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New $1.2 Million Grant Prepares Early Childhood Educators, Applied Behavior Analysts

The University of Kentucky College of Education has received a $1.2 million grant to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand – preschool teachers and applied behavior analysts. The grant will cover tuition for two cohorts of master’s students in the college’s Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and Applied … Read More

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Challenge accepted, perspective gained

Put a pin on a map on the corner of Scott Street and N. Upper, where the Taylor Education Building sits on the gently rolling University of Kentucky campus. Now, put a pin on Baghdad, Iraq. As maps go, it’s a long way from one pin to the other. And … Read More

Elementary Education Through a Social Justice Lens

Sometimes life’s most important lessons are the least expected. But perhaps that’s the point. Just ask Laura Yost. Yost became a teacher when she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Education. However, she didn’t imagine the most important lessons she would someday impart would come, in many ways, … Read More

Three College of Education Students Take Top Honors at Thesis Competition

Three graduate students from the University of Kentucky College of Education took top honors at UK GradResearch Live!, a research showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. All are studying in the college’s Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology. This is the second year in a row for a … Read More

New $1.2 Million Grant Prepares Early Childhood Educators, Applied Behavior Analysts

The University of Kentucky College of Education has received a $1.2 million grant to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand – preschool teachers and applied behavior analysts. The grant will cover tuition for two cohorts of master’s students in the college’s Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and Applied … Read More

Newly Funded Study Explores Differences Among Charter, Private, and Public Schools

Two University of Kentucky researchers are working with faculty at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Washington-Bothell to uncover how school voucher programs — and more broadly, school choice — impact long-term student outcomes, such as high school graduation rates and college enrollment. The team has received … Read More

Shared UK, UofL Grant Addresses Special Education Faculty Shortage

The University of Kentucky College of Education and University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development have received a $2.3 million grant to help ease the growing shortage of special education faculty at institutions of higher education. The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special … Read More

Donations Sought for UK College of Education Project to Support Promise Academies

A project to enrich learning at two local schools has launched on Big Blue Crowdfunding. It will help the University of Kentucky College of Education’s efforts to support students at Fayette County’s two Promise Academies, Harrison Elementary and William Wells Brown Elementary. The district is taking extra steps to ensure … Read More

Meet UK College of Education Faculty Tackling Issues Impacting Health and Learning

The University of Kentucky College of Education is home to dozens of faculty members who conduct cutting-edge, transformative research and facilitate the translation of that research into practice. UK College of Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni work together to address significant education and health-related issues in the Commonwealth and … Read More

UK Alumnus, High School Teacher Seeks to Change Narrative for Kids

Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day — a day to celebrate educators who make a difference in students’ lives. For one educator, recognition of the need for more diversity in the classroom led to his calling. Evander Harris, a University of Kentucky College of Education alumnus, received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Centre … Read More

Thelin Publishes New Edition of Higher Ed Book

John Thelin, a University Research Professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, has just published the third edition of “A History of American Higher Education.” This new edition features an additional chapter, “Prominence and Problems: American Higher Education,” which goes into detail about … Read More

Oct. 14: How to Become a Counseling Psychologist

Interested in becoming a counseling psychologist? The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology will host an online Q&A session from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. If you are considering graduate training and careers in counseling psychology, this session will introduce you … Read More

Sept. 26: Webinar for Grad Students Interested in Educational Administration

Dr. Jayson Richardson, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Leadership Studies, is co-hosting a webinar for graduate students who want to get involved in University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) program centers. The centers focus on topics such as technology leadership, ethics, the superintendent, … Read More

To Google or Not To Google: When to Research Your Symptoms Online

Written by Kristen Mark, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. The department offers a certificate and bachelor’s and doctoral degree options in Health Promotion. We all dread the first sign of illness. Is it a cold or the flu? Sore … Read More

Rehabilitation Counseling Student Wants Career with Meaning

Arsène Kabeya has a knack for remembering important dates. He recalls that on December 6, 2018 he submitted his application for graduate school at the University of Kentucky. That same day, he went to a post office and mailed his application for U.S. citizenship. Kabeya was not sure how he … Read More

