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Claxton Medallion Winner-Ashley Reno

Graduating Senior Receives 2017 Claxton Medallion

 
Senior Ashley Reno is the 2017 recipient of the Claxton Medallion and scholarship.  Ashley graduates May 11th with a degree in history and will return to the Bailey Graduate School of Education to complete classes and internship to pursue her teaching degree.  She was presented this award at the Dean’s Board of Advisors spring meeting.

The Claxton Medallion, established in 1995 by former College of Arts and Sciences board member Philander P. Claxton, Jr. in memory of his father, Dr. Philander P. Claxton, is awarded each year to the most deserving graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences who would be entering a fifth-year internship in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences to become a teacher.

Members of the Claxton family carried on the tradition of providing for this award when Philander P. Claxton, Jr. passed away in 1999 at age 84.  Also in honor of Mr. Claxton, the award was increased from the original amount of $500 to $5,000 annually to more positively impact the lives of future educators.

In 2016, based upon the intent of the Claxton family, the Claxton Medallion award was transferred from the College of Arts and Sciences to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and is presented annually at the Dean’s Board of Advisors spring meeting.

A tradition, which will continue, is the presentation of a bronze medallion inscribed with the recipient’s name and bearing the likeness of Dr. Claxton. Students will be able to proudly wear this medallion, which appropriately hangs from an orange and white ribbon.

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Professor and Chancellor Emeritus to To Teach Critical Issues in Higher Education Class Beginning Fall, 2017

Jimmy Cheek, Professor and Chancellor Emeritus will be teaching a graduate level course, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies/ELPS 695: Critical Issues in Higher Education, 3 credits, Thursday evenings, 5:45-8:35 pm.

The course will focus on contemporary issues in American Higher Education.  It will include critical analysis and understanding of the major issues confronting higher education such as undergraduate, graduate, and professional student’s issues; higher education expenditures, revenue, and student debt; issues in governance and administration of higher education as well as internal and external pressures on the institution and it’s leadership, administration and faculty; and an examination of the future of higher education.

Topics include student debt, tuition and fees, financial aid, scholarships, retention, graduation rate, throughput, diversity and inclusion, the first amendment rights, civility, access, experiential learning, student recruiting and careers. We will also examine issues related to community colleges and universities, Tennessee Promise and Reconnect, and the Complete College Tennessee Act.  Collegiate athletics will also be examined.

The Chronicle of Higher Education will be used to examine emerging issues and controversies in Higher Education occurring during the course.

The text is the American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know by Goldie Blumenstyk will be used.

Learn more about Professor and Chancellor Emeritus Cheek by reading his biography.

 

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CEHHS Receives Awards at 2017 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences received a wide variety of awards and recognition at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet held on April 19th.

Stephanie P. Brown
Colleen Callahan
Eric Freeman
Chandler Frumin
Cali Hutson
Josephine Jennings
Emily Morrow
Presley Darnell Powers
Beverly M. Samples
Kira Toussaint
Sophia Rubio-Recreation Sports Management
Laura Wheat, Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology & Counseling, Grief Outreach Initiative
Kristin M. Anders
Aaron L. Gallagher
Amanda Marie Luckett
Sarah Nadel
Ashley Nicole Northcutt
Allison B. Smith
Ethan R. Stanley
Elizabeth Taylor
Kevin Valenzuela
Victoria Gail VanMaaren
Michelle Woods
Wayne Mulkey, Educational Psychology & Counseling
Colleen Callahan
Charles Folger
Eric Freeman
Chandler Frumin
Cali Hutson
Josephine Jennings
Emily Morrow
Reginald Southall
Kira Toussaint
Hannah Rose Fuller
Sophia Elise Lavie
Teresa Marie Slade
Chonika Coleman-King, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education/Urban-multicultural Education
Robert “Bob” Kronick, Educational Psychology & Counseling/University Assisted Community Schools
Barbara Thayer-Bacon, Educational Psychology & Counseling
Natalie Bennett-Nutrition

CEHHS congratulates you on a job well done!

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CEHHS Wins at 21st Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA)

 
Congratulations to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) student winners at the 21st Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA).  Out of 16 poster presentations, six from CEHHS won awards.

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor. Entries can be individual or group projects and are judged by a panel of UT faculty members and industry partners. The Office of Undergraduate Research coordinates this unique competition to encourage, support, and reward undergraduate participation in the campus research enterprise. An added value is the development of faculty mentoring relationships.
The winners are:
Tory Danielle Frankel, Nutrition: Effects of Zyflamend Treatment on Adipogenesis-Ahmed Bettaieb, Faculty Mentor
Brenna Brigid O’Malley, Nutrition: Soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor t-TUCB promotes brown adipogenesis-Ling Zhao, Faculty Mentor
Lucas Forrest Sheridan, Statistics-Arts & Sciences: Using an Online Survey Distribution Platform to Conduct Ecological Momentary Assessment of Exercise Antecedents: A Feasibility Study-Kelley Amanda Strohacker, Faculty Mentor
Beverly M Samples, Nutrition: 2DG Decreases Butyrate’s Ability to Function as an HDAC Inhibitor in Colon Cancer Cells-Dallas Donohoe, Faculty Mentor
Kathleen Ann Mcinnis, Kinesiology: Experiences of Female High-School Head Coaches-Lars Dzikus, Faculty Mentor
Dexter Lee Puckett, Nutrition: Improved Glycemic Control in Mice With Specific Deletion of Pyruvate Kinase M2 in the Pancreas-Ahmed Bettaieb, Faculty Mentor

A special thanks to all who assisted with judging:

Faculty: Sarah Colby, Lauren Moret, Dallas Donohoe, Jeffrey Graham, & Ahmed Bettaieb.
Graduate Students: Jonathan Evans, Earlynn Lauer & Duncan Overton.

CEHHS is proud of you and your accomplishments!

Deb Hatch

Meet our 2017 Educators Hall of Honor Inductee: Debora Hatch

Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb. We will be highlighting each one. Today, we would like to introduce you to Debora Hatch.

In a very rare occurrence, we are pleased to induct a wife and husband together into the Hall of Honor. Deb Hatch was not only an outstanding educator but is also happily married to Dr. Amos Hatch who we featured earlier this week. Born and raised in Marion, Ohio, Deb earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. Her first professional position was as a physical education instructor and coach at Hanover College in Indiana. She later worked in a similar discipline at Maryville College and Pellissippi State. Deb also worked as a middle school physical education teacher and coach in Ohio and as an elementary physical education teacher in Florida and Tennessee. She proudly retired from the Knox County School system in 2012 after forty years of faithful service.

During Deb’s distinguished career, she received numerous recognitions for her dedication and creative approach to physical education. She was awarded prestigious grants while in Florida and Knox County that honored her innovative programs such as providing stationary bikes for individual classrooms so students could exercise when time permitted. Deb worked long past the ringing of the last bell as she was responsible for creating many extra-curricular programs and after school exercise clubs to encourage physical activity among her students. She also invited parents to popular school performances which featured physical activities choreographed to music.

Deb often served as a curriculum developer and was asked to lead in-service sessions for other physical education teachers. She made presentations at national and state physical education conferences and she won teacher of the year honors at schools in Florida and Tennessee. In 2006, she was awarded the Tennessee PTA Life Achievement Award which is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by the Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers. Deb may be most proud of this last accomplishment as it demonstrates her contribution and advocacy efforts on behalf of the children of the state of Tennessee.

Thank you Deb, for your dedication to healthier children.

 

Steve Reddick

Meet Our 2017 Educators Hall of Honors Inductee: Steve Reddick

Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb.  We will be highlighting each one.  Today, we would like to introduce you to Steve Reddick.

A proud alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Steve received his Bachelors and Master’s degree in British and European History in 1981 and 1983 respectively.  After graduation, he traveled to Cork, Ireland to study at the University College of Cork where he earned a second Master’s degree in Irish History.  Lucky for us, while in Ireland, he learned from a former UT advisor that a teaching position in History was available at a school in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Not thinking this was the path he wanted to take, Steve came back to the U S and has spent thirty-three wonderful years at Jefferson Middle School.  Teaching eighth grade American History has been his main responsibility but Steve also spends time teaching seventh and ninth grade World Geography, U S Government, and Psychology at Oak Ridge High School.

In 1990 and 91, Steve took a year of professional leave after winning a fellowship to study Irish History at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia and later continued his professional development training at Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, and most recently at the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon in Virginia.  In his spare time, Steve coaches cross country and track at Jefferson Middle and serves as the president of the Oak Ridge Education Association.  Having received numerous awards and recognitions, Steve is most proud of his Irish heritage and is working on a family history that focuses on three generations of relatives from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Ireland.  He also plays bluegrass, folk, and Irish music with his kids and in two local bands, the Ridge City Ramblers and Shamrock Road.  When asked what important advice he would give his students, Steve replied, “Keep and open and curious mind.  Experience as much of life as you can.  Travel, get outside, play, and finally, do your homework.  Success is often as much about showing up and being prepared than anything else.”

Walter Mencer

Meet our 2017 Educators Hall of Honor Inductee: Walter Mencer

 
Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb. We will be highlighting each one. Today, we would like to introduce you to Walter Mencer.

The Hall of Honor selection committee has chosen to induct several wonderful music educators over the last few years and Walter Mencer can now join them. Walter currently serves the Knox County Schools Music Department as Choral and Instrumental Music Specialist and Supervisor of Music. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Music Education from Knoxville College in 1973, studied graduate courses at UT Knoxville in 1976, and earned his Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 1994. Joining the Knox County School system in 1973, Walter served as the band director and head band director at several schools before he became assistant principal at West High School. In 1999, he became assistant to the Knox County Schools superintendent and in 2004, he was made Supervisor of Music.

Walter also serves his community in many ways and is proud to be Chair of the Education Outreach Committee and is a member of the Knoxville Opera Company board of directors. Walter is also Co-President of the Metropolitan Area School System and past chair of the Education Committee for One-hundred Black Men of Greater Knoxville. He is a member of many local, state, and national associations dedicated to music education and is past-president of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Band Directors Association. Other accomplishments include receiving over one-hundred “Excellent” and “Superior” ratings in Marching, Concert, and Solo performances by bands under his direction. Walter has been known to say this about the discipline he loves, “The study of music contributes to the quality of every student’s life in important ways. Through singing, composing, and playing instruments, students can express themselves creatively”.

Thank you Walter, for your dedication to music education.

Alice Bratten

Meet Our 2017 Educators Hall of Honor Inductee: Alice Bratten

Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb. We will be highlighting each one. Today, we would like to introduce you to Alice Bratten.

Alice is proud to be a Knoxville native and University of Tennessee alumna. After graduating from East High School in 1959, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Education in 1964 and actually began her teaching career before she graduated. Her first preference regarding employment was to teach within the Knoxville City School System. However, she fell in love with a brand new school within Knox County, Sunnyview Elementary, and taught fifth grade there for twenty-seven years.

Due to some restructuring within the school system, Alice moved to Chilhowee Intermediate and resumed her fifth-grade teaching career for another twenty-five years. In all, Alice has served the children and families of Knoxville and Knox County for fifty-two wonderful years. One of her proudest moments came in the early 90’s when she was recognized for her contributions to education by being named Knox County Middle School Teacher of the Year. Alice retired in the spring of 2016 but still volunteers as a Girl Scout leader at Chilhowee and enjoys staying connected to the school and the kids in the community. We are fortunate that Alice pursued a career in education because while she was in high school she once dreamed of becoming a doctor. She later said this, “I’m so glad I didn’t become a doctor because I never would have loved it as much as this. I would teach even if they weren’t paying me”.

