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Music Festival
The Luzerne Chamber Music Festival - “With an International Flair” - featured alumna and Fulbright scholar, Cynthia Elise Tobey on piano, along with the Luzerne Chamber Players. A native of Rhinebeck, Tobey made her orchestral debut at age 14, studied six years at The Juilliard School, was accepted to The Curtis Institute of Music before pursuing her master's at TC. To see Tobey's performance at a previous event, click here. For more information on the Luzerne Music Center visit www.luzernemusic.org.

Wit and Whimsy in Connecticut
Wit & Whimsy, Art in Public Places produced by Stamford Downtown and the City of Stamford will feature sculptures on loan to the City of Stamford by 12 sculptors. Alumna Judith Peck is among these sculptors. Shown below are three of her works: Seated Woman Red, Tennis Player and Personalities.

Seated Woman Red

Tennis Player

Personalities

These spectacular works of art will line the sidewalks and parks of the downtown as well as the Stamford Town Center. Wit & Whimsy runs through August. For more on Wit and Wimsy visit Stamford's site here.

For more on alumna sculptor Judith Peck visit www.judithpeck.com.

Teachers College News

TC's Rain Garden Has Its Day in the Sun
Colin Schumacher
The New York Times visits the rain garden in TC's courtyard, conceived by alumnus Colin Schumacher and designed by Marnie Majorelle, on a hot day when rain has been scarce. For more on this story click here.


Views on the News
Views on the News is a monthly online journal of analysis just launched by the External Affairs team at Teachers College. Enlisting the expertise of TC's faculty, alumni, students and leadership, Views on the News offers timely analysis and lively commentary on news events and current trends in education, health, nutrition, organizational leadership and other fields within the College's core areas of research, policy and practice. To subscribe, go to www.tc.edu/news/views.htm.

TCCS Career Corner

Career Events & Workshops

Friday, July 29, 2011

New York City Department of Education Teacher Recruitment 2011-2012

The deadline for the NYC Department of Education’s online teacher application has been extended. The new deadline for applying is Friday, July 29, 2011. Restrictions are in place for hiring new, external teachers for the 2011-12 school year, with exceptions for the following subject/certification areas: Special Education, Biology/General science (Middle School Only), Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics, Speech, ESL, Bilingual licenses, Latin, and Chinese. Additionally, new schools in their first, second, or third year of operation that are still phasing in may hire up to 40% new, external teachers. (this excludes Common Branches and early childhood). Please click here to learn more. For updated information during the hiring season, please visit the "What’s New" page on the DOE website. If you have any questions, please contact the DOE at teachnyc@schools.nyc.gov.

Work Abroad: Teacher Ambassador Program (TAP)

UWC-USA (Armand Hammer United World College of the American West) Teacher Ambassador Program (TAP).
Work Abroad in Great Teaching Jobs in China! (Great opportunity for retirees and downsized teachers.)

The Teacher Ambassador Program provides a way for you to apply your experience to a new, meaningful endeavor that makes a difference in the lives of bright, young students, while also providing a dependable income, travel and cultural opportunities abroad. For more information visit: http://www.uwc-usa.org/tap. (TCCS LINK Job ID: 13397)

Alumni Mentor Program
• Contact up to five mentors per month through email, that's 60 per year. Includes 660+ mentors who have graduated from all TC majors.

• Meet with professionals in various career fields, develop career plans, and create professional networks in various industries.

• Interested in becoming an alumni mentor? Click here.

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? Contact TCCS to discuss recruiting efforts. Please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at 212-678-3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu.

IvyLife-Columbia
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events Each Month
IvyLife-Columbia is a LinkedIn group, which is also part of the parent group, IvyLife. Both groups hold various networking events in NYC as well as around the world. For more information, visit the group on LinkedIn or http://www.ivylife.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

TCCS Link
Use TCCS Link through myTC Portal to access online job postings, alumni mentors, online resources and more. Forgot your password? Simply visit http://uni.columbia.edu/, click on "Forgot Password" and follow the prompts.

TCCS online resources include:

Vault The web’s more complete resource for career management and job search information

Wet Feet Access to complete Insider Guide library and the inside scoop on more than 1,000 companies, careers, and industries, along with videos and tips.