Students Learn About Disabilities and Communication

A new program at the University of Kentucky is uniquely preparing school personnel who are in high demand – those who work with students with moderate and severe disabilities and intense communication needs. Special educators and speech-language pathologists typically are not trained in the same program. A grant from the … Read More

Sept. 8: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium to Cover Critical Education Issues

Some of the brightest minds in the field of education will be speaking at the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium. The public is invited to attend from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the UK Worsham Cinema, located in the Gatton Student … Read More

Sept. 12: Free Lunch and Learn with College of Education Researcher

Enjoy free lunch while learning about the value of inclusive sex education from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in the University of Kentucky Singletary Center President’s Room. The discussion is part of a UK Center for Equality and Social Justice serieson advocacy and engagement, with all sessions catered … Read More

Sept. 14: College of Education Tailgate for UK vs. Florida Game

You’re invited to tailgate with the University of Kentucky College of Education prior to the UK vs. Florida football game. Meet new College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., and connect with others who have a heart for education. Join us at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in the … Read More

UK College of Education Professor Receives American Psychological Association Presidential Citation

Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons, an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education, has been awarded a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association. The citation recognizes her commitment to leadership development and education and her fearless research on and commitment to social justice. Hargons is a faculty member … Read More

College Receives Funding to Improve Math Education for Elementary Students

The University of Kentucky College of Education has received $599,875 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research, develop, and implement ways of teaching mathematics that integrate equitable teaching practices. The three-year project will directly impact more than 600 college students who are studying to become elementary teachers in programs … Read More

Dean’s Study Shows Charters More Intensely Segregated Than Public Schools

Charter school students are more likely to attend racially isolated schools than their public school counterparts, says a new study published in Education Sciences, an international, peer-reviewed open access journal. The analysis was authored by Julian Vasquez Heilig, dean and professor of educational policy studies and evaluation at the University of Kentucky … Read More

10 Years Strong, Learning Comes to Life for Kids at STEM Camp

  STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – is not silent. It certainly isn’t still or stoic. That much becomes clear within a few minutes of visiting See Blue STEM Camp, Robotics Camp, and Chem Camp at the University of Kentucky in June. The hallowed halls of higher education, … Read More

University of Kentucky Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among School Leaders

Twitter has become a tool for school administrators to more efficiently and effectively lead schools, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Education collected results from studies showing the ways school leaders engage with Twitter. They then analyzed how Twitter usage can impact leaders’ … Read More

Teacher Leadership Program Removes Letters of Recommendation Requirement

The Department of Educational Leadership Studies in the University of Kentucky College of Education has eliminated letters of recommendation as a requirement for admission to the master’s and educational specialist degree programs for teacher leadership and rank change. “We have found other materials in the application are more useful in … Read More

Study Finds Growth of Faculty Diversity Largely Minimal in U.S. Colleges, Universities

Colleges and universities across the nation lack the diversity needed among faculty to deliver a well-rounded education, says a new study in the recently launched South Texas College of Law Houston Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. The analysis was authored by Julian Vasquez Heilig, incoming dean of the University of Kentucky College … Read More

College of Education Student Follows Passion for Helping Tobacco-Users

Written by Chelsea Hobbs, News Intern Sierrah Miley, a senior in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is passionate about helping others improve their health. She recently returned from the Atlantis Clinical Fellowship, where she shadowed surgeons in neurology, ears/nose/throat, and obstetrics and gynecology in Lisbon, Portugal. “The culture … Read More

Bringing Sex Ed Outside of School to Facilitate Sustainable Change

What if teen moms were given the chance to create the sex education they wish they got before they became pregnant? Dr. Kristen Mark thinks there is no better group to help create curriculum to serve young peoples’ needs. Mark, who is a sexual health researcher at the University of … Read More