John Peters

Meet Our 2017 Educators Hall of Honors Inductee: Dr. John Peters

 
Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb. We will be highlighting each one. Today, we would like to introduce you to John Peters.

Before being recognized as Professor Emeritus at UT Knoxville, John received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1963, earned his Master’s degree from North Carolina State in 1966, and received his Doctorate in Education from North Carolina State in 1968. After graduation, John became an assistant professor in the Department of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State then moved to Tennessee and assumed the role of Acting Head of the Department of Continuing and Higher Education in 1970. He continued his UT career until 1974 when he took a visiting professor position in the Department of Adult Education at the University of British Columbia and then a similar position at Cornell University in 1977. Before finally returning to UT Knoxville in 1995, John also served as visiting professor at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

Throughout John’s distinguished career, he has written many books and journal articles, edited and reviewed countless papers, and published important and meaningful works which have contributed to the student and teacher experience alike. The recognition and achievements John has received also makes for an impressive list. John received the UTK Chancellor’s Academic Outreach Award in 2008, the L R Hesler Award in 2007, the UTK Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education in 1999, and the Leadership Award from the Tennessee Association for Continuing and Higher Education in 1992.

Most of us would agree that great educators don’t often realize how much they impact their students. To honor the positive influence and mentoring John displayed while teaching at UT Knoxville, a former student of John’s submitted his nomination and said the following, “John has brought honor and credit to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and to the total University as a whole. He is extremely worthy of being inducted in the Educators Hall of Honor”.

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Meet Our 2017 Educators Hall of Honor Inductee: Dr. Amos Hatch

Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb. We will be highlighting each one. Today, we would like to introduce you to Dr. Amos Hatch.

Amos has been a professor here at the University of Tennessee within the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of Utah in 1972, his Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida in 1979, and his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 1984 also from the University of Florida. Before becoming a professor in higher education, Amos taught for thirteen years in urban elementary schools in Missouri and Florida. His early teaching experiences were focused on programs for young children while his university teaching programs have been designed to prepare teachers for urban environments.

Amos has also had rewarding teaching opportunities at Ohio State University, Marion, Ohio as well as serving as a visiting professor at Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Throughout his teaching career, Amos has targeted his personal service in areas where he felt he made the most impact which ranged from volunteering in early childhood classrooms to serving on governing boards of national education organizations. He has written at least four books which have been translated into Chinese and Korean and is co-editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. Amos has earned many recognitions throughout his career and been presented two very prestigious awards directly associated with philanthropic gifts to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. He was the very first recipient of the Louie and Betty Phillips Faculty Support in Education Award in 2014 and also the first recipient of the Board of Advisor’s Faculty Support Award in 2015.

The faculty members who nominated Amos for this award have often heard him say, “I love being a professor. The idea of creating knowledge and sharing it with others through writing, teaching, and serving is very powerful to me”.

Robert Webb

Meet Our 2017 Educators Hall of Honors Inductee: Robert Webb

 
Each year, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences celebrates and honors professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and who help students who one day will follow in their footsteps. These Educators are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor. This wall is located in the front entrance hall of the Claxton Education Building and stands as a proud reminder of their impact and legacy that inspires the next generation of Educators.

This year, we have inducted seven new members including: Alice Bratten, Amos Hatch, Debora Hatch, Walter Mencer, John Peters, Steve Reddick, and Robert Webb.  We will be highlighting each one.  Today, we would like to introduce you to Robert Webb.

We are proud to posthumously induct Robert “Bob” Webb into the Educators Hall of Honor.  Like several of our other nominees, Bob was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, receiving his Bachelors degree in Mathematics in 1941 and his Master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 1947.  These degrees must have come easy for Bob due to his family history in leading excellent educational institutions.  His grandfather, William Robert Webb, founded the very first Webb School in 1870 in Maury County, Tennessee and his uncle, Thompson Webb, established The Webb School in Claremont, California.  Bob eventually worked for Uncle Thompson in California and returned to Tennessee in 1955 with his wife Julie with plans to establish a third Webb School in Knoxville.

At thirty-six years of age, Robert and Julie proudly founded the new Webb School of Knoxville and in it’s very first year, boasted a total of four students enrolled.  That first academic year was conducted in the small basement of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church but Bob wasn’t at all discouraged and eventually moved to a new location at the site of the old Staub School which was a former medical complex that occupied the site where the University of Tennessee’s aquatic center now stands.  In 1959, Webb School relocated to the current campus in Cedar Bluff and in 1968 was reorganized due to its growth into a lower and upper school.  Over time, Webb school has expanded to include Pre-K through twelfth grade and flourished to become an outstanding private, independent, co-educational day school.  Bob and Julie established the profound mission of Webb School which is to, “Inspire and nurture the full potential of each individual and to prepare our students to serve as leaders of character in tomorrow’s world”.

Webb School has seen its one-hundred and ten acre campus grow over the years as well as its enrollment.  Due to a successful academic philosophy, Webb is now seeing enrollment surpass the one-thousand student mark and boasts eight recent national merit semifinalists.  Its class of 2016 graduates had one-hundred percent college placement and received more than eight million dollars in scholarship offers.  Several former notable alumni include sports stars Chad Pennington, Glory Johnson, and Tennessee’s own Governor, the Honorable Bill Haslam.

 

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Join Us on Our Journey to the Top 25

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences enhances lives through research, outreach and practice. Our students are the how a student learns to read, why disabilities don’t define people, how a child is given a voice, how educational leaders are forged, how healthy bodies are made, how women and children are empowered through sports, how cancer can be cured, and how families thrive.  The stories of how and why our students and alumni are enhancing the lives of others are diverse and endless.  With the generosity of our alumni and friends, we’ll continue to develop leaders in and out of the classroom and equip them with the skills and knowledge to have a positive impact in their community and around the globe.

Our Vision is to create a world that values knowledge, education, and health as key contributors to improved quality of life for all.

The College has specific funding priorities and an overall goal of $40,000,000. The Journey to the Top 25 will be fueled by the university’s alumni and friends through their support, both as advocates and investors. We invite you to join us on our journey. 

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Learn more about our specific funding priorities and how your contribution can enhance lives.

Cheek, Professor and Chancellor Emeritus, To Teach Graduate Course Fall, 2017

 
Jimmy Cheek, Professor and Chancellor Emeritus will be teaching a graduate level course Fall, 2017.  The course, ELPS 695: Critical Issues in Higher Education, will be offered on Monday evenings, 5:45-8:35 pm. through the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.  Cheek will join the department after his sabbatical as he returns to the classroom.

The course will focus on contemporary issues in American Higher Education.  It will include critical analysis and understanding of the major issues confronting higher education such as undergraduate, graduate, and professional student’s issues; higher education expenditures, revenue, and student debt; issues in governance and administration of higher education as well as internal and external pressures on the institution and it’s leadership, administration and faculty; and an examination of the future of higher education.

Topics include student debt, tuition and fees, financial aid, scholarships, retention, graduation rate, throughput, diversity and inclusion, the first amendment rights, civility, access, experiential learning, student recruiting and careers. We will also examine issues related to community colleges and universities, Tennessee Promise and Reconnect, and the Complete College Tennessee Act.  Collegiate athletics will also be examined.

The Chronicle of Higher Education will be used to examine emerging issues and controversies in Higher Education occurring during the course.

The text is the American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know by Goldie Blumenstyk will be used.

 

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First Ever UT Sports Fest to be Held April 30 for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

 
The University of Tennessee student-athletes will partner with campus and local community organizations for the first ever UT Sports Fest, an event to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in sports. Creators and organizers of the event are the sixteen members of the VOLeaders Academy, a year-long leadership program for student-athletes which allows them to use their love for sport and their community influence for positive social change.  VOLeaders Academy is a unique partnership with the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences own Center for Sport, Peace and Society, the Center for Leadership and Service and the UT Athletics Department.

This event will give members of the Knoxville Community the opportunity to participate in adapted sports including sitting volleyball and tandem cycling.  Games, a costume contest and guest speaker Liz Baker, a visually-impaired triathlete who represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, will also be a part of the event.  During the festival, the VOLeaders will partner with students enrolled in the FUTURE Program, a two-year certificate program for students with intellectual and development disabilities as well as Club Vibes, an assistance program to allow visually-impaired young people to live independent lives.  The event is also sponsored by two national partners; the U.S. Association for Blind Athletes and the Anthem Foundation.

The event will take place at the Ut Brenda Lawson Indoor Sports Complex from 2:00-5:00 P.M.  on Sunday, April 30.

 

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Erika Hill

Graduate Student Ericka Hill Wins the Emerging Leaders Award from ACEI

 
Congratulations to Child and Family Studies graduate student, Ericka Hill, on receiving The Emerging Leaders Award from the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). ACEI is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to promoting educational excellence worldwide. Their mission is to “promote innovative solutions to education challenges and inspire action that creates positive, sustainable futures for children and youth worldwide.”

The Emerging Leaders Award is given to educators or education advocates who demonstrate a strong desire to further themselves as an education leader. As an awardee, Hill will attend the Institute of the Center for Education Diplomacy, held in Washington, D.C. from April 20th to the 22nd. At the conference, she will have the opportunity to learn how “acts of diplomacy—using skills such as partnering, collaborating, building coalitions, developing networks, shaping agreements, negotiating, mediating, engaging in critical dialogue, and using the techniques of conflict resolution—are helping to eliminate barriers to education and shaping a new agenda for the education of children around the world.” For more information about this conference, visit the website here.

Hill will graduate with her Master’s of Science in May. She has a number of career goals that include, but are not limited to, becoming an Executive Director of Educational Programs and Services, US Secretary of Education, US Secretary of Health and Human Services, and a United Nations Peacekeeping Officer. In her own words, “anything is possible with consistent effort and passion.” Ericka Hill has a bright future ahead of her and we cannot wait to see where she ends up!

Story credit: Emily Hunt, Child & Family Studies

David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education Hosted Open House

The David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences hosted their 2017 Open House on April 11th at the UT Visitor’s Center.  Graduate students from the departments of Child and Family Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Psychology and Counseling, and Theory and Practice in Teacher Education presented their research and field work through posters, highlighting their results. Faculty joined the event in support of their students who have worked so hard.

Click here for a full listing of presenters and their mentors for the event.

         

 

Joy Desensi

In Memoriam: Joy DeSensi Service Details and An Opportunity to Share Your Memories or Donate to a Scholarship Fund in Her Memory

Joy DeSensi, UT Chancellor’s Professor Emerita and longtime scholar and practitioner in the field of sport management, passed away April 1, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 71.

A visitation will be held today, Tuesday, April 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary, where a rosary service will take place at 4:30 p.m. A Catholic Mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at John XXIII University Parish Catholic Center.

DeSensi’s career at UT spanned nearly 40 years. She served as the associate dean of UT’s Graduate School for five years as well as department head and professor of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences before retiring in May 2015.

In 2013, the North American Society of Sport Management, of which she was a founding member, honored her with the inaugural diversity award for exceptional contributions to promote diversity and inclusion within NASSM and related sports management disciplines.

DeSensi served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, the Southern Academy of Women in Physical Activity, Sport, and Health.

DeSensi was a leading figure in advancing women in physical education, sport studies, and kinesiology. She was an author and editor and served on numerous national and international committees.

