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THE LEBRON JAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

This City Reads! aims for world record

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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

Remodeled Zook

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

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.

Enrollment Assistance

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

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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