If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in a Graduate School of Education degree or certificate program, please join us next month for an Information Session at the Lincoln Center campus. At this session, you will have a chance to learn about the Graduate School of Education's tradition of excellence and the education that our students receive, as well as to meet with faculty in your program of interest.
On October 6th and 7th, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)at Fordham will host a Professional Development Workshop Series, with 3 events geared towards providing information about teaching careers in America's community colleges at the Rose Hill campus. RSVP to attend one of these to learn more about your teaching career options!
Thursday, October 6th: "Building A Career in America's Community College" Speaker: Robin Jenkins (Associate Professor of English)
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Click here for more information or to RSVP
Friday, October 7th: "Building Excellence in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning at a Community College" Panel Discussion
10:00 - 11:30 am
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"The Role of Community Colleges Within Higher Education: Preparation for Professionals in the Community" Speaker: Sean Fanelli, Ph.D. (GSAS '70), President Emeritas, Nassau Community College Keynote Lecture and Buffet Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 pm
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Last week, The Garden City News featured an article about Tom Murphy, Director of GSE's Human Resiliency Institute, and Fordham University's new program for veterans, Edge4Vets (which helps veterans turn strengths from their military service into "tools" to meet the challenges of civilian life).
Click here to read the full article.
Additionally, check out the clip below, from News 12 Long Island's coverage of the Edge4Vets kick-off event, which took place on August 30th at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum:
"Closing the Achievement Gap," by Monitor staff member Lea Winerman, examines ways in which educators can minimize the persistent differences in test scores, grades and graduation rates among students of different races, ethnicities and, in some subjects, genders, by having students write essays about meaningful accomplishments in order to decrease negative stereotypes about their race, ethnicity, or gender:
"Educators have been chewing over the problem for decades....[R]ecently, a group of social and cognitive psychologists have come at the problem in a different way. These psychologists' approach is based on the idea that at least some of these academic disparities aren't the result of faulty teaching or broken school systems, but instead spring from toxic stereotypes that cause ethnic-minority and other students to question whether they belong in school and whether they can do well there. While such a major problem might seem to require widespread social change to fix, the psychologists are finding evidence that short, simple interventions can make a surprisingly large difference. Quick classroom exercises that bolster students' resistance to stereotypes and change the way they think about learning can have dramatically out-of-scale effects, these researchers say."
GSE alum, Sarah Noel [FCRH '02 (Psychology), GSE '05 (Mental Health Counseling)] is a licensed Mental Health counselor working with teens and adults, as well as a Person-Centered Topic Expert, publishing monthly online articles for GoodTherapy.org.
In her most recent article, "Hitting The Therapy Wall," Sarah outlines strategies to circumvent the "wall" that many patients experience:
"You may enter therapy with the commitment and determination of a runner who has just begun to train for a marathon. Then, just as suddenly and inexplicably as a runner hits the wall, you may at some point feel unable to move forward in therapy. You may feel like you have painstakingly explored each and every issue that brought you into therapy, but that your life has yet to change and you are no better equipped to make decisions or take actions than when you entered therapy. You have hit the wall."
Click here to read more about Sarah (including links to her past articles), and stay tuned for new GoodTherapyarticle links here!
The Office of Admissions is pleased to introduce this year's Graduate School of Education Student Ambassadors!
Matt, Seth and Vitaliy are current students in the Graduate School of Education. They are here to answer questions that prospective students may have about the admissions process and questions concerning life as a graduate student at Fordham. For more information click here, and please feel free to email Matt, Seth or Vitaliy at the email addresses below for on the "on the ground" perspective on student life at GSE!
Patricia Eckardt (current Ph.D. student in the Language, Literacy & Learning doctoral program at GSE) is on the founding board for a new school set to open in 2012. The North Fork Community School's mission will be to nurture children's natural curiosity, imagination and inclination for creativity and play; and to integrate the land, environment and community through the unique landscape of the North Fork of Long Island.
To read more about North Fork Education Initiative, click here. To read about the Initiative in the North Fork Patch and the Suffolk Times, clickhere and here.
