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Homecoming 2015 FAQ

Homecoming 2015 FAQ

When is Homecoming? The 100th homecoming at MSU will begin on Monday, Sept. 28 and end on Saturday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year is “Spartans Take the World Stage,” celebrating everyone from educators to health professionals, from athletes to researchers who have done extraordinary things on the world’s stages. When and where is… Read More »

Alumna to receive honorary degree

Alumna to receive honorary degree

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, alumna Deborah Loewenberg Ball, B.A. ’76, M.A. ’82, Ph.D. ’88, will receive an honorary degree from Lesley University. Loewenberg Ball, dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan and director of TeachingWorks, will also speak at the commencement ceremony to the Graduate School of Education. She will… Read More »

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

Rand Spiro, professor of educational psychology, is lead editor of “Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices,” recently published by Routledge. The book examines how the Internet is transforming reading and learning-through-reading with contributions from distinguished experts in the field. Spiro, along with four alumni, co-edited the book. “Too much of learning… Read More »

Alumna a finalist for national, prestigious teaching award

A graduate of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University is a Wisconsin finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Sarah Trimner, BA ’01, is one of four Wisconsin teachers to be nominated as a finalist for the prestigious award. The awards are administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF)… Read More »

Professor emerita to be inducted in hall of fame

Professor emerita to be inducted in hall of fame

Professor Emerita MaryLee Davis is one of 11 women being inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for 2014. Davis is being honored for her leadership and work with various organizations dedicated to education, healthcare, public policy, diversity, youth, community service and advocacy for women. Davis is also being heralded by the Michigan Women’s… Read More »

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

College of Education alumnus Jimmy Raye, MSU’s first starting black quarterback, will be on campus this week in honor of Homecoming festivities and Project 60/50. Raye will be featured during a special meet-and-greet event from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes. Raye was one of the… Read More »

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and her… Read More »

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan State University College of Education alumna Melody Arabo has been named 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year! Arabo, BA ’01 (Education), MA, ’04 (Curriculum and Teaching), is currently teaching third grade at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She has 12 years of teaching experience, and was selected from among 238… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in the state

Teaching intern named best in the state

For the fourth consecutive year, a College of Education graduate has been named the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year! This year’s recipient is elementary education graduate Julia McLean (BA, ’13). The Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) hosts a contest each year to identify and recognize a Michigan pre-service teacher. Intended to sharpen teaching… Read More »

Ames named distinguished scholar at Purdue

Ames named distinguished scholar at Purdue

Dean and Professor Emeritus Carole Ames has been honored by Purdue University as a Distinguished Woman Scholar. She was among six Purdue alumni who received the recognition on March 7, 2014 from the university’s Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence, which was initiated to advance women in leadership. Ames spent 18 years as dean of… Read More »