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Sat
May
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2017 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday evening, May 12, the School honored its newest cohort of Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a reception and traditional Hooding Ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on campus. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 13, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration and Breakfast at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Thu
May
11
The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony was held earlier this month, with the accomplishments of more than 150 UW-Madison students being highlighted at the event. Five students from across the School of Education were recognized during this special event. Many of the awards provide students with funds to conduct research projects independently or in collaboration with faculty. Other awards recognize impressive academic achievement or community service.
Tue
May
09
UW-Madison’s Eujin Park was recently awarded a Minority Dissertation Fellowship from the American Educational Research Association. Park is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research examines the role of education in reproducing, challenging and reshaping social inequalities, particularly for immigrants and other communities of color.
Mon
May
08
UW-Madison’s John Diamond was recently awarded a Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant, a prestigious award that will allow him to further examine how educational leadership, policies and practices shape students’ opportunities and outcomes. The Midcareer Grant is designed to enrich the work of academic mid-career scholars who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education. Diamond will use the grant to embed with leaders in racially diverse districts to gain a deeper understanding of how they work to create more equity in their schools.
Fri
May
05
UW-Madison's School of Education hosted its annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program Thursday night at the Pyle Center to celebrate and thank the many dedicated K-12 professionals who open their classrooms to School of Education students. Award winners included: Cynthia Carter, Elizabeth Mackman, Hope Mikkelson, Cathy Perry, Elizabeth Pike and Abigail Swetz. Congratulations and thank you to all who help mentor the next generation of teachers!
Fri
May
05
After growing up in a small town near Green Bay, Colleen Larsen expanded her world by teaching English in South Korea, Tanzania and Turkey. But she didn’t let her wanderlust guide her when she decided to earn a master’s degree in international education. Instead she made a beeline for her American alma mater, UW-Madison, and the School of Education’s Global Higher Education (GHE) program.
Thu
May
04
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced its annual award winners, and several people with connections to the School of Education are being recognized with top honors. The awards are divided into three categories: Arts Faculty Research, Arts Faculty and Staff Outreach and Undergraduate and Graduate Student Achievement in the Arts. All of this year’s recipients will be honored on May 9 in the Education Building. They include Art Department faculty members T.L. Solien, Lisa Gralnick and Aristotle Georgiades; Art Department students Allison Roberts and John Hallett; and Dance Department student Lyndsay Lewis.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim was recognized Tuesday by the United Way of Dane County for her work in the community as a member and current president of the Madison Network of Black Professionals. Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education, received the Mike McKinney Award at an event called the 2017 United Way Community Volunteer Awards: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Dane County. Crim received her award from Barbara Harrington-McKinney, who is Mike McKinney’s mother.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison alumnus Brent Zinkel was recently named Wisconsin’s High School Teacher of the Year. Zinkel earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in history in 2002 and then received his secondary teaching certification through the School of Education in the fall of 2004. Zinkel is now a history teacher at Wausau East High School. Zinkel will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, a co-sponsor of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.
Wed
May
03
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is hosting its first "Teacher Speakout!" event on Monday, May 15. At Teacher Speakout!, nine public school teachers from seven different rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers. The teachers will lead a panel discussion about their experiences in the classroom, and then will exchange ideas about education in rural areas with the faculty, staff and students from WCER. The event will be held in the Education Building. Parts of Teachers Speakout! are open to the public, but registration is required.
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