2018: 04-06 news

Dean's Graduate Assistantship program attracts the best students to the College of Education
The Dean's Graduate Assistantship (DGA) for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education in the College of Education was established in 2010 to support exceptional students working toward a doctoral degree. As of January 2017, DGAs guarantee four years of funding for recipients.
Around the College: April 11, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Message from the Dean: Update on diversity and inclusion efforts in the College
As a college of education, we have the obligation and opportunity to open our faculty, staff and students’ eyes to the richness of diversity and inclusion. We can point to steps we have taken to fulfill this responsibility, and many of these efforts are pursued under the aegis of the College’s Office for Multicultural Programs and the Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC). But there remains the question about why we are not doing more.
Faculty, staff recognized for contributions to the College
For more than two decades, the College of Education has held an annual award ceremony recognizing faculty, staff and students who have made significant contributions to their fields, the College and the University.
Dedicated Learning and Performance Systems students juggle busy lives with school
Working toward a college degree is hard on its own, but students in the Workforce Education and Development (WFED) Program juggle college, full-time jobs, family life and many more obligations.
Jenkins recognized with Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award
Jessie Jenkins, a junior majoring in rehabilitation and human services in the College of Education at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2018 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award.
Whitney recognized with 2018 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award
Anne Whitney, professor of education in the College of Education, is the recipient of the 2018 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.
College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference
Many University Park faculty and graduate students are authors or co-authors of papers being presented in symposia, paper sessions, roundtable sessions or poster sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting April 13 to 17 in New York City.
Inaugural year of career counseling-engineering partnership sees great success
A partnership established in the summer of 2017 between Diandra Presod in the College of Education and Eric Marsh in the College of Engineering has proven successful for undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering as well as for the master's and doctoral students training to be career counselors.
No Hate Penn State: Student-group promotes inclusivity and awareness in community
In the midst of a controversy involving prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer and the University of Florida, Jacksonville native Elijah Armstrong decided enough was enough — it was time for him to take action.
Erickson Discovery Grant showcases partnership between Education, IST
Seth Wilcox, a first-year student majoring in secondary education with a focus in earth and space sciences, will spend his summer coding a program that will extract keyphrases from scientific publications and determine their usefulness through crowdsourcing.
Experiential learning trips help engineering students develop leadership skills
Wesley Donahue, associate professor of education (workforce education and development) and instructor of ENGR 409, uses experiential learning as part of his curriculum to teach future engineers leadership excellence in corporate performance.
Hannah Kohler named spring 2018 student marshal for College of Education
Hannah Elizabeth Kohler is the College of Education’s student marshal for Penn State’s spring 2018 Commencement ceremony, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Bryce Jordan Center. A Schreyer Honors College student from York, Pennsylvania, Kohler made dean's list in every semester.
Reputation of PDS program beginning to precede itself
The popularity of Penn State's Professional Development School has broadened throughout its 20 years to the extent that students who are interested in teaching careers have heard of the program prior to enrolling in the College of Education.
Elementary education majors to host children's arcade at Discovery Space
Elementary education majors enrolled in CI 497: The Creative Child will host Creative Child at Discovery Space. The event, to be held at Discovery Space on North Atherton Street, kicks off from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. A second session will take place 1:45-2:35 p.m. Thursday, April 26.