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    Connections - September 2009

    Newsletter for College of Education faculty, staff, and students

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    In addition to the articles published in this issue of Connections, you may view all recent news releases on the College of Education's News Release Web site.

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    College News

    2009–2010 Humphrey Fellows Welcomed at Penn State

    The Humphrey Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from around the world to pursue public service, advanced study, professional training, and work-related experiences.

    Penn State College of Education Announces Additional Funding for Graduate Students

    The Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education will support highly qualified doctoral students in any of the College’s full complement of graduate programs.

    American Indian Leadership Program Announces Events to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

    A number of events are planned throughout the year that will recognize the achievements of the program, its faculty, current students, and alumni.

    Congressman Thompson Visits Rural Center

    U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) paid a visit to the College of Education August 11 and received an overview of ongoing research and outreach efforts on rural education.

    Musicians in the College

    Many of our faculty and staff are talented musical artists.

    Events Scheduled for Arts in Education Initiative

    Faculty, staff, and students of the College can win tickets to select performances from the Center for the Performing Arts.


    Faculty and Staff News

    New Faculty Appointments Announced by College of Education

    Six new faculty members have joined the College this fall, and two others have accepted positions in upcoming semesters.

    Judy Leonard Retires After 39 Years

    Leonard, who since 1984 served as the administrative assistant coordinator in the Educational Policy Studies department, retired in June.

    Recent Staff Changes

    Keep up with other staff comings and goings in the College.

    Congratulations Faculty

    Recent achievements of Rose Baker, Beverly Lindsay, Madhu Prakash, Esther Prins, Blaire Willson Toso, and Deborah Smith.


    Student News

    Students Abby Rzepnicki and Dana Boches Volunteer at School in Tanzania

    The students were challenged with the limited resources at the primary school.

    New Development in Student Organization Campaign to Reduce Bottle Waste

    The College's student organization 3E-COE is helping test the taste and appearance of water coming from water fountains in an effort to reduce water bottle waste.



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