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OCT. 16, 2006 VOL. 2, ISSUE 2

You're reading coE-News, 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. Click here to download a PDF version
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collegewide interest to news(icoe.ufl.edu for publication consideration. All submissions
must be in writing or via e-mail and must include contact information for follow-up
questions.

IN THIS ISSUE


Dean's Message
Top Stories
News and Notices
Faculty/Staff Honors/Appointments
Student Honors
In Memoriam
P.K. Yonge News
In the News
Calendar
Announcements
Quick Links


DEAN'S MESSAGE

Troubling national reports on education provide opportunity for UF to shine
Dean Catherine Emihovich offers her take on Arthur Levine's "Educating School
Teachers" report, the recent findings of the Commission on the Future of Higher
Education and challenges to the validity of college rankings. (more)


TOP STORIES










IHE gets $1.6 million grant to help community colleges improve data use
UF's Institute of Higher Education, headed by Educational Administration and Policy
Chair Linda Serra Hagedorn, has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Lumina
Foundation for Education for an innovative program that will teach community college
administrators to make better use of the data they collect on student achievement. (more)

UF survey: Florida needs more bilingual school counselors
Administrators in 8 of every 10 school districts say Florida needs more bilingual school
counselors to meet the needs of the state's growing Hispanic population, according to a
recently published survey by Professor Harry Daniels and Associate Professor Sondra
Smith-Adcock in Counselor Education. (more)

NEWS AND NOTICES

Why get sick? Flu shots available soon.
Flu season peaks in January and February, so unless you want to be out of action during
one of the busiest parts of the school year, you'd better get your flu shot. Shots will be
available in the Terrace Room Nov. 3 from 9-11 a.m. The charge is $5 for students, $20
for faculty and staff. You must present a Gator One card to get a shot. Only cash or
checks will be accepted no debit cards. Supplies are limited, so RSVP to Rosie Warner
at rwamer@coe.ufl.edu.

COPIS to meet, chart future course in Gainesville
Researchers and education leaders from around the country will converge on Gainesville
Oct. 27-29 to map out the next decade of research in the field of instructional supervision.
The Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision will hold its annual fall
conference here, with the goal of setting a research agenda for the next 10 years. (more)

Go global with International Education Week
Do you want to learn more about international education? Perhaps you have had an
international experience that has changed your perspective enlightened your life? You're
invited to share your interests, experiences and research through posters and/or
manuscripts during COE's International and Comparative Education Event, to be held
Nov. 14 from 2-7 p.m. in recognition of International Education Week. Participants and
visitors can also enjoy a panel of speakers, free food and music. For more information,
contact Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn at 392-2391 or Susan Herrera at 392-2391 ext. 268.
Guidelines for submission of posters and manuscripts are available here.

WARNING Haunted Norman Hall WARNING
If you are planning to attend the Haunted Norman Hall event, please be advised that the
College of Education cannot be held responsible for any cross-dimensional kidnapping,
zombifications, vampire bites or other supernatural mishaps that occur during the event.
If you have a heart condition, please stay away from Norman Hall between 6:30-11 p.m.
Oct. 29. If the sight of blood makes you cringe, do NOT go to the Student Services office
and pay $3 for one of only 400 advance tickets to the creepiest haunted house in









Gainesville. If you have questions, or wish to report an apparition or gremlin-related
theft, contact Jodi Mount at imount(@coe.ufl.edu or click here.

Parents: "Chomp and chat" with COE experts
Associate Professor Tina Smith-Bonahue will discuss "Dealing with Problematic
Behaviors in Your Child" in this month's installment of the Baby Gator "Chomp and
Chat" lecture series, to be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the
faculty dining room at the Levin College of Law, across the street from Baby Gator.
Established this year, "Chomp and Chat" allows local residents to discuss early childhood
parenting issues with faculty and researchers from UF. Anyone involved with parenting
or child care may attend. Drinks and dessert will be provided, but attendees should bring
their own lunch. This month's lecture includes a drawing for a free one-month gym
membership and giveaways of children's puzzles.

Heartbreakers and art-makers
Maybe you didn't get a chance to see hometown favorite Tom Petty perform at the
O'Connell Center last month but you just might have caught a glimpse of the
"Welcome Home Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" mural that appeared on the 34th
Street wall before the Heartbreakers arrived. Mike Carter, a senior fiscal assistant in
COE's business office, is the person to thank for that. On the Sunday before the concert,
Mike and his sons Kris (now majoring in English at UF) and Andru (a Gainesville High
sophomore) spent 6 hours painting the panel. A photo of the mural was included in the
plaque presented to Petty during his pre-concert press conference by UF first lady Chris
Machen.

FACULTY/STAFF APPOINTMENTS/HONORS

FASD honors Vernetson
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Theresa Vernetson received the Distinguished Service
Award from the Florida Association for Staff Development at its annual conference Sept.
26 in St. Petersburg. Vernetson is on the board of directors of FASD, an organization that
promotes and encourages the work of staff development contacts at the state's various
school districts. She was honored for her many years of work in organizing the group's
annual Staff Development Leadership Conference and for compiling a history of that
conference.

STUDENT HONORS

Doctoral student named FEA Teacher of the Year
Trent Daniel, a doctoral student in Educational Administration and Policy, has been
named the Teacher of the Year by the Florida Education Association. Daniel, who
teaches chemistry and chairs the science department at Hagerty High School in Seminole
County, is one of five Florida finalists for the National Education Association's Teacher
of the Year award. (more)









Doctoral student, recent graduates publish in Elementary School Journal
Congratulations to doctoral student Jacqueline Love Zeig, recent Ph. D. graduate
Courtney Zmach and M.E. graduate Katie Solic, whose paper, "The confluence of two
mandates: Core reading programs and third grade retention in Florida," was published in
a recent issue of Elementary School Journal.

