“The Hough Post”
May 8, 2015
Volume 2, Number 10
Luciane (Lu) Hawkins to Carry COE Banner at Commencement
Lu Hawkins will lead the College of Education graduates into JQH Arena next Friday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. As Lu carries our banner, the entire COE community can share in her academic and personal successes as a scholar and cancer survivor. Many of you contributed to Lu’s medical fund through our Facebook donation campaign. I know she is very appreciative and will be overwhelmed to see you at commencement.
Just as a reminder, we will not hold a reception for graduates this time due to the early commencement time, i.e., 10:00 a.m., but students have been dropping by the Dean’s Office this week to pick up their pins. We are also mailing pins to those who are unable to stop by before or after graduation.
COE Meeting Dates for the 2015 – 2016 Academic Year Are Set
Our COE Faculty & Staff Fall Meeting will be held on August 14, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dr. Margie Vandeven, Commissioner of Education, will be our guest speaker.
The Fall Faculty Meeting will be held on October 2, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Our Spring Faculty Meeting will be held on January 22, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All meetings will be held at the John A. & Genny Morris Conservation Center, formally known as the White River Conference Center.
Dr. Megan Boyle to Receive Award
Dr. Megan Boyle, assistant professor, CLSE, will be presented with the 2015 EAHB SIG Student Paper Competition Award at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference in San Antonia on May 24th. Dr. Boyle will receive a certificate and reimbursement for her ABA registration. Congratulations, Megan.
COE Gaining Faculty Positions
COE has hired a number of new faculty over the past several weeks, and we are still in the process of finalizing some searches while initiating others. By summer’s end, we’ll provide a complete summary and introduce new faculty and staff at our August 14th meeting. We are making very positive progress toward our College goal of adding faculty for growing programs, per our Strategic Hiring Plan.
Dr. Sabrina Brinson Selected NAACP Drum Major
Dr. Sabrina Brinson, professor, CEFS, has been selected as this year’s Drum Major by the local chapter of the NAACP. According to Dr. Ken Coopwood, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, “The Drum Major award is the highest honor given by NAACP chapters. It recognizes not just stellar service but sustainable impact and transformation in specific works within our society.” Congratulations, Dr. Brinson.
Juli Panza to Receive NACADA Award
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising will award Ms. Juli Panza, COE advisor, a 2015 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising—Primary Role category. “This category includes those individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students.”
COE will send Juli to the NACADA Annual Conference in Las Vegas to receive her award during the first week of October 2015. Congratulations, Juli.
FAC and Budget Committee Meetings
The Faculty Advisory Committee met on May 6th & the Budget Committee met this morning. FAC minutes are posted on our web, and the Budget Committee minutes will be posted next week. Good news on all fronts. . . .
HB19 Passes Senate and House
As I am sure you have heard by now, HB 19 passed in the Missouri Senate earlier this week and then in the House yesterday morning. As soon as it is signed by the Governor, we can begin conversations about Hill Hall renovations. First up next year would be Ellis, followed by Hill the following year. This gives us a full year to explore options. At the appropriate time, I will appoint a Hill Hall Renovation Task Force that will be charged with considering needs and making suggestions for consideration within the scope of the project’s budget. Stay tuned; more to follow.
“Keep calm, and renovate (sic) on,”