College News Edition

Covassin on panel examining concussions

Covassin on panel examining concussions

Michigan State University faculty member Tracey Covassin is part of a national committee of experts that released a new report this week on the dangers of concussions in youth sports. According to the authors, young athletes in the U.S. face a “culture of resistance” to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying… Read More »

College of Education wins Niagara award

College of Education wins Niagara award

The College of Education at Michigan State University has received the 2013 Niagara Award in Education. Each year, the Niagara Foundation-Michigan publicly recognizes individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed time, energy and leadership in the areas of education, community service, peace, leadership or media. The nominations for the Niagara… Read More »

New advisor joins college

New advisor joins college

Becky Olsen recently joined the team of academic advisors serving students within the College of Education. Olsen primarily serves kinesiology and athletic training students. “I’m grateful to be back at MSU,” she said. “My role ties into my love of athletics and working with students – watching them grow and seeing their success – it’s… Read More »

In memoriam: Louis Romano

In memoriam: Louis Romano

Louis Romano, professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Administration, died on Sept. 30, 2013 at age 92. He was on the faculty from 1966 until 1997. Romano came to Michigan State University after a successful career as a teacher, principal and superintendent in Wisconsin and Illinois. During his time as a professor, schools were… Read More »

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is “abysmal” and the Common Core State Standards don’t go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues. In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to professional development for teachers who must help students meet the new… Read More »

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States – and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues a Michigan State University scholar. New research led by William Schmidt shows some teacher education programs in the United States rank among the best in… Read More »

Patterson expands scholarships for Urban Educators

Patterson expands scholarships for Urban Educators

Best-selling author James Patterson has doubled his commitment to support students in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Patterson recently decided to grow a scholarship program he created last year for students enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP), a specialized teacher preparation track for students committed to teaching in urban schools.… Read More »

Carter Andrews selected for national award

Carter Andrews selected for national award

Named for helping preservice teachers develop culturally-responsive practices, Department of Teacher Education associate professor Dorinda Carter Andrews has been selected to receive the 2013-2014 Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader award. Given each fall, the award honors up-and-coming professionals under 40 whose contributions to education have made significant differences. The award recognizes change agents, innovators and… Read More »

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Henry “Hank” Bullough, BA 1956 (Physical Education), was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on Sept. 12, 2013, at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Bullough — along with hockey superstars Ryan and Kip Miller, men’s basketball champion Morris Peterson, and volleyball leader and All-American Jenna Wrobel — … Read More »