Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ronnie Dunn Concert

With Lost Trailers

Ronnie Dunn from the most acclaimed duo in country music, Brooks and Dunn, will be joining us Saturday, September 21st, on the Colorado Mesa University Campus.

Saturday, September 21st

Grand Mesa Field at Colorado Mesa University

Door Open at 5pm

Concert Starts at 7pm

Tickets available NOW!

CMU Students: FREE - Pick them up at the University Center Info Desk with your MavCard

Public: $20 - Buy your tickets from any Western Slope City Market, the CMU University Center Information Desk, or from Ticketswest.

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One of my three visits outside of Barcelona included a trip to Girona, in the northern part of Spain's Catalan region. I had an interview planned with a former mayor of the city, MP, and minister.

After arriving in Girona on a comfortable ride on Spain's renfe train system, I could tell that the political situation in this northern city was critical. Walking through the city on our way to the center, my friend and I noticed nearly entire apartment buildings with secessionist flags hanging from balconies. In one store front, I was surprised to see secessionist themed cooking attire on sale. The center of Girona is known for its ancient fortifications and Jewish quarter. Today, however, it gave the appearance of a city in silent revolution.

My interview in Girona in a small cafe in front of the town hall, offered me a new perspective on the situation. The former politician explained to me that he had for long been, as most Catalan socialists are, a believer in Catalonia as a part of Spain but with significant autonomy or even a federalization of Spain's autonomous system of governance. Today, the former minister is a supporter of independence. This came about as a result of the 2010 ruling of the Spanish constitutional court which, in his view, severely hurt Catalonia's autonomy. He added that the economic crisis has acted to increase and deepen secessionist sentiment. Our interview in Girona allowed me to speak to a newcomer to the movement and visit a provincial city of Catalonia, where the secessionist sentiment is even more exposed than it is in Barcelona. I left Girona after a full day, tired, but also impressed by what I saw.

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The Parliament

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During my second day in Barcelona, I was given the opportunity by a contact in government to tour the Catalan parliament. This would give me the opportunity to not only interview a member of parliament (MP) but also witness Catalan politics up close.

Arriving at the parliament, I met up my contact and some of her colleagues from the Convergence and Union party, a pro-independence party of the center-right, currently holding the most seats in parliament. I had the chance to attend a session of the Catalan parliament. It was interesting to see delegates favoring independence speaking in Catalan, while those against it giving speeches in Castilian.

During my time at the parliament I had the opportunity to have an in depth conversation with an MP from Convergence and Union. More details on the conversation can be found in my paper, however, one of his most pertinent points explained that the economic crisis has acted as a catalyst for secessionist sentiment. When pushed on the impact of the financial downturn, however, he made it clear that he believe the actions of the constitutional court in Madrid on Catalonia's autonomy were more important in causing the surge in separatist support. His opinions on grievances aligned closely with those of my interview the previous morning.

After our conversation, the deputy asked if I would be interested in meeting the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, or Catalonia's head of government. I enthusiastically answered that I would be honored by the opportunity. Sure enough, after being led upstairs outside the voting chamber, Artur Mas, President of Catalonia, came out to greet delegates and journalists. After a short while, he came to greet me. We had a short conversation concerning my project. After leaving, a journalist asked if we could have a short interview. I made sure to highlight my neutrality in the subject during the process. A day later, I appeared in a Barcelona paper!

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WOU: Your World at WOU!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Online registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Please call the Office of Admissions at (503) 838-8211 for space availability if online registration is closed.

High school and transfer students are invited to spend the day at Western Oregon University on Friday, October 11. The program is free for students and their guests. High school seniors and transfer students are invited to apply for Fall Term 2014 admission at check-in.

Admissions status

High school seniors or transfer students attending the program can provide an admission application for Fall Term 2014 during check-in. Students who provide an application for admission, $60 application fee or OUS Deferral Form, official transcripts and ACT or SAT scores (freshmen only) will get notification of their admission status at the conclusion of the program.

Additional Program Information

Registration is required: Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Program Check-in: Please report to the Second Floor of the Werner University Center starting at 8:30 a.m. and no later than 9:00 a.m.

Parking: There will be signs to guide students and their guests to parking lot(s) for the program.

Attire: Students and their guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes due to the fact they will be touring the campus. Attendees are also advised to bring a jacket and umbrella in the event of rain/cooler temperatures the day of the program.

Other: Please note that lunch will not be provided by the Office of Admissions. Light refreshments will be served during check-in and the closing activities. Students and their guests are invited to explore their dining options on the WOU campus or the local area.

For more information

Call us toll free at: 877-877-1593 (ext. 1 ) or 503-838-8211 (V/TTY)

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USF announces first meetings for parents of potential scholars

In April, the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF) awarded University of St. Francis (USF), Lewis University and Blackburn College $1 million each to provide scholarships for students at select traditional high schools in Will County. The GSBF Partner School Scholarship is designed to fund the cost of college for students who are people of high character, have a high level of academic achievement and are eligible for a full Pell Grant. USF hopes to bring in a new wave of first-generation college students with the GSBF gift.

Students have to commit early, participating in a non-academic GSBF program throughout their high school and college years, while choosing to pursue their education at one of the three partner schools. Parent(s) or guardians of interested students must attend one of the following information sessions to be considered for this program:

September 18, 2013
1. Plainfield Central - 6:00 PM - 24120 Fort Beggs Dr. Plainfield, IL 60544
2. Reed-Custer High School - 7:30 PM - 249 Comet Dr. Braidwood, IL 60408

September 19, 2013
1. Lockport Township High School - 6:00 PM - 1333 E 7th St. Lockport, IL 60441
2. Lincoln Way Central High School - 7:30 PM - 1801 E Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox, IL 60451

For more information, call (815) 834-8400 or email

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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Are You Interested in Nursing? What you need to know to start at HCC and get advising for Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing.

Nursing Advising Checklist This document is a checklist. You can use it to check off the courses you have completed. Use this document to keep a record of what you have done OR you can see what you have taken all ready and still need to complete.

What can you do to become a nurse? Are there different ways to achieve my degree or RN? Look here for more information about the different ways to a RN degree!

Links to Websites of Interest about RN Degrees in Connecticut!

Department of Labor Information on Nursing as a Career:

Please make sure you Like us once you get to the Nursing Page. Click the image and it will take you there!

