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Field Hockey`s Denise Zelenak Honored by CAA
Denise Zelenak (pictured), head coach of Drexel`s field hockey team, was named 2009 Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. Zelenak, who was also the 2009 CAA Coach of the Year, led the Dragons to a 19-4 record, a regular-season CAA Championship and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. She is one of five finalists for the 2009 NFHCA Division I National Coach of the Year Award.
Westphal College Programs Earn NASAD Re-Accreditation
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has been re-accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) for all of its eligible programs for the next five years, announced AWCoMAD dean Allen Sabinson.
The NASAD accreditation is a renewal for the College`s programs in Design & Merchandising, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography, and a first-time accreditation for Television, Television Management and the Visual Arts Management track of the Entertainment and Arts Management program.
College of Information Science and Technology Launches IPL2
The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, launched ipl2 in January 2010. ipl2 merges the resources of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians` Internet Index—two of the most widely used library-based technological resources connecting individuals, businesses and society with information. The iSchool at Drexel began hosting the IPL in January 2007.
The ipl2 is managed jointly by Drexel and Florida State University, along with support from other members of the ipl2 Consortium.
Many library and information science programs nationally, including the iSchool at Drexel`s Master of Science in Library and Information Science, integrate the ipl2 into their courses. ipl2 provides students with hands-on experience in reference services and digital librarianship. This real-world application of classroom theory helps students to be better prepared for careers in information services.
In honor of its upcoming 15th birthday on March 17, the "IPL 15 Things" has been launched, introducing 15 of its favorite online technologies, with background information, best practices, related readings, examples of how the ipl2 is using the technology and hands-on exercises. This and other training material have been developed as part of a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Explore the first 11 of the "15 Things"—blogging, microblogging, social networking, Wikis, virtual worlds, podcasting, videos, SMS text messaging, social bookmarking/tagging, RSS and information/document sharing—by visiting www.ipl2.org. The 15 Things Challenge will continue throughout the year.