November 2020 McKay Matters

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2019–2020 McKay School Theme

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”
—Moses 7:18


 

Message From the Dean's Office

"I didn’t realize how much I would miss seeing all of you. Today I went down our online directory, stopped at each of your names, and pictured your face." In the midst of a long year and an unusual semester, assistant to the dean Jeanna Nichols took some time to remember the things she's most grateful for.

Faculty Accomplishments

Check out the latest publications from McKay School faculty:

Buckley, T. J., Jackson, A. P., Ward, C. J., Caldarella, P., & Cutrer-Párraga, E. A. (2020). Academic persistence among Native American high school students: A qualitative case study. Education, 141(1), 31-45.


Martin, M. T.*, & Kimmons, R. (2020). Faculty members' lived experiences with open educational resources. Open Praxis, 12(1), 131-144.

We only received these two items this month. Be sure to check out our November Giveaway and have your work included in next month's newsletter!


 

Happenings

This Thursday, attend Professor Hegstrom's Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture! Hegstrom will describe what early women writers from Spain and Portugal had to say about learning and how it relates to problems we face today as we strive to educate women and men.

This Thursday, attend Professor Hegstrom's Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture! Hegstrom will describe what early women writers from Spain and Portugal had to say about learning and how it relates to problems we face today as we strive to educate women and men.

The Peery Film Series is back! Check out their website to see specific dates and films. The McKay School is sponsoring one of the November films on poverty, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Consider having your students watch the movie (which is also available on Netflix) either as an assignment or extra credit. Contact Cindy Glad if you would like to extend the movie over Thanksgiving break or if you are interested in holding any additional events. There will be a discussion of the film on Wednesday, December 2, with Todd Manwaring, founder of the Ballard Center. Happy watching!


Nancy Peery-Marriott Winner

 

"He’s mentoring a large number of students, but his mentoring is very solid and very personal and has made a big impact in the lives of our master’s and doctoral students.” Watch the video about this year's excellent mentor, Randy Davies (IP&T).

 

Employee Spotlight

She's a BYU alumna, has successfully graduated college debt-free, loves green chile chicken enchiladas, and has great Halloween costumes. Meet this month's employee spotlight and a recent addition to the Dean's Office, Nicole Stober.


Giveaway Winners

Congrats to Michele Price (EdLF) and Heather Leary (IP&T) for their puzzling skills! They're feasting on Trader Joe's pumpkin goodies.


November Giveaway

For a chance to win some holiday scented cheer, send your submission to mckayprteam@byu.edu.

Faculty: Send us your latest publication, presentation, or award to include in next month's "Faculty Accomplishments."

Staff: Submit the name of your favorite children's book to include in our upcoming Book Madness campaign to celebrate Children's Book Week (all the fun of March Madness, but less dribbling and more page-turning).


Calendar

November 3 | Devotional: Jamie Jensen, Associate Professor in the College of Life Sciences
November 5 | Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture
November 9–15 | Children's Book Week.
November 10 | Devotional: Elder Quentin L. Cook
November 17 | Forum: Ziauddin Yousafzai, Education Activist and Father of Nobel Prize winner, Malala Youosafzai
November 24 | Friday Instruction
November 25—27 | No Class, Thanksgiving Holiday
See the Full Calendar