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Alumni Magazine 2020

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Garcia Vazquez supports students of color, social emotional learning

Friday, October 29, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education
Allison Levine

Levine’s research builds understanding, decreases disability bias

Friday, October 29, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education
Allison Levine, an assistant professor in rehabilitation counseling, joins the University of Iowa College of Education this fall.
Gregory Beaudine

Beaudine brings expertise in math and STEM education

Friday, October 29, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education
Gregory Beaudine, a clinical assistant professor in Mathematics Education, joins the University of Iowa College of Education.
Laura Gallo

Gallo trains future counselors to help prevent youth suicide

Friday, October 29, 2021
Laura Gallo joins the University of Iowa College of Education as an assistant professor in school counseling.
Lisa Kieffer-Haverkamp sits for a photo portrait.

Kieffer-Haverkamp shares educational leadership expertise in new role

Friday, October 29, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education
The University of Iowa College of Education welcomes Lisa Kieffer-Haverkamp as she joins the Iowa College of Education full-time as a clinical instructor in the Educational Leadership Program.
David Degollado

Degollado researches bilingual education teachers’ lived experiences

Thursday, October 28, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education
Chris Ogren

In the News: Ogren shares misconception of teachers having 'summer off'

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The Washington Post
Christine Ogren, associate professor in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, shares how the misconception of teachers having the summer off evolved in a Washington Post guest column.
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In the news: First Day of School: What Parents, Teachers Should Know

Monday, August 30, 2021
US News and World Report
Heading back to school? Whether you are a teacher or a parent the Alissa Doobay with the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development joined US News and World Report to give tips and advice.
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First year educator Q&A: Haley Burton

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Haley Burton, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies...
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First year educator Q&A: Becca Kendeigh

Thursday, August 19, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Becca Kendeigh, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
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Westefeld honored with 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award

Sunday, August 15, 2021
UI Center for Advancement Website
Counseling Psychology Professor Emeritus John Westefeld will be honored with the 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award for dedicating his life's work to suicide awareness and prevention. 
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First year educator Q&A: Allie Vanneman

Thursday, August 12, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Allie Vanneman, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
Liz Hollingworth

Hollingworth named interim DEO of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Liz Hollingworth, educational leadership professor, has been appointed the interim departmental executive officer (DEO) of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.
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Mintz nets NSF grant to improve computerized adaptive tests

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Catherine “Catie” Mintz, a PhD candidate in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pursue research on multidimensional computerized adaptive tests.
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Wesely named new College of Education associate dean for faculty, academic affairs

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pamela M. Wesely, a respected scholar in language education, has been named the new University of Iowa College of Education Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
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Klein supports student mental health

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In collaboration with the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry, alumnus Lucas Klein is working to support student mental health
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First Year Educator Q&A: Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Our first alumna is Elizabeth Johnson, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and English as a Second Language.
School Psychology Professor Emeritus Stewart Ehly in his Lindquist Center office

Ehly retires after more than four decades building, leading school psychology program

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
School Psychology Program
School Psychology Professor Emeritus Stewart Ehly recently retired after 42 years of service and leadership, dedicating his career to preparing future school psychologists and other mental health professionals.
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Loyd honored for inclusion of people with disabilities

Monday, July 12, 2021
UI REACH Director Bill Loyd was recently recognized for his long-term contributions and commitment to the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Iowa Department of Education, UI launch new pre-K-12 school mental health center

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The new Iowa Center for School Mental Health, a partnership between the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education, will provide mental health support and expertise to teachers and students across the state.