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Please mark your calendar for:

The Eighth Annual College of Education
Faculty/Student Research Forum

Friday, April 10, 2015
(9:00am - 1:00pm - Complimentary Lunch provided)
Bost Extension Center Theater & Auditorium

Hosted by College of Education and Vice-President for Research & Economic Development

Keynote Speaker: Lucy Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach,
U.S. Department of Education

You are invited to attend our eighth annual COE Research Forum, which is designed to provide an environment that promotes discussion and fosters collaboration with other colleges on the MSU campus. For those staff, faculty, and students who wish to showcase their research in the Poster Session, tables and tripods/easels will be made available in the Bost North Auditorium.

If you are a faculty member and want to bring your class, please encourage your students to register.

For those who need assistance with their poster equipment, supplies, etc., please contact Kate Teasler at (662) 325-7052 or The Poster Session will follow the Keynote Address and Part II presentation on Rural Outreach at approximately 11:15am and continue through lunch.

Students who want their posters judged must have them set up by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon (April 9) in the Bost North Auditorium. Faculty posters may be set up any time on Thursday afternoon between 1:00 — 5:00 p.m. or Friday morning (April 10) between 8:00 — 9:00 a.m. Awards/cash prizes will be given for the best graduate and undergraduate posters as judged by a panel of COE faculty. The awards will be presented during lunch.

A new writing component for graduate students is being offered this year, which will provide a cash award of $250 to the winner for a five-page summary of their research project (click here for details).

Improving P-12 Rural Education: Bridging the Gap Through Research

9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome David Shaw
Vice President for Research & Economic Development
  Opening Remarks Richard Blackbourn
Dean of Education
  Agenda & Introductions J. Elton Moore
Assoc. Dean for Research
9:10 - 10:00 am Keynote Address
"Bridging the Gap: Quality Education
for All Students"

Lucy Johnson
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach
U.S. Department of Education

10:00 - 10:15 am Break  
10:15 - 11:15 am Rural Outreach: Part II
"Bridging the Gap: The Role of
Higher Education"

Dennis W. Bega
National Director of Regional Operations
U.S. Department of Education

11:15 - 1:00 pm Poster Presentations Bost North Auditorium
12:00 Noon Lunch/Awards Presentation Bost South Auditorium
1:00 pm Adjourn