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RG Letters to the Editor Fall 2016

RG Letters in the editor's mailbag

DeVos poor choice for education,

Dec 5, 2016

DeVos has strongly advocated for reducing government spending for public schools. She favors spending state and federal funds on vouchers for private charter schools. This helps private businesses make tons of money at the expense of our nation’s youth. She has no real experience in education, but her family has personally invested more than $1.5 million toward privatization.

FHS Grad Katty Kaunang Gives Back to PathwayOregon and Trio Students

Pay It Forward

The sights, sounds, and smells of Street Fair probably evoke more memories for Katty Kaunang, BEd ’16, than most alumni. During her senior year, she was in charge of running it—just one of several campus jobs she held while earning her degree in family and human services. Today, she’s returned to give some advice to first-year PathwayOregon scholars who are in the same boat she was in just four years ago.

COE's Stephenson named UO Outstanding Employee

Leslie Stephenson and Randy KamphausLeslie Stephenson, coordinator of finance and operations for the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences (SPECS), and the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS), was recently named UO Outstanding Employee.

Margaret Rosencrans, Practicing Professional

Margaret Rosencrans

by Natalie Maier '17, School of Journalism and Communication

CFT students selected for minority fellowship program

Jackie Cowell and Keisha Janney were recently selected to represent the University of Oregon in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy's (AAMFT) Minority Fellowship Program. Both are master's students in the COE's Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) program.

Tasia Smith looks to build partnerships in new health cluster

Summer was no vacation for Tasia Smith. Before joining the UO's Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, she was busy fine-tuning several manuscripts for research she had completed at the University of Florida.

"I wanted to start my new position with most of my older projects completed," Smith said."The outcomes of these scholarly works will help to inform the direction of my future research projects".

This changes everything: President announces historic Knight gift

Announcing an electrifying shift in the future of the University of Oregon and the state, UO President Michael H. Schill on Tuesday pulled back the curtain on a transformational gift of $500 million from longtime supporters Penny and Phil Knight.

Brain food: Nicole Giuliani looks to the mind to study food choices

For half a decade Nicole Giuliani has worked as a research associate alongside UO brain scientists Elliot Berkman, Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer in the Department of Psychology. She is now a full-fledged faculty member in the UO's new Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative.

Sapsik‘ʷałá (Teacher) Education Project Student Room Dedication

On September 13, 2016, Michelle Jacob the Sapsik‘ʷałá  (Teacher) Education Project Director, led a dedication of space for Sapsik‘ʷałá  students in Lokey 130F. The space will provide students an area to study and connect with other students in their cohort. The Sapsik‘ʷałá  Tribal Advisory Council as well as faculty, staff and students attended the event. 

Social Media Coordinator Positions OPEN NOW!

 We are looking for two creative and committed students to help lead our social media outreach efforts.  You will join our veteran Social Media Coordinator on TEAM AWESOME and have responsibility for at least one of our social media platforms.


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