She was a shooter on the 1968 Olympic rifle team, a concert pianist, and a trained airplane pilot. Her background as a intercollegiate athlete, coach, official, and national and international sports competitor served as a foundation for her teaching, research, and service interests.

DeSensi received her doctorate in sport philosophy and administrative theory from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was named a distinguished alumna. She earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Memphis, and bachelor’s degree in physical education and Spanish from West Liberty University.

She is one of the authors of Ethics and Morality in Sport Management. Her scholarly interests included the sociocultural issues of sport, the broad aspects of diversity, and ethics in sport management.

DeSensi earned a number of awards throughout her academic career, including: Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Sport Management Association in 2015; a fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education in 2015; the inaugural diversity award from the North American Society for Sport Management in 2013; the Rachel Bryant Lecture Award from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport in 2010; the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education in 2010; the Chancellor’s Professorship from UT in 2008; the Angie Warren Perkins Award for Excellence in Governance and Administration from UT in 2007; and the President’s Award from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport in 2005.

“Dr. DeSensi was undoubtedly one of the most influential people in my life,” said Ashleigh Huffman, assistant director of UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society. “She was my champion, my role model, and my mentor. I will carry her legacy forward.”

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to a UT graduate scholarship fund. Checks can be made payable to the University of Tennessee in honor of the Joy. T. DeSensi Scholarship Fund, Center for Sport, Peace, and Society. For more information, contact center director Dr. Sarah HillyerYou can make online donations to the fund here.  Please select “fund not listed” and please include the name “Dr. Joy DeSensi Scholarship” so that the amount will be directed to the correct fund.

Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to share their photos and memories of DeSensi on the CEHHS tribute page.  See what other people have shared.

Katie Potter, Graduate Student

Graduate School of Education Named for Longtime Supporter

 
The Graduate School of Education recently acquired a new name; the David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education.  Trustees recently voted to rename the school after Bailey, the largest supporter of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.  With his financial support, the college and the scholarships now offered for future educators are making a difference in the lives of students in Knoxville and across the state.

“The impact of opportunities afforded to students and faculty of our renamed graduate school as a result of Mr. Bailey’s generosity will ripple through their lives and the lives of those with whom they work throughout their careers as educators,” said Susan Benner, associate dean of the college and director of the graduate school.

Bailey, a 1950 alumnus of the Haslam College of Business, played for the Volunteers Football and golf teams during his educational career.  He is now a successful business executive and benefactor to the university and the community.  In 2007, the Claxton Addition wing of the college’s Claxton Education Building was renamed the Jane and David Bailey Education complex in honor of Bailey and his wife.

 

 

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Tenure & Promotions Workshops Available

 

The Office of the Provost is offering two Tenure and Promotion Workshops this spring.  Any College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences faculty preparing for tenure and/or promotion are encouraged to attend. You are not required to sign-up for sessions; just attend the workshop that works best for you.

April 11 Promotion and Tenure Workshop – faculty/department heads, 9:00-10:30, BCC 102/103/104
April 12 Promotion and Tenure Workshop – faculty/department heads, 1:30-3:00, BCC 102/103/104
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CEHHS Students Qualify for NCAA Indoor Games

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) has students from the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies qualified for this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships. Christian Coleman will compete in the 60m & 200m during his third opportunity to compete. Another Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies student, Chelsea Blaase, qualified for the 500m but will not compete due to injury.

Read more about these outstanding athletes who call CEHHS their home.  Join us as we wish them the best of luck in the competition March 11.

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10th Annual Graves Business Plan Competition

Undergraduate students in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Graves Business Plan Competition.  The competition, sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship in Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business, awards cash prizes to promising undergraduate student startup businesses or business ideas.

So do you have an ideal students?  Deadline is March 10th so get busy and submit your ideals here!

 

 

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FUTURE Program Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Academic Year

 
The FUTURE Post-Secondary Education Program located in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. FUTURE, a two-year course of study, empowers students to achieve gainful employment in the community.

Young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in the FUTURE program receive assistance in making a successful transition from high school to adult life.  They receive assistance with career counseling, development of academic, vocational, and decision making skills.  Successful completion of the program results in a vocational certificate.

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit their website. Any questions, please contact the FUTURE program at 865-974-9176.

*Students requiring assistance with development of basic academic sills or the social skills needed to succeed in school, requiring post-secondary autism support services may visit our Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center (KLASS) for assistance if they do not meet the requirements for the FUTURE program.

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Marvelene Moore to be Honored with Trailblazer Award

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) congratulates professor emerita Marvelene Moore, recipient of the 2017 Trailblazer Series Award. Moore worked with UT for 36 years and was inducted into the CEHHS Hall of Honor in 2014.

Moore’s career has encompassed many different roles. An expert in classroom music for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, Moore has received multiple honors for her dedication to music education.

Moore will be presented with the award Tuesday, March 21 at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. More information about the ceremony and Moore’s outstanding career are detailed in this Tennessee Today article.

CEHHS congratulates you Marvelene Moore!

CEHHS Congratulates Dixie Thompson, Recipient of the Henry J. Montoye SEACSM Scholar Award

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences would like to congratulate Dixie Thompson, Vice-Provost and Dean of the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School and former Associate Dean, Research and Academic Affairs in our college, named recipient of the Henry J. Montoye award presented by the Southeast Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) (SEACSM). The award is named for Henry J. Montoye, a former faculty member and internationally know scholar in physical activity and health.

Thompson received this award based upon her outstanding work in the field of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine.  Thompson, prior to her appointment as an Associate Dean in our college, was a faculty member in the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies Department where she began as an assistant professor and leaving as department head before accepting her position as Associate Dean in our College.

Congratulations Dixie!

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Big Orange Family Campaign

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences encourages you to remember to Give to the Big Orange Family Campaign!  Our college is a unique and important part of the university and each of us are a part of the Big Orange Family.

So here’s your chance to give to back to your family.  Each gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference.  You can make a recurring gift, a one-time gift or a matching gift.  This is your chance to help with UT’s Journey to the Top while inspiring research, empowering students, fueling dreams, igniting careers, and energizing our leaders which makes a difference!

You can give online or through the mailer you received.  But Give Now and help our college reach it’s goal!

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Raynor Appointed to National Health Institute Study & Review Section

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences wishes to congratulate Hollie Raynor, Department of Nutrition for her appointment to the Psychological Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section, Center for Scientific Review by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Hollie was chosen based upon her demonstrated competence and achievement in her discipline, research accomplishments, publications, and multiple activities, achievements & honors.

Hollie will participate in the NIH peer review process where she will review grants applications, make recommendations and study the status of research in her field. Service on a study section, such as Hollie’s appointment, requires mature judgement and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group. The contributions made through this appointment will be of great value to medical and allied research in this country.

Congratulations Hollie!

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Call for Nominations for Annual Faculty & Staff Recognition Ceremony

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) is now accepting nominations for it’s 2017 Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony. Multiple awards are given to faculty and staff who have promoted the college’s mission through innovative teaching, reached an outstanding achievement, to encourage excellence, been an exemplary faculty or staff member in the college, or exhibited outstanding work on a dissertation by a doctoral student and their major professor.

Here is a detailed description of the awards, the nomination process and selection criteria for faculty and staff awards. Nominations must be emailed with requested materials in PDF form by noon, March 10 to Jud Laughter, CEHHS Senate President. Please place the nominee’s name and award in the subject line of the email and submit nominations for multiple awards separately. If multiple people want to nominate the same person for an award, you can submit just one nomination with multiple signatures. If you have any questions, please contact Jud Laughter or your departmental Senators.

Thank you for supporting your colleagues and celebrating all the great work being done by our college.

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It’s Faculty Awareness Week!

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has fabulous faculty and this is your opportunity to let them know.  The university is hosting Faculty Awareness Week and offering several events for our faculty to enjoy lunch and conversation or poster presentations, attend Open House or a basketball game, discounted theatre tickets, or attend a farewell party for Chancellor Cheek during his last week in that role with the university.

Be sure to check out all the happenings and don’t forget to follow our Facebook page which will feature shout-outs from students about how wonderful our faculty are!

 

 

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Social Justice & Mental Health Workshop

 
The Counselor Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling is hosting “Social Justice and Mental Health,” a workshop for helping professionals, on February 24, 2017.  The workshop will be held form 2-3 PM in Hodges Library 101.  The workshop will be led by Catharina (Catherine) Chang, a professor of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University.

Chang, PhD, has published and presented in the areas of social justice and advocacy, multicultural counseling competence, privilege and oppression issues and counseling implications related to Asian American and Korean American clients.  She is past-president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

The event is co-sponsored by the Upsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma lota, an international honor society for counselor education, and CEHHS.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Students Volunteer at Camp Koinonia

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies associate professor Angela Wozencroft teaches classes in Therapeutic Recreation.  Part of her job also includes serving as the program director for Camp Koinonia; a camp for children ages 7-21 with various intellectual and development disabilities.

At a camp that has been held annually in Crossville, TN for forty years, students have the opportunity to work with the children on a one-on-one basis as a counselor or activities staff. They gain not only experience working with someone with a disability, but many times a friend for life.  Typically students who attend the camp go through Recrecation/Sports Management 326 class to gain the training and skills needed.

Read more about the wonderful work that occurs at Camp Koinonia each year and the opportunities it offers students both working at and attending the camp.

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UT Reading Expert Recommends Books for All Ages to Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month; an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. History. In honor of this celebration, UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) has compiled a recommended reading list of talented black authors and illustrators.

Cindy Welch, associate director of the center, feels there are many talented black authors and illustrators which create quality books for our youth. Susan Groenke, associate professor of English Education in the Theory and Practice and Teacher Education department, also serves on the board of the center. CCYAL works in partnership with the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and the School of Information Sciences in the College of Communications and Information.

Enjoy Cindy’s recommendations in this TN Today article which includes a mix of books related to music, culture, science, technology, engineering & mathematics.

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CEHHS Graduate Student Advisory Board Accepting Proposal Abstracts for Research Colloquium

 

The CEHHS Graduate Student Advisory Board is accepting proposal abstracts for the Research Colloquium Scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 9 am – 2 pm. Please encourage your graduate students to submit their research, class projects, or literature reviews by the deadline.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 350 words and submitted electronically by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Please submit electronically via this submission process.

One oral presentation and at least three poster presentations will be selected from each academic department.

More information is available at http://cehhs.utk.edu/2016-graduate-student-advisory-board-graduate-research-colloquium/

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Retail Consumer Science Student Chosen as a Semi-Finalist in Next Generation Class of 2017

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates Leah Jenkins, senior in Retail and Consumer Sciences in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management for reaching the semi-finals in the National Retail Foundation competition representing the next generation of retail leaders.

Leah will attend the NRF Foundation Gala in January in New York City where retail executives from 20 companies selected 5 finalists and 25 semi-finalist in the competition.  Leah received a travel scholarship to attend the Student Program at Retail’s Big Show and the gala.

Good luck Leah!

 

 

CEHHS Teacher Education Program Ranked Among Top Programs in the State

The College of Education, Health, and Human Science’s (CEHHS) own Teacher Education program is among the top institutions in Tennessee according to the 2016 Teacher Preparation Report Card.  CEHHS’s program is meeting and exceeding state averages in eight out of the nine metrics by which the program is rated.

