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News: 04-08-2013

April 8th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Class Project – The Human Race

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.

 

Summer 2013 Blackboard Courses

Summer 2013 Blackboard courses will be released to instructors on Reading Day (Wednesday, May 1st) by 10 am.

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News: 04-01-2013

April 1st, 2013

Announcements/Events

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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.)

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Faculty Spotlight Silvia Bettez

April 1st, 2013

Silvia Bettez, professor in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department at the UNCG School of Education, discusses her recent publication and the importance of social justice activist teaching.

 

1.    Your first book, But Don’t Call Me White: Mixed Race Women Exposing Nuances of Privilege and Oppression Politics was published a year ago. Could you please talk about your research behind this publication and what inspired you to write on this subject matter?

I address the answer to this question in the opening to my book, so I will share that here: I believe that the more intimately interconnected people feel—the more we take the time to learn about and connect with people across cultural differences—the less separation, segregation, and oppression there will be.  Connecting with others in a way that has the potential to minimize oppression, however, requires striving to understand the complex operations of privilege related to race, class, gender, and sexuality.  My beliefs about the importance of cross-cultural connections, my desire to do work that dismantles oppression, and my personal mixed race identity, led me to seek out life stories by mixed race women, individuals who simultaneously embody racially/ethnically oppressed and privileged identities and thus could speak directly to the challenges of deconstructing hierarchies built on emphasizing inequity in differences.  For this project, I conducted extensive interviews with 16 biracial women in three parts of the United States; each has one White parent and one parent who is a person of color.  I approached this research with a sociological lens searching for meaning related to issues of social justice: What can these women’s stories tell us about how to better communicate cross culturally?  How do their multiple positionalities – of gender, race, class, and sexuality – affect the ways in which they claim agency and are limited by structure? What do their stories reveal about racial politics?

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Student Spotlight Kathleen Edwards

April 1st, 2013

Kathleen Edwards, a PhD student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations in the UNCG School of Education, discusses her experiences during her service-learning course at the Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro.

 

1).  You currently are teaching a service-learning course entitled “The Institution of Education” (ELC-301) with the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) of Greensboro this semester – can you describe what students have experienced during this semester while working at the IRC? Have any memorable ‘a-ha’ moments stood out this semester for your students while working at the IRC?

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News: 03-25-2013

March 25th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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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.

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News: 03-18-2013

March 18th, 2013

Announcements/Events

SOE Increases Overall Ranking in US News & World Report list of 2014 Best Graduate Schools

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!

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News: 03-11-2013

March 11th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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The ERM Department hosted its annual Faculty vs. Students Bowling Tournament on Sunday, March 3. (Photo by Ted Richardson)

 

Safety Notice

The SOEB Front Lobby main entrance, (Stirling Street side) will be CLOSED on Tuesday, (3/12) from 8am-5pm due to necessary roof repairs.

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News: 03-04-2013

March 4th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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New to Adventures of a Future Teacher Blog – My “Students” Have Names

In the latest installment of our Adventures of a Future Teacher blog on the SOE website homepage, Canesha discovers the importance of recognizing her students as individuals. Please feel free to send questions and words of encouragement to Canesha on the blog site as she goes through her student teaching!

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Student Spotlight Mari Noguchi

March 1st, 2013

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Master of Library and Information Studies student

Library and Information Studies (LIS) student Mari Noguchi studies in Peru and learns about home.

Story by Heather Hans

LIS Student Mari Noguchi (MLIS, May 2013) took an unexpected turn in her coursework this summer when she considered how she could improve her Spanish language skills and her ability to work with the Latino community in Greensboro.

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Faculty Spotlight Nora Bird

March 1st, 2013

Nora Bird (LIS)

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1). You recently presented a workshop on Community College Librarianship – could you please discuss the unique challenges community college librarians face in their daily activities? What are some resources/skills that are useful for community college librarians to have in order to successfully handle those challenges?

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