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Krystal Kalliokoski, a student in Teacher Education-Chemistry Education won one of the Chemistry Ambassadors “Speak Simply” Undergraduate Research Poster contest awards at the ACS National Conference in March.

Jenny M. Linker, Assistant Professor in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences and Kristen M. Hetland, assistant professor and chair, Physical Education and Health Pedagogy at Concordia College were awarded Year Two Breakthrough Idea Challenge funding in the amount of $38,960 by Dakota Medical Foundation to support their SchoolsAlive! initiative. SchoolsAlive! supports local school districts and youth organizations in their implementation of all components of the national “Let’s Move! Active Schools” program set forth by the Society of Health and Physical Educators America. SchoolsAlive! aims to increase the quantity and quality of youth physical activity opportunities through a variety of strategies such as active recess, brain breaks, interdisciplinary lessons, and active before/after school programming at the elementary level. The grant will also fund tri-college undergraduate physical education service-learning projects in local schools. During the 2013-2104 school year, SchoolsAlive! was implemented by all West Fargo public elementary schools. The program will take place in all Fargo Public elementary schools during the 2014-2015 school year.

Ten members of the NDSU Collegiate FFA Chapter and chapter advisor, Brent Young, Associate Professor, School of Education, attended the National Postsecondary Agriculture Students Convention in St. Cloud, MN March 12-15th. The following undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education were recognized at the event:

Kayla Crooker - elected National Vice President

Quincy Carter, Kayla Crooker, Stephen Kessler - First Place Team Overall Livestock Specialist

Quincy Carter – High Individual Overall Livestock Specialist

Kayla Crooker – 2nd Place Individual Overall Livestock Specialist

Stephen Kessler – 3rd Place Ag Ed Interview

Kristine Keller - 3rd Place Ag Ed Specialist

Frances Liu, a senior in Dietetics, received the Junior/Senior International Student Scholarship for 2014-2015.  The criteria include merit, community service, NDSU involvement, and leadership.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Professor and Extension Specialist, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, has also been named the marketing chair for the Journal of Extension. Julie is the North Central Region representative on the Extension Journal, Inc. Board of Directors. She was named the marketing chair at the board meeting in Wilmington, DE, in March.

Kelly Sassi's, Assistant Professor, English/School of Education, new book, Writing on Demand for the Common Core State Assessments, was published by Heinemann on March 13, 2014. Kelly Sassi is the first author, and her co-author is Anne Gere, Director of the Sweetland Writing Center at the University of Michigan. Here is a link to the book:   Writing on Demand for the Common Core State Standard Assessments provides teachers with the principles of effective writing and then shows how to apply those principles to the Common Core assessments.  Samples of performance tasks with student responses illustrate the importance of helping writers:    

- analyze prompts, including those of Smarter Balanced and PARCC

- build reading skills that support text-dependent writing

- transfer writing strategies to science and social studies

- manage time in a digital space.

Several local teachers of the Red River Valley Writing Project and NDSU's English education program contributed to the book.

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Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:18:48 AM