Michigan State Professor to Lecture on School Governance
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ken Frank, professor of measurement and quantitative methods at Michigan State University, will speak at noon Friday, April 15, at the University of Arkansas.
The lecture, titled "Balancing Voices: Articles for Effective School Governance," is part of the Department of Education Reform Lecture Series and will take place in Room 343, Graduate Education Building.
Those planning to attend any of the lectures in the series are asked to RSVP on the Department of Education Reform's website before 1 p.m. the Wednesday preceding the lecture.
Frank is the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, which refers to the quantitative study of social context. He studies schools as social organizations and the social embeddedness of natural resource use. The projects he is working on include a study of the effects of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on educational outcomes and how knowledge about climate change diffuses to policymakers and educators.
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Sentients opens today in the Fine Arts Center Gallery and will be on display through Feb. 23. All are invited to attend the opening reception from 5-7 this evening Friday, Jan. 17.
Kendra Ledbetter, a first-year graduate student in the communication sciences and disorders program, has been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship.
The vigil will occur at the end of the annual march and is part of a full day's events. The march starts at 11:15 a.m. in Lot 56 on MLK Boulevard and goes to the Arkansas Union for the vigil.
Kristi Perryman, assistant professor, recently received a research award at the Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference for her work in trauma therapy.