Lynda Brown Wright Honored by APA

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by Brad Duncan Lynda Brown Wright, associate professor in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology (EDP), was awarded the Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award by the American Psychological Association (APA) at its national convention in Toronto on Aug. 7, 2009. The honor is given annually to an alum … Read More

Part-time Instructor Helps Save Fellow Vacationer

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by Brad Duncan Vacations are a time for people to rest, relax, travel and just take a break from the regularity of daily life. However, for Vicki Sageser, a recent trip brought the opportunity to save a life. During a visit to North Carolina in late July, Sageser and her … Read More

Gifts Lead to Start of PAWS Program

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by Brad Duncan Thanks to a gift from University of Kentucky alumni Steve and Elaine Harris and funds from the George and Betty Blanda Endowed Professorship, the College of Education kicked off the Physical Activity and Wellness Schools (PAWS) Program in October. PAWS will utilize resources and faculty from the … Read More

Endowed Scholarship Formed in Memory of Father

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Chris Black knew growing up the importance of education. His father, William, made sure he knew. And because of that devotion to education, Black honored his father in 2008 by establishing the William R. Black Fund for Educators Endowed Scholarship. “My father believed that much of the greatness of our … Read More

Professor Xin Ma’s MathCounts Team Finds Success

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What a difference a year makes. After solid performances from his MathCounts team in 2008, College of Education professor Xin Ma led the Winburn Middle School squad to even greater heights in 2009. Winburn students Valerie Sarge and Vania Ma finished in first and second place, respectively, at the 2009 … Read More

Mark Abel Studies Firefighter Fitness and Performance

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by Brad Duncan Thanks to support from the Kentucky Fire Commission, University of Kentucky College of Education Assistant Professor Mark Abel has been conducting a six-month investigation into ways to improve the health and fireground performance of firefighters. Abel, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, … Read More

Faculty Receive Internationalization Grants

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Seven College of Education faculty members were chosen in 2008-09 as the inaugural recipients of small grants earmarked for supporting projects geared toward program improvement with research and/or curricular implications and designed to enhance international partnerships. These projects that receive funding incorporate international travel as an integral part of the … Read More

Alum Chosen as Kentucky’s History Teacher of the Year

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College of Education alumna Beth Randolph was named Kentucky’s 2009 History Teacher of the Year. The Kentucky award is administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Randolph, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education, has taught at … Read More

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