Associate professor to present at Hawaii conference in Jan.
Marietta College's Dr. William Bauer, associate professor of education, has been accepted to present at the 2012 Hawaii International Conference on Education. The conference will be held from Jan. 5 to 8 in Honolulu.
Bauer's submission, "Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities: A Model for Success in Developing Skills in Advocacy, Knowledge of Disability and Self-Assurance," has been accepted due to a peer review process.
Aside from attending the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Bauer spends his time teaching courses on Exceptional Children, Educational Psychology, Behavior Management, Sign Language, and Research Design. He is the director of the Post-Baccalaureate licensure program in Mild/Moderate Special Education.
Bauer is a regular lecturer across the country on disability and rural culture issues.
Next NPR CEO is longtime 'Sesame Street' honcho
WASHINGTON - The man who helped bring "Sesame Street" to a global audience for the past 11 years will take over as president and CEO of NPR, the public radio network announced Sunday.
Gary Knell, the longtime president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will start at NPR on Dec. 1.
Knell succeeds Vivian Schiller, who resigned under pressure in March after a former NPR fundraiser was caught on camera calling the tea party racist. The episode led some conservatives to call for an end to federal funding for NPR, but Congress ultimately retained the funds as part of a budget deal in April.
Schiller was also criticized for firing analyst Juan Williams over comments he made about Muslims.
Knell, 57, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he wanted to "depoliticize" NPR by highlighting its commitment to hard-hitting local, national and international journalism across multiple platforms. He said he does not believe that NPR is biased and wants to try to change the minds of those who perceive it as such.
Feds: competition concerns in Duke-Progress merger
RALEIGH, N.C. - Federal energy regulators are giving Duke Energy and Progress Energy 60 days to describe how they would remedy anticompetitive effects of their merger in their North Carolina and South Carolina home markets if they're allowed to form the country's largest electric company.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order late Friday that conditionally approved Charlotte-based Duke Energy's purchase of Raleigh-based Progress Energy, but it told the companies to propose solutions to protect competition in the Carolinas. The agency said remedies could include selling off power plants, building new transmission lines, or joining a regional transmission authority.
Duke Energy spokesman Tom Williams said Sunday the company was evaluating the order and expected to have more information next week.
From wire reports