Category Archives: Education

UVM Is: David Carlson Creates a Sense of Community for Student Veterans

Connecting with military veterans on campus is the best part of David Carlson’s day. As coordinator of UVM Student Veteran Services, Carlson helps military vets make a smooth transition to the University and adjust to college life. Carlson, a UVM alumnus and military veteran, knows all too well what it’s like to go from the military […]

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How Do Employers View Online Degrees and Qualifications?

By Kate Whitney   A quick google search suggests that the stigma once associated with online learning or online degrees is long gone—a thing of the past. Whereas 15 years ago, the University of Phoenix was the recognized, and perhaps unfairly derided name in online education (as well as the implied target of SNL’s 2009 […]

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UVM Is: Justin Garwood Creates Gun Violence Prevention Course with a Focus on Mental Health, Positive Relationships

How can schools prevent and respond to gun violence? UVM Assistant Professor Justin Garwood, Ph.D., designed a course to address the crisis of school-based gun violence, which has escalated in the United States over the past 20 years. The course, “Preventing and Responding to School Shootings,” covers historical perspectives on school safety and theories on […]

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Cooking with Intention and Mindfulness at the John Dewey Kitchen Institute

Marcela Lahaie is figuring out how to teach her young preschool students about using their senses and being present. Since completing the UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute last summer, she’s been finding ways to encourage “learning by doing” in her pre-K classroom. She recently cooked apple sauce with a group of children. The process not […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont, Part 2

Several years ago, when my son was in kindergarten, he came home with an art project that was a thankful turkey. In each feather, he listed what he was thankful for and of course, being a six-year child, he wrote in comments such as ‘I’m thankful for my family, dog, monster trucks, and videos.’ I […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont

How often do you pause and think about something that you are grateful for? Paying attention to how you feel, especially things that you are grateful for can put a positive spin on your day and lead to better mental health. According to a study published on gratitude in the Journal of Personality and Social […]

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UVM Is: Patrica Prelock Builds on Her Experience Working with Autistic Children to be a Strong Leader

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D. came to Vermont in the Fall of 1994 without a job. She now sits in the Provost’s office as the Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Vermont. So how does a speech-language pathologist with a focus on the nature and treatment of autism spectrum disorders end up as the […]

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A Retired Nurse Explores and Discovers with UVM’s OLLI Program

-The UVM OLLI Program will travel to Croatia for 10 days in May 2020. Judy Rivers is a lifelong learner who loves to travel. That’s why she’s heading to Croatia for 10 days in May with UVM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses, events, and travel experiences […]

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Meet UVM’s Public Health Advising Team: Vika Pleshakova

By Kate Whitney Vika Pleshakova, M.Ed., has been serving students at the University of Vermont for 16 years. Currently a Senior Enrollment and Retention Advisor, her first role at UVM was one of keeping track of intakes and student inquiries and she gradually moved toward her current role. “I’m a lifelong learner myself,” Pleshakova said. […]

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UVM Is: Paula Tracy Mentors Students to Cultivate Their Strengths

Professor Paula Tracy believes in the power of mentoring students. Since arriving at UVM in January 1985, she has mentored more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as post-doctoral fellows. “When you mentor someone you have a relationship, and you learn their strengths and weaknesses,” says Tracy, who is based in UVM’s […]

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