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December 3, 2013
The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9:00 am. All CN 597 Internship students are required to take this administration of the CPCE. Students must submit a $45.00 cashier's check or money order made payable to CCE on the day of the exam. You will receive a notification of room assignment as the date approaches. Please make sure to check your WIU e-mail account frequently for important updates!
November 20, 2013
The following changes to the CNED degree program have been officially approved:
1. CN 515 Research and Program Evaluation (3) will replace EIS 500 Methods of Research (3) beginning Fall 2014. All CNED students must take CN 515 beginning Fall 2014 if they have not already taken EIS 500. You may take EIS 500 up through Summer 2014. Please meet with your advisor if you need to update your tentative course schedule/degree plan to reflect this change, or to submit a petition.
2. CN 655 Comprehensive Exit Examination (0) must be on all degree plans of students who were admitted for the 2011-2012 academic year or later. It is a co-requisite for CN 597 Internship. Please meet with your advisor if you need to update your tentative course schedule/degree plan to reflect this change, or to submit a petition.
October 31, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you about the passing of Dr. Ed Hamann, CNED Professor Emeritus. Dr. Hamann was on the faculty at WIU for over 20 years and also worked as a marriage and family counselor in private practice. Those who had the privilege of knowing him were touched by his gentle nature and compassion. The counseling profession has lost one of the great ones...he will be missed.
October 25, 2013
Welcome new CNED students! It was a pleasure to have you at the CNED New Student Orientation last night. I hope you had any questions you may have had answered. Please remember that you will not be able to apply for financial aid until all your paperwork is processed. This may take up to the end of this month. You will receive a letter from the School of Graduate Studies once all paperwork is complete. Don't forget to contact your faculty advisor, Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris, so you may develop your Tentative Course Schedule prior to registration. And, please begin using your WIU email account!
September 27, 2013
Advanced registration for Spring 2014 is November 4-6 for Graduate students. Open registration begins November 25 for new and returning students. Please make sure to meet with your faculty advisor to review (and update) your Tentative Course Schedule prior to advanced registration. There will be several changes to the CNED course offerings and rotation schedule. It is very important that you incorporate these changes into your Tentative Course Schedule in order to avoid unnecessary delays in your progress through the program.
July 10, 2013
Requests for overrides for FALL 2013 will be taken from August 1 - August 8, 2013. Please check your WIU email account for a CNED listserv message with directions on how to make such requests.
May 23, 2013
Congratulations, Matthew Beck, GLSEN Respect 2013 Educator of the Year! See Matt's introduction and speech. Matt is a 2008 graduate of the Department of Counselor Education at Western Illinois University - Quad Cities.
April 24, 2013
SPED 310 Exceptional Individual (3 credit hours) is now SPED 210 Exceptional Individual (2 credit hours). Please meet with your advisor if you have any questions.
November 29, 2012
We are pleased to announce that the PACERS Program has received additional support from AT&T to continue their intensive mentoring and academic program. PACERS is a joint effort between Dr. Holly Nikels and her team from the Department of Counselor Education at Western Illinois University, the Rock Island School District, and community mentors. The goal of PACERS is help reduce the achievement gap by helping students find personal, social, and academic success throughout their entire High School career. We are very grateful to AT&T for their ongoing support of the PACERS Program.
Thanks to AT&T, Rock Island High School PACERS (Positive Achievement and Creativity Equals Righteous Success)- an intensive mentoring, academic, and volunteer-based program developed through school and community efforts and Western Illinois University- will benefit from a nearly $375,000 infusion to help at-risk ninth-grade students in the Rock Island School District. PACERS will receive the funds as part of a $48 million competitive grant process through AT&T's signature initiative Aspire, which addresses high school success and workforce readiness.
Dr. Holly Nikels authored the grant and is the coordinator for the program. PACERS was started to help at-risk freshman at Rock Island High School and has operated for four years through the volunteer efforts of a small group of individuals from the Rock Island community, RIHS, and WIU. "I am proud to say that every one of those students who started with PACERS can be accounted for today as having completed their high school education in some way. Some graduated from RIHS or other schools, some went on to Job Corps, and some obtained their GED certificates; they all succeeded."
The funding allows for the purchase of school supplies for each student, the addition of ten paid mentors to work with twenty students weekly at the high school, transportation to and from monthly community service projects, school/work site visits, and leadership training opportunities. It will also pay for two WIU graduate assistants, who are school counselors in training, and will work at RIHS for the next four years. Congratulations Dr. Nikels and Rock Island High School!
Change of Address
ECOM / WIU E-mail Account
This is the email account that ends in wiu.edu. All WIU students have an ECOM e-mail available to them – but it must be activated by the student. Please follow the instructions on the GUAVA website to activate your account (Email Options - Guava Activation).
Your WIU e-mail account is the only way Western Illinois University and the Department of Counselor Education will contact you when communicating by e-mail. No personal e-mail accounts will be recognized. Thank you!