Congratulations to Dr. Ayesha Boyce, who married Ayobamidele Akinruli on May 27!

From Ayesha: “We were married at the Greensboro Civil Magistrates office and had breakfast with our guests at Dames Chicken and Waffles. That evening we had a wedding reception at the home of John and Tana Willse. We wore Nigerian wedding garb for the reception. I also wore a “Gele”, a traditional Nigerian head wrap for women. We honeymooned in the country Panama for two weeks.”

Dr. Ayesha Boyce and husband Ayobamidele Akinruli


Laura Caroline Spell married Ross Rick on June 25 in Chapel Hill at University Baptist Church with a reception following at the Great Room at Top of the Hill. The two honeymooned in Boone, NC the following week. Laura Caroline and Ross were featured in the Huffington Post this week:

Laura Caroline Spell and husband Ross Rick at the Old Well in Chapel Hill, NC

SOE News on Bi-weekly Basis

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UNCG Learning Factory Summer Camp Registration Now Open

UNCG’s Learning Factory Summer Camp is a maker camp for students led by classroom teachers. Throughout the one week in the makerspace, campers will engage in various activities in robotics, circuitry, engineering, digital storytelling, and computer science. The camp program will focus on building students’ capacities to use creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Registration is now open at

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SOE International Social

August 24 from 2-4 p.m. in the TRC

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2016-2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education Fall Speaker

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are pleased to announce the Fall speaker for the 2016–2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education.  Dr. Robert Q. Berry, III will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm on October 5, 2016.  His research focuses on equity issues in mathematics education, with a particular focus on African American boys.  The talk will be designed for the broader community so please invite interested educators from local districts.  (See the attached Save-the-Date flyer for more details.)

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson

2016-17 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Fall Speaker Flyer


Now in Effect: New Password Policy for University Accounts

WebEx Transition

UNC Greensboro has officially transitioned from the SLMS (video conferencing) Blackboard Collaborate to WebEx.  You have the option to use Blackboard Collaborate until July 2016, but it is in the process of being phased out to WebEx.  For more information about this transition, please read the UNCG ITS official announcement on their blog:

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Classroom Technology Support

Contact classroom technical support at 334-5207 for technical and training assistance in UNCG classrooms and conference rooms.


The LIS Department invited their alumni to share a list of the books that they have authored. The results are an impressive array of fiction, poetry, and library science titles. Congratulations to all of our great UNCG LIS alumni. See the list here:


Dr. Heidi Carlone (TEHE) will be giving one of the keynote presentations at the International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) on July 15. The title of the talk is: A vision and tools for an equitable and just science education.


CED was well represented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision in Garden City, NY, last week.  There were multiple presentations by Dr. Borders and alums (pictured left to right) – Dr. Leah Clarke, Dr. Gulsah Kemer, Dr. Laura Welfare, Dr. Bradley McKibbon, and Dr. Edward Wahesh. 

CED faculty and alumni at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision

In addition, Dr. Tamarine Foreman and Dr. Isabelle Ong teamed up to present on their mutual interest in trauma-informed supervision.

Tamarine Foreman and Isabelle Ong

Several of the CED alums brought doctoral students from their own programs to the conference!

Dr. Borders chaired a working group meeting around setting up a Clinical Supervision Research Collaborative during the pre-conference; Drs. Kemer and McKibbon were participants as founding members.