UF names Holmes Scholars
Six UF education doctoral students have been named as Holmes Scholars for 2006.
Evelyn S. Chiang and Katherin E. Garland are receiving the award for the first time,
while Nicole Fenty, Sophie Maxis, Jyrece McClendon and Tyran Wright were awarded
the scholarship for the second year in a row. (more)

IN MEMORIAL

Arthur Lewis, a former professor in Curriculum and Instruction who helped found the
college's ProTeach program and traveled the world as an educational consultant, died
Sept. 10 at age 89. (more)

Vincent McGuire, a former professor best known for his crusading work on school
accountability in Florida in the 1960s, died Sept. 4 at age 87. (more)

P.K. YONGE NEWS

Third Golden School Award for PKY
For the third year in a row, P.K. Yonge Developmental School has won the Florida
Department of Education's Golden School Award, which recognizes schools with
exemplary volunteer programs. This year the school had more than 360 volunteers
logging a total of 7,500 hours of volunteer work. That's roughly 20 hours per volunteer -
and one volunteer for each day of the year.

PKY logs excellent graduation rate in all demographic groups
According to PKY's soon-to-be-released annual report, the school logged a 98 percent
graduation rate in 2005-06, up 2 percent from the previous year. The rate has the school
far above the statewide average (69 percent for 2004-05).

Teachers open classrooms for Exchange Day
Middle and high school teachers at PKY opened their classrooms to their colleagues in
this year's first Teacher Exchange Day last month. Teachers shared the strategies they are
incorporating into their instruction. (more)

IN THE NEWS

A recent sampling of "media hits" from the College of Education:

Daytona Beach News Journal Dean Catherine Emihovich (9/17/06)









Dean Emihovich was quoted in a story about a mentoring program that pairs black
professionals in Flagler County with black students who are struggling academically.
Emihovich said black students are "highly vulnerable to being labeled" in the educational
system.

Orlando Sentinel- Associate Professor Holly Lane (10/8/06)
Lane was quoted in a story about a Rotary Club drive that provided dictionaries to third-
and fourth-graders in Volusia County. Lane said children are more likely to use a book if
they own it. The story is available here.

CALENDAR

OCT. 18
Baby Gator Chomp and Chat
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., faculty dining room, Levin College of Law

OCT. 18
Brown Bag Lunch
Speaker: B.O. Smith Research Professor Maureen Conroy
Topic: "A Functional Approach to Social Skills Assessment and Intervention for
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Noon -1 p.m., 158 Norman
Contact: Ana Puig, 352-392-2315, ext. 235 or anapuig@coe.ufl.edu

OCT. 27-29
COPIS Conference
Paramount Plaza Hotel
For more information: http://www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/copis/default.aspx?page=81

OCT. 27
Development and Alumni Affairs event
Jacksonville Princess Dinner Cruise
Contact: Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or imount(@coe.ufl.edu

OCT. 29
Norman Hall Haunted House (Open to the public, adults only)
6:30 p.m. 11 p.m., Norman Hall
Tickets: $3 (advance)
Contact: Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or imount(@coe.ufl.edu

NOV. 2-4
UF College of Education Centennial Conference
Closing the Achievement Gap through Partnerships
St. Petersburg, FL
Register Now! http://www. doce-conference.ufl.edu/gap









NOV. 2
Gator Gathering in conjunction with the Centennial Conference
7-9 p.m., St. Petersburg Hilton
R.S.V.P. to Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or imount(,coe.ufl.edu

NOV. 8-11
Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children Conference
San Diego, CA
contact: Shaira Rivas-Otero, 392-0701, ext: 242 or srivas@coe.ufl.edu

NOV. 10
VETERAN'S DAY OBSERVED

NOV. 13
Faculty Policy Council Meeting
2 p.m., Norman Hall, Rm 158
Contact: Buffy Bondy, bondy@coe.ufl.edu

NOV. 14
International and Comparative Education Event
2-7 p.m., Norman Terrace Room
Contact: Linda Serra Hagedorn, 392-2391 or Susan Herrera, 392-2391 ext. 268

NOV.14
Retired Faculty Reception
6:30 8:30 p.m., Keene Faculty Center
RSVP to: Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or jmount@coe.ufl.edu

Nov. 15
Brown Bag: Topic and Speaker TBA
12:00pm-1:00pm, 158 Norman
Contact: Ana Puig, 352-392-2315, ext. 235 or anapuig@coe.ufl.edu

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Go get your 15 minutes of fame. Go Gators!
If you've been keeping up with Gator football, you've probably seen those eye-catching
"Go Gators" commercials that air at halftime. Now you have the chance to get in on the
act and possibly win something. Visitors to www.goGatorNation.com are encouraged
to upload both photos and videos inspired by the commercial (see the website for
examples). Four lucky video participants will win tickets to the Jan. 31 basketball game
and will see their video played on the Jumbotron screen during the game. Entrants may
be employees, students, alumni or anyone who wants to affiliate with the Gator Nation.


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College of Education: education.ufl.edu
coE-News: education.ufl. edu/pubs
Education Times magazine: education.ufl.edu/pubs



coE-News is produced by:
College of Education, University of Florida
Dean's Office/ \'ei \ & Publications
Dean: Catherine Emihovich
DuII /L \ 1i A lanaig Editor: Larry Lansford (llansfordcoe. ufl. edu)
Editor: Tim Lockette (Lockette(icoe.ufl.edu)

Correspondents:
Marta Pollitt, P.K. Yonge
Tara Goodin, Student Writer




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