Articles from October 2020


Alumna Quintero honored as Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Buffy Quintero (2011, MAT) was recently honored as the Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Arts Educators of Iowa (AEI). This award is given annually to selected members of the Iowa arts education community who have shown stellar dedication to the craft of teaching art to children. Quintero works as an art teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Iowa City.

Sharing passion of powwow dance, Native culture

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Hill is currently working toward his goal of helping Native American youth at the University of Iowa by getting an MA in teaching, leadership, and cultural competency through the College of Education.

Warren, Baldus honored for arts educators distinguished service

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Jan Warren and Clar Baldus have been selected as recipients of the Art Educators of Iowa for the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award for 2020. This award is given annually to individuals who have shown stellar dedication to teaching art to children and young adults.

Wood honored with national leadership award

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Susannah Wood, associate professor in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, was awarded the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award.

College of Education student named Obermann Spelman Rockefeller Community Scholar

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Peggy Schwab, a second year Master's candidate in the College of Education's School Counseling program and Iowa LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Related Disabilities), is the 2020-21 Obermann Spelman Rockefeller Community Scholar. For this academic year, Peggy will work with Neighborhood NESTS, a new community collaborative initiative. Nurturing Every Student Together...

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kamal Talukder

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week, meet Kamal Talukder (M.A. ‘20 Trumpet Performance, B.A. ‘20 Music Education).

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Luke Jansen

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumnus Luke Jansen (BA Secondary Education and History ‘18, with an endorsement in social studies.)
Counseling professor speaking with a student.

Wadsworth receives grant to train rehabilitation counselors

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Faculty in the top-ranked Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program will now be able to recruit and educate more highly-qualified rehabilitation counselors, thanks to a new $750,000 Department of Education grant.

In the News: Fitzke shares advice on dating in a pandemic

Monday, October 12, 2020
Kayla Fitzke, assistant professor in Couple and Family Therapy, shares advice and expert insights about dating during a pandemic on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Neal Hausmann

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are spotlighting alumnus Neal Hausmann (MA in Teaching ‘19).