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Social and Fund Raiser for Kenneth W. Merrell Scholarship

Conference will launch effort to address child abuse in Lane County

Hundreds of community members, prevention specialists, educators and others will come together March 8-9 at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, for a new conference aimed at dramatically reducing child abuse in Lane County.

Relationship Check-In offers free couples' counseling

The Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) Program at the University of Oregon College of Education (COE) will host a “Relationship Check-In” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the HEDCO Clinic on the UO campus. Any and all couples are welcome to attend this event, at which master’s-level therapists conduct free one-time sessions to celebrate and recognize strengths in relationships.

Two COE students place in inaugural MLK essay competition

Two COE students received awards for their entries in the U of O's inaugural MLK essay competition, conducted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. FHS major Chynna Miley placed third in the undergraduate category, and Abhinav Vats, a student in the SPED master's program, placed third in the graduate category. They will receive awards donated by the Duck Store.

The full story appeared in Around the O on Jan. 18.


Center for Equity Promotion hosting symposium to explore educational partnerships in Central America

The University of Oregon College of Educations' Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP) and the department of Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership (EMPL) will present a free public symposium from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in room 220 of the HEDCO Education building on the UO campus. Students, faculty, staff and area educational leaders are invited to attend.

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.


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