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Faculty-staff Welcome Back party scheduled for Friday

School of Education faculty, staff and families are invited to a Welcome Back party being held Friday at the Time Out Sports Bar and Restaurant. The event – starting at 1 p.m. and going until 4:30 p.m. – will feature food, music by George Noblit and the Blue Star Travelers, and a cash bar. Time Out is part of the former Holiday Inn, located at 1301 N. Fordham Blvd. Please RSVP to Laurie Norman in 103 Peabody by Tuesday, letting her know the number in your party. You may email Laurie at Laurie_Norman@unc.edu.

Doctoral student Robert Carr awarded fellowship

Doctoral student Robert Carr has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the Carolina Consortium on Human Development at the Center for Developmental Science. The two-year fellowship provides advanced training in developmental science to prepare doctoral students for placement in postdoctoral and/or faculty positions.

GSA hosting school supply drive for local students

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association is hosting a school supply drive through Thursday, with collected items being donated to local schools. Collection bins will located in the graduate student lounge and the main student affairs office on the first floor, Suite 103.

Graduate Student Association hosting ‘Survival Panel’ brown bag Sept. 2

The SOE Graduate Student Association will host its first Brown Bag event of the 2015-16 school year titled “Graduate Student Survival Panel” on Wednesday, September 2, between noon and 1 p.m. in Peabody 02. The event will bring together a panel of SOE faculty, staff, and graduate students to share helpful information about milestones and campus resources graduate students may use to succeed. Panelists include Dean Bill McDiarmid, Anne Bryan, Torrie Edwards, and Nestor Ramirez. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Door prizes will also be awarded!

In N&O column, alumna Jen Painter (M.A.T. ’01) ponders leaving teaching

Alumna Jen Painter (M.A.T. ’01) enters her 15th year of teaching and writes in an opinion column in the News & Observer about whether it will be her last year. Painter says she considers teaching to be a privilege. But she says much has changed during her teaching career, and cites declining support for public education as driving many teachers out of the profession. Her column is here.

Alumna Helen Crompton (Ph.D. ’13) quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education story

Alumna Helen Crompton (Ph.D. ’13), an assistant professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., is quoted in a story by the Chronicle of Higher Education that examines the use of new technologies in classrooms. Crompton says that while personal use of smartphones by students is second nature, many of them don’t know how to adapt the devices to support learning. The story is available here.

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Events

Friday, Aug 28

SOE Faculty-Staff Picnic
1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Time Out Sports Bar and Restaurant
1301 N. Fordham Blvd.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

GSA Brown Bag: "Graduate Student Survival Panel"
Noon
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Sept. 16

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Saturday, Oct. 10

Carol Malloy Research Symposium
Rizzo Center

Wednesday, Oct. 21

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Nov. 18

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Jan. 27

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Feb. 24

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Mar. 30

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02