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November-December 2013 News Archive

December 2013

Valuable Lessons in Leadership

Robert Kehler, an alumnus and four-star general in the U.S. Air Force, spoke to the fall 2013 College of Education scholarship dinner on the topic of leadership.

Student Leaders: Eryka Charley

Eryka Charley, a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership and the American Indian Leadership Program, says her leadership style helps streamline communication that leads to understanding.

World Campus Student, College of Ed Master’s Candidate Comes from Japan for Commencement

Hiroko Takano, a junior high teacher who has been teaching English in Japan for 20 years, is looking forward to her Penn State commencement.

Doctoral Candidate Overcoming the Odds, Making an Impact in Education

Gulab Khan has positively impacted students as an educator and is looking forward to how his dissertation on teacher evaluation systems will continue that trend internationally.

RHS Student Takes an Inside Look at Global Health

Allie Silber, a senior in the rehabilitation and human services (RHS) program, traveled to South Africa this summer to learn about global health and best practices from those in the community.

Nine Graduate Students Receive Dean’s Graduate Assistantships

Nine graduate students in the Penn State College of Education have been named recipients of the Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education.

Rural Bedford Seminar Offers Students a Glimpse of ‘Rural Life'

The Penn State College of Education is presenting students with a unique opportunity to experience learning in a rural setting. The three-credit course, CI 295C: The Rural Bedford Seminar, spans most of two weeks from May 11-23, during Maymester.

Program Provides Public Policy Career Opportunities

The education and public policy (EPP) major in the College of Education helps students become skilled and effective policy experts in education at the local, state, and federal levels through coursework and internships.

November 2013

Fall 2013 College of Education Student Marshal Selected

Laura Mincemoyer Egan, the fall 2013 student marshal, will be honored during commencement on Saturday, December 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Graduate Student Swims with Manta Rays

Carmen Strand, a graduate student in the College, cleared her mind of her stressful work schedule by swimming with manta rays in Hawaii this summer.

Unique Course Provides Immersive Experience with Ojibwe

Two courses that focus on Native American culture and history offer students a life-changing educational experience.

Book Encourages School-Wide Improvement through Instructional Rounds

John Roberts, assistant professor of education, shares in his new book how a process of observing teachers in action can increase the collective learning of educators.

STEP Helps Extend Education Policy Discussion Beyond Classroom

Stephen Payne, STEP's president, said that his student organization is helping students to engage with their major and each other.

Students Prepare for Unique International Student Teaching Experience

College of Education students take advantage of the opportunity to teach abroad as a part of their teacher preparation program.

Course Provides Unique Urban Teaching Experience

The Philadelphia Urban Seminar, which provides students a 2-week teaching experience in urban schools, runs from May 18–June 1 and is now accepting registrations.

New Scholarship Aims to Increase Special Education Faculty

The TIPS Program in the College of Education offers $36,000 per year to students interested in pursuing their doctorate in special education.

College of Education Employees Honored by Education Association

Dean David H. Monk, Professor Jim Nolan, and retired Administrative Support Coordinator Suzanne Harpster were recognized by PAC-TE.

Alumni Society Honors 2013 Award Recipients

Congratulations to eight outstanding alumni of the College, winners of 2013 Alumni Society Awards.

 

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