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News: July - Sept. 2010

Leanne Walter Named 2010 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal
The College of Education has named Leanne E. Walter as its Summer 2010 student marshal. She will lead her class at the commencement ceremony, which will be held Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Study Assessing Climate and Identity of Collegiate Student-Athletes
A Penn State College of Education study is assessing student-athletes' perceptions and experiences pertaining to campus climate. Led by Sue Rankin, associate professor of college student affairs, the NCAA-funded national project also is exploring the impact of campus climate on both the academic and athletic success of student-athletes.
Rankin Addresses Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Sue Rankin, associate professor of college student affairs in Penn State's College Education, briefed the U.S. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus on the results of the newly released report "The 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People." The report, the most comprehensive national report to date chronicling the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, reveals a "chilly" campus climate toward LGBT students, faculty, and staff.
Congratulations Students (compiled August 2010)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
Nurse Aide Trainer Program Provides New Teaching Opportunities for Nurses
The Nurse Aide Training: Teaching the Educator (TTE) Workshop offered through the Professional Personnel Development Center (PPDC) in the College of Education offers workshops throughout the year in which nurses can become certified to teach in nurse aide training programs.
Baker and Passmore Release New Report on Potential Impact of Proposed Gas Severance Tax
A tax on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region could affect Pennsylvania's economy and population, according to a new report.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled August 2010
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Federal Grants Support Special Education Ph.D. Students
2010–2011 Humphrey Fellows Focus on Higher Education Studies
This year's Humphrey Fellows at Penn State have a common thread: They all work in the field of higher education.
Kelly Succeeding Peck as Associate Dean
Gregory J. Kelly, head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the COE, has accepted an invitation to become the College's next associate dean for research, outreach, and technology, succeeding Kyle Peck in that position.
Higher Education Alumni Gathered Together to Celebrate Higher Education Milestones
Higher Education Program alumni, faculty, students, friends, and family members gathered during Arts Fest weekend, July 9-11, to celebrate a long legacy of combined success. The Higher Education Program, which is currently ranked #1 in the U.S., reached its 60-year milestone (est. 1950) and continues to offer graduate degrees to students from around the world. In addition, the prominently recognized Center for the Study of Higher Education surpassed its 40th year at Penn State (est. 1969).
First Cohort of Students Complete the College’s New Education and Public Policy Program
An internship in the office of a U.S. senator--just an example of the fascinating experiences of students enrolled in Penn State's Education and Public Policy program.
Student Research - Compiled August 2010
A listing of presentations by students from the College
Moore Named Senior Fellow by European Distance and E-Learning Network
News release about Michael Moore's naming as EDEN Senior Fellow
Azhar Begins Work as Humphrey Fellowship Outreach Coordinator
News release about new staff member Tarat Azhar
Staff Changes: Summer 2010
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, Summer 2010
Offshorability Threatens Pennsylvania Jobs
A new report from the Institute for Research in Training and Development in Penn State's College of Education indicates that one-quarter of Pennsylvania's service-production jobs are at risk of being offshored, or sent to another country, and compared to the rest of the country, Pennsylvania has a higher risk of losing service-production jobs to offshoring.
Adam's Practice Press Release
Anticipating the sesquicentennial of the historic Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862, Penn State will host a scholarly conference on “The Legacy and the Promise: 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities,” June 22-24, 2011, on the University Park campus.
Krauses Make $6.5M Gift to Support Innovation in College of Education
With a $6.5 million gift to the College of Eduction—the largest gift ever to the College—Gay and Bill Krause of Los Altos Hills, CA, will establish and support the Krause Innovation Studio.
A Seven-Year Old's Bright Idea
Seven-year old Evan Wayne inspired the College to illuminate the Chambers Building sign. This is his story.
New Faculty Appointments Announced by College of Education
Article about the new faculty members in fall 2010
Hayes Co-Edits New Book on Psychotherapy Research
News release about the book Bringing Psychotherapy Research to Life, co-edited by Jeffrey Hayes
Hendrickson Co-Authors Book on Student Free Speech
Article about Robert Hendrickson's newly co-authored book, Student Free Speech
Marilyn's Practice Press Release
There’s a widespread myth that workforce education is an avenue for people who aren’t competent enough to attend college. Edwin L. Herr, distinguished professor emeritus of education and associate dean emeritus, is eager to dispel that myth.
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (compiled August 2010)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
Lee Works with Missionaries to Help Build Zambia’s Infrastructure through Education
Article about David Lee's humanitarian work in Zambia
Long-time Teachers Establishing Science and Math Education Scholarship
A Pittsburgh area couple has pledged to create a new scholarship in the College of Education. The Bill and Bunny Vitori Scholarship in Science and Math Education will recognize and support outstanding undergraduates majoring in secondary education with a science- or math- related option.
Jan van Driel to Deliver Waterbury Lecture
Penn State's College of Education will welcome Jan van Driel as the next guest lecturer in the Waterbury Lecture Series. Van Driel, an internationally recognized scholar in the field of science education, will speak on teaching and learning, specifically pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), on October 18, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in 112 Walker Building.
Professor Rebecca Tsosie to speak on the future of Indian education
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Leadership Program at Penn State, Professor Rebecca Tsosie will speak at Penn State Law on "Tribal self-determination and the future of Indian education." Her talk is scheduled for October 13.
New Report Urges Broad Changes in Mathematics Education Relationships
A new report published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) indicates that changes to the nature of the relationships between researchers and mathematics educators could benefit both. Fran Arbaugh, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State's College of Education, is lead author of the report.
AILP Student Profile: Lynda Hadley
Article about AILP student Lynda Hadley
Teacher Survival Skills Is Topic of Next EdLion Seminar
Teachers: Earn Act 48 Credit and Learn Teacher Survival Skills in Free Online Seminar
Teacher Leadership Can Offset Student Use of Degrading Words
Article about Jeanine Staples' research
College of Education Faculty are New Editors of Journal of Teacher Education
AACTE is pleased to announce Penn State's College of Education as the next editorial host of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE). The editors were selected through a competitive proposal process in July and approved by the association's executive committee.
Schafft Co-Edits Book on Rural Education
Article about Kai Schafft's book
Nelson, Edmondson Write Biographies for Greenwood Series
Faculty members Murry Nelson and Jackie Edmondson recently authored new books in Greenwood Publishing Group's biography series. Nelson wrote a biography of The Rolling Stones, and Edmondson’s newest newest work is a biography of John Lennon.
Alumna Establishing Scholarship in Honor of Sister
Patricia Lee and her sister, Mary, played women's basketball at Penn State in the early 1970s, both graduating from the College of Education. Patty is establishing a scholarship in memory of Mary, who passed away in 2006.
Some Reflections on Shared Governance
Dean Monk's column for Connections, August 2010