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STRICKLAND TO SPEAK AT VERIZON EMINENT SCHOLAR SERIES

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: May 31-June. 13, 2004

 

Volume 26, Number 16, May 31-June 13, 2004

STRICKLAND TO SPEAK AT VERIZON EMINENT SCHOLAR SERIES

“Fostering Literacy at Home and School” will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Dorothy Strickland, professor of reading at Rutgers, the state University of New Jersey, as part of the Verizon Eminent Scholar Series at TWU. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the auditorium of MCL. For more information, contact the Department of Reading at 8-1-2227.

Dr. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Professor of Education at Rutgers and the former Arthur I. Gates Professor at Teacher College Columbia University. She taught in the New Jersey public schools for 11 years — six as a classroom teacher and five as a reading consultant and learning disability specialist.

Dr. Strickland is past president of both the International Reading Association and its Reading Hall of Fame, and is a past recipient of the association’s Outstanding Teacher Educator of Reading Award. She was the 1998 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Award as Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts, and in 1994 she received the Rewey Bell Inglis Award for Outstanding Women in the Teaching of English. Her publications include more than 100 articles and books.

Funding from Verizon enables the TWU Department of Reading to invite scholars representing a wide range of early literacy expertise and perspective to meet with teachers who are a part of the Verizon Early Literacy Project as well as other graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and community educators.

In addition to the Eminent Scholars Series, the Verizon Early Literacy Grant also funds a collaborative effort between TWU and local school districts to train classroom literacy facilitators who, in turn, train classroom teachers in their districts. The project provides kindergarten through second grade teachers with knowledge and skills that enable them to maximize the literacy potential of every child in their regular classrooms.

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NEWSBRIEFS

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“Poetry, Take Me Away! The Imagery of Escape” will be the topic of Dr. Donna Marie Jarma at the next Professor’s Corner, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the South Branch of the Denton Public Library, 3228 Teasley. The purpose of Professor’s Corner is to meet the public need for high quality presentations on literary topics by having local English professors talk about their special interests. The presentations are aimed at the general public and allow for discussion. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at 8-1-2343 or ssouris@att.net.

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UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

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Dr. Eleanor James, professor emeritus of English, passed away May 17 in Belton. She taught at TWU for 34 years. Private services were held May 21.

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Erma Nieto will begin duties as the new director of admissions on July 1. Ms. Nieto comes to TWU from Texas Lutheran University, where she has been for six years, most recently serving as the dual director of admissions and financial aid.

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Tamura Crawley has been named the new assistant soccer coach for 2004-2005. Ms. Crawley was a standout soccer player and four-year letter winner at Baylor University, where she graduated in December 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders.

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