Summer Study 1997 - Wednesday, August 6

Today was one of the funniest days for the Scholars. The highlight of the day was the Ski-For-All. First of all, the kids had breakfast and then they went down to the computer lab for the first of many classes. The first class was a beginning look at the Internet. After lunch the Scholars had a class on improving your mind for college. The professor ( Mr. Graham Allen) talked about how the kids must have a positive outlook on college. He also said that the average person only thinks about five minutes a day. We all thought that was kind of interesting.

After that we then went down to eat dinner before going out and doing Ski-For-All. Ski-For-All is a program that lets disabled kids ride special bikes for them. For example blind kids ride tandem bikes, which is where one person will direct the bike, and another person will just peddle. For one student (Justin) it was probably one of the funniest days of his life. He rode five different bikes and enjoyed all of them. Then we did our evening activities and went to bed.

Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 07:30

Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 09:00 to 09:30

Welcome (HUB 106B), Sheryl Burgstahler, Darin Stageberg

  • Schedule, rules, evals., Q & A; video, newsletter, WWW projects
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 09:30 to 10:30

DO-IT With Computers (HUB 106B), Dan Comden, Janis Funk Adaptive Technology Specialists

  • Scholars demonstrate way cool technology they use.
  • Video: Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer/Technology.
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 10:30 to 11:00

Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 11:00 to 12:30

The Internet: What's it to Ya? (HUB 106B), Kris, Sheryl Burgstahler

  • Introduction, tool overview, electronic mail.
  • E-mail DO-IT Mentors, Scholars, Ambassadors and Pals.
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 12:30 to 14:00

Lunch with Video Planning Groups (HUB Husky Den)

Then, choose:

  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B).
  • Visiting (outside HUB 106B).
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost (HUB basement).
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 14:00 to 15:00

Finding Your Rainbow (HUB 106B), Graham Allan, Forestry and Chemical Engineering

  • If you don't know where you're going, you'll never know when you arrive.
  • Start setting your goals now!
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 15:00 to 15:30

Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 15:30 to 16:30

What is Science? Is This Science? (HUB 106B) Patty Chastain

Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 17:30

Dinner (McMahon Cafeteria)

Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 18:30 to 21:00

Bicycling with Ski-for-All (meet in HUB 106B)

Feel the wind rushing through your eyelashes! Find your adventurous soul. We have the bicycle for you - modified to fit your every need.

Then choose:

  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost. (HUB basement)
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 21:00 to 22:30

McCarty Dorm activity options:

  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, crafts, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Videos (McCarty Small Lounge)
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 - 23:00

All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.