There's a lot happening at the CORAL Center this Fall. Don't miss these great opportunities to get the most out of your graduate experience.
Mark Your Calendars!
Make plans to attend the Fall 2010 Doctoral R&R Seminars!
Date: First Saturday of each month
Each R&R session provides a program of interest to doctoral students as well as an informal discussion and a question-and-answer session. All doctoral and specialist students are invited to attend these free seminars. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss with colleagues and knowledgeable faculty those questions and concerns that are uppermost in your mind. Network with other students in the program over coffee and doughnuts.
AUGUST 21 — "The UWF Doctoral Program: What Works and What Needs Work"
A guest panel of UWF students will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. Join the discussion and make suggestions to improve the program.
SEPTEMBER 11 — "Response to Intervention and Opportunities for Education" and "Preparing for Prelims"
Dr. Karen Barber of the Santa Rosa County Schools is the guest speaker for the first part of the program. This will be followed by a panel of UWF students, who will discuss their prelim experiences and provide helpful tips for students who are preparing for prelims.
OCTOBER 9 — "Qualitative Research and Publishing"
Dr. Susie Jans-Thomas is guest speaker for this informative session.
NOVEMBER 18 — "Multi-Sensory Learning and Students with Special Needs" — SPECIAL SESSION, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This session will be a unique opportunity to experience the Escambia Westgate School Snoezelen Center. Susan Berry, the principal of Escambia Westgate, will provide a private walking tour of the Snoezelen Center, a world-class multi-sensory learning center designed to expand and enrich the sensory world of children with disabilities. Snoezelen (pronounced SNOO-zə-len) facilities were developed in the Netherlands and "employ color, lighting effects, textures, aromas and music to stimulate those who can be otherwise nearly impossible to reach." The snoezelen facility at Westgate contains four themed rooms: a Jungle Room, Space Room, Magic Room and Polar Room. The rooms, designed by Barbara McCormack with sensory equipment provided by FlagHouse, reflect the different themes and stimulate the children in different ways. Escambia Westgate has 240 pupils, ranging in age from 4-21, with a broad spectrum of abilities from mild intellectual and physical impairments to severe multiple disabilities. To take advantage of this special opportunity, meet in the foyer of the Lacey Collier Snoezelen Center, 10050 Ashton Brosnaham Road, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 (see map). The tour is expected to last two hours.
DECEMBER 4 — "Scholars Showcase for 2010"
Doctoral students who have been featured in a conference presentation, publication, or other special scholarly activity during 2010 are invited to present a 3-5 minute synopsis of their work for this annual event to showcase the scholarly efforts of the UWF Ed.D. Program. There will be a reception with an opportunity to talk to each of the presenters.
Helen Richards, the UWF Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator, is available on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the CORAL Center to help you with your writing questions. No appointment is necessary.