Counselor Education

Announcements

CNED Students

Happy Summer! Hope you are all enjoying the start of summer and the beautiful weather!

I wanted to let you know that we were able to get administrative approval to offer 3 of our "mini" courses this summer. All courses are one credit hour and will be offered online during the month of July.  The decision to move them online is to assure flexible scheduling for class participants.

For those of you unfamiliar with our "mini" courses, they are offered primarily as Continuing Education credits for licensed individuals, but are also open to students wanting to learn more about the topics being presented. The official title is "Special Issues in Counseling", with a topic identified They are pass/fail and were typically taught seminar style. Being online, the seminar format will look a little different than usual, but as one credit hour courses, the work load will continue to be not be as much as a regular three credit course.
The topics being offered are:

CN 433G   At-Risk Youth
CN 433G   Understanding and Supporting LGBT Youth and Families
CN 433G   Wellness
The "G" on the end of the course number indicates that it is offered for graduate credit.
Please consider registering for one or more of these courses, and feel free to share them with individuals you think might be interested!    Thank you - Dr. Nikels

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 CNED GRADUATES!
Your hard work has paid off and we're so proud of all you have accomplished!   

Congratulations

 

Dr. Matthew Beck
CNED Students: I am pleased to announce Dr. Matthew Beck's successful defense of his dissertation today in Iowa City! In related news, I'm also pleased to announce that Dr. Beck will be joining the WIU Department of Counselor Education in the fall as a Unit A (tenure track) School Counseling faculty member. Please be sure to congratulate Dr. Beck on his accomplishments when you see him! Thank you - Dr. Holly Nikels, Professor and Chair - Department of Counselor Education, WIU-QC

Congratulations also go out to Dr. Beck for receiving the Albert Hood Emerging Scholar award from the College of Education at University of Iowa where he recently received his Ph.D.!  

 

Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris CONGRATULATIONS to CNED's Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris! She was recently honored at the Gathering of Women's 11th Anniversary Tea Party that honored Quad City "Sheroes" - African American Women who make a difference!  We are so proud of her recognition at this event!  

 

 

Alicia MeansCONGRATULATIONS to Alicia Means, a graduate  student in  WIU-QC Department of Counselor Education's  Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.  Alicia's essay, Strengthing Professional Identity Through Wellness Advocacy, earned third place in the entry-level students category of the Leadership Essay Contest co-sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Please click on the following link to view Alicia's winning entry. Alicia, a CNED Graduate Assistant, is a member of WIU-QC's  Chi Sigma Iota Xi  Chapter. Congratulations, Alicia! We're proud of you!  https://www.csi-net.org/?Leadership  

Dr. Holly Nikels, CNED ChairpersonCongratulations, Dr. Nikels!  We are pleased and honored to announce that Holly Nikels, a professor in the Western Illinois University's Department of Counselor Education, has been named Chair of the Department!  Please click on the link below to read WIU's news release about this exciting event in CNED's leadership!  

http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=14189

  


Hello, CNED graduates! - The Department is starting a project and needs your help! We want to create a "wall of fame" on the bulletin board in the CNED Department. We are asking our graduates (new and old) to send your business cards from your new/current jobs! We want to proudly display all of your accomplishments!

Please let your site supervisor, friends, etc. who also graduated from WIU's Department of Counselor Education know that we would like their cards too!

The address is 3300 River Drive, Rm. 2427, Moline IL 61265, or you can just stop in to say hello and and drop one off then!!  

Thank you! The Department of Counselor Education


 

Reminders

Change of Address

If you have a change of address, phone number (work, cell, home), or name, remember to let our office know! Please call the Department at 309-762-1876 or by email at cned@wiu.edu. It is important that we have correct contact information! Thank you! You must also inform the University of these changes via STARS.

CNED Listserv

This is the main means of communication of important information and updates that directly affect the CNED student. Messages are sent daily which can impact your progress in the Department. 
                                        
NOTE: This is a moderated listserv (for current students only) and all communications are approved prior to being published.

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!