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NEWS: 04-22-15

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS

“Project Runway” star Justin LeBlanc Presentation and Q&A

Friday, April 24

Save the Date!  On April 24, 2015, Justin LeBlanc, will be coming to UNCG to share his experiences as a fashion designer, as one of the finalists on the TV show “Project Runway” and of his growing up years being a deaf person. LeBlanc is a native of Raleigh, NC and teaches at NC State University. Starting at 1:00 pm in the School of Education Building, he will give a one-hour presentation followed by a one-hour Q&A session and then a Meet and Greet with refreshments.  This event is being sponsored by the School of Education and the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies program in the Bryan School of Business.

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Announcement from Dean Wixson

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Dr. Karen K. Wixson, who has served as the dean of the UNCG School of Education (SOE) since 2011, will step down from her position at the end of June.
“My decision is motivated by both an opportunity to pursue my work in the area of reading assessment with the Educational Testing Service and my belief that this is a good time for SOE to transition to new leadership,” Wixson told faculty and staff. “It has been my privilege to work with the SOE faculty and staff and I feel I have gained as much or more than I have given. Together we have made significant progress in many areas.”

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NEWS: 04-15-15

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

WHAT’S NEW

2015 Heritage Language Academy

Congratulations to all parents and students who completed the 2015 Heritage Language Academy (HLA) program. The HLA program was developed as a university-school collaboration between the TESOL program at UNCG and Asheboro City Schools (ACS) in 2008. It aims at developing students’ bilingual skills. Parents are invited to participate in home literacy activities and a computer skills class. Students and parents from Balfour Elementary School and North Asheboro Middle School participated in HLA this year. Dr. Ye He, from the School of Education at UNCG, awarded certificates of completion to HLA participants at NAMS. The HLA received the University-School Teacher Education Partnerships (USTEP) grant and was supported by ACS superintendent Dr. Terry Worrell, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Smith, principals Jusmar Maness and Candace Call, assistant principals Holly White and Yajaira Owens, and ESL lead teacher Dubraska Stines. HLA teachers included Carlie Abercrombie, Adriana Paschal, Claudia Rodriguez, Izamar Delgado, Jennifer Williamson, Marilu Arellano, and Sharon Cagle.

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Alumni Awards Winners Honored

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The UNCG School of Education is pleased to announce our 2014-15 Alumni Award winners in the following categories:

Early Career Award

Recognizing achievement in an alumni’s profession 8 years since their recent UNCG degree.

Zhan Shu, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Career Award

Recognizing exemplary service to one’s profession.

Patty Fagin, Ph.D

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

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NEWS: 04-08-15

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

UNCG SOE Alumni Awards – Friday, April 10

Come congratulate the four 2014-15 SOE Alumni Awards winners at 3 p.m. on April 10 in the TRC! Refreshments and drinks will be provided.

Early Career Award: Zhan Shu, Ph.D ‘10

Distinguished Career Award: Patty Fagin, Ph.D. ‘01

Distinguished Service Award: Pat Whitley Sickles, BA ‘65

Outstanding Achievement Award: Joe Jordan, Ph.D. ‘06

Blue & Gold Kickball Game

The UNCG Staff Senate and Faculty Senate invite you to the 3rd annual UNCG Blue & Gold Kickball Game, on April 14th, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the UNCG Baseball Stadium. This year, the event will feature family-friendly activities, food trucks and fun!

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NEWS: 04-01-15

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

SOE Scholarships – Applications due Wednesday, April 1

School of Education scholarship flyer

 

Birth-Kindergarten Initial Licensure Program Grant Funding Opportunity– Applications due Wednesday, April 1

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NEWS: 03-25-15

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

LINK-2-LEAD Stakeholder Meeting – Wednesday, March 25

We invite you to join in a LINK-2-LEAD stakeholder meeting in which we discuss our partnerships at the national, state, and local levels, as well as what we have accomplished together. Also, you will have an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions that will strengthen these partnerships and further improve impact. Please save the date and join us if your schedule permits. We look forward to seeing you soon. Together, we can make a difference.

Partnerships: Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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NEWS: 03-18-15

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

Outstanding Teaching Excellence Faculty Award – Nominations due Monday, March 23

Access the form: 2014-2015 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Nomination Form (unprotected) (1)

 

Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr. Elham Kazemi – Monday, March 23

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are delighted to welcome Dr. Elham Kazemi to UNCG on Monday, March 23, 2015.  She will give two talks as part of the Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education — a research talk (11 am – 12:30 pm) and a connecting-research-and-practice talk (5 – 6:30 pm).  The afternoon talk is intended for the broader community so please invite interested educators from the community.  Details about the talks are included in the flyer.

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NEWS: 03-11-15

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

Mentoring/Advising/Supervising (MAS) Awards – Nominations extended through Monday, March 16

View criteria and nomination form here: MAS Award nomination 2015

 

Nominations for Staff Senate – Due Monday, March 16

Staff members, you are invited to nominate colleagues from across the university to serve on UNCG’s Staff Senate (SPA and/or EPA non-teaching employees are eligible).

The future success of the Senate rests upon the dedication and skill of its members. To that end, you’re encouraged to nominate colleagues who meet the following criteria: (more…)

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2015 SOE Commencement Information available

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Information for the 2015 School of Education Commencement ceremony is available on the SOE homepage or by clicking here.

Please use this guide as a first reference for your questions regarding the ceremony. The guide includes information for graduates, families and guests of graduates, and faculty.

Also outlined is how to register for the ceremony and who may participate. Please remember that you MUST register for the SOE Commencement in order to have your name in the program and to participate in the ceremony even if you don’t plan to attend the main UNCG ceremony.

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