This City Reads! aims for world record
Approximately 215 people took part in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest greeting-card exchange when they got together for This City Reads! Unfortunately, they fell short by just a few people, but all who took part, especially the children, had fun writing in their greeting card and exchanging it.
The event was all part of This City Reads! Night, which was held during the Akron RubberDucks game Wednesday versus the Erie SeaWolves at Canal Park.
This City Reads! is a Summit County initiative formed by the University of Akron Center for Literacy, Akron-Summit County Public Library, and the Summit Education Initiative with the goal of improving literacy skills for all residents of the Summit County. Full Story
Zook Hall renovation nearing completion
By the end of June, the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education will return to its home in Zook Hall. Full Story
Preadmission Advising for those entering the College of Education is available in Central Hower 303. Hours are as follows:
- MWF - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm by appointment only
- TTh - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm walk-in advising
Student Services may be contacted at (330) 972-7750.
Employees earn degrees in May
Congratulations to the five University employees who earned graduate degrees from the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education as part of the Spring Class of 2016:
- Jibak Barua, Instructional Services, Master of Arts in Education, Educational Foundations - Assessment and Evaluation
- Avis Brown, Office of Academic Affairs, Master of Science in Education, Educational Administration - Higher Education Administration
- Wesley Carpenter, Engineering & Science Tech, Doctor of Philosophy, Secondary Education
- Melinda Grove, Residence Life & Housing, Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership
- Margaret Murdoch, Curricular & Instructional Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, Elementary Education
Get an early start to your child's higher education!
Camp Wise: STEAM summer camp for children
The Center for Child Development is once again offering Camp Wise STEAM Summer Camp for children ages 21 months to 11 years. This year's Camp will run from June 6 to August 12.
Aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) are infused into the programming to facilitate development of flexible thinking, creative problem solving, small group learning, enriched literacy experiences -- all while they are having fun!
Three age groups are available:
- First Encounters: Toddler ages 21-36 months
- Eureka! Preschool and Pre-K ages 3-5 years
- From Imagination to Innovation: Ages 6-11 years
Visit the Camp Wise website for more information and to register your child
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Rhonda Corr named superintendent at Dayton
College of Education Ed.D. candidate Rhonda Corr has been named superintendent of the Dayton Public Schools.
Erik Spinelli is pre-service social studies teacher award winner
Erik Spinelli has received the 2016 Dr. James Sheehan Pre-Service Social Studies Teacher Award
Black males mentoring project announced by UA
UA Black Males Mentoring 10th Grader Black Males is a joint project of campus and community.
CFL receives Akron Community Foundation grant
Literacy coaching supports struggling readers