Outstanding Teaching Excellence Faculty Award – Nominations due Monday, March 23
Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr. Elham Kazemi – Monday, March 23
The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are delighted to welcome Dr. Elham Kazemi to UNCG on Monday, March 23, 2015. She will give two talks as part of the Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education — a research talk (11 am – 12:30 pm) and a connecting-research-and-practice talk (5 – 6:30 pm). The afternoon talk is intended for the broader community so please invite interested educators from the community. Details about the talks are included in the flyer.
We hope that you will be able to join us for these events!
Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson
LINK-2-LEAD Stakeholder Meeting – Wednesday, March 25
We invite you to join in a LINK-2-LEAD stakeholder meeting in which we discuss our partnerships at the national, state, and local levels, as well as what we have accomplished together. Also, you will have an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions that will strengthen these partnerships and further improve impact. Please save the date and join us if your schedule permits. We look forward to seeing you soon. Together, we can make a difference.
Partnerships: Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
UNCG School of Education, Room 222
Please RSVP to Kara Battin Holden (email@example.com) by March 20th.
*** Refreshments will be provided***
The LINK-2-LEAD team
Faculty/Staff Excellence Day – Friday, March 27
Excellence Day for faculty and staff will be March 27, 2015, at the EUC Auditorium. The campus community is invited. Service pins as well as faculty and staff awards will be presented.
American Sign Language Idol – Sunday, March 29
The 2015 American Sign Language Idol theme will be ”From My Heart to Yours.” The theme represents the ASL Idol acts’ appreciation for the community of deaf and hard of hearing members who support the Professions in Deafness program at UNCG. The acts want to share a piece of themselves through their songs that inspire us to move past the barriers, to celebrate personal triumphs, and to promote the spirit of togetherness.
ASL Idol will be Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m., at UNCG’s Elliott University Center Auditorium. General admission is $5; children 6-12 is $3. Follow the hashtag: #ASLidol2015
Donations and ticket sales will go to help people attend Camp Dogwood, a camp for deaf and blind patrons located near Lake Norman.
Mentoring/Advising/Supervising (MAS) Awards – Nominations extended through Monday, March 30
View criteria and nomination form here: MAS Award nomination 2015
Fall 2015 Advising and Registration Appointments – Through March 31
The office has begun Fall 2015 advising and registration appointments. This peak advising period will run now through March 31. Walk-in appointments will be placed on hold during this time, and become available again on April 1.
SOE Scholarships – Applications due Wednesday, April 1
Birth-Kindergarten Initial Licensure Program Grant Funding Opportunity– Applications due Wednesday, April 1
Funding is available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for qualified students in the BK:ILP who wish to gain specialized experience in early intervention and early childhood special education. Ten spaces are available for the first cohort, beginning Fall 2015.
The grant will provide full tuition support and a stipend to assist in covering program expenses for selected students. With this support, students will:
- Complete the BK:ILP course of study
- Complete an additional one credit hour Seminar in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
- Participate in expanded field experiences in early intervention and early childhood special education
- Participate in professional and peer mentoring and induction activities
- Complete a service obligation after graduation.For further information about this grant funding opportunity contact Kimberly Terry, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the program contact Dr. Margaret Gillis at email@example.com.
“Project Runway” star Justin LeBlanc Presentation and Q&A – Friday, April 24
Save the Date! On April 24, 2015, Justin LeBlanc, will be coming to UNCG to share his experiences as a fashion designer, as one of the finalists on the TV show “Project Runway” and of his growing up years being a deaf person. LeBlanc is a native of Raleigh, NC and teaches at NC State University. Starting at 1:00 pm in the School of Education Building, he will give a one-hour presentation followed by a one-hour Q&A session and then a Meet and Greet with refreshments. This event is being sponsored by the School of Education and the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies program in the Bryan School of Business.
North Carolina Science Festival – Saturday, April 25
Triad Teacher Researcher Conference – Wednesday, April 29
This conference is for ALL educators at ALL levels. Please encourage your undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to submit, along with community members. If you have questions or special needs, please email Amy Vetter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at: triadteacherresearcher.weebly.com.
