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Mothers of the BLM Movement Speak with TCNJ Students

Mothers of the BLM Movement Speak with TCNJ Students

On February 6, 2019, students, faculty and staff packed in Mayo Concert Hall for the Mothers of the Movement town hall discussion. Sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and the Black Student Union, the program featured Gwen Carr and Samaria Rice—the mothers of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, respectively, whose deaths at the hands of law enforcement helped spearhead the Black Lives Matter Movement. Eric Gardner was killed at the age of 43 after Staten Island police officers apprehended him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes. He subsequently died from suffocation when his pleas that he could not breathe were ignored. Tamir Rice was only 12 years old when a Cleveland police officer shot him only two seconds after approaching Tamir and mistaking his toy gun for an actual weapon. During the program, both mothers spoke about how they dealt with the aftermath of their sons’ deaths and continue to fight for reform in the criminal justice system. Throughout the event, connections were made to historical Black activism and how the themes of persistence, coalition-building, political training, self-education and hope remain key elements in ongoing efforts to achieve equality and social justice.

Read more in The Signal.

 

Dr. Kim-Bossard Awarded Field Research Fellowship by the Korea Foundation

Dr. Kim-Bossard Awarded Field Research Fellowship by the Korea Foundation

Dr. MinSoo Kim-Bossard, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, received the 2019 Field Research Fellowship from the Korea Foundation. Dr. Kim-Bossard will be carrying out month-long ethnographic interviews with Filipina immigrant mothers in South Korea to learn about the impact of Filipina immigrant mothers’ knowledge of the English language… Continue Reading

TCNJ Graduate wins 2017 Aletha Wright Award

TCNJ Graduate wins 2017 Aletha Wright Award

Mrs. Ana Berdecía has won the 2017 Aletha R. Wright Award Excellence in Early Care and Education, presented by the New Jersey Early Care and Education Alliance. More information on the award can be found on the NJECE website. Mrs. Berdecía is a graduate of our P-3 and Master’s programs in Early Childhood Education and holds a… Continue Reading

SOM 203 Classes Join the Constitution Day Celebration

SOM 203 Classes Join the Constitution Day Celebration

As is required of all educational institutions receiving federal funding and to enhance our Social Studies and Multicultural Education (SOM 203) courses, three course sections visited  the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. The SOM 203-01, -02, and -03 sections, along with faculty members Drs. Hinitz, Ammentorp, Conte, Prince, and Burroughs, participated in the annual celebration of “Constitution… Continue Reading

Jillian Manzo (’15) Wins NJAECTE Award

Jillian Manzo (’15) Wins NJAECTE Award

Jillian Manzo (Early Childhood Education/History ’15, Phi Kappa Phi ’15) has won the the New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators award: Outstanding Early Childhood Student for 2015. The award was presented to Manzo by Dr. Louise Ammentorp at the Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Panel on Faculty-Student Research Engagement on Wednesday, March 30th. At the Pelson… Continue Reading

ECE Student, Jennifer Liang, Presents at the United Nations

ECE Student, Jennifer Liang, Presents at the United Nations

Jennifer Liang, a senior Early Childhood Education and Psychology Major recently presented at the United Nations as part of the CTUAN Conference. Ms. Liang worked with Dr. Madden through the MUSE program during the summer of 2015 to investigate early childhood environmental education. Dr. Hinitz encouraged Jennifer to submit a proposal to present at CTUAN.… Continue Reading

Math & Science Methods Students Attend 2015 NJEA Convention

Math & Science Methods Students Attend 2015 NJEA Convention

  On November 5th and 6th, education students from Professors Maureen Nosal and Judith Winogron’s Math (MTT 202) and Science (MST 202) Teaching Methods courses (respectively) attended the 2015 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. Most of these students attended as members of the NJ Student Education Association, which allowed them to take advantage of all… Continue Reading

Three TCNJ ELE Students win Doris White Scholarship Award

Three TCNJ ELE Students win Doris White Scholarship Award

  We’re pleased to announce that three of our students (Rachel DiVanno, ELE/iSTEM; Briana Dioses, ECE Urban/WGS; and Mariah Scott, Special Education/Biology) have won The New Jersey Science Teachers Association’s prestigious Doris White Scholarship Award at the NJ Science Convention (October 14-15, 2015). These students distinguished themselves by composing an original science lesson in accordance… Continue Reading

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