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Deb Kakavas, Bettina Hass, Bobbie Bevins

College of Education recognizes Bettina Hass Excellence in Commitment and Dedication Awardees, a retirement, longevity honorees

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Bobbie Bevins and Deb Kakavas received the Bettina (Tina) Hass Excellence in Commitment and Dedication Awards at the UI College of Education Staff Appreciation Lunch Celebration. The college also celebrated Kathy Mossman's retirement and 14 longevity award honorees.
Several men stand in front of a room, presenting information to students in Kosovo.

Empowering Kosovan ICT students

Monday, April 22, 2024
USAID's Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity collaborates with Polymaths, one of the activity’s ICT private sector partners, and their partners from Amazon Web Services. This collaboration provides students with training and long-term support to enhance their cloud computing skills.
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College of Education builds partnerships with K-12 educators

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Local stakeholders from K-12 education and the University of Iowa discussed student learning, effective teaching, and innovative and inclusive educational practices at the first Connecting K-12 and Higher Education Conference.
Professors from University of Iowa and Kosovo public universities discuss issues while standing around a table.

Collaborative curriculum development: UI, Kosovo public universities partner with industry leaders

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Professors specializing in competency-based education at the University of Iowa have joined forces with their counterparts from public universities in Kosovo to lead workshops aimed at revising curricula in response to insights from the private sector.
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Regan Trexel honored as recipient of 2024 Iowa Direct Support Professional of the Year

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
University of Iowa graduate student Regan Trexel has been named the Iowa Direct Support Professional of the Year by ANCOR, the leading voice in Washington for community-based disability services providers, due to her role at UI REACH as the lead social engagement peer mentor.
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College of Education graduate programs receive high marks in latest national rankings

Monday, April 8, 2024
Twenty three University of Iowa programs, including three College of Education graduate programs, were ranked in the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Elementary Education alumnus Kenny Gaskin

In the news: Elementary Education alumnus featured in Des Moines Register

UI Elementary Education alumnus Kenny Gaskin spent his childhood looking up to his teachers. He’s now a teacher with Des Moines Public Schools, inspiring students and building a sense of community in the classroom.
Belén Hernando-Lloréns, PhD professional development and multilingual communities summit

UI hosts community-based interpreters for summit on professional development and multilingual communities

Thursday, March 28, 2024
More than 20 participants from across the state recently participated in a professional development summit to learn how to even better serve and support multilingual communities in Iowa. The summit was made possible thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the National Resource Center for Translation and Global Literacy.
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Dr. Ernest Pascarella Memorial fund honors the late professor, supports students

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
The Dr. Ernest Pascarella Memorial Scholarship fund was established by the family of the late professor emeritus of Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) to assist graduate students in HESA with the greatest financial need.
Staff of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health

In the News: Scanlan Center for School Mental Health highlighted by Inside Higher Ed

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Faculty and staff at Iowa community colleges want to support their students’ mental health; however, many feel underprepared to do so. UI's Scanlan Center for School Mental Health provided some helpful solutions.