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Busy summer for teacher education students
By Lisa Azure, Teacher Education Department Chairperson
3 June 2010

BISMARCK (UTN) - Six students are attending the two-day “Unearthing the History and Culture of ND” workshop in Medora, ND, the second week of June: Jodene Uses Many, Kara Four Bear, Billi Jo Gravseth, Memoree Skinner, Nevada Allen, and Shyanne Schmalz. The workshop is for K-12 educators and is sponsored by the ND Council on the Arts, ND Forest Service, and State Historical Society of ND. They will learn strategies for sharing their heritage through drawings and song. Guest presenters are Monty Yellowbird and Keith Bear, among others.

      Rolenthea Begay is traveling to San Antonio the last week of June and first week of July for induction as president of the Student North Dakota Education Association. As you know, Ro is the first tribal person to hold this position, or any elected position within this organization in North Dakota. The UTTC chapter of SNDEA is the only one at a tribal college in the state, as well.

      Five students will spend two weeks at Yale University in New Haven, CT, in July: Kara Four Bear, Billi Jo Gravseth, Memoree Skinner, Shyanne Schmalz and Nevada Allen. They will participate in a brief internship with Fred Volkmar, M.D., Linda Mayes, M.D., and Celine Saulnier, M.D. at the Yale Child Study Center. The first week, they will observe autism evaluations of infants and three-year olds. During the second week they will attend a week-long conference on autism and developmental disabilities. They will stay in one of the dorms on the Yale campus.

      Congratulations to Kara Four Bear, who was selected to receive one of the first Gipp Fellowships, and to Memoree Skinner, who was elected to TJES school board.


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