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Welcome to Practical Nursing Certificate

Welcome to Practical Nursing Certificate

Area of Study:

About Practical Nursing at Tri-C:
The Practical Nursing Program is a one year certificate program that admits students annually starting fall semester. Prerequisite criteria must be met prior to admission. Students with a current STNA Certification can receive credit by articulation or by pass credit for the PNUR 1300 course.

The Practical Nursing Program has a day and evening track. Students are admitted to the program ONLY in the fall semester. The program consists of two semester and one summer session. Annually, 64 students are accepted into the day track and 40 students in the evening/weekend track. Corresponding day and evening lectures and labs are held at the Tri-C Metropolitan Campus. Clinicals are held in a variety of acute care settings.
Practical Nursing Additional Information:

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,

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Loyola University Chicago


Mr. Baroni graduated from DePauw University with a BA in History and a minor in English Literature. He graduated, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law where he was an editor on the law journal. During law school Mr. Baroni was an honors clerk for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a summer research intern for the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, an extern for Federal District Court Judge Paul Friedman and an extern at the United States Department of Justice. Upon graduation, Mr. Baroni became an assistant state's attorney for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office from 1996 to 2000. From 2000 through 2004, Mr. Baroni served as Legal Counsel to the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate President and Senate Minority Leader. In 2004, Baroni began a law practice and public policy consulting business. His law practice focuses on criminal defense and public policy work. Additionally, Baroni has served as special counsel to a number of government bodies and committees. Since 2004, Baroni has served as Director of the Criminal Law Edit Align and Reform (CLEAR) Initiative. Chaired by former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson and Appellate Justice Gino DiVito, the CLEAR Initiative, and its Commission, is a comprehensive effort to overhaul the Illinois Criminal and Sentencing Codes. From 2005 to 2008, Baroni served as special counsel to the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee. In 2007, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Baroni a member of the Second District Committee on Character and Fitness. Finally, in addition to numerous scholarly publications, Baroni co-authored the Illinois Sentencing and Disposition Guide published by Lexis/Nexis in 2010.

Program Areas

Illinois Criminal Law and Policy
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Author opens race discussion


Regarding race: author tells her story

Lorene Cary's 1972 introduction to a prestigious New England prep school was similar in some ways to the Aug. 27 welcome afforded first-year Bluffton University students, the author told the students at Bluffton's opening convocation that morning.

At the same time, though, it was very different.

When she entered St. Paul's School, a Concord, N.H., boarding school, as a scholarship student, "I was looked at as someone with extraordinary potential," Cary said. Unlike the treatment she and her classmates had received in public school in her native Philadelphia-where a common refrain from teachers was "What is wrong with you?"-St. Paul's students heard that they were special and that teachers would "lavish" their interest and curiosity on them, she recalled.

"That's a wonderful way to be welcomed to adulthood," added Cary, drawing the comparison to the Bluffton convocation, where more than 280 new first-year and transfer students were introduced and similarly received by administrators and faculty in academic caps and gowns.

But while St. Paul's was "the nicest place I'd ever been," the teenage Cary was also regarded by teachers with "nervous attention," she said. She relates her experience as one of the first African-American female students at St. Paul's in her 1991 memoir, "Black Ice," which was this year's summer reading for first-year Bluffton students.

That reading and Cary's convocation presentation kicked off campus consideration of the university's 2013-14 civic engagement theme, "Race and Ethnicity in America: Celebration, Struggle, Opportunity."

New St. Paul's students learned about traditions at the formerly all-white male school on the first day of each term, said the author, reading from "Black Ice." But she knew she was there as the result of "a sort of liberal experiment," because of sit-ins, marches and riots, and "I didn't intend to fail," she said, also remembering "oppressive" pressure to assimilate.

She felt, however, that the teachers, while hopeful of minority students' success, were also "a little scared," Cary said. When the 1974 alumna returned to St. Paul's as a teacher in the 1980s, she asked a colleague who had been there in the early '70s if teachers didn't expect the same excellence from minority students that they did from white students. "It seems crazy now," the man replied, "but the fact is, we didn't quite know what to expect."

His answer, she said, confirmed her feeling when she had been insulted as a student by an English teacher holding up her essay to the class and saying, "Guess who got highest honors?"

And with that confirmation, Cary added, she wanted to take her younger self "by the hand and say, 'You weren't crazy to feel what you felt.'" Part of her purpose at St. Paul's was to change the lower expectations, she said.

Noting that she has been "overwhelmed by the flood of letters" from "Black Ice" readers who had been in the minority in their schools as well, Cary urged the Bluffton students to be curious about race and do some soul searching.

"That curiosity will make you smarter," she said.

Cary is also the author of four other books, an essayist and a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, she founded Art Sanctuary, which offers programs of African-American arts and letters in inner-city Philadelphia, and in 2003, she earned the city's highest civic honor, the Philadelphia Award, for her writing, teaching and arts activism.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

USC News

Grad student's research sparked by Roybal scholarship

David Rochman was a teacher at William Jefferson Clinton Middle School near the University Park Campus when he first enrolled in graduate classes at USC three years ago to study education. He valued the rewarding opportunity to help impact the lives of children as an educator, but he thought he could do more outside the classroom.

Three master's degrees later, Rochman is pursuing his doctorate in social work - with the same goal of reforming the educational system. But now he plans to do it with a career in research. And social work. A move he owes in part to a field placement with the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging.

Originally inspired by the USC School of Social Work's Community Organization, Planning and Administration concentration, Rochman thought brushing up on his advocacy, community organizing and leadership skills would complement his master's degree in teaching, helping him bring about change in education policy.

"In my first year of taking MSW [Master of Social Work] courses - getting more into the literature and understanding what social work was about - I realized I wanted to do research," said Rochman, who ultimately earned advanced degrees in teaching, social work and public administration.

After completing his first year at the School of Social Work, Rochman MSW/MPA '13 had a choice of where to do his field placement for the upcoming year. The curriculum requires all students to complete 1,000 hours of field work in professional settings, where they participate in supervised learning opportunities that integrate classroom theory with actual practice experience.

On a list of more than 100 options was the Roybal Institute, which was described as an internship for students interested in careers in research.

"Research is what I wanted to do, so I zeroed in on that placement," Rochman said.

The experience gave him a greater appreciation for research in general. But it also unexpectedly spurred an interest in aging issues.

"When I started at the Roybal Institute, my plan was to get research experience," he said. "Working with Dr. [Maria] Aranda, Dr. [William] Vega and the rest of the Roybal Institute, I've definitely developed a taste for studying aging."

