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September 30, 2008

Dr. Fouzia Saeed receives 2008 Distinguished Leadership Award

A celebration for Dr. Fouzia Saeed, 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, and alumna of family education programs was held on September 30, 2008. The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is a University-wide award for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their professional careers. Dr. Saeed was honored by her colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development and the University's Office of International Programs for her work ensuring human rights for men, women, and children in Pakistan and in other countries where she has consulted.

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April 25, 2008

Brice Dixon awarded CEHD Alumni Scholarship

Brice Dixon

FYC Masters of Arts student Brice Dixon was one of three recipients of the College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society's Advanced Study Student Scholarships awarded on Friday, April 18, 2008 awards celebration held at McNamara Alumni Center.

Brice is originally from a small, rural town in South Carolina. He attended Morris College, a small historically Black college in a neighboring city and graduated number one in his class. During his final semester he served as a research assistant to a psychology professor who encouraged him to apply to top graduate schools. Brice sought out the top education programs in the country. “The University of Minnesota ranked number five at the time on U.S. News and World Report. I missed the deadlines for the first four schools, applied to the U, and was offered a spot in the FYC program and offered a nice scholarship," said Brice. Read Brice's personal profile below:

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October 7, 2007

Impact of the Arts on Student Achievement, K-12

Pi Lambda Theta's Epsilon Chapter at the University of Minnesota presents its fall program and meeting:

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Midtown Global Market
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Jeannette Hahn, Vocal Music Instructor, St. Francis Public Schools, will speak on "Attitudes, Assumptions and Myths: The Impact of the Arts on Student Achievement, K-12. "

Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society and professional association for students who intend to pursue a career in education. Members, educational professionals, and the public are welcome. The $15 cost includes a multi-cultural buffet.

Download flyer [Word] for details and to register by October 26.


February 15, 2007

Family Education doctoral student and FACS teacher in the news

Nicole Bates-Childs, a Family Education Ph.D. student and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher in St. Paul, and her three teenage daughters were featured on WCCO's television news on February 14th. Interviewed by reporter Esme Murphy, they spoke in favor of the state's proposal to vaccinate all 12 year-old-girls against strains of the human papiloma virus that can cause cervical cancer. An excerpt from the story and a link to WCCO.com follow.

Doctors said the vaccine is almost 100 percent effective, but critics worry about the message the new law would send to young girls.

Nicole Bates Childs has three girls. As a high school teacher she thinks a vaccine that could prevent cervical cancer is a good idea.

"It makes a sense to do it age 12 because that is the last time they are in there [the doctor's office] and they are giving them their vaccines and a lot of kids are relieved to be done until they are 18 and going off to college," Childs said.

The vaccine is most effective when given to girls before they become sexually active.

Government surveys show that 7 percent of children under age 13 have sex. By age 15, that number jumps to 25 percent.

Link to the WCCO story