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College of Education looks at its history Feb. 26
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Current and retired faculty and staff of the University
of Iowa College of Education and a former dean of the College of Liberal Arts
will discuss the College of Education's 150-year history during a symposium
Wednesday, Feb. 26 as part of the UI's sesquicentennial celebration.
"Highlights and Stories About Our College" features a panel discussion
beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Jones Commons (Room N300) of the Lindquist Center.
The colloquium is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served
at 3 p.m.
Panelists include Dewey Stuit, who served as dean of the College of Liberal
Arts from 1949 to 1977; John Haefner, professor emeritus, social studies education;
Judy Hendershot, director, Educational Placement Office; Scott McNabb, associate
professor, Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies; Robert Engel,
associate professor, Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies.
Discussion topics include the longstanding relationship between the College
of Education and the College of Liberal Arts.
The College of Education traces its roots back to the founding of the university.
Teacher training, the forerunner of the College, was the only academic program
specifically mentioned in the Feb. 25, 1847 statute that created the University
The UI became the first educational institution in the country to establish
teacher training as a college-level program by creating the first chaired
professorship in the field in 1873.
The UI is celebrating its sesquicentennial this month with a series of activities.