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Technology Showcase set for today in UC

The UC will be abuzz today with the fourth annual 2005 Technology Showcase.

Headlining the event will Dr. Kenneth C. Green, director and founder of the “Campus Computing Project.” He will speak at 11 a.m. in the Legislative Chambers (UC 111).

The “Campus Comp-uting Project” is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. For the last four years, the Technology Showcase has brought hands-on examples of the latest in educational technology.

UTM professors will be on hand to demonstrate how they use computers in and out of the classroom to improve the learning process.

Local and national vendors from Apple, HP, Dell and others will also be on hand.

Ellen Wagner, Director of higher education strategy for Macromedia, Inc. will be on hand at 12:45 p.m. to give a presentation on the Macromedia Breeze Webcast, a software tool used for creating online demonstration.

For a little bit of fun, the Technology Showcase will also feature an Xbox Gaming Tournament. Participants will be competing for various prizes.

The event is sponsored by the UTM ITC.