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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

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Sensory-Friendly Cocoa and Cookies with Santa
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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, is hosting a sensory-friendly “Cocoa and Cookies with Santa” event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Taylor Education Building. Navigating crowds and … Read More

Dec. 12: College Ambassadors Sponsor Toy Drive
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The UK College of Education Student Ambassadors are hoping to spread some joy to patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital this season. New toys may be dropped off at Taylor Education Building rooms 124 or 126 by Wednesday, December 12.

Dec. 4 Online Session: Interested in Teaching Math or Science?
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The UK College of Education’s STEM Education Department is hosting a free online info session for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a teacher in the math/science fields. It will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Participants should register to attend at go.uky.edu/teachSTEM. Registrants will … Read More

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

College of Education Grad One of Eight from UK Selected for Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
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“I selected middle level education as my major because I have a passion for helping students develop a growth mindset and gain confidence in their own abilities. By becoming an educator I have dedicated my life to being a lifelong learner, and continue to enjoy learning as much from the … Read More

Watch New UK College of Education Students Explore Opportunities
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  For new University of Kentucky students, K Week is the second step in the orientation process. Many say it is the best way to get started at UK. It is one of the biggest traditions on the UK campus, designed to help the transition to college. There are more than … Read More

Dickey Hall Elevator Outage Update
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A summer project to upgrade the Dickey Hall elevator is extending past the anticipated completion date. The UK College of Education is reaching out to students, faculty and staff to develop solutions for any issues this may cause during the Fall 2018 semester. If you are unable to access the upper floors … Read More

STEM Summer Experiences Spark Middle Schoolers’ Interests
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Every summer, noticeably younger students inhabit the University of Kentucky in a camp that offers middle schoolers fun, real-life immersion into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A collaboration with the UK College of Education and UK College of Engineering, the See Blue See STEM Summer Experiences expose students … Read More

Business Community Helps Future Teachers Study Economic Development
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During a recent class at the UK College of Education, Andrew Johnson nimbly responded to questions from classmates. He sounded more like an economic development director than a college student, while his peers came across as business owners. Johnson, who is working on a master’s degree in secondary education, was … Read More

Camp Helps Teens Who are Deaf-Blind Gain Independence
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A camp with strong ties to the University of Kentucky is helping individuals who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, known as “dual sensory loss” or “deafblindness,” master life skills to prepare for their futures. Eight teenagers attended camp in early July at General Butler State Park in … Read More

New Graduate Certificate Program Offers Options Toward Teacher Leadership Master’s Degree
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A new online UK College of Education Educational Leadership Studies program offers three “stackable” graduate certificates leading to a master’s degree in teacher leadership. The program begins this fall with its first cohort of students working toward certificates in school technology leadership, instructional coaching, and leadership for deeper learning. Each certificate … Read More

STEMCats Workshop Brings Middle and High School Teachers to Campus
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The UK College of Arts and Sciences teamed up with the UK College of Education to welcome middle and high school teachers to campus for the STEMCats Teaching Workshop. Teachers interacted with faculty during the daylong workshop sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in sessions including: Volcanoes, CrossCutting Concepts, Chemistry, … Read More

College of Education Research Responds to Critical Questions of Today, Transforms Tomorrow
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From research to clinical practice, the University of Kentucky College of Education is shaping education not only in college classrooms, but in schools and beyond – in homes, in the workplace, in health care, and more. Through the research efforts of faculty, the college engages in the critical questions of … Read More

College of Education Staff Members Honored
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University of Kentucky College of Education staff were recently recognized for their dedication to the university. Ten staff members were nominated for the College of Education 2018 Outstanding Staff Member award. The college’s staff council organized the event. Nominees for the staff award were: Stephanie Carpenter Beth Graham Mary Henderson Lori … Read More

Graduate Student Wins National Thesis Award
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Rena Goodwin, a University of Kentucky College of Education graduate student, won the 2018 Thesis Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Goodwin holds a master’s degree from the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Currently, she is pursuing a … Read More

Doctoral Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship
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Calah Ford, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Kentucky College of Education, is one of three UK students to receive a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ford is studying educational psychology in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology. She was among 2,000 students selected … Read More

UK College of Education Joins Effort to Provide Financial Literacy Resources for K-12 Teachers and Students
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Economic and entrepreneurship educators from the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, the Booth Entrepreneurship Center at Morehead State University, Murray State University, and Northern Kentucky University have formed the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth to enhance the teaching of personal finance, entrepreneurship, and economics throughout Kentucky. This … Read More

UK Partners to Prepare Excellent Teachers Across Kentucky
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Preparing excellent teachers to lead classrooms across the state was at the center of an initiative recently launched in Kentucky. Representatives from 18 educator preparation programs and seven school districts, along with state education leaders, gathered in Louisville in May for a summit to kick off the Kentucky Excellence in … Read More

Wilhelm Awarded University Research Professorship
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Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm, professor and chair in the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education, was one of 14 UK faculty members to receive a 2018-19 University Research Professorship. The award is presented to members of the UK faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that … Read More

$1.2 Million National Science Foundation Grant Helps Turn STEM Majors Into STEM Educators
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The University of Kentucky wants to not only recruit more students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, but also train those students to become STEM educators. Through a collaborative effort led by the UK College of Education, the UK College of Arts and Sciences and the UK College of Engineering, the “UK Noyce … Read More