Department News

Reading and Language Arts at the LRA Annual Conference

Faculty, students, and alumni of RLA and across the School of Education will present at the 68th Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association, November 28-December 1, 2019.

Card and Slutzky named LetterWinners of Distinction

This year's Syracuse Athletics LetterWinners of Distinction include two School of Education Alumni: Herman Card '68 (baseball) and Richard Slutzky '64 (wrestling).

Richard Slutzky and Herman CardRichard Slutzky is a two-time All-American and EIWA champion in wrestling. He received a B.S. in English Education in 1964 and a M.S. in Physical Education in 1967, both from Syracuse.

Herman Card is a three-year varsity letterwinner in baseball and received an M.S. in English Education from the School of Education.

LetterWinners were selected based on athletic achievement as well charitable activities, professional accomplishments, and postgraduate involvement with Syracuse University. All recipients will be honored at a banquet on November 8.

NYACTE/NYSATE conference to honor RLA Faculty Member

As part of the Fall 2018 NYACTE/NYSATE conference being held October 11-12 in Saratoga Springs, Kathleen Hinchman will be presented with the Charles C Mackay, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award. This award "honors an educator in New York State who has demonstrated personal and professiona qualities that execmpligy the highest standards of service leadership in teacher education."

Brianna Stahrr Selected as Remembrance Scholar

Congratulations to English education student Brianna Stahrr '19 for being selected as a 2018-19 Remembrance Scholar! Brianna is one of three School of Education students selected this year, and she will serve the SOE and RLA well!

2018 AERA Division K Preconference Graduate Poster Session to Include RLA Student

Sarah Fleming (Literacy Education doctoral candidate) will be presenting her “The Classroom as Inquiry Learning Community: A Practitioner Study of Adolescents’ Developing Critical Literacies” poster in New York City in April, 2018.

RLA Faculty Giving Keynote

Kelly Chandler-Olcott

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Meredith Professor and Associate Dean, was invited to give the keynote address, “Design Savviness Meets Motherhood: Leveraging Adolescents’ Multimodal Literacy Practices”, at the annual meeting of the American Reading Forum in Sanibel, FL, on December 8th, 2017.

Crandall Honored for Community Engagement with Connecticut Schools

Bryan Ripley Crandall (English Education Ph.D., 2012) has been named to receive the 2018 Divergent Award for Excellence by the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research. He will be honored at Oklahoma State University in February 2018.

RLA Chair Wins AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Marcelle HaddixMarcelle Haddix, Dean’s Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Reading and Language Arts, has received the 2018 AACTE Outstanding Book Award for her book “Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers Like Me.” She will receive the award at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in Baltimore in early March, 2018.

Creative & Research Grant award

One of the 2016-17 School of Education Creative & Research grants was awarded to Stella Rwanda, Literacy Education doctoral candidate, for her work with "Translanguaging: Exploring Out-of-School Writing and Indentites of African-Born, Multilingual, Refugee Adolescents".

RLAC Alumna receives award

Elizabeth Stevens holding a framed award certificate

Elizabeth Years Stevens (Reading Education Ph.D., '14) , Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Graduate Program Director at Roberts Wesleyan College, was presented with the Faculty Professional Activity Award on April 24th at the annual Celebration of Excellence Chapel and the Faculty Celebration luncheon. This award is presented in recongition of outstanding professional accomplishments within her area of training or expertise and apart from normal classroom activity, committee, and campus obligations.

FPP Certificate in University Teaching Awarded to RLA Student

Among those awarded the Future Professoriate Program Certificate in University Teaching is Keith Newvine, Literacy Education doctoral student, mentored by Dr. Kathleen Hinchman. He was honored at a breakfast ceremony on April 26, 2017.

Haddix to be featured speaker at University of Georgia

Marcelle Haddix, Dean's Associate Professor and Department Chair, will speak at the UGA College of Education Research Coloquium Series on April 14, 2017. Her address is entitled "When My Reflection Looks Back At Me: A Retrospective on Being a Community-Engaged, Bloack Woman Scholar".

RLAC doctoral student awarded Outstanding TA Award

Please join me in congratulating Alvina Mardhani-Bayne (Literacy Education doctoral candidate) who was awarded the outstanding TA Award this year. She will be honored at the university wide presentation and reception on April 27 at 4:30 at the Schine Student Center, Room 304.

Congratulations Alvina! We appreciate all you do for the department, our students, and our programs.

RLAC doctoral students to participate in National Library Week

RLA doctoral students Keith Newvine (Literacy Education) and Sarah Fleming  (English Education) will give a special talk on Wednesday, April 12th at 6 pm in Hinds 121 at SU for National Library Week. Their research focuses on the #Weneeddiversebooks movement and how students can recognize and explore their identities within systemic forms of oppression.

Third Annual "We Are Syracuse" gallery event

All are invited to attend the We Are Syracuse event led by local refugee students dedicated to celebrating their culture and promoting tolerance, on Wednesday, March 1st, 4:30-6:30 pm in the Sharon Jacquet Education Commons in Huntington Hall.

Central New York Reading Council 2017 Spring Conference

The Central New York Reading Council's 2017 Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Please remember that this event counts for CTLE Professional Development Hours. View more information and register online. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact CNYRC president, Keith Newvine (Literacy Education doctoral student).

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