The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 9-18-2012


UNCG offers library master’s online

GREENSBORO, NC – The Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) in the UNCG School of Education is now offering its Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree online. The fully online MLIS complements the face-to-face program on the UNCG campus.

The 36-credit hour MLIS, accredited by the American Library Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, can be completed full-time in four semesters and prepares graduates for careers in public, academic, school, corporate and specialized libraries as well as other information settings locally, nationally and internationally. The MLIS-School Library Media Specialization is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as a program in the School of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Online students have access to Education Hubs (e-Hubs), a unique component of the online MLIS degree program where LIS staff/faculty connect virtually and/or face-to-face with potential and current students, alumni and professionals.  For example, through the e-Hub in Charlotte, students in the local area have access to professional development and networking opportunities, the Distance Education Coordinator and local instructors.

“Online delivery of our MLIS is not just an opportunity to provide our quality program beyond our geographic area,” says department chairperson Clara M. Chu. “Through e-Hubs our online students will have the same opportunities as those on the Greensboro campus to connect and learn with our extensive professional and academic network.”

To learn more about the online MLIS, visit, download a brochure at or email

4th Annual Deaf Kiss-Fist event

The Professions in Deafness Programs of the Department of Specialized Education Services is excited to announce its upcoming 4th Annual Deaf Kiss-Fist event to celebrate National Deaf Awareness Week.  It will be on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Elliot University Center Auditorium.  There will be exhibits with several agencies/organizations that provide services for deaf and hard of hearing people, deaf-owned businesses as well as special talents of deaf people.  Also, there will be performances in American Sign Language by Deaf children and adults such as ABC stories, Deaf jokes, skits, etc.  The exhibits will open at 1:30 p.m. and the show will start at 2:30.  Admission is $5 for students/adults, $3 for children age 6-12, free for ages 5 and under.  The event will be voice-interpreted by interpreting student interns for those who do not know American Sign Language.

For more information, please contact Karen De Naples at 

Annual Faculty Convocation and General Faculty Meeting

The annual Faculty Convocation and General Faculty Meeting is scheduled as follows:

Faculty Convocation/General Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House

Dean’s Coffee Talks

Please join Dean Wixson for an upcoming “coffee chat”. This month we had about 20 people in attendance and a lively conversation. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome. The next sessions will be held in 301 on the following dates/times:

10/17 – 1:00

11/13 – 9:00

Dr. Jane Myers Retirement Party

Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the career of Dr. Jane Myers and wish her a wonderful journey into retirement. Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the career of Dr. Jane Myers and wish her a wonderful journey into retirement. The date of the retirement celebration has been moved to the spring semester, and it will now be held on Monday, April 8th, 2013, from 3-5 in the Virginia Dare Room at the UNCG Alumni House. If you have already RSVP’d and still can attend, we already have your RSVP recorded. Please send all other RSVP’s to Heather Ratti at

We’ll send out a reminder in the spring, but please do mark your calendars for this special event.

Dates to Remember


TED, an international organization dedicated to “sharing ideas that matter”, offers national and international meetings every year where a variety of speakers give short, interesting talks on myriad subjects. Greensboro will now have a locally organized TEDx event, TEDxGreensboro that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Visit the TEDxGreensboro website or Facebook for more information.

Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

The students in the Educational Leadership Department and the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy teamed up to provide school supplies to Archer Elementary School.  The students collected supplies ranging from glue sticks to Kleenex.  For questions about this volunteer effort, please contact Dr. Brian Clarida at

Karen DeNaples (SES) has successfully earned national certification as a Qualified teacher of American Sign language (ASL).  This national certification is given to those who have demonstrated knowledge of second language teaching methodology, language activities, evaluation and knowledge of ASL linguistics.  The American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is a national organization of professionals involved with teaching American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies.   Its major purpose is to evaluate and certify teachers of ASL.

UNCG Principal Fellows volunteer at the Teacher Supply Warehouse

Greensboro – Nine University of North Carolina at Greensboro Principal Fellows spent Thursday, August 30th volunteering at the Teacher Supply Warehouse. All nine Principal Fellows are members of the Class of 19, and currently in their first semester as MSA students at UNCG

Crockett, J., Billingsley, B., & Boscardin, M.L. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of Leadership & Administration for Special Education, Routledge Press: New York, NY.


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