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The Patton College of Education E-News updates are provided every Monday. Please send all information to Floyd Doney,, for inclusion in the weekly newsletter. Note that any items received after Wednesday will not be posted until the following week.

E-News Contents:


C. Odom Peer Mentor Program

Scripps Innovation Challenge

Teacher Candidacy / Advanced Standing Meetings

CPS Drop-In Workshops

Group Counseling Program

Fall 2015 Research Forums

Student Affairs Flyer

Student Personnel Association Events

Tested Screening

Congratulations Patton College Student Ambassadors

COST Internship Opportunity

Student Organization News

Employment Opportunities


Fall Semester Walk-In Advising (No Appointments Necessary)

Walk in advising will begin on Monday, August 31, 2015 and will continue through the last week of classes. WHEN: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. WHERE: Student Affairs Office located in RM052 Lindley Hall. These are intended to be short meetings, not more than 10 minutes. If you need more time, please call 740-593-4400 and make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.

Pop-In Advising

Tupper Hall Hall Thursdays 1:00-3:00 No appointment needed! FREE popcorn & FREE advising

Out Of Area Professional Internship Requests

Out of Area Professional Internship in Teaching: Effective immediately, teacher candidates who plan to participate in professional internship in Fall 2015 and beyond and want to go out of area must submit a petition to the Patton College Credential Review and Candidate Progress Board. Out of Area approvals will be permitted for extenuating circumstances only. Financial circumstances, employment opportunities, and housing challenges are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Background Checks

Beginning January 1, 2015 The Patton College of Education will no longer maintain copies of background checks. Please retain a copy for your records.

Patton College Thursday Afternoon Tea

Everyone is invited to afternoon tea every thursday during Fall and Spring Semesters 4:00 p.m. in the Lyceum (near the mailroom in Lindley Hall). This is a weekly informal social gathering.

CARE Partnership Opportunities

The CARE Partnership offers unique opportunities for Middle Childhood, AYA and Spanish Ed majors.  Among them are:

  1. We get you into the field working with kids and teachers in area schools early and often.  Most CARE candidates have 300-350 hours working in classrooms with kids by the time they student teach. Not only do you get a lot of hands-on experience, you also get to know teachers and kids well.
  2. You work for three years and in 7 classes with a cohort of 12-20 other pre-service teachers.  You have a group of friends and colleagues to work and hang out with.
  3. CARE is the only partnership which allows (even encourages) you to develop a long-term mentor/ mentee relationship with a teacher in the grade level(s) and content area in which you will be licensed to teach.  You get to know one another well, so they trust you to take on increased responsibilities.
  4. By the time you student teach, you will have worked with your cooperating teacher for two to three semesters and will already know many of your students.
  5. CARE faculty teach in local schools.  They have a lot of current, practical experience and knowledge.  And, you can walk into their rooms and watch them doing the things they talk about in class.
  6. CARE is a small program, so we strive to give you the time and attention you deserve. 

It is still possible to join CARE and begin taking CARE classes this semester—even if you are currently taking EDTE 1500 (if you are, joining CARE will allow you to start your other education classes a semester early!).  You will need to meet with me, Bill Elasky to learn more about the program and to ensure that it fits your needs. 

Interested? Contact Bill Elasky, Faculty Coordinator of the CARE PDS Partnership


The C. Odom Peer Mentor Program pairs Patton College students in academic crisis with qualified upper-class students in the same major, in order to share appropriate Ohio University and Patton College resources.  This provides Patton College students with the opportunity to meet more people, get involved, and enhance their experiences!  A peer mentor is not an advisor, but is an extra resource/friend for students in crisis.  Through this type of relationship, we can then hopefully improve academic performance, increase extra-curricular involvement, and create personal friendships.

For any questions/concerns, please contact Ms. Kelly N. Davidson:

Scripps Innovation Challenge

Fellow Deans and Academic Leaders,

I’d be grateful if you would encourage your students to participate in this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge. This will be the fourth year of the Challenge, which has emerged as one of the nation’s premier student innovation contests. It offers a substantial prize pot of $25,000. But more important, it provides an invaluable learning experience that builds resumes and helps students prepare for lives after Ohio University.

Although run by the Scripps College of Communication, the competition is open to all Ohio University students, regardless of major. In its first three years, two non-Scripps teams have won the First Prize and other interdisciplinary teams have won prize money.

The Challenge is simple. Students compete to come up with innovative solutions to real world media and communication problems. Typically working in teams, they choose from a range of “challenges” and produce a creative solution. Judges then narrow the entries to seven finalists. They present their ideas on Pitch Day next March before a panel of industry professionals – sort of like TV’s popular “Shark Tank” show. 

