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March-April 2011 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from March and April 2011.

April 2011


Brandon Hunt Named Fellow of the American Counseling Association

Brandon Hunt, a professor of education at Penn State, has been named a Fellow of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Schafft Co-Authors New Book on Rural Society

Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience and Transformation examines the contemporary social, political, and economic context of rural people and communities in the U.S.

CREC Announces Reynolds School District as Winner of 2011 Rural Award

The Building Community through Rural Education Award recognizes a rural school district in Pennsylvania that distinguishes itself through innovative practices.

American Indian Leadership Program to Honor its Graduating Students

The May 14 event will culminate the AILP's 40th anniversary celebration.

LeTendre Appointed to Second Term as EPS Department Head

The reappointment extends LeTendre's leadership role through July 1, 2014.

College Announces Ronald Ehrenberg as Commencement Speaker

Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives professor of industrial and labor relations and economics at Cornell, also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College.

Project Provides Students with Hands-on Experience

David Baker and Mimi Schaub developed a class project that gives preservice teachers a unique understanding of challenges faced by under-resourced school districts.


Communications Professional Pursues Teaching Dream

Michele Moyer says it was her position as Penn State Dubois’ public information officer that sparked her interest to return to school to pursue a teaching career.



March 2011


Study Identifies Shared, Different Traits Among GED Candidates

A study conducted for the Pennsylvania legislature by a College of Education researcher paints a comprehensive picture of the adults who take the GED in the Commonwealth and the reasons they left high school in the first place. The report also provides recommendations for improving the success rate of GED candidates in Pennsylvania.

Returning Adult Student Set to Graduate with Teaching Degree in August

Vickie Allen plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in elementary education this August.

Student Teachers in New Program Praise the Project, Their Experiences

Participants in the first cohort of the Short-Term Overseas Student-Teaching Abroad program are giving the experience high marks.

College of Education Now Accepting Enrollments for Summer Reading Camp

The camp offers a chance for reluctant readers and those who are experiencing challenges to develop their literacy.

More Than a Hundred to Represent Penn State at AERA Annual Meeting

The theme of the 2011 annual meeting, set for April 8-12, is “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good.”

Academician Ovid J.L. Tzeng to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

The Penn State Board of Trustees has selected academician and College of Education alumnus Ovid J.L. Tzeng to receive the University's highest award for an individual, the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Helping Adolescents Successfully Transition to Middle School

The Institute of Education Sciences has granted Thomas Farmer an award for his project, “Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Success: Project SEALS.”

EETT Program Builds on Previous Technology Initiatives

The Enhancing Education Through Technology program, or Pennsylvania Title IID, provides professional development to teachers and increased access to technology.

Students Honored with Leadership and Service Awards

Judi Hite, Alexa Hodge, Kate Nuschke, and Rachel Wiley have been recognized for outstanding leadership skills and ongoing service to the community.

Penn State Freshmen Encounter “Diverse” Children and Contexts in the Philadelphia Urban Seminar

Jeanine Staples is leading the two-week, 3-credit immersion course.

SPSEA Students Raise the Bar in THON 2011

The Student Pennsylvania State Education Association is dedicated to advancing leadership skills and professional development among future educators.

EPS Students Attend Washington Policy Seminar

Undergraduates as well as graduate students met with educatin policy administrators in the nation's capital.

Diverse Approaches to Diversity: A DCEC Poster and Resource Fair

Register early for the April 22 event, sponsored by the College's Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee.

Cycle-thon Benefits SCOPE

The College of Education's sixth annual Cycle-thon will be at 10 a.m. on April 17, benefiting the Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE).

Student Interns Make Blankets to Warm Latin American Orphans

PDS interns took part in a project titled “Teachers Warming Our Future,” working with ProNino USA, a nonprofit volunteer organization.

Carr-Chellman Authors New Book on Instructional Design Teaching Model

An innovative teaching model known as Instructional Design for Teachers (ID4T) is the subject of the newly released book.