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Center for Teaching Excellence Report

Portfolio Assessment: An Alternative 
to Traditional Performance Evaluation Methods in the Area Studies Programs

Mariya Omelicheva, CREES Director


In the words of Yuri Gagarin, "Поехали! Let's go!" #ScienceSaturday #Race4Space Sat. 4/18 12-3pm @ KU Natural History Museum
Science Saturday: Race for Space
Join CREES at the KU Natural History Museum for a special event: SCIENCE SATURDAY: RACE FOR SPACE SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH 12-3PM Activities for children, families and curious adults including: 1PM Rocket presentation by the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Space Zoo: learn about the many different animal astronauts and cosmonauts that discovered space before humans. Cosmonaut Coloring Station: cosmonaut/space themed coloring table. Space Race Timeline: find out what happened when during the 20th century for spaceflight capability. Russian Code Breakers: crack the code by learning the Russian alphabet. Cosmonaut vs Astronaut: find out the difference between a Russian cosmonaut and a US astronaut.

RT @KUCollege : Whoo! 🙌 Congrats, Ashlie and Rock Chalk!
Brownbag: “The Swan Songs of Russian Poets,” Gerald Mikkelson (REES). 4/14/15 Brownbag: “The Swan Songs of Russian Poets,” Gerald Mikkelson (REES). 4/14/15

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