Archive - October 22, 2013

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R.I.P.Dennis Dale Cordell (Chad 1968-70)
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What One PCV Is Doing Now in Tanzania

R.I.P.Dennis Dale Cordell (Chad 1968-70)

Dennis Dale Cordell Cordell, Dr. Dennis Dale DALLAS — Dr. Dennis Dale Cordell, Associate Dean for the University Curriculum/GEC and Professor of History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, died Wednesday, October 16 after a brief battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas on Friday October 25, 2013 at 4 pm, 4015 Normandy Avenue, Dallas TX 75205. A further celebration of Dr. Cordell’s life and service will be held on November 13th at 4pm in Perkins Chapel of SMU. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent in memory of Dennis Cordell to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences of Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750402, Dallas TX 75275-0402, or to the First Unitarian Church of Dallas (address above), or to the work of the Peace Corps–The Health and HIV/AIDS Fund, under Special Funds at donate.peacecorps.gov. Dr Cordell . . .

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What One PCV Is Doing Now in Tanzania

[Here is what one enterprising PCV is doing now with her computer skills in Tanzania. Another example of a Secondary Project paying off. This press release comes from Peace Corps Hq Press Office.] WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 18, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Elizabeth Crompton of Woodstock, Ga., is opening doors to job opportunities for university students and local community members in Tanzania. Together with local faculty, Crompton recently led a seminar on how to operate, navigate and program computer systems using a free, open source computer operating system that is accessible in developing countries like Tanzania, where computer software can be expensive and prohibitive to computer learning. “The kind of thinking that computing and programming teaches encourages self-reliance and problem-solving,” said Crompton, who has been working as an information and communications technology volunteer since 2011. “I want my students to become comfortable with not having all the answers and looking . . .

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