AWARDS AND KUDOS
The history of the School of Education parallels that of the university. The normal (teacher preparation) department, established by law in 1874 as the only mandated university-level department at the inception of the university, was the progenitor of today's School of Education. (Photo courtesy of CU Archives)
School of Education marks 100 years of teacher licensure
The University of Colorado at Boulder's School of Education celebrated 100 years of preparing people to teach during its "Best Should Teach" event Aug. 19. State legislators and other education policymakers and administrators joined CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, Interim Provost Stein Sture, deans, faculty, students and alumni to mark the 100-year anniversary of the enactment of the state's teacher licensure legislation. For more information, see the multimedia release.
Librarians recognized for their contributions
Jina Choi Wakimoto has been awarded the Libraries 2009 Ralph E. Ellsworth Award for Excellence in Librarianship. Wakimoto joined the Libraries' faculty in 2005 as the Faculty Director of the Cataloging Department. The Ralph E. Ellsworth Award, established by the University Libraries in 1990 to honor the former library director, recognizes a library faculty member for outstanding contributions to the library, the university and the library profession, and includes a $1,000 award.
Meredith Rogers Callahan of the Boulder libraries received the Libraries 2009 Martha and Marie Campbell Staff Recognition Award. Callahan was recognized for 36 years of highly dedicated service to the libraries, most recently as webmaster for Chinook. The Campbell Award is named after Marie and Martha Campbell, sisters who joined the libraries staff in 1945 and have remained active volunteers since their retirement. The award is presented annually to a library staff member for outstanding contributions to the libraries and includes a $1,000 prize.