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November 2010 News Archive

December 2010


Alumna, Husband Endow Scholarship Supporting Most Needy Students

Sandy and Glenn Sapa have endowed the Sandy Sapa Trustee Scholarship in Penn State's College of Education.

Students with Interest in Rehabilitation Volunteer Internationally

International volunteerism has been an important service of at least five students taking courses in Penn State's Rehabilitation and Human Services program.

Faircloth Named Director of American Indian Leadership Program

Susan Faircloth has been appointed director of the American Indian Leadership Program, succeeding John Tippeconnic.

Mellin Supports Collaborative Project to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems

The project aims to decrease nonacademic barriers to learning and improve access by local high school students to mental health services.

Stefan Wisniewski: Ambition on the Football Field and in the Classroom

The Nittany Lion offensive lineman, Schreyer honors scholar, and senior in secondary education attributes each aspect of his well-rounded success at Penn State to maintaining a steadfast perseverance.

Stefkovich and Colleague Named Authors of the Month by Routledge

The book features discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities.

Study Identifies Tensions Between Teacher Preparation Programs

A survey of teacher education programs in 38 states reveals difficulties and successes related to preparing teachers to educate the nation's youngest students.

New Book Co-Edited by McNaughton Addresses Alternative Communication, Includes Chapters by AAC Users

Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use AAC documents educational practices from academic and personal perspectives.

A Master's Program with Personality

Former and current students of Penn State's College Student Affairs graduate program discuss their experiences and how the program affects their careers. 

Terenzini Receives Distinguished Career Award from ASHE

The Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Moore Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Guadalajara

Michael G. Moore, along with Sweden's Börje Holmberg and Germany's Otto Peters, was awarded the degree Doctoris Honoris Causa for pioneering research in distance education.



November 2010


Psychologist Kimberly Schonert-Reichl to Speak on Social and Emotional Learning

Schonert-Reichl will present "Educating the Heart as Well as the Mind: Bringing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Preservice Teacher Education" on December 10 in 221 Chambers Building.

Student Helped Raise 21,000 Books for Children in Africa

Penn State sophomore Michael Gottfried was recently honored in San Francisco at the headquarters of the African Library Project for his fundraising efforts.

Comings and Goings

Recent faculty and staff changes in the College of Education.

Student Organization Creates Award Recognizing Student Leadership

College of Education students in Penn State's chapter of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association worked for more than twenty years to establish an award that recognizes student leadership in that pre-professional organization. This academic year, the first recipients of the SPSEA Leadership Award will be named.

Kristen Burnett Named Student Marshal for Fall 2010 Commencement

Burnett will be escorted by her academic and honors’ thesis adviser, Scott Metzger, at the December 18 ceremony.

College of Education Welcomes New Director of Development & Alumni Relations

Michelle Houser has joined the College of Education as Director of Development and Alumni Relations, succeeding Ellie Dietrich who retired in July.

Seven Students Receive Dean's Graduate Assistantships in the College of Education

The assistantships, funded jointly by the College of Education and the Graduate School, support some of the most promising students who are applying for admission to the College’s doctoral programs.

Hughes Co-Authors Book on Teaching At-Risk Students

Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching is a research for instructors of struggling students.

Penn State Alumnus Returns from Peace Corps

After two years volunteering in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Michael Dissen returned to the United States on October 14. He reflects on the experiences he encountered during his time abroad.

Riccomini Co-Authors Two New Books on Mathematics Instruction Methods

“Response to Intervention in Math” and “Solving Equations: An Algebraic Intervention” address techniques of mathematics instruction.