December 31, 2008


Check out this class--CSPP student Angela Browder suggests that it could be a great learning opportunity for TAs and/or future faculty.

To U of MN graduate students;

The Office of Information Technology's Digital Media Center would like to invite graduate students to participate in our redesigned digital teaching course (formerly the TAWeb Certification Course). This 2-credit course on web-based teaching and learning is offered in partnership with the School of Nursing as NURS 5113, and will be team-taught by learning technology specialists in OIT. Participants will explore a variety of established and emerging academic technologies through a process that combines experimentation and best practices to create effective, technology-rich learning environments. Open to all graduate students, NURS 5113 meets during the semester from 9:05 to 11am on Thursdays. The course offers technology skill building and pedagogical instruction in a blended learning format that involves both face-to-face and online learning experiences. For more information about this course, please contact Brad Cohen,


Brad Cohen

Bradley A. Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Digital Media Center
Coordinator for Curriculum Development
Office of Information Technology

Posted by lind0449 at 11:33 AM


Hello CSPP students,

The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is fast approaching and will be held on Monday, February 9, 2009 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

There is a significant need for volunteers to make this large event successful. We have nearly 40 volunteering slots still left, available in one hour time slots from 8:00am-5:00pm. The event organizers would welcome CSPP students who are interested in helping out with this fair!

This is a great opportunity for current graduate students to see how a large career fair operates.

This year, the volunteer sign up is all being done online thanks to UMD Career Services. To register, simply follow the below link and then click on "2009 U of M Job and Internship Fair Volunteer Sign-Up." You can then select any of the times you would prefer to work:
*Use Internet Explorer or Firefox
*Do not use the "Back" button on your browser.
*Once you are done you can print a list of your registration times by clicking the "Printable List by Person" link at the top of the page.

All volunteers are asked to attend the kick off lunch and training.
This training will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in the McNamara Alumni Center's Ski-U-Mah room; we'll meet from approx. 12 noon until 2 p.m. If you are able to attend this lunch, please RSVP to Paul Timmins ASAP at

Thanks for your help with this great event!

Liz Hruska

Elizabeth Hruska, M.A.
Career Professional

St. Paul Campus Career Center
University of Minnesota
198 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Office: 612-624-2710
Direct: 612-624-2172
Fax: 612-624-9213

Posted by lind0449 at 11:30 AM


To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 20, 2009. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, or 612.626.4810.

Thank you and happy nominating!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:25 AM

December 24, 2008

CSPP Announcements

First year MA Students--CSPP will soon be conducting a short survey to track funding sources used by incoming students. More info will be emailed to you regarding this in the coming weeks. Thanks, in advance, for your assistance with this tracking!


Remember that Grad Student Research Day proposals ( are due on January 5! Proposals and your advisor’s approval can be emailed. See the proposal form via the link above for details.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:09 PM

Employment Opportunities

Social Worker/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Counseling Psychologist

Licensed Mental Health Professional - LICSW, LMFT or LP - to provide diagnostic assessments, individual, family, group therapy and some school mental health consultation at two elementary schools on the Eastside of St. Paul. Position is 28 hrs/wk from Sept. to June. Ability to work collaboratively in a community school setting. Master's degree in social work, marriage and family therapy or psychology required. Must have an independent clinical license - LICSW, LMFT or LP - and 2-3 years relevant experience with assessing and treating children with mental health concerns and their families. Experience with CTSS services preferred. Work experience with a diverse population highly desirable. Some supervisory experience preferred. Persons of color encouraged to apply. To apply, pick up application or send resume to Megan Kettunen, 451 Lexington Pkwy, N., St. Paul, MN 55104, fax: 651-280-3995, email:


Refugee Mental Health Liaison - Minnesota Council of Churches - Refugee Services

Title: Refugee Mental Health Liaison
Employment Status: Half-time, exempt, permanent
Reports to: Associate Director of Refugee Services

MCC’s Refugee Mental Health Program is funded by the Office for Refugee Resettlement through one of our two our affiliated national agencies. This program is designed to increase community capacity to identify and connect refugees and asylees to mental health and therapeutic services. The Refugee Mental Health Liaison will play a key role in building the capacity of resettlement and mutual assistance agencies to appropriately serve clients who are from war-torn regions of the world. This is a two phased program whose goals are to: increase knowledge and resources of agencies to better connect clients to appropriate services earlier during their resettlement period, expand the network of resources that are available to refugees and asylees by building capacity and increasing knowledge of mainstream agencies, and to identify gaps and implement programming in other service areas that will benefit refugees and asylees.

