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JAN. 16, 2007 VOL. 2, ISSUE 4

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@coe.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
Research/Grants
Publications
Faculty/Staff Honors/Appointments
Student Awards/Honors
Alumni News
In the News
Calendar
Announcements
Quick Links

DEAN'S MESSAGE


Feasting on Buckeyes. Time capsule buried. SOE Banquet set. Busy times ahead.
Dean Catherine Emihovich shares her thoughts on recent and upcoming events on
campus. (more)


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TOP STORIES

Top bereavement expert to lead workshop Feb. 15 on 'Death, Loss and the Quest for
Meaning'
Robert Neimeyer, a nationally known researcher and author on death, grief, loss and
suicide intervention, will lead an all-day workshop on "Death, Loss and the Quest for
Meaning" on Feb. 15 at the College of Education. His appearance kicks off the first of
several yearly lectures on death education planned by the college. (more)

UF program prepares career changers to teach in crisis schools
Quitting a private-sector job to teach in a high-poverty school may sound like a fulfilling
thing to do, but when people actually make the leap from the cubicle to the urban
classroom, they often find themselves overwhelmed. UF's new Lastinger Apprenticeship
gives career-changers a chance to learn the skills they need to thrive in a Title I school.
(more)

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NEWS AND NOTICES

Top Florida educators honored at UF commencement
Five of the state's most effective teachers and education leaders received the University
of Florida Distinguished Educator Award at UF's fall commencement Dec. 16 in the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center. (more)

School psychology program gets nod from APA, NASP
Congratulations to the folks in COE's School Psychology program, which has just been
reaccredited for the maximum seven-year period by the American Psychological
Association and the National Association for School Psychology. (more)

COE plants centennial time capsule
Don't wait until 2056. If you want to find out what went into the College of Education's
centennial time capsule, you can read all about the Dec. 7 time capsule ceremony. (more)

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RESEARCH/GRANTS

Laptops for all? COE researcher studies effects of 'ubiquitous computing'
What would K-12 schools be like if every single student had his or her own laptop
computer? If a PDA and Internet connection were considered the birthright of every
child? Associate Professor Kara Dawson is part of a team studying the effects of
"ubiquitous computing" in Florida school districts. (more)


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PUBLICATIONS

* Garrett, M. T. (2007). Hear the eagle's cry: Native American spiritual traditions. In O.
J. Morgan (Ed.), Counseling and spirituality: Views from the profession (pp. 139-164).
Boston: Lahaska.
* Garrett, M. T. (2006). When eagle speaks: Counseling Native Americans. In C. C. Lee
(Ed.), Multicultural issues in counseling: New approaches to diversity (3rd ed., pp. 25-
53). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
* Garrett, M.T. (with Molina, B & Monteiro-Leitner, J.) (2006). Communities of
courage: Caring for immigrant children and families through creative multicultural
counseling interventions. Protecting Children, 21, 62-83.
* Garrett, M. T. (with Portman, T. A. A.) (2006). Native American healing traditions.
International Journal for Disability, Development, and Education, 53, 453-469.

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FACULTY/STAFF APPOINTMENTS/HONORS

EduBlog Award for COE distance education expert
What do Elvis Costello videos, tear-jerking Apple Computer ads, and deep debates about
"social software" have in common? They can all be found on Christopher Sessums'
weblog, a favorite online haunt for education technology experts from around the world.
Sessums, COE's director of distance education, won "Best Individual Blog" in the 2006
EduBlog Awards. (more)

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STUDENT AWARDS/HONORS

UF student secures $1 million history teaching grant for Clay County
Dianna Miller, a doctoral student in the School of Teaching and Learning, wrote a grant
proposal that secured nearly $1 million for the Clay County school district, where Miller
used to teach. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant to the Andrew
Jackson Liberty Fellowship, a professional development program for 50 K-12 history
teachers. (more)

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ALUMNI NEWS

COE alum is Teacher of Year in Williston school
Christiana Robbins has just begun her teaching career, but the COE alumna has already
won the admiration of her colleagues. Robbins, a 2005 graduate of ProTeach, has been









named Teacher of the Year at Williston's Joyce Bullock Elementary School, where she
teaches first grade. The award winner is selected by a vote of the faculty. "She is one of
the best classroom managers you could ever observe this is a very rare thing in early
career teachers," said Michael DeLucas, who served as assistant principal at Joyce
Bullock last year.

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IN THE NEWS

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

Gainesville Guardian Professor Elizabeth "Buffy" Bondy, STL (11/23/06)
Bondy was mentioned in a story on a banquet held to announce the creation of the
Alachua County Children's Alliance.

Associated Press Dean Catherine Emihovich (12/14/06)
Dean Emihovich was quoted in a story on the education legacy of Gov. Jeb Bush. She
challenged assertions that Florida can have better K-12 schools without spending more
money. The story is available here.

Daytona Beach News-Journal Professor and Chair Linda Serra Hagedorn, EAP
(11/30/06)
Hagedom was quoted in a story on the rising numbers of "adult learners" non-
traditional college students older than 24 in the higher education system. Hagedom said
lawmakers should help the system adjust to these students by funding more job
placement programs and remediation strategies for people who have been out of school
for several years.

Palm Beach Post- Professor and Chair Linda Serra Hagedorn, EAP (1/1/07)
Hagedom was quoted in a story on the $9 million in Bright Futures scholarship money
that went to private, for-profit universities last year. The story is available here.

Bonita News Professor Paul George (12/17/06)
George was quoted in a story on middle-school dropouts who were overlooked when the
Florida Department of Education calculated Lee County's dropout rate.

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CALENDAR


JAN. 19
Lastinger Center Board Meeting
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Laverne Smith, lds@coe.ufl.edu










JAN. 22
Faculty Policy Council Meeting
2 p.m., 158 Norman Hall
Contact: Buffy Bondy, bondy@coe.ufl.edu

JAN. 25
Brown Bag: Topic and Speaker TBA
Noon-1 p.m., 158 Norman Hall
Contact: Ana Puig, 352-392-2315, ext. 235 or anapuig@coe.ufl.edu

FEB. 3
Retirement Celebration
Honoring Distinguished Professor Paul George
Time and Location: TBD
Contact: Sharen W. Halsall, 352-392-919, ext. 200 or swhalsall(@,coe.ufl.edu

FEB. 3
SAGE Symposium
10 a.m. 5 p.m., Norman Hall Terrace Room
Contact: Kay Curcio, kcurcio@coe.ufl.edu

FEB. 12
Faculty Policy Council Meeting
2 p.m., 158 Norman Hall
Contact: Buffy Bondy, bondy@coe.ufl.edu

FEB. 15
Seminar: Death, Loss and the Quest for Meaning
CEU's offered, Seating limited, Lunch will be served.
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Norman Hall Terrace Room
Reception to follow
RSVP required by February 9: anapuig@coe.ufl.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tour South Africa and Botswana this summer with COE professor
Faculty and students are invited to take part in a 21-day tour and clinical outreach
experience in South Africa and Botswana this June. The trip, led by COE Professor
Cirecie West-Olatunji, will take UF scholars to historical sites, schools and agencies, and
includes attendance at a conference held by the Association for Multicultural Counseling
and Development. (more)


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