Medina, Author Of Brain Rules, Speaks At Baylor Jan. 9

Friday, December 14, 2012
Parents, educators, public officials, business and medical professionals, and nonprofit leaders will all benefit from this free public lecture featuring:
John Medina, molecular biologist, author and speaker

In the spirit of community many Baylor parents and faculty members will be reading John Medina's "Brain Rules" in preparation for his public keynote address on campus Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. in Alumni Chapel. Parents, educators, public officials, business and medical professionals, and nonprofit leaders will all benefit from this free event, which is sponsored by Baylor School and the Baylor Parent Alliance, officials said.

In "Brain Rules," Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way to teach children.

Dr. Medina has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School" -- a book that takes on the way schools and work environments are designed. His latest book for parents and early-childhood educators is "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five."

Dr. Medina is an affiliate professor of Bioengineering at the University of  Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.  Dr. Medina lives in Seattle, Wa. with his wife and two boys.


Lee University Students Present At Anthropology Conference

Lee anthropology majors, along with a recent alumna, presented their research at the Southern Anthropological Society conference in Cherokee, N.C.    Lee senior Allie Webb presented “Petroglyphs in Paradox Valley, Colorado.” Her presentation described various types of rock art left behind by the “Ancient Ones” along the escarpment of Paradox Valley in southwestern Colorado. ... (click for more)

Lee To Host High School Mathematics Competition And Research Symposium

Lee’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host its first mathematics competition for high school students on Friday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Science and Math Complex Great Room on Lee’s campus. The mathematics competition teams will consist of five to seven high school students, with representation from each of the four grade levels. The topics ... (click for more)

Shots Fired During Armed Robbery At Rossville McDonald's

Shots were fired during an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Rossville Boulevard on Friday morning. At approximately 6:15 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a robbery at 4502 Rossville Blvd. at the McDonald’s.  Investigators discovered that two masked suspects entered the McDonald’s. One suspect fired a round into the ceiling and then ordered everyone to the ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy-Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee state lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)