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Developing a presentation portfolio to be focus of next teaching seminar

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 14, 2001 – Camille Searcy, associate professor of education at Union University, will speak on "Developing a Presentation Portfolio," Thursday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in BAC-44 in the Blasingame Academic Complex on the university's campus.

Searcy will stress the importance of keeping a portfolio of a teacher's best work, whether a student getting ready to join the teaching profession, or an educator with many years of experience. She will also offer ideas for organizing and maintaining an up-to-date portfolio.

"It's important when a student is looking for their first teaching job to have a collection of the things they have done well to show prospective employers," said Searcy. "It's also important for teachers in the community to keep what I call a professional portfolio of things they have done over the years - this is a great help when it comes to looking for other employment or possibly a chance for promotion."

The seminars are free and open to any educators or those involved in the teaching profession. For more information, contact Union's Department of Education at (901) 661-5383.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 5

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day classes canceled.

A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

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