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FEBRUARY 15, 2005 VOL. 1 ISSUE 6


The coE-NEWS is an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the academic
year by the College of Education News & Publications Office to keep faculty and
staff up to date on College news and activities.

GOT NEWS? Don't be shy. Submit individual or unit news and calendar events of
Collegewide interest for publication consideration to news@coe.ufl.edu. All
submissions must be in writing and include contact information for follow-up
questions.



IN THIS ISSUE:
- Message from the Dean
- Top Stories
- Faculty-Staff Honors & Appointments
- Student Honors
- Publications & Presentations
- Announcements
- Calendar
- In the News
- Quick Links



MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

The College's yearlong Centennial Celebration continues with some upcoming
events, and campus collaboration is the focus of several new strategic initiatives.
Dean Catherine Emihovich elaborates in her regular message. (more)
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TOP STORIES

Second lecture in Fien series features Gloria Ladson-Billings
The College of Education's yearlong Centennial Celebration continues Friday, Feb.
17, with a presentation by Gloria Ladson-Billings at 2 p.m. in the Terrace Room of
Norman Hall. Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in
the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, and author of the critically acclaimed books "The Dreamkeepers:








Successful Teachers of African-American Children," "Crossing Over to Canaan: The
Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms" and "Beyond the Big House:
African-American Educators on Teacher Education." Her talk "What if We Leave
All the Children Behind: The Challenge of Teaching in the New Millennium" is the
second address in the Fien Lecture Series. The third and final lecture in the series
will be presented by Luis Moll, professor of language, reading and culture in the
College of Education at the University of Arizona. It will be held on Monday, March
6. (more)

Education alum receives association's top state honor for school counselors
Karen Pearson began her counseling career as an intern at Stephen Foster
Elementary School in Gainesville, but now she's the school's guidance counselor
with a top state honor to her credit. Pearson, a UF College of Education graduate
with a specialist (Ed.S.) degree in counselor education earned in 1994, has been
named Florida's elementary school counselor of the year by the Florida School
Counselors Association. (more)

UF institute honors community colleges with national award
Three community colleges, including one from Florida, have received national
recognition for their noteworthy academic or operational programs at the Community
College Futures Assembly held recently in Orlando. Palm Beach Community
College (Lake Worth, Fla.), Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, Mass.)
and Meridian (Miss.) Community College were chosen from more than 80
community colleges nominated from across the country for the Bellwether Award,
which is presented by the University of Florida College of Education's Institute of
Higher Education. (more)

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FACULTY-STAFF HONORS & APPOINTMENTS

Professor chairs SACS accreditation committee
Lawrence Tyree, professor, Educational Administration and Policy, is heading a
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation site visit to Dallas
Baptist University. The institution is seeking regional accreditation of two new
doctoral programs in educational leadership. Other committee members are from
Clark Atlanta University, Belmont University, Alabama A&M University and Elon
University.

College business manager recognized for superior service
Congratulations go out to Marcia Marwede, COE business manager, who has been
chosen to receive a Division Three 2005-06 Superior Accomplishment Award from
the university. Marwede's nomination and ultimate selection stems from her
professional activities from Aug. 1, 2004, to July 31, 2005. Marwede is now in the
running for the universitywide award, which will be announced sometime in the
spring.

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STUDENT HONORS

Education doctoral candidate tapped as journal contest editorial judge
Aisha Wood Jackson, doctoral candidate in Educational Technology, has been
chosen to serve as an editor for the International Journal of Leadership in
Education's Graduate Student Manuscript Contest.

Education students win $2,000 scholarships
The following College of Education students will receive $2,000 Minority Teacher
Education Scholarships for the spring 2006 semester from the Florida Fund for
Minority Teachers: Melissa Anderson; Denisa Avila; Melody Budgett; Judith Calixtro;
Verlinda Colding; Sheri Cox; Nicole Drewery; Mary Dukes; Myra Garcia; Jacqueline
Gonzalez; Carlos Gutierrez; Tanya Heard; Jennifer Hipp; Rebecca Hooks; Brandy
Hughes; Derrick Johnson; Jessica Klahr; Karla Lacayo; Danielle Lafontant; Juary
Lopez; Adriane McGnee; Patti Milikin; Jolande Morgan; Felicia Naidu; Diana Petit-
Fond; Ivette Podetti; Loubert Senatus; Marianne Spoto; Andrew Stirling; Jameka
Thomas; Kutura Watson; and Stephanie Whitehurst.

