UpDate - Vol. 12, No. 5, Page 6 October 1, 1992 Bulletin board Tuition exchange Applications are now available for participation in the University's Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) for fall 1993. Under the terms of the program, dependent children of eligible faculty, professional, salaried staff and hourly employees may apply to attend one of approximately 300 colleges and universities participating in the national consortium. The dependent must meet the resident institution's admission requirements. For further information on the Tuition Exchange Program, contact the Employee Services Office, Academy Building, at 831-6651. Completed applications must be returned to Employee Services by Oct. 23. Conference discounts University users of conference facilities at the Wilmington campus, Clayton Hall and Virden Center will now receive a 10 percent discount from their total bill. The new Blue Hen discount may be used on any University event where no fee is being charged to participants and all charges are paid by a journal voucher from a University account (this discount does not apply to overnight rooms at the Virden Center). Call any of the centers for a copy of the conference information packet: Wilmington campus, 573-4419; Clayton Hall, 831-2214; and Virden Center, 645-4100. Battery problem? If you own an Everex SX computer, you may experience an excessive drain of the battery. To avoid this situation, a technician must remove a resistor pack on the computer motherboard. Once the resistor pack is removed, a new battery needs to be installed. DEC will provide this service at no charge to you. To arrange for an appointment, call 1-800-DEC-TOPS. For more information, call the Computer Warehouse at 831-3530. Thinking skills The case method is one strategy many teachers use to help students learn to think critically, to promote discussion and to engage students more effectively in their learning. What are cases? How are they used? Can they be used in large classes as well as small ones? How are cases developed? University faculty who are using cases in their courses will respond to these and other questions. Bring a lunch and find out if (and how) you might use the case method or an adaptation to achieve your instructional goals. All sessions meet from 12:15-1:30 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 5-19, in the Collins Room of the Student Center. For more information or a registration form, call the Center for Teaching Effectiveness at 831-2027. Forum nominations The Delaware Humanities Forum seeks nominations for membership on its council for terms beginning March 1. The Delaware Humanities Forum is a private, non-profit cultural foundation, which supports and manages programs in the humanities- literature, history, languages, philosophy and related disciplines-for adult audiences and school children across the state. Its mission is to increase understanding of the humanities and support programs that enhance the cultural and educational life of the state. Members must understand and be deeply committed to the forum's mission, and they must be prepared to make a substantial investment of time, thought and energy in the work of the council. Members serve without pay but are reimbursed for expenses. Although they may take leadership roles in programs funded by the forum, members may not receive reimbursement for those services. Delaware residents are invited to submit a nomination. To nominate a candidate, first obtain his or her approval. Send a letter of nomination, by Nov. 1, along with the candidate's resume, to the Delaware Humanities Forum. For more information, call Henry Hirschbiel at 573-4410 or 1-800-752-2060. Quit smoking program The American Cancer Society will sponsor a stop-smoking program called FreshStart. The program will be held from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29, at the American Cancer Society office in the New Castle Corporate Commons. Registration fee is $20 per person, which may be refunded upon request if all four sessions are completed. There is limited enrollment for this program. For information or to register, call Kris Chance at 324-4227.