Develop and deliver informational materials to resettlement and service provider agencies on recognizing symptoms of trauma and identifying appropriate therapeutic referrals.
Conduct outreach to mainstream service providers to increase their capacity to serve refugee clients.
Develop and lead a Refugee Mental Health Working Group within the community.
Develop a referral and/or network system that resettlement and mutual assistance agencies can utilize to fully access appropriate mental health services.
Provide suggestions to program coordinators at MCC and/or other agencies on ways to improve programs so that mental health issues are effectively recognized and addressed.
Provide consultation and recommendations on individual cases where mental health issues arise.
Serve as an advocate to increase awareness of refugee mental health issues within MCC and the community.
Research best practice approaches from the US and around the world on effectively addressing refugee mental health issues.
Provide staff and community members with up-to-date research in the area of refugee mental health.
Collect data and outcome measurements as appropriate, and develop regular reports and updates as needed.

Bachelor degree required.
LISW strongly preferred but will consider applicants with other relevant experience and qualifications.
Extensive cross-cultural experience required. Candidate must be familiar with refugee and asylee populations and mental health issues related to resettlement, trauma and/or torture.
At least 3 years prior professional experience working directly with refugees or recent immigrants, and experience working collaboratively with community service providers.
Demonstrated strong cross-cultural communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
Ability to effectively bring key players to the table and to facilitate communication and concrete action around a common goal.
Demonstrated experience designing and implementing trainings/presentations.
Program development and strong leadership experience, including ability to work creatively and adaptively.
Working knowledge of the U.S. refugee resettlement program strongly desired.
Proven proficiency using the following software programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, database applications (preferably FileMaker Pro).
Driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.

Most job duties are performed during the weekday business hours. Occasional evening responsibilities will also be assigned. This position works out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue, but frequent local travel is required.

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Benefits include holidays, and accrued sick leave and vacation. Medical insurance is available and is pro-rated based on 0.5 time.

Submit cover letter, resume or CV and MCC application, found on our website at, to Pat Sample, Coordinator for Human Resources and Ecumenical Leadership. APPLICATION ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED. REVIEW OF APPLICANTS WILL BEGIN ON DECEMBER 31, 2008.

Minnesota Council of Churches, 122 West Franklin Ave #100, Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612-874-8605 FAX: 612-870-3622

The Minnesota Council of Churches is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted by lind0449 at 12:05 PM

December 19, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Here's an announcement from 2nd year CSPP MA student rep Erin VandenLangenberg:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! February 9th from 2-3pm.

Laura Tripet Dodge and Ruth Markowitz from Minnesota Women in Psychology will be on campus on February 9th at 2-3pm to talk with students about self-care and careers in psychology. Please join us in 325 Educational Sciences Building!


Don’t forget to submit your proposals for Grad Student Research Day by January 5! The proposal forms is attached. (Email proposals are accepted; be sure to email your advisor approval as well.)

This annual event will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.


Proposal form: Download file

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 9:35 AM

Employment Opportunities

Clinical Position in School and Community Counseling - Please spread the word!

Clinical Position in School and Community Counseling
The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor position in School and Community Counseling.

