The College of Education and the Kean Foundation are happy to announce that Rosalind Wiseman will be the 2012 Dorothy and George Hennings Lecture speaker. Ms. Wiseman will be speaking about the bullying phenomenon, aggression in girls, and what parents and teachers can do in response to bullying. She is the author of the best-selling book Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World that served as the basis for the popular movie Mean Girls.
Ms. Wiseman is regarded by the National Media as the top expert on ethical leadership, media literacy, and bullying prevention. She speaks to tens of thousands of students, educators, coaches, and administrators every year to instill her belief in others that each person has a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity. With bullying and cyber-bullying becoming more and more of a problem, there is a need for education and instruction on the topic. The more that we know about the issue, the better we will be able to prevent it.
The lecture is scheduled for April 17, 2012 from 4:30-6:30 in the STEM Building Auditorium. All students may attend, but seats will need to be reserved by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kean Alumni may sign up to attend in the Alumni Office. There are only 300 seats available. The event is free to attend, with great thanks to Dorothy and George Hennings. In-service teachers who choose to attend may receive a certificate for 2 professional development hours through the College of Education. Faculty are encouraged to bring classes, especially education classes, to this lecture.