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December 12, 2012

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, December 12, 2012 meeting at the White Palace at Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV. White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003                  (map via bing).

Speaker and Topic

Dr. Terry Wallace – West Liberty University Institute for Innovation in Education

The topic that Dr. Wallace will be sharing with the GWC is an update on educational innovation in the Ohio Valley region and the role of the Institute for Innovation in Education plays in this work.

Dr. Terry Allen Wallace is a Senior Fellow with the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia in Morgantown, and a Senior Fellow with the Government Policy Research Center at West Liberty University. He holds advanced degrees from Ohio University, George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. With a rich history in education, public policy and healthcare, Dr. Wallace has served in Cabinet positions in Ohio, as a healthcare CEO and a senior school district administrator. He is a longtime member of the graduate faculty at Muskingum University, has taught at universities in four states, is a licensed school superintendent in three states and writes syndicated monthly newspaper columns on a variety of public policy issues.

He is a primary architect of the Woodland Hills Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was recently named as one of the nation’s top 30 schools in only its second year of operation and has provided legislative testimony at both the State and Federal levels on a variety of topics ranging from education and developmental disabilities to veterans’ affairs and economic development.

A resident of the Wheeling area, he is active in community affairs and sits on several of boards, including the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education and the West Virginia Access Center for Higher Education.

Here is the mission of the of the West Liberty University Institute for Innovation in Education - Dr. Terry Wallace is a Senior Fellow

The mission of the Institute for Innovation in Education shall be to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning, leadership and entrepreneurship. In particular, the Institute will develop innovative plans and programs that will advance the academic mission of West Liberty University and support the advancement of education in our region, our state, and our nation.

Education Session

Bruce Koegler, Oglebay will discuss SD drives at our Ed Session for this month.

SIG (Special Interest Group)

This month John Parkinson and Scott Petrock will be having a Special Interest Group predicated upon the Apple OS. They will have several Apple computers available for viewing.

Now is the time to come to see what you think about the Apples and the Apple Operating System.

Event Schedule

We will meet on the first floor of the White Palace. Social time, the SIG group, and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The buffet style dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the Education Session and Main Presentation will start after the meal.

Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, $10.00 for AITP student members, and $23.00 for guests. We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.

RSVP to Join Us

E-mail Karen Kovacs at kkovacs@dwc.org to RSVP, or make your reservation at the AITP portal at http://www.aitp.org/events/event_details.asp. Reservations are essential to ensure there is sufficient food and seating available for our group. Please respond early to give the restaurant ample time to prepare. No shows will be billed for the reserved meal.

To find out more about the Greater Wheeling Chapter of AITP,
visit our website at
http://aitp-wheeling.org.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

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