Position: The graduate programs in School and Community Counseling currently enroll 30-35 students per year seeking Masters degrees and Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study. Students are predominantly preparing for licenses as School Guidance Counselor and School Adjustment Counselor. The successful applicant will coordinate these programs including student recruitment, supervision of adjunct faculty teaching program courses, placement of student interns and student advising including ensuring that students meet licensure requirements. In addition, the successful applicant will teach courses in the program consistent with his/her expertise and will maintain a research program relevant to school counseling. The position is initially a 3-year clinical appointment at the assistant level; reappointment to a tenure-track position is possible if mutually agreed. Support will be provided to acquire appropriate licensure and initiate a program of research sufficient to be reappointed to a tenure-track position. Ability and willingness to collaborate with other mental health training programs across the university is a desirable characteristic of the successful applicant.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in counseling psychology or counselor education, with a specialization in school counseling, and be license-eligible in Massachusetts. S/he will also have teaching expertise related to school counseling, experience with or commitment to working in a field-based and school-based program, experience with licensure requirements and placement supervision, experience as a school counselor, and a clear research program related to school counseling. Candidates who can focus on the core clinical training of masters students in counseling will also be considered, particularly with expertise related to services to culturally diverse populations.

Application Process: Completed applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and one or more published articles or chapters that reflect the candidate’s scholarly work. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment will begin July 1, 2009. Salary will be competitive and appropriate to rank and experience.

Applications (email preferred) should be submitted to:
Professor Shanley Allen, Chair
Department of Literacy and Language, Counseling and Development
School of Education
Boston University
Two Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215

For more information, please contact:
Professor Hardin Coleman
617-353-3213 or

Hardin L.K. Coleman, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, School of Education
Boston University
2 Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3213 (work)
(617) 353-7777(fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 9:09 AM


The following three University awards are open for nomination:

Horace T. Morse- U of M Alumni Association Award

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

CEHD is a great college, with outstanding people who are part of it. Nominating a colleague is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for his or her contributions to both CEHD and to the University. Please help make certain the CEHD is well represented to the University by sending in a nomination of a deserving colleague.

All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Monday, January 12, 2009 by 3:00 p.m. This deadline date and time will be strictly enforced. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!


To all faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota

I am writing to invite you to consider nominating a colleague or student to receive the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The Award honors faculty, staff and students who, through their work at the University or in their community, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments and who demonstrate unusual commitment and passion in the areas of human rights and social justice.

The award is given to two individuals each year - one current faculty or staff member and one current undergraduate or graduate student. For a full description of the nomination guidelines, procedures and contact information, please visit:

I encourage you to nominate an individual from your college or unit for the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. There is so much excellent work underway at the University in the areas of social justice, human rights, equity, and diversity, and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the passionate individuals engaged in that work.

The deadline for submission of a nomination packet is Monday, February 16, 2009.


Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
Vice President and Vice Provost

Posted by lind0449 at 9:05 AM

December 12, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Student-Faculty Advisory Meeting Minutes: 2/02/2008

A. First Year Master’s Cohort
* The first year cohort report no specific concerns or questions. Several cohort members stated that they are happy to be a part of CSPP, noting the diversity in faculty, the cohesiveness of the cohort, and the exciting coursework.

B. Second Year Master’s Cohort
* The second year cohort reported a recent issue pertaining to the academic rigor of the 2nd year coursework. In a specific class, a few students expressed wanting a decrease in the workload. In response to this, a number of other students are concerned that faculty might now see their cohort as “whiny? or tending to complain. These 2nd year students wanted to “go on record? that they welcome the rigor of the coursework and that they welcome the challenge that CSPP gives to them.

C. Doctoral Cohort
* Doctoral students had no major concerns to report, although one issue was raised regarding oral defenses for Ph.D students. It was decided it would be beneficial to post the dates of student oral defenses on both the Ed. Psych blog as well as the CSPP blog so that students can be kept aware of when these defenses are happening and attend them to show support and to learn about oral defenses.

D. Faculty
* The first order of business was to discuss issues and topics discusses at the previous meeting:

1.) The APA site visit is over and APA will send the program their response to the site visit. It appears to have gone well.

2.) The program is gearing up for the Hellervick candidates to visit. The candidates will be interviewed by the faculty, and students are encouraged to attend the candidates’ presentations, luncheons, and Q&A sessions

3.) December 1 was the deadline for applications for CSSP 2009-2010 students. The faculty will be busy reading and making decisions. Initial offers to the Ph.D. program will begin around the Holidays.

