Indiana State to host Counselor Day on Campus

February 26 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University will host its second annual Counselor Day on Campus March 6 as a way of providing vital professional development opportunities for high school counselors throughout the state and beyond. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning in Dede I of the Hulman Memorial Student Union.

The program is being presented by ISU's College of Education in conjunction with the school counseling program and the offices of admissions and student financial aid. The day is free of charge to participants, thanks to financial support from Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc. (ismloans.org).

The primary goal for the day is to provide counselors with the information necessary to better serve their high-school-aged clients, said Rebecca Libler, associate dean of the College of Education and associate professor of educational administration at ISU. "This event addresses the need to offer more continuing education opportunities for counselors and to keep them abreast of changing guidelines and ideas in the areas of financial aid, university admissions processes and other areas pertaining to college preparation."

Counselor sessions will be presented throughout the day and will cover topics such as "Engaging Parents in Education," "Financial Aid Update," "College Admissions and Indiana State University: Moving Ahead," "Implementing House Bill 1347 at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana," "Grant Writing and Public Engagement" and many more. For a complete schedule of the sessions or to register, visit http://coe.indstate.edu/cdoc/.

The keynote speaker for the day is Kathy Stevens, co-author of The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life and director of the training division at the Gurian Institute. Stevens, owner of Rocky Mountain Learning Enterprises, LLC, is a professional trainer and international presenter. She has more than 25 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, focusing on children, youth, families and women's issues.

Stevens earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from Old Dominion University of Norfolk, Va., and her master's in public administration from the University of Colorado. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Educational Leadership, Education Week and Library Journal.

"Gender differences and how they impact learning in schools is a topic of great interest nationally and within the state," said Libler, who said all counselors in attendance will receive a copy of Stevens' book.

Those in attendance at this year's event will automatically earn three free continuing education credits (CRUs). One graduate credit will be offered to participants for a cost of $335 due the day of the workshop, with a completed assignment due at a later date. Participants also will be included in a drawing for an ISU scholarship, which they can present to the high school senior of their choice.

For more information about the day, contact Robin Andrews in ISU's College of Education at (812) 237-2899 or randrews1@isugw.indstate.edu.

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Contacts: Rebecca Libler, associate dean of the College of Education and associate professor of educational administration, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2862 or rlibler@isugw.indstate.edu; or Robin Andrews, College of Education, at (812) 237-2899 or randrews1@isugw.indstate.edu.

Writers: Megan Anderson, student intern, Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3773, and Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or 237-7972 or mgreninger@indstate.edu.

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Indiana State University will host its second annual Counselor Day on Campus March 6 as a way of providing vital professional development opportunities for high school counselors throughout the state and beyond. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning in Dede I of the Hulman Memorial Student Union.

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