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July - Aug. 2012 News Archive

August 2012

New Penn State Center Aims to Transform Teaching and Learning Process

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning will support faculty research on inventing, implementing and investigating new ways to use technology to improve online education.

Former Trustee Rodney Hughes Seeks Ph.D. in Higher Education

“I’m really bad at predicting where I’ll end up,” says Rodney Hughes, a doctoral candidate in the higher education program at Penn State. Today he researches the effects of tuition pricing on admissions and its relation to the accessibility of higher education. However, this was not always the plan...

Students Explore Global Education Systems in CIED Program

At Penn State, students who wish to become knowledgeable in the field of comparative and international education can join the Comparative and International Education (CIED) Program, which offers a dual-title degree program in which students can earn a master of science (M.S.) degree or a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree.

Ethan Fried Honored as Summer 2012 College of Education Student Marshal

Ethan Fried of Langhorne, PA, will be honored as the College of Education student marshal at the Penn State baccalaureate commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 11, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

 

July 2012

Barbara Golden Laubscher Trustee Scholarship Established

Brian W. ’89 BUS , ’04 MBA and Kristine E. Laubscher ’95 LA have established a $50,000 trustee scholarship in the College of Education to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in childhood and early adolescent education.

M. Christopher Brown II Establishes Endowment for Higher Education

In an effort to give back to the program that has had immeasurable influence on his career, M. Christopher Brown II, ’97 Ph.D. HI ED , has pledged $25,000 to create the M. Christopher Brown II Endowment for Higher Education in the College of Education.

Cycle-thon 2012 Kicks Off Fall Semester

The seventh annual College of Education Cycle-Thon & 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The fundraising event will start at the Chambers Building at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.