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  • Support for Faculty, Staff, and Students During Stressful Times

    We know this semester and year have been especially challenging for you and our students as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and we would like to share some resources for support.

  • James Lee, SPED Ph.D. Student, Named to CEC Doctoral Student Scholar Cohort

    Congratulations to graduate student James Lee, who has been selected as an outstanding scholar and invited to the 13th cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars. 

  • Assistant Professor Giselle Martinez Negrette Honored by AAHHE

    Martinez Negrette's dissertation, “Bilingual Ways with Words: An Ethnographic Study of Language and Social Constructions in a Kindergarten Dual Language Class,” has been selected as second place in the 2021 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Outstanding Dissertation Competition sponsored by Educational Testing Services (ETS). 

  • OVCDEI's Broadening Inclusion Grant | Apply Today!

    Broadening Inclusion Grant application now open for projects starting in Spring 2021.

  • C&I's Rochelle Gutierrez Keynote Speaker at NCTM 2020 Virtual Conference

    Professor Rochelle Gutierrez will give a keynote address, "What Kind of Mathematics Do We Need Now?" at the largest annual math education conference. The combined events of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and climate change have opened the door for many teachers to question what is happening in the world and what is our place in it? This session supports teachers to reflect on what is considered “normal” in mathematics teaching and learning and what it will take to rehumanize mathematics. More than just rethink the ways we teach, I will engage us to reconsider mathematics itself and how it can be in the service of connecting us with each other and the natural world. 

  • CCB 2020 Gryphon Lecture - "(Re)Presenting Korea: The Carpenters and the White American Imaginary" - Sarah Park Dahlen

    The Center for Children's Books will host its 2020 Gryphon Lecture on Thursday, November 12 at 4:30 pm. Associate Professor Sarah Park Dahlen of St. Catherine University will speak about the travel writer and journalist Frances Carpenter and her influence on Asian American Youth Literature (see the attached abstract to learn more). Interested attendees will find a Zoom link to the event on the CCB website on November 12.  

  • C&I's Monica Gonzalez Ybarra Wins 2020 Award from NCTE

    The National Council of Teachers of English have recognized C&I's Monica Gonzalez Ybarra with a 2020 Alan C. Purves Honorable Mention award for her article “We Have a Strong Way of Thinking…and It Shows through Our Words”: Exploring Mujerista Literacies with Chicana/Latina Youth in a Community Ethnic Studies Course.

  • NILOA Associate Director Gianina Baker Selected 'Forty Under 40' Woman of the Year

    Congratulations to Dr. Gianina Baker, associate director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, how has been named the 2020 'Forty Under 40' Woman of the Year by Central Illinois Business Magazine.

  • AERA 2020 Brown Lecture in Education Research | College of Education Watch Party and Panel Discussion

    This year’s speaker is William F. Tate IV, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina, and leading expert on the intersections between race, education, society, and public health. Our watch party will be an interactive opportunity to engage with colleagues in the College and submit questions for our post-watch party panel discussion!

  • SPED Doctoral Student James Lee Wins Research Award from CEC

    Congratulations to Special Education doctoral student James Lee, who is the recipient of the 2020 John Umbreit Doctoral Research Award (JUDRA) from the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

  • We RISE: New Series Explores the History and Current State of Abolition

    We RISE: From recent uprisings to long-standing social justice movements, the concept of abolition and its application to various components of society is a pressing topic in 2020. This October series, free and open to all, aims to explore the history and progression of abolitionist efforts, the interconnectedness of abolition work across communities, and opportunities to civically engage in this arena further.

  • Online EPOL Ed.D. Student Irish Farley Published in TESOL Connections

    Online EPOL Ed.D. student Irish Farley recently co-authored an article published in TESOL Connections monthly e-newsletter titled "How to Make Coteaching Work Virtually: Know Your People".

  • Students Needed for Events Featuring Award-winning Author Koritha Mitchell

    As part of its MillerComm Lecture Series, the Center for Advanced Study has several opportunities for students—especially students of color—to get involved when award-winning author Koritha Mitchell presents October 7 and 8.

  • CCB Speaker Series - "A Nasty, Biting Thing: The Wayward Child as Collaborator”

    On October 8, Professor Victoria Ford Smith will present a virtual lecture as a part of the Center for Children's Books 2020-21 Speaker Series. Please consult the linked flier for more information. We hope you can join us! 

  • We CU Program Accepting Students for Fall 2020

    We CU empowers students to make a positive impact in the community while building their resume/CV and enriching their university experience. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, access to service opportunities with partner organizations, and support from We CU program leaders.