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.
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 (email@example.com) in a Word document by March 6, 2017.
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.
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.