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November 2007

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Panel Discussion: Gay-Straight Alliance Movement

The panel discussion: Present at the Creation: Personal Reflections on the Birth of the Gay-Straight Alliance Movement, will take place on Monday, November 19, 2007 from 6:30 – 8:30pm, at the Wheelock College Brookline Campus.

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October 2007

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Tutu to Speak at Youth Symposium

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be in Boston on October 29 as the keynote speaker for a youth symposium hosted and organized by Wheelock College. Three hundred and fifty students from Boston middle and high schools are expected to attend “Bridges to Hope and Understanding: Exploring Truth and Reconciliation: A Conversation with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and The Youth of Boston.”

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Campus Center

Wheelock College proudly announces construction of a new Campus Center and Student Residence. On Thursday, October 11, a groundbreaking reception will be held at 4:30 p.m.

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September 2007

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Stonewall LLI Fall Semester Begins

On September 25, 2007, Stonewall Communities, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to build community among older LGBT people, launches the second semester of the nation’s first lifelong learning institute designed for and by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults ages 50 and over, at Wheelock College.

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Wheelock College Joins Jumpstart’s Read For The Record

Jumpstart Boston at Wheelock College celebrates Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign to engage hundreds of thousands of children and adults in breaking the world record for the most children reading the same book on the same day.

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2007-08 Visiting Scholar Series Begins

Wheelock College is pleased to announce the start of the 2007-2008 International Visiting Scholar series.

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New Wheelock Centers Announced

Wheelock College has announced the launch of two new Centers this fall - the Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (CIL) and the Center for Scholarship and Research (CSR) - that will build on Wheelock’s expertise and leadership in advancing it’s mission to impact the lives of children and families through expanded community partnerships and funded projects that offer opportunities for research and faculty scholarship.

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June 2007

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Bishop Recognized by Wayside Youth & Family

Kathleen Kirk Bishop, the dean of the School of Social Work and Family Studies, was awarded the President’s Community Award by the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network at its 30th Anniversary celebration.

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May 2007

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Victoria Rowell Book Signing

Victoria Rowell will be at Wheelock College on May 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. to unveil her new memoir, The Women Who Raised Me.

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Students Selected for Pearson Teacher Fellowship

Wheelock College students, Emily Coffey, Meghan Wilson, Laura Shea, and Elizabeth Guinnane have just been named among a select group of graduating seniors to become four of just 25 Pearson Teacher Fellows across the United States.

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Physical Education Summit

America’s widening waistline has earned the “land of the free” an undesirable title: Fattest Nation on Earth. As widely reported in the media today, childhood obesity rates have spiked. On May 2, Wheelock College and the Women’s Sports Foundations will host “The Health of Our Children: Physical Education Summit,” to combat the problem and ensure a healthier future for today’s children.

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2007 Commencement

The Reverend Gloria White-Hammond, M.D. will give Wheelock’s 119th Commencement Address on Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. In addition to White-Hammond, Wheelock will confer the honorary degree Doctor of Education upon Hildred Simons ‘75MS and Hanley Denning ‘96MS (posthumously).

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April 2007

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Violence Transformed Exhibit

Wheelock College will co-sponsor the “Violence Transformed” exhibition that will be held April 23-27 at the Massachusetts State House. Select pieces from the photograph and digital art show, “Life Worth Remembering: Images from Four Street Memorials,” which originated at Wheelock, will be included.

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Wheelock College Wins Carter Partnership

Wheelock College, along with three other Boston higher education institutions, has won the prestigious Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration as part of a collaboration with Jumpstart’s Roxbury School Readiness for All Initiative.

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March 2007

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Dr. James Comer Discusses Promising Practices

Dr. James P. Comer, M.D., M.P.H., of the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center, will present “Promising Practices: What works and why?” on March 21 as part of the Wheelock College Policy Talks series on preventing the achievement gap.

