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CEHD Insider July 2015

July 9, 2015 in College News

CEHD Insider
July 2015

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CEHD News

CEHD STATS
–Spring 2015 graduate numbers: 301 undergraduates; 216 graduate students; and 12 doctoral students
–Record number of seven Summa Cum Laude students spring 2015
–625 CEHD undergraduates earned Dean’s List/Scholar designation, which is 30 percent of the spring 2015 enrollment of 2,100

KENTUCKY STEM WEBINAR
ACT State Organizations in the Southeast is working with the Kentucky ACT State Organization Council to provide a free webinar that is targeted to K-12 teachers, counselors, and administrators regarding the condition of STEM in Kentucky for 2015. The webinar will be held on November 18th and Tom Tretter, Professor with the Department of Middle and Secondary Education and Director of the Planetarium, will represent Kentucky. He will be asked to provide feedback on the data that is shared and address questions from the audience.

HUMS INTERVIEWED BY WALLETHUB.COM
Wallethub.com interviewed Mary Hums, Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, about Major League baseball today. Topics in the article include which cities have the best fans, what makes someone a good baseball fan, and what is the best way to enjoy baseball on a budget. Read the article…

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS DONATE HELMETS TO PORTLAND ELEMENTARY
The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky partnered with KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville Physicians and donated new bike helmets to students at Portland Elementary, a CEHD Signature Partnership school. Students were also given instructions on the proper way to wear them. See photos…

CEHD FACULTY ELECTED TO UNIVERSITY FACULTY COMMITTEES
Dylan Naeger, Assistant Chair and Instructor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, was re-elected to the University’s Part-Time Faculty Committee on which he has served since 2009. Tom Simmons, Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, was elected to the Parking Advisory Committee. Patrick Hardesty, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling and College Student Personnel, was elected as a Student Government Representative.

EDPREPMATTERS PUBLISHES LARSON AND SHARMA ARTICLE
EdPrepMatters, which is a blog published by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), featured an article written by Dean Ann Larson and Dr. Manish Sharma, CEHD Director of Assessment. The article, “Meeting Member Needs at SLI, Day on the Hill,” focuses on the AACTE State Leader Institute (SLI) and advocacy activities during the Day on the Hill event. Read the article…

KRP AND LWP PARTNER FOR SPECIAL WORKSHOP
The Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) and Louisville Writing Project (LWP) conducted a special full-day workshop for 40 teachers, which was led by author, Marie Bradby. The focus during the first half of the day examined ways to increase diversity in children’s books and the afternoon session highlighted Bradby’s book, More Than Anything Else. The group discussed the author’s story of research and writing and how the book can be used in the classroom. KRP and LWP led a two-week summer institute that provides PD for K-12 teachers that included the workshop.

CEHD LITERACY FACULTY PROFILED IN NCTE JOURNAL
The May 2015 issue of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) journal, Talking Points, featured a profile of faculty members, Kathy Whitmore, Professor and Endowed Chair; Jill Jacobi-Vessels, Assistant Professor; Tammi Davis, Instructor; Tasha Laman, Associate Professor; Lori Norton-Meier, Associate Professor; and James Chisholm, Assistant Professor, all with the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The article titled, “Study Group Spotlight: University of Louisville,” is an interview with the group about forming a research team that became an affiliate of the National Center for Literacy Education. Read the article…

LWP REPRESENTED AT WASHINGTON D.C. MEETING
The co-director of the Louisville Writing Project (LWP), Sandra Hogue, met in July with legislators and aides in Washington D.C. about funding teacher professional development in high-need schools through the organizations such as the National Writing Project and LWP. The National Writing Project scheduled the visits and a discussion for educators titled, “Teacher Leaders: Teaching Writing Today in High-Need Schools and Districts.”

ELFH HOSTS ATD KENTUCKIANA MEETING WITH UPS
The Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education (ELFH) hosted with UPS the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Kentuckiana Chapter meeting that showcased UPS’ innovative new inclusion training program, which is in conjunction with the Coalition for Workforce Diversity. The new training and development program was created to provide an accessible training site and specific training methods that meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities.

STLP SUMMER CAMP BIG SUCCESS
The CEHD is host each summer for Kentucky’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP), which is a project-based learning program that empowers students in all grade levels to use technology to succeed. Steve Swan, Instructor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, organizes the camps and reported that 18 Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), elementary, middle and high school, represented by 67 students and 20 teachers participated in the event that was held the week of June 15th. The CEHD hosts the only camp that does not require fees for participants.
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ERNST BUSINESS MANAGER FOR EASS
Lynne Ernst, formerly the Program Coordinator Sr. for the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, is now the Business Manager for the Office of Education Advising and Student Services.

Student News

STEPHANIE WINKELJOHN-BLACK, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, was selected to receive the 2015 Counseling Psychology Training Programs Outstanding Graduate Student Award (CCPTP). The national award is very competitive and she and her work will be acknowledged at the CCPTP national convention, which will be held in Toronto this year.

Alumni News

CINDY MEYERS GNADINGER, a graduate of the ELOD PhD program with a concentration in P-12 Administration and certification in Supervision of Instruction, has been selected to serve as the eighth president of St. Catherine’s College, which is located in Springfield, KY. She had previously served as provost for the college.

An article written by MARCO MUNOZ, a graduate of the CEHD’s Educational Administration doctoral program, and Robert J. Rodosky for the February issue of Phi Delta Kappan, was referenced and examined by Anna-Ruth Allen in her blog, “School districts as partners in research efforts,” for the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice. Read the article…

Upcoming Events

–Friday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

Cards Under the Stars: Big Hero 6
Event is held on lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall and will include children’s inflatables and games, and appearances by members of the Louisville League of Mascots.
Event is free. Learn more…


–Friday July 24, 6:30 p.m.

Cards Under the Stars: Cinderella
Event is held on lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall and will include children’s inflatables and games, and appearances by members of the Louisville League of Mascots.
Event is free. Learn more…