4.) A gathering place for CSPP students was checked into and we have one! The CSPP library, located on the third floor, is a great space to eat, study, and hang! There are also computers for students to work at.

5.) A list of suggested “must reads? from each faculty member in CSPP is currently being collected- stay tuned for further details!

6.) A full CSPP directory is not possible to distribute because of FERPA laws. However, students are able to make a voluntary directory of their own.

7.) A future “Self-Care? brown bag lunch is in the works, as are other social events, possibly near the beginning of the spring semester or later in the semester.

* Each student representative was also asked, “What is your favorite part of the program?? Answers included:
* Welcoming Faculty
* The “family feel? of CSPP
* Diversity of faculty & students
* The outstanding legacy of CSPP
* Challenging coursework
* The exciting research of the faculty
* The accessibility of the faculty

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:05 am.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:42 AM

Employment Opportunities

Senior Wellness Coordinator for UCare

As Senior Wellness Coordinator for UCare, you will lead, develop and implement health promotion programming for senior UCare members. You'll have primary responsibility for our UCan! fitness program. You'll lead and participate in other member health initiatives, including community education, falls prevention, and other projects as assigned. You will provide expertise to Health Promotion team and other UCare departments as requested.

This position requires 5+ years experience in health delivery setting, such as a health department, physician group practice, health plan, or community clinic including experience in administrative or project manager role required. Bachelor's degree is Nursing, Health Education, or Public Health required. Master's degree preferred.

Our ideal candidate will have experience working with older adults, with exercise, nutrition and wellness programming preferred.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit and apply online.

UCare is a mission-driven organization. We value integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect in every aspect of our work. Employees enjoy positive and rewarding career experiences, and a myriad of volunteer opportunities.

UCare is growing – in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. Be part of an organization that is going places.
Be part of UCare.


Project Manager – Minneapolis Urban Initiative
Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting

MOAPPP is a statewide nonprofit organization working to ensure that young people have the tools they need to grow into sexually healthy adults, and that young parents have the support they need to succeed. We work on behalf of Minnesota youth by providing resources and training to youth?serving professionals, and by advocating for sound policy solutions to the challenges young people face.

This project is part of a larger national initiative to improve urban reproductive health. This project specifically involves improving reproductive health by implementing evidence based sex education in middle schools across the Minneapolis Public School District. Project partners include representatives from community based organizations, government and the Minneapolis Public Schools.

This position reports to MOAPPP’s Policy Director.

Principal Responsibilities
Minneapolis Urban Initiative:
Position Concept – To facilitate and coordinate the Minneapolis Urban Initiative project in the implementation of
evidence based sex education in Minneapolis middle schools across the district.
* Manage relationships with project partners
* Convene and facilitate workgroup meetings and meetings of the full Minneapolis Urban Initiative group
* Communicate process and progress with project partners
* Provide and facilitate education and training on controversy management
* Serve as primary contact with project funder
* Engage and train parents, youth and community members to become advocates for sex education
* Develop tracking method and track project processes and outcomes
* Ensure fulfillment of grant objectives and activities and contribute to grant reporting
* Write formal report of outcomes and lessons learned
* Develop and maintain organizing data on stakeholder advocates

Other Duties:
* Contribute to MOAPPP E?monthly and Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed e?newsletters as needed with project
* Participate in MOAPPP staff meetings and monthly meetings with Policy Director
* Other duties as assigned

* Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public health, public policy, education, social sciences, or related field.
* 1?3 years experience in project coordination
* Strong group facilitation skills
* Skilled in managing and responding to controversial issues
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills including experience writing professional reports
* Basic knowledge of adolescent sexual health
* Experience dealing with a diversity of opinions
* Self directed

* Understanding of state and local politics, particularly at the school board level
* Familiarity with web?based data systems and associated grassroots advocacy tools
* Demonstrated skill in community organizing and training of parents, community stakeholders and professionals
* Computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and use of social networking tools
* Educational and/or work experience related to evidence?based teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent
reproductive health and/ or HIV/AIDS/ STI research, programs and strategies

Part?time temporary position (funded January 2009?January 2010) ? 20 hours per week. Salary range ? $18,000?21,000 annually. Benefits eligible position.

