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May-June 2011 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from May and June 2011.


June 2011


College of Education Students Selected for Presidential Program

Maggie Cardin, Marcy Herr, and Julia Kern will be among new members inducted into the academy, which was started by President Graham Spanier.

Ghadah Al Morshedi Prepares for English Teaching Career in United Arab Emirates

Born and raised in the UAE, Al Morshedi is pursuing a duel Ph.D. in the College of Education.

Schafft to Deliver Plenary Address at Conference in Greece

The European Society for Rural Sociology Congress attracts leading European researchers, policy makers, and scientists interested in the study of rural issues.

William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow

Hartman was recognized in May at the National Education Finance Conference.

Roger Shouse to Speak at Global Forum in Korea

Roger Shouse has been invited to speak at the 2011 Global Human Resources Forum in South Korea in November.

Garden of Delights

State College elementary school children learn about trees, plants, and animals at the Arboretum at Penn State.

College of Education Night with the Spikes

The College invites you and your family to “Education Night with the Spikes” on Friday, July 22.

College of Education Pair Named Editors of Vocational Journal

Rose M. Baker and David L. Passmore will become co-editors of the International Journal of Vocational Education & Training on July 1, 2011.


reBUild Program Connects American and Ghanaian Students to Study Disease Outbreaks

The Center for Science and the Schools is a partner in a project that engages K-12 students in a worldwide health study.

Five Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

The faculty will be honored at a dinner in the fall.

Graduate Students Publish Eighth Volume of Higher Education in Review

This volume's articles were selected from the largest number of submissions that the journal has ever received.

Canadian Student Makes First Visit to Penn State to Receive Diploma

Lucy Phua earned a master's degree online and spent a week at Penn State for commencement.

May 2011

Ehrenberg Inspires Graduates

Cornell professor gives heart-breaking, yet inspiring, speech at commencement.

Rep. Glenn Thompson Visits Educational Leadership Students

Thompson serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

America Reads at Penn State Seeks Students for Work-Study Program

Federal work-study positions are currently available for Penn State students who are interested in having a positive influence on children.

2011 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored by the College

Eight members of the College were recognized for their achievements at a May 4 reception.

ICIK Teams with American Indian Leadership Program for Spring Retreat

The Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge and AILP brought ten distinguished speakers from across the country to University Park on April 15.

Sara Stapleton Named Student Marshal for College of Education Spring 2011 Commencement

Stapleton, a secondary education, social studies option major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, will lead the procession of graduates at the May 16 ceremony.