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News: 03-25-2013



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!


APPril Fools’ Day App Fair – Monday, April 1

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.


Special Reading, High Tea, and Book Signing – Children’s Event

Mike Perko (Associate Professor in Department of Public Health Education) has written a great children’s book around the subject of bullying. This book is a delightful way to introduce the importance of including everyone and appreciating differences. Mike will be hosting a special reading, high tea, discussion and book signing on Monday, April 1 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public – children are welcome. Click here for more information.


Research Office News

The SOE Office of Research would like to spread the word about the following event on behalf of the Office of Sponsored Programs.  SOE faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend any and all chats!

The Office of Sponsored Programs and University Libraries are hosting a series of “Round-Table Chats” on the following topics:

  1. Grant-Seeking Process at UNCG (March 27th)
  2. New Guidelines and Trends at NEH, NSF and NIH (April 3rd)
  3. Collaborations and Partnerships – Not Just A Response to the RFP (April 10th)

Times for each round-table is ‘drop-in’ anytime between 11:30 AM -1:30 PM.

Location: Elliott University Center – Conference Room A

Please drop-in anytime between 11:30-1:30, bring lunch and eat while taking the opportunity to ask questions and/or talk about each topic on those specific dates.

Chats will be hosted by Michelle Cole, Proposal Development Specialist in OSP, along with other invited guests depending on the topic. If successful, OSP will begin to offer more round-table ‘chat’ opportunities with various topics relating to grant-seeking in the fall…and eventually offer more in collaboration with other organizations and institutions.


Alumni House/EUC Room Reservations for 2013-2014

The Alumni House will begin accepting reservations for the 2013-14 academic year on Monday, April 1, 2013, starting at 9 a.m. All requests should be made online via the Alumni House Reservation/Inquiry Request web page at For additional information, contact John Comer at 6-1466.

The EUC Reservations Office will open its reservation books for 2013-14 a little later in the spring – on Monday, April 15.


UNCG School of Education Online Learning Symposium

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Education, in partnership with the Division of Continual Learning,Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons, and University Libraries is pleased to host the UNCG School of Education Online Learning Symposium.

Date:     Friday, April 5, 2013

Time:    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location:  UNCG Campus, Elliott University Center

Information: UNCG School of Education Online Learning Symposium.

This interactive event will include:

  • Dynamic presentations from two nationally recognized online learning experts:
    • Dr. Daniel Stanford, Assistant Director, Faculty Instructional Technology Services, DePaul University
    • Presentation:  Gamification:  Four-letter Word or “Epic Win” for Educators?
  • Juried Poster Session (500 word abstract due by March 29, 2013)
  • Panel Discussion with UNCG Online Learning Fellows

Submissions for the juried, peer reviewed poster session are currently being accepted until March 29, 2013.  For more information and to submit a proposal, please complete and submit the Poster Presentation Submission

There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested.  To register, please complete and submit the Online Symposium Registration Page

For more information about the UNCG School of Education Online Learning Symposium, please visit the Online Learning Symposium Web Page

Click here to download a PDF of the Online Learning Symposium

For more information, please contact:

  • Anthony Chow, PhD, Director of Online Learning, UNCG School of Education,
  • Becky Croxton, MLIS, Coordinator of Online Learning, UNCG School of Education,


UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony April 5

ChancellorBradycordiallyinvitesyoutotheFacultyandStaffExcellence AwardsCeremonytobeheldFriday, the auditorium of the EUC.Theceremonywillreflectthedynamism,resilience,anduniquenessofUNCG’sincredible facultyandstaff.

Please join us as we celebrate the achievements and outstanding service of our colleagues.  Each recipient will be recognized by the Chancellor and highlighted in short films created by our own talented UNCG students.

