March 28, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!

Joan Garfield is one of seven recipients of the University's 2006 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in instruction, involvement in students' research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students. Congratulations Joan!

Posted by kwalter at 3:47 PM

CRDEUL Annual Recognition Awards

The Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy supports research activities in developmental education and urban literacy through its annual recognition awards. Applications for the CRDEUL Annual Recognition Awards are due Monday, April 3rd.

The Jeanne L. Higbee Award for Developmental Research is a $500 annual award which recognizes significant completed research projects in the state of Minnesota that incorporate theory, research, and best practices.

The Multicultural Developmental Education Research Award is a $500 annual award which recognizes completed higher education research projects in the state of Minnesota exploring multicultural developmental education.

The Henry Borow Outstanding Dissertation Award is a $1000 award which recognizes excellent graduate student research for completed dissertation projects in the field of postsecondary developmental education and urban literacy.

See http://www.gen.umn.edu/research/crdeul/research.html for an application for further information on these awards.


Posted by kwalter at 7:12 AM

March 21, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Jean Klein

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Predictors of Recovery in Adolescents with Alcohol and Chemical Addictions

Monday, April 10, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
303 Elliott Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Cheryl Perry (chair)
Dr. Sandra Christenson (advisor)
Dr. Michael Harwell
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach

Posted by kwalter at 10:33 AM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Michelle Tichy-Reese

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Constructive Controversy: A Long Overlooked Pathway to Moral Development

Thursday, April 20, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
375 Peik Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Roger T. Johnson (chair)
Dr. David W. Johnson (advisor)
Dr. Geoffrey Maruyama
Dr. Mark Umbreit

Posted by kwalter at 10:05 AM

March 20, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!

Karen Cadigan, a doctoral student in School Psychology, has been selected to receive the President's Student Leadership and Service Award. Karen's nomination noted her contributions to creating and operating the Postbaccalaureate Early Childhood Policy Certificate, her work in outreach to the legislature and broader community, and her service to the Itasca Project's Early Childhood Work Group. She was selected from a pool of over 100 other nominees - as President Bruininks said in his letter to her, "high praise indeed." She will be honored at a banquet on May 1.

Posted by kwalter at 2:42 PM

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT CAREER FAIR

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the University of Minnesota's inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Career Fair, which will be held on:

Thursday, March 23 from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the main floor of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (West Bank)

Representatives from corporations, non-profits, and government agencies are eager to meet with University of Minnesota graduate and professional students to discuss employment opportunities. In addition to employers, career services professionals will be available during the fair to review resumes and C.V.s.

Additional information about the career fair is available online at www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Students also are encouraged to attend a free workshop designed to help them prepare for the career fair:

Using Networking to Find the Hidden Job Market Thursday, March 23
1-2 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
West Bank

Graduate and professional students can register for the career fair online, as well as view the list of participating employers, at www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Students can register for the workshops online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops/.

Registration for the career fair and the workshops is free.

Posted by kwalter at 2:40 PM

REMINDER: Submitting Degree Programs

Be sure to submit your degree program according to the following timelines:

M.A.: After completing 10 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Specialist: After completing 20 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Ph.D.: After completing four semesters. The Educational Psychology Department requires doctoral students to submit their degree program forms to the DGS prior to taking the written general preliminary examination. This should be by the end of the second year of graduate study, and at least one semester prior to the term in which you plan to take the prelim oral exam.

For those who are approaching these deadlines, submit degree programs by Friday, March 31.

For detailed information on submitting the degree program, see the Ed Psych Graduate Student Handbook. You will also need to submit our Examining Committee Consent form.

Remember that degree programs can be changed in the future through a simple petition process. Be sure to submit the petition form prior to taking courses for which you are requesting a change.

PLEASE NOTE: A hold will be placed on your record at the DGS's request if:
-- You are in the M.A. program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 14 credits;
-- You are in the Specialist program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 24 credits;
-- You are in the Ph.D. program and fail to submit your degree program form by the time you complete four semesters.
You will be unable to register, to obtain a transcript, etc. until the hold is released by the DGS.

Posted by kwalter at 2:35 PM

March 2, 2006

Please join us for the

Sixth Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day

on Friday, March 10, 1:00-3:30
in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

(Paper Presentations, 1:00-2:30; Posters & refreshments, 2:30-3:30)

Over 25 graduate students will share their research via posters and paper presentations.

RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 3:07 PM

Ed Psych Brown Bag Seminar

Like spreading butter: Students’ understanding of the standard deviation

Bob delMas, Associate Professor
General College

Wednesday, March 8: 12:15 – 1:30
240 Burton Hall

Faculty, staff, & students are invited to attend this brown bag seminar. This presentation describes the use of a unique technological tool to probe students’ reasoning about what makes the standard deviation larger or smaller. Results will be presented from an interview study of twelve college students who were given a task involving this tool to explore their understanding of standard deviation.

Cookies and lemonade will be served.

Posted by kwalter at 3:04 PM

SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

Learn about Ukraine at the Small World Coffee Hour this Friday

Want to meet Students/Professionals from All Over the World?
Tired after the LONG week of study?
Looking for a Fun & Relaxing time?

Join Us at the Small World Coffee Hour for:
·Freshly brewed hot coffee and flavorful tea
·Trivia, Drawing, & Other Activities
· Ethnic Music, Displays, Food, & Great Prizes

THEME: “Get to know a bit about Ukraine!"

Friday, March 3, from 4.00-6.00 p.m.
110 Heller Hall, West Bank, Minneapolis

This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment.

CO-Sponsored by:
International Student and Scholar Services
Minnesota Ukrainian Student Association

Posted by kwalter at 4:43 AM