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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Learning Factory Maker Camps Registration Now Open

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

HSS 206 & ELC 375 Spring 2017 PhilosoFest

Film Screening – Living thinkers: an autobiography of Black Women in the ivory tower

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference

Gate City Writes Bookfair

Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are delighted to welcome Dr. Samuel Otten to UNCG on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. As part of the Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education, he will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm focused on flipped instruction in mathematics. Details about the talk are included in the flyer.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson

 

 

Diversity in Language & Culture Conference

FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Joy Victoria Kelly (CED Ph.D. student), of Goldsboro, North Carolina, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP fellow, Kelly will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations. The NBCC MFP will distribute $20,000 to Kelly and the 22 other doctoral counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award.

 

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

We would like to thank the Self Foundation for their payment of $50,000 towards their $250,000 pledge to the Sara Smith Self Foundation School of Education Program Fund.

This gift not only helped with the development of the collaborative “makerspace” area known as the SELF Design Studio, but also was a critical piece towards the School of Education receiving the Federal Teacher Quality Partnership grant for Transforming Teaching through Technology in 2014.

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We would like to thank the Self Foundation for their payment of $50,000 towards their $250,000 pledge to the Sara Smith Self Foundation School of Education Program Fund.

 
This gift not only helped with the development of the collaborative “makerspace” area known as the SELF Design Studio, but also was a critical piece towards the School of Education receiving the Federal Teacher Quality Partnership grant for Transforming Teaching through Technology in 2014.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome!

Angela (Angie) Gantt has begun her role as the new Administrative Associate for Student Services & Advising.  Angie comes to us from Alamance Schools where she served in a similar role.  Her first day was Monday April 17th.  We are excited to have her on board, and thank Wayne Johnson (SPED dept.) and Nor Othman (ELC dept.) for participating on the search committee.

Learning Factory Maker Camps Registration Now Open

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOE Retirement Celebration

Science Everywhere Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12 – 4 p.m. — UNCG Campus

Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

HSS 206 & ELC 375 Spring 2017 PhilosoFest

Film Screening – Living thinkers: an autobiography of Black Women in the ivory tower

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference

Gate City Writes Bookfair

Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are delighted to welcome Dr. Samuel Otten to UNCG on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. As part of the Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education, he will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm focused on flipped instruction in mathematics. Details about the talk are included in the flyer.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson

 

 

FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Kerri Richardson (TEHE) was recognized for her service with Surry County Schools by superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves and assistant superintendent Dr. Jill Reinhardt. The recognition took place on April 3 at their board meeting. She was presented with a plaque signed by all of the elementary school principals in the district who were also in attendance.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Learning Factory Maker Camps Registration Now Open

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOE Retirement Celebration

Science Everywhere Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12 – 4 p.m. — UNCG Campus

Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

HSS 206 & ELC 375 Spring 2017 PhilosoFest

Film Screening – Living thinkers: an autobiography of Black Women in the ivory tower

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference

Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are pleased to announce the Spring speaker for the 2016–2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education.  Dr. Samuel Otten will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  His research focuses on discourse in middle and high school mathematics classrooms, and he also studies flipped mathematics classrooms. (See below for more details.)
 

We hope that you will be able to join us!

 
Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson

 

FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Two Middle Grades Teacher Education seniors, Joshua Mata and Tabitha Woods, have been inducted into UNCG’s Golden Chain Honor Society which honors students who have made significant and meaningful contributions to the University community in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service, tolerance, judgment, magnanimity, and character.

 

Several current students and faculty as well as alumni of HED were recently recognized at the annual conference of the ACPA-College Student Educators International.

Second-year Master’s students Amber Hamilton and Renard John-Finn won 3rd place in the Coalition for Graduate Students & New Professionals Graduate Student Case Study Competition; Amber Hamilton also received the Roberta Christy Essay Award from the Commission for Professional Preparation.

HED Alumna Tyshea Lewis (’16), currently Director of the UNCG Guarantee Program, received the Outstanding New Professional Award from the Coalition for Graduate Students & New Professionals.

Adjunct professor Dr. Alan Mueller, current President of the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) was recognized as Outstanding State Chapter Leader as well as accepted the award for Outstanding State Chapter for NCCPA.

Brad Johnson was also formally recognized as a member of the 2017 Diamond Honoree class by the ACPA Foundation.

 
CED alumni (n = 21), faculty (n = 2), and students (n = 5) presented a total of 35 programs at the recent conference of the American Counseling Association, held in San Francisco.

During the conference, CED alumni received the following awards:
Casey Barrio Minton – Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award
Laura Shannonhouse – Best Practices Research Award
Joshua Watson – David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award

In addition, Donna Gibson and W. Bryce Hagedorn were named ACA Fellows.

Earlier we announced both the election of CED alum Dr. Simone Lambert as President-elect of the American Counseling Association, and CED faculty member Dr. Connie Jones as President-elect of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors.