Anticipated Start Date: January 2009
Application Process
Please submit cover letter, resume and references to MOAPPP by 4:30 PM, December 18, 2008.
Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 111, Saint Paul, MN 55104
email:; fax: 651?644?1417

Posted by lind0449 at 11:31 AM

Special Programs

THE OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR "IDEA GRANTS." Grants fund projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. The next application deadline is Dec. 31.

IDEA Grants are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:
• creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
• addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
• improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
• supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change

Individuals and units who are considering projects for IDEA Grants application should view their projects with the following questions in mind:
1. What institutional need or gap regarding equity and diversity does the project address?
2. How does this initiative support the University’s strategic positioning goals?
3. What are the project objectives? What is the time frame for achieving the objectives and how will objectives be achieved within the time frame and funds available?
4. How does this project differ from (or creatively build upon) existing programs or initiatives?
5. How will the project encourage collaboration across offices and units?
6. Has the applicant committed matching funds or in-kind contributions toward the project? What other funds are being sought to fund the project?

IDEA Grants Eligibility, Funding, and Reporting
All academic and administrative units across the University’s campuses are eligible to apply for IDEA Grants. Offices, units and programs within the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity are not eligible. Grant awards will depend upon the scope and breadth of the project, but will typically range from $1,000–$5,000.

Funded projects must begin within 60 days of award notification. Upon project completion, awardees must submit a summary report evaluating the project’s outcomes, including project benefits and recommended improvements. This report is to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity within 60 days of the project’s conclusion.

Link to program description and application:

Sallie Quammen
Grant Coordinator
College of Education & Human Development
University of Minnesota
139B Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-7496 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:28 AM

PhD Student Info

December 11, 2008


This summer ACT will sponsor an eight-week internship for selected doctoral students at our national headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa. The Summer Internship Program provides interns with practical experience through completion of a project, participation in seminars, and direct interaction with professional staff.

Attached, please find information about the internships and the application procedures. We would appreciate your posting and making these materials available to doctoral students whom you believe would benefit from such an experience. Additional applications may be obtained from the ACT website at If you have questions, please call Mark Larson at 319-337-1763.


ACT 2009 Summer Internship Program Coordinators

Deborah Harris
Mark Larson
Jessica Day

Attachments (2): Download file, Download file

Jessica Day
Measurement Research
ACT, Inc.
500 ACT Circle
Iowa City, IA 52240

Posted by lind0449 at 11:22 AM


Opening for doctoral internship --Not in the APPIC Match

As an Alumni of CSPP, I am writing to share an opportunity for the Fall 2009 School year. Attached is a description of a new pre-doctoral internship program. This is a new internship for Fall 2009. Pride Institute will not be in the APPIC match.

Please feel free to share with your colleagues and peers


For complete announcement: Download file

Weston M Edwards, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Program Development Pride Institute
14400 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
tel: 952.934.7554
fax: 952.934.8764
mobile: 612.987.4482

Posted by lind0449 at 11:16 AM


CSPH 5555 -- Body and Movement-Based Therapies

The following course may be of interest to your students – please forward. It is available to upper level undergrads and grads.


CSPH 5555 – Introduction To Body and Movement-Based Therapies

This course will cover the basic theories and approaches of selected Somatic Therapies, including dance, movement and body-based therapies.

Students will learn historic and theoretical perspectives on the use of movement, dance and somatic re-patterning; demonstrations of specific techniques and application of techniques to specific populations and settings.

The experiential part of the course will include individual, partner and group exercises intended to embody and deepen the topics covered in the class.

Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, CMA, MFA, ADTR

Time and date: Thurs 4:40 – 6:30 PM, 1/20 – 5/8/2009.

