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November 2013 Archives

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(reprinted from CCE Current, 2010)

Fall News and Notes

In this issue: ICP alums win major grants; recent program awards and honors; and more.

Welcome to the fall edition of c.c.e. times, the College's e-newsletter publication. As always, please remember all of our best stories come from YOU--the readers! Do you have an idea for a profile or feature story? Are you aware of a newsy or noteworthy tidbit? Send us an e-mail!

News and Notes

IBH honored by UPCEA
In September, the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health program (IBH) received the 2013 Celebration of Excellence Award for Innovative Credit Program from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)-Central Region.

The groundbreaking IBH program is designed to address a growing need for qualified behavioral health professionals trained to work with individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Innovative in both its content and delivery, the program provides easy access to courses, integrates learning with real world application in clinical settings, employs an online platform for clinical field supervision, and utilizes a dynamic portfolio process for student evaluation and graduate readiness.

Big Data; Big Leaders

Information Technology Infrastructure Program prepares graduates to take on big roles in Big Data--and beyond.

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) is host to several applied bachelor's degrees that allow students to bring their work experience to the classroom. Each of these degrees is designed by a team of university staff and industry experts with the adult professional in mind.

tim iti.jpg"The B.A.S. degrees fit well into CCE's suite of programs," says Michelle Koker, the College's director of undergraduate degree programs, "because they provide adults a flexible way to get the communications, business, and technical skills they need to move into higher positions in their industry, or move to a new field altogether."

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) is one of those distinctive, interdisciplinary degrees.

Team Effort

Construction Management alumna uses an interdisciplinary team approach to build career success

As she turned 50, and her youngest child graduated from high school, Ann Jacklitch decided to finish her undergraduate degree at the U. "I had a two-year degree in architectural drafting and estimating, and was working as a plans reviewer in the University Building Code Division.

"Previously, I'd worked in architectural design for 20 years (including 10 years for the U), followed by 2 years as a building inspector, and then nearly 10 years as a plan reviewer for the U. I felt I had a strong background in building codes, and in design, but was missing that third piece of the equation. Earning my B.A.S. in the CM program would give me that--it would give me a better understanding of the construction perspective/aspect, and enhance what I was doing in my career."

Ann Jacklitch PEP 360x396.JPGThat rounded perspective, Jacklitch believes, has been a crucial component in her academic and career successes. "So much of my learning was done in project teams--in groups that were made up of people of varying ages and experiences, as well as professional backgrounds."

The Bee-u-tiful Life

McKnight Professor Marla Spivak shares five, four, three, two, one important facts about everyone's favorite Apoidea

Soul singer Gloria "I Will Survive" Gaynor has nothing on the humble honey bee. The busy little creature is part of the superfamily Apoidea--a grouping of nearly 20,000 species of bees making up seven to nine subfamilies. Found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants, bees have survived as a species for more than 50 million years.Honeybee apis mellifera

But now, honey bee populations around the world are disappearing at alarming rates, victims of "Colony Collapse Disorder."

McKnight Professor of Entymology and MacArthur Genius Fellow Marla Spivak is at the forefront of crucial bee research that may help keep the insect on the map...and many of our most popular foods and goods on supermarket shelves.