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College of Professional Studies

Gallagher-Lepak & Herdman- Presentation Abstracts Accepted at European Conference

In April of 2015, two faculty members, Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Chair of Nursing, and Dr. Heather Herdman, Assistant Professor of Nursing, will travel to Bern, Switzerland to give three presentations at the 10th Biennial Conference of ACENDIO (Association for Common European Nursing Diagnosis, Interventions, and Outcomes). Dr. Gallagher-Lepak and Dr. Herdman will be conducting one 3-hour workshop and presenting two oral presentations during the conference. The abstracts include “A case-study methodology for use of a NANDA-I clinical decision support e-tool” and “Evidence-based research to guide clinical decision support”.

ACENDIO is an organization which focuses on the development of an internationally recognized language of nursing that reflects the professional practices of nurses across Europe. This common use of nursing terminology will create easier communication between nurses in all countries, and ultimately improve healthcare.

“Visiting Library”, Donation Make a Difference to Casa Alba and Community

Casa Alba, a resource for the local Hispanic community, has been the center for several projects through UW-Green Bay’s Education program. For the past semester, Aurora Cortes’ class has been putting their skills to use by working with parents and their children to improve  communication between both English and Spanish. One student, Emily Hauser, created a “Visiting Library” at Casa Alba through an honors project with Dr. Linda Tabers-Kwak. After this semester, the library will be moving to a new location within the community. In addition, an alumni of the Education program has donated $1,000 in memory of her mother. She would like the money to be used to purchase books for Casa Alba as the resource becomes an even more important asset to the Green Bay Hispanic Community.

Outstanding Students to Receive Chancellor’s Medallions

Three students from the majors within the College of Professional Studies will receive Chancellor’s Medallions during an official ceremony on December 12, 2014. Taa Egli (Education), Florencia Gutierrez (Accounting), and Ella Niehaus (Education), are three of eight recipients of this prestigious award. The Chancellor’s Medallion is awarded to students who have exhibited high levels of leadership and commitment both on and off-campus, and also have maintained a high academic standing. The students who receive the Chancellor’s Medallion will be able to wear it during the commencement ceremony the following day.

Congratulations on your outstanding achievements!

Education Program with Casa Alba Hits Home

Most students in the Education Program are prepared to student-teach at some point in their academic career. However, an opportunity through Aurora Cortes’ new class has given them the opportunity to teach both parents and children at the same time and place. The course “Working and Communicating with Hispanic Parents of Young Children” gives students a glimpse into the power of a parent, by doing activities centered on language and communication that help both the parent and their child communicate in English and Spanish.

This class is being held at Casa Alba, a community center for local Hispanics, and is bridging the gap between the university students and the community in a huge way. Brooke Koltz, a student in the Early Childhood Education program, sums up the experience best: “And so my experience at Casa Alba had begun with very high expectations and hopes for and from me…it would be a long journey, but I already knew it would be a rewarding one.”

 

First Day Casa Alba 2 (2)

 

The group of faculty, students, young children, and parents pose in front of Casa Alba.