Fortuitously, that choice also resulted in a scholarship from the Lucille and Edward R. Roybal Foundation, which funded the field placement opportunity. Rochman was one of four MSW students awarded a stipend this past year to pursue a health-related career serving older adults.

"We had very strong feelings about the selected [MSW students]," said Vega, Provost Professor and executive director of the USC Roybal Institute. "We hope their motivation will carry on through their lives of service to the community."

Rochman studied intergenerational aging in his second-year MSW coursework and incorporated it in his statement of purpose for his PhD application to The Ohio State University, where he is now enrolled.

"I want to thank everyone at the Roybal Foundation," Rochman said. "Had I not won the award, I would probably have been working more, and it would probably have been impossible to have time to submit PhD applications."

Rochman plans to study education reform and community organizing in his doctoral program, with aging as a secondary focus.

Or something else he has yet to explore.

"I've learned to never limit myself to any one perspective," he added. "I've evolved so much since coming to USC in my career path that I would never rule anything out."

The Roybal Foundation was founded by the late Rep. Edward Roybal and his wife, Lucille Beserra-Roybal. The congressman, who was a champion of health and aging services for vulnerable populations during his time in office, co-founded the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging. The foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to date.

The USC Roybal Institute on Aging was also named for the congressman. Its mission is to advance research with the goal to enhance optimal aging for persons in minority and low-income communities.

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Western New England University News

Release: Immediate
Contact: David Stawasz, Beth Barszcz or Barbara Moffat (formerly Campanella)

Posted August 29, 2013

The Western New England University College of Business recently received a $1 million gift from the estate of Frances Cohen. As a result, the University is offering the Frances and Norman Cohen Endowed Scholars Program. This year, three recipients were chosen to receive the recognition as being the first Cohen Scholars. The recipients include Abigail Brown, Thomas Cowin, and P. J. Nassar. Brown is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance from Windsor, CT. Cowin is from Hampden, ME, and is a junior majoring in International Business. Nassar is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance from Longmeadow. On August 23, a luncheon was held to celebrate the honor of being chosen as the first Cohen Scholars.

(L-R) Frances Cohen's longtime friend and attorney Jeff Sagalyn, Peter Nassar, Abigail Brown, Thomas Cowin, and Dean Julie Siciliano

The endowment will provide six scholarships a year based on merit. "Those students also will be ambassadors for the College of Business," said College of Business Dean Julie Siciliano. In addition, the gift is making it possible for the College of Business to build a new trading room which will allow students the ability to trade on Wall Street with real money. The Frances and Norman Cohen Trading Room and Financial Center will be completed shortly and will afford students a first hand experience in a trading room and the ability to obtain Bloomberg certification.

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Community Engagement Scholar Positions

The following positions will offer leadership training and civic development for undergraduate and graduate students who would like to devote their strengths and talents to deepening community-university partnerships through assisting academic departments manage established service-learning courses and programs.

In each of the available positions, the Scholar will serve as a primary liason between faculty and department hosts and their community agency partners, perform direct service, as needed, and manage and train service-learning students to build community agency capacity. Additionally, each Scholar will also participate in bi-weekly seminars, which provides extensive training that focuses on civic learning, democratic engagement, and leadership development in order to provide a meaningful framework for social justice work. In the spring, seminars are reinforced through weekly experiential learning, paired with reflection sessions.

Please check back often for new postings.

Number of Available Positions: 2

Dept/School: Occupational Therapy/Rangos Community Partner: Bethlehem Haven

Job Requirements: The CES program will complement the Clinical Reasoning service learning project and additional summer course of Community & World Health for 4th year students beginning in the Fall 2013. Specifically, the Scholars will support the work of the director of Project Employ by working with women experiencing homelessness at Bethlehem Haven, as well as assisting 4th year OT students as they engage in service-learning projects at Bethlehem Haven. Some of the related tasks will include: communicating with the community partners on a regular basis, organizing the logistics, gathering community feedback, and all other required communication; meeting in community agencies weekly for follow-up activities to service-learning consumers, if needed, serving as the liaison between community partner staff and the university; assisting the course instructor with tasks, as needed to support service-learning projects; and collecting data, as needed. Additionally, Scholars will hold office hours to assist in the OT department with the following: preparatory & follow-up tasks for service-learning, literature review, project assessment and analysis, and advertising and program promotion.

The CES program is affiliated with AmeriCorps. All scholars are expected to perform 300 hours of service. In return, scholars will be engaged in meaningful service work, receive $1,175 as an educational grant award; a chance for two semesters of Core Service-Learning credits; and multiple opportunities for leadership and management training.

Contact Person: Anne Marie Witchger Hansen, EdD Contact Information:

Additional Information: E-mail Anne Marie Hansen to apply.

Number of Available Positions: 1

Dept/School: Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education Community Partner: Center of Life

Job Requirements: This Community Engagement Scholar (CES) position will allow for a Duquesne student to work directly with Center of Life and Hazelwood residents to record and share the stories of its oldest residents and their youth. In a mentoring program and outreach plan designed to match the oldest and youngest members of the neighborhood; the scholar will design and implement several sharing circles that will occur at Center of Life over the course of the year. These circles, topical in nature, will allow for residents to share, inform and capture the stories that are heard less and less in the community. This project is part of a larger mentoring program at Center of Life.

The skills needed for this position are to be personable and outgoing - able to lead and organize this project alongside the faculty member and Center of Life staff. The beginning of the fall semester will be spent organizing the project and working to promote the nights which will be held in late fall and throughout the spring semester. The beginning of the project will allow for the scholar to get to know the key stakeholders in Hazelwood and its residents via the youth serving Center of Life programs. The spring semester will be spent in completing the sharing circles and preparing the recordings for use during the Hazelwood Summer Kickoff Block party in early June. Hazelwood is located on the bus line and is approximately 2-3 miles from campus along the river. Center of Life is a leading agency focused on supporting the needs of Hazelwood residents. Known for its programs focused on music and arts, mentoring, and family engagement, Center of life is the place where "everything is about people."

The CES program is affiliated with Americorps. All scholars are expected to perform 300 hours of service. In return, scholars will be engaged in meaningful serivce work, receive $1,175 as an educational grant award; a chance for two semesters of Core Service-Learning credits; and multiple opportunities for leadership and management training.

Contact Person: Temple S. Lovelace, Ph.D., BCBA-D Contact Information:

Additional Information: E-mail Temple Lovelace to apply.

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Kansas State University

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education has awarded more than 20 scholarships to students from across the country for the fall 2013 semester.