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Historian Raymond Arsenault Shares Freedom Riders Research

On March 14, Historian Raymond Arsenault will share research from his new book, Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, as part of the Wheelock College Humanities Department Distinguished Lectureship Series.

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Field Hockey Earns NFHCA DIII National Academic Team Award

Nine Wheelock field hockey student-athletes were named to the 2006 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Squad as the Wildcats also qualified for the NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award.

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New Tenured Faculty Announced

The Wheelock College Board of Trustees has approved the promotion and tenure of five Wheelock faculty: Dr. Detris Adelabu, assistant professor of Human Development for the School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Nina Aronoff, assistant professor of Social Work for the School of Social Work and Family Studies; Dr. Ellen Faszewski, assistant professor of Biology for the School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Ellie Friedland, assistant professor of Education for the School of Education and Child Life; and Dr. Lee Whitfiled, assistant professor of History for the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Social Work Programs Reaffirmed

Wheelock College Board of Trustees President Robert Lincoln, President Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Vice President for Academic Affairs Suzanne H. Pasch, Dean Kathleen Kirk Bishop and the Social Work Faculty are pleased to announce the reaffirmation of the accreditation for the Bachelor (BSW) and Master's (MSW) programs in Social Work by the Commission on Accreditation, Council on Social Work Education until the year 2015.

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Stonewall Communities LLI Open House

An informational open house will be held on Thursday, March 1 for Stonewall Communities Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Wheelock College, the nation’s first lifelong learning institute designed for and by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender adults ages 50 and up. The open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hawes Street campus.

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February 2007

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In Search of the Black Panther Party

Jama Lazerow, professor of History at Wheelock College, and Yohuru Williams, an associate professor of History and director of Black Studies at Fairfield University, will read selections from their new book, In Search of the Black Panther Party, and autograph copies on February 20, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Living Room of the Hawes Street campus.

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Tiziana Filippini Visits Wheelock

Tiziana Filippini, Director of Documentation, Research and Professional Development for the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy will come to Wheelock as part of its International Visiting Scholar program from February 12-23.

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Jumpstart Collaboration Selected as Carter Award Finalist

A Northeastern University, Wheelock College, Suffolk University collaborative in partnership with Jumpstart’s Roxbury School Readiness for All Initiative, is one of three Massachusetts institutions chosen as a finalist for the state’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration. Jumpstart enlists and trains college students to be mentors to local preschoolers from low-income communities.

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Wheelock College is hosting “Bring a Girl to the Game Day,” on February 4 to commemorate the National Girls and Women in Sports Day - recognized nationally on February 7.

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January 2007

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Celebrating the Life of Hanley Denning

Hanley Denning (’96 MS), our beloved friend and alum, was killed in a car accident on Thursday, January 18 in Guatemala City. Join the Wheelock community as we come together to celebrate her life on Tuesday, January 30, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wheelock Family Theater. A reception will follow in the Alumni Room.

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BAEYC Action Agenda

Jackie Jenkins-Scott, president of Wheelock College, was the keynote speaker for the BAEYC Conference for Directors and Administrators on January 26, 2007. Jenkins-Scott encouraged attendees to declare that they are leaders in keeping with the event’s theme, “Community Building in Early Childhood.” She acknowledged the progress made in Massachusetts and the fact that there is much more to do.

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Executive Director and Visiting Scholar Announced for the Wheelock CIELI

Wheelock College’s Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation has named Dr. David A. Fedo as the Executive Director and Visiting Scholar for its Singapore branch effective June 15, 2007.

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Betty DeGeneres Celebrates Families at Wheelock Half-Year Celebration

Betty DeGeneres, the mother of Emmy Award-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, will join us for a new Wheelock College tradition, “Celebrating Families: Half-Year Program,” on January 16.

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Students Travel to New Orleans to Aid Katrina Victims

Ten undergraduate students from Wheelock College that will travel to New Orleans on January 9, 2006 to aid in the rebuilding efforts and meet alum affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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