Faculty & Staff E-news 1.30.17

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With the School of Education’s scholarship deadline fast approaching this week Wednesday, February 1, please remind all your students that a little bit of effort in the short term might result in great rewards for continuing their education and following their dreams to be teachers, counselors and administrators.  More information and the application are on our website.


Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Watson, along with Mr. Brandon L. Velez, Ms. Jenna Brownfield, and Ms. Mirella J. Flores, who has been published in The Counseling Psychologist journal (November 2016) for the manuscript “Minority Stress and Bisexual Women’s Disordered Eating:  The Role of Maladaptive Coping.”


Kudos, also, to Dr. Candace Schlein who, along with Dr. Barbara Garii, has edited A Reader of Narrative and Critical Lenses on Intercultural Teaching and Learning (2016), a new book from information Age Publishing.


And, a shout-out to Dr. Kindel Nash, et. al., who has a forthcoming publication:  Critical Racial Literacy in Homes, Schools, and Communities:  Propositions for Early Childhood Contexts. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education.


A reminder that the Berkley Center’s annual all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast will be February 10 from 7-10 a.m.  All UMKC faculty, staff and students are invited.  Tickets are just $5, available at the door or in advance from Dr. Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes or Mr. Brad Martens.


As mentioned previously, this year’s UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) honorees will be recognized February 16 at a reception at Grand Street Cafe.  Please RSVP by February 8 to x1590 for the 530 p.m. event if you wish to support the 13 School of Education awardees.


Reservations already have started coming in for our 8th annual Urban Education and Community Forum on April 3, and I anticipated a full house for Dr. Alfred Tatum’s presentation, “What it takes for effective urban education:  Advancing the Literacy Development of African American Boys.”  Register now.


Will we have no enews next week but resume the week of February 6.