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PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Following is a sampling of recent faculty and graduate student publications
and presentations in the College:

- Clark, M. A., Oakley, E., and Adams, H. (2006). The gender achievement gap
challenge, ASCA School Counselor, pp. 20-25. Clark is an associate professor in
Counselor Education and both Oakley and Adams are graduate fellows in the
department. The article stems from a research project supported by the International
Center at the University of Florida.

- Lawrence Tyree, professor, Educational Administration and Policy, facilitated a
two-hour workshop on the history, development, success and future of the
community college as part of the Career Leadership Development program at St.
Petersburg College on Jan. 24.

- Danling Fu, professor, School of Teaching and Learning, will be a keynote
speaker at the Conference of Children's Language and Culture at Columbia
University on Feb. 16.

- Doctoral students Hakan Dedeoglu, Jennifer Patrick, Jennifer Sanders and
Courtney Zmach took part in the annual meeting of the National Reading
Conference in Miami in December. The students were part of a symposium
presentation that included School of Teaching and Learning professors Zhihui Fang,
Linda Lamme and Rose Pringle. The symposium was titled "Integrating Reading into
Science: Processes, Issues and Impacts."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

College now accepting Commencement awards applications
The deadline to submit completed applications for College of Education student,
alumni or lifetime achievement awards is noon on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Student
Services Office, Norman Hall G416. The nomination/application process involves an
application, resume and letters of endorsement. Applications are available on the
College's Commencement Web site at www.coe.ufl.edu/commencement. Students
who graduated from the College in summer 2005 or fall 2005, or who will graduate
in spring 2006 are eligible for the awards, which will be presented during the
College's annual Commencement ceremony in the spring.

College announces fourth Scholarship of Engagement awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the College of Education's Scholarship of
Engagement awards, which are presented based on the idea that research-oriented
universities need to broaden their concept of scholarship to reflect the issues and
concerns of society at large. Awards are given to faculty, graduate students and
community members in the following categories: university, College of Education,
graduate student, school district and community. To submit a nomination, send a
letter describing the nominee's accomplishments and explaining why he or she
merits the award to Silvia Echevarria-Doan, associate professor, Counselor
Education, 1203 Norman Hall, P.O. Box 117046, University of Florida, Gainesville,
FL 32611. For additional information, visit the Internet at
www.scholarshipofengagement.orq. The deadline to submit nominations is March 6.

Judges needed for PKY senior projects
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is looking for volunteers to serve as
judges for Senior Project presentations. Senior Project is a three-part graduation
requirement in which students write research papers on topics of their choosing,
produce a creative or practical application on their chosen topics, and present their
work to a panel of judges, mainly composed of P.K. Yonge faculty, administrators
and members of the Gainesville community. Presentations are scheduled for May
10 and 12 in Norman Hall. If you are interested in helping out in the judging arena,
contact Bryan Duff, co-director of the Senior Project Program, at bduff@pky.ufl.edu.

Centennial Web site offers special memories page
A new feature this month on the College's Centennial Web site is a "Your Stories
and Memories" page. If you have a special story involving a favorite professor, a
special place or an event, we want to hear from you. You may check out this page
and also read the latest information in news and events related to the College's
yearlong Centennial Celebration at http://www.coe.ufl.edu/centennial/.

Got news? Send us an e-mail at our new address
The News and Publications Office is now accepting news and calendar items of
Collegewide interest for publication consideration via e-mail at news@coe.ufl.edu.
Submissions should include as many pertinent details as possible to help news staff
provide readers with the most timely and newsworthy information about College
activities. Details should include contact information and answer questions of Who,
What, Where, When, Why and How?

