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COE graduate student receives departmental Excellence in Student Engagement award for promoting autism awareness

Barbara Hobbs, a graduate student in the UNT College of Education's Educational Psychology Autism Intervention program, recently received the Excellence in Student Engagement in special education award. This award is given to students in the EDSP program who continually engage with current and prospective students and work to promote the field of special education.

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COE-planned conference focuses on community college issues

The 58th annual Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) conference was held March 31 through April 2 in Plano. The conference was organized by Beverly Bower, a COE Counseling and Higher Education professor, executive director of CSCC and director of the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education at UNT, where CSCC's national office is housed. Sue Young, an administrative coordinator in Counseling and Higher Education, also helped organize the conference.

Students, community learn the ropes of Animal Assisted Therapy at COE workshop

By Mary Murphy

In 2000, COE Counseling and Higher Education Professor Cynthia Chandler incorporated Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) into the counseling program at UNT. It became the first accredited counseling program in the U.S. to offer training for students and community members to work with their pets in volunteer and professional settings.

COE marks final week of UNT 125th celebration

The University of North Texas wrapped up its 125th celebration the week of April 11-16.

UNT's Texas Higher Education Law Conference focuses on critical campus issues

By Mary Murphy

Higher education practitioners, licensed counselors, attorneys, campus police officers and others from across Texas gathered at the Gateway Center March 21-22 for the 20th annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference hosted by UNT's College of Education.

Nearly 300 attended the conference to learn more about current and upcoming federal and state laws and regulations in place for higher education.

COE Educational Psychology faculty member selected as University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dr. Henson

By Mary Murphy

Robin K. Henson, professor of Educational Psychology in the UNT College of Education, was recently selected as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

UNT College of Education dean announces retirement

Jerry Thomas, the dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, will retire in July. Thomas has served as dean since 2008. He came to UNT from Iowa State University, where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology.

UNT Provost Finley Graves said Thomas' leadership has been a significant benefit to the university.

UNT KHPR students win multiple awards at TACSM meeting

By Mary Murphy

College of Education students Melody Gary, Andrea Henning and Danielle Levitt recently won awards at the Texas American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting held March 3 and 4 at Texas A&M University.

Gary,a senior majoring in Kinesiology, was awarded the Undergraduate Major of the Year at UNT award as well as a TACSM Poster Presentation Award, which was decided by a vote of the attendees at the TACSM meeting.

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