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Dirkx receives international Hall of Fame honors

Dirkx receives international Hall of Fame honors

Professor John Dirkx was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2016. Dirkx was one of 13 inducted for the Class of 2016, which included educators from around the world, the 21st group to be added. “It is a great honor to be inducted into the hall… Read More »

Gonzales receives NSF INCLUDES grant

Gonzales receives NSF INCLUDES grant

College of Education researcher Leslie Gonzales has received one of the first grants from NSF INCLUDES, a new National Science Foundation initiative aimed at increasing participation in the STEM fields. Gonzales, assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University, is one of four principal investigators of a multi-university collaboration that… Read More »

Schneider gives Ed-Talk on college transition

Michigan State University scholar Barbara Schneider is featured as one of 31 “Ed-Talk” videos released this month by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The videos are designed to convey key research findings on important education issues. Schneider discusses strategies to decrease the number of low-income and minority high school students who enroll in colleges… Read More »

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Are urban black males shortchanged in schools?

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a new study by a Michigan State University education scholar. Chezare Warren interviewed 18 former students of Nabur High School, an all-male, college-prep in Chicago that rose to… Read More »

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Expanding college access is the focus of new book

Terry Flennaugh is a co-editor and author of a new book on strategies and programs that can help improve college access for students from urban communities. The book, “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do,” is a detailed case study on the VIP Scholars program at the University of California, Los… Read More »

Three programs ranked #1 in nation

The Michigan State University College of Education now has three graduate programs ranked No. 1 in the nation: elementary education, secondary education and rehabilitation counseling! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, this is the 21st consecutive year that both elementary and secondary education have held the… Read More »

Renn to receive Contribution to Knowledge Award

Renn to receive Contribution to Knowledge Award

Kristen Renn will be honored for her body of scholarship by ACPA College Student Educators International at the organization’s national convention this week. Renn will receive the 2015 Contribution to Knowledge Award. A professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE), Renn studies student diversity, equity and success. Currently, she is co-principal investigator of the… Read More »

The Power of Endowed Faculty

The Power of Endowed Faculty

The Erickson legacy When W. Bruce Erickson created an endowed faculty chair at Michigan State University, he knew putting additional funds in the hands of faculty would empower bold ideas. Growing up the son of former Dean Clifford Erickson, he recognized the quality of the research and teaching in the College of Education. And he… 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 »

New book on women and higher education

New book on women and higher education

Focusing on the education of women throughout the world—especially women-only universities and other institutions—Kristen Renn’s newest publication is hitting shelves this month. Renn, a professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) in the Department of Educational Administration, traveled to 13 colleges and universities in 10 countries around the world to study women and education.… Read More »