The program has recommended more than 3,600 graduates for teacher licensure in the past 15 years; teachers have rated 3 or higher out of a 1-5 rating during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 years; and CEHHS graduates include a 100 percent pass rate for content-knowledge Praxis exams, 93.8 percent retention rate after their first year teaching, and an average ACT score of 25.8.

But that’s not all that makes our program so great!  Read more about our ratings and thoughts from Susan Benner, Associate Dean of our college about this great rating!

 

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CEHHS Art Education Student Receives Higher Education Student Achievement Award

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) congratulates Rachel Rhea, Class of ’16 graduate from Art Education.  Rachel is awarded the Higher Education Student Achievement Award from the Tennessee Art Education Association.

Rachel was nominated by Clinical Assistant Professor in Art Education from the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, Joy Bertling.  Bertling recognized Rhea’s outstanding abilities in Art Education and felt she exemplified the qualities and standards of what it means to be a great art educator, going above-and-beyond for her students.

Rhea now teaches art at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy in Knoxville.

 

 

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2016 Student Awards Celebration

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences held its 2016 Student Awards Celebration October 27, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, World’s Fair Park.  Recipients, donors, and families were in attendance at the festivities.  The event allowed recipients and their families an opportunity to thank the donors who make these awards possible each year.

Enjoy this gallery of photos featuring students, families, administration and donors at this year’s event!

Complete list of 2016 Student Award Recipients

 

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UT FUTURE Presents Service Learning Poster Presentation

 
Be sure to stop by the 2nd floor Claxton Commons area on December 1 and check out the Service Learning Poster Presentation.  Students in the Coun 404: FUTURE Service-Learning class for all majors will present their service learning projects; created and implemented for students with intellectual and development disabilities in the FUTURE program.

FUTURE is a two-year course of study which empowers students to achieve gainful employment in the community.  A comprehensive transition program for unique and highly motivated young adults whose disabiliuty is characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. FUTURE students typically received special education services while in high school, graduating with either a regular diploma or a special diploma.

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UT Retail Students to Compete in National Design Competition

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences students of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management will have an opportunity to showcase their design talents and retail know-how in a student design challenge with a global design brand.

Robin-Ruth is an international casual lifestyle brand and a leading supplier of fashion worldwide. Through the Student Design League competition, students will submit one of four t-shirt designs selected by public vote.  This submission, along with submissions from five other high-ranking retail programs in the U.S., will be reviewed and an overall winner will be chosen.  The student who submits the winning design chosen for our university will be a offered an interview for one of two internships in Robin-Ruth’s New York City showroom.  Winners will be announced December 1.

Be sure and vote November 14-20th for UT’s final submission to the competition.

 

 

 

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Fitzhugh Chosen as one of Five Center for Transportation Research Faculty Fellows

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates Eugene Fitzhugh who was chosen as a 2016-2017 Center for Transportation Research faculty fellow.  Fitzhugh was one of five selected to participate in the program “established in 2014 to foster a community of researchers and educators at UTK who are committed to improving all aspects of transportation.  With this fellowship, CTR recognizes both up-and-coming and established faculty playing leading roles in transportation education and research.”

Fitzhugh has partnered with Jerry Everett, CTR Director of Research, in writing Safe routes to School curriculum materials and with Chris Cherry, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, on a research study of electric pedal-assist bikes.

 

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Halloween by the Numbers-Stolz Offers Halloween Advice

 
Halloween can become an expensive Holiday with a projected spending of $8.38B by Americans.  That averages out to about $83.93 per American.  Wow, that’s a lot!

Heidi Stolz, associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, offers her expert advise on WalletHub.Com about Halloween.  Americans, out of the $8.38B spent, will spend $3.14B of that on costumes. In this Halloween featured story, Stolz advises that store-bought costumes can be of the of the biggest money wasters along with offering other helpful tips to make your child’s Halloween fun, healthy, and safe.

 

Ashley Brown Trentham Endowed Scholarship Recipient

Trentham Endowed Scholarship Awarded

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates Ashley Brown, a senior majoring in math for receiving the Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.  She will complete her VolsTeach apprentice teaching in Spring, 2017.

The scholarship, established in 2014, recognizes and awards a top student who has demonstrated high-quality teaching skills and commitment to the profession and is enrolled in the VolsTeach Teacher Education program.  The donors, both Brent and Rachel Trentham are UT graduates.

Pictured are:  Ashley and the Trentham family

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Latest Edition of Accolades Now Available Online

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Science’s latest edition of Accolades, the magazine for the college, is now available online.

Featured in this edition are stories such as “A Teaching Metamorphosis; Five Years that Shape Future Educators,” “A Soldier and Veterinarian” among many other helpful tips, faculty spotlights, alumni stories and more.

Be sure to check out these great articles online now!

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CFS Professor & Students to Present at Teaching & Learning Innovation Symposium

Be sure to mark your calendars CEHHS and join Sally Hunter and graduate students as they present their work examining the use of smartphones in the classroom at the UT Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium November 2.  The event will focus on different methods being used in classrooms across UT’s campus to restructure the learning environment toward Gen-Z students.

More information about the event and their presentation can be found here.

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Office of Advising & Student Services to Host Information Session

 
The Office of Advising and Student Services in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences will host an information session, “Interested in Becoming a Teacher?”  The session will be Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00-5:15 pm in Bailey Education Complex Room 424.

The session will cover licensure programs, how and when to apply to the Teacher Education program, Education 100 classes, and the Student Tennessee Education Assocaiation (STEA).

For more information, contact the CEHHS Office of Advising and Student Services  or call 865-974-8194. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

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Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series Hosted Johnnetta Cole

The Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series hosted Johnetta Cole, President Emerita of Spelman College and Bennett College for Women as the 2016 guest speaker on October 4 at the Holiday Inn, World’s Fair Park.  The topic of Cole’s lecture, “The Case for Diversity and Inclusion” drew great questions from the audience of over 300 in attendance.  The audience was comprised of faculty, staff, students, community members and sisters from Cole’s sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.

Cole was the first African American woman president of Spelman College, the first women to ever be elected to the board of Coca-Cola Enterprises, the first  African American to serve as chair of the board of United Way of America, has served two U.S. Presidents in leadership roles and currently serves as the director of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art.  These are just a few of the great accomplishments in Cole’s career.  Learn more about Cole here.

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Boyd Venture Challenge

Business Plan Competitions Open to CEHHS Students

The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is excited to announce its fall 2016 business plan competitions: Vol Court and the Boyd Venture Challenge. In past semesters, students from CEHHS have competed in both competitions, and we hope this trend will continue! Below is information about the competitions

VOL COURT: Begins October 12

The Vol Court Speaker Series and Pitch Competition kicks off on October 12 at 5:15 p.m. in 104 Haslam Business Building. Vol Court is a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The series culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned to use by pitching their ideas to a panel of judges. Winners of the Vol Court Pitch Competition receive cash, rental space in the UTRF Business Incubator and legal and accounting services. Vol Court is a free event open to all UT students, faculty and staff.  For more information, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/VolCourtFall16.

BOYD VENTURE CHALLENGE: Application deadline October 17

The Boyd Venture Challenge is accepting applications now through Oct. 17. Boyd Venture Challenge is a seed fund grant that awards up to $20,000 to startup companies owned by University of Tennessee students. Any legally formed company owned by a UT Knoxville or UT Institute of Agriculture undergraduate, master’s or Ph.D. student is eligible to apply. To date, this fund has awarded $242,000 to 29 startups. For more information on submission requirements, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/BoydFall16.

If you have any questions, contact Carrie McCamey via email or phone @ 865-974-5126.

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2015 Ed 100 Students Poster Presentation

ED 100: Service Learning Poster Presentation Scheduled November 10th

The ED 100: Service Learning students will present their experiences in a poster presentation scheduled for November 10, 2016.  The event showcases the hard of work of the Education 100 students who are placed in schools in Knox and surrounding counties where they experience a hands on approach to learn more about becoming a teacher.  Students are encouraged to:

  • identify the learning needs of students at their placement site
  • design and implement service learning projects to address the identified needs; and
  • reflect upon the impact of their service learning projects.

This course is led by instructors Geri Landry from the Office of School Based Experiences as well as Lisa Emery, Demetria Mells, Laura Stetler, and Carly Chwat of the Office of Advising & Student Services.

The event will be from 9:25-10:55 am and again at 2:20-3:25 pm in the Claxton Lobby, 2nd Floor Commons Area.   Refreshments will be provided.

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Theory & Practice Hosts Third Annual Recognition Ceremony

 
The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE) held its third annual Recognition Ceremony on October 4, 2016, at The Holiday Inn, World’s Fair Park in Knoxville. This event recognizes individuals, who through outstanding contributions of time, service and expertise are “making a difference” in the field of education and interpreting. The ceremony preceded the annual Billie Grace Goodrich Lecture by keynote speaker Dr. Johnnetta Cole. TPTE faculty, staff and doctoral students were recognized for their accomplishments, including promotions and external awards. Faculty and student awards as well as awards to selected members of the educational community were presented.

The TPTE Teaching Award was presented to Yujeong Park and the TPTE Service Award was presented to Chonika Coleman-King and Kristin Rearden. A TPTE Graduate Student Research Award was presented to Sara Demoiny (Teacher Education/Social Science); her major advisor is Dr. Stewart Waters. Two of Dr. David Cihak’s advisees (Byungkeon Kim and Kelly Kraiss (Special Education/Deaf Education/Interpreter Education) also received Graduate Student Research Awards.

Recognition awards were presented in three categories: TPTE Outstanding Alumnus/a, TPTE Outstanding Collaborator, and TPTE Outstanding Commu­nity Advocate.

The TPTE Outstanding Alumnus/a Award is given to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of education and/ or interpreting as indicated by one or more of the following: dedicated and distinguished teaching or interpreting; distinguished record of scholarship or creativity; and distinguished record of outreach and service in education and/or interpreting. The recipients for 2016 were Dr. Tammy Bowlin (Jefferson County Schools); Ms. Michel Swafford (Tennessee School for the Deaf), and Dr. Elaine Vaughan (Oak Ridge Schools).

The TPTE Outstanding Collaborator Award is given to a professional educator or interpreter with a distinguished history of collaboration with faculty, students and staff within TPTE. A TPTE Outstanding Collaborator has made extraordinary commitments of time and expertise to support the preparation of effective and caring teachers, inter­preters, and/or scholars in PreK–12 education and/ or interpreting. The recipients for 2016 were Dr. Tracy McAbee (principal, Benton Elementary School), Ms. Sallee Reynolds (principal, Hardin Valley Academy), and Ms. Gale Stanley (Campbell County Schools).

The TPTE Outstanding Community Advocate Award is given to an individual with a distinguished history of advocacy for PreK–12 teachers and students and/or interpreters. A TPTE Community Advocate has made outstanding contributions as indicated by one or more of the following: a record of diligent effort to further the goal of access for all to quality education or interpreting services essential to a thriving and just democracy; a strong record of civic-minded activities that support the tireless work of striving and caring teachers and/ or interpreters; and a recognized leader in advocacy on behalf of children/adolescents by working to improve equal and fair oppor­tunities for all. The recipients for 2016 were Senator Lamar Alexander, Ms. Bobbie Beckman (Speech Pathology Services of East TN) and Ms. Patti Bounds (Knox County School Board, teacher).

The TPTE Recognition Ceremony is a function of the TPTE Council, which is comprised of civic-minded individuals deeply committed to the ideal that quality education is essential for a thriving and just democracy. Please consider joining the Council. Learn more at on the TPTE website’s giving page.