These scholarships include the inaugural Allan D. Sicat Scholarship, given to military veterans or active duty military students working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree through the division's distance education program. One student per year is granted $1,500 and the recipient can reapply for subsequent years.

The Division of Continuing Education Scholarship for Distance Students offers $900 to undergraduate students and $1,200 to graduate students enrolled in a Kansas State University distance education degree program.

The Maurine Allison O'Bannon Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 scholarships for students age 25 or older. This scholarship honors O'Bannon, who graduated from the university in 1915.

The Office of Diversity Scholarship is a $1,000 award to a student from a historically underrepresented group enrolled in a distance degree program at the university.

Fall 2013 scholarship recipients include:

Tomomi Gallagher, senior in technology management, Fort Riley, O'Bannon Scholarship; Alex Arnold, junior in animal sciences and industry, Fort Scott, DCE Scholarship; Stevie Kucharski, master's student in academic advising, Olathe, DCE Scholarship; Caroline Geib, senior in social sciences, Wakefield, DCE Scholarship; and Derek Judd, senior in human ecology, Wichita, O'Bannon Scholarship.

From out of state:

Amanda Liverpool, master's student in academic advising, Novato, Calif., DCE Scholarship; Holly Williams, master's student in academic advising, Pacific Grove, Calif., DCE Scholarship; Jacob Zych, master's student in adult education, Chicago, Ill., DCE Scholarship; Patrick Gere, master's student in civil engineering, South Portland, Maine, DCE Scholarship; Melissa Routt, junior in animal sciences, St. Charles, Mo., O'Bannon Scholarship; Kathleen O'Leary, master's student in academic advising, Hamilton, Mont., DCE Scholarship and Allan D. Sicat Scholarship; Tianna Harrison, master's student in academic advising, Raleigh, N.C., DCE Scholarship; Karyn Raney, master's student in academic advising, Schenectady, N.Y., DCE Scholarship; Diana Lovendino, master's student in academic advising, Midwest City, Okla., DCE Scholarship; Brantley Blair Jr., master's student in academic advising, Philomath, Ore., O'Bannon Scholarship; Justin Grady, master's student in academic advising, Sellersville, Pa., DCE Scholarship; Cornell Sneed, master's student in academic advising, Johnson City, Tenn., DCE Scholarship; Bradye McQueen, master's student in apparel and textile merchandising, Abilene, Texas, DCE Scholarship; Jasmine Jackson, master's student in academic advising, Hampton, Va., DCE Scholarship; Kristina Cale, senior in dietetics, Seattle, Wash., Office of Diversity Scholarship and O'Bannon scholarship; and Dianne Bath, master's student in academic advising, Burns, Wyo., DCE Scholarship.

The postmark deadline to apply for spring 2014 scholarships is Nov. 2. Application guidelines and further information on these scholarships and others can be found at

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Announcements for Aug. 29, 2013


General Information

Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment Set in September: The APS Sick Leave Bank will hold the annual Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment from Sept. 1-30, available to employees covered by the negotiated agreements for the Albuquerque Teacher's Federation, the Albuquerque Educational Assistant Association and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association for participants who will exhaust all accrued leave (personal, sick, annual) and are experiencing a catastrophic illness or injury. For more information, call Loretta Olson at 889-4858.

2nd Annual 'Green Apple Day of Service' Coming in September: APS has set a goal of more than 50 projects to be completed by schools for the week of Sept. 23-28. Join the network of APS champions to demonstrate to the community and the world that we value sustainable, a healthy environment, and that where we learn matters. Schools wanting to participate should identify a project and goals and register it with the US Green Building Council. Learn more by visiting For ideas or team-building assistance, e-mail Ron Rioux at or Tony Sparks at

Teacher Training

'Dia de los Muertos' Workshop is Sept. 7 at Hispanic Culture Center: The National Hispanic Cultural Center and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute offer a free professional development workshop from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at the NHCC Education Building, 1701 4th St. SW. Participants will be taught how to integrate Día de los Muertos into their classrooms with this hands-on, art-based workshop. Certificates of professional development and copies of relevant curriculum materials will be provided. To register, contact Erica Garcia ( at the NHCC. For more information, call Keira Philipp-Schnurer at 277-7047, e-mail, or visit

Workshop Focuses on Developing Programs for Teachers: The Sofia Center for Professional Development in collaboration with educators from South Valley Academy and Amy Biehl High School will offer "Building Inspirational and Innovative Professional Development Programs; A Working Retreat for New Mexico Educators" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at Bosque School, 4000 Learning Road, NW 87120. There is no charge for participants. To register and for more information, call Karen Sanchez at 898-6388 or e‑mail Deadline to register is Sept. 13.

University of Phoenix Offers Tuition Discounts: Through the education partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and University of Phoenix, the Workforce Solutions Education Partner Grant is available to new students enrolling through Sept. 30, 2013. These enhanced tuition reductions range from 12 to 19 percent depending on degree level, and apply to classes started from April 12, 2013 through Aug. 31, 2014. These Grant awards have a potential annual value of $3,000 for new bachelor's degree seekers and $2,000 for associate or master's degree enrollees. These benefits are provided in addition to the corporate tuition reduction you may already enjoy through the education partnership between Falcon 49 and University of Phoenix. When the program benefit period is over, the regular corporate tuition reduction (if applicable) will be applied. For information and to learn about eligibility requirements, visit or call 866-354-1800 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

Grand Canyon University Offers Tuition Discounts for Master's Degrees: Cohort scholarships for New Mexico educators offer discounts of up to 20 percent off the regular cost of tuition for those enrolling in master's programs for special education, ESL, and education administration. A webinar to explain the cohort program is set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4. To join the webinar contact Dominic Baca at 301-3016 or e-mail him at

Student Programs/Scholarships

NM Museum of Natural History & Science hosts Prehistoric Preschool: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Family Programs' Prehistoric Preschool is a weekend family program for children ages 3 to 5 and their grown-ups and has a new session starting in Sept. 12 - "Plant the Perfect Providers". This class will incorporate time spent in The Learning Garden and an optional hike at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. Families choose either Thursday, Friday or Saturday class from 10-noon, or Thursday or Saturday class from 1-3 p.m. The four hands-on family science classes meet every other week. To register, visit For more information, call August Wainwright at 841-2861 or e-mail

"Let's Talk Month" PSA Contest Accepting Entries: The New Mexico Department of Health is now accepting submissions for its "Let's Talk Month" public service announcement contest. Youth groups (ages 13 to 18) are encouraged to make a video PSA or write a PSA telling parents and peers about one of the following themes: talking to your kids about sex or making a reproductive life plan to help teens understand how a pregnancy will affect their goals. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 13. Entries meeting the qualifications will be voted on by a panel of youth. The winner will be announced on Oct. 1. Guidelines, submission information and tips are available at on the Family Planning Program's contest webpage:

Nuclear Science/History Museum celebrates National Nuclear Science Week: During Oct. 21-25, the Nuclear Science and History Museum will welcome students in grades 6-12 for nuclear, radiation, and energy related hands-on activities. Bus transportation and museum admission fees covered by grant funding. For more information and application for funding, call Rachael Cutrufello at 245-2137, ext 101. All lessons meet state and national standards related to energy atomic structure.

