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Volume III, No. 5 ♦ 12/1997

  • Allegrante is President of Society for Public Health Education

    Professor John Allegrante took office as president of the Society for Public Health Education for 1997-'98 at the Society's annual meeting in Indianapolis in November. The Society is an international, nonprofit professional organization that promotes health through education. It publishes Health Education & Behavior, a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal that includes research on critical health issues.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Carol Gilligan Presents the Virginia and Leonard Marx Lecture

    Carol Gilligan, author of several books on girls' and women's development, including In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development, was this year's Virginia and Leonard Marx Lecturer on December 10.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Elsa Bekkala: Art, Community, and the Sauna

    Elsa Bekkala, a doctoral candidate in art and art education, faced a moral dilemma as an artist and a person. Bekkala, who is also an instructor for Painting I and II in the Department of Arts and Humanities, was brought up in the tight-knit community of Hancock, Michigan, with its strong Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian roots.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • English Classes Available

    The Community English Program (CEP) at TC offers non-credit English classes for non-native speakers of English.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Gloria Pasley: A Student Who Thrives on Adversity

    The first thing that strikes you when meeting Gloria Pasley, a doctoral student in Educational Administration, is her optimism. It's hard to believe, however, that this young lady who started her career as a music teacher in St. Louis at the age of 32--after leaving a position as a legal secretary--is living with a life threatening disease, sickle cell anemia.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Irene Gaskins Presents the Clark Lecture

    Dr. Irene Gaskins, founder and director of the Benchmark School for struggling readers in Media, Pennsylvania, was the Diana Brewster Clark lecturer at a November 19 event.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Maxine Greene: The Arts and Shaping a Social Vision

    The typical education conference doesn't include a theatrical demonstration, a poetry reading and a hip-hop performance. But then, Maxine Greene's day-long conference on Imagination and Social Action was never intended to be typical.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Milbank Library Web: A Tribute to Lawrence A. Cremin

    Several weeks ago, the Milbank Library debuted its tribute to the late Lawrence A. Cremin, who was President of TC from 1974-84, on its Web site, MilbankWeb.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • New Book Honors Professor Mordecai Rubin

    A 160-page volume has just been published by the New York Chapter of the international Iberian-American Academy of Poetry, entitled (in Spanish) A Tribute to Professor Mordecai Rubin: Thirty Years as an Educator at Teachers College.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Professor Burton to Chair NAEA Task Force

    Professor Judith Burton, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities, is heading one of eight task forces established by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Research Commission, which researches distinct issues of the arts education profession.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Professor Crocco's Research Honored

    Margaret Crocco, Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Education, received the 1997 National Council for the Social Studies Exemplary Research in Social Studies Education Award.
    Published: 12/16/1997

  • Professor Vinz Honored by NCTE

    Ruth Vinz, Professor of English Education, received the Richard A. Meade Award, a national annual award given by the National Council of Teachers of English, for her book Composing a Teaching Life.
    Published: 12/16/1997