Please contact Carla Mantel for registration information:

Please contact Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb for curriculum information:

Carla Mantel
Student Services and Academic Programs Coordinator
Center for Spirituality and Healing
Academic Health Center
C593 Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-5166
Fax: 612-626-5280


Spring 2009

CPsy 8360 Seminar: Child Maltreatment

Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D.
Institute of Child Development
Hartup Room 172
Tuesdays, 1:30 to 4 PM

This course will provide students with an overview of the far-reaching effects of child maltreatment from a multiple-levels-of-analysis developmental psychopathology perspective by a world-renowned expert in the field. The course begins with a historical perspective of the study of child maltreatment. Child maltreatment will be defined and cultural and sampling issues, along with intergenerational abuse, will be studied in the beginning weeks. In the following weeks students will study the effects of child abuse on attachment, emotion recognition and emotion regulation, self-development, peer relationships, adaptation to school, memory, behavior problems and psychopathology, resilience, biological sequelae, and genetics. In the final two weeks of the course, students will study research-informed preventive interventions for maltreating families and their offspring, along with future directions for research on this important topic.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM


From the CEHD dean's office

Come celebrate the gift of giving:
Please consider donating non-perishable food and receive a CEHD gift while supplies last. Food can be dropped off in the Dean’s Office (104 Burton Hall) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until December 19th.


From AFSCME Local 3800 clerical workers union

Donations Being Collected

AFSCME Local 3800 is collecting toys for children who would otherwise not have a gift this Christmas. Toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots program. If you are able, please contribute to this worthwhile cause.

We are also collecting financial contributions to UE Local 1110 in Chicago. The plant was shut down with only three days notice and the workers, who are fighting for pay that is legally owed them, have staged a peaceful sit-in in the factory since Friday. Complete information about their struggle is at the end of this e-mail.

You can drop off your Toys for Tots and donations for the workers of UE Local 1110 on Thursday, December 11, Friday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 16 at the following locations:

Wiley Hall skyway entrance (West Bank) from 11:00 to 1:00
Scott Hall Foyer (East Bank) from 11:00 to 1:00
Outside Inn Hallway (Medical Area) from 11:00 to 1:00
WBOB (West Bank) from 12:00 to 1:00--There will be a donation box in the lobby where you can place gifts and donations anytime.

The following people will be accepting toys and donations in their offices from 8:00 to 4:30 only on the above mentioned days.
Julia Gladhill, 266 Mc Neal Hall (St Paul Campus)
Rick Castillo, 337 KE (Medical Area)
Mary Lou Middleton, 295 Humphrey Center (West Bank)
Cherrene Horazuk, 300 Humphrey Center (West Bank)
Kelly Alghamdi Zimmerschied will be accepting toys before 8:30 am at the third floor lobby of the Transportation and Safety Building.

Support the Workers of Republic Windows and Doors

On Friday December 5th, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors, members of United Electrical Workers Local 1110, occupied their factory in Chicago, which the owners announced just three days earlier they were going to permanently shut down at 10:00 AM that day. The workers are fighting for pay for their lost vacation days and for the 75 days notice that they are guaranteed under Illinois law.

This is the first time in many years workers have taken the bold strategy of occupying their place of work to demand justice. They have put the struggle of all workers at the forefront of the nation's consciousness and have made the complicated financial crisis something that is crystal clear and easy to understand. The basic lesson is that it is bad for working people, and the only way we'll get anything is if we organize, stand up and fight for it. They have won the support of workers around the country and even many politicians and public figures. But so far Bank of America, a recipient of billions of dollars of the government bailout, has not agreed to loan the money to the company so that the workers can receive the notice and earned pay they are supposed to receive in this situation. The longer their action continues the more support they'll need.

AFSCME 3800 sent a solidarity message to UE Local 1110 yesterday (check it out on our webpage: We are also collecting financial donations for the Republic Windows workers. Bring your checks, made out to UE Local 1110 Solidarity Fund, or cash to the same locations where we are collecting Toys for Tots.