Ms. NM offers Community Service Scholarship: National Ms. New Mexico 2013 will be awarding a $100 scholarship to a New Mexico student who has survived cancer, is attending school, and/or is a veteran or dependent, and is involved in community service. Funds may be used for computer, books and other college needs not covered by grants or aid. Submit a two-page essay on why this scholarship would help you in college at this time; include what you do with the community and how you give back; any challenges you have overcome; and the name of your school. E-mail questions and essays to

AYSO Hosts Soccer Program for Special Needs Players: The AlbuquerqueRegion 104 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has added an adapted soccer program for players with special needs, called VIP (Very Important Player) program. Players four years and older who have a disability that would make it difficult for them to play successfully on a mainstream team will have an opportunity to play soccer at their own level. There is no upper age limit. Practices and games will be held back-to-back, each session including learning soccer skills followed by a soccer game. Sessions will be held at 1 p.m., Sundays beginning in September at Montgomery Park. For more information, contact John Reich 342-2976 ext. 710,or e-mail

Water Resources Education Program for K-12: The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority announces the 2013-14 Water Resources Education Program for grades K-12. Classroom presentations correlate with standards and benchmarks and include hands-on activities, educational puppet shows, and field trips. For more information, visit, call Sharon Sivinski at 768-3245 ( or Theresa Dunn at 504-8977 (

'Voice of Democracy' Audio Essay Contest Open to High School Students: The Voice of Democracy program is open to students in grades 9-12 and the theme for 2013-2014 is "Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation's Future." Students should record their reading of the draft essay to a CD (3-5 minutes), then submit a typed version, CD and entry form to their local VFW Post by Nov. 1. Winners can be awarded up to $30,000 in scholarships. Visit for entry form and information.


Double Eagle Airport Hosts Land of Enchantment Fly-In on Sept. 7: The Double Eagle II Airport hosts a fly-in from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7. There will be information about aviation careers, various aircraft types, and how airplanes fly. An exhibit hall, builder's corner, and pancakes and burgers are among the highlights. See veteran air show pilot Bob Carlton with his jet sailplane the "Chile Flight", a local formation flying team, and the Lobo Wing of the Commemorative Air Force's Fairchild PT-26 Cornell. This is a family event with aviation fun for all ages. Admission and parking are free, donations accepted. Directions - take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd NW, follow signs to Double Eagle II Airport. For more information, call Joyce Woods at 974-5305 or e‑mail

ALS Walk is Sept. 13: The APS walk team, Educators Walking for a Cure, is recruiting walkers for the Walk to Defeat ALS 2013, Sept. 22 at Isotopes Park (set a personal goal, raise funds, and walk). Funds raised will be used to help those suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Register online at: For more information, e-mail Lisa Marshall at or call 321-9144. Donations may be made on-line.

Proposals Accepted for 'Sharing the Dream Grants': The National Association of Elementary School Principals and MetLife Foundation announce that proposals are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Sharing the Dream grant program. For 2013-2014, five grants of $5,000 will be awarded for new projects that create globally oriented schools and international learning communities, and that engage children in transformative, multidisciplinary experiences and service learning projects that will help them succeed in the interconnected world of the 21 st century. Deadline for submitting proposals is Sept. 11. Grants will be awarded mid-October. Applications and guidelines are available at


Check out the new Employee Discounts site to learn about our community partners who offer discounts to APS employees.

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Prestigious Scholarships

National Scholarships, Fellowships & Programs Information Meeting: Come learn about nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate scholarships as well as programs that will help prepare you to apply for these scholarships.

Friday, September 20, 2013 Noon, 3380 WSC

Fulbright Fellowship: The Fulbright Fellowship funds (a) one year of international study or research, or (b) English teaching assistantships in over 140 countries. Deadline: September 20, 2013

Come learn how to apply and be competitive :

Friday, September 6, 2013 3:00 PM, 3380 WSC

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to undergraduates studying abroad. Eligible applicants must be current recipients of a Federal Pell Grant. Deadline for Winter Study Abroad: October 1, 2013

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship: The Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds graduate school at the University of Cambridge. Applicants from all countries (except the UK) and all disciplines are invited to apply. Deadline: October 15, 2013

The Critical Language Scholarship: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) offers a seven-to-ten week intensive summer language program in Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian. Deadline for Summer 2014: November 15, 2013

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship:The NSF Fellowship is for students planning on pursuing a research-based masters or doctoral degrees in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, and the Social Sciences. The fellowship provides three years of financial support, including an annual $30,000 stipend and a $10,500 education allowance. Deadline: Mid-November 2013 (deadlines vary according to discipline)

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One Year Later, Students Feel Impact of Nevins Scholarship

Last year, as Penn State was still dealing with some difficult challenges, David Nevins '69 was thinking about what he could do to help move the University forward. He had been weighing a philanthropic gift to the Smeal College of Business, and he knew the time to act had arrived.

"Part of my thought process at the time was 'now more than ever,'" Nevins said. "This was not the time to abandon the University but to step up to the plate."

"It feels good to get a scholarship, to know that someone recognizes all your hard work. ... I've always worked, but with a scholarship I don't have to work as much." -- Jasmine Phelps

And he did. His commitment of $1.1 million is the largest private gift to support scholarships for minority students in the history of the Smeal College. The Nevins Diversity Scholarship Fund will promote the diversity of the Smeal College student body in the future, while the Nevins Trustee Scholarship is already supporting today's students.

Jasmine Phelps of North Brunswick, NJ, a senior majoring in Marketing at Smeal, is one of four Nevins Trustee Scholarship recipients this year, and this will be her second year receiving the award. An active member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the women's club basketball team, Phelps completed a retail management internship with Nordstrom, Inc., this summer. Phelps is a twin whose brother also attends Penn State, and she appreciates the financial assistance that helps her with the cost of tuition.

