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Peabody Pulse

The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Education Minor Inquiry Symposium today

An Education Minor Inquiry Symposium, presenting work by student in the Education Minor, will be held today from 3-6 p.m. in Room 206. Symposia are planned for each semester, allowing students who complete the Minor to present the results of their projects. This semester, the projects cover a wide range of topics, including racism, religion, curricula, technology, policy change, employment for college graduates, experiential education and teenage pregnancy. Each presentation will take 10 minutes and presenters will be available for discussion after the presentations. Refreshments will be served.


M.Ed. for Experienced Teachers poster session held Thursday

The Master’s of Education for Experienced Teachers program will hold a “Teacher Action Research Poster Presentations” event on Thursday. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, next to Smith Middle School at 9201 Seawell School Road.


APPLES holding info session on teaching in rural schools

The APPLES Service-Learning program is holding an information session on Thursday to discuss experiences of teaching in low-income rural schools. APPLES will be presenting talks by participants in an alternative Spring Break trip to Pembroke, N.C., where they learned about the correlation between a lack of high quality teachers and low rates of college attendance and employment. UNC students and teachers in Robeson County will speak. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Coker 201. For more information, email Hayley Booterbaugh at


Bolick, Mink have article published

Cheryl Mason Bolick, associate professor and director of research and professional development for outreach, and Andy Mink, executive director of LEARN NC, have had an article published in the March/April 2013 issue of Social Education Technology. The article is entitled "Who Was Thaddeus Lee?"


GSA brown bag examines residency status

The Graduate Student Association will host a brown bag discussion exploring topics around residency status on Thursday. The event will feature Vice-Chair of Residency Kimberly Rempson. The brown bag will be at noon in Peabody 206. 


Books being collected for Global Youth Service Day

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education – or SCALE – and America Counts Tutors are seeking donations of books in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, which takes place April 27. Many events are planned around the state and the country for Global Youth Service Day. America Counts Tutors are collecting books that will be donated to Book Harvest, which provides free books to students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system. Book Harvest collects all kinds of books, such as children's books, textbooks, novels, cookbooks, craft books, and others. A GYSD donation box is located in Peabody 202. If you have a load of books that may be too heavy for you to bring to a box, please email gisellej(AT) or villegas(AT) to arrange pickup. More information about GYSD is available at SCALE’s website here.


Alumnus Rich Leonard (M.Ed. ’73) named dean of Campbell University School of Law

Alumnus Rich Leonard (M.Ed. ’73), who has worked as a federal bankruptcy judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina since 1992, has been named dean of the Campbell University School of Law. Leonard is a 1971 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and earned his master’s degree from the School of Education, before attending law school at Yale.


GSA hosting Durham Bulls game May 9

The Graduate Student Association invites students to celebrate the end of the school year at the Durham Bulls game May 9. The Bulls take on Syracuse at 7 p.m. GSA will have three terrace boxes, which seat up to 36 people, so please RSVP early to reserve your spot. Significant others and children are welcome. Please RSVP on the SOE GSA Facebook page or to


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Education Minor Inquiry Symposium
3 p.m.
Room 206

GSA Brown Bag on residency status
Room 206

M.Ed.X. poster presentations
4:30 p.m.

APPLES info session
6:30 p.m.
Coker 201

May 9
GSA Durham Bulls outing