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News: 01-22-2013


SOE faculty and staff kick off the Spring Semester in style at the SOE New Year Reception, hosted by Dean Wixson at the Alumni House on January 19.


CDLC Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted – DEADLINE is TODAY!

The Coalition for Diverse Language Communities is proud to share with you the CDLC Fellowship application. The CDLC Fellowship helps support research activities, grant writing and implementation, or other initiatives in which you are involved that fulfill the CDLC mission ( Funding for the CDLC Fellowship has been made available through the generous support of the SOE Dean’s Office.

Click here to download the complete CDLC Fellowship guidelines. The application deadline is January 22, 2013. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to support your work.


Coffee Talk with the Dean

Dean Wixson will host her first Coffee Talk of the 2013 Spring Semester on Monday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. in room 301 SOEB. Everyone is invited to attend. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome.


Upcoming CED Research Presentations

Please join the CED faculty and students at the research presentations of two candidates for a school counseling faculty position.  Both presentations will be held in 248 Ferguson.

Ms. Roland Mitchell
Wednesday, January 23, 11:00 am
“Self-Efficacy of School Counselors in Training”

Dr. Marte Ostvik-de Wilde
Wednesday, January 30, 11:00 am
“School Counselors’ Role in Promoting College-going Culture in High Schools”


UNCG Community Engagement Series

The UNCG Community Engagement Series continues the campus-wide discussion on the critical interconnections and synergies between and among key institutional priorities, particularly community engagement, student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, and interdisciplinarity. Last year, the Series focused on setting roots for thinking about publicly engaged work at UNCG. Using the tools of our disciplines, this year the Series explores what happens as the seeds we planted thrive and a verdant spring unfolds. For a full listing of Series lectures for Spring Semester, please visit the Community Engagement Series website.

Dr. Tim Eatman, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Syracuse University and Co-Director, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life, will be presenting the Keynote address on January 31. Dr. Eatman will also be presenting two professional development Series events co-sponsored by the Coalition for Diverse Language Communities that are specifically targeted to SOE faculty and/or graduate students:

AN EXIT WITH A VIEW: Next Generation Scholars + Collaborative Technologies
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Room 224, School of Education Building
Registration Requested: Sign Up Online category.jsp?cat_id=77001789

This session, designed specifically for graduate students and those who support them, will first share the motivations and identities that contribute to an interest in engaged scholarship, and how the practice of
engaged scholarship relates to the graduate school experience. Dr. Eatman will then facilitate a two hour workshop on collaborative technology tools to foster reciprocity, transparency, participation, and dialogue.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Room 307, School of Education Building
Registration Requested:

Sign Up Online

In this lunchtime dialogue, Dr. Eatman will facilitate discussion among faculty who seek positive social change with diverse communities through community-university partnerships. Discussion will be grounded in the “catalyst paper”, Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education

(Sturm, Eatman, Saltmarsh, Bush, 2011), but will focus particularly on the experiences, insights, and questions brought by faculty colleagues in the School of Education.
(Lunch will be provided by the Coalition for Diverse Language Communities)


Major Gifts to SOE in December 2012

Many thanks to our alumni and friends who celebrated the end of 2012 with major gifts to the School of Education!  Their generosity allows us to continue to strengthen our mission of preparing our students to be successful professionals and our faculty to provide the best in educational excellence.

Dr. Lloyd Bond, a former member of the SOE faculty and nationally renowned researcher, established The Lloyd Bond Educational Research and Methodology Travel and Recruitment Fund. Funds in this new endowment will be used to enhance the work of the Educational Research Methodology Department in the School of Education.  Purposes for which funds might be used include but are not limited to recruitment of minority students and/or to support student travel costs.

Smith Self and Tina Yow made a gift in support of the Luther Winborne Self Fellowship Fund.  This fund provides fellowships for doctoral students enrolled in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations who best exemplify Dr. Self’s courage, integrity and dedication to public service.


