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Kutztown University

College of Education Counseling Professor and Student Society & Share Research at Conference Club Edition

Volume 1, Issue 3 Fall 2017

By Dr. Scott Tracy, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Dr. Scott Tracy, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, and Graduate School Counseling student, Arashi Mesa, recently co-presented their original research titled “Handling Historical Political Tension Through a Classroom Guidance Lesson” at the 2017 Critical Questions in Education Research Symposium in Pittsburgh. The CQER conference focuses on contemporary social issues that affect school systems and communities. Tracy and Mesa discussed how political tension effects children’s well-being and Photo of Arashi Mesa and Dr. Scott Tracy introduced a developmental K-12 lesson plan model that educators can utilize to create a space for developing multicultural learning, respect, and acceptance among school age children with differing political views.

A Bit on Alpha Beta Alpha By Aubree Robitzer Alpha Beta Alpha, an honor and service fraternity, was established nationally in May of 1950. The Rho Chapter at Kutztown University was established in November of 1957 and is the only active chapter of the fraternity. Its moto is “Books, People, Service, Life.” ABA also hosts events thorughout the year including cupcake sales, guest speakers, and a Big Little reveal. The requirements for joining consist of students holding a 2.5 GPA or higher, being enrolled in Library Science major or minor, dues payments, five hours of service, and less than three total absences per year. So, if you love books, people, and service consider joining Alpha Beta Alpha. You’ll meet other like minded students and professionals who will encourage your passions and walk through your college career with you!

The honor society and club newsletter edition highlights all the wonderful work our clubs and honor societies do in the College of Education. We want to show what our student leaders are pursuing and put a spotlight to all their hard work! It is our hope that by highlighting all the different opportunities our honor societies and clubs offer that it will lead students to consider joining those organizations. Clubs and honor societies are great ways to be involved in your campus, local, and educational community. As future professional educators it would be advantageous for students to become involved in different organizational offerings as it provides networking opportunities and social engagement. If you have any questions on how to join any of our organizations reach out to your department’s chair. She should be able to connect you with student leaders or club advisors who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

A Note from the President of ACEI and Vice President of NAEYC By Samantha Wiik

will be held on November 30th. At this meeting we ACEI (Association for Childhood Education will be hosting Denise Wiik, a fourth grade teacher International) just held a clothing fundraiser where from Weisenberg Elementary School, who will be we sold polos and t-shirts with our college’s logo talking about behavior, classroom management, and to help cover costs for our upcoming conference. giving tips and tricks that we can use to have positive pull to hard working been has board executive ACEI’s behavior together more from all of our information on students. the conference that we will be In October, attending in NAEYC held Spring 2018. a trip for our The next ACEI members to the meeting will Crayola Factory be held on in Easton for November 28th Crayola’s teacher at 5:15. At this appreciation meeting we night. On will be hosting this trip Mr. Ken Zellner, members got a retired to experience teacher. He will the full Crayola be speaking effect by about his watching experiences in how crayons the classroom are made, and sharing Photo of NAEYC Students who traveled to the Crayola Factory making their valuable own crayons, resources that future teachers attending a workshop on making crafts with model will find extremely useful in their own future magic and much more. Our members walked away classrooms. with free items from Staples, Highlights Magazine, and


As the Vice President of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), I’d like to share some highlights from our fall semester. We are planning our last meeting of the semester which

received discounts at the Crayola store as well as a gift bag of free items. NAEYC’s executive board is planning many events for the spring. It’s not too late for people to join for the second semester!

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Newsletter 3 clubs and honor societies  
Newsletter 3 clubs and honor societies