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February 2015

Department Launches New Program in Dominican Republic

The College of Education and Human Development launched a Ph.D. in educational leadership program in the Dominican Republic (D.R.) on Monday, Jan. 19. Thirty students are in the first cohort who will go through the program together in four years. It is the first doctoral program offered by WMU in a foreign country.

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Department Chair to Receive Award

Yuanlong LiuDr. Yuanlong Liu, professor and interim chair of the Department of Human Performance and Health Education, has been selected by the Society of Health and Physical Educators America to receive the R. Tait McKenzie Award at the 2015 National Convention in Seattle, Washington on March 19.

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Assistant Professor Receives Inaugural Fellowship

Stephanie BurnsDr. Stephanie Burns, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, has been chosen to receive the inaugural Edwin L. Herr Fellowship for Excellence in Counseling Leadership and Scholarship Award.

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Department hosted international visitors from Colleagues International

Colleauges InternationalThe Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies (TLES) hosted three international visitors from Brazil on Monday, November 17, along with staff members from Colleagues International.

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Associate Professor to be on Team that Evaluates National Program

Jessaca SpybrookDr. Jessaca Spybrook, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, will be working with the Abt Associates team as a technical assistant liaison in 2015. The team will work on the ongoing National Evaluation of Investing in Innovation.

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Dietetic Interns Awarded Sustainability Grant Funds

Mi-PlateThe 2014-15 dietetic interns were recently awarded a $1,710.00 sustainability grant to develop a web-based resource for the Western Michigan community entitled the Michigan Mi-Plate 2.0.

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Associate Professors Collaborate on Newsletter Article for Association

Wanda HadleyEric Archer and Wanda Hadley, assistant professors in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, recently collaborated on an article for the American College Personnel Association electronic newsletter that goes out to members each winter, spring, summer and fall term.

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Editors: Nicole Leffler and Alex Aivars
nicole.m.leffler@wmich.edu
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