A $2.7 million professional development grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help 2,000 teachers in 11 states better serve their bilingual students. The International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education (ICMEE) project is being funded from the Office of English Language Acquisition and is being led by University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor Kara Viesca from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.
Elizabeth Niehaus, assistant professor in Educational Administration, will be receiving two honors for her professional service and research next month in Columbus, Ohio at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The first award is the 2017 Outstanding Service to the International Community Award. Additionally, Niehaus will receive a 2017 Excellence in International Research Award, for her work with Letitia Williams of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Serving on a school board was never an aspiration of Shavonna Holman, assistant professor of practice in Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. But on Feb. 22, Holman will be sworn in as a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education. She was appointed to the position by other board members Feb. 7, following the resignation of Justin Wayne, who was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in November.
College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) Dean Marjorie Kostelnik is co-chairing a new statewide commission formed to tackle one of the most complex and pressing challenges facing Nebraska today—expanding and strengthening the state’s early childhood workforce to meet children’s needs throughout the first eight years of life.
Congratulations to 18 faculty and staff members of CEHS who were recognized Feb. 3 at the Parents' Recognition Awards in the Nebraska Union. The awards are earned through nominations made from parents of Nebraska students. Presented annually, the honors provide positive feedback to faculty and staff about their work with students.
A brother with a profound intellectual disability, a sister who competed in pageants, and a passion for helping others – that combination of characteristics helped lead Maddie Lorenzen to become the state director of the Iowa Miss Amazing Pageant.
Human trafficking is probably not something that comes top of mind when thinking about a career in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, but HRTM students in Nutrition and Health Sciences will be learning why it should be. Retired FBI special agent Anna Brewer will speak to students at noon Feb. 7 in Room 31 of the Home Economics Building on East Campus. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, contact Shannon Rowen.
Cunningham will share insights into his quilting career, several of his quilts and a few songs at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. This free event, which is open to people of all ages, marks the inaugural Mary Ghormley Memorial Lecture.
Teacher. Firefighter. Doctor. Astronaut. Many of these careers land on children’s lists of what they want to be when they grow up. Lorey Wheeler, research assistant professor with the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS), would like to see another profession added: engineer.
The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders announced seven upcoming brown bag sessions for the spring semester to be held at the Barkley Memorial Center. The brown bags are intended primarily to allow graduate students to present and respond to research topics, while receiving feedback from those in attendance.