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Heather Dickerson: Building community and collaboration

For graduate student Heather Dickerson, building a sense of community is both a part of her classwork and her extracurricular activities. Heather, in her 2nd year of graduate studies in the Couples and Family Therapy Master’s program, is also in her second year and year as the graduate teaching fellow (GTF) leading the COE’s Student Diversity Affairs Committee. In addition, she works as an intern therapist at both the HEDCO Clinic Center for Family Therapy and at the Eating Disorder Center of Eugene.

Fairfield after-school program pairs latchkey kids, COE students

For the students at Fairfield Elementary, a 60-year-old school in the Bethel district on Eugene's west side, the “work day” ends at 2:45. For some, that presents a logistical problem: how to fill the time between then and their parents or guardians getting off work. Left to their own devices, kids may not fill that time in a productive way. If you were one of those kids who practiced their penmanship in solitude during those afternoon hours at home, then you may not be able to relate.

Webinar: Special Education Master's and Licensure, Nov. 27

The special-education program at the University of Oregon College of Education will present a free webinar at 12:00 pm PST introducing the Special Education Early Intervention and K-12 master's and licensure programs. The webinar is intended for prospective students interested in pursuing an advanced degree or licensure in these programs.

Connections to College

The Connections to College program (C2C) connects caring college students to local youth to foster pursuit of education, life-long learning and development, and commitment to service. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley, the program brings university students over to the Club to surround youth with adults that are dedicating time and energy to higher education.

Chinese scholars dig into American culture

A few days prior to Halloween, 20 visiting scholars from Chongqing, Southwest China, dug into a unique American tradition: pumpkin carving. The scholars are in the final leg of the Bilingual Instructor Institute offered by the office of global and online education. The three-month program is primarily led by Dr. Phil McCullum and consists of guest lectures, micro-teaching analysis, university and high school classroom observations, and research projects led by Dr. Yong Zhao.

COE student named to journal review board

When graduate student Ajay Singh came to the UO to work with internationally known faculty in special education (SPED), he never thought he’d one day make a splash on the international stage himself. Recently, Ajay was named as a member of the review board of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, an accredited international peer-reviewed publication focusing on disability research.

COE's Alison Robert wins alumni video contest

Alison Robert, a student in the UOTeach master's program, and her sister, Christina, won the UO Alumni Association's recent "Once a Duck, Always a Duck" video contest. The winning video was shown on the giant DuckVision screen during the Ducks' Oct. 27 rout of the Buffaloes. Congratulations, Alison!

Adelman's colorful travels to continue in India

Junior Alicia Adelman isn’t sure what the future holds for her, but as a student in the College of Education’s Family and Human Services program, she’s trying a little bit of everything to find out what fits.

Alicia started in the FHS major this past June, but was already familiar with the College of Education through taking a class in Education Studies.

The growing role of service learning

The UO College of Education’s Service-Learning Program and the Department of Landscape Architecture invited new and returning students and their parents to volunteer at the Courthouse Garden during the Week of Welcome. Participants toured the garden and helped with harvesting and other gardening activities.

90by30: Can it be done?

As far as counties go, Lane County, Oregon is big. Roughly the size of Connecticut, 355,000 people call it home. Like any other county, it has its share of problems. Poverty. Drugs. Crime. Its approach to most social problems is the same as anywhere else: deal with it as best you can with the resources you have. But study after study has shown that adolescent and adults who struggle with depression, drug abuse and alcoholism are far more likely than others to have been abused or neglected as children.


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