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November-December 2009

News archive from the Penn State College of Education for Nov-Dec 2009

December 2009


College of Education Staff Changes

Personnel changes since the College's summer 2009 issue of Connections


Time to Apply for College of Education Scholarships

All College of Education students are encouraged to apply for scholarships, and the window of opportunity for students to apply is now open! Here are a few basics for COE faculty and staff that should help answer many of the questions.


Short-Term Overseas Student Teaching Program Provides Unique Experience

New College of Education program offers student teaching experience allows students to divide their student teaching between here and abroad


Student Service Group Benefits Town and Gown Communities

The Rehabilitation and Human Services Student Organization (RHSSO) is growing steadily as its student members volunteer at and raise money to donate to local charities and agencies.


AILP Alumna Linda Sue Warner Supports American Indian Education at All Levels

Warner is currently the president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan.


Higher Education Program Well Represented at Conference

Some 14 faculty and students of the Penn State program participated in the annual ASHE Conference in Vancouver, Canada.


Edmondson Serving on Obama-Medvedev Commission Working Group

The Commission, comprised of American and Russian officials and experts, was created to improve communication and cooperation between the two countries.


Encampment Highlights American and Local Heritage

David Saxe organized an 18th Century-style encampment, held Dec. 4–5 at the Penn State Arboretum, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the discovery of local landmarks.


Educational Psychology Program Ranks Highly in Production of Published Articles

The Penn State program ranks ninth worldwide in an evaluation of productivity that reflects the number of journal articles published between 2003 and 2008.


African Book Project Receives Volunteer Support from Education Students at Penn State

Thousands of used children's books are being collected for shipment to needy primary schools in Swaziland.


November 2009

Griffin Co-Edits New Book on College Access for Students of Color

Towards a Brighter Tomorrow looks at the influence of social dynamics on educational opportunities of high school students of color in urban Los Angeles.


American and Local Heritage to Be Highlighted in Encampment at Penn State

David Saxe and students in his Heritage Interpretation class will present historical sketches from the colonial days during the Dec. 4–5 encampment at Penn State's Arboretum.


Adult and Family Literacy Programs Provide More than Schooling

Study by Esther Prins and her colleagues indicates that women enrolled in family literacy programs welcome psychosocial benefits above and beyond academic and vocational skills.


Study Shows Inverse Relationship Between Alcohol Abuse and Academic Performance of College Students

Jeff Hayes and colleagues in the Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health recently released a report of issues identified by college students who seek counseling.


Patrick O'Brien Named Fall 2009 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal

Patrick O'Brien is named the Fall 2009 Student Marshal for the College of Education and will be the first student to receive his diploma at commencement in December.

AILP Alumni Spotlight: Bruce Ramirez

AILP alumnus Bruce Ramirez is featured for his contributions and achievements concerning special education.

Student Art Exhibit Represents World of Teaching and Possibilities

Artwork in the Chambers building atrium that was constructed by students in Art Ed 303 will be on display through the semester.

Alumni Society Board Honors Recipients of 2009 Awards

Eight graduates from the College of Education were recently recognized for their accomplishments in the field.


Tippeconnic Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration

The Batschelet Chair is one of five faculty endowments in the College of Education.




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