 

 

 

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Public Health Assistant Professor Featured on WalletHub.Com

Robert Lieberthal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health, is featured in the October 4 edition of WalletHub.Com’s feature story, “2016’s State Uninsured Rates.”  Lieberthal, author of “What Is Health Insurance (Good) For?  An examination of Who Gets It, Who Pays for It, and How to Improve It” was asked a series of questions including topics such as Obamacare and the laws effecting uninsured adults.

Lieberthal’s main research interest is the application of economic and actuarial analysis to public health issues, making him a great candidate based upon his experience and his recent publication to offer his expert opinion for this article.

2016 Student Awards Celebration

CEHHS to Host 2016 Student Awards Celebration October 27

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ (CEHHS) Dean Bob Rider invites you to the 2016 Student Awards Celebration on October 27, 2016.  The event will be from 4-6 pm at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park.

This event allows CEHHS an opportunity to honor this year’s scholarship recipients and to thank the donors who have made these awards possible.  Family members are welcome to attend.

For more information about the event, lodging options, directions and parking, please contact Penny Howell via email or phone at 865-974-3968.

 

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KRSS Student Receives Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship Award

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences would like to congratulate Tory Lewis for receiving the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship award. Lewis, a graduate student in the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Management program, graduated with her BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.  She is a staff member in the softball department while working towards her graduate degree.

The Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship Award is an endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan and provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics.  The fellowship award is funded by prominent UT alumnae in honor of Cronan and the part she has played in Women’s athletics at the university.

For more information about the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship Award, contact Randy Atkins in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

 

 

 

 

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FUTURE Program Hosts Open House

The FUTURE Inclusive Education program is a two or three year course of study which empowers students to achieve gainful employment in the community.

FUTURE helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational, and decision making skills.

We are happy to announce the FUTURE program at the University of Tennessee is hosting FOUR open houses this semester!

October 5 10 am-1 pm

October 10 10 am-1 pm

October 12 10 am-1 pm

October 17 10 am-1 pm

Meet the students, faculty, and staff, visit FUTURE classes, learn about the program, or have a Q & A with the students and staff.  You can sign up here!

Please contact Tonya Wimberley at 865-974-9175 for directions and parking assistance.

Paul Campbell Erwin, Director of UT Department of Public Health

Should There Be Fluoride in Our Drinking Water?

 
A controversial topic in today’s news is fluoride in public drinking water.  Is it necessary?  Does it have positive or negative health effects?

Paul Erwin, Director of the University of Tennessee Department of Public Health supports the continuation of fluoride if maintained at recommended levels.  He totally disagrees with removing it completely from drinking water. Others, such as  Ashley Graham-Smith with the East Tennessee Freedom Alliance, a group who advocates for medical freedom, disagrees with Erwin. She feels that the amount of fluoride in Knoxville’s drinking water is harmful.

View the story as featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel about the controversy surrounding fluoride in public drinking water and the positive and negative benefits of using fluoride.

 

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Taste of the South Donation to Camp Koinonia Largest Ever

The Taste of the South (TOTS), a committed and focused committee of 44 southerners who make it their annual duty to share a taste of the south with Washington, DC and give something back to the states they will always call home, presented Camp Koinonia with its largest financial gift in its history.

Friday, September 23, Camp Koinonia was presented a check from TOTS for $187, 208.  The donation was raised through their annual TOTS Gala which has allowed fundraising and donations totaling over $4 million to be distributed to charities across the south and in Washington, DC over thirty-four years. The event and presentation were held at the Visitor’s Center and hosted by former co-anchor of WBIR 10 News, Bill Williams.  Those who spoke and or attended the event included current and legacy board members, Camp Koinonia staff, University of Tennessee faculty, staff and students, Koinonia campers and families and other local dignitaries.

Camp Koinonia‘s primary focus is to provide an opportunity for children and young adults, some with severe disabilities, to attend an outdoor camp they normally would not be able to.  The donation will supplement the funding gap for the University of Tennessee Camp Koinonia program, through which the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies Therapeutic Recreation students work with the camp annually.  You can contact Angela Wozencroft, Associate Professor and Camp Koinonia Program Director for more information about  how to get involved.

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You can find the complete press release regarding the donation here.

 

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Student/Faculty Research Awards Available

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Science’s Student/Faculty Research Awards (formerly Professional Development Awards) are now available.  The awards are to be used to advance the work of both faculty and graduate students.  They are also to give students experience writing grants, and foster the mentoring relationship between faculty and graduate students.  Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to student/faculty pairs who submit proposals for funds to support research or creative projects.  The funds may be used to purchase supplies needed for research, travel to work in other laboratories, libraries, for specialized training or for other ways, as long as the outcome will be the professional development of the graduate student and the advancement of an identified research/creative agenda of both the student and faculty member.  Special consideration will be given to students and faculty who do not have current, or recent institutional support for their research.  If you are interested in applying, please submit the following by Friday, October 21st for submission to the Graduate School by October 28th.  Graduate School of Education (GSE) student/faculty members should submit their proposal electronically to dbooker@utk.edu for Dr. Susan Benner.  All other departments should submit their proposal electronically to Kayla Whitt (kwhitt@utk.edu) for Dr. Jeff Fairbrother.

Each proposal must include and be arranged in the following order:

–Cover sheet (available at this link: (http://gradschool.utk.edu/documents/2016/09/studentfaculty-research-award.pdf)  Be sure to include the name and phone number of a departmental contact who will managing the funds.  If the Faculty PI is

not the Student PI’s major professor, provide the name of the major professor, and indicate that the major professor has endorsed the proposal.

–A narrative of no more than 1000 words (excluding references).  Should be written for an educated, non-specialist audience and must include a clear explanation of methodology and expected outcomes.

–A statement of how the project will advance the professional development of the student PI (250 words or fewer).

–A statement of how the project is related to the faculty PI’s expertise and research agenda (250 words or fewer).  If the faculty PI has extramural or intramural funding, please indicate the difference between this request and the funded

research.

–An itemized budget for the amount requested.  Requests should be for amounts between $1,000 and $5,000.  Be sure to indicate a projected timeline for use of the funds.

–Any documentation of an invitation or host institution support.

–CV of the faculty member (Limit to 5 pages – include current funding) and the graduate student (Limit to 2 pages).

–Endorsement letters from both department head and dean (Dr. Benner will provide endorsement letters for Child & Family Studies; Educational Leadership & Policy Studies; Educational Psychology & Counseling; and, Theory & Practice in Teacher

Education.  Dr. Fairbrother will provide endorsement letters for faculty in Nutrition; Public Health; Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies; and, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management).

 

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ELPS Alumni Recommended as Next Chancellor for UT Martin

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates alumni, Keith Carver, recommended as the next chancellor to lead the University of Tennessee at Martin.  Carver has served as executive assistant to UT President Joe DiPietro since 2011. The UT Board of Trustees will vote during their October 13-14 meeting on this decision.

Carver earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Memphis, his master’s in college student personnel and educational leadership through the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in our college, and his doctorate in philosophy at UT Knoxville.  We wish Carver the best of luck in his  new appointment.

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Meeting of the CEHHS Board of Advisors

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Board of Advisors met last week with presenters to work on the advancement of the mission and the vision of our college. The advisors are important as they tirelessly invest in our college and challenge us to be our best.  It is made up of alumni, friends, and retired faculty from our college who are interested in helping the college achieve its fullest potential.  The board serves in a collaborative relationship with an advisory capacity to the leadership and faculty.

A full list of advisors and more information about the Dean’s Board of Advisors can be found on our college website.

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Board of Advisors & Presenters

 

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Longer Recess=Better Learning

 
Dawn Coe, associate professor in Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, feels that the activity children get during recess can help them not only physically, but mentally as well.  Academics are important but give children a chance to take a break and partake in some sort of physical activity.  The breaks in academics give children a chance to be active which leads to better behavior and attentiveness.

Enjoy this WVLT-8 story featuring Coe which was filmed with children in our own Early Learning Center.

 

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Partners in Sports To Hold Fall Conference

The Partners in Sports Tennessee Sport Management program, a part of the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies department, will hold its 2016 Fall Conference on Thursday, September 29.  Speakers will include Nashville Sports Authority Executive Director, Monica Fawknotson; Chief of Resource Education for the National Park Service, Nigel Fields; Senior Director for Corporate Marketing for the Tennessee Smokies, Craig Jenkins; and Associate Athletics director for Business and Internal Operations for Tennessee Athletics, Tyler Johnson.

The conference will be from 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. in the Wolf-Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium.  Registration is $10 and will include breakfast and lunch. You will enter the stadium through Gate 21A.  Registration and more information is available by contacting Emily Corley.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from some top leaders in the Sports Management industry.  Here are some printable flyers including an announcement and speaker bios for sharing!

 

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No Homework Policy Being Considered in East Tennessee Schools

 
“No homework!”  These words are what every student wants to hear after a long day of classes.  And parents are not objecting. One East Tennessee school has already adopted this policy and now others are joining the movement.  More free time to play after school has improved family time.  Teachers are seeing an improvement in enthusiasm about school and a desire to learn improving.

Richard Allington, Professor in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, supports the idea of no homework.  He says that children should read which would have a more positive effect.

Enjoy this video on the WJHL.Com featuring Allington and how East Tennessee counties are contemplating adopting the “No Homework” policy.

 

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New Assistant Professor in Department of Public Health Releases New Book

 
Robert Lieberthal, Phd in the Department of Public Health, has released a new book, “What is Health Insurance (Good) For? An Examination of Who Gets It, Who Pays for It, and How to Improve It.”

Lieberthal is new to the department and comes to us via Thomas Jefferson University.  Lieberthal’s main research interest is the application of economic and actuarial analysis to public health issues.

For more information on Lieberthal’s book, you can check out the Springer.Com website for a description and ordering information.

 

Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture

GoodrichLogoOn Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, the Graduate School of Education and the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences will host the 2016 Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture.  The event is at the Holiday Inn, World’s Fair Park.  Event starts at 5:15 P.M. with a reception and lecture follows at 6 P.M.

Guest speaker for this year’s event will be Johnnetta Cole. One of the most powerful and well-regarded African American women in the US, Cole has a way with making history. She was the first African American woman president of Spelman College, the first woman ever elected to the board of Coca-Cola Enterprises, and the first African American to serve as chair of the board of United Way of America. In over 40 years in education, she has also served two US Presidents in leadership roles.

Cole currently serves as the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Since the mid-1980s, Cole has worked with a number of Smithsonian programs. She currently serves on the Scholarly Advisory Board for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. As a scholar, author, and activist for social and economic justice, Cole has spearheaded breakthrough thinking about diversity, leadership for social and economic justice, and women’s issues.

An inspiring force, Cole rallies everyone to embrace diversity as not only a moral and social value, but as a compelling case for business. She encourages audiences to move beyond the status quo to fully take advantage of the innovative and profitable ideas that stem from a more diverse workforce, membership, and student body. As she notes, “How much better our world would be if each of us respected difference until difference doesn’t make any more difference?”

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Game Day Instructions

With the academic closing on Thursday for the game, there are special guidelines that will be in effect for parking, road closures, and more.  Be sure to check out this helpful flyer before heading to the game!

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Center for Sport, Peace, and Society Continue to Empower Women Through Sports

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has a hidden powerhouse; a group of determined individuals who are not afraid to share their power.  They are the staff of the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society (CSPS).

