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College of Education and Human Development
Education and Human Development Newsletter
A message from the Dean
Greetings!

A new year is always filled with anticipation and possibilities. In 2017, the College of Education and Human Development (EDHD) looks forward to creating opportunities for our students, alumni, faculty and staff to grow, learn and connect with one another.

These next few months will be especially exciting for me. On Jan. 17, a group of EDHD students and I leave to study and work at Keele University in the United Kingdom. Keele University has a long-standing partnership with our college. During my time at Keele, I will teach classes, mentor our EDHD students and explore other partnerships in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Fortunately, technology means that I can stay connected to everything that is happening at BGSU. I will have regular access to email, join meetings via Skype, and post updates to my Twitter account (@DeanDawnShinew). I am also fortunate to have great support from three associate deans (Dr. Brian Campbell, Dr. Amy Morgan and Dr. Mary Murray), who have agreed to take on some additional responsibilities in my absence.

We live in an increasingly global and connected environment. This next semester will give me an opportunity to better understand the experiences our students have in Keele, as well as in other international programs. Our students need to understand and experience the world if they are going to be a positive force in it. I’m looking forward to learning how to make that happen, for the students who will be with me in Keele, as well as the hundreds of others who are part of EDHD programs.

My own children will also be with me in Keele. My 13-year-old daughter has been watching BBC television programs for months so she can “practice her British.” My 17-year-old son can’t comprehend why I don’t want him to drive over there, on the left side of the road. I suspect life is going to be “barmy” (crazy) and I will be “zonked” (exhausted) by the time I return on June 2.

Wish me luck – I am in for an incredible adventure!

Cheerio,

Dean Dawn Shinew
Dawn Shinew
Professor and Dean
@DeanDawnShinew
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EDHD News in Brief
Dr. Mary Murray, associate dean in the College of Education and Human Development, was recently elected chair of the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR), effective March 2017. As chair-elect of ACSR, she also will hold a position on the executive board of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, a national association for teacher education policy that she has been a member of for the past six years. She currently serves as president of the Ohio Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the lead agency for policy and practice for teacher education in the state of Ohio.
Eric Gordon ’81 ’97, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, was the winner of the 2016 Green-Garner Award from the Council of the Great City Schools, the nation's top prize in urban education. He also recently was honored with a Humanitarian Award from The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. Gordon, who received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from BGSU, has made several visits to campus to speak with faculty and students in the educator preparation programs.
Dr. Lubomir Popov, professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, was awarded the Robert Ezra Park Award for Sociological Practice by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology for making a special contribution demonstrating how sociological practice can advance and improve society.
Dean's Corner
Fund a Falcon
FUND A FALCON CAMPAIGN Our Fund a Falcon fundraising campaign is now live! Your donations directly support BGSU students by helping to fund travel to professional development field experiences, placements, internships and practicums.

With your help and generosity, our students can experience professional development opportunities that will allow them to network with professionals in their field, enhance their resumes and graduate school applications, and learn and grow as aspiring professionals.

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Literacy in the Park
SAVE THE DATE!
Literacy in the Park returns April 29, 2017, with acclaimed children's author Patricia Polacco. More information and registration details will soon be announced.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE ...
You tell us! Nominations are now being accepted through Jan. 31, 2016, for the prestigious EDHD Educator of the Year Award. Now in it's third year, this award continues to recognize a BGSU alumnus for excellence in the field of education. More information about the award and nomination criteria and forms can be found online.

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Educators' Summer College
EDUCATORS' SUMMER COLLEGE
Don't miss this opportunity for professional development during a three-day retreat for educators. This year's strands will focus on Assessment, Technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

June 14-16, 2017
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