Banner Header 1News and Resources for the UF Family Intro Post Instruction Junction The Center for Teaching Excellence will host the Excel@Teaching 2017 Conference at Winebrenner Theological Seminary on March 25. This year's theme is "Empowering Student Learners." The keynote speaker will be teacher, researcher and author Elizabeth Green. State of the University University President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., delivered the annual State of the University address on Friday, Jan. 27. Details about the student retention, graduate program enrollment and more were mentioned. Click the arch image to watch the video. Past Meets Present A recently-published textbook, "Twenty Writing Assignments in Context," includes a chapter that features a first-year composition assignment, "Past Meets Present," designed by English professor Christine Denecker, Ph.D. The assignment requires students to create a digital essay on a University-related topic. Vets Resource Fair The University of Findlay, in partnership with the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, will host its first Veterans Resource Fair on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The community event will be free. Winner! Winner! Winner! Congratulations to Sherri Morrison, administrative assistant, COPh! Sherri's name was drawn from more than 55 entries in our "Your Three Words" contest. She's the winner of four tickets to the Browns vs. Bengals game on Dec. 11, AND some warm Oiler apparel to wear to the game. Helen Whitney The University is excited to welcome Emmy and Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Helen Whitney as the next Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow! Her public presentation will be held Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU. Graduate School Fair Graduate school can be just as scary and thrilling as a county fair ride, but result in far more lifelong rewards! UF will host a Graduate School Fair, with reps from here and several other schools, on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in AMU's Multipurpose Room. Faculty Recognized for Scholarship/Service Recognition of the UF faculty took place in October, with a reception hosted by Darin Fields, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. Ten UF educators received awards for teaching excellence and service to the University.