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March - April 2007 News Archive

A list of press releases and news announcements distributed in March and April 2007 by the Penn State College of Education.

April 2007 News Archive


College of Education Spikes Night Is June 22

Faculty, staff, and students are all encouraged to come watch the game and witness Dean Monk throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Penn State Partnership to Protect Children Online Highlighted at Press Conference

Dean David Monk joined Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett at a State College Elementary School to announce a new campaign to teach students the importance of Internet safety.

American Indian Education Research Center Established at Penn State

The new center is expected to serve as a clearinghouse on American Indian/Alaska Native education research, policy, and practice.

Gelfand Named Spring 2007 College of Education Student Marshal

Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State’s University Park campus.

College of Education Provides Free Online Seminar about Internet Safety for Children

The College of Education invites current students, alumni, and members of the University community to participate in the upcoming EdLion session, “Internet Safety for Children,” April 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. EST.


March 2007 News Archive

Cycle-thon 2007 Is Just Several Weeks Away

Join us for the second annual College of Education Cycle-thon, set for Sunday morning, April 22.

College of Education Dean Authors Article Concerning Education Policy in Rural Areas

Dean David Monk has authored “Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Teachers in Rural Areas” which appears in the March 2007 volume of The Future of Children: Excellence in the Classroom, published by The Brookings Institution as part of their series The Future of Children.

$1.8 Million Grant to Improve Writing Skills in Students with Behavior Disorders

Linda Mason and Rick Kubina have been awarded a $1.8 million grant to study the writing skills of students with behavior disorders, through a partnership with local school teachers and the support of other researchers.

New Name and New Office for the College's Multicultural Unit

The College's multicultural services unit has a new name and a new look.

Second Annual Race/Walk to Benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation

Two Penn State greek organizations are presenting the second annual We Are… Curing Autism Now 5K Run/3K Walk on April 14 to benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation in downtown State College.

David Saxe Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

David Saxe and the establishment of the new Center for the Study of Free Institutions and Civic Education (FICE) is the cover story article.

Murry Nelson Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Hungary

Nelson will serve as the László Országh Chair in American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

Charles Hughes Receives Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant

Hughes will spend a month at the Stockholm Institute of Education, presenting lectures, seminars, and workshops.

Edgar Farmer Reappointed Department Head of Learning and Performance Systems

Farmer will continue to lead the Department of Learning and Performance Systems.

James DiPerna Named Winner of Eberly Faculty Fellowship

James DiPerna, assistant professor of school psychology, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Fellowship.

Elias Mpofu Named Researcher of the Year by NCRE

Mpofu was honored for his extensive work related to rehabilitation services.

P. Karen Murphy Named Winner of 2007 Cotterill Leadership Award

Murphy was selected for her display of leadership in the College.

Brian Smith Named Faculty Advisor in Information Sciences and Technology Institute

The Solutions Institute provides assistance in issues related to technology-assisted education and training. 

Wachovia Creates Fund to Assist Student Teachers at Penn State Berks

The company is creating a $50,000 scholarship fund to assist student teachers in the Reading School District.

Kelly Blasko Receives Research Grant

The $1,000 Roy Scrivner Research Grant will help support Blasko’s research.

Eugenio Longoria Sáenz Wins Holmes Scholar Award

The award recognizes Sáenz for academic excellence, leadership, scholarship, collaboration, and mentoring.

Father of Graduate Student Wins Medal of Honor

Mike Crandall, graduate student in the College’s Adult Education program, has plenty of reason to be proud of his dad.

Four Education Students Dance 46 Hours to Beat Pediatric Cancer

Penn State’s Student Chapter of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) raised more than $10,000 for THON 2007.

Professor of Workforce Education Retires After 20 Years at Penn State

After 20 years in the Workforce Education department at the Penn State College of Education, Professor Kenneth Gray has retired.