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Tue
Apr
16
Tony Evers appointed UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood as the governor’s designee to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education. The MHEC was created legislatively to provide greater higher education opportunities and services to the Midwestern region.
Tue
Apr
16
UW–Madison’s McKenzie Miller received the Society of Health and Physical Educators’ (SHAPE America) Major of the Year Award, an honor which celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance. Miller accepted the award last week during the SHAPE American National Convention and Expo in Tampa, Florida. The senior from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was recognized for demonstrating excellence in and outside of the classroom through her time at UW–Madison.
Mon
Apr
15
LaVar Charleston was recently named the School of Education’s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, a position he is starting on June 16. In this role, Charleston will serve on the dean’s leadership team and will lead the creation of a new School of Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Charleston, an alumnus of UW–Madison’s School of Education, has served since the summer of 2017 as UW–Whitewater’s assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success.
Fri
Apr
12
UW–Madison's Chloe Darke, a master of fine arts student with the School of Education’s Art Department, was recently featured on the PBS TV series, “Craft in America.” Darke practices silversmithing, a craft that is generations old. She is fascinated by traditional ways of making things, and finds that there is a reemergence of a love for the craft.
Thu
Apr
11
A book authored by UW–Madison's Walter Stern received the 2018 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. Stern is a historian of education who is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. His award-winning book is titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.”
Wed
Apr
10
More than 300 high school art students are expected to be on the UW–Madison campus Friday, April 12, for the Visual Arts Classic. This state-wide art competition runs from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and is being sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the UW-Madison Art Department, which is housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting its 22nd annual Jazzin’ fundraiser on Wednesday, April 17. This year’s event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gordon Dining and Event Center, and includes a silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live jazz music from talented vocalist Lynette Margulies and her quartet.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Francois Tochon has earned another major international honor, this time receiving an honorary professorship from Sochoow University in Suzhou, China. Tochon is a professor with the highly-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and an expert in international studies in curriculum, pedagogy and teacher education, world language education, bilingual education, and research methods. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Foreign Studies by Sochoow University on March 28.
Tue
Apr
09
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell will be a part of a panel on April 24, hosted by the Network’s Tony Chambers, discussing Grant’s book, “Du Bois and Education.” Grant, the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published “Du Bois and Education,” which details the life and works of W. E. B. Du Bois related to his views on society, politics, race, and education.
Tue
Apr
09
The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) recently announced its annual Research Awards, and teams associated with UW-Madison authored papers receiving first-, second-, and third-place recognition. This marks the fifth straight year in which researchers associated with UW–Madison have earned top honors in the ARCA Research Awards competition — with an RPSE alumnus being the lead author each time.
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