(Posted March 8, 2004)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- William Thomas, a Juniata College information technology professor, will give a talk on ?The Paperless Classroom,? at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, in Room C225 in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is part of the Bookend Seminar Lecture Series, which features afternoon lectures each month by Juniata College faculty. The talk is free and open to the public.

Thomas, assistant professor of information technology, will demonstrate some of the technologies available to faculty at Juniata that will make the transition to a paperless classroom easier. He also will discuss the advantages of a paperless classroom, as well as talk over some techniques that might help teachers achieve a paperless environment. He will address some of the successes he has experienced, as well as a few difficulties encountered during his path to a paperless class.

Thomas joined the Juniata faculty in 2001 after working as an assistant professor of computer science at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa. from 1996 to 2001. He was promoted to associate professor at Mount Aloysius in 1999. He worked as an adjunct faculty member in computer science at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. from 1995 to 1996.

He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Lock Haven University in 1983 and went on to earn a master's degree in computer science from Shippensburg University in 1990.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.