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News: 2009

New items for 2009
Saxe Named Winner of Fulbright Scholarship
David Saxe won a Fulbright scholarship to Germany
Emerging Web and Technology Questions for the College and University
Penn State/State College PDS Wins Exemplary Achievement Award
News release about PDS winning the 2009 Exemplary Achievement Award
Probing Question: What Do Children Need to Know to be Successful Readers?
Gail Boldt's research on reading skills
Alumna Patricia Best Named 2009 Renaissance Fund Honoree
Holmes Scholars Talks Scheduled
Schedule of remaining presentations by the Holmes Scholars
Stay Connected to the College on Facebook and Twitter
Become a fan of the Penn State's College of Education on Facebook or follow the College on Twitter.
Education Students Invited to Experience Diversity of Puerto Rico
Jackie Edmondson and Maria Schmidt are leading a group of students to Puerto Rico in August as part of a course designed to introduce them to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Territory.
Congratulations Faculty (compiled Dec. 2009)
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
Study Shows Inverse Relationship Between Alcohol Abuse and Academic Performance of College Students
News release about a published study that included data on alcohol abuse and GPA of college students
New Online Resource Helps Teachers Support Reading and Communication for Children with Special Needs
David McNaughton and Janice Light and their work with children with disabilities
Dean’s Development Council Co-chairs Endow Scholarship
Schafft Co-Edits Book on Rural Education
News release about Kai Schafft's new book
Study Shows Adult and Family Literacy Programs Provide More Than Schooling
Benefits of adult and family literacy programs extend beyond academic performance. New study shows that participants welcome added psychosocial benefits.
Madhu Prakash Invited by Bhutan Prime Minister to Advise on Educational System
Madhu Prakash's invitation from the prime minister of Bhutan
Collaborations Between Schools, Families, and Communities Must Have Shared Responsibilities
Elizabeth Mellin's research on interdisciplinary collaboration
Exhibit features artwork by American Indian students
"Tradition is My Life: Education is My Future," an exhibit featuring artwork by American Indian and Alaska Native students (K-12) from across the country, will be on display from through October 25 in the Diversity Studies Room, first floor, Pattee Library.
U.S. Congressman Thompson Visits Rural Center
Rep. Glenn Thompson's visit to the Center on Rural Education and Communities
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.
Student Service Group Benefits Town and Gown Communities
Rehabilitation and Human Services Student Organization
Alumni Invited Back for Traditional Reunion Weekend
Tippeconnic Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration
News release about John Tippeconnic's appointment as Batschelet Professor
Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon Held
Spring 2009 Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Shawn Vashaw Wins Humanitarian Engineering Award
Shawn Vashaw, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Instructional Systems program, recently won the 2009 Humanitarian Engineering Award sponsored by Penn State’s College of Engineering.
Morgan Studies Predictors of Students’ Mathematics Learning in K-5
With a grant of $492,000 from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, Paul Morgan led a research study to examine mathematics difficulties in kindergarten children and the extent to which those difficulties continued through elementary school.
Recent Staff Changes
Recent staff changes, compiled September 2009
Forging Pathways to College: 4th Annual Cycle-Thon
The community is invited to participate in the 4th annual Cycle-Thon to benefit the Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE) to be held April 26. This year's event includes a 5K run-walk, a picnic lunch, games, prizes, bike demonstrations, and a visit by the Nittany Lion.
Science Camps Recruiting College of Ed Students for Summer Employment
Rose Baker and Colleagues Receive Impact Pennsylvania Award
News release about Rose Baker's 2009 award
Kindergarten Students Can Collaborate and Think Like Scientists, Research Shows
Deb Smith's research on kindergarten students
Lattuca Co-Authors Second Edition of Book on College Curricula
News release of the second edition of Lisa Lattuca's book Shaping the College Curriculum
2009–2010 Humphrey Fellows Welcomed at Penn State
2009–2010 Humphrey Fellows
Passmore, Baker Suggest More Innovation for Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing
Research of David Passmore and Rose Baker on the metallurgy industry
Local Couple and University Employees Support Higher Ed Program
Alums, Roger Williams and Karen Magnuson, have made provisions in their estate for an endowment in Higher Education.
