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Released: 08/23/1999

<p> In September, The Bank of Lecompte is sponsoring two Coffee Calls in conjunction with the Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) Division of Continuing Education and Technology. </p><p> Coffee Calls are opportunities for the community to meet with faculty members for coffee and conversation in their field of study. These sessions are brought to you as a public service at no charge and are sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. Although there is no fee to attend, pre-registration is required by calling 473-6495 or 473-6445. </p><p> The Year 2000 Computer Bug will be the topic of the session to be held on Thursday, September 23, 1999 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Chambers Hall on the LSUA Campus. </p><p> Dr. Michael Collins, professor of computer science at LSUA, will be the instructor for the course. The Y2K issue is the most threatening computer problem yet encountered. There is a huge array of very costly potential problems. The discussion will focus on what the problem is, why it is occurring, and what precautions can be taken. </p><p> A session discussing The Current Mathematics Reform Movement will be held on Monday, September 13, 1999 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the LSUA campus. </p><p> Dr. Thomas Awtry, associate professor of mathematics, will share his thoughts about how the K-12 mathematics curriculum has undergone, and is currently undergoing, massive changes. The session will provide information on the reform movement, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum Standards, and the Louisiana Systemic Intiatives Project (LaSIP)/LSUA&acute;s role in the movement. </p><p> To register or receive more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6445 or 473-6495. </p>