening a dialogue and building collaborations to expand upon computational thinking at the University.
On Thursday, November 14, these efforts will begin with “Computer Science Everywhere: Exploring Collaborations Between Computer Science and Other Disciplines at Northwestern.”
The symposium will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. in the ITW classroom in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

"Computer Science Everywhere" will introduce faculty to new ideas and challenges, opening the door to future collaborations. Four focal areas — networks, language and humanities, sounds and images, and education — will provide a framework for the November 14 event, the first of several symposia of its kind.
The agenda will be as follows:
2 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
2:10 p.m. Lightning Talks: Current Successful Partnerships
  • Jason Hartline, associate professor of computer science 
Computer Science, Econ, and Markets
  • Ken Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and the Mind
  • Bryan Pardo, associate professor of computer science
Computer Science, Music, and Audition
2:30 p.m. Panel I: Networks 
Speaker: Noshir Contractor, Jane and William White Professor of Behavioral Sciences
  • Fabian Bustamante, associate professor of computer science
  • Bill Kath, professor of engineering sciences and applied mathematics and professor of neurobiology
  • Brian Uzzi, professor of management and organizations
  • Haoqi Zhang, assistant professor of computer science
  • Julio M. Ottino, moderator, dean, McCormick School of Engineering, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering and Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Panel II: Language and Humanities 
Speaker: Martin Mueller, professor emeritus of English and classics
  • Doug Downey, assistant professor of computer science
  • Sandy Goldberg, professor of philosophy
  • Janet Pierrehumbert, professor of linguistics
  • Barbara O'Keefe, moderator, dean, School of Communication, professor of communication studies and Annenberg University Professor
4:45 p.m. Panel III: Education
Speaker: Uri Wilensky, professor of computer science and education and social policy
  • Brenna Argall, June and Donald Brewer Junior Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ian Horswill, associate professor of computer science
  • Peter Dinda, professor of computer science
  • Penelope Peterson, moderator, dean, School of Education and Social Policy and Eleanor R. Baldwin Professor of Education 
5:45 p.m. Closing Comments
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scott Jackson: The String Instructor King


As Stillwater High School Booster Club
founder, Stillwater Junior High
and High School string instructor,
Mr. Scott Jackson has been a musical King,
At New York City Performing Arts Center,
His students and he shine,
He instructs and conducts, handsomely,
He cares about students thoughtfully,
As a music major,
He is a symbol of victory.

Monday, September 23, 2013

To Be Fair, We Have To Post Those Names Here: 2009-2010 Oklahoma Youth & Government (oYag) Highlights

While I rummage through some old folders, I come cross a handbook related to 2009-2010 OYAG state conference held February 11-13, 2010. Major officials, organizations, and some participants are listed here, find your name, smiles!

Governor: Brad Henry
Youth Governor: Cale Curtin
Youth Officers:  Andrew Middleton, Megan Crow.


The Hatton W. Summer Foundation
Oklahoma Bar Foundation
Shapiro Foundation
Wal-Mart Foundation

Board and Staff contributors:

Bill Conger, Connie Fawcett, James Waldo, Anil Gollahalli, Amanda Shankle-Knowlton, Doug and Barbara Perkins, Debbe Leftwich, Joe Dorman, Ralph Shortey, Melinda Johnson, Andrew Grimes, Stan Barton.

2010 Judicial Student Officers:

Blake Pruitt, Kate Adams, Christian Lamb, Sheng Wu, Wendell Kreds, Lester Asamoah.

2010 Judicial Adult Mentors:

Ralph Shorty, Jim Waldo, Walter Jenny Jr., David Duncan, Doug Perkins, Nick Klein, Ashley Lugrand, Chase Hopkins, Walker Miligan, Patrick Day.

 2010 House of Youth Representatives:

Holly Bray, Yang Pulse, Henry Kulick, Matt Cooper, Chris Mahoney, Andrew McCoy, Vaishnavi Vaidyanthan,

2010 Senate Leadership Members:

Pete Storm, Becca Young, Tyler McKinney, Ethan Rex, Michael West, Curtis Hann.

Some of the Oklahoma  and Texas Youth Delegates:

Pam Chamblee, Teresa Trail, Calver Morgan, Alex Reid, Kate Morgan, Matt Salas, Ashley Coghill, Karen Green, Jennifer Nunez, Sandy charlson, Josh Halverson, Tom Lee, Michael Hare, Nolan Hinton, Jiwon song, Owen Wilson, Trixy Barnes, J. D. Henneberry, Sheng Wu, Lisa Storm, Victoria Archer, Todd Earp, Matt Wisdom, Joseph Asante, Ryan miller, Elizabeth fitz, Allison Nguyen, Ligia Gutierrez-Tobar, Phil Watson, Stephanie Sohmidt, Matt Roberts, Taylor Pruitt, Lexi Gibson, Joe Cavicchi...

Youth And Government Program Advisers:

Brad Henry,  Donald E. McClure, Mary Fallin, Ellen J. Maycock, Stan Barton, Akash Patel, Jim Long, Jennifer Owens, Bob Woodward, Joshua Watkins, Jessica Walker, Kyra Atekwara, George Strickland, Tom Yates, Thongkham Peky, Julie tucker, Austin Ambot, Tori Meek, Kaitlyn Bush, Rosa Summers, Elisha Harris, Julie Cohen, Cara-lou Johnson, Emily Clinton, Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Stephanie Currey, Jill Enfield, annima Collier, molly Boren, Tom Persinger, Shana Nguyen, David West, Larry Hesler, Susan Herrick, Sally Walkiewicz, Frank McClain, Pamela Haines, Annaly Beck, Tom Kisher, Maxine Zarrow, Lara Harwell, Jim Halligan, lee Denney, Mary Fallin. 

some teachers from stillwater high school helped:

Atkins, Rusty
Carley, Jason
Grant, Paul
Haines, Pamela
Hix, Paul
Parker, Connie
Wichert, Jerry

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Emma Harry Rowling

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for my master,
And one for my dame,
and one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for my master,
And one for my dame,
and one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.