Dr. Barbara Newhouse has worked at K-State for 35 years serving the past 21 years at the Educational Communications Center (ECC). She helped develop the SVS High School Spanish program originally delivered to high schools via satellite and through its evolution to a DVD and on-line experience. The “course in a box” was developed with Barb’s help for the HN 132 Introduction to Nutrition course. This consisted of CDs and materials sent to distance education students: an early example of doing hands-on training at a distance. As technology “caught up” with Barb and became even more interactive, she taught introductory technology courses using K-State Online.
Barb’s technology involvement is diverse. To list a few accomplishments, she taught elementary and secondary school teachers how to use technology in the classroom, worked on several grant projects to integrate technology in the classroom, served on technology initiative committees, and worked with faculty to integrate technology into their classes. It’s easy to see that she has a heart for getting technology into the classroom and having it used to its true teaching potential. She worked with the KSU Family Center to develop web-training modules for home-based family therapists. She is currently working with Family Studies and Human Services faculty to provide mediated learning experiences for their FSHS on-line degree program.
John Streeter started out working as an hourly student applications programmer in 1970 with the Data Processing Department. He left Kansas State University to pursue his dreams finding that his career was waiting for him here at K-State. His return was the start of 25 years of service in support of administrative use of technology. From an Associate Director for Administrative User Services to the Director of the Information Systems Office, John has been a tireless advocate for technology and K-State. He made numerous trips to Topeka serving on state committees while promoting new directions for administrative systems at K-State. He served as an advocate for administrative systems during a multi-year transition from a mainframe computing environment to the implementation of a new student system.