"It feels good to get a scholarship, to know that someone recognizes all your hard work," Phelps said. "It helps with so many things academically. I was super honored to get it."

Phelps found ways to get involved from the day she arrived on campus. Because of the scholarship she has felt less pressure to hold down a job during the semester and finds she can devote more time to the activities that have meaning for her. "I've always worked," Phelps said, "but with a scholarship I don't have to work as much."

The opportunity to hone her leadership skills in a student organization meant a lot to Phelps. Last spring she coordinated a fashion show for NABA. It was a time-consuming job, but she felt it was worth it, and the experience helped her secure the internship with Nordstrom.

"Our students should embrace every opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and gain the experiences that hopefully will mold them into great citizens for our country." -- David Nevins

"The internship was a great experience because of the value on leadership and life skills," Phelps said. "I can use what I learned for the rest of my life."

This pleases Nevins, who wants to encourage smart, motivated students to take advantage of the incredible opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, that come from being in the Penn State environment.

"These are special years that will become part of who you are," Nevins said. "Our students should embrace every opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and gain the experiences that hopefully will mold them into great citizens for our country."

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Disclosure Statements

Oregon Administrative Rule 581-41-460 authorizes Rogue Community College to ask you to provide your Social Security number. The number will be used by the college for reporting, research, recordkeeping, extending credit, and collecting debts. Your number will also be provided by the college to the Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System (OCCURS), which is a group made up of all community colleges in Oregon, the Office of Community College Services, and the Oregon Community College Association. OCCURS gathers information about students and programs to meet state and federal reporting requirements. It also helps colleges plan, research, and develop programs. This information helps the colleges to support the progress of students and their success in the workplace and other education programs.

OCCURS or the college may provide your Social Security number to the following agencies or match it with records from the following systems:

  • State and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools to find out how many community college students go on with their education and to find out whether community college courses are a good basis for further education;

  • The Shared Information System to gather information to help state and local agencies plan education and training services to help Oregon citizens get the best jobs available;

  • The Office of Professional Technical Education Management Information Systems to provide reports to state and federal governments. The information is used to learn about education, training, and job market trends for planning, research, and program improvement. Funding for community colleges is based on this information.

  • The Oregon Department of Revenue and collection agencies, only for purposes of processing debts and only if credit is extended to you by the college.

  • The American College Testing Service if you take the Asset Placement test for educational research purposes.

  • The IRS for the purpose of Hope Scholarship and Life Long Learning tax credit.

Your number will be used only for the purposes listed above. State and federal law protects the privacy of your records.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

In compliance with state and federal laws, Rogue Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender or disability in employment, or in any of its educational programs, or in the provision of benefits and services to student.

De acuerdo con la ley estatal y federal, Rogue Community College no descrimina sobre la base de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, edad, género, o disabilidad causada por el empleo, o en ninguno de sus programas educacionales, o en la provisión de beneficios y servicios para los estudiantes.

Sommerfeld, Curtis (CIO/VP of College Services)
Redwood Campus (541) 956-7238

Andrew Childress, Disability Services Coordinator
Redwood Campus (541) 956-7692

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Photo Galleries Highlighting
2012-13 Academic Year

Welcome to the Hope College Photo Galleries. Here's a glimpse of some of our campus events throughout the year. The most recent galleries are listed first.

Photo Galleries Highlighting 2011-12 Academic Year

Photo Galleries Highlighting 2010-11 Academic Year

Photo Galleries Highlighting 2009-10 Academic Year

Pictorial Highlights of the
Presidency of James E. Bultman

June 28, 2013

Photo Highlights

Kruizenga Art Museum
Luncheon and Groundbreaking

May 24, 2013

Photo Highlights

Baccalaureate & Commencement

May 5, 2013

Photo Highlights

Annual Spring Fling Celebrates
Last Day of Classes

April 24, 2013

Photo Highlights

Undergraduate Research and
Creative Performance Celebration

April 12, 2013

Photo Highlights
Welcome Dr. and Mrs. Knapp
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John C. Knapp Named 12th President of Hope College
Dr. John C. Knapp, who is the founding director of the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., has been named the next president of Hope College.

Knapp, whose leadership experience includes higher education and business, and whose scholarship includes multiple books and articles on leadership ethics, issues in higher education, and the intersection of faith and work, was unanimously elected the 12th president of Hope by the college's Board of Trustees on Monday. He will assume office on July 1st. continue / more information

MIAA Women's Basketball
NCAA Tourament Run
March 2013

Photos from NCAA First Round Game
Photos from NCAA Second Round Game
Photos from Sectional Semi-Finals
Photos from Sectional Championship Game

Dance Marathon
March 8-9, 2013

The 2013 Dance Marathon concluded having raised $139,041.43, the highest one-year total in the event's 14-year history. This year's marathon, held on Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, also set a participation record with 750 students involved. Since the event began in 2000, Dance Marathon has raised a total of $1,142,641.03 for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, "for the kids."

Photo Gallery

Musical Showcase
March 3, 2013
Photo Gallery

MIAA Women's Swimming & Diving
February 13-16, 2013
Photo Gallery

MIAA Men's Swimming & Diving
February 13-16, 2013
Photo Gallery

Hope-Calvin Rivalry Game
in DeVos Fieldhouse

Hope 65, Calvin 50

February 16, 2013
Photo Gallery

Hope-Calvin Rivalry game
in DeVos Fieldhouse

184th Renewal
February 9, 2013

Hope 73, Calvin 70

Gallery #1 / Gallery #2/ Gallery #3

Christmas Vespers

December 1-2, 2012

Photo Highlights

Student Dance Performances

Nov. 19-20 and Dec. 3-4, 2012

Dance Concert Photos
Photos courtesy Erik Alberg
Photo Gallery

November 17, 2012

2012 Images:
A Reflection of Cultures

November 9-10, 2012

Relay for Life

Photo Gallery

Hope's 10th annual Relay for Life raised $45,488 for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life is part of a national fund-raising initiative for the American Cancer Society. Members of the Hope community formed teams and walked the Dow Center track overnight to raise funds for research, education, advocacy and service in the fight against cancer.

