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College of Education and Human Development
Education and Human Development Newsletter
A Message From the Dean
Greetings to the EDHD Community,

What an exciting semester in the College of Education and Human Development (EDHD)! We have many reasons to be proud of our students – several of which are detailed in this newsletter. Please read about the accomplishments of apparel merchandising and product development major Fatima Camara and her success as the creator of 10,000 Threads, as well as Kelly Largent, a new graduate of the middle childhood education program, who recently received the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award from the Ohio Campus Compact. These inspiring young women represent only two of the thousands of EDHD students who embody all that our college represents: excellence, dedication, perseverance and service.

Some of you may know that these last few months have been exciting for me as well. Since January, I have been at Keele University in the United Kingdom with a group of EDHD students. In addition to staying involved in the decision-making and processes back at BGSU, I have been teaching classes and working with students and faculty here. This experience has allowed me to observe the incredible value of study abroad.

When we arrived in January, many of the students felt overwhelmed and uncertain. Now, these BGSU students have become world travelers and, in addition to keeping up with their studies at Keele, have visited Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Ireland … the list goes on. They have learned a great deal about other countries and people through this process, but more important, they have learned a great deal about themselves. I have appreciated the opportunity to work with all of them.

I am also grateful for the EDHD Falcon Family that extends far beyond the boundaries of Bowling Green, Ohio. In April, two alumni of our college student personnel graduate program, Patty Watters and Wade Sherman, graciously hosted me and my two children for brief visits. Patty and Wade live in the U.K. now and run study abroad programs for other universities. Thanks to their hospitality, we stayed in palaces and castles and learned about other models for offering rich international experiences through university-based programs.

While this has been an incredible experience, I look forward to my return on June 2. BGSU does not have buildings that are hundreds of years old or local communities with castles nestled among the hills. However, EDHD is filled with caring and dedicated people who make a difference each and every day. I look forward to being with them once again.

Dean Dawn Shinew
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Professor and Dean
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Weaving a Bright Future Weaving a Bright Future
Literacy in the Park Promotes Love of Reading, Writing and Discovery Literacy in the Park Promotes Love of Reading, Writing and Discovery
HMSLS Director Dr. Steve Langendorfer Graduates to Retirement HMSLS Director Dr. Steve Langendorfer Graduates to Retirement
Model Student: Dissertation Becomes Roadmap for Schools Nationwide Model Student: Dissertation Becomes Roadmap for Schools Nationwide
Successful Internship Paved the Way Successful Internship Paved the Way
Awards
Dunaway-Haney '92 Named Educator of the Year Dunaway-Haney '92 Named Educator of the Year
AMPD Professor Honored With Community Involvement Award AMPD Professor Honored With Community Involvement Award
 BGSU Senior Earns Service Award from Ohio Campus Compact BGSU Senior Earns Service Award from Ohio Campus Compact
Dr. Susan K. Lang '72 Honored as Top School Superintendent in Ohio Dr. Susan K. Lang '72 Honored as Top School Superintendent in Ohio
Students Recognized for Diversity Studies Students Recognized for Diversity Studies
Global Crossings
Changing the World Through Education Changing the World Through Education
Faces Behind the Flag: Algeria Faces Behind the Flag: Algeria
Visiting Professors Create Cross-Cultural Connections Visiting Professors Create Cross-Cultural Connections
Access Program Links Culture, Language and Service-Learning Access Program Links Culture, Language and Service-Learning
EDHD News in Brief
BGSU hosted its first-ever day of giving in April, raising more than $326,000 through this one-day online fundraising drive. Gifts pledged to EDHD will support vital student scholarship funds, service-learning activities, internships, mentoring, professional-learning opportunities and study-abroad experiences that strengthen our students as individuals and professionals in their fields – ensuring success after graduation. We are especially grateful to Harriett '59 and Dale '73 Swartzmiller for their matching gift to our EDHD Student Professional Development Fund.
Dr.  Rick Worch, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, and Julia McCafferty, a graduate student in curriculum and teaching, attended the 2017 International Conference of The Association for the Study of Play at the National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, in April. Worch, who will serve as the association's president for 2017-18, and McCafferty planned and hosted the conference, which attracted 118 presenters and 132 attendees representing 11 countries. Presentations covered theory and research that inform play scholarship and its application, as well as workshops and informative sessions on current play provision programs.   
World Language Education Coordinator Dr. Brigid Burke was presented with the Publications Award at the Ohio Foreign Language Association annual conference earlier this spring. She was recognized for being an exceptional teacher, successfully expanding enrollment in world language programs and authoring an outstanding professional publication related to world language education.
The College of Education and Human Development honored 242 outstanding students and donors at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony that closed the spring semester. Once again this year, the college saw a significant increase in scholarship applications, as well as total number and amount of scholarships awarded to students, totaling $403,000 in scholarship dollars. At the ceremony, Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D., president of Bowling Green State University, issued a challenge prospective donors and EDHD supporters to help raise that number to $500,000 next year.
BGSU alumni Simone Eli '12, '16 returned to campus to present as part of the Dick Maxwell Sport Media Project. Eli, a former women's basketball point guard with a master's in sport administration from BGSU, currently works as a sports anchor and reporter for WIAT in Birmingham, Alabama. She inspired students with stories about how she achieved success in her field and how she thrives in a traditionally male-dominated industry, as well as tips on how students can make the most of the opportunities available at BGSU.
Dean's Corner
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CAPSTONE DAY
Congrats to all our graduates who presented at Spring 2017 Capstone Day! The projects were impressive, and we're grateful to the educators who were able to participate in our panel discussion on what to expect the first year of teaching.

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Literacy in the Park
NEW HESA CERTIFICATES
The Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs is now offering three new graduate certificates targeted to professionals working in the field of higher education who want to refresh or expand their knowledge or skills. The certificates are in Administration and Higher Education, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, and Research and Assessment in Higher Education.

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