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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Disappearing World Series

Disappearing World Now Appearing on Films On Demand

Films On Demand is continually growing, with thousands of new videos added each year from outstanding producers. We're delighted to spotlight for you one of the many new series now available on our platform: the acclaimed Disappearing World series.

Disappearing World, the classic, long-running anthropological series, spans the globe to document “disappearing” or forgotten peoples, communities, and customs. Now part of the Films On Demand platform, this 35-part series is chock-full of fascinating ethnographic content.

Recorded between 1970 and 1991, these films—featuring leading scholars of the day, such as Elizabeth Fernea and Owen Lattimore—study rituals and ways of life, exploring critical issues of transition or survival facing ancient tribes, indigenous cultures, and other minority groups. From the Mursi nomads of Ethiopia and Asante market women of Ghana to the Vlach Gypsies of Hungary and sherpas of Nepal, Disappearing World presents gripping footage of peoples, events, and places—before then rarely seen by Western eyes—amid profound and irreversible change.
Like other videos in Films On Demand, Disappearing World titles:
• are iPad, PC, Mac, and Android friendly
• are divided into predefined clips so users can find content more easily—perfect for in-class use
• include closed-captioning and feature interactive transcripts.
Check out the Disappearing World series today! Find it quickly by typing series item number 49216 in the Films On Demand search box.

(from the FOD folks)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

League for Innovations Writes about Butler Program

Member Spotlight: Butler Community College

Early College Health Sciences Academy

The Early College Health Sciences Academy received some welcome recognition when described in the League for Innovations March 13 League Connections. As they noted:
South-Central Kansas high school students interested in careers in health-care professions have found a low-cost, high impact way to get a head start on their college education. The Butler Community College Early College Health Science Academy (ECHSA) offers an exceptional opportunity for students to integrate the last two years of high school with the first two years of college.


The program has proven to be very successful. Since its inception in 2011, the number of ECHSA students has grown sixty-four percent. ECHSA students have been very successful academically; 100% of the students have passed the CNA licensing exam, and a significant number of the students are already employed in health-related positions, where they are gaining experience while benefitting financially. ECHSA students are able to move into health/science careers earlier and be better prepared for success than traditional high school students.

Early college expansion plans are already underway at Butler Community College. Three additional early college programs are in the development stage and projected to start in fall 2013.

Kudos to program director Dr. Marcy Aycock, ECHSA Director, 316-776-9429, seen below on the left.