The Student Advisory Council (SAC) is made up of undergraduates representing the various majors within the School of Education, Health and Society. Members serve as a liaison between the student body and the administration, providing the dean with student perspectives on current university issues and concerns. Members coordinate annual events such as the "Exploring International Experiences" program and also serve as ambassadors to the division during recruitment activities. Meetings are conducted monthly throughout the academic year. SAC members are selected from students nominated by faculty and staff.
2012-2013 Student Organizations
MU Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MUCTM)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Suzanne R. Harper (email@example.com) MUCTM is an organization which exists solely for the purpose of bettering mathematics education. Its members meet and discuss the current trends and future of their field. MUCTM holds monthly meetings at which a guest speaker gives a presentation on an aspect of teaching mathematics. MUCTM also sponsors and participates in several events throughout the year. Membership in MUCTM includes student membership to OCTM (Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and student e-membership to NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). Check out our website at: www.muctm.org/
MU- National Science Teachers Association (MU-NSTA)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ann Haley MacKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MU-NSTA is an organization that provides professional development opportunities for those students interested in becoming science teachers at all levels or those interested in being science educators. Members are dedicated education students and teachers who focus on current trends in science education and meet to discuss issues, share innovative lesson and teaching ideas, research findings as well as to engage in service projects devoted to science education issues. Monthly meetings are held to encourage dialogue with other members and to build collegiality.
National Council of Teachers of English – Student Affiliate of Miami (NCTE-SAM)
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Tom Romano (email@example.com)
NCTE-SAM (The National Council of Teacher of English – Student Affiliate of Miami) was founded in 1995. Students studying to be an English/language arts teacher in any program in EHS are eligible for membership in NCTE-SAM. The group holds regular meetings to learn about teaching of English/language arts.
Miami Council for the Social Studies
Co-Faculty Advisors: Dr. Thomas Misco (firstname.lastname@example.org); Dr. James Shiveley (email@example.com)
The purpose of the council is to provide a forum for pre-service social studies educators to discuss and learn more about issues related to this subject. Guest speakers and designated topics of discussion pertaining to social studies comprise the meeting's agenda.
MU Ambassadors for Children
Co-Faculty Advisors: Dr. Karen Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org); Martha Castaneda (email@example.com)
Ambassadors for Children is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that provides meaningful travel experiences with global volunteer opportunities to help children in need around the world. Miami University AFC Chapter is the first chapter in the U.S. It was begun as a student organization in 2006. Miami University students coordinate all activities of the local chapter for international and local projects. For more information, Google on the M.U. site Ambassadors for Children to check for the Miami University chapter information and use The HUB.
Miami University Foreign Language Association (MUFLA)
Advisor: Dr. Martha Castaneda (firstname.lastname@example.org) MUFLA is an organization that seeks to promote foreign language education, to make networking opportunities available to students interested in the teaching of foreign languages, and to establish professional ties. MUFLA holds monthly meetings that provide: expertise relating to the teaching of foreign languages by guest speakers, opportunities to discuss issues and trends in foreign language education, and the sharing of opportunities available of further professional development of members.
Miami Student Education Association (MSEA)
Faculty Advisor: Kim Wachenheim (email@example.com) MSEA is a pre-professional organization of undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in education. As a member, students are also a part of the larger Ohio Educational Association. MSEA members are a part of the National Education Association. Monthly meeting are held to encourage dialogue with other professionals and to discuss current issues in education. Students from all licensure areas are welcome to membership.
Kappa Delta Pi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org); Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Society is a community of scholars pledged to worthy ideas. Students from all licensure areas are welcome to membership
Family Studies and Social Work:
FSWSO: Family Studies and Social Work Student Organization
Co-Faculty Advisors: Dr. Elise Radina (email@example.com); Dr. Lindsey Houlihan (firstname.lastname@example.org); Dr. Carolyn Slotten (email@example.com) FSWSO is open to all Miami students interested in increasing their knowledge of and experience with the fields of Family Studies and Social Work. Being an active member includes regular attendance of monthly meetings and participation in campus and community events, programs, and activities.
