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School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

Lindsay Woodward, assistant professor of secondary literacy, has published a book entitled Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy for Diverse K-5 Classrooms. Woodward, along with co-authors Jamie Colwell of Old Dominion University and Amy Hutchison of Clemson University, recognized the need for elementary students to have opportunities to engage in the specific literacies related to math, science, social...

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Counseling Education Student Presents at Conference

Counseling Education Student Presents at Conference

Counseling Education student, Renu Suddapalli, recently presented her academic work at a conference. Suddapalli presented at the Race Challenge Conference held in October at Boston College. The theme of the 2019 conference was, “Race, Culture, & White Heterosexual Male Privilege (WHMP): Survival, Resistance, and Healing in the Current Social Climate.” The conference is sponsored by the Institute...

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Continuing Education and Professional Development Department wins United States Distance Learning Association award.

Continuing Education and Professional Development Department wins United States Distance Learning Association award.

The School of Education’s Continuing Education and Professional Development Department (CEPD) has won the United States Distance Learning Association’s prestigious 2020 Impact Award. The Impact Award honors outstanding projects featuring significant impact, reach, and understanding of diverse cultures, originating either in the U.S. or internationally; and extending across two or more organizations. This award is...

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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...

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Education for a Lifetime: Dean Janet McMahill’s 30+ Years at Drake University

Education for a Lifetime: Dean Janet McMahill’s 30+ Years at Drake University

Before Janet McMahill joined the faculty at Drake University, she had been a scholarship chairman, chaplain and secretary of Alpha Phi sorority, Panhel Rush secretary, candidate for Greek Week Queen, and a Miss Drake Finalist. She also served on Drake’s National Alumni Association Board of Directors; was selected for the leadership honor society Mortar Board...

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Dr. Sally Beisser

Dr. Beisser Hosting Pre-Conference Workshop

Sally Beiser, Talented and Gifted Professor, will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on October 13th for the Iowa Talented & Gifted Association’s Annual Fall Conference. The conference, held on October 14th-15th, will offer a variety of keynote speakers and breakout sessions to both general and special education teachers. Dr. Beisser’s workshop is centered around the...

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Rehabilitation Counseling Program Rated a Best Graduate School for Health

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Rated a Best Graduate School for Health

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program offered through the School of Education at Drake University was recently rated as one of the Best Graduate Schools for Health according to the U.S.News and World Report. This ranking is based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to administrators and faculty of accredited degree programs. Respondents rated the...