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September-October 2010 News Archive

October 2010

Alumni Society Honors 2010 Award Recipients

The College of Education Alumni Society recognized seven honorees October 15 at its annual awards banquet.

Donald Boswell, Paula Donson Named 2010 Alumni Fellows

The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

Education with an Electric Twist

Doctoral student Vince Youngbauer discusses his undergraduate academic career and his time spent teaching in Lewistown, Pa.

Murphy Named Eberly Faculty Fellow

P. Karen Murphy, professor of educational psychology, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education.

World Languages Underclassmen Get a Taste of Elementary School Instruction

Eleven College of Education underclassmen are gaining valuable teaching experience in an after-school enrichment program for local elementary school students.

Shouse Co-Authors Book on Education Reform in Taiwan

“Principal Leadership in Taiwan Schools” is based on a review of Taiwan's history of school reform. Co-author is Kuan-Pei Lin ’05 Ph.D.

New Web Site Helps Teachers Use Digital Technology More Effectively

Faculty from Penn State's College of Education have launched an online initiative that demonstrates how teachers can effectively use digital technology in elementary school classrooms.

"The Unheard Voices Project" Broadens Education Policy Debates

Research led by Alison Carr-Chellman of is bringing often-ignored perspectives into policy discussions about the future of the country's schools.

Zembal-Saul to Lead Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Carla Zembal-Saul, professor of science education, has been appointed department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Penn State's College of Education. Her appointment began on October 1, 2010.

Rusch: Schools Can "Bridge" a Brighter Future for Youth with Disabilities

Three "bridges" can help high school students with disabilities make their transition to higher education or the workplace.

Study Reveals Challenges for Early Childhood Education Teacher Education Programs

College of Education researchers have examined Early Childhood Education Teacher Education programs at major U.S. universities and ahve identified several tensions between Early Childhood Education and elementary teacher education programs.

Academic and Career Services Fair October 14, 2010

Representatives from a variety of campus programs and organizations will be available to College of Education students at the Academic and Career Services Fair on October 14, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the main lobby area of Chambers Building. The event is designed to help students discover some of the helpful aspects of the University pertaining to academic programs and career services.



September 2010

Keebaughs Give Back to College of Education, Penn State by Creating Honors Scholarship

Andree Ward and Mike Keebaugh are presenting a million-dollar gift to to fund scholarship endowments in the College of Education, the Schreyer Honors College, and the colleges of engineering and information sciences and technology.

Jan van Driel to Deliver Waterbury Lecture

Penn State's College of Education will welcome Jan van Driel as the next guest lecturer in the Waterbury Lecture Series. Van Driel, an internationally recognized scholar in the field of science education, will speak on teaching and learning, specifically pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), on October 18, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in 112 Walker Building.

Rankin Addresses Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

Sue Rankin, associate professor of college student affairs in Penn State's College Education, briefed the U.S. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus on the results of the newly released report "The 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People." The report, the most comprehensive national report to date chronicling the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, reveals a "chilly" campus climate toward LGBT students, faculty, and staff.

Teacher Survival Skills Is Topic of Free Online Seminar

The next EdLion seminar will be held in October in a series of three one-hour sessions. Act 48 credit is available for Pennsylvania teachers who participate in all three live sessions.

Krauses Make $6.5M Gift to Support Innovation in College of Education

With a $6.5 million gift to the College of Education—the largest gift ever to the College—Gay and Bill Krause of Los Altos Hills, CA, will establish and support the Krause Innovation Studio.

Baker and Passmore Release New Report on Potential Impact of Proposed Gas Severance Tax

The report indicates that a new Pennsylvania tax would add to operating costs of gas drilling companies, but would increase state revenue and have positive results for the state’s economy and population.

2010–2011 Humphrey Fellows Focus on Higher Education Studies

Fourteen international professionals are participating in this year’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State.

Kelly Duncan Serves Internship in Office of U.S. Senator Robert Casey

Duncan was among the first cohort of students who graduated recently from the Educational and Public Policy program.

Professor Rebecca Tsosie to speak on the future of Indian education

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Leadership Program at Penn State, Professor Rebecca Tsosie will speak at Penn State Law on "Tribal self-determination and the future of Indian education." Her talk is scheduled for October 13.