Going GlobalGoing Global - Leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluation, selecting, and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country.

2011 Graduates and Degree Candidates Survey
If you are a 2011 graduate or degree candidate please take a few moments to fill out a brief TCCS survey. The results of this survey will help TCCS gather information regarding the employment status and/or additional graduate school plans of TC alumni. Fill out the TCCS survey today.

For further assistance, please contact the TCCS office at careerservices@tc.edu.

Department News

Links and news from TC's Departments.

Arts & Humanities


Biobehavioral Sciences

Counseling & Clinical Psychology


Curriculum & Teaching


Education Policy & Social Analysis (Fall 2011)


Health & Behavior Studies

Human Development

International & Transcultural Studies

Mathematics, Science & Technology

Organization & Leadership

Continuing & Professional Studies

 

July Alumni Newsletter

Strengthing TC's Relationships in Asia
TC in AsiaIn early June, a delegation from TC that included President Susan Fuhrman, Provost Tom James and several faculty members traveled to Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, meeting with alumni and prospective students. The trip included a full-day education conference in Hong Kong and culminated in the announcement of a new John Dewey Scholarship that will enable TC to enroll future generations of education scholars and leaders from Asia, regardless of means.

The Hong Kong conference, titled “Working Together,” brought together education leaders from several Asian countries to talk about shared education needs and goals. Chaired by Edith Shih, TC Trustee and General Counsel of the Hong Kong-based company Hutchinson Whampoa, and envisioned by Fuhrman, the event included presentations by Khunying Sumonta Promboon, a Distinguished Member of Thailand’s Commission on Higher Education and chairperson of the country’s National Sub-Committee on S&T Manpower Development, and Ren Youqun Vice President for Financing and Logistics at East China Normal University, and associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Institution. Special thanks to our TC in Asia sponsor Bosera Funds. For more on TC in Asia, click here.

To see photos from TC's travels in Asia, click here.

International Alumni Network Country Representatives
On our trip to Asia, we identified some new alumni who volunteered to serve as IAN country reps to help connect alumni internationally. To see a full list of our reps, visit http://www.tc.edu/alumni/IAN. If you are interested in representing your country or region, please send an email with your information to tcalumni@tc.edu.

NYC DOENYC Teacher Recruitment 2011-2012: Deadline Extended
The deadline for the NYC Department of Education’s online teacher application has been extended. The new deadline for applying is Friday, July 29, 2011. Restrictions are in place for hiring new, external teachers for the 2011-12 school year, with exceptions for the following subject/certification areas: Special Education, Biology/General science (Middle School Only), Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics, Speech, ESL, Bilingual licenses, Latin, and Chinese. Additionally, new schools in their first, second, or third year of operation that are still phasing in may hire up to 40% new, external teachers (this excludes Common Branches and early childhood). Please click here to learn more. For updated information during the hiring season, please visit the "What’s New" page on the DOE website. If you have any questions, please contact the DOE at teachnyc@schools.nyc.gov.

Art & Art Education: Children's Art
Art & Art Education is in the process of reorganizing some of their studios and classrooms and they have found a box full of children's marker drawings that we are hoping to identify. Click here for pictures of the fronts and backs of four samples from this collection. Please contact arted@tc.edu if you know anything about these artworks or if you would like to claim these. The collection will be stored until September 1, 2011 after which it will be disposed of if it is not claimed.

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TC Annual Fund

BEING TC
The fiscal year for the TC Annual Fund closes August 31. Your support allows us to put resources where they are most needed—to increase student aid, retain our top faculty and support academic programs in the classroom and in the field.

The Maxine Greene Society recognizes and thanks a community of donors who give consecutively, at any level, for five years or more. Reliable participation represents Maxine Greene’s value of deep engagement and helps further our common purpose here at Teachers College. These gifts are a mainstay of our operating budget and allow the College to keep pioneering bold new ideas in human development and learning. Click here to learn more about the Maxine Greene Society and click here to see a list of the 2010-2011 members.

Our leadership giving society, the John Dewey Circle, brings together Teachers College’s most generous and loyal alumni and friends who support the College through a yearly contribution of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. Valued members of the John Dewey Circle set the standard in annual giving, inspiring others to participate and allowing TC’s innovative research and academic excellence to thrive. Click here to learn more about the John Dewey Circle and click here to see a list of the 2010-2011 members.