UK Hosts Excellence in Educator Preparation Summit

Written by Chelsea Hobbs, News Intern The University of Kentucky recently hosted the 2019 Kentucky Excellence in Educator Preparation (KEEP) summit. This was the second annual summit, planned in collaboration with Thomas More College, the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Association … Read More

Julian Vasquez Heilig Named College of Education Dean

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2019) — Julian Vasquez Heilig has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education. Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning leader, teacher and researcher, comes to UK from California State University, Sacramento, where he was a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and director … Read More

Research Collaboration Focuses on Painful Hip Condition

University of Kentucky researchers are in search of answers for those who suffer from a painful hip condition known as Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS). Although the condition can be experienced at any age, it often impacts the young and athletic, bringing their active lifestyles to a halt. Patients are impacted … Read More

Health Promotion Student Interns with Health Department in Nebraska

Editor’s Note: This summer, we are profiling University of Kentucky College of Education students who are studying abroad or completing internships in a variety of fields. To submit a story idea, email amanda.nelson@nulluky.edu. Written by Chelsea Hobbs, Student Intern Hannah Bourg just completed her first year as a master’s of science … Read More

UK Students, Faculty Help Host History Competition

University of Kentucky College of Education faculty and students helped host the Kentucky Historical Society’s National History Day competition in April. The event included 225 students and 38 teachers from a total of 35 schools across Kentucky. The competition helps students connect the past to the present and learn 21stcentury … Read More

Instructional Design Students Apply Coursework to Meet Campus Need

Students in the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Instructional Systems Design program recently had an opportunity to apply what they learned in class to help meet a need on campus. Dr. Kun Huang, a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, partnered with the UK College of … Read More

Rous Named University Research Professor

Dr. Beth Rous, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Leadership Studies, was recently awarded one of 16 University Research Professorships for the 2019-20 academic year. The purpose of the program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of … Read More

Majoring in Socialization and Basic Obedience

Written by Meg Mills You might see a few extra feet — or paws —  walk across the stage at the University of Kentucky Commencement ceremony in Rupp Arena. Anu is one of several dogs that will be crossing the graduation stage with student handlers. The golden retriever will be with UK College of … Read More

STEM Education Honored for Physics Teacher Preparation

Five is a big number when it comes to addressing the shortage of physics teachers in the U.S. The University of Kentucky was recently named one of only a handful of institutions in the U.S. — exactly five, as it so happens — graduating five or more high-quality physics teachers in the … Read More

Grads, Alumni Gather to Celebrate Commencement

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association hosted a celebration for UK College of Education 2019 graduates and alumni at The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm. It was the first time an event was held specifically for graduating College of Education students to mingle with the college’s alumni. For more … Read More

Bottge Bridging Gap Between Research, Practice

Written by Amanda Nelson   Brian Bottge is known for his research in teaching math to struggling students — and for helping teachers put the findings into action. Bottge has spent most of his career helping bridge the gap between university-level research and practice, bringing math to life for thousands … Read More

Nietzel Award Supports Early Childhood Education Colloquium

The UK Graduate School, through the Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award program, and UK College of Education Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling hosted a colloquia in April in Dickey Hall. Dr. Yash Bhagwanji, associate professor of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University, delivered … Read More

Hammer Named Outstanding Graduate Mentor

Dr. Joe Hammer recently received the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Mentor award from the Kentucky Psychological Foundation. The award was presented at the organization’s Spring Academic Conference. Hammer is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky College of Education.

April 17: One Day for UK

It only takes one day, one gift to make a difference. Join University of Kentucky alumni, friends and supporters on April 17 for One Day for UK. This giving day will help UK College of Education students have life-changing opportunities and the best learning experiences possible; for researchers to have … Read More

Faculty Member’s Personal Experience Inspires Children’s Book

Life inspired art for Shelly Krajny, a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. It began as an assignment for one of her doctoral classes at Kent State University. “We were told to create something that was not in the typical research paper format,” Krajny said. “ I … Read More