Once again, CSPS is helping dreams to become realities for women all across the world.  In this feature story, the co-head coaches of Tennessee Women’s Softball team are helping women in Mexico at a sports clinic realize how important sport can be in their lives.

Enjoy this feature story from Tennessee Today about the Weekly’s visit to Mexico and their experience leading a sports clinic for women’s softball.  Not only did they assist in leading women to find their inner power, they also experienced the determination of these ladies to make a difference even at a young age. 

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Three Sport Management Graduates Are Division 1 Athletic Directors

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Three graduates from the Sport Management Program in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Management have reached monumental positions in their careers.

John Currie is with Kansas State.  He received his MA in Sports Management in 2003.  He has served as athletic director for the Kansas State program since 2009, turning their program around tremendously.

Mark Ingram began his appointment as Director of Athletics of the University of Alabama in May, 2015.  He graduated with his BA in sports management in 1996 with minors in both business and psychology.

David Blackburn is a1990 graduate receiving his BA.  He began his leadership role at the University of Chattanooga as Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics in April, 2013.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is proud of the accomplishments of these alumni.  Great job!

 

 

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Two Public Health Graduate Students Receive Josephine D. Cochran Scholarship

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Scholarship Committee has chosen Brittney Hardwick and Chelsea Hagan as the recipients of the 2016Josephine D. Cochran Scholarship. Ms. Josephine created this award because she believed education was vital to an individual’s character. She wanted to assist students with a high level of academic success in the areas that were in the former College of Human Ecology.

Brittney HardwickBrittney Hardwick is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Health Policy and Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is also earning a Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and plans to graduate in May of 2017. She sits on the Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Board as the representative for the UTK Department of Public Health. She is also a member of Tennessee Public Health Association, Public Health Graduate Student Association, and the Inter-professional Training Group, which focuses on providing collaborative care to rural and underserved patients in community clinic settings. She has also worked with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, UT Medical Center, and HCA. Brittney aspires to be a champion for innovative health care policy and quality improvement efforts.

Chelsea HaganChelsea Hagan is in her second year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. Her chosen MPH concentration is in Community Health Education, a calling that she has answered enthusiastically alongside her studies. In her first year, Chelsea facilitated the “My Body, My Future” program to empower adolescent girls at the Boys and Girls Club. She is actively working in the health and wellness field in the Knoxville area serving as a Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach at the YMCA, a weight loss intervention coach, and a personal trainer. This fall, she will be leading local high school students as they complete a community health assessment during the ToWeR (Teens Working to Reform) program. After her graduation in May of 2017, Chelsea plans to pursue a career of wellness in the workplace.

 

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Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management’s Culinary Institute offers “Become Your Own Chef” Noncredit Courses

Based in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, the Culinary Institute is offering noncredit courses as a way to “Become Your Own Chef.”  There are eight different selections of classes offered where you can create a themed dinner or project for everyday dining or specific to an event.  Instructors for these courses have a wide variety of experience and talent ranging from the wine industry to culinary instructors at the institute.

More information on how to get registered for these courses, fees, and location and other helpful information can be found in this Tennessee Today article.  You may also register by calling Marcia Lane in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management at 865-974-6645.

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Teachers with Ties to CEHHS Win Presidential Award

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is celebrating two East Tennessee teachers; one an alumna and one a mentoring teacher for our college, two out of over two hundred honored.

Mary Vaughan has taught a full range of math subjects at Oak Ridge High School over the last twenty years and currently teaches Algebra 1 and Precalculus Honors.  A National Board Certified teacher, Mary earned her BS and MS degrees in Mathematics Education from our own Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. 

Nicole Resmondo, a sixth grade science teacher at Gresham Middle school, serves on the Tennessee State Science Standard Writing Development Team. She is also a mentoring teacher for students through our Vols Teach Program.

Congratulations to these two ladies!  Check out their story as featured on Wate.Com On Your Side, Channel 6.    Here is the story as featured on Local 8 News.

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Julia Jaekel Explains Refugee Mother’s Child Care Practices

Julia Jaekel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, explains why the continuation of homeland child caring practices should be important for all refugee mothers.  Featured on the Academic Minute Website, Jaekel discusses the increase in the number of refugees and what that increase means for refugee mothers. Her project, in which she is teamed with colleague Hillary Fouts, aims to investigate traditional infant care patterns that may be protective of preterm infants.

Enjoy the article featuring an audio discussion with Jaekel and learn more about the importance of these practices and traditions.

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Welcome Students!

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences welcome our students on the first day of classes!

If you are a returning student or a new face to grace our halls, we wish you the best of luck this semester and are here to help in any way we can!

Just a few helpful hints!

Student Services (Advising) Center is located in A335 Bailey Education Complex, 974-8194

Dean’s Suite/Administrative Office is located at 335 Claxton Complex, 974-2201

Food can be found at the Student Union which includes Subway, Chik-Fil-A, Qdoba, Panda Express, Salad Creations & Starbucks.  There is also a Starbucks in the library and an Einstein’s Bagels in the Haslam Business Building.

Parking Services is located at 2121 Stephenson Drive, 974-6031.

Good luck on your first day and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

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CEHHS Offers Walk-In Advising Hours

 

Need advised?

Forget to make an appointment?  Never fear, your staff of fabulous CEHHS advisors have your back!

The CEHHS Student Services Center is offering “Walk-In” advising hours the week of August 15-19.  Hours are from 8:30-3:30 each day.

The Office of Student Services can be reached at 865-974-8194 or at CEHHS Student Services.

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Project GRAD Contributes to Illumination Tribute in Odd Fellows Cemetery

 
The Odd Fellows Cemetery will be honored during an Illumination Tribute on August 12 at 7:00 P.M.  A contributing factor to making it all happen has been the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Project GRAD.

During their 2016 Project GRAD Summer Institute and in years past, students have contributed to the maintenance and cleaning of the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Along with other volunteer organizations, they helped map the 250 stones which represent only part of the 6,000 graves in the cemetery .

Odd Fellows Cemetery, located on Bethel Avenue in downtown Knoxville, is one of Knoxville’s first dedicated African-American burial grounds.  The College of Architecture and Design and the Knoxville ReAnimation Coalition will hold the Illumination Tribute on August 12 at 7:30 P.M. in the Cemetery as part of a week-long celebration of Emancipation in Knoxville.

Learn more about the event to commemorate Emancipation day and to honor the slavery-era men and women buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery. 

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The Science of Olympians

 

USA cyclist Taylor Phinney tests the limits of his ability every time he competes in an event.  As one of the top athletes in the world, Phinney followed in the footsteps of his parents which are both Olympic medalists. But is that the only reason he has been successful?David Bassett

With this great athletic ability comes questions; questions that David Bassett and Scott Conger are trying to answer.  Is it genetics?  Is it starting training at an early age? How can someone run faster and farther than the average person?

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This article, written by David Bassett, professor and head of our Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, and Scott Conger, assistant professor in The Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University, explores athletes, their abilities, and what makes it happen.

Check out Bassett and Jim BeMiller, featured on WBIR.Com as they discuss “The Science of Olympians.”

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Pond Gap Elementary, A University-Assisted Community School, Gets New Playground

Pond Gap Elementary, a University-Assisted Community School (UACS), will have a new playground for students on opening day, August 8.  The playground, made possible by a partnership between the Pond Gap PTA, Rotary Club of Bearden, and Knox County Schools, will serve the school’s 370 students when they return. Countless volunteers have labored in the heat to make this possible.

As one of the University-Assisted Community Schools, Pond Gap Elementary is near and dear to the heart of Bob Kronick, director of the UACS program.  Pond Gap serves a low-income population and this program has enhanced their interpersonal skills, strengthened their critical thinking, and allowed them to succeed more academically than ever before!

Read more about how this project was made possible.

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Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Presents Special Workshop

The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature will present a special workshop this Friday, July 15, showcasing the best new books for children and young adults from the past year. The event, in collaboration with the Knox County Public Library, will feature events throughout the day.  More information about registration and the event schedule can be found here.  

The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature’s is a partnership between our college and the College of Communications and Information.  Their mission is to celebrate and promote literature and to encourage reading through outreach to children and their parents, to current and future teachers and librarians, to members of the community, and to scholars and thinkers across disciplines.  The center is under the direction of Susan Groenke, associate professor of English Education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.best of the best

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Child and Family Studies Student Studies Abroad for Research

This summer you can find Child and Family Studies (CFS) student, Lauren Bader, conducting research abroad. Bader is currently in the Gamo Highlands in a village called Doko-Zolo.  For her second summer, Bader’s fieldwork consists of researching cultural beliefs of environmental risk and parents as well as gathering information on parents experiences with child loss.  Included in her research, Bader will conduct observations of 1-2 year old Gamo children to investigate how parents’ experiences with child loss relate to their involvement with infants and toddlers.  Bader is working on this project in collaboration with her professor, Hillary Fouts, assistant professor in CFS.

baderAnd she doesn’t stop there.  In a separate project with Julia Jaekel and Hillary Fouts, Bader will be meeting with local health care professionals in the village and in Arba Minch, the closest town to the village of Doko-Zolo as well as professors from Arba Minch University.  The aim of this project is to investigate traditional infant care patterns that may be protective of preterm infants.

Bader will return to Knoxville in September. She will be joined by Fouts and Jaekel during part of her time abroad providing her an opportunity to work along side her professors.  She will begin planning future research with their network of collaborators in Doko-Zolo and Arba Minch.

 

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Sport Management Sophomore Earns Position on Olympic National Team

**Story Update- Coleman has earned a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics as a member of the 4X100 relay!  Read more about Christian’s awesome accomplishment!

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences will be well represented this year in the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Along with Blaase and Toussaint, we have another student possibly Olympic bound.

Christian Coleman, a sophomore in Sports Management in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies, will compete in July for a spot on the USA Olympic National Team.  Coleman has already set the Olympic A Standard in the 100 meters with a time of 10.11.

Read more about Coleman’s career where he actually began as a football player in high school in Georgia.

CEHHS wishes him the best of luck!

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2015 CEHHS Alumna Qualifies for U.S Olympics in Honor of Pat Summitt

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates Molly Hannis, 2015 graduate of the Recreation and Sport Management program in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies (KRSS).  Hannis, finishing second in the 200-meter breaststroke, will head to Rio next month to compete in the 2016 Olympics.  Saddened by the news of the passing of Pat Summitt, Hannis wished to honor Pat Summitt with her performance.  Hannis is one of three Tennessee swimmers headed to the Rio Games, joining Kira Toussaint, senior in KRSS and 2011 graduate, Martina Moravcikova.

Read more about Hannis’s emotional win and her dedication of that win to Pat Summitt.  Here is her story as featured on WBIR.Com. 

 

Photo courtesy of: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

 

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Services for Children Expanded in KLASS Center

The Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills (KLASS) Center has expanded its services. Services now available include consultation sessions for children with behavioral difficulties and psychoeducational evaluations for dyslexia.  Families who struggle with behavioral difficulties may now meet weekly with a clinician to develop effective strategies.

Read more about the KLASS Center and the services they are adding for individuals who have learning, behavioral, or social skill difficulties in this TN Today article.

You may also learn about the KLASS Center as featured in this WVLT Local 8 article.

