UW College of Education e-news
Winter 2009

The College of Education E-newsletter publishes features and news four times a year for alumni and friends of the College.

Letter from the Dean

Dean Patricia A. Wasley
Dean Patricia A. Wasley

Although the days are getting shorter and the leaves falling from the trees, we are full of energy here at the College of Education. We recently received several prestigious honors. In this E-newsletter, you’ll learn about our good friends Edgar and Holli Martinez (yes, THAT Edgar Martinez), who created The Martinez Foundation, which will fund numerous scholarships to underrepresented teachers in training at the UW.

And, on the subject of teachers, you will read about the Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program and the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Read more.


Edgar and Holli Martinez

Knocking It Out of the Park: Edgar and Holli Martinez Foundation
Former Seattle Mariners' star Edgar Martinez and his wife, Holli Martinez, recently launched The Martinez Foundation to encourage diversity in teaching by providing underserved populations with educational opportunities. Read more.

New Education students

Did You Know?
Fun facts on this year's crop of incoming students. What is the most popular name of this year's class? Where are incoming students from? Read more.

Teens stage a professional performance, changing their lives in the process.

Hitting the High Notes
College of Education alum James Geiszler helps kids through the Music Project Foundation, a music-study program aimed to empower students. Read more.

3 COE Faculty Named AERA Inaugural Fellows
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently named College of Education faculty Bob Abbott, Jim Banks and John Bransford AERA Inaugural Fellows. Read more.

Bring It On: Prestigious Awards for STEM Teachers
Interested in entering the secondary teacher preparation program for math or science teachers? Announcing the prestigious Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program and the Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Read more.

Kate Quinn helps female engineers balance commitments of career, life, and family.

Society of Women Engineers Recognize Work-Life Head
Dr. Kate Quinn, project director of Balance at UW, has been awarded the 2008 Society of Women Engineers Work Life Balance Award. Read more.

Eligito Martinez Jr., left, and Third Andresen

Aiming High Through Student Recognition
At the 14th annual Bridging the Gap Breakfast, the UW's Multicultural Alumni Partnership recognized College of Education students Eligio Martinez Jr. and Third Andresen as both scholars and community leaders. Read more.

Dr. Joe Feagin

Backstage and Frontstage Racism
Has the level of racist thought, commentary and action declined as much as public opinion surveys indicate? Dr. Joe Feagin and colleagues asked 626 white students at 28 U.S. colleges and universities to record their observations of everyday events dealing with racial issues, images and understanding. See what they discovered.

Phi Delta Kappa: Honoring Curriculum & Instruction Student David Stroupe

Phi Delta Kappa Honors C&I Student David Stroupe
David Stroupe has quite a trail of enthusiastic admirers, including Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International, a leading association of education professionals. See why.

Miller Hall

Creating Futures: Campaign UW
As part of a University-wide effort, Campaign UW: Creating Futures, the College of Education set a goal to raise $23 million. Did we succeed? Learn more.

Featured Event

American Educational Research Association
Annual Conference

April 13-17, 2009 in San Diego
At a time when knowledge creation and use requires spanning boundaries between academic disciplines, education researchers can take pride in their long tradition of multi-disciplinary work. AERA's 2009 annual meeting will celebrate this tradition and look ahead to assess new ways that education research and disciplinary inquiry might be more effectively integrated. Join us in San Diego in April! More information on the College of Education reception will be forthcoming.

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