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coE-CALENDAR

FEB. 17
Alumni Lunch and Lecture featuring Terry Scott
"Preventing Student Failures in School Through Positive Behavior Support"
11:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

Fien Lecture Series featuring Gloria Ladson-Billings*, University of Wisconsin-
Madison
2 p.m., Terrace Room
*Ladson-Billings also will hold conversations with doctoral students at 9 a.m. and
faculty at 10:30 a.m. in Norman Hall 158.
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

FEB. 22
Book Fair
11 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: www. mylabschool. com

The Florida Today Series: Contemporary Issues for Florida Community
Colleges
Featuring President Sanford Shugart of Valencia Community College
7 p.m., Norman Hall Auditorium
Contact: Patty Lefevers, 2-2391, ext. 261

FEB. 23
Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-1058, ext. 400

FEB. 24
COE-sponsored Back-to-College Weekend events
9:30 a.m., (performance of Baby Gators at noon), P.K. Yonge
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

FEB. 27
College Curriculum Committee meeting
2 p.m., Norman Hall 158
Contact: Kay Curcio, 2-0726, ext. 306

MARCH 1
Recruitment, Retention, and Multicultural Affairs workshop
Featuring Tiffany Sanders speaking on "Strategies for Working with Diverse
Families"
6 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Shirl Caliste, 2-5242, ext. 22

University of Georgia half-time show recognizes COE Centennial
7 p.m. (game time), Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250








MARCH 6
Fien Lecture Series featuring Luis Moll, University of Arizona
3 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

MARCH 8
Staff Council meeting
9 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Sabrina McLaughlin, 2-0726, ext. 262

Faculty Development Conversations series
Panel discussion on "Concerns and Arguments Facing Academic Freedom"
3 p.m., Emerson Hall Room 209
Contact: Debra Walker King, 2-6004

MARCH 9
Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-1058, ext. 400

MARCH 11
Spring Break (school resumes on March 20)

MARCH 15
Teacher Inquiry Workshop
8 a.m., P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Contact: Nancy Dana, 2-0728, ext. 276

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IN THE NEWS

Several "media hits" from News & Publications news release distribution and media
inquiries have occurred in the last month:

- Kickoff events for the College's Centennial Celebration featuring The New York
Times columnist David Brooks were featured in the Gainesville Sun and The
Independent Florida Alligator. The Sun ran a piece in its Jan. 17 weekly "Chalk Talk"
education-beat column and a brief in its Jan. 24 "Around the Region" column. The
Alligator ran a story in its Jan. 23 edition announcing the Brooks event and quoting
Bernard Oliver, director of the UF Alliance, on high school reform efforts in Florida.

- Kara Dawson, associate professor, School of Teaching and Learning, is quoted
describing how teachers nationwide are taking one of the College's new online
graduate courses in a Jan. 19 Gainesville Sun story titled "Professors work to keep
pace with tech-savvy college students." The story may be viewed online at
http://www.qainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060119/LOCAL/201190331
/1078/news.

- Distinguished Professor Paul George appeared on a Jan. 20 WCJB TV 20 story
on magnet schools.










- Professor Linda Lamme, School of Teaching and Learning, was a featured guest
columnist in the Gainesville Sun's "Speaking Out" column on Jan. 22. The column
may be viewed online at
http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060122/EDITORIALS0101/
60122002&SearchlD=73233542124159.

- A news story announcing BellSouth's grant support of the UF Alliance's urban
teacher induction and retention project appears in the Jan. 30 edition of GatorNews,
the UF Alumni Association's worldwide alumni e-newsletter.

- A news article in the Feb. 2 edition of The Gainesville Guardian mentions
Thomasenia Adams, associate professor, School of Teaching and Learning, and her
Project Tall math-teacher education program. You may view the story online at
http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060202/GUARDIAN/60201
015/-1/qvilleguardian. The Guardian is a new weekly publication by the Gainesville
Sun that covers eastside Gainesville neighborhoods.

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QUICK LINKS

UF: www.ufl.edu
College of Education: www.coe.ufl.edu
coE-News: www.coe.ufl.edu/pubs
Education Times magazine: www.coe.ufl.edu/pubs



coE-NEWS is produced by:
College of Education, University of Florida
Dean's Office/News & Publications
Dean: Catherine Emihovich
Director, Managing Editor: Larry Lansford (llansford(coe.ufl. edu)
Editor: Joy L. Rodgers (irodgers@(coe.ufl.edu)

Writers:
Larry Lansford
Joy L. Rodgers
Chan Tran, student-writer intern (ctran@ufl.edu)




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