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News: 05-20-2013

May 20th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Note: Beginning in May, SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be on Monday, June 3.

The Specialized Education Services department of the UNCG School of Education hosted American Sign Language Idol on Saturday, May 4, 2013. A total of $1,841.00 was raised to send our Deaf-Blind friends in the Greensboro area attend Camp Dogwood! (Hey, that Cowboy looks a little familiar…)

 

On May 16, SOE staff members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help construct a home in Greensboro. They began the day with a just a foundation (no walls), and by the end of the day the walls were up (you can see their result in the photo above). Congrats to Dodie Booton, Brenda Jones, Babbette Mabe, Ciara Marable, Meggan Reagan, Carol Resch, and Breon Williams on a job well done!

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Student Spotlight Shureka Hargrove

May 15th, 2013

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Shureka Hargrove, Ph.D. student in the Educational Research Methodology department in the School of Education, discusses her on the job experiences through her internship with the Educational Testing Service and why she chose to pursue a career in educational program assessment.

1). You are currently in the Ph.D. program in the Educational Research Methodology department at UNCG. Could you talk a little about what brought you to UNCG, and how you developed an interest in program evaluation in the education field?

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Faculty Spotlight Ric Luecht

May 15th, 2013

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Ric Luecht, professor in the Educational Research Methodology department in the School of Education, discusses the importance of assessment engineering in education, and how his experience providing consulting services to outside organizations provides opportunities to his students.

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News: 05-06-2013

May 6th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Note: Beginning in May, SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be on Monday, May 20.

 

2013 School of Education Commencement – Friday, May 10

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News: 04-29-2013

April 29th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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Students in SES 460 designed a t-shirt to sell and raise money supporting mental health awareness and to honor the families of Newtown, Connecticut. $339.87 was raised to donate to the Mental Health Association of Greensboro for this project. To further raise awareness for mental health, some of the students and faculty in the class participated in The Human Race, a 5k walk on April 10, 2013. In the words of one SES 460 student, Shontria Fonville, “It brought me great joy to help advocate for individuals with mental health challenges. After such an amazing experiencing and meeting other people with deep passion to help the community, I can only excitedly look forward to showing continued support. (Photo of Shontria Fonville and Belinda Hardin)

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News: 04-22-2013

April 22nd, 2013

Announcements/Events

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Congratulations to Chris Shafer (2013 Master of Education in Teacher Education candidate) and Rachel Smith (2013 Master of Library and Information Studies candidate), who have been selected as graduating student speakers for the 2013 SOE Commencement Ceremony.

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News: 04-15-2013

April 15th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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The 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration was hosted this past Friday in the SOE, recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished SOE Alumni for their service to the educational field and the community.  Visit http://soe.uncg.edu/2013-alumni-awards-celebration/for a complete listing of Alumni Awards recipients. (Pictured above, from left: Nancy Teague, Tommy Teague, Donna Sundre, Larry Coble, Melony Allen, and Kimberly Bowie. Photo by Ted Richardson.)

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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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