November 3, 2012

78th annual Nykerk Cup competition

Photo Highlights from 78th Nykerk Cup

The women of the freshman and sophomore classes were featured in song, oration and drama during the annual family weekend event. The Class of 2016 (freshmen) was presented the Nykerk Cup. Congratulations to both classes!Photo Gallery

October 12-14, 2012


October 12, 2012

Dedication of the
Haworth Engineering Center

Photo Gallery

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Haworth Engineering Center was held during Homecoming. The 9,000-square-foot addition to the northwest corner of VanderWerf Hall is being named in honor of a lead gift from Haworth Inc. and the Haworth family. Supported by many donors through the college's "A Greater Hope" comprehensive campaign, the project is being completed for a total cost of $3.75 million, including an endowment for ongoing maintenance. It is scheduled to be ready in time for the start of classes next fall.

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Photo Galleries one / two / three / four / five /six / seven/ eightConvocation Address Highlights
Learning in a Life that Already Matters

Fall Convocation Address

Community Day
September 1, 2012

August 24 - 27, 2012

Residential Village Construction
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Interested Parents - Greek Affairs

Your sons and daughters are embarking on a new and exciting journey here at the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Opportunities for your son or daughter to establish new friendships, cultivate memorable moments, and celebrate future accomplishments abound. However, being one of more than 1,100 incoming freshmen students can be intimidating; incoming college undergraduates often feel overwhelmed once they step onto campus. In fact, numerous studies indicate that student retention is much more accurately reflected by the connection they feel to their campus environment, rather than it is about their academic performance. By joining a Greek organization, your student will have the unique opportunity to meet many new and committed students, and they will instantly feel a part of a group that will set their campus connection into motion immediately. Simply put, your son or daughter's sense of belonging will be in place BEFORE classes even begin!

How will my son or daughter benefit from joining a fraternity or sorority?

FRIENDSHIP is the cornerstone fraternity and sorority life, but it doesn't end there. Greeks at UNK boast higher grade point averages than the average undergraduate student's GPA (check out our scholarship page for current stats) and the UNK Greeks are leaders in nearly every of the 200 student organizations on campus. Each Greek Organization actively participates in the intramurals sports program, UNK athletics, and serving the Kearney community. Over $60,000 has been raised each year for local and national charities in addition to over 18,000 hours of hands-on service.

MEMBERSHIP in a fraternity and sorority offers a more well-rounded college experience. UNK's Greek community represents over 650 diversified men and women belonging to 14 different fraternities and sororities. Our Greek community provides its members with opportunities for growth and excellence in academic, leadership, service learning, and a sense of belonging.

UNK fraternity and sorority members are most often leaders in all areas of campus life. In fact at UNK, 16 out of 17 Student Diplomats are Greek, 10 out of 17 of the Chancellor's Ambassadors are Greek, 9 out of 15 Greek Student Senators and the Vice President of Student Senate is also a Fraternity President, countless Greeks have been tapped for Mortar Board, 4 of 8 New Student Enrollment Leaders are Greek, and the 2010 Homecoming King and Queen, 2011 Homecoming King, and 2012 King and Queen guessed it - Greek! As you can see, our Greek students are incredibly visible on campus!

GREEK AFFAIRS encourages parental involvement throughout the year; the majority of our chapters host a Parents/Family Weekend and may even have a Parents' Board that you can get involved in. Our goal is to enhance your sons' and daughters' collegiate experiences by offering them the support and opportunities that will help them achieve their maximum potentials. Be sure to check out all areas of our website for even more information about UNK Greek Affairs!

Standards of the Greek Community

  • The Greek community prohibits all forms of hazing.

  • All Greek houses are 100% substance free (no tobacco or alcohol).

  • Chapters and councils have different grade requirements to join.

  • All chapters must maintain a collective 2.50 GPA

UNK's Greek community is built on strong academic standards. Members expect a lot of themselves and each other. Working together, they pride themselves on academic excellence. Chapters provide:

  • Group study sessions.

  • Workshops in test-taking strategies, study skills, time management, and resume building.

  • More than $5,000 annually for rewards and recognition for academic achievement through honor societies, national and local scholarships, awards and banquets.

  • Faculty fellows or advisors to offer support and advising expertise.

  • A academic resource room, complete with computers, a printer, and adequate studying materials in every chapter house.

Service to others and the community is part of everyday life in the Greek community. Our fraternities and sororities are generous fundraisers and service providers, annually giving more than $60,000 and 10,000 service hours to local and national charities. Students in Greek life will:

  • Give time and energy to benefit numerous philanthropic and community service events including 'The Big Event" and "St. Jude's Up Til Dawn," two of the largest student-run philanthropic event on campus and in the state of Nebraska.

  • Organize dozens of chapter events to raise money and educate the campus and Kearney community.

  • Promote education on topics such as AIDS awareness, eating disorders and body image, women's issues, cardiac care, arthritis, and other issues affecting the campus and the world.

True leadership comes from experience. As a member of the Greek community, your son or daughter will find tremendous opportunities that will give them the experience to become an effective leader. Fraternities and sororities are self-governing, giving members numerous leadership possibilities. Greek affairs offers leadership training programs campus wide and through individual chapters.

  • Greek 101 leadership academy

  • Applauding Excellence

  • Greek Scholarship Awards Ceremony


The brotherhood and sisterhood within Greek affairs is truly a "family" experience. It offers your child the security and happiness that's part of the brother/sister bond. While they don't have to limit their social life to Greek activities, your son or daughter will find many opportunities to meet and interact with their chapter, other fraternities and sororities and other campus organizations. Family-style living in on-campus sororities and fraternities has great appeal for members. Living, eating, and studying together helps solidify lifelong friendships.

  • In the past five years, more than 100 colleges and universities have opened their doors for the first time to fraternities.

  • 71% of those listed in "Who's Who in America" belong to a Greek Organization.

  • Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks.

  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a Greek organization.

  • 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were Greek.

  • 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a Greek organization. Every U.S. President except eight born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825 have been members of a fraternity.

  • 63% of the U.S. President's Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.

  • A National Conference report shows a high percentage of the 4,000 NIC fraternity chapters are above the All-Men's scholastic average on their respective campuses.

  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.

  • Less than 2% of an average college student's expenses go toward fraternity/sorority dues (U.S. Department of Education).

  • Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Erin Christensen, Assistant Director for Greek Affairs, via email at or phone at 308.865.8057.

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Loyola University Chicago

Miranda B. Johnson

Title/s: Associate Director, Education Law and Policy Institute

Office #: Corboy 1126

Phone: 312.915.7952



Prior to assuming the position of Associate Director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, Miranda served as the Salisbury Clinical Teaching Fellow in Child and Family Law in Loyola's Civitas ChildLaw Clinic. In that capacity, Miranda supervised law students in the representation of children in child protection and child custody cases and in the representation of parents and students in school discipline and special education cases. She also participated in teaching the Clinic's seminar on child representation, focusing on substantive knowledge, skills development, and ethical concerns in child advocacy.