Grabowski Wins Penn State Excellence in Advising Award
Barbara Grabowski won Penn State's Excellence in Advising Award
Time to Apply for College of Education Scholarships
A quick primer on College of Education scholarship guidelines
LeTendre, Akiba Co-Author Book on Teacher Quality
News release about Gerry LeTendre's new book
Workforce Education and Development Initiative Renewed
David H. Monk, dean of Penn State's College of Education, and Craig Weidemann, vice president of Penn State Outreach, recently signed an agreement that extends the Penn State Workforce Education & Development (WED) Initiative for another three years, into 2012.
Skowron Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland
Elizabeth Skowron won a Fulbright to Ireland
Kristen McKnight Selected for Membership in Presidential Leadership Academy
Kristen McKnight was selected as one of thirty sophomores to join the new Presidential Leadership Academy.
Innovative Early Reading Strategy Helps K–2 At-Risk Students
RAILS instruction model for improving reading
Former Slave Henry O. Flipper Is Topic of Penn State Researchers
The work of Edgar Farmer and Shakoor Ward
Dalai Lama to Engage in Education Reform Dialogue at Educating World Citizens Conference
News release announcing the Mind and Life Conference in Washington, D.C.
Cheryl Ostryn Wins Grant to Study Non-Vocal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cheryl Ostryn's grant to study children with autism
Encampment Highlights American and Local Heritage
News release recapping the encampment held by David Saxe and his students
Nominations Sought for Kozak Graduate Fellowship
Longtime Alumni Society Board Member Joan Ruth Set to Retire
Joan Ruth leaving the Alumni Society Board
Students Publish 6th Volume of Higher Education in Review
Graduate students in the Higher Ed program published the peer-reviewed journal this month.
Regional Forums Highlight REL Mid-Atlantic Activities
REL Mid-Atlantic Activities
Multicultural Student Group Presents at National Conference
Kaela Fuentes, outreach chair of F.E.A. - MESA, provides an update on the group's recent trip to Denver to participate in the Future Educators Association National Conference.
Kate Ascah Named Student Marshal for Penn State College of Education
Kate Ascah, student marshal for spring 2009 commencement
Higher Education Program Well Represented at Conference
Large contingent of faculty and students at the 2009 ASHE Conference
Congratulations Faculty (compiled May 2009)
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
Sharon Patrick Appointed by President Spanier to Penn State Task Force
Sharon Patrick's appointed to Penn State's new Task Force
Puerto Rican Exchange Students Visit Penn State
10 Puerto Rico students visited Penn State in June 2008
Accomplished University Executive and Public Servant Named Distinguished Alumna
J. Bonnie Newman will be honored on June 6 for her achievements since graduating from Penn State. She has served in the administration of two U.S. presidents and has a background in academia and non-profit sectors.
Mary Jo Hutchinson Named Burlington County Teacher of the Year
Mary Jo Hutchinson, a Penn State College of Education Alumna, was named Teacher of the Year in Burlington County.
Local Alumni Give of Their Time for Education Program
Steve and Carol Gentry, will serve as the first alumni honorary track and field officials at the 4th annual Cycle-Thon and 5K to benefit SCOPE.
2009 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored
The College of Education will honor nine awardees for their dedication and service to the College and community.
New College of Education Rankings
The 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings of various graduate programs in the Penn State College of Education.
AILP Alumni Spotlight: Bruce Ramirez
AACTE President and CEO Sharon Robinson to Deliver Commencement Address
Commencement speaker for spring 2009, Sharon Robinson
Summer 2009 EdLion Sessions
The College of Education will be offering free Webinar sessions for elementary and secondary teachers seeking Act 48 credits or to further their knowledge of certain topics. The summer 2009 session is titled "An Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (LGBTA) Concerns in the Schools.”
New NSF Grant Enhances College of Education Research
National Science Foundation awards grant to Penn State senior, intensifying her involvement with Baker research designed to test formal schooling's influence on reasoning and decision-making skills.
Students Abby Rzepnicki and Dana Boches Volunteer at School in Tanzania
It didn’t matter to Abby Rzepnicki and Dana Boches that opportunities for studying abroad were limited. To them, the important thing was a chance to do some goodwill work.