Under the banner “A Time for New Beginnings,” the inauguration of John J. Petillo, Ph.D(PD and PhD in Counseling Psychology, GSE '76), as the sixth president of Sacred Heart University, will take place on Wednesday, September 21st. The ceremony will follow the University induction of the class of 2015 on the University’s Fairfield campus. Later that day, an inauguration mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, followed by a reception for the campus community.
Dr. Petillo, former dean of the John F. Welch College of Business and past chancellor and CEO of Seton Hall University, served as interim president of the University for five months before he was named as the new president in March after an extensive national search.
If you are interested in learning more about GSE's degree and certificate programs, and the education that you will receive as a Fordham student, representatives from the Office of Admission will be attending the Idealist New York Graduate Fair at New York University's Metropolitan Pavilion this evening, from 5-8pm. We hope to see you there!
Sue Luft, an elementary school teacher at Fox Meadow Elementary School in Scarsdale, NY, and a current Ph.D. student at GSE in Language Literacy and Learning, has been named a classroom innovator in the LoHud Journal News for her unique approach to teaching social studies to her first-graders.
Luft's class held a read-a-thon that raised $500 for Charity: Water, a nonprofit group that helps fund wells and other clean-water solutions in places like Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi. This past school year, her students donated $400 to the cause by getting sponsors for their weekly chores. Along with learning more about complex global issues, she tries to teach them that "as small as we are in this big giant world, you can reach out and help someone so far away."
All student-vets and dependents studying at Fordham are invited to attend and interact with other members of the growing Fordham student-veteran community.
Rose Hill: Thursday, September 15th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Butler Commons in Duane Library
Friday September 16th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lowenstein 3rd Floor Lounge
Fordham Student Services, VA Certification, Student Financial Services, Career Services, VA Outreach and Health, Community Vet Centers, NYS Bureau of Veterans Education, and other internal and external resources which are available to assist you as you pursue your objectives at Fordham and beyond!
GSE Admissions will be visiting various cities on the East Coast this fall. Click here to see if we will be in a city near you! We welcome the opportunity to meet prospective students and discuss all that GSE has to offer, and we encourage current students and alumni to stop by and say hello if you're in the neighborhood.
Our travels will begin on Thursday, September 15th, when we will be attending the Idealist New York Graduate Fair at New York University's Metropolitan Pavilion. We hope to see you there, or at an event later this fall!
A big thank you to all new students, current students, faculty and staff who attended New Student Orientation last week at the Lincoln Center campus! We appreciate your participation and are pleased to report that the event was a great success, with nearly 100 new students in attendance.
Representatives from Financial Aid & Scholarships and Student Technology Services were present, and speakers at the event included GSE Dean James Hennessy, Associate Dean Rita Brause, Dr. Bill Baker (President Emeritas of WNET Channel 13, and Claudio Aquaviva Professor of Education and Journalist-in Residence), and Linda Horisk (Assistant Dean of Admissions). The Orientation included a luncheon and opportunitites for new
students to get to know their fellow classmates in group activities, as well as to interact with faculty and current students and have their questions about academics and student life answered.
We welcome all of our new and returning GSE students, and look forward to a wonderful Fall 2011 semester!
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in a Graduate School of Education degree or certificate program, please join us for an Information Session! At these sessions, you will have a chance to learn about the Graduate School of Education's tradition of excellence and the education that our students receive, as well as to meet with faculty in your program of interest.
Lincoln Center Campus 12th Floor Lounge 113 West 60th Street New York, NY 10023 Thursday, October 6th 5:00pm- 7:00pm Click here for directions.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which Information Session you will attend, as well as your program of interest.
Click here for information about additional upcoming Sessions at both the Westchester and Lincoln Center campuses.
Fordham University has launched a new program to help its student-veterans transition into non-military life.
The Edge4Vets program, designed to assist United States military veterans in the difficult adjustment from life soldiering to life in the classroom, gets underway this semester with a series of monthly workshops at Fordham. The program kicked off on August 30 with a special event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Midtown Manhattan, attracting some 60 veterans currently enrolled at Fordham. Also attending were representatives from United War Veterans, Iraq Afghanistan Veteran’s of America and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
Click here to read the full article about the event in Inside Fordham.
Click here to read more about the event on the Intrepid website.
Click here to view coverage of the event by News 12 Bronx.
For more information about the program and past media coverage of Edge4Vets, click here.