Karen Westberg, Ph.D. of our Special Education and Gifted Education department was recently featured on Wandering Educators, a blog and resource guide for educators who travel. She discussed the myriad ways a degree in Gifted, Creative and Talented Education can benefit teachers working abroad. Read more on the Wandering Educators website, or watch Karen's interview!
The College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling is now offering incoming masters students in Public Safety & Law Enforcement Leadership (PSLEL) in each cohort the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. The award, known as the Mikulay Scholarship, provides up to $5,000 in tuition annually. There will be one scholarship awarded for each masters’ cohort.
Learn more about how to apply for the scholarship: Mikulay/Misencik Scholarship for Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leaders
Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Gifted Education, recently won the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program, which recognizes faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning.
Brusnahan’s “Fundamentals of Mild to Moderate Disabilities” course was chosen based on Blackboard’s criteria of course design, interaction, collaboration, assessment and learner support. The course was also named a Director’s Choice for Courses with Distinction, an even higher honor among the winning courses.
Youth for Understanding (YFU), a reputable non-profit organization in China, is offering two fellowships to teach English and American culture in Shanghai, China for UST students at the School of Education. The fellowships will run from July 15 to August 1, 2014. These positions are ideal for clinical practice, practicum or internship projects.
William Brendel, Ed.D., assistant professor, and C. Candace Chou, Ph.D., associate professor, both of the Organization Learning and Development department, forged a connection with YFU during a spring break study abroad program in which UST students gained experiences in organization development consulting in an international context.
Please send resumes to Mr. Yu Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were unable to attend on April 22, a recording of the program is now available online. To view the recording visit the University of St. Thomas YouTube channel.
Attendees of this event learned about Mindfulness at Work from guest speakers Mariann Johnson, senior trainer, Institute for Mindful Leadership and Matthew Sanford, founder and trainer, Mind Body Solutions. Mariann led participants through a meditation exercise and facilitated discussion on the role and impact of mindfulness as a leadership practice. Matthew facilitated a different form of mindfulness practice and discussion on improving wellness and health through greater mind-body awareness at work.
The "Mindfulness at Work" event was sponsored by the Department of Organization Learning and Development on April 22, 2014.