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Mixed Race girl on floor with a computerEDL Outstanding Master’s Project Winner: Adam Bell

The EDL faculty has selected Technological Learning in a Language Arts Classroom: Defining and Understanding How Students Use Google Chromebooks by Adam Bell.

Mr. Bell’s research investigates students’ use of the technologies, technical skill, and perceptions of the educational value of a novel approach to teaching in which one-on-one tablet laptop technologies had been used as a substantial component of the high school course for the six months prior to the study.  Read More.

Leadership Lived Story

Tami Wacker, Human Services graduate student

Tami Wacker makes sure seniors get the care they need.  As an advocate, the graduate Human Services major assists residents in long term care facilities in 16 counties.  Read More.


The Department of Human Services is pleased to announce the Sigma Phi Omega inductees.

The Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society’s annual meeting and induction of new members was conducted on October 25, 2013 on the UIS campus.  Mary Killough, Illinois Department on Aging Deputy Director, was the evening speaker.

Sigma Phi Omega photo

Sigma Phi Omega Inductees

This year’s inductees are:

              • Tami Wacker
              • Lisa Ann Marie Partipilo
              • Teri L. Fickes
              • Robert C. Gilstrap
              • Mindy L. Peterson-Lindsay