School of Arts, Sciences & Business
Yasmine Awais, an associate professor and research coordinator for NDMU's Master of Arts in Art Therapy program, co-presented with Drama Therapists Britton Williams, Kat Lee, and Dr. Craig Hain in a two-part continuing education course, Beyond the Good White Therapist: A Workshop for White Identified Clinicians on Oct. 14-15. This workshop created space, through experiential processes and dialogue, for white-identified therapists to move beyond reading books, acquiring terminology, and posting on social media toward deeper examination of their identity as racialized or ethnic beings.
Awais also presented The Ethics of Language: Implications for Therapy and Supervision for The School of Visual Art’s Art Therapy Community Lecture Series on Oct. 20. This presentation identified language, both verbal and artistic, as power. Person-first and identity-first verbal language were described along with artistic forms of expression and how this shows up in clinical practice. Guidelines to promote inclusivity with clients and supervisees were provided.
School of Education
NDMU's School of Education was recently featured in the Maryland Higher Education Statewide EE Collaborative Network's newsletter for its ongoing work in environmental education. Topics highlighted included research being conducted by Dr. Juliann Dupuis and Dr. Rachel Durham on student science achievement and the correlation to Green Schools, a spotlight on the data collection efforts from students enrolled in ENV 560/460: Sustainability for Educators, and a $50,000 grant provided to the SOE by The Maryland Center for Computing Education.
Dr. Rachel Durham, associate professor in the School of Education, will be co-hosting a discussion about Community Schools in Baltimore on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 12:30 to 2 pm. The webinar will feature a panel conversation to learn what a strong community school strategy looks like, what evidence exists about the strategy’s efficacy, and to hear about what community school leaders wrestle with and how researchers and practitioners can collaborate.
Joanne Sanders, a PhD student working towards her doctorate in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations, has released a second children's book titled "Daddy, Daddy, Can I Be Ambitious?". The book is available on her website.
School of Nursing
The Center for Caring with Technology in UAB hosted an Interprofessional Education Community Proficiency Simtivity last week, as NDMU nursing seniors welcomed SLP and psychology majors from Loyola Maryland. Over 100 students, faculty and staff were involved in the collaborative event. Additional photos are available on NDMU's Facebook page.
School of Pharmacy
Several members of the Maryland Pharmacist Association Emergency Preparedness Taskforce (EPTF) and Baltimore City Health Department visited campus last week to help run a Point of Dispensing exercise with P3 students. The SOP is proud of its students for all their hard work and training to become successful pharmacists! Additional photos are available on the SOP Facebook page.