The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 11-12-2012


School of Education International Students Social

Please join us for a School of Education International Student Social to meet international students, scholars, and faculty.

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Location: 401 School of Education Building

All international students, faculty and staff working with international students or interested in learning more about SOE international students are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP by November 30, 2012


Holiday Safety

As the holiday season approaches please remember to lock all offices and labs.


Dean’s Coffee Talks
Please join Dean Wixson for the final  “coffee chat”of the semester. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome. The next sessions will be held in SOEB 301 on Tuesday, November 12 at 9 a.m.  If you have not attended yet please consider joining us. They are always relaxed and informative.


Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Dr. Chow publishes youth Web design article and gives keynote address at North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute

Dr. Chow’s article, “Youth as Design Partners: Age-Appropriate Websites for Middle and High School Students” was published last week in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society. The article reports the results of six focus groups across four states – George, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee – of 31 middle and 22 high school students conducted over a three year period regarding youth preferences for websites designed specifically for middle and high school students as part of his work with the STARS Alliance.


Dr. Linda Gann and Dr. Karen Gavigan, University of South Carolina, presented their research findings on young adult dystopian literature in the pre-conference to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Literature Symposium in St. Louis November 2.  Gann and Gavigan led the presentation that included three authors (Ilsa Bick, C.J. Redwine, and Pamela Sargent) and an editor from HarperCollins.  The presentation was entitled “Shining the Light on Dystopian Young Adult Literature.”  Drs. Gann and Gavigan’s research is the first of its kind to focus on characteristics and trends in young adult dystopian literature.


We are pleased to welcome Rachel Williams as the Communications and Events Specialist in the School of Ed. Rachel comes to us from NC School of the Arts currently serving as a Development Associate. She has extensive experience with donor events and was involved with preparing the Annual Report for the School. She worked at UNCG prior to the UNCSA in the Elliott University Center as the Manager of Patron Services. We are glad to welcome her back to campus. Rachel’s first day will be Thursday, November 29.


Tavia Brightwell, a Marine Corps reservist and English Education major, was featured in UNCG’s news post “Necessary toughness.”. Tavia’s story highlights her transition from military life to college life at UNCG.



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