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Chapman University Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month

April 8, 2014 by | Student News

On April 2nd, 2014, students, faculty, and staff of the Communications Science and Disorders program and the College of Educational Studies handed out blue wrist bands in front of the Attallah Piazza at Chapman University. The goal of the volunteers was to create awareness about autism, its effect on families, and its growing prevalence in the United States, as part of Autism Awareness Month.

Chapman Lights It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

March 31, 2014 by | College News

In support of autism awareness Chapman’s Attallah Piazza Fountain and Beckman Hall will be lit with blue lights for the month of April. On Wednesday April 2nd, wear blue to support World Autism Awareness Day, stop by the College of Educational Studies’ Communication and Sciences Disorders (CSD) and Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) hosted informational booth in the piazza, and at 12:00 p.m. join us in the Attallah Piazza for a group photograph so we can show the world how Chapman Lights It Up Blue!

EL Sol Receives Award for Charter School of the Year, and is named to the Education Excellence Honor Roll

March 5, 2014 by | Student News

Each year the Hart Vision Award for the California Charter Schools of the Year is announced at the annual California Charter Schools Association Conference. The 2014 California Charter School of the year is El Sol Science and Arts Academy located in Santa Ana, CA. The College of Educational Studies relies on El Sol for bilingual student teaching assignments as well as teacher candidate fieldwork activities. El Sol, in turn, has used the College of Educational Studies faculty for teacher and staff training.

Ahmed S. Younis, JD to Present on Gender Justice and Education on Feb. 27, 2014

February 19, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student News

Ahmed S. Younis, JD will present: “Gender Justice: Girls’ Education and Women’s Work after the Arab Spring,” February 27, 2014 at the Religious Genderings Conference. Younis is author of Gender Justice: The Situation of Women and Girls After the Arab Spring and the author of American Muslims: Voir Dire[Speak the Truth] (MVI -2002), a post-Sept. 11 look at the reality of the debate surrounding American Muslims and their country. With his brother Mohamed, Younis is also a co-author of The Role of Entrepreneurship & Job Creation in US-Muslim Relations (Brookings, US Islamic World Forum 2011).

NCSE: Scientific Education in Evolution and Climate Change Is Worth Fighting For

February 19, 2014 by | Student News

On Friday, February 7, 2014, leading activist from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) hosted a brief panel discussion on evolution and climate change at Chapman University. The discussion of topics included the reasons why educators should continue to teach and design curriculum based on the scientific findings, and why there is so much resistance toward the teaching of these two topics.

Nou Vang receives the 2013-14 Outstanding Fulbright ETA Performance Award

February 11, 2014 by | Student News

Nou Vang, Integrated Educational Studies class of 2013, was awarded in May 2013 a Fulbright Scholar – English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan for 2013-2014. In addition to being an IES major, Nou also holds minors in women’s studies and psychology. While at Chapman, she was a first-generation Promising Futures student, a residential advisor and active in numerous clubs and honor societies, including the national Society of Collegiate Scholars and Mortar Board.

Sharing Stories and Tamales

February 11, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student Voices

I recently visited the Chapman website and saw the new caption promoting Chapman as one family with many stories. I found it uncanny how this coincides with my recent involvement in planning a district-wide event for all Santa Ana Unified school district families. It was an affair where over 300 people came to share their stories- stories featuring their traditions, family treasures, and recipes.

Teaching is a lifelong commitment!

February 5, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student News

I am shouting from the rooftops about the upcoming On March 7, 2014 opportunity to learn from national experts on evolution and climate change. Bill Nye (the science guy!) will host this open-panel discussion, which features our very own Brian Alters, Ph.D., Director of Evolution and Education Research Center and President of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).

Educational Lessons from CES Donor, Michael Sallinger

January 28, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student Voices

Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education student, responds to the Jan. 13, 2014 blog: “The Latest and Youngest donor to the CES – Michael Sallinger.” Michael Sallinger, the young boy featured on a recent CES blog for his donation to the Kathleen Muth Reading Center, is learning more than reading skills. This “pay it forward” opportunity has given him a chance to recognize the importance of unselfish giving.