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Registration for UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program opens on Friday, Sept. 4 at midnight and runs through Sept. 10. Badger Volunteers fall 2015 registration is open exclusively on the organization’s website. Students can also visit the website to explore volunteer sites and times prior to registration opening. Just over 800 volunteer slots are available for fall 2015, but the program has filled to capacity each of the last three semesters. So interested students are encouraged to log on to register for their preferred site as soon as possible on Sept. 4.
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
UW-Madison announced the winners of the most recent Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition -- and six different projects led by faculty, staff and students from across the School of Education received funding. The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment allows students, faculty and staff to extend their talents, knowledge and research beyond the borders of the university — the core definition of the Wisconsin Idea.
Teachers from the Milwaukee and Madison areas will be on campus Wednesday, June 17 presenting the action research projects that they developed in conjunction with the School of Education’s Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships. The event runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Towne Center of the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. About 25 teachers will be presenting their findings on a range of research topics after spending much of the past academic year examining various issues.
Eleven students from the Madison Metropolitan School District have been selected as the first group to enter the Tomorrow’s Educators for Equity in Madison, or TEEM Scholars program, as part of the district’s Forward Madison partnership with UW-Madison’s School of Education. The TEEM Scholars program is focused on preparing current Madison high school students to become future teachers in the district. These future teachers will be nurtured to be civically-engaged and social-justice oriented agents for change.
The two finalists to become the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education delivered public presentations earlier this week, and videos of both talks now are available via the search website. The finalists are: Dorothy Farrar Edwards, professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology at UW-Madison; and Diana Hess, senior vice president, Spencer Foundation, Chicago. Hess is also a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison.
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2015 cohort of graduates by hosting a pair of celebratory events at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. On Friday, May 16, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA graduates with a special Hooding Ceremony and Reception. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 16, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Commencement Breakfast Celebration.
Both candidates will give public presentations in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Farrar Edwards will present on Monday, May 18, and Hess on Wednesday, May 20. Both events are scheduled for 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Employees may attend the talks in pay status, with supervisor permission, if the presentations fall during normal work hours. During these presentations, the finalists have been invited to lay out their vision for the role.
This past month, NBC15 news anchor Leigh Mills interviewed Emily Auerbach, director of UW-Madison’s Odyssey Project, and Qu’Anna Caffey, a participant in the new Odyssey Junior program. As part of Odyssey Junior, volunteers from the Greater Madison Writing Project teach children ages 9 to 16 to express themselves through writing and art. The Greater Madison Writing Project is a joint effort between the UW-Madison School of Education’s office of Education Outreach and Partnerships (EOP), and the College of Letters & Science.
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