Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — For School of Education and Human Performance Students

Greetings from President Sherrick

Dr. Sherrick

Dr. Sherrick shares a message from campus and introduces a new series of academic newsletters to help students and faculty stay connected.

A Message from the Dean

You may be wondering why you are receiving a newsletter from the School of Education and Human Performance. Our focus in this newsletter will be on communicating with you and staying connected. We are such a strong community at AU and now, more than ever, it is important for us to find ways to keep the lines of communication open. We will be using this newsletter to let you know of any new ISBE-licensure information, key dates, and COVID-19 updates as they relate to the university.

The challenges you have experienced this semester will one day be shared with future generations. I have been so impressed with how resilient our faculty, staff, and students in the School of Education and Human Performance have been this semester. But then again, I’m not surprised…this is what it means to be a Spartan. Spartans are hard-working, disciplined, and committed to excellence. The Spartans persevered through tough times in our history. As AU Spartans, I know you will do the same.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any specific questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and want you to know that we are all in this together; #weareoneAU.


Jennifer L. Buckley, EdD
Dean, School of Education and Human Performance

Key Dates

Now–August 22, 2020 Summer Term

May 25, 2020 Memorial Day – No Classes

June 1, 2020 Fall 2020 Student Teacher Conference via Zoom

June 1, 2020 Master of Science in Exercise Science Plus One Program Begins

June 20-August 20, 2020 Comprehensive Exams for EdD Students

July 20-22, 2020 Doctor of Education Writing Retreat via Zoom

What we're reading

"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, recommended by Jessi Scurte, assistant professor of graphic design
Graphic designers are heavily involved in marketing communication strategy; oftentimes their ideas influence tremendous change. Malcolm Gladwell addresses such phenomena, and makes the connection to how epidemics, of all kinds, develop and expand. He weaves together stories and research through artful language; I highly recommend his book.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The university continues to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) updates online. The webpage also includes links to FAQs, additional resources, and CARES Act Reporting information.

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