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News: Jan-March 2014

Student Leaders: Chad Littlefield
Chad Littlefield is a unique leader in the College of Education who works to make a difference one smile at a time.
King Family Supports Anti-Bullying Efforts
A portion of a recent gift to Penn State made by Jeffery King and his family is helping support an anti-bullying project in the College of Education.
Student Leaders: Talia Carroll
Talia Carroll, a student leader in the College of Education, has pursued roles in which she could develop personally and professionally.
Exploring Social Justice and Democracy Through the Arts
Research by two College of Education faculty members, Kimberly Powell and Stephanie Serriere, explores how individuals engaged different social justice and democracy issues through theater techniques.
New Book for Educators in Technical and Career Facilities
Mark Threeton, assistant professor of education, and Richard Walter, associate professor emeritus of education, wrote a book that is designed to help technical educators effectively manage their classrooms and labs.
New Online Master's Degree Focuses on Organization Improvement
The College of Education is partnering with Penn State World Campus to offer a new master's degree in organization development and change.
Study Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities in ADHD Diagnoses
A study by Paul Morgan, associate professor of special education, and his colleagues Marianne Hillemeier, George Farkas, and Steve Maczuga indicates that Black children and children in homes where a language other than English is being spoken are less likely to receive an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis by school entry.
Student-Teachers Supported by Network of Professionals
College of Education supervisors provide essential guidance and instruction to student-teachers as they work through their classroom internships.
Local Museum is Expanding Offerings, Minds of Children
Discovery Space and its director of education, Michele Crowl, a College of Education doctoral student in science education, have a mission to provide engaging science experiences to children in and around State College.
Performance Consulting Explored in New Book
William Rothwell, professor of education, and his co-authors wrote a book that shares how organizations can improve performance in the workplace.
Guinier Named Keynote Speaker of Upcoming Civil Rights Conference
The Penn State College of Education announced that Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey professor of law at Harvard Law School, will be the keynote speaker at its interdisciplinary civil rights conference in June 2014.
Do cyber charter schools help or hurt the educational system?
Ali Carr-Chellman, professor of education and department head of Learning and Performance Systems, examines the effect private, for-profit companies are having on the public school system.
Penn State Alumnae Receive Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Two Penn State College of Education alumni have received the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.
Penn State Alumna Wins History Teacher Award
Lori McGarry, teacher at Park Forest Elementary, wins the National History Teacher of the Year award for Pennsylvania.
College of Education Student Makes a Difference by Volunteering
Lexi Dunnells, RHS student and avid volunteer, spent her summer volunteering in Kenya trying to make the world a better place.
LifeLink PSU provides passionate bond between Penn State, State College Area School District
LifeLink PSU is a partnership between the State College Area School District and the Penn State College of Education that provides SCASD students with special needs the opportunity to take college classes at Penn State.
Summer Reading Camp Enrollment Now Open
The College of Education will be holding its eighth-annual Summer Reading Camp from July 7–31 for students who are experiencing challenges in developing their literacy.
New Maymester Course on Language, Cultural Diversity Offered
New Maymester course focusing on experiencing linguistic and cultural diversity in a new immigrant destination in Pennsylvania and preparing to teach English language learners.
Nicely Lecture to be Presented by
Dr. Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, will present the Nicely Lecture in Educational Leadership on May 6.
Letter from Former Sheppard School Principal Reflects on School Partnerships
A letter from James P. Otto, the former principal of Issac Sheppard School, reflects on how school partnerships brings real success to struggling schools.
Partnership announced between Penn State and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
A partnership was announced between the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation's Bureau and Visual Services and Penn State to host the Summer Academy.
Workforce Education Students Recognized at Professional Conference
Papers presented by students in the College's workforce education program were recently recognized with multiple awards at an international human resource development conference.
Student Research (Compiled March 2014)
Review the latest research by our students.
Student Congratulations (Compiled March 2014)
Congratulations to Laura Anne Copley, Marcy Herr, Taesung Kim, Woocheol Kim, Courtney Lynch, Cho Hyun Park, Jong Gyu Park, Yu Kyoung Park, and Marie Saul.
Staff Changes (Spring 2014)
Please welcome Jennifer Keyzer-Andre, Darlene Kolesar, Susan Tighe, Richard Browne, and Bonnie Richardson to the College.
Faculty and Staff Congratulations (Compiled March 2014)
Faculty congratulations that have been compiled through March 2014.