To get more info and to sign a petition in support of the Republic Windows workers, go to
Phyllis Walker, President
AFSCME Local 3800
1313 5th St SE #332-B
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM

December 5, 2008

CSPP Announcements

I just wanted to remind all CSPP students that if you find yourselves hungry, thirsty, stressed out, or cold—you can find some relief in room 108 Education Sciences Building! There are plenty of sweet and salty treats--all provided by CSPP faculty--for your end-of-semester snacking pleasure! The only catch is that they won’t last forever! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/8) and from 8:30am to 3:30pm Tuesday (12/9). After that, like your fall classes, they'll be gone!

Be sure to take a few minutes for a cup of hot apple cider or chips, you’ll be glad you did!


Thanks to all the CSPP students who attended the Hellervik Chair finalist events today with Fred Leong! We hope to see another great crowd on Monday with finalist, Steven B. Robbins (see details below).

Reminder: Monday, December 8, 2008
EPsy and WHRE/EdPA invite you to a Presentation, Lunch, & Grad Student Q&A with Finalist for Hellervik Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development, Steven B. Robbins, PhD. Presentation title: “Promoting College Success and Work Readiness: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Strategies?

Steven Robbins is Assistant Vice President responsible for applied research at ACT, & oversees several departments including Policy Research, Educational & Workforce Research Services, Educational Survey Services, & Career Transitions Research. He currently teaches in the MBA & undergraduate programs for the Department of Management, College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on exploring academic achievement, personality, & career interest formation across time, including examining their effect on college & career outcomes. Full vitae available for review in 250 Education Sciences Building.

The Lowell Hellervik Endowed Faculty Chair in Adult Career Development is a full-time position at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, shared between the Departments of Educational Psychology (EPsy), and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). The chair holder will espouse a strong multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, and provide leadership among faculty and students across CEHD to enhance research and instruction that address the changing landscape of the world of work in the 21st century.

Schedule for 12/8/2008
10:30am Presentation
12:00pm Lunch (provided) RSVPs requested to
1:30pm Q & A with Graduate Students
All events in 325 Education Sciences Building


GSRD Proposals due January 5!

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 13. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:
-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.
Proposal forms are available at Submit proposals to Kathy Walter ( by Monday, January 5.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)


See Student News ( for details on 08-09 student travel funding. If you are requesting funding for summer/fall 08 travel, forms must be submitted by December 15.


Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)


Attn: All CSPP Students
Please see below for important information regarding a credential file service change

CEHD Community,

For many years, CEHD has managed a credential file service for students and alumni. As of December 1, 2008, CEHD began to discontinue this service. The change is due to the evolving needs of most job applicants and employers, as well as the move to online application processes. In its place, CEHD staff will provide tools and information to help students and alumni implement their own plan for managing their credential information. A comprehensive website has been developed to answer any questions you or your students may have about the conversion. Please visit

Students who do not have a credential file with CEHD Credential Services may choose to begin self-managing their materials immediately. Detailed information is available at the website listed above. Students currently enrolled in the Initial Licensure Program (ILP) have the option to open a new file with CEHD Credential Services because they have already paid a fee to use this service. To open a credential file they should visit 110 Wulling Hall.

Students who already have an open, active file with CEHD Credential Services may continue to use their file until their contract expires. This date is one calendar year from the time the file was opened or extended. Once their current contract expires, students will need to determine how to manage their file. They will have the option to request their materials be returned to them and they can self-manage their file or they transfer their file to a new service provider such as Interfolio and manage the documents online. Detailed instructions are available at the website listed above. Marie Wickenhauser will continue to assist students and alumni who want to have material returned to them or forwarded to an external vendor.

By December 1, 2009, all students and alumni will need to determine how to self-manage their file. After that point, all credential files will be locked down and destroyed per CEHD policy. Over the next year, we will be sending information about this change to alumni through various networks and sources.

If students or alumni have questions about the conversion and how to self-manage their own credential file documents, please contact Sarah Covert in Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services at 612-624-4650 or Sarah is available to answer questions and/or present this information to your classes.