Educational Psychology Department:
Comparative Education Club (CEC) Faculty Advisor: Dr. Aimin Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) The CEC is primarily designed for the EDP Chinese Master Degree Cohort; however, both graduate and undergraduate students from any department are welcome to join the club and to participate in its activities. Goals of the club are to increase cultural awareness and diversity within the Miami University community. Members will be provided opportunities to further their educational knowledge and experiences through activities such as seminars, guest speakers, group discussions and attending conferences.
Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) Faculty Advisor: Jane Bogan (email@example.com) The SCEC is part of the Council for Exceptional Children's student division. SCEC provides professional development and leadership opportunities for pre-service special educators and provides services to individuals with exceptional learning needs in the community. Monthly meetings provide opportunities for interaction with fellow students and leaders in special education from the faculty and surrounding communities. Service projects will help involve students with individuals and groups in the surrounding area.
Best Buddies Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kathy McMahon-Klosterman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ashley Johnson (email@example.com) The mission of Best Buddies, a non-profit international organization founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships. Miami’s chapter has about 75 members and received an “exceptional chapter” award in 2008.
Kinesiology and Health:
Dance Theatre Faculty Advisor: Lana Kay Rosenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org http://email@example.com) A part of the Miami University art scene since 1933, Dance Theatre, is an eclectic dance company. In a major concert held each semester in Hall Auditorium, the company showcases boldly innovative and diverse choreography, utilizing the talents of guest artists, faculty, and students. Through its Dance Repertory Group, Dance Theatre has had a strong outreach program in underserved elementary schools in Butler County in the past. Visit the Dance Theatre website at: www.muohio.edu/dancetheatre http://www.muohio.edu/dancetheatre
Miami Swing Syndicate Faculty Advisor: Lana Kay Rosenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) Miami Swing Syndicate is a student organization at MU dedicated to learning and teaching the dances of the '20s, '30s, and '40s! With weekly lessons and several big dances each semester, Swing Syndicate will help you get your fix of East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and more.
Miami University Student Athletic Trainers’ Association (MUSATA) Staff Advisor: Jennifer Beardslee (email@example.com ) MUSATA is a student-run organization created to maintain an environment which will sustain professional development, fellowship, skill development, and promotion of the Athletic Training Profession. Educational in-services are usually held once to twice a month. To become a member, one must attend all monthly meetings and be current with their dues. Dues are used for speaker gifts, educational models and programs, partial cost of attending professional meetings, and a other activities related to our athletic training program.
Miami University Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Advisor: Nancy Parkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)The purpose of this organization is to foster the professional, educational goals and interests in the fields of nutrition, food service management, and dietetics. The organization will pursue these objectives in affiliation with the Ohio and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This affiliation provides assistance in preparing programs and furthers our purpose. All students enrolled at Miami University, who have an interest in food and nutrition can join and become active members.
Phi Epsilon Kappa Faculty Advisor: Dr. Valeria Freysinger (email@example.com) Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity serving students in sport, recreation exercise science, kinesiology, health promotion, sport medicine and athletic training. The Miami Alpha Iota chapter is housed in the KNH Department and open to any student of any major who is interested in sport, health, and/or exercise or fitness related careers or graduate programs. Some of the events and activities planned and sponsored by Phi E K are a guest speakers series with MU alums and others working in KNH-related careers; a workshop on applying to Graduate School; a KNH Career & Internship Fair; trips to academic and professional conferences/meetings; and a major philanthropic event. If you would like more information regarding Phi Epsilon Kappa, please contact them at http://www2.truman.edu/pek/ or contact Dr. Freysinger.
Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy Club Co-Faculty Advisors: Dr. Helaine Alessio (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Bill Berg (email@example.com) This organization (PPOT) has been organized for and by students for over 15 years. It provides students of all majors with information about career opportunities and schools in Physical and Occupational Therapy. Monthly meetings include invited speakers from local OT and PT programs and field trips to visit OT and PT schools and clinics.