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News: July-September 2014

Student Research (Compiled July 2014)
Review the latest research by our students.
Faculty and Staff Congratulations (Compiled June 2014)
A compilation of awards and honors won by faculty and staff.
Faculty Research (Compiled June 2014)
The latest faculty presentations, publications, grants and proposals.
The College’s New Strategic Plan: Some Highlights
Students with vision impairments transition to college via Summer Academy
The Summer Academy, a program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, will be held at Penn State for the first time this summer.
For Alumnus Frank Sisti, a Memorable Encounter with a University Legend Shaped his Penn State Experience
A College of Education Alumnus, Frank Sisti, recalls how a chance encounter with a Penn State Legend helped to mold his future in more ways than one.
Retired Attorney Pursues Aspirations in Family Literacy with Certificate Through World Campus
After 20 years as a publishing lawyer, Janette Payne of Long Island, N.Y., is now pursuing her long-standing interest in literacy and adult basic education.
Grad Students Translate MOOC into Chinese
A pair of College of Education grad students have translated a MOOC into Chinese, the first dual-language MOOC Penn State has offered.
Penn State Researchers Receive Grant to Study Adult Literacy Skills in US
Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.
Penn State’s Academic Leadership Academy Prepares Higher Education Administrators from India, US
The Academic Leadership Academy, hosted by the College of Education's Center for the Study of Higher Education, provided practical administrative knowledge and skills to participants from across the U.S. and around the world.
Study Shows that Many Pa. College Students Are Nontraditional
A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges educators, researchers, and policy makers to recalibrate their understanding of who college students are.
Two Faculty Members Evaluating Penn State Pilot Program that Seeks to Increase Diversity in Science, Engineering
Leticia Oseguera and Jeanine Staples are evaluating the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program, which aims to increase the number of women, students of color, and low-income students in STEM fields.
Alumna Ronyelle Ricard Focuses Career on HBCUs
Alumna Ronyelle Ricard has spent her professional life advancing the cause of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Rehabilitation and Human Services Student Serves as College Marshal
Alyssa Helen Scala was named the summer 2014 student marshal.
Penn State Experience Better Together for Two Sisters
Shannon and Kelly Lechner are students in the College of Education and members of the women's lacrosse team who love being at Penn State together.
College of Education Alumni Volunteer to Mentor Student Teachers
Students in the College of Education can take advantage of the professional knowledge and experience of alumni who volunteer through the ASTN.
College of Education Faculty Member Recognized for Lifetime Achievements in Education Finance
William Hartman, professor of education, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the National Education Finance Conference (NEFC) in Louisville, Kentucky, in April 2014. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes an exceptional individual who has devoted his or her professional career to enhancing the funding of education.
International Students Come to Penn State to Learn about American Higher Education
Seven students from the University of Tokyo visited leaders from Penn State to learn about higher education.
Alumna’s Passion for Traveling, Learning Sparked by Study Abroad Opportunity
Claire Joseph found her passion for teaching, traveling and world cultures through her program's study abroad opportunity in France.
New Faculty Members Join College of Education
The College of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of eight faculty members for this academic year.
College of Education Program Awarded Nationally Recognized Accreditation
The PK-4 option in the College's CEAED program was recently recognized with NCATE's highest rating.
College of Education Student Awarded Study Abroad Grant
Michelle Hart received the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant to help fund her trip to Ecuador where she traveled, studied and taught.
Eight Students Named as Recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships
The College of Education announced the 2014–15 cohort for the Dean's Graduate Assistantships.
Two College of Education Faculty Members Receive Distinguished Professorships
David Passmore and Patrick Shannon were named as distinguished professors in the College of Education.
New Administrative Structure, Appointments to Department Leadership Positions Announced
Dean David H. Monk recently announced the implementation of a refined administrative model along with the appointments of new program and department leadership within the College for the 2014-15 academic year.
Staff Changes (Fall 2014)
Please welcome Lindsay Hayes, Amity Maines and Amanda Smith to the College.
Study Abroad Program in Ecuador to Hold Information Session
The teaching English as a Second Language certificate program that features a five-week immersion experience in Ecuador is holding an information session on September 30.
Student Research (Compiled September 2014)
Review the latest research by our students.
Faculty Member Shares Research Findings in Online Interview
Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, was recently interviewed by “EvoLLLution,” a grassroots online newspaper about higher education, about her study—conducted alongside Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell—that explored rural Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants.
New York City Internship Confirms Student’s Desire to Help Disadvantaged Youth
Titus Chen's internship with New York City's Department of Education taught him the importance of staying true to his principles.
New Cohort of Humphrey Fellows Comes to University Park
A group of 10 international education professionals comprise the 2014–15 cohort of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program.
International Study, Teaching Opportunities to be Discussed at Upcoming Information Session
Penn State students interested in international study abroad experiences are invited to an information session at 7 p.m. on October 15 in 102 Chambers Building.
Faculty Research (Compiled September 2014)
The latest faculty presentations, publications, grants and proposals.
Faculty Congratulations (Compiled September 2014)
A compilation of awards and honors won by faculty and staff.
Rehabilitation Human Services Student has Great Counselor Experience at Special-Needs Camp
Anna Prince, a junior majoring in rehabilitation human services, learned what it takes to work with a special-needs population when she served as a counselor this summer at Camp Ramapo, an outdoor camp for children with social, emotional or learning challenges in Rhinebeck, New York.
Internship Helps Graduate Student Pursue her Dream of Creating Positive Change
Julie Kirk, a College of Education master’s student, supplemented her master’s degree in higher education (student affairs emphasis) by interning with the Office of Orientation Services at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, this summer.
A Few Thoughts About Fund Raising at Penn State
Dean David H. Monk reflects on the fund raising process after a remarkable success of a recent campaign that raised more than $32.8 million in new commitments over a 7 year period.