School of Professional & Continuing Studies

SPCS Student Week

Join us in celebrating SPCS students during the Spring edition of SPCS Student Week, March 1-5, 2021!

Visit the SPCS Student Week page to see video messages, student shout-outs from faculty and staff, inspiring stories and events that celebrate our students and their determination and drive.

SPCS Student Week
COVID-19 Information & Updates

We continue to update SPCS-specific guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University is now operating in the Enhanced Red stage of our Physical Distancing Framework.

Upcoming Events

Latest Staff & Faculty Updates

Bob Spires
Spires and Datta Host Webinar

Monti Datta, associate professor of political science, and Bob Spires, associate professor of graduate education, hosted a webinar titled “Trust and Civic Engagement Matter: Connections to Human Trafficking in the United States” for the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. Watch the webinar here.

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Erik Klejs Laursen
Laursen Publishes Article with Alums

Erik Laursen, adjunct associate professor of education, has co-authored the article “Teacher Relational Competence and Behavior Management Implementation” with SPCS alums in the Journal of Education and Social Policy. Co-authors are Rachel Bringewatt, GC’20, Meredith Pram, GC’20 and Ebonee Henry, C’19.

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Dr. Eugene G. Maurakis
Maurakis Receives Grant

Eugene Maurakis, an evolutionary biologist who specializes in environmental sciences, has received more than $200K in grant support from the National Science Foundation for research on freshwater fishes in Virginia. Read more.

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Ann C. Hodges
Hodges publishes journal article

Ann Hodges, interim Paralegal Studies program chair and Professor of Law emerita, has published The U.S. Labor Relations System after Janus v. AFSCME: An Early Assessment in Employee Responsibilities and Rights journal. The article assesses the results of the 2018 Supreme Court decision to declare union security clauses in the public sector unconstitutional.

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Media Mentions

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February 22, 2021
Louisiana Parole Board Votes To Grant Rapper McKinley 'Mac' Phipps Clemency
Liberal arts professor Erik Nielson is quoted.
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February 16, 2021
Designers, In Living Color

Karen Hardy, senior designer at Accent Interiors and an instructor in the SPCS Interior Decorating Professional Certificate program, is featured in this article.

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February 12, 2021
How Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona can stop the teacher shortage
SPCS education professor Bob Spires co-authored this piece.
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January 19, 2021
Making remote learning work for foreign-language instruction

Kate Cassada, associate professor of education and assistant chair of educational leadership & policy studies (ELPS), along with ELPS students Anne Bryant and Victoria Case, authored this post to SmartBrief’s Voice of the Educator blog.