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November-December 2007 News Archive

A list of press releases and news announcements distributed in November and December 2007 by the Penn State College of Education



December 2007


Adults Have Many Roles in Children's Imaginery Friends and Traditions

Often parents get involved with and feed into their children's imaginations, sometimes for no other reason than to revisit their own childhood, says Gail Boldt, associate professor of education. 

Erin Elizabeth Twerdok Named Fall 2007 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal

Twerdok will be recognized at the Penn State Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, December 22, at 12:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Ken Gray Honored with NCLA’s Distinguished Service Award

The National Council of Local Administrators recognized Gray for his influential work in career and technical education.

Goodling Institute and WNBA Star Helen Darling: A Winning Partnership to Promote Children’s Literacy

Darling, an author of children's books, is connecting with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy to broaden children's interest in reading. 

Students Who Struggle with Writing Can Benefit from Self-Regulation Strategies

Researcher Linda Mason advocates an instructional approach known as self-regulated strategy development to improve student writing skills.

November 2007

PEPP Institute Travels to the Pennylvania Latino Education Summit

About twenty Penn State Educational Partnership Program students from Reading High School plan to attend the Pennsylvania Latino Education Summit on Dec. 11 at the Penn Stater.

Jacqueline Stefkovich Named Associate Dean in College of Education

Stefokovitch has been appointed the College's associate dean for graduate studies, research, and faculty development.

College Establishes Notebook Computer Requirement for Future Teachers

Initiative will provide important opportunities for teacher education students to learn to facilitate meaningful teaching and learning in a variety of settings.

Leadership Conference for High School Students Proves to Be Successful

The Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) sponsored the Nov. 16 event, attended by more than 100 aspiring high school students.

Protection of Human Subjects in Research is an Urgent Issue

Researchers are reminded that regulations are in place to ensure the positive ethical treatment of human subjects in research activities. 

PEPP Staff Members Making a Difference for Teens Across Pennsylvania

The staff of the Penn State Educational Partnership Program are having a profound, life-changing effect on thousands of young people. 

Penn State Children’s Literature Program Receives Top Ranking by Instructor Magazine

The Children's Literature World Campus program is rated the best online program in children's literature.

Four College Faculty Recognized as Fulbright Scholars

Murry Nelson, David Post, Ravinder Koul, and Beverly Lindsay were acknowledged recently by The Chronicle of Higher Education as winners of Fulbright awards.

Update from the Development Office

The College of Education’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations reviews its fundraising efforts and  upcoming events and activities.

Special Education Program Receives Grant to Support Doctoral Students

The Special Education Program in the Penn State College of Education has received a Preparing Outstanding Scholars for Special Education (POSSE) leadership grant.

PEPP-McKeesport to Present Leadership Conference for High School Students

More than one hundred students from western Pennsylvania schools are expected to attend the November 16 conference.

Counselor Education Faculty and Students Volunteer Their Services to Bellefonte Children’s Celebration

The Counselor Education program served as one of several sponsors for the annual event.

Penn State Becomes Home of Rural Education Scholarly Journal; Kai Schafft Named Editor

The operations of the Journal of Research in Rural Education are being transferred from The University of Maine.

Partnerships with Other Universities Yield First Graduates

The Penn State College of Education has created two distinct partnerships with Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez to allow graduate students from those universities to take advantage of programs and courses at Penn State.

College of Education Student Uses Science and Education Background to Support Penn State Solar Decathlon Team

Tom Chorman, a Curriculum and Instruction master’s student in science education, has spent over a year working with a Penn State team to develop a state-of-the-art home that functions completely on solar power.

College of Education Students Participate in Unique Summer Study Abroad Experiences

Instead of sitting in a classroom last summer, several teacher preparation students traveled to Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.

Doctoral Students Awarded Research Initiation Grants

The grant acknowledges students who have developed strong dissertation proposals for their area of research.