“The Hough Post”
March 21, 2019
Volume 7, Number 13
Rachel Heinz, Director – Bear POWER, Receives Award
Rachel Heinz, Program Director of Bear POWER, has been recognized as a Community Champion from The Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks for her work in providing services to individuals with Down Syndrome. Before Rachel was hired as the Program Director for the Bear POWER program she spent her time as a valuable volunteer launching a fundraising campaign within the Springfield community. She has visited model programs and has raised awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Congratulations!
Rachel will also be honored this Friday evening by Abilities First. She will receive the organization’s Silver Strand Award.
20 Colleges with Great Inclusion Programs for Students with Disabilities
Article from “The Mighty”…… However, there are universities that don’t just stop there. Some universities also have inclusive programs that add in valuable life, work and academic skills while still focusing on the typical college experience.
Our Bear POWER program was listed as number 10. Click on link below to read full article and look at the video.
Mock Interview Day – April 4th
The Career Center is hosting MOCK INTERVIEW DAY on Thursday, April 4th for students (sophomore – graduate students) and even alumni who may be interested in practicing their interview skills with employers. The event is between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., in the PSU Ballroom.
Attached is a Mock Interview Day flyer. Please share with students in your departments. Students can simply call the Career Center or log in to their JobTracks account to sign-up.
If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.
2018-19 FCTL Teaching Award in Diversity
Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Stormer, Asst. Professor, RFT, for being the recipient for the 2018-19 FCTL Teaching Award in Diversity! The council members were impressed with the work she has done in this area and commended her for impacting students in such a meaningful way. They recognized that Dr. Stormer is not only impacting the lives of pre-service teachers but the lives of future generations of students.
Kimberly will be recognized and presented with a plaque at the annual All Faculty Recognition Reception on April 30th; 3:00-5:00 pm in the PSU Ballroom.
MOJOE Job Fair at Mizzou
Drs. Kayla Lewis and Ching-Wen Chang
The Missouri Job Opportunities in Education (MOJOE) Job Fair is an annual event held in Columbia. Over 120 education employers and graduate programs across the country are present every year to discuss job opportunities and conduct interviews. Drs. Ching-Wen Chang and Kayla Lewis, from the Educational Technology and the Literacy graduate programs in CLSE participated in this Education Fair on March 19, 2019 to recruit potential graduate students to Missouri State.
Dr. Jessica Nelson, from Kansas State University, will join the MSU COE this August as an assistant professor of special education. Jessica lives in Manhattan, Kansas, and will be teaching online classes.
Dr. Stephanie Huffman, from the University of Central Arkansas, will be the new department head for RFT beginning in August 2019.
Dr. Julia Novakowski, from Ohio State University, will join RFT as an assistant professor in Foundations.
Offers have been extended to three individuals, two in CEFS and one in RFT for assistant professor positions. We are awaiting signed letters of appointment before making official announcements.
Dr. Barri Tinkler, from the University of Vermont, candidate for COE associate dean, was on campus Monday – Wednesday, March 18 – 20 along with her husband, Dr. Alan Tinker, who was meeting with faculty and administrators in the College of Arts and Letters, to explore our Dual Career Hiring opportunities. Will announce the outcome of this option as soon as we have a definitive conclusion to the process.
Dr. Kayla Lewis, Asst. Professor, RFT, traveled with a group of educators from Republic to Africa over spring break. During their time in Ethiopia, the team was able to provide over 20 hours of professional development to K-8 teachers who had never received PD before, tour two government schools for grades K-8, work with nannies in an early childhood development center, engage single mothers and their children in a “Mommy and Me” story time and luncheon, and compete hut makeovers for two women in need. In addition, the group donated over 1,000 pounds of books and educational materials that will be used in the early childhood centers and the schools.
Rural Schools Partnership Forum – April 4th
Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) works with over 100 school partners throughout southern Missouri, and thought it would be worthwhile to touch base with as many of them as they can, with a regional approach. A Rural Schools Partnership Forum will be held Thursday, April 4th, at MSU-West Plains, Gohn Hall, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The agenda is designed to inspire the partners and provide resources to develop their schools/school foundations in the rural areas. CFO holds just about $31 million in assets from rural schools alone through scholarships, foundation funds, etc., and wanted to gather them together to give them a boost but also give the attendees a chance to hear from each other on successes and failures. The agenda is below:
You are welcome to attend any of the workshops below. For questions, contact Joi Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Monday, April 1, 2019||Mentor Training||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
|Tuesday, April 2, 2019||The Skills That Matter – Teaching Assertiveness in
|Thursday, April 4, 2019||Creating routes and instructions using book apps (book creator, story creator, pictello) (iTunes card)||PCOB 112||9:00||12:00|
|Friday, April 5, 2019||Becoming Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive Schools||PCOB 112||9:00||2:00|
|Tuesday, April 9, 2019||Professional Development Committee (PDC) Training||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
|Tuesday, April 9, 2019||WISC-V: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||8:30||3:00|
|Wednesday, April 10, 2019||WISC-V: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||8:30||3:00|
|Thursday, April 11, 2019||Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
|Monday, April 15, 2019||BTAP – Beginning Teacher Assistance Program –
Cohort 1 – Springfield
MACTE March 25-27
MASA March 27-29
2019 Spring COE Graduation Reception
May 17, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Dr. Chris Ford, Superintendent of Fordland Public Schools
2019 College Meeting
Friday, August 16, 2019
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
University Plaza Hotel, 333 John Q Hammons Pkwy – Oklahoma/Illinois Rooms – Enter North Doors
CAEP Onsite Visit: November 3-5, 2019
All notes/minutes from meetings are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
|Keep Calm and Spring on,|