CYAF News and Announcements
Dalla to Found First Quarterly Journal on Human Trafficking
Years of research have taught CYFS faculty affiliate Rochelle Dalla that the lesson applies both to the shadowy practice of human trafficking and the scattered information surrounding it.
Dalla will aim to assemble research and foster discourse on the issue by founding the recently approved Journal of Human Trafficking, which she cited as the first of its kind.
"It will be, as far as I know, the only quarterly journal in the world devoted just to trafficking," said Dalla, associate professor of child, youth and family studies at UNL.
Published by Routledge, the peer-reviewed journal will release its first issue in early 2015.
CYAF Welcomes Five New Faculty
Susan Goodrich – Master Teacher at Educare of Lincoln
Ms. Susan Goodrich is a master teacher at Educare of Lincoln and is a lecturer in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. Her primary responsibilities include coaching the Educare staff to implement best practices in early childhood education.
Mollie von Kampen – Master Teacher at Educare of Lincoln
Ms. Mollie von Kampen is a master teacher at Educare of Lincoln and is a lecturer in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. Her primary responsibilities include coaching the Educare staff to implement best practices in early childhood education.
Ms. Ann Watt – Master Teacher at Educare of Lincoln
Ms. Ann Watt is a master teacher at Educare of Lincoln and is a lecturer in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. Her primary responsibilities include coaching the Educare staff to implement best practices in early childhood education.
Rebecca Swartz, Ph.D. – Early Childhood Extension Specialist
Dr. Rebecca Swartz is an Early Childhood Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her primary responsibilities include providing expertise and leadership in developing research based early childhood programming and resources that support the holistic development of young children.
Yolanda Mitchell – Family Science
Ms. Yolanda Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is currently teaching Life Skills for Success, Family Science, Parenting, Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research, and Foundations and Principles in Family and Community Services.
Brittany Nelson, a senior in family and consumer sciences education, is the recipient of the Evelyn Scholz Young Scholarship for Teaching
Kara Cruickshank, recent graduate in family science, received an internship with the Navy Child and Youth Program (CYP) as part of the Military Chilcare/Youth Development Internship Program. A partnership between Extension and the Department of Defense has provided the funding a national, military childcare/youth development internship program. Through this initiative, students and recent graduates have the opportunity to develop professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth and families.
Amy Colgrove, doctoral student, is the recipient of the 2013 Folsom Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. This award recognizes the outstanding research and creative accomplishments of UNL master’s students.
Car Mun Kok, doctoral student, is the recipient of the 2013 Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award. This award recognizes the innovative qualities of the student’s work and how it contributes to the CEHS mission of strengthening individuals, families, schools, and communities.
Brittany Dietrich, a senior in family science, is the recipient of a Mary Weiking Franken Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a Phi Upsilon member working toward a baccalaureate degree in family and consumer science or a related area.
Julia Kroeker, a first year doctoral student, with emphasis in child development/early childhood education has received a Geraldine Clewell Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to a doctoral student in family and consumer sciences or a related area who desires to teach at the college/university level. The student must be recommended by their major advisor.
**The Mary Weiking Franken Scholarship and Geraldine Clewell Doctoral Fellowship are offered by Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family and consumer sciences, offering scholarships, fellowships and awards only to Phi Upsilon Omicron members.
Congratulations to Lisa King
Lisa King, Graduate Secretary has been awarded the 2012 Rose Frolik Award from the University of Nebraska Office Personnel Association (UNOPA). This annual award was established in 1988 to recognize a member who demonstrates the attributes of UNOPA's founder and first president, Rose Frolik. Rose was an enthusiastic, energetic person who challenged life and felt that how you do your work may be a lot more important than what you do. UNOPA members who have been active for at least the past five years are eligible for nomination. Recipients of this very special honor are presented with a personalized plaque commemorating their recognition, a year's membership to UNOPA, and a $600 cash award.
Dr. Julia Torquati is the recipient of the 2013 College of Education and Human Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate the qualities of a "model teacher". The model teacher is one to whom colleagues would send their students to observe and emulate if their students had to follow in the footsteps of only one teacher. The one common component of the model teacher is that he or she has made a positive difference in the lives of a vast majority of the students with whom he or she has been in contact. Congratulations to Dr. Torquati!
Dr. Helen Raikes is the recipient of the 2013 Faculty Student Mentoring Award. This award recognizes a faculty member for the quality of mentoring and coaching, and the extraordinary effort contributed to students by the nominee; and the impact of and mentoring on the student(s). Congratulations to Dr. Raikes!
Dr. Yan Xia is the recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education Award. This award honors faculty members whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in graduate mentoring have made significant contribution to graduate education at UNL. Congratulations Dr. Xia.
CYAF Welcomes Visiting Scholars
Dr. Xiaomeng Zhang, Deputy Director of the United Front Work Department of Peking University, is visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln September 2013 through April 2014. Dr. Zhang’s research interest is in how the diverse choices of Chinese students rooted in their early years’ experience and in the education they receive from families and schools affect them as them as adults. Dr. Zhang is working with Dr. Yan Xia in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.
Dr. Liang-jing Guo, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and Vice-director of the Department of Preschool Education at Najing Normal University in China, will be visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln November 2013 – November 2014. Dr. Guo’s research interests include assessment process of and tools used for young children in schools and child-care settings and how the future educator is introduced into the assessment of young children. Dr. Guo will be working with Dr. Carolyn Edwards in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.
Congratulations! to our award winning staff members!
- Diane Carson, recipient of the first CEHS Star Award
- Jan Harris, Floyd S. Oldt Silver Pen Award
- Julie Lanxon, Floyd S. Oldt Outstanding Staff Award
and Winner of the March Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS Award