Note: Beginning in May, SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be on Monday, June 3.
The Specialized Education Services department of the UNCG School of Education hosted American Sign Language Idol on Saturday, May 4, 2013. A total of $1,841.00 was raised to send our Deaf-Blind friends in the Greensboro area attend Camp Dogwood! (Hey, that Cowboy looks a little familiar…)
On May 16, SOE staff members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help construct a home in Greensboro. They began the day with a just a foundation (no walls), and by the end of the day the walls were up (you can see their result in the photo above). Congrats to Dodie Booton, Brenda Jones, Babbette Mabe, Ciara Marable, Meggan Reagan, Carol Resch, and Breon Williams on a job well done!
Students in SES 460 designed a t-shirt to sell and raise money supporting mental health awareness and to honor the families of Newtown, Connecticut. $339.87 was raised to donate to the Mental Health Association of Greensboro for this project. To further raise awareness for mental health, some of the students and faculty in the class participated in The Human Race, a 5k walk on April 10, 2013. In the words of one SES 460 student, Shontria Fonville, “It brought me great joy to help advocate for individuals with mental health challenges. After such an amazing experiencing and meeting other people with deep passion to help the community, I can only excitedly look forward to showing continued support. (Photo of Shontria Fonville and Belinda Hardin)
Congratulations to Chris Shafer (2013 Master of Education in Teacher Education candidate) and Rachel Smith (2013 Master of Library and Information Studies candidate), who have been selected as graduating student speakers for the 2013 SOE Commencement Ceremony.
The 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration was hosted this past Friday in the SOE, recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished SOE Alumni for their service to the educational field and the community. Visit http://soe.uncg.edu/2013-alumni-awards-celebration/for a complete listing of Alumni Awards recipients. (Pictured above, from left: Nancy Teague, Tommy Teague, Donna Sundre, Larry Coble, Melony Allen, and Kimberly Bowie. Photo by Ted Richardson.)
Students in SES 460-01 are selling t-shirts to raise funds for mental health awareness in memory of the victims at Newtown and in conjunction with The Human Race on April 13 (http://www.volunteergso.org/programs/2013-human-race/). The t-shirts are $10. Students will be selling the t-shirts in SOE building lobby on Tuesday, April 9 from 2pm -4pm and Wednesday, April 10 from 9am – 3pm.
The UNCG Library and Information Studies Alumni Association held its 2013 Alumni Day Luncheon on Saturday, March 23. Rebecca Tolley-Stokes received the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement, and Susan Sharpless Smith presented the Cora Paul Bomar Lecture for this event. (Pictured Left to Right: LIS Department Chair Clara Chu, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, Bea Kovacs, Susan Sharpless Smith, and 2012-2013 LISAA President Amy Harris Houk.)
Dr. Bree Jimenez (SES) and members of the UNCG Student Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) joined forces with a local women’s philanthropy group (Piedmont Pi Beta Phi) to host a party to celebrate literacy at the Boys and Girls Club of Greensboro on March 1st, in honor of Dr. Suess’s birthday!
The FTLC Technological Tools for Teaching (T3) Learning Community will present the APPril Fools’ DayApp Fair on Monday, April 1 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm in McIver 140. Bring your iWhatever, Android device, or other smart object as participants learn from each other in sharing some useful teaching-relating apps. Participants will offer brief demos of their apps and learn about apps that enhance pedagogies. Click here to view flyer.
The US News rankings of the Best Schools in the US came out last week – UNCG’s School of Education is in a 7 way tie for 51st as the Best Education Graduate School in the US–up from 58th last year! The Counseling and Educational Development Department in SOE ranked 3rd in the Country in the Best Student Counseling Programs Category. UNCG’s Department of Library and Information Studies has moved up in the ranks to number #22, up from #29 (2009 ranking), of the U.S. master’s degree programs in library and information studies, accredited by the American Library Association. Click here to read the press release on these accomplishments.Congratulations to all of our faculty, staff, and students in SOE!
The ERM Department hosted its annual Faculty vs. Students Bowling Tournament on Sunday, March 3. (Photo by Ted Richardson)
The SOEB Front Lobby main entrance, (Stirling Street side) will be CLOSED on Tuesday, (3/12) from 8am-5pm due to necessary roof repairs.