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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

2013 Commencement

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News: 04-29-2013

April 29th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Shontria and Belinda at the Race

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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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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