UK Seeking High School Science Teachers to Apply for 3-D Learning Program

The University of Kentucky College of Education Department of STEM Education is seeking high school science teachers who are interested in working with UK faculty to develop computer-enhanced science units they can implement and teach within their school’s curriculum. “Science teachers with experience teaching biology or chemistry and who are … Read More

March 20: Literacy Education Symposium

Literacy Research, Theory, and Practice We invite you to join the University of Kentucky’s Literacy Education faculty Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. for a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with literacy scholars of the Southeastern Conference. The symposium will feature: Research presentations from literacy scholars Networking with … Read More

Tuition Opportunity for Special Education Master’s Program

The University of Kentucky College of Education is seeking applicants interested in earning a master’s degree in special education through a U.S. Department of Education grant offering tuition and collaboration opportunities. The application deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019. Click here for the application. The grant provides tuition support to … Read More

March 22: White Fragility Author to Speak

The public is invited to hear author Robin DiAngelo give a talk on her book, White Fragility: Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism?, at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22 in the Gatton College of Business and Economics Kincaid Auditorium. Free copies of the book … Read More

March 25: Colloquium Series Continues with Jessica Calarco

Dr. Jessica Calarco, assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University and author of Negotiating Opportunity: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School, will be giving a talk on her book as part of the Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Colloquium Series. The talk will take place from 5 to … Read More

March 19: EdTalks – Building Partnerships with Sustainable Impacts

Mark your calendar: EdTalks 2019 will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd. in Lexington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and snacks will be provided. This free community event features University of Kentucky College of Education faculty members giving brief talks on issues … Read More

Nominate a Teacher Who Made a Difference by March 31

Would you like to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life? Here is a wonderful way to do that in a way he or she will never forget. For the 21st year, the University of Kentucky College of Education is hosting an event for members of the … Read More

2019 Spring Research Conference

Students had an opportunity to present research in a safe and collaborative environment at the 2019 Spring Research Conference this past weekend. The event was a joint effort by the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and University of Cincinnati. The conference rotates locations among the three institutions annually. “Spring … Read More

Creating a Legacy

Dr. Deborah Bott Slaton has been helping special education students, teachers, and doctoral students for more than three decades. Even in retirement, she is working for the betterment of others. In fact, giving to others will be the very last thing she ever does. Slaton and her husband, Tom Slaton, … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Doctoral Students Win at Conference

Four graduate students in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion were recognized at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Southeast Regional Chapter conference in Greenville, S.C. Taylor Dinyer received second place in the rapid research race. PJ Succi received a first time presenter award. He … Read More

Colloquium Features Thelin Talk, Book-Signing

The University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation’s 2018-2019 Colloquium Series will feature a talk by University Research Professor Dr. John Thelin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Thelin’s talk on his recent book Going to College in … Read More

Undergrads Sought for STEM Research Positions

Are you an undergraduate student interested in working with professors conducting research in the current trends in STEM Education while earning extra money and college credit? If so, then the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the UK College of Education Department of STEM Education is for you. The … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Students, Faculty Host Activities at Elementary School

Students at Julius Marks Elementary were visited by University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty and students during the school’s STEAM Day in February (STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). Dr. Rosie Lanphere, assistant professor, lead a group of Kinesiology and … Read More

NCAA Awards Grant for Mental Health Research

A University of Kentucky College of Education research team has been selected to receive funding from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for a project related to college athletes’ psychological well-being and mental health. The team is comprised of Jeff Reese, a licensed psychologist and professor in the Department of … Read More

Middle Level Students Take Mobile Technology Project to Williamsburg

University of Kentucky College of Education students in the Middle Level Teacher Education Program were recently in Williamsburg, Ky. working with 7th and 8th grade students on a STEM mobile technology project (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The college students worked with the middle schoolers in Williamsburg … Read More

Ed Policy Doctoral Student Publishes Book Review

A book review by Ashley T. Simmons, a doctoral student in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, is published in the most recent edition of the Global Studies Literature Review. “Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Connecting Theory and Practice in International … Read More