2015 TASH Regional Conference – Friday and Saturday, May 15-16
Commencement Guide Available Online
The SOE’s 2015 Commencement information is available online here. Information about summer graduates, registration, and guests and much more has been posted.
Faculty and Student SOE Commencement Registration Now Open
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 23.
Students graduating in May or August interested in participating in the Ceremony will need to complete the SOE Commencement Student Registration Form by Friday, April 3 for inclusion in the printed program. PLEASE NOTE: Doctoral students need to have defended by Friday, April 3 in order to have their names listed in the May Commencement program. If Doctoral students defend before SOE Commencement, but after April 3, they are still allowed to walk in the SOE Commencement ceremony, however their names will not be listed in the Commencement program. If your defense date is after April 3, please note the date of your defense on your registration.
Student Speakers for SOE Commencement
We are currently seeking nominations for student speakers for the 2015 SOE Commencement ceremony. Please submit names of nominated student speakers to Laura Caroline Spell at email@example.com. Students should be prepared to submit proposed remarks no later than March 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remarks should be no longer than 600 words in length.
SOE Research Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 10
The Research Awards Ceremony this spring will be held on April 10, from 9-12 p.m. in Room 224 SOEB. The format will be similar to that of last year’s ceremony. We will have a video of faculty and graduate students talking about their research, three-minute thesis talks from the top graduate researcher from each department, as well as short presentations by last year’s faculty research award recipients, Dr. Holt Wilson and Dr. DiAnne Borders. The ceremony will conclude with Dr. Wilson and Dr. Borders will handing out the research awards for this year’s recipients.
SOE Technical Support and Website Update Procedures
SOE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
As of July 1, Bob Englert and Doug Taylor, Technical Support Analysts from the Bryan School, are assisting SOE with technical support requests.
Faculty and staff should email all technical support requests to SOE-TECH-L@uncg.edu and 6-TECH will be notified so an incident ticket can be created and Bob, Doug, and Sandra will be notified.
Note: The above email address should only be used to report the initial technical requests to 6-Tech and not as a direct communication method to Bob and Doug. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Bates-Hart (email@example.com 334-3402).
PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING WEB UPDATES
Note: This does not include grant funded projects.
- All web updates and additions must be approved by your department chair or manager. Once approved, complete and submit the form below.
- Faculty/staff needing content changes on the website will need to complete a request using the following form: SOE Web Update Request Form
- Accompanying attachments and image files should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the requestor.
- Web updates will be made by a SOE Website Content Contributoror DCL Web Specialist. Faculty/staff will receive an email confirmation when their request has been completed.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Bates-Hart (email@example.com or 334-3402).
CED Master’s student Haleigh Scherma has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program as a funded Fellow for her dedication to the LGBTQIA population, based on her plans to serve this minority group post graduation. This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer 40 master’s-level counseling fellowships of up to $5,000 for mental health counseling students. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commit to providing mental health services to underserved minority transition-age youth (16–25) populations.
Congratulations to all CED faculty and alumni who received awards at the ACA conference in Orlando! These include the following:
Dr. Laura Gonzalez received the AMCD Emerging Leader Award.
Dr. Catharina Chang received the Jane E. Myers Lifetime Mentor Award from CSI.
Dr. Kelly Wester received the ACA Research Award.
Dr. Christine Murray received the ACA Kitty Cole Human Rights award.
And, Dr. Jane Myers posthumously received the ACA Gary Walz Trailblazer Award.
Congratulations to the Department of Counseling and Educational Development!
The 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings have been released and the CED Counseling program is ranked #2 nationally. This is the highest ranking the programs have ever achieved!
It’s a girl!
Amy Vetter (TEHE) and Jeff welcomed Della Kay into the world yesterday. She is a healthy girl, 7 lbs. 10 oz. Everyone is doing well!
Group Counseling at UNCG SHS – Spring 2015
For more information, visit shs.uncg.edu/cc.
As we begin the semester we would like to remind faculty and staff to close and lock your doors as you leave your office – even if it’s just to go down the hall. There have been a number of thefts in the recent past so please be aware and responsible for your office space.