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Fire alarm test between 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Aderhold

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under:

Aderhold Hall will undergo a full building fire inspection on Thursday, which requires setting off the fire alarm. This will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, July 28. This is simply a test and no one must leave the building.

You're invited to the Department of Kinesiology's open house

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: coe events, events

The academic wing of the Ramsey Student Center has recently been renovated! The Department of Kinesiology would like to extend an invitation for you to view all of the beautiful upgrades in person. Please join us for an open house beginning in our new, renovated lobby. Refreshments will be provided.

  • When: 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 28
  • Where: The lobby of the Ramsey Student Center's academic wing

Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant program proposals due Sept. 13

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: research office

The Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant program was launched in 2014 to enrich the work of academic midcareer scholars who are seven to 20 years post doctorate. This targeted program provides support for those who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.

Details can be found on the Spencer Midcareer Grant program's website.

Please contact Grace Thornton if you are interested in applying.

NSF Change Makers funding opportunity

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: research office

Attached is a Dear Colleague letter from the National Science Foundation for a new program that focuses on the "Change Makers." Researchers are encouraged to read the letter to learn about the focus of this program. Proposals can be submitted to one of the following programs:

  • Advancing Informal STEM Learning (due Nov. 8)
  • Discovery Research Pre-K-12 (due Dec. 5)
  • Undergraduate STEM Education: EHR (due Nov. 2)

This letter is expected to be in effect from June 15 through March 1. Email the National Science Foundation for further guidance on identifying an appropriate program for Change Maker proposals.

Please contact Grace Thornton if you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity.

'Outpace Parkinson's' race is one more link between CHDS, community

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: charitable work, coe events, events

Faculty and friends in the College's Department of Counseling and Human Development Services are supporting Outpace Parkinson's, a 5K run/walk spearheaded by Athens residents Jane and Jack Armistead to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.

The race takes place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, starting from the Tate Student Center on UGA's campus. Registration is $25.

Pamela Paisley and Bernadette Heckman, faculty members in the department, are on the event's organizing committee. In addition to support from faculty members, several graduate students are volunteering their time to help with the logistics of the race.

Paisley was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2010 and during the past six years has connected with others in Athens and across the country who are living with the disorder. After attending the World Parkinson's Conference in 2013 and, more recently, conducting a qualitative research study of people living well with Parkinson's, Paisley says she is convinced of the importance counselors and psychologists can play in the treatment of the disease.

"Although much is being learned every day about what provides better management of the disease and enhanced quality of life, each person with Parkinson's is on an individual journey—a journey on which a professional counselor with appropriate knowledge and skills could provide great support," said Paisley. "Beyond this opportunity for the support counselors can provide, we also have a responsibility for advocacy as allied health professionals.

Paisley invites College of Education faculty, students, and staff to join CHDS for the event. Outpace Parkinson's is a family-friendly event, and strollers are welcome.

Register online.

Southern Translational Education and Research Conference

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: research office

The seventh annual Southern Translational Education and Research (STaR) Conference will take place Sept. 22-23 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. This conference, open to all interested UGA faculty, students, residents, and fellows, will focus on the latest advances in research for improving human health. In addition to covering state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational science, the STaR conference will offer a valuable opportunity for faculty, students, and trainees to showcase their research and network with others. Highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by Dr. Ted Ross, professor and GRA Eminent Scholar of Infectious Diseases at UGA, and Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Faculty, students, and all those who are involved in research with clinical/translational relevance are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. Excellence in clinical and translational research will be recognized during the meeting through the following awards:

  • STaR Graduate Student Award
  • STaR Post-Doctoral Fellow Award
  • STaR Young Investigator Award
  • STaR Travel Awards

See the brochure for more information. To register and submit an abstract, please visit the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 26, and the deadline for reduced-rate early bird registration is Sept. 5.

Cheer on kinesiology student during Rio Olympics

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: kudos, in the news

Four years ago, Brittany MacLean's life was full of firsts.

She had just graduated from high school. The native of Canada was about to start her freshman year at the University of Georgia. And she was competing in her first Olympics.

Now more established on the international swimming scene, MacLean, who is entering her fifth year in the College of Education pursuing a sport management degree, is preparing for her second Olympics. She leaves for Rio de Janeiro on Friday feeling excited and even more confident than she did four years ago.

"It's definitely different (this time) ... I was just out of high school and everything was new to me," she said in a phone interview from Toronto, where she is visiting her parents before leaving for the games. "I made the finals, though, which was unexpected and exciting. But this time, I guess I'm a bigger name in the field; I've been competing internationally, and it's a different training atmosphere. I appreciate that it takes a little bit more."

Read the full story on our website.

