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November-December 2008 News Archive

A list of press releases and news announcements distributed in November and December 2008 by the Penn State College of Education


December 2008


McCleester Fund Created to Support Workforce Training

An estate gift by the late Paul McCleester '51, provides funds for the Workforce Education and Development Program.

Heller Testifies on College Affordability and Access

Donald E. Heller, professor, senior scientist, and director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, testified before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Education Council of Higher Education on the affordability and access of higher education for low-moderate income students.

Case Study: The High School Space Race

Scott A. Metzger, assistant professor of education, and two colleagues conducted a case study of school districts in the greater Lansing, Michigan, area to examine how school-choice programs and the construction or remodeling of big high schools may be related.

Embedding Strategy Helps Preschool Special Needs Children Develop Their Social Skills

A research study by Marisa Macy and a colleague demonstrated an intervention strategy that helped preschoolers improve on their targeted social goals.

College Student Affairs Administrators Can Discourage Academic Cheating

Robert Hendrickson outlines how administrators can assume a proactive leadership role to address academic cheating, including plagiarism.

Paul Begley Honored with UCEA's Master Professor Award

The University Council for Educational Administration recognized Begley at its 22nd annual convention in Orlando, Fla.


November 2008


After 35 Years of Service Each, Lutz and Dreibelbis Retire

Long time staff assistants, Suzy Lutz and Jo-Ann Dreibelbis, retired on September 30, 2008, after 35 years of service to Penn State.

RIG Recipients Announced for Fall 2008

Three faculty have been awarded Research Initiation Grants (RIG) for 2008 fall semester.

Lauren Subosits Experiences Native American Customs During Unique Summer Internship

Subosits helped evaluate education programs at elementary schools at Native American reservations in Montana

Stephanie Serriere Uses Course-Development Grant to Hold Student Democratic Forum

Serriere's students participated in a Constitution Day forum, held September 17.

Alum and Fulbright Scholar, Luke Zeller Teaches in S. Korea

Luke Zeller is providing a bi-weekly blog about his experience teaching English as a foreign language to South Korean students. 

Brad Howe, College of Education Student Marshal, Trades Banking Career for Teaching

Howe, a returning adult student, worked full-time while taking classes to complete his bachelor of science degree in Secondary Education with a Mathematics option, in order to pursue a new career.

Career and Technical Educators Workshop Offered to Students

The Workforce Education and Development program hosted members of the National Technical Honors Society on November 18, for an informational workshop on becoming a career and technical educator.

David Baker Heads Project to Study Link Between Formal Schooling and Everyday Health Risk

The two-year grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, runs from Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2010.

DCEC Offers Small Grants for Diversity Initiatives

Any faculty, staff, or student of the College may request funding for a proposed event or program that supports diversity and community enhancement.



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