Here are some additional results:
Dr. Catharina Chang (alum) was named President-elect of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.
Dr. Evette Horton (alum) was named President-elect of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling.
Dr. Mark Scholl (alum) was named Governing Council Representative for the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Congrats to all…and so many thanks for your willingness to serve the counseling profession in these important leadership positions!

Dr. Brian McGowan (TEHE) was invited to serve as Faculty-in-Residence for the Emerging Scholars Workshop for Division J (Postsecondary Education) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Brian will collaborate with other assistant professors from across the country to serve as mentors to 42 doctoral students attending the workshop.

Jennifer Smith Hooks ’76 at the Chancellor’s Wilmington Giant Steps event for UNCG alumni and friends encouraging all to get involved and support the university.

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We would like to thank the J.M. Smucker Company, Tim Smucker, and Richard Smucker for $30,000 gift in support of the Haggai Academy. The J.M. Smucker Company and Tim and Richard Smucker have been long time supporters of the THA Foundation under the leadership of Tom Haggai. These gifts represent the completion of a commitment made to Dr. Haggai, but also a belief in the mission of the Haggai Academy. The Haggai Academy will provide financial and professional support to selected non-traditional students preparing to become licensed elementary school teachers as well as address the growing shortage of classroom teachers in other levels of education.

We would like to thank the Sara Smith Self Foundation for their gift of $25,000 to support the Luther Winborne Self Fellowship Fund. This marks the 25th anniversary of the scholarship which supports doctoral students demonstrating financial need in the School of Education.

UNCG Library and Information Studies students Caroljean Gavin, Kelly Jones, Chase Hanes, and Della Owens will give presentations on their Alternative Spring Break experiences at 2:30 on Thursday, May 11 in SOE room 301.

The talk will be called “My Spring Break Experience: Alternative Spring Break Program Year One.”

Alternative Spring Break is a week long internship funded by the school, which was piloted in 2017.  LIS students worked on specific projects in libraries across the state.

The students will be talking about their experiences of being immersed in a professional environment for a week, the projects they completed, and what they learned.

The event will be broadcast via WebEx.  A link will be distributed closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The UNCG Library and Information Studies Department will host the Cora Paul Bomar Community Matters Summit on April 28 and 29 in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House, and in the School of Education.

Speakers include David Ferriero, the 10th Archivist of the United States (Public Engagement In the Work of Libraries and Archives) and Carol Tilley (From Pariah to Powerhouse: Looking at Comics in Libraries).

The full schedule is available here.

Registration will close this Friday April 14; please click here to register.

Please contact lis@uncg.edu if you have any questions.

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The Educational Research Methodology (ERM) Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), in partnership with its Graduate Student Association, hosted the first annual student-led Emergent Voices in Evaluation Conference (EViE) this past Friday, March 31st, 2017. This one-day conference was inspired by the Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference that has taken place in central Canada and upstate New York over the past twenty five years.

The 2017 theme, Broadening Voices in Evaluation, focused on diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. The goal of EViE is to facilitate dialogue among students and faculty, as student presenters showcase original evaluation research, engage with a wide range of evaluation content, and network with others in the region. The overarching vision for this conference is to create a professional space that fosters the development of a dynamic and inclusive community of student evaluators in the southeastern United States.

The inaugural EViE conference hosted 40 attendees, with  17 presentations from graduate students enrolled in universities in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. Dr. Jennifer Greene, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gave the keynote, An evaluation prism: Role, Values, and Theory. The graduate student planning committee members were Jeremy Acree, Adeyemo Adetogun, Austin Cavanaugh, Justin Long, Emma Sunnassee, and Julianne Zemaitis with Cherie Avent and Robyn Thomas Pitts as the conference planning co-chairs. Drs. Jill Anne Chouinard and Ayesha Boyce are the ERM faculty advisors involved in the conference.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SES Students, Staff and Faculty Part of the Inaugural UNITE Downtown Greensboro

Students, staff and faculty were participants in the inaugural UNITE Downtown Greensboro event on Sunday, April 2 to celebrate the inclusiveness and diversity of individuals with special needs and their families. Breanne Holt and Christina Santiago, class of 2018 dual majors in elementary education and special education, Wayne Johnson, SES administrative associate, and Drs. Stephanie Kurtts and Sam Miller were part of over 25 local agencies that participated in sharing resources and information on individuals with disabilities to the many community members enjoying the beautiful day at LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro.

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOE Retirement Celebration

Science Everywhere Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12 – 4 p.m. — UNCG Campus

Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

 

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference

Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are pleased to announce the Spring speaker for the 2016–2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education.  Dr. Samuel Otten will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  His research focuses on discourse in middle and high school mathematics classrooms, and he also studies flipped mathematics classrooms. (See below for more details.)
 

We hope that you will be able to join us!

 
Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson

 

FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to Dr. Holt Wilson (TEHE) on his award from UNC General Administration NC Quest Program for his project “CMaPSS II:  Sustaining Core Mathematics Instructional Practices in Secondary Schools.”  This project is supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Education. 

 
 
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