Sarah Cole Jordan ’56 and her husband, The Honorable Robert Jordan, made a gift in support of the Sarah Cole Jordan Teaching Endowment Fund.  This endowment allows the School of Education to provide additional leadership and programming opportunities to this group of talented future educators.

Nominations Open for University Staff Excellence Awards

The University Staff Excellence Award of $750 will be presented to two deserving permanent SPA or EPA non-teaching faculty employees who are in good standing, and have been employed at UNCG for at least two years as of the nomination deadline (February 15th). Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award.  Please review the following memorandum from Chancellor Brady and the online and paper nomination forms.

For more University Staff Excellence Award information, access the Staff Senate website at

Please submit the completed online or paper nomination form no later than February 15, 2013. Paper nomination forms can be sent to:

Staff Excellence Awards Committee
c/o Betty Betts
Human Resource Services


HealthyUNCG Weight Loss Program Information Session

HealthyUNCG is now offering HealthyUNCG TOPS, a nationally recognized low-cost weight loss program to all UNCG employees.

An informational session will be held on January 24th in the Dogwood Room of the EUC.

In addition, HealthyUNCG will be conducting a session with SOE staff on February 13 – stay tuned for further details!

For more information please visit our website


School of Education Online Learning Help Desk you have questions about your School of Education online courses or programs or basic technology questions, contact the School of Education Online Learning Help Desk.  SoE Live Chat will put you in touch with a live staff member who will answer your questions.  You can also send an email ( at any time and the staff will respond within 24 hours Monday through Friday and 48 hours on the weekend.  You can also fill out this form for help via email.

Online Chat Schedule for Spring 2013

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Student/Faculty/Alumni Accomplishments

Dr. Craig Cashwell (CED), who recently won the first UNCG Graduate School Outstanding Mentor Award, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award through the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. He will receive the award at an awards luncheon during the CSGS conference in February 2013.

Laura Gonzalez (CED), along with co-investigators Gaby Stein (Psychology) and Andy Supple (HDFS) recently were awarded a UNCG Regular Faculty Grant of $10,000 for their study  “The role of familism in positive youth development in Asian and Latino immigrant families: Exploring mechanisms and context.”

Dr. Deborah J. Taub, Professor of Higher Education, and a research team of two HED doctoral students, Symphony Oxendine and Derek Oxendine, will receive the Research Award from the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs of the American College Personnel Association at the Association’s annual convention in March. The research award will fund the team’s study, “Pathways into the Profession: Native Americans in Student Affairs.”

Symphony Oxendine, a doctoral student in Higher Education, will be recognized in March at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association. She will receive the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the ACPA Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals.

Dr. Paula Myrick Short ’67 was recently appointed as the interim provost of the University of Houston. Dr. Short recently joined the administration of UH in 2012 after 10 years as vice chancellor of Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents. “She is a highly regarded administrator who is recognized as a leader on the impact of higher education,” said UHPresident and Chancellor Renu Khator.  A previous member of the UNCG SOE faculty, Dr. Short also serves UNCG through her establishment of the Pauline Fields Myrick Scholarship in honor of her mother and as a new member of the Excellence Foundation.

Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations

ELC faculty members Carol Mullen and Kimberly Kappler-Hewitt were involved in two recent publications:

  • Mullen, C. A., Papa, R, Hewitt, K. K., Eadens, D., Chopin, S., Bizzell, B. E., & Schwanenberger, M. (2012). Possibilities for future leadership: Thoughts from an academic blogosphere community. Education Leadership Review, 13(2), 14-26.
  • Schwanenberger, M., Eadens, D., Hewitt, K. K., Papa, R, Mullen, C. A.,Chopin, S., & Bizzell, B. E. (in press). Innovative use of technology media to establish a common research agenda in educational leadership. Journal on Computing (JoC), 2(4). (Global Science and Technology Forum [GSTF)]

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