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May - June 2013 News Archive

June 2013

Helping Create Global Citizens of a Diverse World

Jeanine Staples, associate professor of education, shares how the Philadelphia Urban Seminar, as it has grown, has helped more students find their passion for urban teaching.

Join the College of Education on Linked In

Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the College's professional group on Linked In.

Faculty Appointments

The College of Education is proud to announce that a number of faculty members have received appointments, promotions, and/or tenure.

College of Education Students Support New Student Orientation

Three students from the College's rehabilitation and human services major are working on Penn State's New Student Orientation team.

Graduate Student's Proposal for Google Glass is Accepted by Google

Sam Sennott, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education, has been accepted into Google's latest test group to develop an accessibility tool for people with a wide range of disabilities.

New Degree Emphasis Focuses on Mental Health in Schools

Elizabeth Mellin, associate professor of education, said that the College's latest master's degree in counseling is especially important given the emerging national dialogue on school mental health.

College of Education Response to the NCTQ Report

The College of Education responds to the recent National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) report.

School and Hard Knocks

Hope Rogers, a junior in the College of Education, has a deep passion for teaching and learning, and rugby, all of which naturally overlap in this amazing student-athlete's life.

A Year Like No Other

College of Education seniors who participate in the Professional Development School spend an entire school year inside a local classroom where they receive extensive professional training and mentoring.

May 2013

Nelson Editor of Four-Volume Sports Anthology

Murry R. Nelson, professor emeritus of education and American studies, is the editor of a four-volume work that examines America’s love affair with sports.

College of Ed Doctoral Student Selected for Fellowship

Natasha Wilson, a special education doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Education, was selected to participate in the New York University (NYU) Postdoctoral and Transition program for Academic Diversity Fellowship.

SPSEA Students Experience Urban Teaching in Chicago

Eleven SPSEA students from the College of Education participated in an urban teaching trip to Chicago this past semester, which included a visit to Erie Elementary Charter School, a bilingual charter school, and volunteer work at McCormick Elementary School.

Kathleen Bieschke Appointed New Department Head

Kathleen Bieschke will become the new department head for the Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE) department on July 1.