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News: April - June 2011

2011 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored
Eight members of Penn State's College of Education have been recognized for their achievements.
LeTendre Appointed to Second Term as EPS Department Head
Gerry has been reappointed as the department head of Education Policy Studies in the College, extending his leadership role through 2014.
Ronald Ehrenberg Commencement Speech
Ronald Ehrenberg gives 2011 commencement speech.
College of Education Students Selected for Penn State's Presidential Leadership Academy
Three students from Penn State’s College of Education have been selected to participate in the university’s Presidential Leadership Academy.
American Indian Leadership Program to Honor its Graduating Students
AILP is planning a special event to honor this year’s cohort of graduating students.
Rep. Glenn Thompson Visits Educational Leadership Students
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) recently visited the College of Education and met with graduate students in the Educational Leadership program.
Graduate Students Publish Eighth Volume of Higher Education in Review
The articles in this volume were selected from the largest number of submissions that the journal has ever received.
reBUild Program Connects Pennsylvania High School Students With Students in Ghana to Study Disease Outbreaks
Through a Penn State program called reBUild, K-12 students from the Penns Valley Area School District in central Pennsylvania are working with students from three schools in Ghana to study infectious disease.
Walter Named Recipient of 2011 Cotterill Award
Richard A. Walter is the recipient of the 2011 Cotterill Leadership Enhancement Award in the College of Education.
College of Education Night with the Spikes
The College of Education invites you and your family to “Education Night with the Spikes” on Friday, July 22
Supporting Research in the College of Education
Dean Monk's column for Connections, June 2011
Sara Stapleton Serves as Spring 2011 Student Marshal for Penn State's College of Education
Sara Stapleton led the procession of graduates at the College’s baccalaureate ceremony on May 16 in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled May 2011
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Project Provides Students with Hands-On Experience
An in-class project recently developed by David Baker and Mimi Schaub challenges students in EDTHP 416 to learn about and attempt to resolve some of the challenges faced by classrooms in economically disadvantaged areas.
Virtual Tutoring Builds Relationships Between Penn State and a Philadelphia School
Penn State students use iChat to tutor students at Sheppard Elementary in Philadelphia.
Staff Changes: Spring/Summer 2011
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, spring/summer 2011
Ghadah Al Morshedi Prepares for English Teaching Career in United Arab Emirates
Mastering the English language has been a lifelong objective for Ghadah Al Morshedi. Now her objective is to teach the language.
Linda Mason Receives Fulbright Grant to Hungary
Linda Mason has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Hungary.
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.
Schafft Co-Authors New Book on Rural Society
Penn State's Kai Schafft, along with David L. Brown of Cornell University, have co-authored a new book, “Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience and Transformation.”
Schafft Delivers Plenary Address at Conference in Greece
Kai Schafft is slated to give a plenary address at a prestigious international conference in Crete.
Five Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure
Pat Hinchey, Esther Prins, Dana Stuchul, Michele Tellep, and Liang Zhang are this year's P&T recipients.
William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow
William Hartman, a professor in the Educational Leadership Program, has been awarded a Distinguished Fellow Award at the inaugural National Education Finance Conference held in Tampa, Florida, in May.
Three Summer Conferences Will Cover Various Education Topics
The Land Grant Conference, the Law and Education Institute, and the Autism Conference are set to take place at University Park.
Brandon Hunt Named Fellow of the American Counseling Association
Brandon Hunt, a professor of education at Penn State, has been named a Fellow of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
College Announces Ronald Ehrenberg as Commencement Speaker
Cornell University's Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the featured speaker at the College of Education's undergraduate commencement ceremonies. He also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
America Reads at Penn State Seeks Students for Work-Study Positions
Federal work-study positions are available for university students in the America Reads at Penn State program.
Garden of Delights
State College elementary-school children learn about trees, plants, and animals at the Arboretum at Penn State.
Congratulations Faculty (compiled May 2011)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
New Book Examines Changes in Rural Societies and Communities
Penn State's Kai Schafft and Cornell's David Brown are co-authors of "Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience and Transformation," which synthesizes the broad range of research on the topic.
College of Education Pair Named Editors of Vocational Journal
Two faculty members from Penn State’s College of Education, Rose M. Baker and David L. Passmore, will become co-editors of the International Journal of Vocational Education & Training on July 1, 2011
CREC Announces Reynolds School District as 2011 Rural Award Winner
The Center on Rural Education and Communities and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools name Reynolds School District as rural award winner.
ICIK Teams with American Indian Leadership Program for Spring Retreat
Spring retreat on indigenous knowledge features distinguished speakers.
Ehrenberg Inspires Graduates
“Family and friends mean much more in the long run than all of the professional success that one may achieve.” That was the take-home message in Ronald Ehrenberg’s speech, which he gave at the College of Education’s commencement ceremonies on May 15. The Irving M. Ives professor of industrial and labor relations and economics at Cornell University was selected as the commencement speaker because of his outstanding contributions to labor economics, in general, and to the study of labor issues in higher education, in particular.
Congratulations Students (compiled May 2011)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
Roger Shouse to Speak at Global Forum in Korea
Roger Shouse has been invited to speak at the 2011 Global Human Resources Forum, to be held in Seoul, South Korea, in November. The conference brings together representatives of global businesses, universities, governments, and international organizations.
Communications Professional Pursues Teaching Dream
College of Education student, Michele Moyer, seeks master's degree to fulfill childhood dreams.
Student Research - Compiled May 2011
A listing of presentations by students from the College