With this change, faculty members should provide letters of recommendation directly to the student rather than submitting them to their CEHD credential file. Some faculty and staff e-mail their recommendation letters to students as a PDF document. This is helpful, as students can print clean copies to send the letter in an application packet or easily upload the letter online to Interfolio.

It is our hope this will be a smooth process. Should you have any questions along the way, please let us know.

Thank you!


Mark Bultmann
Student Services
Education and Human Development
110 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-3427 Direct
612-625-6501 Office
612-626-1580 FAX

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Special Programs

MACMH Training Services Presents
Treating Challenging Disorders
Professional Development Opportunities for Every Schedule and Budget

Winter Training Series - 16 sessions and 12 dates to choose from in 9 locations across the state

Sessions include:
• The Process of Adlerian Play Therapy
• New Research on Brain Development in Antisocial Youth: Implications for Teaching and Therapy
• Transforming the Challenging Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
• Anxiety, Depression, and Related Disorders: Intervention Strategies for Home, School, and Individuals
• Hard to Handle Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents
• Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Depressive Disorders
• How Asperger's Changes from Early Childhood to Young Adult Years
• Separations and Losses in Children

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$74 per 1/2 day session -- register for just one or as many as you like
Discount: Take 10% off of your fee if you register for 3 or more 1/2 day sessions

CEHs available for education and mental health professionals
MACMH reserves the right to substitute presenters and/or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Taking Care of Self: Strategies to Stay Sane in a Busy World
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:00-1:00PM, Room 2, Vincent Hall

As busy students and workers, self-care often gets put at the bottom of the priority list. However, research shows that taking care of ourselves is essential to our health and wellness. Come and join us for a valuable discussion of self care strategies. Techniques and information from the celebrated book "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" by Dr. Joan Borysenko will be discussed. You will also learn breathing and stretching exercises perfect for those with busy schedules. Please, take some time for yourself and join us. This workshop is part of the Women's Center Women on Wednesdays series ( Cookies and refreshments will be provided.


Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association and The Advocates for Human Rights present Women’s Human Rights Speaker Series
Fleeing for Safety across International Borders: Hague Convention Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., Sudha Shetty, Esq., and Cari O’Brien, J.D.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Briggs and Morgan, Minnesota Room
2200 IDS Center, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis

Jeffrey Edleson, Sudha Shetty and Cari O'Brien will present a brief overview of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and what role domestic violence plays in international abductions. They will discuss cases of battered mothers who have returned to the U.S. with their children only to face Hague Convention petitions in federal and state courts filed by their abusive partners. They will also provide an overview of their U.S. Department of Justice-funded study on Hague Convention cases and their work to develop a new online resource for lawyers, judges and advocates who work with battered mothers and their children.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on the topics of domestic violence, program evaluation and groupwork. His research and program development focus is on children exposed to domestic violence.

Sudha Shetty, Esq., is Director of the International Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She speaks and writes extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of color. She has been a consultant to the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. on diversity issues. In her former role as Director of the Seattle University Law School's Access to Justice Institute, she developed the Hague Convention Project and supervised both the development of a national database on Hague Convention cases and a Washington State judges' bench guide on this issue. She is regularly in contact with battered mothers, attorneys and judges involved in Hague Convention hearings.

Cari O'Brien, J.D., is a graduate of Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law. She first began her work on the Hague Domestic Violence Project with Sudha Shetty while attending Seattle University School of Law, and is pleased to again be a part of this project. As a 2006 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow, Cari traveled to Rwanda to research the aftereffects of the 1994 genocide, focusing on women's and children's issues. While maintaining relationships with contacts in Rwanda, Cari also serves as a board member for the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation and stays involved in the Twin Cities performing arts scene year round. She is currently employed as an Attorney Editor/Project Manager with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.

Free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here ( by Friday, December 5th. Lunch provided for those who RSVP. Application will be made for one CLE credit.

For more information, contact Mary Hunt at or 612-341-3302, ext. 107.

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