UniversityServiceAwardsrecipientswith30,35,and40yearsofservicewillberecognizedandthe followingawardswillbepresented:

  • AlumniTeachingExcellenceAward
  • GladysStrawnBullardAward
  • OutstandingFacultyMentorAward(GraduateSchool)
  • StudentLearningEnhancementAward
  • UNCBoardofGovernorsTeachingAward
  • UniversityStaffExcellenceAward

Pleasejoinusincelebratingtheoutstandingaccomplishmentsofourcolleagues.Lightrefreshments willbeservedaftertheceremony.


LIS UnHushed Conference 2 to take place on Saturday, April 6

UnHushed Conference 2: From Talk to Walk: A Multicultural Information SkillShare,will be presented by LIS on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the School of Education Building. View the event flyer here:


2013 UNCG School of Education Alumni Awards Celebration

Featuring a special panel discussion on NC Education Reform in Early Literacy

Friday, April 12, 2013 • 3:00pm

School of Education Building, Room #120

Please join the UNCG School of Education as we celebrate the accomplishments of distinguished School of Education alumni for their dedicated service to UNCG and their communities during our annual Alumni Awards ceremony.

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Early Career Award

Lynda Kellam

Laura Welfare


Distinguished Career Award

Kimberly Bowie

Larry Coble


Outstanding Achievement Award

Gail Marion

Donna Sundre


Distinguished Service Award

Melony Allen

Nancy & Tommy Teague

The Alumni Awards Celebration will begin at 3:00pm with a panel discussion on North Carolina Education Reform in Early Literacy, followed by the Awards Ceremony.

Topics to be discussed at the panel discussion include the Read to Achieve Initiative, description of reading 3-D assessments required in K-3 grades for the State of North Carolina, the impact on school systems, principals and administrators on these initiatives, as well as discussion on how the Read to Achieve Initiative, including the new Foundations of Reading teacher licensure exam, affects higher education faculty in their teacher preparation planning.


Guest panelists to include:

* Beth Folger, Chief Academic Officer, Guilford County Schools

* Carolyn Guthrie, Head of Division of Early Literacy, NC Department of Public Instruction

* Constance Hash, Principal, Forest Park Elementary School (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)

*Pamela Williamson, Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services, UNCG School of Education

Dean Karen Wixsonof the UNCG School of Education will serve as moderator for this discussion.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Reception to immediately follow awards ceremony.

For additional questions regarding the event, please contact Rachel Williams at or 336-256-1317.



2013 School of Education Commencement Information


The 2013 School of Education Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center (East Wing).

Information regarding the 2013 SOE Commencement Ceremony for graduating students can be found on the SOE home page ( by clicking on the ‘Commencement Information’ graphic; or you can click here.

Please direct students to this web link if they have any questions regarding SOE Commencement.

For Faculty

  • All Faculty who plan to participate in the School of Education Commencement should fill out the Faculty RSVP Commencement Form.Please RSVP your participation interest no later than Thursday, April 25.
  • If you require regalia rental from the UNCG Bookstore, please indicate by completing the required fields in the link to the Faculty RSVP Commencement Form above by Thursday, April 25 so that we may place your regalia order. The Dean’s Office will place the order and will pay for your regalia; however, ALL FACULTY are responsible for picking up and returning their rental regalia to the UNCG Bookstore for the SOE Commencement Ceremony in a timely manner. (This is a new procedure this year; information on pickup and drop off deadline dates from the Bookstore will be included in the SOE News announcements closer to the event.)
  • All faculty are asked to arrive no later than 5:00pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center (East Wing) on the 10th for line up for the Commencement Ceremony. The Faculty Holding Area will be in Meeting Room #2 of the Special Events Center. Please note that the UNCG Bryan School of Business & Economics will be hosting their Commencement Ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center (East Wing) directly prior to School of Education’s ceremony, so please allow additional time for arrival and parking.

Students Graduating in May

  • Students graduating in May interested in participating in the Ceremony will need to complete the SOE Commencement Student Registration Form by Friday, April 5 for inclusion in the printed program. PLEASE NOTE: Doctoral students need to have defended by Friday, April 19 in order to have their names listed in the May Commencement program. If Doctoral students defend before SOE Commencement they are still allowed to walk in the SOE Commencement ceremony, however their names will not be listed in the Commencement program.