Every finalist is guaranteed a share of the $25,000 prize pool. There’s a $10,000 First Prize, $5,000 Second Prize and five $1,000 Honorable Mentions. Teams can win or share an additional $5,000 diversity enhancement prize for ideas that address underserved and underrepresented audiences.

This year’s winner will automatically qualify to enter the Scripps International Innovators Cup, where colleges and universities from around the world compete to come up with the best new media/communications business idea. The winning team will receive a cash prize in addition to new business development support.

Here’s how you and your faculty can help make this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge the best ever:

  • Through group emails and word of mouth, make students aware of the Challenge by directing them to its website:
  • Encourage students to attend the official Scripps Innovation Challenge Kickoff on Monday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom A. This fun event – free food, music, door prizes and entertainment – will tell students everything they need to know about the contest and how they can enter.
  • For students who express an interest in competing, encourage them to attend a series of “boot camp” workshops that will help them prepare their entries. The workshops are listed here: Students may simply show up at any or all of the workshops; there’s no pre-registration.

If you have questions about the Challenge, contact:

Andy Alexander, Director ( -or- Jean Marie Cackowski-Campbell, Executive Coordinator (


Scott Titsworth

Dean - Scripps College of Communication

Schoonover 100

Athens, OH  45701
P:  740-593-4882
F:  740-593-0459

TEacher Candidacy / Advanced Standing Meetings

Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy is required to take most 2000 Education classes or higher.  To apply for Teacher Candidacy, you must be close to completing 30 hours.

The meeting dates for Teacher Candidacy are:

Thursday, October 15               10:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Thursday, October 29               10:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Friday, November 20                 2:00 p.m.                  Tupper 307

Acceptance into Advanced Standing is required to take most 3000 level Education classes or higher.  To apply for Advanced Standing, you must be close to completing 60 hours.

The meeting dates for Advanced Standing are:

Thursday, October 15               11:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Thursday, October 29               11:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Friday, November 20                 3:00 p.m.                  Tupper 307

CPS Drop-In Workshops


Group Counseling Program

Plese see the following brochure for this program located here.

FAll 2015 Research Forums

10/2: Dr. Dwan Robinson, "Educational and ProfessionalTrajectories Black Brazilian and African American Professionals in the Judiciary: Issues of Race, Access and Acceptance." 12-1pm, Tupper Hall 005

11/6: Dr. Yuchun Zhou, "Understanding the Value of Integrated Care for Children Using Qualitative Approaches"; 12 – 1 pm at Tupper Hall 005

12/4: Madison Samblanet, "Summer Camps as a Vehicle for Enhancing Self Image and Self Esteem among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth"  12 – 1 pm at Tupper Hall 005

Student Affairs Flyer


Student Personnel Association Events

Dear Students,

My name is Diana Barrett and I’m the Vice President of Professional Development for Ohio University’s Student Personnel Association. I’m reaching out with information on our upcoming events.

October is Careers in Student Affairs month, and the Student Personnel Association of Ohio University has planned a week full of social media engagement as well as a highly recognized campus speaker! “Belonging and Creating an Inclusive Campus Culture” with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is our large speaking engagement at 6pm in Baker 240/242. He will be sharing his own experience and research on student access and achievement, equity and diversity, and student learning and development. (See flyer above.)

#SAweek15 will be October 12th-16th, and the social media engagement plan is as follows:

  • Monday, October 12th: Mentoring Monday- Give a shout out to someone who mentors you or someone that you mentor.
  • Tuesday, October 13th: Pie-A-Pro will be going on from 11am-1pm outside of the 4th floor of Baker. Share a photo at pie a pro, using #pieapro, and be entered to win a gift card!
  • Wednesday, October 14th: #WhySAWednesday– Share why you decided (or are considering) to go into Student Affairs.
  • Thursday, October 15th: Thank a Pro Thursday- Thank a Student Affairs professional and let them know their work is valued!
  • Friday, October 16th: Final Thought Friday– Share advice to students interested in Student Affairs or what you believe is important about the Student Affairs profession.

If there are any questions regarding these events or how to get involved, please contact Diana Barrett at Please share these opportunities with your students, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday at our event with Dr. Strayhorn!



