,, ,_.,._,...,...,.-.,,.,. • .,. • .,._.,,.., ,,. _ __.,_.._ . ... _,,,.._.,--,....,,..,..._.,,,.,.,.....,_ --- J'.J...., Features Page 4 March 3, 2003 Bob Eller Hangs up His Hard Hat at Semester's End Photo Courtesy Jay Walterreit Bob Eller proudly displays his National teaching award. KARA EUBANK Features Editor Bob Eller is the senior Concrete Technology in- structor at ACC, and he is the 2002 TRENDS in Oc- cupational Studies Outstand- ing Educator. Too bad ACC will lose his services to retirement at the end of the acadmic year. Bob Eller was born and raised in Alpena. His first two years of college were spent here at ACC. He then transferred to Michigan State University to finish out his education. Eller graduated from MSU with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college he moved to Wisconsin to work for the Highway Department of Transportation. Eventually he ended up moving back to Alpena af- ter he was offered a job with the Besser Program. While working for the Besser Program, Eller was asked to teach the concrete technology program at ACC. He's been here ever since. "The students are my fa- vorite part about teaching to be honest with ya. I like the mix of old and young, it creates a good atmosphere," Eller stated when asked what his fa- vorite part about teaching was. "I feel more like a big brother than a professor of Occupational Deans to the students," Eller also otherwise known as the added. MODAC reviews and With his love for hunting, snowmobiling, boating and NASCAR, it is no wonder he is like a brother figure to this students. "I love anything with a motor as you can tell," said Eller. When asked if he could meet anyone dead or alive, he picked Dale Earnhardt. He has always been a big fan of his. With this type of bond with his students, Eller was gi v·en the Occupational Studies Teacher of the year award. To receive this award you have to be nominated. Then a committee made picks the best candidate. He was flattered to have even been nominated for the award. Eller plans to get out of the game while he is still young enough to enjoy re- tirement. He said, "My wife has been retired from teaching K-12 for two years now, and I see she is having fun, so I figured it was my turn now." Thank you, Bob, for all your hard work and dedi- cation to the Concrete Technology Program, ACC, and your students . You have made an ever- lasting mark here. Nourishing Nibbles£ r People on the Go Health·y Eating Tips, Homemade Recipes for Fighting off the 'Freshman Fifteen' AMYABRAHAM mental recall of HuronShores information, and can help you study better" Almost everybody likes announced Doug Kalman, to snack-especially busy Registered Dietician and people on the go. Ready- Director of Clinical to-eat snack foods are Research at Peak Wellness convenient and fast, but Center, in an ABC news their content is sometimes questionable. The calorie, sugar, fat, and sodium amounts in candy bars and chips can quickly add up. Junk food snacks do not offer the consumer enough nutritional value to get their engines revved for the work day ahead. "Eating healthier snack foods can help you have better mental alertness, interview. Snacks higher in protein, and lower in sugar, feed your brain ·and enhance brain function. Eating snacks higher in protein produce hormones that make you feel awake and alert. Healthy snacks satisfy your body's need for fuel. These snacks tide you over longer, so you snack less. High sugar snacks push your blood sugar levels high for a short period of time. Then your blood sugar levels plummet. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to keep your blood sugar levels on an even keel. Your brain will benefit if your blood sugar level is kept more stable throughout the day. Mental recall will be enhanced with healthiqr snacking. 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Homemade Granola in a 300-degree oven ¼cup honey ¼ cup peanut butter 2 Tbls. light butter or margarine 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats ½ cup raisins ½ cup unsalted peanuts ¼ cup wheat germ ¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder In a large mixing bowl, combine honey, peanut butter, and butter to blend. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing thoroughly . Spread evenly on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 45-55 minutes until golden brown. Stir several times while baking. Store in an airtight container. Recipe compliments of www.about.com Mix-n-Match Trail Mix 1 cup whole-wheat Chex 1 cup soy nuts 1 cup multi-grain Cheerios 1 cup raisins 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup yogurt-covered raisins or nuts Witnessing is the First Line of Defense in Stopping Crime TREVOR BULLOCK Staff Writer When witnessing or reporting a crime, there are many things to take into consideration. With crimes being committed constantly, it is important to be observant, and know what to make note of. The more detailed of a description a witness can give, it could make the difference between capturing an assailant or not. Mike Roy, head of the Criminal Justice Department at Alpena Community College, believes that there are two main things a witness should concentrate on. First, think of the vehicle. Take note of the model, make, color, full size vehicle or compact car, two-door or four-door, and, if nothing else , a license plate number. Second, think of the driver. The police will be interested in everything from a birthmark on the driver's face to whether or not he/she was wearing a hat. Roy believes a good method for remembering the description of a driver is starting at the top of his/her head and working down. Note if the suspect is male or female, hair color and length, glasses, facial hair, and anything in between. "Having a license plate number is good," said Roy, "but if you don't have a description, you can't place anybody behind the wheel." ~oy believes a good way to make sure you remember details of a crime is to sit down with a pen and paper and write it out. In the case of a lengthy investigation, by the time the trial arrives, one may not remember, into detail, everything they saw. A witness may report a crime in one of two ways. The first way is openly, meaning the witness would be willing to testify in court and possibly pick the accused out of a line-up. The second way is anonymously. Though reporting a crime anonymously may seem easier, willing to testify in court helps the police tremendously. "If we want our community to remain safe," said Roy, "we must be prepared to meet our responsibilities, acting as the eyes and ears for the police so they can do their job."