News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:01:52 -0400 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:01:52 -0400 1800 Teets Receives R.R. Turner Spirit of the College Award <p>Carson-Newman College honored&nbsp;longtime professor Dr. Sharon Teets during Alumni Awards festivities Thursday, March 29.</p> <p>Teets has worked at Carson-Newman some 30 years beyond what she initially expected. She began in 1980 as director of the College&rsquo;s Child Development Laboratory. She said she thought she would work there for a couple of years and move on to another institution.</p> <p>&ldquo;Having risen through C-N&rsquo;s ranks from her early days in the CDL, joining the School of Education long before it was a School and by demonstrating throughout her tenure how to be a great teacher by being a great teacher, Sharon Teets is Carson-Newman,&rdquo; championed Mark Brown, director of News and Media Relations.</p> <p>Beyond fulfilling her duties as a faculty member and administrator, the professor, along with her husband, Scott, regularly attends evening events to support her students and colleagues as an active member of the Carson-Newman family. The couple chose New York as their destination to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary because several music students had auditioned and were selected for a Carnegie Hall performance.</p> <p>Dr. Kim Hawkins says her colleague&rsquo;s regard for and interest in others is constant. She noted a recent exchange with a commuter student whose car had broken down that morning. &ldquo;She said that she knew Sharon would have helped her so that who she had been trying to find.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hawkins says Teets has assisted her in recent years during the pursuit of a doctorate. &ldquo;Sharon&rsquo;s helped me develop as a faculty member and scholar. She helped me select a topic for my dissertation, read multiple drafts of various chapters, and volunteered to help with data collection. Like the student with the broken down car, I know that Sharon Teets will help me whenever I call.&rdquo;</p> <p>Vice President for Student Affairs Ross Brummett said that Teets &ldquo;embodies a Ministry of Presence&hellip; I have known her on more than one Saturday to be on campus in the morning, in Knoxville in the afternoon, and back on campus at night, all for C-N events.&rdquo;</p> <p>The honor &ldquo;overwhelmed and humbled&rdquo; the woman who, as of this year, has spent half of her life teaching at Carson-Newman.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am filled with gratitude for being able to work in a place that reminds me so very clearly on a daily basis what it means to be Christian,&rdquo; effused Teets. &ldquo;The environments in which we spend our time; the people with whom we interact &ndash; shape us in that that we cannot understand. So, if I, in any way, represent the R.R. Turner Sprit of the College it is because I reflect, I reflect the way I have been treated by students, alums, faculty and staff &ndash; everyone here at Carson-Newman. It is your spirit of love, respect, faith and intellectual curiosity that have nourished and shaped me. My prayer for each of you is that you to will be so nourished.&rdquo;</p> <p><span>Sharon and Scott reside in Jefferson City and are active members of Knoxville&rsquo;s St. James Episcopal Church<span id="_plain_text_marker">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:14:51 -0400 TESL Students Published! <p>Current students Lindsay Marshall and Abby Swanger and 2011 graduate Derek Voiles published a paper entitled "The Use of Promethean/Smart Boards for ESL Instruction" in the TNTESOL newsletter.&nbsp; Click on the link and scroll down to page 13 to read the article.</p> <p><a href="'11.pdf">'11.pdf</a></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:58:53 -0500 Dr. Emma Cody-Mitchell presents paper at TAAT <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Dr. Emma Cody-Mitchell</strong>, Associate Professor of Education, along with <strong>Dr. Sandy Long</strong>, Associate Professor of Education, presented a paper entitled, "iPad Productivity Apps," at the Tennessee Association on Assistive Technology meeting in Murfreesboro December 8-10.&nbsp; This presentation was based on the work Dr. Long and Dr. Cody-Mitchell have completed as a part of a grant to provide training, in collaboration with local P-12 educators, for the use of assistive technology with special needs students.</span></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:30:15 -0500 Dr. Sandy Long presents paper at TRA <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Dr. Sandy Long, </strong>Associate Professor of Education, presented a paper entitled "Using Assistive Technology to Teach Literacy" with graduate student Andrew Bennett at the Tennessee Reading Association meetings in Murfreesboro December 5-7.</span></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:30:34 -0500 Professor Kim Hawkins conducted poster session presentation at TRA <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>Professor Kim Hawkins, </strong>Instructor of Education, along with one of our graduate students, Hannah Hodges Lane, conducted a poster session presentation in Murfreesboro at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Reading Association entitled &ldquo;Retrospective Self-Analysis:&nbsp; A Key Component to Motivating High School Juniors and Improving Writing Scores.&rdquo;</span></span></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:16:52 -0500 Dr. Karen Milligan Contributes Chapter to Book! <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>Dr. Karen Milligan</strong>, Associate Professor of Education, was asked to contribute a chapter, entitled Using Technology to Support Team-Based Learning,&rdquo; in a recently released book published by Stylus Publishers, Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.&nbsp; The book is available at:</span></p> <p><a href=""><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; color: #0000ff;"></span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:21:31 -0500 Dr. P. Mark Taylor presents paper at Baylor Symposium <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>Dr. P. Mark Taylor</strong><strong>, Associate Professor of Education,</strong> presented a paper entitled, &ldquo;Is Wisdom Constructed?&nbsp; We Soon Shall Know:&nbsp; What to Expect of College Students in the Year 2020,&rdquo; at the&nbsp;<strong>2011 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture:&nbsp; Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century, on October 28, 2011, in Waco, Texas.</strong></span></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:37:29 -0500 Dr. Sharon Teets presents paper at TRA <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>Dr. Sharon Teets, </strong>School of<strong> </strong>Education Dean and Professor of Education<strong>,</strong> along with Honors Student Jessica Laws, presented a paper at the Tennessee Reading Association Conference in Murfreesboro, on December 8, 2011, entitled, &ldquo;Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement:&nbsp; Using Books to Accomplish Both!&rdquo;</span></span></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:35:02 -0500