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The School of Education’s Dance Department will be hosting the Regional High School Dance Festival from March 15 to 19, bringing more than 400 students, teachers, and recruiters to campus.
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UW-Madison alumna Edie Raether recently gave a TEDx talk on brain fitness for kids. In her presentation, she discusses setting goals for children and oneself, drawing on the new finding that people are able to alter DNA through their thoughts. Raether earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1966.
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) recently hired UW-Madison alumnus Thomas Hammock as its football coach, and he will work alongside fellow alumnus Sean Frazier, the Huskies’ athletic director. Hammock earned his master’s degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2005. Frazier earned a master’s from that same department in 2015. NIU is the only major college sports program in the country with black men in the key roles of head football coach, athletic director and head men's basketball coach.
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UW-Madison students Bailey Seymour and Julianna Hom have been invited to represent the School of Education’s Dance Department, performing their work in the Dance Education Center’s company performance in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on March 9.
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The School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies is hosting its annual graduate student symposium on Friday, March 8.
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The La Crosse Tribune recently ran a feature on UW-Madison alumna and children's book author Christine Gowey. She earned her undergraduate degree in physical education​ from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1978. With tragic beginnings, Gowey’s career as a children’s book author was born out of her son Jeremiah’s unexpected death. According to the La Crosse Tribune, she used the writing process to heal and share her experiences to help other people.
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UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving Outstanding Dissertation Awards from two different American Educational Research Association (AERA) special interest groups (SIGs). She is receiving this high honor from both the Bilingual Education Research SIG and the Hispanic Research Issues SIG. Chávez-Moreno received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. Her dissertation is titled, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-Language Education in the New-Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education’s Racial Roots.”
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UW-Madison’s Jen Dittrich was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers (N4C). Dittrich is the parent resource specialist with the university’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR). N4C is a nonprofit educational membership organization supporting excellence in programs for young children in communities of higher learning.
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Edward Holmes has accepted a newly created position with the Overture Center for the Arts, and now is the organization’s senior vice president of equity and innovation. Holmes will help implement programs and expand the Overture Center's equity, diversity and inclusion portfolio. Holmes is an alumnus of UW-Madison and is a current member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors.
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UW-Madison’s David Kaplan will be giving two distinguished lectures during the fall 2019 semester. On Sept. 27, he will give the Donald O. Hebb Lecture in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. On Oct. 29, Kaplan will give the Anne Anastasi Lecture at Fordham University, which will consist of a public lecture and a Department of Psychology Colloquium. Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
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