Mail holder station available

Jul 26, 2016 Filed under: office supplies

The Office of Mathematics and Science Education has a very heavy, well-made, large, tan mail holder station available. The slots on the mail holder are not adjustable. It has 50 slots and measures 3 feet 9 inches by 5 feet 10 inches (45 inches by 70 inches).

If you are interested, please email Rita Tiller or call her at 2-4194.

Donate school supplies to children at The Awesome Clubhouse

Jul 21, 2016 Filed under: charitable work

If you are cleaning out your home or office, or making a trip to the store, consider donating extra supplies to the children who take part in programs at The Awesome Clubhouse @ La Escuelita. Graduate students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice are collectig supplies until Tuesday, July 26. Donation bins are located on every floor of Aderhold Hall.

Needed supplies include:

  • Glue sticks
  • Zip pencil pouch
  • Liquid glue
  • Bandages
  • 1-subject spiral notebooks
  • Yellow sticky notes
  • Index cards
  • Ream copy paper
  • Crayola markers broad (10 color)
  • Crayola markers thin line (10 color)
  • Colored pencils (box of 10)
  • Box of No. 2 pencils (12 pack)
  • Box of 24 crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Notebook paper
  • Good kid-friendly scissors
  • Backpacks
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Large hand sanitizer
  • Resealable bags
  • 1" 3-ring binders
  • Two-pocket folders with and without brads
  • Composition notebooks
  • Ink pens (blue, black and red)
  • Socks and underwear (sizes 6-16)
  • 2016-17 Academic Planner
  • Lysol wipes
  • Cap erasers
  • Pink block erasers
  • Graph paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • Handheld pencil sharpener
  • Ruler (standard/metric)
  • Paper towels

Supplies will go directly to children who take part in The Awesome Clubhouse, an after-school program supported by faculty and students serving the Garnet Ridge neighborhood. It is a partnership between the College of Education and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

New kinesiology study makes headlines in football world

Jul 21, 2016 Filed under:

A new study by assistant professor Julianne Schmidt has gotten the attention of many in the football world after her new article, which examines the severity of head impacts in high school games, was published in the journal Pediatrics.

The study found a player's starting stance, the distance a player ran, and whether they made an impact with another player all had an effect on the severity of the head impact. The study has also been cited by stories from Reuters, HealthDay, and Neurology Advisor.

Read the full story on our website.

Faculty member joins UGA team for national cycling event

Jul 21, 2016 Filed under:

Amy Heath, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, is celebrating being cancer free by cycling in next month's Pelotonia event in Ohio.

The annual event raises millions of dollars for cancer research, and she and her UGA-based team were recently featured on the front page of the Athens Banner-Herald.

Planned power outage Wednesday evening in Aderhold Hall

Jul 19, 2016 Filed under: building issues

An electrical sub panel will be installed to service the new first floor office space, which will necessitate a power outage from 8 p.m. to midnight this Wednesday, July 20. Only the wall outlets in the southeastern portion of the building should be affected.

If your units need help ensuring equipment is powered off or if you have any questions regarding active machinery, please reach out to technical support.

Associate dean honored for kinesiology leadership

Jul 14, 2016 Filed under: kudos

The American Kinesiology Association has recognized a College of Education associate dean for his leadership in the field.

Karl Newell, the associate dean for research and professor of kinesiology, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology Association. This award recognizes outstanding administrative and leadership performance among departments that grant doctoral degrees.

Read the full story on our website.

Daigle elected to editorial review board of flagship counseling journal

Jul 14, 2016 Filed under: kudos

Jolie Daigle, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, was recently elected as an editorial review board member of the American Counseling Association's quarterly flagship journal, the Journal of Counseling and Development.

During her three-year term, Daigle, who has been a member of the American Counseling Association for 20 years, will review practice, theory, and research articles across 19 specialty areas and work settings. Sections include practice, research, assessment and diagnosis, trends, and practitioner profiles.

"The association is important to me because the ACA represents professional counselors across multiple specialties, including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and counselor education," said Daigle.

Read the full story on our website.

Alumna selected as an inaugural Mellon Faculty Fellow

Jul 14, 2016 Filed under: kudos, alumni relations

Stephanie P. Jones, an assistant professor of education at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and an alumna of the University of Georgia College of Education, was selected as a new Mellon Faculty Fellow by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and service.

The Mellon Faculty Fellowship aims to enhance the diversity of new faculty who teach at liberal arts colleges, while also enhancing their careers and teaching programs. The program funds each fellow's salary and benefits for two years and guarantees a half-time teaching load for at least the first year.

"Implementing diversity initiatives like the Mellon Faculty Fellows program means that higher education is ready to support the hiring and mentoring of diverse faculty," said Jones, who graduated from the College with a Ph.D. in language and literacy education in 2016. "It is a great honor to have been named one of the Mellon Faculty Fellows for this year."

Read the full story on our website.