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Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University (CMU) has partnered with Texas Tech University and the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) through a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) partnership award. The award matches universities with prior recipients of U.S. Department of Education SEED grants. Texas Tech and NIET will serve as thought partners for CMU’s educational leadership department as it revises its principal preparation program. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock Athletics and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law have formed a partnership featuring new internship opportunities for law students. Read more

University of West Alabama
University of West Alabama is partnering with CBYX to bring two students from Germany to study in the U.S. The program gives hosts an opportunity to learn a new culture while also sharing local culture. Through the exchange, communities benefit from exposure to international perspectives. Read more

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Worth Noting

2019 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards
Several AASCU institutions in California have won statewide awards for being leaders in sustainability practices as part of the 2019 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards competition. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference hosts the contest. Read more

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Awards and Honors

Saginaw Valley State University (Mich.)
Bill Stec is dedicated to serving students, alumni and employers as the interim director of career services at Saginaw Valley State University. His exceptional dedication and work ethic has earned him a statewide honor. Stec was selected as the 2018-2019 Career Services Professional of the Year at the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has been selected as a teaching ambassador and has been granted essential resources and tools to teach deep learning skills to students, researchers and professors in Arkansas. Read more

University of West Florida 

  • Founded in 1978, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting Florida’s extraordinary heritage and history. University of West Florida (UWF) President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award, the most prestigious award presented by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Read more
  • For her forward-thinking leadership in support of career services education, UWF President Martha D. Saunders is the 2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Champion Award recipient. President Saunders earned this award by positively changing the landscape of career development for students at UWF and prioritizing professional development, career readiness and long-term success. Read more

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Spotlight

Arkansas Tech University 

  • Twenty-nine participants representing 26 K-12 schools attended the 2019 Windgate Summer Art Launch for Arkansas Educators June 10-13 at Arkansas Tech University (ATU) in Russellville. Read more
  • More than 50 high school students representing 34 Arkansas communities participated in the inaugural ATU First Generation Institute June 13-14. Read more
  • Cade Schneider applied his emergency management education from ATU to help keep the people of Dardanelle, Arkansas, informed and safe during historic flooding along the Arkansas River. Read more
  • Musicians from ATU will soon share their talents at a world-famous venue in New York City. The ATU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the ATU University Singers will perform at Carnegie Hall on May 22, 2020. Read more
  • ATU has announced the 368 rising high school seniors who have committed to attend the 40th Arkansas Governor’s School on the ATU campus in Russellville July 7-Aug. 3. Read more

Black Hills State University (S.D.)

  • Thanks to a collaborative effort between The Matthews Opera House and Black Hills State University (BHSU), “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House” continues to be a staple of summer evening entertainment. After a two-decade hiatus, the play came back to the stage with theatre students from BHSU. Read more
  • For the fourth year in a row, BHSU is hosting the GEAR UP Summer Honors Program on campus with the goal of increasing the number of students prepared to graduate from college. Nearly 90 high school students arrived on campus for the three-week program. A specific focus of SD GEAR UP, funded by the U.S. Department of Education to the South Dakota Department of Education, is to increase the number of American Indian students that achieve success at the post-secondary level. Read more

Central Michigan University

  • Central Michigan University meteorology major Olivia VanBuskirk, from Port Huron, Michigan, has won $10,000 in the inaugural American Meteorological Society’s Women in Science Scholarship. The award includes registration at the society's 100th annual meeting in January 2020. It is funded by a group of female scientists to support the next generation of women in science. Read more
  • Central Michigan University senior Megan Daniels, a fashion merchandising and design major from Holland, Michigan, won second place in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ 2019 Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition. Read more
  • Central Michigan University meteorology sophomore Dennis Weaver was recently selected as a 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings scholar. The undergraduate scholarship program accepts about 130 students each year from a variety of disciplines to take part in NOAA’s activities. Read more

Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Summer vacation was delayed for four groups of Eastern students who immediately followed the end of the school year with intensive, weeklong research programs on campus. From May 20–24, four Summer Research Institutes engaged select, up-and-coming students in projects pertaining to the fields of psychology, English, political science and network science. Read more
  • Eastern’s undergraduate research program gained stature this spring semester, as all three of its student applicants were accepted to present at the second annual World Conference on Undergraduate Research on May 23–25 in Oldenburg, Germany. Read more

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Two political science students from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania were selected to attend a program that prepares and empowers young women to be future leaders in the political process. The students attended the National Education for Women’s Leadership Pennsylvania, a six-day, concentrated curriculum for female students attending colleges throughout Pennsylvania. Read more

Governors State University (Ill.)
Governors State University is leading education reform with a Summer Institute to showcase national models for student success. More than 17 universities and community colleges from across the nation are expected to attend. Read more

Slippery Rock University (Pa.)

  • Just how eager is Jenell Gerow to conduct research at Slippery Rock University (SRU)? She offered to help a recently hired faculty member on a project before the professor even arrived at SRU. Gerow’s first research assignment at SRU is to measure the changes in protein expression in an Alzheimer's disease model. Read more
  • Mother knows best, as the saying goes, but that doesn't mean she can't learn a thing or two by following in her daughter's footsteps. Case in point: a pair of mothers of students from SRU's philanthropy and nonprofit management program decided to join their daughters and earn the same degree. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • This summer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock theater major Keith Harper heads to Silver Lake, New York, where he will spend six weeks performing in Shake on the Lake’s production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Later this month, Harper will also shoot the TV pilot “Lela’s Place,” being filmed in Arkansas. Read more
  • A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student is receiving accolades for her research studying 3D models for the treatment of pancreatic cancer using nanomedicine. Read more

University of West Florida
As the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the NATO Cyber Defence project, University of West Florida (UWF) showcased its cybersecurity initiatives on the international stage at the 5th NATO cyber defence conference. UWF will expand its cybersecurity initiatives and leadership by participating in the Cyber Academia Working Group; developing cyber curriculum for the NATO Communications and Information Academy in Portugal; and sharing education, training and exercises to various audiences. Read more

Weber State University (Utah)

  • The Center for Community Engaged Learning-Research Extension (CCEL-RE) has concluded its surveys to measure the effect of the recent partial federal government shutdown on the Northern Utah economy. The 35-day shutdown most notably resulted in increased financial insecurity for federal employees and increased anxiety and stress. Read more
  • Could hemp be a viable cash crop for Utah? That’s the question one Weber State University senior botany student hopes to answer through an undergraduate research study he’s undertaking this summer. Bountiful resident Jeff Colbert plans to grow hemp plants from seed, using different soil samples to see if this crop is viable in Utah. Read more