Tested Screening


Congratulations Patton College Student AmBassadorspattonstudentambassadors

Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST)

Living and STUDENT TEACHING for an extended period in a foreign country will help you broaden your outlook on the world, develop a greater appreciation of other cultures, and increase your level of self-confidence and self-awareness. Be a more effective educator by becoming open and flexible to different perspectives and ways of being in the world. Experience cultural immersion without needing prior fluency in a foreign language.

Please download the Brochure for the 2016-2017 program here.



KDP is a professional organization for the top 20% of educators. It is open to ALL education majors sophomores and above. The group is dedicated to the professional development and scholarly achievement of its members, as well as to its outreach in the community.

Opportunities include leadership, service within the local schools and community and professional development. Best of all it is a great way to meet other education majors and have fun!

Requirements for membership:

Sophomores and juniors with a 3.5 or higher G.P.A And Seniors with 3.2 or higher G.P.A.

For more information email us at


WHEN:  Every other Tuesday at 7 PM 


WHAT: SCEC on the Ohio University campus is a student directed organization that supports the mission and beliefs of the national Council for Exceptional Children.  SCEC supports there mission by:

  • addressing special education issues
  • supporting students and families in the greater Athens area
  • attending conventions 
  • conducting fundraising projects, and
  • participating in community service projects throughout the academic school year.    


  • Networking
  • CEC's job bank
  • Receive journals and news letters on the latest ideas and solutions to everyday classroom problems
  • and MORE


  • $20/year
  • enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate at Ohio University
  • 15 hours of fundraising and community service

For more information contact us at:

The Student Personnel Association

The Student Personnel Association or “SPA" is comprised of graduate students in the College Student Personnel (CSP) and Higher Education & Administration programs. We provide emerging student affairs professionals with social, professional, and academic opportunities related to the field of Student Affairs.

Meetings are Thursdays from 10-11:00 a.m. in Baker University Center room 230

Contact Ally Hays at with any questions or for more information.

Instructional Technology Scholars Association (ITSA)

President: Tracy Robinson,

Treasurer: Filipo Lubua,

Advisor: Dr. David Moore,

Mission: We encourage all graduate and undergraduate students and faculty to participate in ITSA. Moreover, we’d like to assist students in looking for useful resources and related information regarding current issues in extent with computer science and simulation, multimedia, instructional design theory, and e-learning e.g. for conferences, paper presentations, faculty research projects, and publications, etc.

Description: The Instructional Technology Scholars Association at Ohio University was established to promote a sense of community and intellectual exchange among students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in Instructional Technology. We are encouraging and assisting the academic growth of the graduate students in the Instructional Technology program in Department of Education Studies in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services.


Student Early Childhood Organization

WHEN: Every other Tuesday (starting Sept. 2nd) @ 9PM


WHAT: Volunteer and work with the children of the Athens community

  • Elementary Schools (math night, carnivals, school plays, etc.)
  • Athens Community Center (Halloween Party, childcare, etc.)
  • Community Festivals (Indian Mound Festival)
  • Children’s Museum of Discovery
  • Kennedy Museum of Art (Family Day, Siblings Weekend Festivities)

Show up at a meeting or contact Hannah Johnson at for more information!

Ohio Student Education Association

Come Join the Ohio Student Education Association! Are you interested in discounted books, insurance, and cell phone plans? What about having a veteran teacher mentor you now through your first year of teaching? Then come learn more about the Ohio Student Education Association! There will be a meeting on Tuesday October 13th from 6:30-7:30 in Room 303 in the Research and Technology Building. For more information contact Kathy Haskell at the Office of Clinical Experiences (052B Lindley Hall) or email her at


Employment Opportunities

Work Study Positions Available for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The department of Educational Studies has three work study positions available for the 2015-16 academic year. Students who qualify and/or are eligible for the Federal Work Study program and are interested can request the Educational Studies department as their work site through their personal financial aid work study site. If you have any questions you can contact Melinda Smith at



Melinda Smith
Administrative Specialist
Department of Educational Studies
Ohio University
Patton College of Education
Athens, OH 45701

(740) 593-4423 phone/voice
(740) 593-0477 fax

Kids on Campus Opportunity


*For more info or for a PDF of the application packet, contact

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting an online information session on Monday, October 19 at 8pm to discuss careers in community organizing with OU students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. RSVP at

DART hires and trains organizers to lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including:

  • Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Fighting for immigrants' rights
  • Expanding access to primary health and dental care
  • Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
  • Reining in predatory lending practices

Positions start January 11, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, FL.

Positions start August 15, 2016 in Charleston, SC, St. Petersburg, FL and Lexington, KY.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance based raises.

Fluent speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at or (202) 841-0353.