2015: 04-06 news

News published April through June 2015
University gathering feedback on Penn State Values
University Ethics Officer Tim Balliett visited with members of the College community at a town hall Tuesday (March 31) to further introduce the proposed Penn State Values and encourage discussion regarding their definition and application.
Outstanding faculty, staff and students honored at College of Education ceremony
Dean David H. Monk cites 9 award winners.
Waterbury Chair awarded highest honor at NARST ceremony
Richard Duschl, Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor of Secondary Education, earned the Distinguished Contributions Award at the 2015 awards luncheon for NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research.
Center president to discuss proposed state education budget
Ron Cowell, president of the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC), will discuss Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2015-16 state education budget from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 303 Rackley Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Zbiek to take reins of College's Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Taking over for Carla Zembla-Saul, mathematics education professor will assume duties July 1.
American Federation of Teachers president to address future of public education
Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers (AFT), AFL-CIO, will deliver the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations’ 24th Annual Philip Murray Lecture on at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in 121 Sparks Building on the University Park campus.
WINGS group offers help to Penn State students with disabilities
College of Education student Maria Walls receives assistance from Office of Disability Services and rehabilitation and human services faculty to found organization.
LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students
Unique program allows students with special needs to attend Penn State classes.
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Inquiry conference features Penn State students in Professional Development School program
College of Education students work in conjunction with State College Area School District teachers during entire academic year.
College of Education student receives $5,000 fellowship
Latoya Haynes-Thoby, a graduate student in Penn State’s College of Education, recently was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors’ Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y).
Hallinger named student marshal for College of Education
Katharine Elizabeth Hallinger is the student marshal for spring 2015 in the College of Education. She will be recognized during the Penn State Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
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Alyvia Walters
Jim Nolan
Penn State, State College schools combine to prepare teachers in College of Education's Professional Development School program
Student teachers commit to entire 180-day school year with State College Area School District mentors.
College of Education celebrates new graduates
More than 350 students graduated from the Penn State College of Education Saturday, May 10, part of the overall graduating class of 10,916 earning baccalaureate degrees this spring at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
Graduate student applies personal, academic experiences to project
Educational leadership and educational theory and policy graduate students spends his spare time educating females in Peru.
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College of Education student Samantha Reid earns merit scholarship award
Secondary social studies major honored with John D. O'Bryant National Think Tank award for black professionals in higher education on predominantly white campuses.
Department of Curriculum & Instruction honors departing faculty, staff at year-end meeting
College of Education's Jim Nolan, Darla Homan to retire from C&I after nearly 60 years of service.
Promotion and tenure
A listing of faculty who have been promoted and/or received tenure.
Professor receives $700,000 grant to investigate science achievement gaps
Professor Paul L. Morgan is the recent recipient of a $700,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.
Jennifer Frank
Jennifer Frank
College of Education professors awarded $1.3 million IES training grant
Jennifer Frank, Deborah Schussler lead Project RESPECT to provide teachers with conflict-management skills.
Group lands in Ireland for course on culture and disability
College of Education faculty and students have arrived in Dublin, Ireland, and held their first class in their summer study-abroad course on culture and disability.
Jim Nolan
Jim Nolan will retire from the College of Education after 28 years.
Education professor Jim Nolan loves his job enough to leave it after 28 years
With Professional Development School 'in good hands,' Nolan wants to spend time in classroom and time on golf course.
College welcomes new director of Development and Alumni Relations
Simon Corby has been named director of Development and Alumni Relations in the College of Education, effective July 6. He succeeds Michelle Houser, who recently accepted a new opportunity to lead the Development and Alumni Relations team in the Smeal College of Business.
Kyle Peck
Kyle Peck
2 College of Education doctoral students awarded COIL research grants
Fariha Salman, Kyung Kim finished near top of detailed review process.
Army selects Penn State as partner for new educational fellowship program
Through a new agreement between the Army and Penn State, 20 sergeants major will enroll the fall semester in the online master’s of education in adult education degree. The soldiers will then use the degree to teach the country’s future military leaders at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in Texas.
New Penn State online master’s program focuses on special education
The College of Education has teamed up with Penn State World Campus to offer a new online Master of Education degree in special education aimed at practitioners working in the field.
Professor awarded NSF grant to assist middle-school astronomy students
Julia Plummer, two others receive $1.387 million for ‘ThinkSpace’ project.
Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms
Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely than otherwise similar white children to receive help for disabilities. The previously reported overrepresentation is most likely due to a greater exposure to environmental and economic risk factors, said Paul Morgan, associate professor of education, Penn State.
Gerald Le Tendre
Gerald Le Tendre
Online Learning Consortium honors faculty members with Best-in-Track award
Boggess, Le Tendre, Musoleno produce webcast to facilitate online faculty development, cross-cultural awareness.
Esther Prins
Esther Prins
IES grant to enable study of large-city, adult-education career pathways programs
College of Education associate professor Esther Prins awarded $400,000 to examine programs in Chicago, Houston, Miami.
Philadelphia Urban Seminar
Philadelphia Urban Seminar
Jeanine Staples
Jeanine Staples
Philadelphia Urban Seminar program as rewarding as it is demanding
College of Education associate professor Jeanine Staples supervises two-week, three-credit course for pre-service teachers.