Fall 2015 Full Semester Midpoint; Last Day to Withdraw
Oct 13 all-day

Fall 2015 Full Semester Midpoint; Last Day to Withdraw
Contact the University Advisement Center at advisement.gsu.edu or the Office of Academic Assistance in your college for details. Visit registrar.gsu.edu/registration/withdrawals for more details.


Enrollment Services Center: 404-413-2600
In-Person: 227 Sparks Hall

Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Finding Research Funding”
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Presentation

Presenter: Kelly P. Stout, Ph.D., Associate Director for Special Research Initiatives, Georgia State University

Dr. Stout provides faculty support in the areas of internal grants, research training related to grant funding sources and grant writing, and administers a number of special research support initiatives out of the URSA office.

For this presentation, she will provide an introduction to the resources available to help Georgia State faculty and staff find funding. Resources that will be covered include:

  • PIVOT funding database, a subscription-based funding resource
  • Introduction of the biweekly e-mail from the University Research Services and Administration with select funding opportunities by discipline

All attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to this session. Dr. Stout will demonstrate the process of using PIVOT at this training.

This presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).

Grades Available to Students for Fall 2015 Mini-Mester I Classes
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

Grades available after 9:00 a.m. in PAWS


Enrollment Services Center: 404-413-2600
In-Person: 227 Sparks Hall

Spring 2016 Study Abroad Program Application deadline
Oct 15 all-day

The College of Education and Human Development will host study abroad trips this spring in China, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands and Norway.

If you’re interested in attending, be sure to submit your application by Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. To submit your application, click here.

Language & Literacy Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken @ 1199 Urban Life Building
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Language & Literacy Initiative

Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy

Distinguished Lecture Series, Fall 2015

Room 1199 — the 11th floor of the Urban Life Building

Thursday, October 15, 2015 — Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken, Oregon Health & Science University  “Language & Literacy Without Moving a Muscle? The Promise of Brain-Computer Interfaces”  1199 Urban Life Building, 1:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 — Dr. David Francis, University of Houston — 1199 Urban Life Building, 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 — Dr. Dorit Aram, Tel Aviv University — 1199 Urban Life Building, 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

To request disability accommodations at these events, please contact Keneé Stephens at 404-413-6344 or kstephens@gsu.edu with your request. Please provide your name and the event name and date when making your request.

Free and open to the public – reception immediately following

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KDP Induction – Fall 2015 @ Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The College of Education and Human Development will hold its Kappa Delta Pi Induction on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium (55 Gilmer St., Atlanta).

For more information about this event, contact Elisa Tate at etate2@gsu.edu.

Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Center Speaker Series @ College of Education and Human Development, room 915
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Researchers will discuss topics related to positive psychology on Monday, Oct.  19, from 1-3 p.m. in room 915 as part of the Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Speaker Series.

The College of Education and Human Development’s Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience is to facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to produce compelling models for understanding and coping with stress that can be applied to real-world settings, such as education, parenting, couples and families, military and sports. The purpose of the speaker series is to provide a series of talks that can catalyze research collaboration and community partnerships. These talks focus on topics that align with our core interest in basic and applied research on stress in a variety of contexts.

For more information, contact Ken Rice at kgr1@gsu.edu.

Dissertation Defense – Kevin Powell @ College of Education and Human Development, room 630
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take me out to the ballgame: Adolescents’ insights about engagement with sports texts in a voluntary sports reading club
by Kevin Powell

Adolescent disengagement in school and school related activities continues to be a national problem (Christenson, Reschly, and Wylie, 2012; Center for Evaluation and Education Polley, 2009). Recent research has shown that allowing choice in what adolescents read in school and in school-related activities strengthens student engagement (Kittle, 2013; Lee, 2011; Miller, 2009). Much of this literature, however, does not adequately explore the potential of sports texts to foster engaged reading by exploring the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and agentic components of engagement (Finn, 2012; Yin & Moore, 2004). In addition, researchers have yet to emphasize adolescent voices via qualitative inquiry to add to the knowledge base of student engagement with sports texts (Ivey & Johnston, 2013; Fredricks, 2004). Therefore, educators, teacher educators, administrators, and policymakers need an understanding or the potential to generate interest in adolescents’ engagement with sports texts.

Framed by Rosenblatt’s (1994) transactional theory of reading and Csikszentmihalyi’s (1990) flow theory, this qualitative case study (Merriam, 2009; Stake, 2005) examined how adolescents engaged with sports texts as they participated in a voluntary sports reading club. The following questions guided the study: (1) What were the indicators of engagement when selected adolescents interacted with sports texts? (2) What contextual factors brought about the features of student engagement when adolescents explored sports texts?

Participants in this study included three adolescent sports enthusiasts, and data collection occurred November-December 2014 during the 2014-2015 school year. Data sources included semi-structured interviews, participant observation during reading club meetings, session observation using audio and video recording, and participant journals. Using an evaluative approach to text analysis that involved assessing, categorizing, and evaluating content (Kuckartz, 2014), I found the participants’ engagement with sports texts was varied based on their thinking, emotions, behavior, and sense or agency communicated in the program. Findings suggest that adolescent sports enthusiasts may benefit from opportunities to use sports texts to show their engagement in semi-structured reading and discussion programs.

Open Forum for Faculty @ CEHD Forum - room 1030
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There will be an Open Forum for faculty on Tuesday, October 20, from 3-4 p.m. in the CEHD Forum (room 1030) to discuss the college’s Underrepresented Faculty Mentoring Model. Members of the committee, Associate Dean Gwen Benson, and Dean Paul Alberto will be available to provide and receive feedback.

Beyond the Mic Music Panel @ Speakers Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Description:
Music Panel including student performances plus a meet a greet networking opportunity with music and entertainment professionals
Admission Information
Free for GSU Students and one guest.
Contact Information:
Name: Samantha Sepulski
Phone: (404) 413 1612
Email: ssepulski@gsu.edu
Location Information:
Speakers Auditorium