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February 2019

Stay informed and connected with SOE-News, your source for UNCG School of Education updates, announcements, and more.

SOE News & Updates

UNCG SOE Launching Information Studies Degree in Fall 2019
UNCG has announced a new bachelor of science in information studies – the second degree program of its kind in North Carolina – set to launch in the fall of 2019. This new, multidisciplinary program in the Library and Information Studies (LIS) Department will prepare students to work for a variety of organizations that handle data and information systems and need to leverage this information for decision making. Read more.
Dr. Ivey Completes Term as President of Literacy Research Association (LRA)
Dr. Gay Ivey, the William E. Moran Distinguished Professor in Literacy at the UNCG School of Education, recently completed her term as President of the LRA. In her presidential address, Ivey shared the breadth and range of development — not only academic, but also personal, social and emotional — that students experience when provided books with characters and social worlds that resonate with them. Read more.
Want to Know How to Improve Schools? Ask Students
The question of how to improve schools continues to be one of the most vexing issues for educational policy makers, practitioners, and researchers. Dr. Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, has changed the way we think about the challenge of school improvement by highlighting the importance of student voice for school leadership. Read more

2018-2019 SOE Alumni Awards

Nominations for the 2018-2019 SOE Alumni Awards are now open through March 1We encourage you to submit nominations for deserving alumni for the Early Career, Distinguished Career, Outstanding Achievement, and Distinguished Service awards. Learn more and submit nominations here, and view previous Alumni Award Winners here.
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SOE Global

Students and Faculty from Shanghai Normal University Visit the SOE
As part of established collaboration since 2007, the UNCG School of Education hosted a group of 12 pre-service teachers and two faculty members from Shanghai Normal University in China for a short-term, training program last month. Thanks to support of Guilford County Schools, the Shanghai Normal University visitors spent five days in local schools and had the opportunity to observe Chinese language instruction in classrooms and carry out lesson demonstrations on Chinese culture. Read more.
2019 Smiley Award: Call for Global Education Ambassador Nominations
The Smiley Award supports global educational opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Education. Undergraduate or graduate SOE students who serve as outstanding global education ambassadors through international or local engagement may apply for this award. The nomination deadline is March 15Learn more.
SOE Global International Social
The School of Education hosted its biannual International Social on January 30, 2019 and welcomed students, faculty, and staff to mingle and enjoy international cuisines provided by participants and visitors. It also offered a great networking opportunity for the UNCG community interested in exploring international opportunities. SOE hosts an International Social at the beginning of the fall and the spring semesters. Stay tuned for the Fall International Social date!

Passages

Remembering Key Members of the SOE Community
GREENSBORO, NC — Jeannette MacKenzie Dean, lovingly known as “Jenny”, passed away on January 25th, 2019 at the age of 90. A lifetime native of Greensboro, she graduated from Kings Business College and retired from UNC Greensboro after 25 years of employment in the School of Education. After she retired, she worked for many more years part time in different offices all over UNCG's campus. Her legacy is cherished at the university, and we are grateful for her dedication to education. Read more.

Cook's Corner

We welcome the following new members the John H. Cook Society who all have a desire to impact the lives of others by funding new and exciting initiatives in the School of Education. We thank them for their forward thinking and belief in making boundless opportunities possible!
THANK YOU TO:

Carrie Davis Ponder and Dr. Reginald W. Ponder for their continued support of the Carrie Davis Ponder '58 Endowed Scholarship in Education.

Dr. Nancy N. Vacc for her continued support of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development.

Pilot Club of Greensboro for their continued support of the Pilot Club of Greensboro Scholarship Fund for Specialized Education Students.
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society

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