News and Events
- April 29- May 4- Final Exam Week
- May 13- Summer classes begin
- The Purdue Board of Trustees has announced faculty promotions for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to Teresa Taber Doughty, professor of educational studies, Minchi C. Kim, associate professor of learning design and technology, and William R. Watson, associate professor of learning design and technology.
- The TRC was the happy recipient of 166 recently donated books, including 31 Young Adult titles and 135 Children’s Literature titles. Purdue Student Government College of Education Senators (Nick King and Chelsea Cogswell), and Connie Neale coordinated the donation effort. We very much appreciate the addition of these materials to the TRC collection.
- Five 2012-2013 student teachers have been chosen as Outstanding Future Educators: Kyle Bischoff (Social Studies Education); Kellie Coval (Elementary Education); Kayleigh Kelp (Elementary/ Special Education double major); Craig Locker (Engineering/ Technology Teacher Education); and Zachary Schroeder (Mathematics Education). The Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education recognized their achievement with a day of Professional Development, a luncheon, and an awards ceremony on Friday, April 12th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, IN.
- David Eichinger, Associate Professor of Science Education, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
- Reiko Akiyama, graduate student in Curriculum Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
- Luciana de Oliveira has been awarded the inaugural Faculty Engagement Scholar Award from Purdue University. Professor de Oliveira was recognized at an Awards Lunch hosted by President Daniels at Westwood on March 28 (read more).
- Marcy Towns was a recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
- Victoria Walker was elected to a three-year term on the Division of Distance Learning Board of Directors, with the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
- On February 7 Charles Best, founder of Donorschoose.org (www.donorschoose.org), spoke in the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics (co-sponsored by the Ackerman Center and the Krannert School of Management). At the end of the talk, Mr. Best donated back his speaker fee in the form of Donorschoose.org pledge cards, which donors can choose specific projects to support, including projects of classroom teachers.
- Dr. Alberto Rodriguez was featured in a three-part research seminar sponsored by CRESME. The first part was titled, "The Courage to Act on What We Do Know: Using Research Findings to Guide Our Children’s Education in the 21st Century and Beyond."
- The Early Childhood and Exceptional Needs and Health Education programs have been nationally recognized! The report may be found in NCATE AIMS.
- Chrystal Johnson has been appointed as an affiliated faculty member with the African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue.
- Amber Ma, a Purdue alumna, ELL licensure candidate, and a teacher at Edgelea Elementary School, is the 2013 recipient of the MLK Dream Teacher Award sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.
- Anatoli Rapoport received a grant for $225,000 from the US State Department’s Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute. The Institute will bring 45 US and international students to Purdue campus for a four-week program to learn about Benjamin Franklin’s legacy and to develop a sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to cooperation among youth.
Luciana de Oliveira was featured in the Purdue OVPR’s 2012 annual report, Planet Preservation. The article featured the English Language Learning licensure program. Read more: http://www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/publications/docs/reports/Annual_report_2011_2012.pdf.
Kathy Obenchain recently had a Commentary published in the Teachers College Record online (http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16902). In addition, this Commentary was the only one included in the annual TCR ‘Highlights’ representing the most-viewed articles from 2012.
- Professor Lynn Bryan has been selected as Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year (Award I-Level 2, greater than 10 years of career service) by the Association for Science Teacher Education. Lynn will receive the Award at the 2013 Annual ASTE Conference in January.
- Mitchell Osterday, a Social Studies Education major, was chosen to speak as student responder during the December Division II commencement ceremony. He has served as President of Kappa Kappa Psi, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, section leader and drum major in the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, and volunteers at the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy.
Jim Greenan and former graduate student Carl Behnke recently received the Journal of Career and Technical Education’s “Outstanding Article Award” for their article “The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Attitudes Towards Computer-Based Instruction of Postsecondary Hospitality Students.”
- Hyunyi Jung, graduate student in mathematics education, has been awarded a Susan Gay Scholorship to attend the AMTE annual conference.
- Peg Ertmer was presented with a special award from the Teacher Education Division of AECT for "Scholarly Advancement of the Field of Educational Technology".
- Nadine Dolby recently received the 2012 Community Spirit Award for her volunteer work at Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette. Read more….
- Bill Watson is quoted in the recent Chronicle of Higher Education article “Grades Out, Badges In,” describing the pilot education badge program he is using in his online game development course. Read more…
- The Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship coordinated this year's Constitution Day, which was held on Monday, September 17th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in PMU Room 118. Read more about it at the Constitution Day website.
- Professor Emeritus Mary Nakhleh will be honored with the American Chemical Society's Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry. Read more.
- Lynn Bryan has been named as Director of the Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education (CRESME).
- Tara Johnson was selected to participate in the state’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Indiana Education Leader Cadre. This group will work with IDOE to implement the Common Core Standards and PARCC assessments.
- U.S. News and World Report ranked Purdue's College of Education graduate program 37th among graduate programs in the nation for 2012. For more information, read the report.
- Melanie Shoffner was awarded the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. She has also been invited to join Microsoft's Partners in Learning for Higher Education Advisory Board.
- Ron Carr, PhD student in Learning Design and Technology, was one of five recognized with a Focus Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to Purdue's commitment to disability accessibility and diversity. Read about Ron in Purdue Today.
- Wanda Fox, Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, was awarded the Career and Technical Educator of the Year for 2011 at the annual awards dinner for the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education.
- JoAnn Phillion, Professor of Curriculum Studies, was awarded a 2012-2013 Community of Service Learning Faculty Fellows Grant from Purdue's Office of the Associate Vice President for Engagement.
- Professor Michael Apple served as the Keynote Speaker for this year's Annual Graduate Student Education Research Symposium, and conducted an informal seminar from titled "The Tasks of the Critical Scholar/Activist in Education".
- Rachael Kenney, Assistant Professor of Math Education (.60 Mathematics/ .40 EDCI) is the winner of this year's College of Science faculty award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor. Professor Kenney will be recognized for this award at the 2012 College of Science Honors Program on Sunday, April 15th.
- Luciana de Oliveira, Associate Professor of Literacy and Language Education has been awarded the AERA Bilingual Education Research-SIG: Early Career Award for 2012. This award will be presented at the Bilingual Education Research meeting on Friday, April 13th during the AERA conference.