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VOLeaders Academy Leaves on Inaugural Journey to Brazil

The Center for Sport, Peace, & Society in partnership with the UT Center for Leadership and Service and the University of Tennessee Athletics Department conduct the VOLeaders Academy; a group of 13 student-athletes representing nine sports at UT. Members of the academy departed today for Brazil as part of a 10-day cultural exchange experience during which they will visit the major municipalities of São Paulo and Rio.

Learn more about the VOLeaders Academy and their adventure in this UTSPORTS.COM story. 

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Redshirting the Kindergartener: Is it a Good Idea?

 
Amos Hatch, Professor in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education says, “Yes, if it’s for the right reason.” But there are many pros and cons to consider before making this decision. It can be detrimental to a child’s educational experience if the child is redshirted for the wrong reasons. In other instances, it might be the right thing to do. The choice is a personal one and parents should consider carefully before making the decision.

Enjoy this article featured in TN Today in which Amos shares his expert opinion on a controversial topic in today’s schools.

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The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society Empowers Leaders in Disability Sport

 
The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently completed a five-week exchange program with international leaders in the field of disability sport.  As part of the center’s cooperative agreement with the US Department of State and as part of the Global Sports Mentoring Program, the center hosted 15 sport leaders from 13 countries.  Participants included a two-time Paralympic gold medalist and the founder of Philippine Accessible Deaf Services.  Read more about the participants and the action plans developed during this program. 

The Center for Sport Peace and Society uses sport to change lives, communities and the world through teaching, research, and service.

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CEHHS Graduates Named as Tennessee Educator Fellows

score logoThe College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) congratulates the 2016-17 recipients of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship awarded by SCORE, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education.  The fellowship is a year long program that equips teachers to advocate for their students and their profession as they continue to work in their classrooms.  The program allows these teachers to contribute to the program by having a voice in making education policy, attending public speaking engagements, inviting policymakers into their classrooms, writing about their education experience in state and national publications, creating regional professional networks and serving on state-level policy committees.

Among the recipients this year are four graduates from CEHHS.  These recipients include:

  • Erica Adkins teaches fifth-grade math and science at Bellevue Middle School in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Adkins has been teaching for four years. Bachelor & Masters-UTK.
  • August Askins teaches eighth-grade science at Holston Middle School in Knox County Schools. Askins has been teaching for 12 years. Bachelor & Masters-UTK.
  • Erin Doran teaches third grade at University School in Washington County Schools. Doran has been teaching for 14 years. Bachelor, Masters, & EDS-UTK.
  • Erin Glenn teaches eighth-grade social studies at East Lake Academy of Fine Arts in Hamilton County Department of Education. Glenn has been teaching for 10 years. Bachelor & Masters-UTK.

Congratulations to these recipients!  A complete list of all 2016-17 recipients can be found here.

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PIPES Summer Program-Imagine Possibilities

What is PIPES?  What’s their summer program all about?

PIPES is Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science.  A five year project, PIPES seeks to make a positive difference in East Tennessee by providing opportunities for tenth-and eleventh-grade students in Campbell, Jellico and Union counties to explore STEMM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical Science).  PIPES is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award and National Institutes of Health.

Check out this video showing summer camp participants having fun while learning with faculty and students all across our campus.

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Marian Phillips, Director of Office of School-Based Experiences, Retires

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has a member of their great team retiring.  Marian Phillips has served as Director of the Office of School Based Experiences (OSBE) and will retire from her position on June 30.

Prior to coming to the college, Marian worked in the education field amassing over 30 years experience.  She began her career with a BS in Elementary Education from Auburn, MS in Special Education from Alabama and came to UT in 1998 to complete her PhD in Education.  Marian worked extensively after graduating from UT in Oak Ridge Schools Preschools as a Principal/Title 1 Director. Then she decided to return to UT; not as a student; but as a leader and role model for future teachers while guiding and placing them through their internship year in the Office of School Based Experiences.

Marian will be greatly missed as she retires; something she definitely deserves after her career.  She leaves a legacy behind in all of the pre-service teacher student candidates placed during her time in OSBE and being honored as School Based Experiences Director of the Year by CEHHS .  Hats off to you Marian and we wish you the best of luck in you retirement!

 

 

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Project GRAD Continues to Provide Opportunities For Enrichment

 
Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams!) continues to provide opportunities for enrichment for students from Austin East and Fulton High Schools after thirteen years. Students have been in attendance over the last two weeks at the 2016 Summer Institute.  The institute, designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to participate and gain experience in an academic setting, also includes an element of learning to give back to the community.

Students from the first week of the 2016 institute spent time at the Odd Fellows Cemetery where they cleaned headstones of Civil War veterans and assisted with commemoration.  Students in attendance during the second week worked as volunteers at the Wesley House Community Center where they assisted with science experiments and keyboarding skills.

Learn more about Project GRAD and the Summer Institute!

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Articles Feature Professor, Alumna, and Doctoral Student from TPTE

 
Education Week just published an post entitled, How Can Teachers Get Students to Read Over the Long Summer BreakThe post focuses on strategies to encourage students to read during the summer break in order to retain their reading skills.  The post also includes information from another post published in the International Literacy Association’s blog, Reading Rockets entitled Can We Prevent Summer Slide in Reading? written by Tim Shanahan.

Input for this Education Week article and the one included in The Reading Teacher featured interviews from Ann McGill Franzen, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE), Natalia Alexandrovna, TPTE graduate student, and Maria Cahill, TPTE Alumna, University of Kentucky.

Congratulates to these contributors!  Enjoy the articles.

Can We Prevent Summer Slide in Reading

How Can Teachers Get Students to Read Over the Long Summer Break?

 

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Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management Students Experience Field Study Abroad

 
As part of many of the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management majors, students have the opportunity to participate in international and domestic study tours.  During these UT Programs Abroad tours, students may visit food production facilities, the New York Fashion Market, weaving mills, showrooms of mannequin makers, offices of famous designers, leadership training, national trade shows, farms or plantations where food sources are grown, and more!

Check out a possible major in RHTM!  The possibilities are endless!

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TPTE 517-Trends and Issues in Education Expresses Support for Orlando

 
At a time in our society when we are all saddened by the turn of events in Orlando, one instructor has turned educational theory about social justice into practice by displaying support for #WeAreOrlando.  Today students from the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education 517-Trends and Issues in Education class led by Graduate Teaching Associate Beau Whitsett, designed posters to express our college’s support of those involved in Sunday’s tragic event.  The posters are displayed in the main hallway/entryway into our college.

More information about events and ways to support in the wake of this attack on the LGBTQ community and our nation’s largest mass shooting history can be found on the #WeAreOrlando website.

 

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Fit and Healthy Advice for Summer

 
How do you keep your family fit and healthy this summer?  Lee Murphy, professor in the Department of Nutrition has six tips to help you out.  Some of these tips include a health pantry and simply hydrating often.

Read more about Murphy’s recommendations to keep your family healthy and fit this summer featured in this Tennessee Today article!

 

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TPTE Researchers Contribute to Read Aloud West Virginia

Two researchers from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences  Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education made a contribution to limit summer learning loss.

Typically students tend to lose reading skills over the summer.  In an effort to prevent this loss, Read Aloud West Virginia has teamed with Greenbrier County Schools, the Hollowell Foundation and the Mary B. Nickell Foundation to replicate a study which found that providing children with self-selected books to read over the summer is effective in preventing this loss.

Anne McGill-Franzen and Richard Allington, TPTE, contributed high interest books to this program to support the study.  They found that students have a higher reading achievement if there are books from which they can voluntarily select.

Read more about this study and the books they contributed.

 

 

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What is the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP)

 
Do you know what the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) is?  What is the purpose of their project?  Who is the brains behind the project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville?

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provides training, materials, and tools to support administrators, teachers, and staff in the implementation of RTI2-Behavior. Schools that implement RTI2-B can expect a decrease in the number of office discipline referrals, a decrease in suspensions, an increase in academic achievement, and more time for teachers to teach, students to learn, and administrators to run their schools efficiently and effectively.

Learn more about the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) on their new website.

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Brian Barber, Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, Visits Gaza For Book Research

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is home to a center focused upon a life many of us could not even imagine.  Brian Barber, PhD, of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, has visited Gaza for research several times.  He has based his work on long residencies and visits with families in and near refugee camps in the Gaza Strip since the early 2000s. Barber, founding director of the center and a New America Fellow, is currently writing a book based upon his research of two particular families with other subcharacters involved.  During his most recent visit, Barber connected with these families for updates in his research.  His intentions for the book is to portray Gaza and it’s history along with the families.

Read more about Barber’s travels and the book his is writing based upon Gaza and the lives of the families he visits. 

Fiery Forest, Bonnie Bull, EPC

Hidden Talent Within CEHHS!

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has hidden talent everywhere! We all know the fabulous jobs our faculty and staff do day to day to keep our college wonderful but what do these people do to unwind after a stressful day?

Be sure to stop by the Dean’s suite, 335 Claxton Complex, and check out the artwork.  Many paintings, photographs, and sculptures created by CEHHS faculty and staff will leave you astonished at their talent.

FYI:  Many of these pieces are available for purchase.  Check out the descriptive labels by each piece and if available for purchase, the pricing will be listed. 

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Ms. Lee Ann Eaves Named CEHHS Mentor of the Year

 

“A one of a kind teacher!”  That’s every teacher candidate’s wish when being assigned a mentoring teacher.  One of our teacher candidates was lucky enough to be placed by the Office of School Based Experiences with someone who defines that statement.

Katie Potter, a 2016 graduate in the Elementary Education program, was placed with Ms. Lee Ann Eaves at Grand Oaks Elementary School in Anderson County.  Ms. Eaves, a 25-year veteran of teaching and sixth generation teacher, has mentored 15 interns throughout her career and most recently added VolsTeach students.  That sounds like a lot to some; not many to others but what Ms. Eaves taught these teacher candidates through the years can’t be added up.

In the words of her most recent and last teacher candidate, “While her retirement is so exciting for her to move on and allow her time to be Nana to her sweet grandchildren, it will truly be a loss to education and especially to future educators.  I have been blessed to have her as my mentor.”  Countless stories from previous interns, fellow teachers, professors and principals also praised Ms. Eaves’ dedication to her career.  The impact she had upon their lives has left each of them a better person; be it in their personal life or their career.

Ms. Eaves was named Mentor of the Year at the 2016 Tribute to Educators. The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee appreciates all you have done throughout your career to enhance the future of teaching through your interns, your school and peers, and especially through the lives of all those countless student’s you’ve touched.

Enjoy your retirement!

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Partners in Sports Hosts Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 20

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Partners in Sports program, a part of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies (KRSS), is sponsoring their Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, June 20.  The annual event will be held at Gettysvue Polo, Golf, and Country Club.

The event will kick-off with an 8:30 A.M. Shotgun Start.  It will include a four-person select shot, breakfast and lunch, and silent auction.  Last year’s event raised more than $15,000 for its scholarship endowment.  Students from KRSS’s event management class will direct and oversee the tournament while gaining an understanding of the details in planning and operating an event of this type.

Contact Jim Bemiller for more information about registering or sponsoring this event.

 

J. Clayton Arnold-Donor

J. Clayton Arnold; A Portrait of Inspiration

 

Donor Spotlight:  J Clayton Arnold, A Portrait of Inspiration

How does a retired rural mail carrier change the world?  Through education, of course!  The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences appreciates the legacy and inspiration that J. Clayton Arnold represents to our College and University.

