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November-December 2011 News Archive


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December 2011

Graphic Organizers Aid Students with Learning Disabilities

Doug Dexter and Charlie Hughes found that students who are taught with graphic organizers perform better posttest than when traditional instructional techniques are used.

Kolb Authors New Book on Facilitation of Small Groups

Small Group Facilitation offers research, insights, and suggestions on ways to improve the functioning of groups or teams.


November 2011

Maura Keasey to Serve as Fall 2011 Student Marshal

Keasey has earned a 4.0 grade-point average while working toward a bachelor’s degree in elementary and kindergarten education.

International Programs Opens New Office Space

The office is now located at 102 Chambers Building.

Interactive Transgender Presentation a Success

An informative presentation on November 3 in Chambers Building informed educators on how to be supportive of transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

Lauren Apgar Pursues Her Career Goals

The senior education major has always known she wanted to teach.

Advising and Certification Center Reorganizes

The College's student advising office has a new name, some new faces, and a new approach in providing academic guidance.

College of Education Awards Six Dean's Graduate Assistantships

The assistantships aid students applying for doctoral programs in the College.

Evensen Co-Authors Book That Examines Legal Profession for African Americans

The 2011 book, The End of the Pipeline, explores factors that contribute to the success of African Americans who practice bar.

Agent of Social Change

Alumnus Kristin Meyer aims to inspire students to make a difference.

Bookmarks Promote Ways to Detect and Report Child Sexual Abuse

Counselor education graduate students Pia Smal, Billie Miller, and Jonathan Stube in the College of Education and their professor Spencer Niles, distinguished professor of counselor education, have created bookmarks that list possible signs that a child might be a victim of sexual abuse and include information on where to report suspected abuse.

Dana Mitra Receives Fulbright Senior Scholar Award

Associate professor of education receives a Fulbright award to conduct research in Bangalore, India.

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Krause Innovation Studio

Gay and Bill, whose $6.5 million gift is supporting the soon-to-open Studio, were on hand for the October 28 ceremony in Chambers Building.

Valente, Carr-Chellman Set to Speak at TEDxPSU

TEDxPSU is an independently organized event that brings a TED-like experience to Penn State.

Rankin Co-Authors Book on the Experiences of Transgender People

The Lives of Transgender People is based on a survey of nearly 3,500 self-identified transgender individuals and follow-up interviews with more than 400 of the participants.