Feb. 12 Demystifying Appalachia Panel Discussion

The UK College of Education Inclusiveness Committee and the UK Appalachian Center, housed within the UK College of Arts and Sciences, recently sponsored a panel discussion featuring a sampling of faculty, staff, and students who are from the region or have research experiences related to Appalachia. The panel took place … Read More

Feb. 4-8 Demystifying Appalachia Week

The UK College of Education Inclusiveness Committee and the UK Appalachian Center, housed within the UK College of Arts and Sciences, are sponsoring an initiative to deepen understanding of the cultural, political, and economic complexities of the Appalachian region. “Demystifying Appalachia” is be a special focus within the College of … Read More

Thelin Talks History of University Feb. 6

If you’ve ever wondered where the University of Kentucky started, or what the campus used to look like, come listen to Dr. John Thelin as he talks about the early days of Kentucky State College. Thelin is presenting a University Staff Senate lunch and learn session from noon to 1 p.m. … Read More

Samaan Selected for Career-Development Program

Dr. Michael Samaan, University of Kentucky College of Education assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, was recently selected to be part of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science KL2 program. Samaan’s research project, “Hip Joint Bone and Cartilage Health and Mechanics in Patients with … Read More

Learning Experience Partners UK Students with Elementary Children

While many University of Kentucky students are turning in final exams or projects this time of year, UK College of Education students taking an education curriculum methods course tested their skills by teaching students from Millcreek Elementary and Picadome Elementary. The UK students planned instructional units, aligning them with instructional standards and … Read More

Professor’s Book, ‘Going to College in the Sixties,’ Featured in Inside Higher Ed

“The change in the mood of American higher education from 1960 to 1969 was incredible and surprising — from optimism and confidence to exhaustion and uncertainty,” Dr. John Thelin tells Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik in a Q&A feature about his latest book, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Thelin, … Read More

Faculty, Staff, and Students Donate Generously to Big Blue Pantry

The UK College of Education Staff Council recently spearheaded a Big Blue Pantry food drive. The donations from faculty, students, and staff weighed in at almost 195 pounds of items, thanks to the generous spirit of the College of Education family. The Big Blue Pantry serves UK students who are … Read More

Making a Difference: Students Provide Enrichment for Picadome Children and Families

Joni Meade, clinical faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has helped bring together high school and college students looking to make a difference. They have developed a long-term commitment to enriching the health and education of children and their families at Westminster Village apartments. Meade is an advisor … Read More

Parents Express Thanks for Sensory-Friendly Cocoa and Cookies with Santa

The University of Kentucky College of Education’s chapter of the Student Council for Exceptional Children, in collaboration with the Autism Society of the Bluegrass, hosted a sensory-friendly “Cocoa and Cookies with Santa” event Sunday in the Taylor Education Building. Navigating crowds and waiting in long lines can be overwhelming for some … Read More

College Ambassadors Spread Joy to Hospitalized Children

The UK College of Education Student Ambassadors helped to spread some joy to patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital this season. They collected new toys from fellow students, and College of Education faculty and staff.

Interested in Teaching Math or Science?

The UK College of Education’s STEM Education Department recently hosted a free online info session for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a teacher in the math/science fields. If you missed the session, but would still like to learn more, contact the STEM Education Department at (859) 257-4235 or UK College … Read More

Feb. 8-9, 2019: UK to Host Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium

The Sport and Exercise Psychology Club at the University of Kentucky is hosting the 29th annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium Feb. 8-9, 2019. The meeting will feature professional workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and research presentations. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key leaders in the field, … Read More

Hear UK College of Education Professor Discuss College in the 1960s

  Anyone listening via radio to the University of Kentucky football game against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 17 may have heard UK College of Education professor John Thelin during the broadcast. He was interviewed for “UK at the Half,” which airs during each UK football and basketball game broadcast and … Read More

Student Research Conference Registration Open

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) have an opportunity to present research (whether it is completed, in progress, or at the proposal stage) in a safe and collaborative environment at the 2019 Spring Research Conference. The event is a joint effort by the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and University … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Professor Wins Teacher of the Year

