International Day set for Feb. 19 at UND College of Education & Human Development


David L. Dodds

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College of Education & Human Development


As the nation celebrates victories in the winter Olympics, the University of North DakotaCollege of Education & Human Development (CEHD) is celebrating the international research of our faculty.

Join the CEHD as we celebrate International Day on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for three afternoon sessions geared toward students and faculty who would like to know more about scholarly work abroad.

"This is a chance to showcase international scholarly work happening within the College," said Bob Hill, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. "It will inspire not only our students and faculty but also the entire University community."

All sessions will be held in the Lecture Bowl of the Education Building Room 7 on the UND campus.

"It's very exciting to see the impact of international research and outreach conducted by our faculty in EHD," said Cindy Juntunen, associate dean for research and graduate studies and a professor in the UND Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services. "Bringing these experiences into the classrooms and discussions with students will hopefully inspire our students to begin to think globally about their own interests and future work."

The schedule follows:

  • 1:30 p.m. – Faculty Forum – hear about the adventures of four faculty who have conducted scholarly work in other countries. Speakers include Sagini Keengwe, associate professor in teaching and learning; Gary Schnellert, professor in educational leadership; Ashley Hutchison, assistant professor in counseling and community services; and Marcus Weaver-Hightower, associate professor and chair of educational foundations and research.
  • 2:30 p.m. – BREAK
  • 3 p.m. – Fulbright Discussion – Fulbright scholars, Richard Shafer, professor in Communications; and Christyne Vachon, assistant professor of the law school; will discuss the benefits and "how-to" of being a Fulbright scholar.
  • 3:45 – How do I go there? – Four faculty will discuss their experiences in applying for grants and external funding to travel abroad, paper work, vaccinations and lessons learned. Speakers include Donna Pearson, associate professor; Anne Walker, professor; and Jill Shafer, assistant professor; all from teaching and learning; and Pauline Stonehouse, assistant professor in educational leadership.