UW College of Education E-news
November 2009

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Greetings from Dean Wasley

Dean Pat Wasley

I hope that this letter finds you well, enjoying the fall and this exciting back-to-school season. Classes are under way at Miller, as some of you may have read in our recent alum E-newsletter, and we’ve begun some exciting new plans. In this issue you’ll meet Terryl Ross, a member of our Alum Advisory Board, and read about some of our emeritus faculty, who are still teaching and making new connections. More...

Alum Spotlight

Terryl Ross

Meet Terryl Ross
Director of Community and Diversity for Oregon State University, Terryl Ross is an alum who has personally and professionally dedicated himself to diversity and inclusion. He's been a college student body president, DJ, head football coach, documentary filmmaker, small business owner, Army intelligence officer, consultant and leader in local and national political campaigns. Learn about his work.

College of Education Features

Dick Olsen
Helen Olsen

Inspired by a Pair of Educators, 22 Donors Unite for a Cause
The first Helen and Dick Olsen scholarship was given out this past year to a future teacher. Yet what makes this scholarship truly unique is that it was provided by 22 different individuals. Three, maybe four people is unusual. But 22? That’s unheard of. Read about this remarkable group’s decision.

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program
For the past two years, the College of Education’s peer-to-peer mentoring program has matched experienced student mentors and incoming student mentees for mentoring relationships. Whenever possible, students are matched based on area of interest and other factors. Mentors and mentees develop many different kinds of relationships. Some remain collegial in nature, while others, like Ashley and Cassady's, become enduring friendships. Meet Ashley and Cassady.

Video: National Network for Educational Renewal Conference
The NNER is a network of 26 university-school partnerships with the shared goal of implementing the agenda for improving schooling in a democratic society. Founded in 1985 by John Goodlad and his associates, the NNER has four major goals for schooling in a democracy. Watch a video from the recent conference with Goodlad and other NNER leaders.

SoundCitizen Science Apprenticeship: Where Urban Communities & Academia Come Together
The UW Institute for Science and Math Education has been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation program “Opportunities for Expanding Diversity in the Geosciences.” The SoundCitizen Science Apprenticeship (SCSA) program will support high school-aged youth from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences to explore ocean sciences, to engage with the UW science mentors and to develop skills and relationships that can help them into higher education. More...

Current Happenings

Did You Know?
Check out these fun facts about the incoming crop of College of Education students. The most common name is Jennifer. Our incoming students represent 13 countries and 31 states. More...

Arthur Sepulveda
Nuvia Chavez
Veronica T. Balansay
Victor Hugo Cantero

Martinez Scholarship Winners
The Martinez Foundation awarded five scholarships for undergraduate students. Learn what makes Arthur Sepulveda, Jessica Cantu, Nuvia Chavez, Veronica T. Balansay and Victor Hugo Cantero unique.

Aaron Modica

Student Spotlight: Aaron Modica
Meet a grad student whose work in education and academic background drew him to the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program. Seattle's snowboarding community didn't hurt either. More...

Alums in the News

Alum Named 'Hero in the Classroom'
Former College of Ed Ph.D. student Chris Robert has been named "Hero in the Classroom" and will be honored at a Seattle Seahawks game. More...

Comedienne Featured on Evening Magazine
Georgie Bright Kunkel, '68, was recently featured on KING-TV's Evening Magazine as the oldest standup comic in Seattle. She has also been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has appeared with her chorale group at Carnegie Hall. Kunkel's first film, Caregiving Journey, will soon be ready for distribution. It is a 41-minute record of her caregiving experience with her late husband, Norman C. Kunkel, also a UW graduate. More...

Kirkland Author Tastes Success with Vampire Novels
Richelle Mead, '05, has published the fourth installment in her Vampire Academy teen/young adult series. More...

Northwest Hiking Author Publishes Guidebook
Craig Romano, '97, is one of two authors writing a series of day-hike guides for The Mountaineer Books. More...

In the News

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Duncan Lauds 'First-Rate' UW Teacher Ed Program
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan singled out the College's ambitious Teacher Education Program in his Oct. 22 speech, Teacher Preparation: Reforming the Uncertain Profession. More...

Apple Profiles College of Ed
Software maker's dual-boot system gives COE students, faculty and staff greater computing flexibility. More...

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Pride Points

Six UW faculty members have won Nobel Prizes.

The UW ranks 2nd nationally in the number of languages (71) it offers and is the only university to teach all of the Baltic languages.

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