Louie talks with Harry Meeuwson, director of CETaL (Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning); and Karla Ramirez, program director of CETaL. Meeuwson & Ramirez talk about how CETaL focuses on improving teaching skills for UTEP faculty and graduate student instructors.
CETaL will be sponsoring the upcoming International Sun Conference on Teaching & Learning, February 28 & March 1, at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center in the UTEP East Union Building. Guest speakers at the conference will be Richard Pineda of the UTEP Department of Communication, and Marsha Lovett, co-author of "How Learning Works." Advance registration available at http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun; registration also available on site the days of the conference. More information: 915-747-8793. (The deadline for submitting papers for the conference is Jan. 3.)
Dennis Woo talks with Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator with Sun Metro. Cruz-Acosta talks about upcoming improvements and additions taking place at Sun Metro terminals across the city, including expanding amenities at the Eastside Terminal, the addition of articulated buses (longer buses made up of 2 sections joined by a pivoting joint), and a new Maintenance & Operations Facility at Montana & Global Reach. She also talks about Sun Metro's Lift buses, which transport seniors and others with disabilities directly to their destination; and the Gold Route which takes travelers from El Paso into Las Cruces, and vice versa. www.sunmetro.net
Sun Metro is also offering transportation to the Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 from 7 locations: $3 round trip. Sun Bowl parking is also available at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal downtown ($5), with transportation to the Sun Bowl game. www.sunmetro.net/sunbowl
In a rebroadcast from Dec. 25, 2010, Norma continues her conversation with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester, Texas Forest Service. Mestas talks about the proper pruning tools that should be used for larger, more mature trees. He also talks about what kind of pruning your tree needs if it has suffered wind damage or if it is planted near a utility line. Mestas also discusses the special pruning that fruit trees might require. Aired Dec. 29, 2012.
Louie talks with Richard Pineda, Associate Professor of Communication at UTEP, and Director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies on the UTEP campus. Pineda talks about the recent election of Enrique Pena Nieto as the newest President of Mexico. How is Pena Nieto's presidency expected to address the violence of the drug wars? Will Pena Nieto's youth allow him to relate more to the Obama administration and make immigration a priority for both nations? Is Mexico expected to improve economically with Pena Nieto's presidency? Aired Dec. 28, 2012.