College of Education & Human Services
"Same Sky Project" Comes to Longwood
Madison Lowry, a sophomore social work major, submitted a proposal to the Longwood Parents Council and was awarded a grant to bring the "Same Sky Project" to Longwood and to the community. This dynamic performance highlights empathy and awareness, and has received national attention and acclaim. It is casted by those at A Place To Be to spread their message, "everyone lives under the same sky", and to further promote the ideology behind diversity and inclusion.
Madison and her family are involved with the non-profit organization, A Place To Be. This organization provides anyone, with any handicap in life, a place to be themselves. Whether an individual has cancer, autism, MS, Down syndrome, or even has been severely bullied and cannot find a place to fit in with their peers, no one is turned away. A Place To Be is therapeutic through the arts and those involved learn how to play instruments, sing, dance, or express themselves in other creative ways.
The performance is going to be held in the Jarman Auditorium on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 3:00pm. The show will last 40 minutes followed by a Q&A session to discuss the message of this performance as well as for anyone who may be interested in the internship or community service opportunities offered at A Place To Be. The performance has free admission and is open to the public.
Recognizing New “Pre-Service Teachers”
On March 29, 2016, the College of Education and Human Services hosted a celebration to honor the 96 teacher candidates who were accepted into the Teacher Education program as of August 15 to January 15, 2016. Successful candidates must apply to the program, submit two positive faculty recommendations, have qualifying assessments, an overall GPA of 3.0 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.
National Undergraduate Research Presentation
Tina Vickers, senior athletic training student, was chosen to present her original research abstract, "Observing Valgus Knee Collapse in Women: Measurements of Predisposing Factors for Increase Risk of ACL Injury," at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The 30th anniversary conference will be held April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Ms. Vickers’ abstract was chosen from more than 4,000 submissions. This study was completed at Longwood University during the fall 2015 semester.
Departments & Programs
- Education and Special Education
- Health, Athletic Training, Recreation & Kinesiology
- Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Speech Language Pathology Online
- Call Me MISTER
Centers & Services
- Office of Professional Services
- Early Childhood Development Initiative
- Infant & Toddler Connection
- Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices
- Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services
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