May-June 2009

May 2009


Summer 2009 EdLion Sessions

The College of Education will be offering free Webinar sessions for elementary and secondary teachers seeking Act 48 credits or to anyone with a Penn State accound seeking to further their knowledge of certain topics. The summer 2009 session is titled "An Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (LGBTA) Concerns in the Schools.”

Six Faculty Receive Promotion/Tenure

The promotion and tenure process is a rigorous review of the faculty member’s scholarship of teaching and learning; research and creative accomplishments; and service to the University, society, and the profession.

Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon Held

Twenty staff members reached milestone anniversaries in the past year.

CIED Students Present at National Conference

Sixteen graduate students in the CIED program were selected to present papers at a national conference in Charleston, SC, March 23-26.

Spikes Night with the College of Education

The College of Education invites students, alumni, faculty, and staff to Lubrano Field to watch the State College Spikes take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on June 30. Discounted tickets are available.

Putting an International Focus on Early Childhood Education

The Penn State ECE program has been establishing collaborations with researchers in other countries to help develop the field worldwide.

Portuguese Educator Serving as Visiting Scholar in Higher Education

Maria Teresa Patrício is spending May and June at Penn State studying role of higher education in economic development.

Elizabeth Mellin, Cole Reilly Win Awards from Penn State Commission

Mellin and Reilly each won an Excellence in Curricular Integration Award from the University's CLGBTE Commission

Penn State Scholars Observe Bilingual Primary School in Belize

The Gulisi Community Primary School incorporates a unique bilingual curriculum aimed at preserving the indigenous language of the region.

New College of Education Rankings

Penn State's College of Education is ranked 24th in the nation among 278 colleges in the latest national rankings of graduate programs released by US News & World Report.

 June 2009

 

Shawn Vashaw Wins Humanitarian Engineering Award

Vashaw was honored for his work in the development of a cell-phone-based social networking application called WishVast.

 

Kristen McKnight Selected for Membership in Presidential Leadership Academy

McKnight and twenty-nine other students will be the first class of the academy, which focuses on critical thinking and complex decision making related to social and political issues.

 

Puerto Rican Exchange Students Visit Penn State

Ten undergraduate students from Universidad del Este recently completed the two-week Future Educators’ Summer Seminar, part of a student-exchange initiative.

 

 

 

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