Physics Educator Phil Scott to Present Waterbury Lecture
Phil Scott, professor of physics education at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, will present the next in a series of Waterbury Lectures. Scott’s presentation, titled “Teaching Science Concepts: A Neglected Art?”, will take place Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in 112 Walker Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
New Faculty Appointments in the College of Education
Introducing new faculty members
Special Issue of the American Journal of Education Takes on School Choice
The American Journal of Education dedicates its August issue to questions and controversies surrounding school choice. The Journal is headed by Gerald LeTendre, professor of education in the Penn State College of Education.
Congratulations Faculty (compiled March 2009)
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
Persing’s Artwork on Loan to U.S. Embassy in Cyprus
Randy Persing's photographic art is being placed on display in the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus.
4th Annual Cycle-Thon and 5K Breaks Records
A record 250 people attended the 4th Annual Cycle-Thon and 5K on April 26 at Sunset Park. The event was a fundraiser for SCOPE, which is a summer program for high school students interested in a career in education.
Congratulations Students (compiled Nov. 2009)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
Forming Partnerships to Facilitate STEM Education
The dean's Connections column for May 2009
Internal Communications in the College
The dean's Connections column for April 2009
Student Art Exhibit Represents World of Teaching and Possibilities
Students in Art Ed 303 constructed artwork that represents the world of teaching and possibilities.
CSATS Faculty and Staff Attend Briefings at Kennedy Space Center
CSATS trip to the Kennedy Space Center
Staff Retirements and Changes
Staff comings and goings
Values and Leadership Conference, Call for Papers
The 14th annual Values and Leadership Conference will take place on the University Park campus on October 1-3. It is sponsored by Penn State and the D.J. Willower Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics.
Six Faculty Receive Promotion/Tenure
Announcing the Spring 2009 Promotion and Tenure Results
Fellowships Awarded to Institutional Research Grad Students
Eleven students in the College of Education's Institutional Research program were awarded a fellowship by the Association for Institutional Research.
Longtime Alumni Society Board Member Joan Ruth Set to Retire
Joan Ruth leaving the Alumni Society Board
AILP Alumna Linda Sue Warner Supports American Indian Education at All Levels
Musicians Abound in the College of Education
Faculty and staff who are talented musicians
Kozak 2009 Form
Richard Hazler Named American Counseling Association Fellow
News release about Richard Hazler being named 2009 ACA Fellow
Spikes Night with the College of Education
The College of Education invites students, alumni, faculty, and staff to Lubrano Field to watch the State College Spikes take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on June 30. Discounted tickets are available.
College-Sponsored Lecture to Discuss Challenges of Preschool Immigrant Children
News release announcing Joseph Tobin's lecture on Nov. 9
Kaprea Johnson Wins First-Place Research Award
Kaprea Johnson winning a research exhibition award
Penn State Scholars Observe Bilingual Primary School in Belize
Graduate students of the School Psychology program visiting Gulisi Community Primary School in Belize
Events Scheduled for Arts in Education Initiative
News release about the 2009-10 Arts in Education initiative
Some Quick Answers to Scholarship Questions
A primer for faculty and staff about the College of Education's scholarship process
Congratulations Students (compiled May 2009)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
CIED Students Present at National Conference
Sixteen graduate students in the CIED program were selected to present papers at a national conference in Charleston, SC, March 23-26.
Student Research - Compiled May 2009
A listing of presentations by students from the College
American Indian Leadership Program Celebrating 40th Anniversary
News release about continuing activities to celebrate the AILP 40th year
THON 2009 Benefits from the Work of Education Student Organizations
Two student groups raised funds for THON 2009
Longtime Staff Assistant Retires After 39 Years
Judy Leonard, who since 1984 served as the administrative assistant coordinator in the Educational Policy Studies departments, retired in June after a total of 39 years of service with Penn State.
Amber Mallow Tours Pacific Rim with Essence of Joy Choral Ensemble
Amber Mallow recently returned from a trip to the Pacific Rim with the choral group Essence of Joy. The choir toured Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.
Educational Psychology Program Ranks Highly in Production of Published Articles
The Educational Psychology program's ninth-place ranking worldwide for productivity
Puerto Rico flyer Aug 09
Puerto Rico flyer Aug 09