15 Dec 2011    

Sherri Jones to chair Department of Special Education and Speech Disorders

Sherri Jones has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Special Education and Speech Disorders. Jones is currently a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University.

While at ECU, Jones developed a significant research program focused on vestibular and balance function. She is also recognized as an outstanding teacher, both with undergraduate and graduate students.



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15 Dec 2011    

Carson receives first CEHS Staff Star award

Diane Carson, CYAF, was honored in December with the CEHS Staff Star award.

The award is new to the college and is given every two months to a staff member who exemplifies the hard-work, care, and concern that creates a caring and supportive educational environment.

Carson received no fewer than four nominations, all praising her work with students, faculty, and other staff members. Carson's strengths are apparent in comments made by her nominators:



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14 Dec 2011    

A helping hand for education in Haiti: An appeal from Sue Sheridan

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

During each of the past four holiday seasons, the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has asked for your help in providing art supplies to the state's disadvantaged students. Your generosity toward this effort has continually inspired us and the communities with whom we've partnered.



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14 Dec 2011    

NIFA visit to CEHS a great success

CEHS recently hosted a visiting team from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as part of a national approval process for the college's human sciences programs. The team's visit was theon-site portion of the approval process.

Preceding the visit, faculty and staff from multiple programs engaged in a one-year self-study and reporting activity. The work was complex and involved, taking much time and reflection. The review is a critical piece of the approval process, affecting funding and sponsored programs.



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05 Dec 2011    

CYFS statistical consultants to address secondary analysis Dec. 9

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools continues its 2011-2012 Research Methodology Series with a presentation from CYFS statistics and measurement consultants Natalie Koziol and Ann Arthur.



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05 Dec 2011    

CEHS Staff Council charity drive huge success

It was such a cold, rainy, dreary day, but that did not dampen the spirit of all those who gave to our two worthy charities this holiday season.

CEHS Staff Council gathered your donations, which filled a van that went to The Barnabas Project for working poor families, and filled both the bed and the cab of a pickup driven to the homeless women at Fresh Start. Donations included  food, bedding, clothing, some still with tags on them, a coat still in a cleaner's bag, 24 wrapped lotions from Bath and Body Works.



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29 Nov 2011    

Student scholar's final day in Hong Kong spent exploring the beautiful city. Read their blog!

Each day Shari DeVeney, Brittany Gundel, Amanda Witte, and Kadie Dooley will update their blog with photos and stories that describe their opportunity to explore Hong Kong.

Their blog may be found at cehsinhongkong.wordpress.com Please return each day to learn what our Hong Kong scholars are learning.



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18 Nov 2011    

Cahoon to present Nutrigenomics Seminar Series, November 30

On November 30, at noon in the East Union, the Nebraska Gateway for Nutrigenomics Seminar Series will continue with a presentation entitled “Unraveling Vitamin E Biosynthesis for Enhanced Antioxidant Content of Crop Plants” given by Edgar Cahoon, professor with the UNL Plant Science Initiative and the Department of Biochemistry.  His research focuses on basic and applied research on plant lipid metabolism.



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18 Nov 2011    

Staff Council asks for your help in supporting two worthy charities this holiday season

Staff Council asks your help in supporting two worthy charities this holiday season: Fresh Start Home and The Barnabus Project. Donation boxes are set up in each CEHS building for your convenience.

Fresh Start
http://www.freshstarthome.org/

The mission of Fresh Start Home is to ensure the provision of services to women who experience barriers in their lives and to assist restoration of these women to the community.

For women living at the homeless shelter, the following items are in high demand:



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