Faculty & Staff E-news 4.18.16

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As we wrap-up the semester, there are several activities/events on the horizon:

  • For those who have already submitted an RSVP, the intimate conversation with Judy Jacobs (Ph.D. ’86) is today at noon in Room 307. Dr. Jacobs will share with us her experiences from surviving the Holocaust.
  • Dr. Jacobs also will speak at “Memories of a Child: Aspects of Life Before, During and After the Holocaust” tomorrow, April 19th. Co-sponsored by the SOE and the Bloch School, this event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 218 of Bloch Executive Hall.
  • This Friday, April 22nd, you are invited to attend the Kansas City Dreamkeepers: Social Justice through the Arts Student Contest Exhibit, Reception and Awards Ceremony. 4:30-7 p.m. at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center (3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO). Free and open to the public.
  • 14th Annual SOE Spring Celebration—an Ice Cream Social – April 28th. Celebrate our class of 2016 graduates, winners of three SOE outstanding student awards and the end of another academic year. All SOE students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited between 3:30-5 p.m. on the SOE patio and east lawn. RSVP. Sponsored by the SOE Student Government Association and SOE Alumni Association.

    And, as promised last week, we have posted the slide show from the April 5th Urban Education and Community Forum.
    I wish to remind everyone who works in the building after hours or on the weekends to please ensure that the outside door is secured and locked upon your entry/exit. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is paramount and I ask for careful due diligence in this regard.
    My thanks, again, to all of you who honored me after last week’s Faculty meeting for serving as your dean for the past two years. It has been my pleasure to do so, and I have greatly appreciated your support and trust as we collectively work to move our School forward and provide the best opportunities for our students.
    Have a good week.