Dr. Elizabeth Whitney has been selected by the Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as the 2018-2019 College/University Teacher of the Year for Health Education. She was honored at the association’s annual convention in Lexington and will be the state’s nominee for the national teaching award. As an assistant professor at the UK College of Education, Whitney’s research … Read More

Early Childhood, Special Education Doctoral Candidates Receive National Honors

Congratulations to UK College of Education doctoral candidates Mark Samudre, Collin Shepley, and Megan Jones. Samudre, a doctoral candidate in special education, and Shepley, a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary early childhood education, were selected as outstanding scholars through an internationally competitive process to participate in the Council for Exceptional Children’s … Read More

School Technology Leadership Program Offers Microcredentials, Graduate Certificates, Master’s Degrees

With a focus on the changing nature of education in a connected world, a new partnership is offering educators options for pairing graduate certificates and advanced degrees with professional learning microcredentials. The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership Studies is partnering with Eduro Learning Inc., an … Read More

Student, Alumna Honored for Impacting Lives

University of Kentucky College of Education student Angelo Lacoude and alumna Mikeiya Morrow recently received Lyman T. Johnson awards. Lacoude, a junior Kinesiology and Health Promotion student, received a Torch Bearer award. Morrow, who graduated in 2017 with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, received a Torch of Excellence award. The … Read More

Nov. 14 Lunch and Learn with Candice Hargons

Lunch and Learn Noon, Nov. 14 King Center, Gatton Student Center Assistant Professor Candice Hargons of the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology leads a discussion on how identities intersect and impact individual life experiences. Lunch provided. The event is part of a series of campus events sponsored by … Read More

What we know about admissions in the 1950s informs today’s debates, Thelin writes

“‘Fair Harvard is not always fair.’ That allegation cuts to the heart of the lawsuit about admissions decisions made by Harvard University,” writes Dr. John Thelin, historian and professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education, in a column for Inside Higher Ed. … Read More

Nov. 15: Attend Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Colloquium Series

Dr. Lance Poston, director of the University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources in the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, will deliver the second talk in the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation 2018-19 Colloquium Series. The public is invited to see Poston … Read More

Yearbooks a Social Science Tool?

Can data for social science research be gleaned from a yearbook entry? Or are yearbooks mere pieces of nostalgia? Dr. John Thelin, historian and professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education, provides his take in a piece for Inside Higher Ed. His new … Read More

Students Co-Host Sensory-Friendly Halloween Bash

The University of Kentucky College of Education’s chapter of the Student Council for Exceptional Children recently co-hosted a sensory-friendly Halloween bash with Autism Society of the Bluegrass. Trick-or-treating practice, games, food, and prizes were offered at the Taylor Education Building on the UK campus. To view photos click here.  

Alumnus Recognized for Arts Integration

Dr. Meredith Sims, a UK College of Education alumnus who was advised during her doctoral work by Dr. Heather Erwin in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, was recently recognized for her promotion of arts integration. Sims is an assistant professor of dance and coordinator of the dance education … Read More

Special Education Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. The department held a 50th anniversary celebration this past weekend. It was an opportunity to connect with present … Read More

Health Promotion Student Represents UK in National Organization

Jakob Hester, a second year Master of Science student in Health Promotion, was selected to represent the University of Kentucky in the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Collegiate Champion Program. Hester was one of 20 champions selected across the country for the 2018-19 year. The Collegiate Champion program gives undergraduate … Read More

Oct. 19: Opportunity to Explore Counseling Psychology Field

Interested in the field of counseling psychology? A panel of students, faculty and working professionals will answer questions from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in 109 Dickey Hall. They will discuss the specialty of counseling psychology, how counseling psychology differs from clinical psychology, and what master’s and doctoral degree training … Read More

Oct. 18: Educational Policy Studies 2018 Colloquium

The 2018 Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Colloquium will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Gaines Center, Bingham Davis House, 218 E. Maxwell St. The event is hosted by the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. Two alumni of the program, … Read More

