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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.