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Adventures in writing: When elementary students go to college
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Adventures in writing: When elementary students go to college

Western Edge By Erin Huggins Winter 2013 One student loves geckos. Another is an expert on fish. This kind of information leaks out when fourth, fifth, and sixth graders put their imaginations into writing—the kind of knowledge overlooked in other learning environments but absolutely treasured by two college professors giving kids professional writing tools. Adventures … Continue reading

One step backward, two steps forward Counseling professor traces path to partnership with WOU’s Teaching Research Institute
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One step backward, two steps forward Counseling professor traces path to partnership with WOU’s Teaching Research Institute

Western Edge By Erin Huggins Winter 2013 The new treatment used the language of energy and focused on the power of human touch. Rosimery Bergeron, adjunct professor of rehabilitation counseling and a licensed professional counselor (LPC), was immediately hooked. “I am a play therapist. I am also a body psychotherapist. In Brazil, I was used … Continue reading

Crossing Borders: A Saudi Arabian couple recounts their experience at WOU
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Crossing Borders: A Saudi Arabian couple recounts their experience at WOU

Western Edge By Erin Huggins Winter 2013 At age 19, Fatimah Alamatar put on a flowing white dress, styled her hair, picked up her bouquet of red roses and married Mohammed Alshawi. Two weeks later, the newlyweds moved 7,430 miles from Saudi Arabia’s burnt orange desserts to the Willamette Valley’s damp greenery. She didn’t speak … Continue reading