Before joining Loyola, Miranda worked as a staff attorney at Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), an organization promoting access to quality educational services for New York City school children. At AFC, Miranda represented parents of students with disabilities in administrative proceedings to obtain appropriate educational services. She also represented parents and students in federal class action lawsuits to remedy systemic legal violations with respect to education in New York City.

Miranda completed a joint law and policy degree program, obtaining a JD, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At NYU, Miranda received a William and Mary Sterling Scholarship and was part of the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship program for public interest students. While in law school and graduate school, she interned with Human Rights Watch and UNICEF and worked with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) as part of NYU's International Human Rights Clinic. She also co-led a project for the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the UNICEF-Kenya Country Office to apply a human rights-based framework to primary education.

Upon graduation from law school, Miranda completed a federal court clerkship for the Honorable Allyne R. Ross in the Eastern District of New York.

Prior to law school, Miranda was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research for one year on small-scale women's income generating groups in Tanzania. She subsequently worked in Tanzania for two additional years as a program officer on gender and development issues. Before working in Tanzania, Miranda taught social studies at a residential high school serving students who had not succeeded in traditional settings.

When she graduated from NYU, Miranda received the Butler Memorial Award for unusual distinction in scholarship, character and professional activities. In 2002, Dartmouth College honored her with the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for alumni.


A.B., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1997
M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2006
J.D., magna cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2006

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Education Advisory Committee, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. (March 2013 - present)

Member, School Discipline Working Group (February 2012 - present)

Courses Taught

Legal Issues in Student DisciplineSpecial Education Dispute Resolution


Reviewer and Contributor, Manual for Representing Children at Chicago Public Schools Expulsion Hearings. Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. (Jan. 2012).

Co-author (with Andrew Egan, et. al), Free To Learn: A Rights Based Approach to Universal Primary Education in Kenya (Feb. 2006), available at

Book Review, European Conquest and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Paul Keal, in New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Vol. 26: 653, 2004.

Co-author (with Aggripina Mosha), Promoting Women's Access to Politics and Decision-making: The Role of TGNP and Other Advocacy Groups in the 2000 General Elections in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam: TGNP, 2004.

Co-author (with Mary Rusimbi), "Key Strategies and Tools Adopted to Take Forward the Gender Budget Initiative (GBI) in Tanzania" in Gender Budget Analysis in Tanzania 1997-2000. Dar es Salaam: TGNP, 2003.

Co-author (with Deus Kibamba), "Governance and Civil Society Interventions in Land Reform Processes in Tanzania" in Land Research Paper Series. Harare: MWENGO, 2003.

Trainings, Conferences, and Presentations

Presenter, "School Discipline and School-Related Issues in Sentencing" (March 21, 2012). Training for the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Juvenile Justice Division.

Moderator, "Breaking Barriers: Education" (February 24, 2012). Panel presented as part of the 2012 Norman Amaker Public Interest Law and Social Justice Retreat.

Presenter, "Representing Students at Chicago Public Schools Expulsion Hearings" (January 11, 2012). Training for pro bono attorneys organized by the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Moderator, "Special Education and Discipline" (November 2, 2011). Conference entitled "Special Education in Charter Schools: Challenges and Opportunities" presented by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law ChildLaw and Education Institute.

Moderator, "Moving Forward: Illinois Approaches to Legislation, Education and Prevention" (October 29, 2010). Conference entitled "Cyberbullying and Sexting" presented by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Children's Legal Rights Journal.

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Office of the Chancellor | August 2013 | Notes from the Chancellor

Here's a list of faculty, staff, and students who have made headlines for their accomplishments in recent months.

Faculty and staff

Marian Roman, an associate professor of nursing, has received the 2013 Award for Innovation from the American Psychiatric Nursing Association for her work in aiding the mentally ill in the Knoxville community. She is among seven psychiatric-mental health nurses in the nation to be recognized.

Hap McSween, Chancellor's Professor and distinguished professor of earth and planetary sciences, will receive the Whipple Award from the American Geophysical Union at their annual meeting in December. Named after Fred Whipple, a gifted astronomer noted for his work on comets, the award honors a person who has made an outstanding contribution to planetary science. McSween also has been appointed vice president/president-elect of the Geological Society of America. He will serve as vice president until June 2014, then take over as president and serve until June 2015. GSA has more than 25,000 members in 107 countries.

Timothy M. Young, a professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources' Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for an exchange with an Austrian university and also has been named president of the Forest Products Society.

Witek Nazarewicz, a physics professor, has been named a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow for his outstanding leadership in nuclear physics research.

J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, has been appointed to the Kenco board of directors. Kenco is a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services, and intelligent information technology.

Marvelene Moore, a professor in the School of Music, was awarded the Lowell Mason award by the National Association for Music Education, the highest award given by the organization.

Howard Hall, Governor's Chair for Global Nuclear Security, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach radio journalism to volunteers and students at community radio stations at two universities in Ethiopia.

Thanks to chemistry professors and program leaders Michael Best and Shawn Campagna, the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program has been awarded a three-year-grant from the National Science Foundation. The Chemistry Department has been offering critical research and professional development through this summer program for more than ten years.

Chris Cimino, vice chancellor for finance and administration, has been named to the Research Universities Constituent Council of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. NACUBO is an organization for business and financial officers that represents more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers around the world.

Amy Blakely, assistant director of media relations, is president of the Tennessee College Public Relations Association. She will serve for two years.


Alexandra Brito, from Brentwood, Tennessee, and Grant Currin, from Cleveland, Tennessee, have been named the 2013 recipients of the Peyton Manning Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to incoming first-year students who have been selected as Haslam Scholars. Now in its sixteenth year, the program has honored twenty students.

Spring graduate Raven Chavanne, who played third base for the softball Lady Vols and had the nation's fourth best batting average, was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America as the Division I Softball Academic All-American of the year. She was a finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.

The student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management in the College of Business Administration was named the most outstanding chapter worldwide for the second year in a row.


Thanks to those who work diligently on our safety and emergency plans, Neyland Stadium has been recognized with the National Sport Safety and Security Facility of Merit Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. The award recognizes a facility that has demonstrated an innovative approach to enhancing safety and security beyond normal operations, or addressed a significant safety or security concern.

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