Friends and alumni are cordially invited to a retirement reception honoring Dr. Dan Robinson’s 42 years of service at Iowa State and NASPA. [View invitation]
NASPA Annual Conference 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hilton, Key Ballroom
Another reception at Iowa State University will be held on May 1, 2014. Further details will be announced later.
Jan Friedel , as the co-author of the report Leveraging Federal Funding Streams to Build Rural Economies, was invited to participate in the Rural Community College Alliance’s visit to the White House and to other federal agency officials on Feb. 11- 12,2014. The group met with the White House Domestic Policy Staff’s Rural Council at the White House to discuss the importance and challenges of our nation’s rural communities and their community colleges. Jan participated discussions with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary Tom Vilsack at their respective agency buildings; and also met with representatives from the Department of Labor, and the Association of Rural Electrical Cooperatives.
Hutchison, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will receive the award April 3 from the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s special interest group for Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL).
Congratulations to all of our CHS students who were leaders of this year’s Iowa State Dance Marathon and raised $427,350.17 for kids in the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network. Kudos to general co-director Jessica Pearce in kinesiology; committee members Jill Zibrowski in kinesiology, Stephanie Tigges in elementary education, and Sadie Oakland in dietetics; and adviser Scott Broady in education.
Aja Holmes, a doctoral student in the SOE, will receive the President’s Award at next week’s Ames NAACP Banquet.
The Advancing One Community Award recognizes students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations that demonstrate their commitment to foster inclusive environments, and promote justice and equity at Iowa State University.
Dr. Ana-Paula Corriea, Dr. Ann Thompson, and Dr. Evrin Baran (ISU alumni) received the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Division of Distance Learning Best Journal Article Award with the article:
Baran, E., & Correia, A.-P. & Thompson, A. (2013). Tracing successful online teaching in higher education: Voices of exemplary online teachers. Teachers College Record, 115(3), p.-. Retrieved from https://www.tcrecord.org/library/abstract.asp?contentid=16896
The Distance Learning Journal Article Award is presented to honor the author of an outstanding journal article, published within the past three years, that describes best practices in distance education or research on an important aspect of distance education. The award is presented by the AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) with generous sponsorship by Information Age Publishing (IAP).
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Dr. Lyvier Leffler, who earned her Ph.D. in the ISU School of Education’s Community College Leadership Program, has been appointed Vice President of Student Development for Tarrant County College Southeast Campus in Arlington, Texas.
Excelencia In Education recognized Iowa State University as one of the newest members of the Excelencia in Action network aimed at accelerating Latino student success in higher education. The recognition came in a letter from the Washington, D.C.-based group to its members, including ISU School of Education professor Larry Ebbers and lecturer Marisa Rivera. More »
ISU alum Doug Wheeler, principal of Hoover High School in Des Moines, is among those featured in this Des Moines Register article about free school supplies delivered to the homes of English-language learners and their siblings. Story »