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01 Feb 2017    By Alyssa Amen | CYFS

Collaboration aims to study, shape children’s attitudes toward engineering

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.

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26 Jan 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Spring semester schedule announced for brown bag sessions

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. 

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26 Jan 2017    

International Seed Grant proposals due March 6

Through a generous donor grant, CEHS has funds available to enhance instruction and research through attention to international work and issues. Proposals are being solicited from faculty and staff to support coursework that includes international perspectives, research/creative work that includes an international component, or professional development activities and environmental improvements that will promote our international goals.

Proposals must be emailed to Deb Mullen (dmullen1@unl.edu) in a Word document by March 6, 2017.

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Ali Moeller

25 Jan 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Moeller elected president-elect of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Leading her field on a national scale is nothing new to Ali Moeller, Edith S. Greer Professor of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. In 2017, Moeller is serving as president-elect of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), a professional organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages. Previously she served as president of the American Association of Teachers of German and more recently the National Federation of Modern Language Teaching Association.

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23 Jan 2017    

Jolly receives Staff Star Award

CEHS Staff Council President Nancy McConkey has announced Sushma Jolly as the December Staff Star Award recipient. Jolly is an instructional design technology specialist for the college. Among her duties are supporting faculty who teach online courses through Canvas and Blackboard. Her nominators were complimentary of her ability to improve the online learning process.

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17 Jan 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Study suggests fitness and iron deficiency linked to GPA

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student’s fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B. In the study based at Penn State, evidence suggested female college students who were fit and had normal iron levels achieved higher GPAs than unfit women who were iron deficient. The difference in grade point average was as much as 0.34—enough to drop or increase a letter grade.

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National ranking badges

10 Jan 2017    By Brad Stauffer

CEHS jumps to No. 4 in national online ranking

Online graduate education programs in the College of Education and Human Sciences have been ranked fourth best nationally in an annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report announced Jan. 10. CEHS jumped 10 spots from the 2016 ranking and is the highest Big Ten program ranked in the category of best online graduate education programs.

The online programs in CEHS considered for this ranking are all master’s degrees:

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Joel Cramer, associate professor, Nutrition and Health Sciences

09 Dec 2016    

Cramer’s nutritional supplement research published in JAMDA

Joel Cramer, associate professor of nutrition and health sciences, was recently published in JAMDA, the journal of the Society for Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine (AMDA), for his research with experimental oral nutritional supplements in older adults with mild to moderate sarcopenia. Cramer and his research colleagues partnered with Abbott Nutrition to “determine the intersections between malnutrition and sarcopenia, and to look for new evidence-based care practices to ultimately improve outcomes for vulnerable patients,” Cramer told “Caring for the Ages,” the newspaper of AMDA.

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NASPA regional case study team wins competition.

05 Dec 2016    

Case study team wins NASPA regional competition

The student affairs case study team from the Department of Educational Administration has once again brought home the hardware from the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) regional conference. This year’s case study was even more competitive because the competition was part of a joint conference of regions IV-W and IV-E held Nov. 15-17 in St. Louis. The team of Linh Phu, Ashley Hurt, Kassi Woods and Stephanie Blair took first place.

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02 Dec 2016    

Internship consortium re-accredited

The Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (NICPP) has received full re-accreditation (seven years) from the American Psychological Association (APA). The NICPP is one of the largest internship consortia in the United States accredited by APA. Annually, NICPP trains 34 pre-doctoral interns in clinical, counseling, and school psychology from across the United States. There are six agencies across southeastern Nebraska who comprise the NICPP.

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