Friday, November 30, 2007

Education Majors: Connexions

Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:

  • authors create and collaborate
  • instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
  • learners find and explore content

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How To Write A Killer Resume

If your resume isn't winning interviews for your dream job, it might be time for a rewrite.

Before you even sit down in front of the computer, consider the type of job you want. Think about the skills you want to use daily, and then determine two or three job titles that encompass them. Also, determine the type of company you want to work for--small or large, private or public--and the preferred industry.

For more information: Resume

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Government Website Offers Sales to Public

Did you ever wonder what items are sold at the US Government Auction? While it's not quite eBay, there are a few bargains to be found in everything from buildings and land to jewelry, sporting goods, and even international real estate. Click the blue title above to check out the website.

Monday, November 19, 2007

American Indian Heritage Month

A traveling art exhibit, “Finding Our Balance,” will be on display at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on November 19 through November 26.

The exhibit will be located in the Memorial Student Center Art Gallery, located on the first floor.

A special presentation by Ted Isham will be held on Monday, November 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom on the SWOSU campus. Isham is curator of the Creek Council House Museum.

The Native American Club at SWOSU is sponsor of both events with the Weatherford Arts Council providing the reception at 12:30 p.m. on November 19.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Convicted Spies and Terrorists

The United States government has a new webpage which helps track people who were convicted of being terrorists or spies. To use, click on the blue title above, then click on any of the visible locations to get a list of convictions so far in this fiscal year. Also available is a month by month report for the last five years. Be sure to look for the "FREE" button in the top right corner to see all that's available without any charge.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

High Definition Video of the Moon

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and public broadcaster NHK have succeeded in capturing the world’s first high-definition video of the moon taken from lunar orbit. The 8x time-lapse video was shot using an HDTV camera aboard the KAGUYA lunar explorer, a.k.a. SELENE (SELenological and ENgineering Explorer), while in orbit 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the lunar surface.

JAXA has posted an online version of the video, which is divided into two parts. The first part was shot on west side of the Ocean of Storms as the explorer moved from south to north, and the second part was shot from a location north of the Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum) as the explorer moved toward the north pole. The footage was taken on October 31.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Which New Cars Get The Best Mileage?

Wonder which new cars get the best mileage? Click on the title above to see the latest government mileage report for 2008 cars. The cars gas consumption ranges from 48 mpg in the city (Toyota Prius) down to less than 10 mpg for several imported luxury/sports cars. There is a possibility that anyone who can afford $200,000 for a new car may not be too concerned about the gas bill. Three pragmatic ways to increase our mileage: A. Keep our tires inflated to the proper pressure. B. Avoid jack rabbit starts and stops. C. Remove seldom used heavy items from your trunk like old books, clothes, and sports equipment. D. Plan ahead and make one trip to town instead of three.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

2007 MacArthur Fellows

Read all about the 2007 winners of the so-called "genius" grants,
including a forensic anthropologist, an environmental geographer, an
inventor, a painter/installation artist, a neuroboticist, a medieval
historian, a blues musician, and more.