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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.
DCEC promotes diversity, fellowship among college community
In the College of Education, the Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC) works to promote an "all-in" atmosphere and provide opportunities so that all members of the college may be personally and professionally successful.
Around the College: April 25, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Graduate student's endeavor is to tackle the science of teaching science
Dan Henderson is a student with a lifelong passion for science and he's engineered his future plans to relay that passion through the profession of teaching.
College of Education faculty, staff serve students across the University
At any university, it is common to see faculty and staff working with students. After all, it is part of most job descriptions. But oftentimes, faculty and staff go above and beyond their job descriptions in what they do for students.
Student teacher takes advantage of PDS opportunity to learn and grow
Whenever there's been a way to not only educate children but help them as well, Ali Cohen has been there.
Kelly receives Dr. John J. Gumperz Memorial Award
Gregory J. Kelly was the recipient of the Dr. John J. Gumperz Memorial Award at this year's annual American Education Research Association meeting.
College of Education student earns Erickson Discovery Grant
Penn State College of Education student Rachel Shriver knew that five weeks in Ecuador wasn't enough; she wanted at least five more because she had more questions to ask, more research to uncover, much more to explore.
Student teachers get early start on research interests
Education is steeped in research and student teachers are finding that it's never too early to take an interest in inquiry.
Haynes-Thoby selected for NBCC MFP Fellowship Program
Latoya Haynes-Thoby, an alumna and current doctoral student in the counselor education and supervision program, was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP).
Professional Development School marks 20 years of devotion to 'hard work of teaching'
Two decades of encouraging cooperation and collaboration between teachers and students have led to a landmark anniversary for Penn State's College of Education and the State College Area School District.
Around the College: May 9, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
College of Education prepares for Office 365 migration
Penn State has adopted the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications, and is migrating all faculty, staff and students at all campuses to the new applications this spring and summer. In the College of Education, that migration will take place at the end of May and beginning of June for faculty and staff.
Overseas servicewoman grateful for Penn State's online master's program
Air National Guard Captain Melissa Spencer has traveled the world as a military brat, she calls home the top of the world, and now feels at home as a master of education graduate student in Penn State's World Campus.
Leonhard legacy includes generous support of language and literacy in College of Education
Even as a child, Jeanne Leonhard recognized the importance of proficiency in language and literacy, and she’s made it a priority throughout her life.
Microsoft Office 365 migration begins Tuesday
The migration to Microsoft Office 365 begins Tuesday, May 29, for faculty and staff in the College of Education.
College celebrates 2 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows
Two faculty members in the College of Education have been named 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows. Gabriela Richard and Rebecca Tarlau, both assistant professors in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, are two of only 30 fellows named nationally for 2018.
Penn State doctoral student selected for prestigious California academic program
Fourth-year College of Education doctoral student Elyzza Aparicio has been selected to participate in the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) that will allow her to complete her Penn State degree while simultaneously being a part of the CSU process that prepares its scholars for the professoriate.
Around the College: June 6, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Dean Monk shares thoughts on College's 95th anniversary
On June 11, the Penn State College of Education celebrated the 95th anniversary of its founding. We have accomplished a great deal in the five years since our last milestone, and those accomplishments are worthy of note.
Partnership to help South Africa universities redress apartheid legacy
Penn State's College of Education is helping to support and prepare South Africa's next generation of university leadership, funded by the republic's Department of Higher Education and Training.