News

08 Jan 2015    

CEHS online graduate education program ranked #5

In its annual ranking of online graduate education programs, the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is ranked fifth nationally by U.S. News and World Report. The ranking is up six spots from last year and applies to master’s in education degree programs.

U.S. News and World Report bases the rankings on several factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services. The number five ranking places UNL behind only Penn State (fourth) in the rankings among Big Ten institutions.

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Dr. Paul Springer

09 Dec 2014    

Paul Springer Receives NAMFT Award

Dr. Paul Springer, Associate Professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, has been recognized as the Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year. The award recognizes Dr. Springer's contributions to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in Nebraska.

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DeFrain wins award

25 Nov 2014    

CYAF Emeriti Professor Wins Jan Trost Award

Dr. John DeFrain, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, was awarded the Jan Trost Award for 2014.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions in International Family Studies and is given in honor of Jan Trost (Uppsala University, Sweden), one of the founding members of the International Section and a past Section chair. The award honors an individual for his/her lifetime achievement in research, teaching, and service to international families.

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Diane Carson

14 Nov 2014    By Keith McGuffey

Diane Carson Wins Silver Pen

Diane Carson, Office Assistant in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, was recently awarded the Floyd S. Oldt Silver Pen Award by the University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association (UNOPA) at the organization’s 44rd Annual UNOPA Boss's Luncheon on November 11th.

The Floyd S. Oldt Silver Pen Award honors university staff members who have demonstrated superior performance and have made a significant contribution to the university community as an employee.

Her nominators had nothing but positive things to say about Diane's work.

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ECNU Students

04 Nov 2014    By Keith McGuffey

ECNU Students Visit UNL

Students from East China Normal University in Shanghai visited UNL for three weeks. The trip was part of an exchange program between ECNU and UNL.

The students went on tours of schools in Nebraska, including Educare Winnebago, to learn about early childhood development. Highlights of the trip included the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, a rodeo in downtown Lincoln, and shopping at the Nebraska Crossing outlet malls in Gretna.

For more information and photos of the ECNU students' adventures, visit http://cehs.unl.edu/cyaf/ecnu-visit/

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03 Nov 2014    

Nov. 11 Kelley Symposium Addresses Opportunity Gap

A nationally recognized authority on early childhood literacy education, Elfreida "Freddy" Hiebert, will keynote the 2014 Helen Kelley Symposium for Excellence in Education, from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus Union, Great Plains Room. Hiebert will speak about how early childhood educators can design early reading literacy programs to help overcome the influences of poverty in the acquisition of literacy skills. The event is sponsored by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS).

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Students represent CYAF Extension

30 Sep 2014    

Students Represent CYAF Extension at Apple Jack Festival

Three students enrolled in the Independent Study in Extension course helped present during the annual Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City. They helped with two programs: Makey Makey and Commodity Carnival. Makey Makey teaches children science and technology skills through interactive activities. Commodity Carnival, which features the always popular "Risk Ranch" Plinko board, teaches children about agricultural concepts and food literacty through interactive games.

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Dawn Davis

13 Aug 2014    

Dawn Davis Selected as Emerging Leader

Dawn Davis has been selected to participate in the Emerging Leader Program from New Leaders. She will travel to Washington, D.C., this December for two days of networking and professional development.

Dawn is the Project Director for the Language and Reading Research Consortium project at the Link N Literacy Lab.

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17 Apr 2014    

Heuermann lecture on water, food security, and early childhood Apr. 22

"The Role of Water and Food Security in Early Childhood Survival and Development: A Global Perspective,” part of the Heuermann Lectures, will be presented April 22, 3:00 p.m. at UNL East Campus.

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14 Jan 2014    

Meisels joins NET panel on science of brain development

Sam Meisels, executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute, is one of four early childhood experts scheduled to appear at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 on NET2 World Television’s broadcast of “The Science of Brain Development in Early Childhood.” The panelists will discuss how to ensure that very young children get the experiences they need to grow up capable, confident and ready for success. Meisels is part of the faculty of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

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