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Communication key to dealing with grief during the holidays

Grief regarding the death of a loved one can be as big a part of the holidays as celebration for some families, according to College of Education professor Heather Servaty-Seib, who specializes in grief. She said the traditional gatherings of family and friends around this time of year can understandably highlight the absence of someone […]

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Shoffner wins Fulbright Award to Romania

Melanie Shoffner, associate professor of English Education, is in Romania until July through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program, an international scholarship program that aims to increase understanding and support peaceful relationships between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Shoffner joins a number of College of Education faculty members who […]

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Old Master Phoebe Bailey shares how educators can impact students

Alumna Phoebe Bailey (MS ‘72 COE; PhD ’79, CLA) visited campus in November as part of Purdue’s Old Masters program, a long-standing Purdue tradition that unites distinguished alumni and inspires students to embody the value of a Boilermaker experience. Bailey gave the inaugural lecture in the Office of Diversity Initiatives’ social justice lecture series, discussing […]

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Students spend Fall Break in Chicago Public Schools

Nearly 20 students from EDCI 205 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) spent Fall Break (October 10-12) in Chicago, where they learned about education in urban environments. Purdue alumni Christina O’Leary (BS ’11) and Chris Vienna (BS ’13), as well as Katie Sullivan, who is currently completing her student teaching experience in Chicago, spoke to the […]

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Recent survey supports Purdue Collaborative Leadership program

Plans for the expansion of a College of Education program received unexpected support from a business community survey. The three-course Certificate in Collaborative Leadership program was piloted in fall 2011 and launched in summer 2012. Brittany Gundel, assistant professor and program director, said employers at the time told the university that graduates were highly skilled but […]

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College receives five grants since July

Faculty members in the College of Education have recently received five new grants for projects in student success, STEM education, early physics education, and high school aviation curriculum. Carla Johnson, associate dean for Engagement and Global Partnerships, received $24.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Education for a seven-year project called GEAR […]

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