Education & Counseling Week 2018

Join us for a week of events and speakers to celebrate Education and Counseling.


Education and Counseling Week is a week of special programs organized and sponsored by the Department of Education and Counseling to highlight the essential role of teachers and counselors in society. Typically held in mid-March, Education and Counseling Week brings empirical research in the fields of counseling and education to bear on important issues facing students, teachers, counselors, and civil society at large. This special week provides an opportunity for faculty, students, and members of the community to come together for inquiry, discussion, and reflection through a variety of outlets including guest speakers, panel discussions, film screenings, service projects, and workshops. Through Education and Counseling Week, the Department of Education and Counseling supports its mission to advance and disseminate knowledge, combine theory and research with practice, collaborate with the greater community, and foster a passion for both intellectual curiosity and service to others. The inaugural “Education and Counseling Week” took place in the spring of 2011. We warmly invite all to attend our events and to recognize the vital work of teachers and counselors.


MONDAY, March 19   

Career Preparation for Teachers and Counselors

Event will feature:
Presentation by the Career Center, guest speakers Jason Bialka (Assistant Principal of Wissahickon High School) and Katie Mertens (Coordinator of Counseling Services in the Upper Darby School District), and breakout sessions for future teachers and counselors. For further information, please contact Dr. Christa Bialka ( or Dr. Stacey Havlik (

St. Augustine Center, Room 300
4:30 – 7:00 pm


TUESDAY, March 20

Fostering International Mindedness in Education

Event will feature:
Guest speaker Phil Evans, International Baccalaureate Organization
Panels of educators and students exploring the question: “What is international mindedness and how can schools foster it?” For further information, please contact Dr. Teresa G. Wojcik (

St. Augustine Center, Room 300
5:00 – 7:00 pm



Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic

Event will feature:
A panel presentation and discussion.

For further information, please contact Dr. Christopher Schmidt (

Bartley Hall, Room 3001
4:30 – 6:00 pm


THURSDAY, March 22

Honor Society Inductions

Chi Sigma Iota &
Kappa Delta Pi


Dr. Teresa Boyer, Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova

Driscoll Hall, Room 134, 4:00 – 5:00 pm


FRIDAY, March 23

Preparing Our Students for Changing the World                      

Event will feature:

Panel of educational activists, skill building, and breakout sessions to build expertise specific to disability, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and first-generation college goers.

For further information, please contact Dr. Krista Malott (

Dougherty Hall, West Room
8:30 am – 3:00 pm


Department of Education and Counseling

302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620


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