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Conference set for education doctoral students

CrutsingerThe University of North Texas Doctoral Students Association will host its ninth annual conference, Pathways for Success: Passion-Skills-Process, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in UNT's Matthews Hall.

Homecoming celebration to recognize honored alums

Alumni, current students and friends of the UNT College of Education are invited to attend the college’s annual Homecoming tailgating party from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10, outside Apogee Stadium. As in previous years, the college will honor local alumni who were named Teacher, Principal or Superintendent of the Year; the ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m.

The honorees are:

Ashley Anderson, Cedar Hill ISD

Paul Barnes, Denton ISD

Jim Cooper to be inducted into Wall of Fame at his high school's homecoming

Jim Cooper ('48), a University of North Texas College of Education alumnus and former football player, will be posthumously inducted to the Wall of Honor at his alma mater, Colorado High School in Colorado City, Texas, Sept. 25.

16-year-old PhD candidate joins COE's educational psychology program

Noel Jett is the perfect person to study for a doctorate in gifted and talented young people.

After all, she's 16 years old. And she will be entering the University of North Texas this fall to pursue her Ph.D. in educational psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in May. Her own experience as a gifted child has been challenging at times, and she hopes to research ways to make it easier for others.

UNT hosts workshop, reception focusing on family science

Faculty in the University of North Texas Department of Educational Psychology's Human Development and Family Sciences program will host the Elaine Millikan Mathes Interactive Workshop from 2 to 4pm Monday, August 31, at the UNT Gateway Center. The workshop, aimed at higher education and nonprofit professionals, grant writers and others with an interest in family science, is titled "Ins and Outs of Agencies and Universities: Working Together, Problems and Solutions."

TEDxUNT brings nationally renowned speakers to campus

Former Texas senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis; top-ranking National Institutes of Health researcher Dr. Joe Grzywacz; and President and CEO of Texas-based nonprofit Children at Risk Dr. Robert Sanborn will be the featured speakers at TEDxUNT, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the University of North Texas' Gateway Center.

Alan Chu receives second prize at international sport psychology congress

UNT doctoral student Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu recently earned second prize in the Young Researcher Award at the 2015 European Congress of Sport Psychology in Bern, Switzerland.

Chu's poster focused on how goal contents predicted exercise motivation and motivational outcomes among college freshmen. His entry was one of more than 400 poster presentations.

COE lecturer focuses on prevention of human trafficking in study abroad course

In Romania, 69 percent of the human trafficking victims never completed middle school, 46 percent were younger than 18, and 11 percent were recruited by relatives and spouses. Stark 2013 statistics, like these from the Romanian National Agency against Trafficking Persons, highlight a crisis.

COE faculty member featured on WFAA News 8 Daybreak

WFAA coverageMiriam Boesch, assistant professor of Educational Psychology in the UNT College of Education, appeared on WFAA News 8 Daybreak Saturday, July 25, to discuss intervention strategies parents and educators can use when working with children on the autism spectrum.

Royce George receives the OCA Award

Royce George, UNT Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership, was selected for the 2015 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Award for his class on theories of organizational development and reform.

The award is given every year by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) to acknowledge UNT faculty that design and teach outstanding online courses.

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