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Multicultural Resource Center honors 3 in College of Education

The University's Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) has recognized one College of Education staff member and two students in its annual awards presentation. Brenda Martinez, administrative support assistant in the College's Office of Multicultural Programs, is the inaugural recipient of the MRC Faculty and Staff Diversity Recognition Award. Students Krishawna Goins and Rabiyatu Jalloh won the Student Leadership Award and Volunteer Service Award, respectively.

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College of Education senior wins Fulbright

College of Education senior wins Fulbright

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selected Rachel Shriver, a senior secondary English education major from Manassas, Virginia, for a Fulbright award to Colombia.

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Outstanding faculty, staff, students recognized

Outstanding faculty, staff, students recognized

Once again this year, the College of Education has recognized faculty, staff and students who have made significant contributions to their fields, the College and the University.

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Puppet shows teach students to put classroom learning into practice

Puppet shows teach students to put classroom learning into practice

Teachers-in-training need to learn a lot of different skills, but Jordan Gardner never imagined sewing would be one of them. The culminating project in one of her classes is the performance of The Happy Valley Show puppet show, with puppets made by students in the class.

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Anna Gabriel named spring 2019 Education student marshal

Anna Gabriel named spring 2019 Education student marshal

Anna Gabriel has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for Penn State's spring 2019 Commencement ceremony, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, in the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Secretary of education to deliver commencement address

Secretary of education to deliver commencement address

State Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera will deliver the keynote address at the College of Education ceremony scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus.

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Symposium to mark 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Symposium to mark 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, the Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) and the Africana Research Center (ARC) are convening Brown@65, a national symposium of education, law and policy scholars and practitioners, May 10 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State University Park campus.

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50 College of Education students earn University-wide awards

Fifty students in the College of Education are among the recipients of Penn State's most prestigious University-wide student awards for this academic year.

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Prison Education Summit to help inform growing program in College of Education

Prison Education Summit to help inform growing program in College of Education

Diversity, inclusion and social justice all have an articulated importance in the Penn State College of Education. That is increasingly evident through the actions of the College's faculty, staff and students, who are working hard to bring about social change and realize more student success in diverse populations. The most recent example of this commitment is the Prison Education and Reentry Summit, held March 29-30 on the University Park campus.

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Marimon is 2019 recipient of emerging faculty award for engaged scholarship

Marimon is 2019 recipient of emerging faculty award for engaged scholarship

Efrain Marimon, assistant professor of education in the College of Education, has received Penn State's 2019 Outreach and Online Education Emerging Faculty Award for Engaged Scholarship.

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Prins a recipient of 2019 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

Prins a recipient of 2019 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

Esther Prins, professor of education in the College of Education, is one of two recipients of Penn State's 2019 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

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College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference

College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference

A large number of University Park faculty, graduate students and staff are authors or co-authors of papers being presented in symposia, paper sessions, poster sessions or roundtable discussions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting April 5-9 in Toronto, Canada.

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Heard on campus – Abdulla Puckett, doctoral student at UCLA

Heard on campus – Abdulla Puckett, doctoral student at UCLA

Abdulla Puckett, a doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles, addressing a group of nearly 140 individuals who gathered for the Penn State Prison Education and Reentry Summit on March 29-30 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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'Education House' helps students connect with resources, each other

'Education House' helps students connect with resources, each other

The College of Education's Special Living Option (SLO), the First-Year in Education "Education House," addresses the needs of the students who choose to live there and offers experiences that help shape their first year.

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College of Education alumnus earns Alumni Achievement Award

College of Education alumnus earns Alumni Achievement Award

Brian Patchcoski, a 2010 graduate of the College of Education with a master's degree in college student affairs/higher education, is one of 15 prominent young alumni to be honored by the Penn State Alumni Association with the Alumni Achievement Award.

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Interdisciplinary team delivers intensive education leadership program

Interdisciplinary team delivers intensive education leadership program

An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the College of Education and the Smeal College of Business, hosted by Penn State Executive Programs, is sharing its collective expertise with 26 officials from 15 higher education institutions in India who are at University Park for a weeklong immersion program.

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Faculty member honored with national association's First Book Award

Faculty member honored with national association's First Book Award

"Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil," a book written by Uju Anya, assistant professor of education (second language learning) and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education, has been awarded the First Book Award by the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

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New course to allow students to tune into diversity, entrepreneurship

This innovative new course is designed to make entrepreneurship relevant to people who traditionally have been outside of entrepreneurial careers, and also to create "Schoolhouse Rock" types of educational videos on the topic.

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Dawn Crim: Sharing her passion for education

Dawn Crim: Sharing her passion for education

The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Dawn Crim, who started her professional career in sales before finding a passion for education.

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