Oct. 13 and 14 Special Education 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. You are invited to join the anniversary celebration in Lexington on October 13 and October 14, 2018. … Read More

Fundraising Event for UK Students’ Program to Help Autism Community

A UK College of Education student group is raising funds to host events that build and maintain partnerships between police officers and members of the autism community. From 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 customers at Mellow Mushroom (S. Upper Street) can have 15 percent of their bill donated to the Police Autism … Read More

Hope for Tomorrow 5K and Fun Run Benefits Children’s Organization with UK Ties

Registration is open for the Hope for Tomorrow 5K and Fun Run, which benefits a children’s organization with ties to the UK College of Education. Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown co-founded Hope for Tomorrow. She is a UK College of Education professor of Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and faculty director of the … Read More

UK Professor Talks to Education Week About Tech Powered Classrooms

  The latest Teaching in Today’s Tech Powered Classroom Q&A posted on Education Week Teacher is from Dr. Justin Bathon, weighing in on pitfalls and opportunities that arise when schools invest in tech. Bathon is an associate professor in the UK College of Education Department of Educational Leadership Studies and is … Read More

Explore UK College of Education Family Weekend 2018

Thanks to everyone who helped make the UK College of Education’s Family Weekend event a success. Students and families explored Dickey Hall, played corn hole and Jenga, chatted with faculty, staff and administrators, and enjoyed a catered brunch. The following FAQ explains more about Family Weekend: What is Family Weekend? … Read More

Alumni Recognized for Excellence in Leadership, Teaching, Service

Three UK College of Education alumni were honored during the college’s 2018 Gary L. Stingle Scholarship and Awards banquet, hosted by UK College of Education Interim Dean Rosetta Sandidge. The Outstanding Teaching Award was presented to Pamela Duncan, a math teacher at Woodford County High School. Dr. Mary Lynn English, … Read More

UK Hosts Kentucky Teacher Educators Conference, Focuses on Partnerships

The Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (KATE) 2018 Conference was hosted recently at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the University of Kentucky campus. Dr. Kim White, clinical associate professor in the UK College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is KATE president and oversaw conference planning. The conference … Read More

Professors, Students Promote Exercise Science and Physical Education Fields

The UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion partnered with the 2018 Roots and Heritage Youth STEAM Summit at the STEAM Academy to showcase the fields of Exercise Science and Physical Education. Drs. Rosie Lanphere, Heather Erwin, and Jill Day lead a group of students volunteering at … Read More

Doctoral Student Selected for Health Equity Research Program

University of Kentucky College of Education doctoral student Monica Mundy has been selected for the new Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities  (DREAM) Scholars program. Mundy is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Sciences, with a focus in Health Promotion, in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. The two-year program provides … Read More

Future Teachers Learn About Korean War

Lester Beaty speaks with emotion when he talks about the uncle he never met, Private Joe Stanton Elmore. He went missing in action during the Korean war in 1950. Last month, after the passing of nearly seven decades, his uncle’s remains were laid to rest next to his brother, who … Read More

Ickes, Hahn Editorial on E-Cigs Published in Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky College of Education associate professor Dr. Melinda J. Ickes co-wrote an editorial on e-cigarettes that appeared in the Friday, Sept. 7 edition of the Herald-Leader. Ickes is director of the Go Tobacco-free initiative to promote tobacco-free college campuses. She co-wrote the editorial with Dr. Ellen J. Hahn, … Read More

Thinking of Studying Abroad?

Several University of Kentucky College of Education programs will promote study abroad opportunities at the Education Abroad & Exchanges Fall Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom. Ellie Holliday, international partnerships coordinator for the UK College of Education, will be available at … Read More

Sept. 29 – Family Weekend Brunch

Students and their families are invited to join us for the College of Education Family Weekend Brunch Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Dickey Hall. Enjoy a yummy catered meal and mingle with College of Education faculty and staff before heading over to Kroger Field to … Read More

Family Weekend Brunch RSVP

RSVP to attend the Friends and Family Brunch taking place September 29, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the UK College of Education.