Students Graduating in August 2013

  • If you know of students who will be graduating in August but would like to participate in the May ceremony, please have them fill out the SOE Commencement Student Registration Form by Friday, April 5 for inclusion in the printed program. PLEASE NOTE: Doctoral students need to have defended by Friday, April 19 in order to have their names listed in the May Commencement program. If Doctoral students defend before SOE Commencement they are still allowed to walk in the SOE Commencement ceremony, however their names will not be listed in the Commencement program.


Student Speakers for SOE Commencement

  • We are seeking nominations for student speakers for the ceremony. Please submit names of nominated student speakers to Rachel Williams at Students should submit proposed remarks no later than Wednesday, April 17 to Rachel Williams at
  • Remarks for student speakers should be no longer than 600 words in length (max).

Updated information and deadline reminders regarding the 2013 SOE Commencement Ceremony will be posted in SOE News each week under the ‘Commencement Information’ graphic, so please keep checking SOE News for Ceremony updates.

If you have any questions regarding the SOE Commencement Ceremony, please feel free to contact Rachel Williams at or (336) 256-1317.


2013-2014 School of Education Student Scholarship Application Now Online

The School of Education 2013-2014 scholarship application will be available from February 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013. All scholarship recipients will be notified by email in June; with a formal letter to follow in August. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and other specific criteria for certain scholarships. Priority is given to students who have already been admitted or will have applications pending admission into the School of Education by the end of the Spring 2013 semester. Please direct questions to Meggan Reagan in the Office of Student Services, or (336) 334-3410.

Click here to view the SOE Scholarship Application Form


UNCG HR Information

Michael Arner, UNCG’s Fidelity Investments Representative, will be on campus on March 22nd & March 27th in the Mossman HR Conference Room
conducting 1:1 Retirement Planning Sessions from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Consider meeting with your Fidelity Workplace Planning & Guidance Consultant if you need help with:

  • Rolling over assets from your previous employer
  • Consolidating retirement accounts from another provider
  • Creating an investment mix for your contributions
  • Detailed questions about your distribution options
  • Understanding and evaluating your sources of income if you’re approaching retirement

To schedule an appointment, please go to or call 1-800-642-7131.

Faculty/Staff Social Events

SOE Book Club – Next Meeting March 27

This month, the SOE Book Club will be reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The SOE Book Club will meet Wednesday, March 27 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room #401 SOEB to have a lunch time discussion about the book. If you are interested in joining the SOE Book Club or have additional questions, please contact MegganReggan at


Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Dr. Heidi B Carlone (TEHE) received funding from the Museum of Science, Boston, for the project “Engineering is Elementary (contract with Museum of Science, Boston).” She will recruit and train a seed leadership team to prepare to launch and support future broader scale implementation, research and support of Engineering is Elementary in North Carolina Triad’s public schools, with emphasis on understanding unique benefits, considerations and constraints of implementing EiE within high-needs school contexts.


Recent Faculty Publications & Presentations

Mary V. Compton (SES) and SES doctoral students Meg Kemmery, Margo Appenzeller and Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh presented their research on Itinerant teachers of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing( ACE-DHH) in Santa Fe New Mexico in a presentation entitled: Tales from “The Real World”: How itinerant teachers are making collaboration work on February 23, 2013

Mary V. Compton (SES) and NLCSD Doctoral Fellow Margo Appenzeller also presented their research on students’ perceptions of early intervention and deafness at the ACE-DHH meeting in Santa Fe on February 21, 2013.


Bree Jimenez (SES)recently co-authored the following publication:

  • Browder, D. M., Jimenez, B. A., Spooner, F., Saunders, A., Hudson, M., Bethune, K. S. (2012). Early numeracy instruction for students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 37, 308-320.

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