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  • SPARK in HARK Invitation Thursday, December 4

    Jayde Ware Jayde Ware explaining her research, "Music and Mood: The Effects of Music Therapy on the Agitation Levels in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease during the 2013 “SPARK in HARK” poster presentation.

    The "SPARK in HARK" poster presentation features student research projects centered on evidence-based practice in the disciplines of Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology. You are invited to celebrate their accomplishments on Thursday, December 4th at The Yard (former Lumber Yard location) from 3:30-5:00 p.m. as they display their research in the annual "SPARK in HARK" research symposium.  Refreshments will be provided and no RSVP is required.


  • Longwood Students Impact VAHPERD Conference

    VAHPERD Longwood juniors Tommy Keefer, Timmy Harris, and Chris Thornton hold the College Bowl trophy.

    On November 7, Longwood juniors, Tommy Keefer, Timmy Harris, and Chris Thornton won the inaugural Health Education College Bowl competition at the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) conference.  VCU was the biggest challenger to Longwood and the two were deadlocked after three rounds.  It came down to a sudden death question – winner take all –and Longwood won.    

    Brett Jones and Megan Hedgepeth with Dr. Claire Mowling presented Motivating Set Inductions and Closures: A Bag of Secrets to a standing room audience during the 8 a.m. Saturday morning session.  By using set inductions focusing on Angry Birds, The Lorax, and a "bag full of secrets", it sparked interest and increased their students’ motivation to perform. New spins on closure looked at options for doodles, riddles and "I care why" as ways to check for understanding. All activities were tested with children as part of action research projects with great results. 

    Jessica Parker was elected as the alternate Student Representative to the VAHPERD Board of Directors.  Jawaad Douglas, a junior and member of Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program, was selected by Longwood Physical and Health Education  - Teacher Education faculty as their Major of the Year.  Mr. Douglas was recognized along with the other Majors of the Year by VAHPERD President Regina Kirk at the state conference. 

  • Recognizing Longwood’s New “Pre-Service Teachers”

    Oct 2014 preservice ceremony Photo taken during the Pre-Service Teacher Ceremony

    On October 30, 2014, the College of Education and Human Services hosted a celebration to honor the 93 teacher candidates who were accepted into the Teacher Education program as of January 1 to August 15, 2014.  Successful candidates must apply to the program, submit two positive faculty recommendations, have qualifying assessments, an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a minimum grade of C in introductory education courses and English 150. The teacher candidates were given Longwood nametags identifying them as pre-service educators and a commemorative certificate.



Dean's Message

When you come to Longwood University and enroll in a major in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS), you should know that you have arrived at a "special" place. Read the entire message