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Education assistant professor
receives learning disabilities award
Dr. Joyce Ann Rademacher, an assis-
tant professor in the UNT College of Edu-
cation, has received the Council for
Learning Disabilities' 1994 award for out-
standing research in learning disabilities.
Rademacher was honored during the
council's seventh Distinguished Lecture
Series in November in San Diego. The lec-
ture was part of the 16th International
Conference on Learning Disabilities,
"Research and Methods: Partners in
The annual, national competitive
award is presented for outstanding manu-
script-length papers on learning disabili-
ties, based on doctoral dissertations com-
pleted within the last five years.
Rademacher, a UNT faculty member
since fall 1992, completed her doctoral
studies last year at the University of
Kansas with a major concentration in
In her dissertation Rademacher devel-
oped an assessment routine for general
education teachers to use with special edu-
cation students. The routine shows teachers
how to plan assignments based on certain
characteristics of the students and then to
explain and evaluate the assignments in the
While at the University of Kansas, she
worked as a research assistant on various
projects at the university's Institute for
Research in Learning Disabilities.
She has worked as a special education
classroom teacher for students with mental
retardation and learning disabilities. She
also worked as an educational therapist in a
hospital program for students with severe
emotional disorders and has taught regular
education students at the elementary level.
Before joining UNT, she was an ele-
mentary school principal. Rademacher
holds memberships in the Texas Associa-
tion for Supervision and Curriculum
Development, Council for Exceptional
Children, Council for Learning Disabilities,
Vol. 44, No. 4,
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Galbreath, Dorothy Gentry, Cathy Hough, Nancy Kent, Deborah Leliaert, Meka Money,
Meredith Murphy, Kay Selby, Deanna Smith, Peggy Spencer, Betty Tomboulian
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ON THE COVER: UNT surpassed the needed 17,000 average attendance at the home football games
this season to secure Division I-A status. Attendance at home games averaged 19,517 with the following
breakdown: Abilene Christian, 17,564; Montana, 20,730; McNeese State (Homecoming), 20,733; and
Sam Houston State, 19,041.
Correction: In the September "Friends We'll Miss" section, the name of Mary Herod Turner ('37) was
Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa and Texas
Association of College Teachers.
Rademacher earned a bachelor's
degree from the University of Houston and
a master's degree from the University of
Nebraska at Omaha.
The Council for Learning Disabilities
is based in Overland Park, Kan., and is the
only national organization dedicated solely
to professionals working with the learning
- Dorothy Gentry
Two College of Education
professors write paper of the year
Two professors in the department of
technology and cognition have received
the outstanding paper of the year award
from the National Association of Gifted
Dr. William Brookshire, associate pro-
fessor, and Dr. Michael Sayler, assistant
professor, accepted the honor at the associ-
ation's annual convention Nov. 12 in Salt
Lake City. The award recognizes the out-
standing paper in the field of educating
gifted and talented students.
The association publishes the journal,
Gifted Child Quarterly. Brookshire and
Sayler's paper, "Social, emotional, and
behavioral adjustment of accelerated stu-
dents, students in gifted classes, and regu-
lar students in eighth grade," was pub-
lished in last year's journal.
Brookshire has been a UNT faculty
member since 1970. He received a bache-
lor's degree from the University of Texas
and master's and doctoral degrees from the
University of Northern Colorado.
Sayler has been a UNT faculty mem-
ber since 1990. He earned a bachelor's
degree from St. John's University and
master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue
- Dorothy Gentry
Engineering technology department
awarded $121,000 equipment grant
The manufacturing concentration of
the UNT engineering technology depart-
ment received a $121,000 equipment grant
in the form of state-of-the-art computers
and engineering software.
The grant - $109,000 from the
Society of Manufacturing Engineers and
$12,000 matched by the Higher Education
Assistance Fund- is intended to assist
faculty and students in research in manu-
facturing engineering analysis.
The new equipment complements the
software currently used in the department
and also will help the department meet
requirements for accreditation for the
1995-96 school year by allowing students
to learn from the most up-to-date software.
UNT received this grant as a result of
a proposal submitted by Dr. Phil Foster,
associate professor of engineering technol-
ogy, who saw the need to upgrade the
department's current software.
- Cathy Hough
Keitges receives grant from
Fulbright scholarship board
Dr. David J. Keitges, associate direc-
tor of international studies and programs at
UNT, was awarded a Fulbright grant for
his participation in the U.S.-German
International Education Administrators
The J. William Fulbright Foreign
Scholarship Board awards up to 1,000
U.S. Fulbright Scholar grants each year to
faculty and administrators for teaching and
research abroad. The U.S.-German
International Administrators Program
selects up to 25 international education
administrators from U.S. universities and
community colleges for an in-depth pro-
gram on German higher education. A
group of German administrators partici-
pates in a similar program in the United
States to study developments in U.S. high-
Applicants for Fulbright Scholarship
grants are reviewed by a national selection
committee of their peers. Final decisions
are made by Fulbright committees in the
countries proposed for research.
The four-week seminar Keitges
attended in Germany addressed topics
such as the cultural and political issues
involved in international education; the
administrative structure of German institu-
tions; current and future uses of technolo-
gy in German higher education; fiscal
control of German colleges, schools and
universities; reform of eastern German
institutions since reunification; and the
roles of international affairs offices in
Keitges visited 31 sites, including uni-
versities, polytechnics, art schools, gov-
ernment agencies and offices, and the U.S.
Embassy in Bonn. He learned firsthand
about cooperative efforts between German
and other European institutions and how
similar efforts might be conducted
between U.S. and European institutions.
Keitges says that since Texas ranks
last among the 10 largest states in the
United States in the number of students
who study abroad, and since comparative-
ly few German students study in the
United States, there is a need for more stu-
dent exchange links with Central and
Eastern European institutions.
At UNT, Keitges assists academic
departments and faculty in the develop-
ment of study abroad and other interna-
tional education programs. He also assists
in the administration of the international
student and scholar office, the sponsored
student programs office and the Study
Abroad Center. He serves as staff liaison
for the International Education
Keitges is a member of the Asso-
ciation of International Education Admin-
istrators, the Association of Metroplex
International Educators, the National
Association of Foreign Student Affairs
and the Texas Association of International
Education Administrators. He also serves
as the UNT representative to the Council
on International Educational Exchange
and the Institute of International
He received his bachelor's degree
from the University of Notre Dame, his
master's from Seton Hall University and
his doctorate from the University of Texas.
- Cathy Hough
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