“The Hough Post”
December 12, 2018
Volume 7, Number 8
COE Graduation Reception This Friday
The COE Graduation Reception is this Friday, December 14, 2018. All are invited to attend.
College of Education
Graduation Reception Agenda
December 14, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plaster Student Union Ballroom
11:00 am — Refreshments Served
Recognition of Faculty, Staff, Parents, & Guests
Recognition of Graduates & History of
Graduation Pins — Dr. David Hough, Dean
Guest Speaker — Mr. Matt Morrow
President, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
12:00 pm — Adjourn for Commencement
Greenwood Faculty Member and MSU Libraries Faculty Member Collaborate on Publication
(L-R) Dr. Melinda Hammerschmidt and Ms. Dea Borneman with Greenwood students featured in the article: Lillian, Sam, Sania, Linkin, and Gelsey
Greenwood faculty, Melinda Hammerschmidt and MSU Libraries faculty, Dea Borneman co-authored an article, “Inspiring Americans: Creating a Community of Engaged Citizens in the First Grade,” in which they reimagined a traditional study of famous Americans in order to explore a more diverse group of individuals. The project was implemented with Greenwood first grade students using biographies and guided discussions to help the students understand the adversities many of these lesser-known Americans encountered on their path to becoming active and engaged citizens. The article and a related pullout activity appear in the 2018 Nov./Dec. issue of the journal, Social Studies and the Young Learner.
CEFS Faculty Member Receives Assessment Grant
Congratulations to Debra Price, Instructor, Childhood Education and Family Studies, who received an assessment grant of $300 from the Office of the Provost via the Office of Assessment for Fall 2018.
COE Receives Thank You Email from Student Attending a Conference
I would like to thank the College of Education for supporting the Collegiate Middle Level Association trip to Orlando for the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference. My intention was to follow up once we got back, but I am just now getting a chance! Dr. Stormer and Dr. Correll brought a total of nine students to the conference, for which we are all very grateful. While at the conference we heard from experts in the field, learned about new teaching strategies, and networked with educators from around the world. We also each had an opportunity to present.
– Dr. Stormer, Dr. Correll, Amy Bowles, Macy Hankel, and Hannah Reznicek “Active Learning: An Introduction to Culturally Responsive Instruction”
– Dr. Stormer, Dr. Correll, Taylor Riemann, and Adam Vorel “We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know! Engaging Preservice Teachers in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy”
– Karen Quinonez, Dalton Robinson, and Cole Wheeler “Problem Solving, Two-Steps at a Time”
– Olivia Rowland “Active Learning: Creative Concepts for Physical Problem Solving”
We would all like to say thank you for making this experience possible! It is my sincere hope that the COE will continue to help students attend conferences and other professional development experiences. We will undoubtedly be better educators because we had the chance to attend the AMLE conference.
President, Collegiate Middle Level Association
President, Society of Science Educators
Middle School Education Major
In Remembrance of Dr. James Jester – Longtime Director of Greenwood
Dr. Jim Jester was the longtime Director of Greenwood from 1968-1984. He died on November 22, 2018, after failing health for some time. He frequently attended the Greenwood alumni brunch and supported Greenwood in many ways. Our deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
James F. Jester, Jr.
October 8, 1931 – November 22, 2018
In 1994 Jim Jester walked out of his office at Missouri State University, after being an educator for over 40 years.
James Franklin Jester, Jr., 87, Springfield, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 22, 2018 surrounded by his family.
He was born October 8, 1931 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of the late James F. and Mary D. (Armstrong) Jester, Sr. He was united in marriage June 14, 1953 to Gladys W. Gaston.
Jim was a U.S. Army veteran. He taught English in Liberia, West Africa while working on his dissertation for his Doctor in Education which he received in 1966 from the University of Kansas. From 1968 – 1984 he was Director at Greenwood Laboratory School at Missouri State University. He has served as President of the Southwest Missouri District Teachers Association, President of the National Association of Laboratory Schools, where he was honored for “Distinguished Service and Leadership”. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, and an Elder at Southminster Presbyterian Church.
In 1973 he organized and initiated the Pink and White Girls’ Basketball Holiday Tournament. He was honored in 2013 with the Sportsmanship Award from the Pink and White Tournament that was designated the “Dr. James Jester Sportsmanship Award”.
He was a member of Solomon Lodge No. 271 and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple where he was a charter member of the Hospital Dads.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys; three sons, Rick Jester and wife Kathy, Ron Jester and Jennifer, and Mark Jester and wife Susan; a daughter, Cheryl McFadden and husband Rodney; a sister, Betty Yowell; a brother, Bob Jester; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Board of Governors meetings December 13, 2018
Fall Commencement December 14, 2018 COE 1:30 p.m. JQH Arena
University Closed December 20, 2018 through January 2, 2019
Faculty Advisory Council January 16, 2019 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Hill 339
Budget Committee January 18, 2019 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Hill 339
CAEP Self-Study to be submitted via Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS) between November 2018 and February 2019.
CAEP Onsite Visit: November 3-5, 2019
All notes/minutes from meetings are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
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