College of Education Health and Human Sciences News

Comedienne Leanne Morgan Named to 2012 Accomplished Alumni

Leanne Morgan

UT has named comedienne Leanne Morgan to its list of Accomplished Alumni of 2012. Morgan, a 1992 graduate of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, made a name for herself in the comedy world after appearing on ABC’s “The View” and as a finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom.”

Professor Offers Quick Lesson on Making Vacations Educational

School may be out for the summer, but parents can make it fun for kids to keep learning during the break. Whether a family is taking a vacation or simply hanging around the house, it’s fairly easy—and inexpensive—for parents to keep their children engaged during the hiatus from classes, said Kristin Rearden, a clinical associate professor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

Math, Science Teacher Preparation Program Lauded as State Model

VolsTeach, the program that prepares math and science majors to become teachers, is being recognized for helping to solve one of the state’s most vital education problems. Richard G. Rhoda, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, recently noted that the work of VolsTeach’s faculty and staff “have surpassed even the highest expectations set for this program.”

UT Honoring Five Individuals for Innovation, Leadership

The Center for Educational Leadership is recognizing five individuals for contributing significantly to education through innovative work, leadership, learning, and service. The Prometheus Leadership Medal recipients are forensic anthropologist William Bass, vice provost Sarah Gardial, architect Hansjörg Göritz, President Emeritus Joe Johnson, and Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt.

UT to Tutor Kids in Grades 1–6 in Reading, Math

A limited number of children in first through sixth grade who are struggling with math or reading may be eligible for academic tutoring this summer at UT Knoxville. The Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center, in conjunction with UT’s Special Education and School Psychology programs, will offer tutoring services using scientifically validated intervention strategies.

Students Place Second in National Retail Marketing Case Competition

Students from the Retail and Consumer Sciences Program recently placed second in the National Retail Marketing Case Competition. The contest, which took place at Indiana University, was sponsored by the Center for Retailing at Indiana’s Kelley School of Business, Kohl’s Department Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Rapp Collins Advertising.

UT Honors Greene County Principal for Leadership Excellence

A Greene County principal is the latest recipient of a UT Knoxville award that recognizes outstanding secondary school leaders in the state. Cindy Bowman, principal of South Greene High School in Greeneville, Tennessee, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary School Leadership.

Winners Announced From State Science Olympiad, Hosted by UT

UT Knoxville teemed with aspiring high school scientists last weekend during the annual Tennessee Science Olympiad State Tournament. Thirty-six middle and high school teams from across the state competed in the event to determine the state’s preeminent science scholars. Teams from Knoxville and Nashville took top honors. More than a hundred UT faculty and students served as coordinators and judges for the twenty-three academic events.