J. Clayton Arnold, the first donor of a $1 million dollar gift to the University of Tennessee, was a bachelor that had no formal ties to UT. He was educated in a two-room Thompson Station schoolhouse near Williamson County and never attended college.

When he was in his forties, he felt the need to further his own education and drove back and forth to Nashville to attend law school at night and although he never received his degree, he did pass the state bar exam and consulted on a part-time basis.  He was an entrepreneur for a time with his own mail order seed business, but primarily spent his career delivering mail on a rural route in Tennessee earning $60/month for 34 years.

Clayton considered himself a miser that made fortunate investments.  He considered education one of his most worthwhile investments.  Clayton shared his heart for educators when he stated “I only had two dedicated and inspiring teachers in all of my schooling.  We need more of that today.”  This sentiment doesn’t age; it is as true today as it was more than 50 years ago.

By 1963, Clayton knew he wanted to invest his savings in education but had not decided where. President, Andy Holt, and Vice President of Development, Ed Boling engaged him in numerous conversations and Clayton chose UT.  It was simple mathematics for him. He was confident that his money would go father at UT.  He said, “Out of the fund I have set up there, 5,000 students who are planning to be teachers can be helped. If each of them influences 5,000 children, I feel that my money will help over 25 million children.”

To date, almost 1,000 teachers have been awarded scholarship support through Clayton’s gift totaling more than $2 million.  Using Clayton’s own math—his gift has touched nearly half a million children.

Starting in 1967, Clayton continued his support of UT by starting a series of challenges for UT Alumni to invest in their University.  Each time our alumni would rise to the challenge, he generously added to their gifts.   His generosity inspired a challenge in in the Spirit of J. Clayton Arnold by an anonymous donor that matched $1 million raised.  His legacy continues.

In a 1970 newspaper interview from The Tennessean, J. Clayton Arnold said, “People say that you have such a love for humanity, but it’s not a fact.  I don’t have affection for the human race, but I do have loyalty to it.  I think that there is still hope for it.  I’d rather do something for people that talk about love…After all, love without loyalty is not love at all.”

Thank you J. Clayton Arnold for your faith, loyalty, and yes, love.  Pure inspiration.

10 Fun Facts about J Clayton Arnold

  1. He had a black English shepard named Zip (zip code).
  2. He often quoted Socrates and Plato.
  3. He planted peach trees on his property and had a project to develop ones that bloomed late in the spring to avoid the spring frost.
  4. He was interested in psychic phenomena.
  5. He was a bachelor and once said “I believe in the institution of marriage, but if I had married, I would have expected too much of my wife that I would have been disappointed. It would have been awful.”
  6. When he was 14, he decided to make a million dollars.
  7. He always hated tests but was inspired by his sixth grade teacher, Ms Blackburn, who he always felt gave him a “square deal.”
  8. He was born and lived in the house that his parents built in 1866 on 156 acres.
  9. He was the 10th of 13 children in his family.
  10. He said “I don’t have any fears about these rowdy students on the campuses. I felt the same way when I was 21. They will learn.  Nothing takes the place of experience.”

 

 

Orientation Time

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences welcome all new orientation students!  Starting June 2, we will have new faces gracing our halls.  Be sure to offer a friendly smile, stop and ask if they need assistance and in general be the awesome folks you always are in the college!

Orientation begins June 2 and will run continuously throughout the months of June and July with a few overflow days in August.  More information on orientation is available through the New Vols webpages.  If you need more information about our college and programs, be sure to check out our Student Services for assistance and meet with one of our award winning advisors.

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UT Project GRAD Summer Institute

 
It’s almost that time of year again; time for the UT Project GRAD Summer Institute.  The Institute began in 2001 as a collaboration between Project GRAD and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is housed in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department.  It provides a unique opportunity for students to participate and gain experience in an academic setting.

Dorian McCoy, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Shawn Spurgeon, Educational Psychology and Counseling are Co-Directors of the program.

This year’s date are:

  • Week 1, June 5-10
  • Week 2, June 12-17

Be sure to keep up with the amazing events happening in this program on the CEHHS Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram using the following hashtags.

#Where possibilities become endless…”

#gradsummersixteen

 

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright Named Quest Scholar of the Week

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates Christopher Wright, Assistant Professor of STEM Education in the Department of Theory and Practice In Teacher Education.  Wright specifically focuses his research at the nexus of STEM learning experiences for males of color and their educational and career aspirations and outcomes.

Read more about Wrights research and background which led to this honor.

 

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Center for Sport, Peace, and Society Visits With Leaders and Government Officials About Disability Rights

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Center for Sport, Peace, & Society has partnered with the U.S. Department of State for the Global Sports Mentoring Program and its Empower Women through Sports and Sport for Community programs. On May 18, they visited with 15 ‪#‎S4C2016‬ emerging leaders and met government officials working in the area of ‪#disability rights‬. The class visited the U.S. Department of State to learn about U.S. disability rights efforts and share their hopes for how they will influence inclusion, accessibility, and sports opportunities in their countries.

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“I am a great believer in the power of sports. I’m not only using it to train athletes, but I’m trying to create a mass awareness to the needs of accessibility. I’m using my professional knowledge as an architect to create an inclusive society by changing the infrastructure. Once you can hold a great Paralympic event it educates the nation because they see it.” Deepak KC, deputy secretary general of National Paralympic Committe Nepal NPC U.S. Embassy, Nepal SOS Children’s Villages Nepal Spaulding Rehabilitation Network — with Deepak K.C at U.S. Department of State.
“In Sri Lanka, we had a 30 year war and many children were deprived of social life and sports. I believe sports is the integral component to social integration. I want to share all of my experiences learning in the U.S. and studying its laws and disability acts. ” Priyantha Peiris, disability equality trainer and treasurer of Sri Lanka Paralympic Committee
#S4C2016 emerging leaders hear from influential disability rights policymakers and government representatives Judith Heumann, Maria Town, Ann Cody, and Day Al-Mohamed. SportsUnited – U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs – U.S. Department of State — with Oleksandra Nasadiuk, Priyantha Peiris, Olesya Vladykina, Anderson Gama, Yerlan Suleimenov, Adz Dumapong, Bayron Lopez, Valeria Filiaeva, Deepak K.C and Julio Cesar Rueda at U.S. Department of State.
Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan shakes hands with emerging leader Julio Rueda, a professional wheelchair tennis player and social entrepreneur in Guatemala
Emerging leader Bayron Lopez, president of the National Paralympic Committee of Ecuador, speaks with representatives at the U.S. Department of State Comite Paralimpico Ecuatoriano U.S. Embassy Quito United States Association of Blind Athletes — with Bayron Lopez.
“Because of the war in Ukraine the number of disabled people and children is rising very fast. And I believe the Paralympic movement is the best way to get them back into sports. I will work very hard to achieve this.” Oleksandra Nasadiuk, deputy head of international relations for the National Sports Committee for the Disabled of Ukraine, Paralympic Committee.
Emerging leaders Oleksandra Nasadiuk, Adeline Dumapong, and Valeria Filiaeva at the U.S. Department of State on Tuesday morning U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus Ability360 Lakeshore Foundation Spaulding Rehabilitation Network — with Oleksandra Nasadiuk, Adz Dumapong and Valeria Filiaeva at U.S. Department of State.
The #S4C2016 class at the U.S. Department of State to learn about U.S. disability rights efforts and share their hopes for how they will influence inclusion, accessibility, and sports opportunities in their countries — with Oleksandra Nasadiuk, Priyantha Peiris, Olesya Vladykina and 13 others at U.S. Department of State.
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Walking Away With More Than a Degree

Makayla Claussen graduates tomorrow with a degree from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies alongside 4,800 other graduates.  All of these graduates will proudly have family and friends and others who supported them along the way in the audience.  But Makayla will have someone even more special to her; the one person who was able to save her life.

Makayla, your average healthy, active college sophomore student suddenly became very ill.  Testing at Vanderbilt led to the diagnosis of HLH, an autoimmune disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, and stage four non-Hodgkin’s T-cell lymphoma.  Treatment for Makayla included chemotherapy, blood transfusions, steroids, antibiotics and two central line placements.  But Makayla was determined to live to get her degree.

Stem cell testing and reaching out to the Be the Match agency yielded one confirmed donor in 27 million. Claudia Reverts in Emden, Germany; someone Makayla had never met but who through her greathearted donation, saved her life.

Makayla’s graduation tomorrow will be a time in her life she will never forget; a time and a life that without Revert’s generosity, would never have been possible.

Enjoy the full article featured in TN Today about Makayla’s road to graduation and her new chance for life.

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FUTURE Program Graduates Fourth Class of Students

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences will have a special group of students crossing the stage this year; the fourth class of UT FUTURE Program students.  For this group of unique learners, this two-year nonresidential program yields a post-secondary educational certificate which reflects the training in academic, social, vocational, and independent living skills these students have achieved.

Graduates this year include:

Sam Harmon
Shaunte’ Angel
Corey Davison
Antony Taylor
Tyler Stevens
Lauren Butler

The UT FUTURE Program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational, and decision making skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a vocational certificate.

ABIGAIL POWELL

Graduating KRSS Student’s Work Through Sorority Enhances Education

 
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies has a student graduating with another goal already in mind; to help communities build schools.

As part of the University of Tennessee’s sorority women, Abigail Powell, has worked with The Circle of Sisterhood; an organization whose mission is to leverage the power of sorority women to raise money to remove educational barriers for girls facing poverty and oppression. The group will work with community members in Haiti and Malawi schools to begin construction on new schools.

Read more about the project for which Abigail has a passion; and a desire to make it her mission to make lives better for these girls and women facing poverty and oppression. 

 

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Fairbrother Appointed Interim Associate Dean

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Fairbrother as the Interim Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs in our college.  Fairbrother has served faithfully as Department Head for Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies for the past four years and brings a wealth of experience to the appointment.

Fairbrother will be serving in interim for the position as Dixie Thompson moves into her new role as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School effective April 1. As Fairbrother serves as interim in this position, David Bassett will fill the position of interim of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies.

Congratulations to all!  Read the article also featured in Tennessee Today making this announcement.

 

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CEHHS Ranks in Top A to Z Listing of Great Things About The University in Torchbearer Magazine

 
Torchbearer, a magazine for alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university has published its Spring, 2016 edition. Included in this edition is Tennessee A to Z, a listing of great things to love about the university and CEHHS made the list for two of these.

Included in the A to Z listing is C: Center for Leadership in partnership with the Department of Educational Leadership, and R: Rocky Top Institute.

Enjoy this article as published in the Torchbearer and learn about just two of the many things that makes our college so great!

 

 

 

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CEHHS Art Ed Alumna Named one of the 2016 Knox County Teachers of the Year

 
Congratulations to Knox County Christenberry Elementary School Art Education Teacher, Jessica Stewart.  Jessica has been named one of the 2016 Teachers of the Year in Knox County for her skills as an exceptional educator.  Jessica is a 2012 MS graduate in Art Education through the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.

As Jessica teaches art for fourth and fifth grade students, she provides “a warm and inviting environment where students are encouraged to explore and create art that is personal.”  Jessica teaches art with this philosophy and the students love her.  “Art is the only place that has no wrong answers. There might better some better answers, but no wrong ones. And it’s really freeing, totally safe, and it makes (students) free from failure.”

Enjoy this article and video interview featuring Jessica in the Knoxville News Sentinel and share Jessica’s love for art and how she encourages that love in her students

 

 

 

 

 

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