Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D. has been honored by International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center by having Asteroid 249530 named after her. Asteroid Eugeniescott orbits the Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter every 5.3 years. It is about 2.9 kilometers across, and its surface is covered with a dark material suggesting that it was formed in the cooler, outer parts of our solar system. Dr. Eugenie Scott, a former university professor, served as the executive director of National Center for Science Education( NCSE) from 1987 to 2014.
Congratulations to Jared Izumi, first year school psychology student, who entered the App Jam competition from April 11th to April 24th 2014, and won for User’s Choice Award (peer judge’s choice).
Mr. Carl Wilkens is awarded the 2014 College of Educational Studies “Changing the World Award” for being an educational change agent and promoting democracy and social justice around the world. Mr. Wilkens is the former director of ADRA Rwanda and in 1994 was the only American who chose to remain in the country after the Rwanda genocide began against the advice of his family, his close friends, his church, the United States government, and even when the United Nations pulled out.
At this year’s CES Commencement, the faculty and staff are proud to announce that Mr. Edward James Olmos will be receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on Saturday, May 24th, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
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.
Chapman University College of Educational Studies has formed a partnership with Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) to provide science content and teaching strategies over the next three years. A $1.4M grant secured by Dr. Frank Frisch, dual appointment with the College of Educational Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology,
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.
Padres Unidos hosted the Orange County Padres Unidos Partner Appreciation Event and awarded for the first time “Partner of the Year” to Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D., the dean of Chapman’s College of Educational Studies. In 2011, Chapman’s College of Educational Studies and the Office of Extended Education provided training to Padres Unidos volunteers through a Community Workers certification program. The program included comprehensive modules dealing with education, health, faith, and parenting.
The Kathleen Muth Reading Center had an unexpected gift from an unexpected source this past December 2013. Michael Sallinger, a current student in the tutoring program has been honored as our youngest KMRC donor for his generous gift of ninety-five dollars to the Reading Center.
The CES is happy to announce that two of our faculty have been selected as Fulbright Specialists for the upcoming year. These prestigious awards will allow them to continue their work in the fields of disability studies and school psychology. Susan Gabel, Ph.D., Professor and the new Director of the Ph.D. in Education and internationally