Click here to make a gift to the TC Fund before August 31. Your support makes it all possible.

Grace Dodge Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Phyllis L KossoffOn June 22 over 100 alumni, friends, trustees, faculty and staff met to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of TC’s Grace Dodge Society.

Created by TC’s Board of Trustees in 2001, the Grace Dodge Society is the College’s formal recognition society which honors those folks who have notified TC that the College is a part of their estate plans.

Annually in June, TC honors these members of the Grace Dodge Society at a luncheon held at the University Club. It is a wonderful event and a great opportunity for our alumni to visit with friends and reconnect with colleagues.

GDS Luncheon GDH Luncheon

Images from top to bottom; left to right: Guest speaker, alumna Phyllis L. Kossoff; Alumnae Catherine Maturo and Dr. Lily Christ – friends for over 40 years; TC Alumni Council members Adam Vane, newly elected Alumni Association President; Patrick McGuire, President-elect; and Tara Niraula.

For more on Grace Dodge Society, click here.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Boston skylineJuly 31, 2011 - Sixth Annual CAA Picnic
Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) at the Sixth Annual CAA Picnic, a summer tradition with a new twist. This year’s picnic goes beyond borders. Try foods of the world and give international dance steps a whirl while kids of all ages have fun in the sun.
Hosted By: Columbia Alumni Association
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus; South Lawn 116th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Price: $20 adult (ages 13 and older); $10 child* (ages 4-12); *children ages 3 and under admitted for free. (Price includes all activities, food, and beverages.)
For more information or to RSVP, please visit https://alumni.columbia.edu/ecards/nyc_familyday_reminder_073111.

Boston skylineJuly 29-31, 2011 - Meditation Retreat
The Mindfulness and Education Working Group and Brown Bag Meditation Series are thrilled to be hosting a weekend of meditation and outdoor activities at the Princeton-Blairstown center located on 263 acres of land near the Delaware Water Gap. There will be meditation, hiking, ropes courses, and canoeing. Space is limited so please sign up sooner than later. For the full retreat schedule click here.
Hosted By: TC Mindfulness and Education Working Group and the Brown Bag Meditation Series
Time: Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Location: Princeton-Blairstown Center, 1.5 hours west of the city
For more information please click on the schedule above or contact Sarah Sherman, sherman@tc.edu and visit the Princeton-Blairstown Center website above.

For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit www.tc.edu/alumnievents or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

**Event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the website prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

Continuing Studies

TESOL logoJuly 1 - August 26, 2011 - TESOL Certificate Program
The intensive summer program leads to the completion of a Teachers College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

MathAugust 2011 - MathCamp for Educators
Join us during the fun, 5-day intensive program that integrates content with interactive best teaching practices and strategies to help educators - both new and experienced - fully explore mathematics in a variety of unique and hands on ways. Visit the following links for more information.
August 22 - 26, 2011: Middle School Educators

MapSpring/Summer 2011 - Bilingual Extension Institute (BEI)
The Bilingual Extension Institute bridges the gap between research-based theoretical knowledge and everyday practice. This emphasis on training for practical application is reflected in everything from the use of practicing clinicians on the faculty to the project-based course content.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

TCSOLFall 2011/Spring 2012 - Bilingual Extension Institute (BEI)
The Chinese teacher education program – Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) – provides state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in the current and future classrooms in various contexts. The TCSOL Certificate Program is currently accepting application for its 2010-2011 session. More details and registration information at www.tc.columbia.edu/tcsol.

Meet The Author

Book Cover Making a Way by Ulysses Byas (co-authored by Dr. Marilyn Robinson)

Byas
was the first black school superintendent in the southeast and he, along with co-author Robinson, chronicle his journey in this memoir. He is also a recipient of the 2010 President's Medal of Excellence. To read more about this TC alumnus, click here.



Book Cover
How's My Kid Doing?: Practical Answers to Questions About Your Child's Education by Keith Frome

Frome is quick to recognize how the material he studied and techniques he acquired while at TC are woven into the work he does today. He is the head of the King Center Charter Middle School in Buffalo, New York and co-founder of one of the largest college access providers for low-income youth, College Summit. To read more about this TC alumnus, click here.

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