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July - August 2008

News archive from July-August 2008 for the Penn State College of Education.


August 2008

Native American Immersion Experience Wins Award for Multicultural Programming

Exploring the Indigenous Ways of Knowing the Ojibwe program receives 2008 Rose Dohan-Sells Program Award.

Rose Baker Appointed to Commission for Women

President Graham Spanier has named Baker to a three-year term as a member of the Commission.

John Andreadis Takes the Fast Road to Stage Acting Success

Andreadis, a freshman in the College of Education, played the lead role in his high school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie last spring—an effort that won him a Freddy Award for Featured Performance by an Actor.

Higher Education Symposium Features Unique Blend of Academics and Fun for Alumni

About 80 alumni of Penn State’s Higher Education program came together in June to participate in the program’s first alumni symposium.

July 2008

Hoadley Named Winner of Fulbright Scholarship

Christopher Hoadley plans to spend the 2008–2009 academic year supporting research in the Almora region of India and in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.

Second Annual Philadelphia Urban Seminar Draws Large Contingent of Penn State Education Majors

Thirty-nine Penn State undergraduates were among more than 450 college students from across Pennsylvania who got a close-up look at urban teaching issues.

Pellock Honored for Work in Career and Technical Education

Dr. Cynthia Pellock has been named the 2008 Outstanding Career and Technical Educator by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education.

Hurley Joins College as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Brent W. Hurley is the new alumni relations director after working as an academic counselor and advising programs coordinator for Penn State.

Penn State’s American Indian Leadership Program Awarded New Four-Year Grant to Prepare Principals

The $960,000-plus initiative, titled Principals for Student Success (PSS), allows participants to earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with principalship certification.

Alumnus to be Honored with Award at EDUCAUSE Conference

Dr. John Nworie, '04 will receive the 2008 EDUCAUSE Quarterly Contribution of the Year Award at its annual conference in Orlando, Fl. this October.

New $3 Million Research Project Looks at Online Reading Tutor for Middle Schools

The four-year project examines a tutoring strategy that was developed by a College of Education research team on an earlier grant that ends this summer.

Law and Education Institute Informs School Administrators and Educators on Legal Issues

The conference addressed a wide range of issues often faced by professionals in the schools.

New Director of International Programs Brings Diverse Background to Role

Leila Bradaschia will replace Syedur Rahman on July 1.

Graduate Student Appointed as a UNESCO Fellow to Serve in Paris

Felicia Wilson, a Fulbright Scholar, received funding by the United Nations Foundation to work on international education issues during her service as a UNESCO Fellow in Paris.