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Research Initiation Grants Awarded to Three Faculty in Fall 2007
Article about the winners of Research Initiation Grants in the Fall 2007 semester
Growing Problem of At-Risk Youth Addressed With Counseling Summer Institute
Serriere Uses Course-Development Grant to Hold Student Democratic Forum
Update from the Development and Alumni Relations Office, January 2008
Article describing the latest information from the College of Education's Development and Alumni Relations Office.
Christa Harmotto Wins ESPN Academic All American Award
Story about Christa Harmotto and the Penn State Women's Volleyball national championship team
Iraq War Vet Inspired to be a Teacher
Matthew Poth enrolls in the College of Education to pursue a career in teaching after serving with the Marine Corps in Iraq.
A Taste of Teaching in the City: The Philadelphia Urban Seminar
Penn State College of Education preservice education students visit Philadelphia schools in May 2007.
Edgar Farmer Reappointed Department Head of Learning and Performance Systems
Farmer will continue to lead the Department of Learning and Performance Systems.
Embodiment Seen as an Important Element of Arts in Education
Article about Kim Powell's research related to arts and education
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.
Humphrey Fellow Demet Gulaldi Makes a Virtual Presentation for her Colleagues
Article about a presentation by Demet Gulaldi, Humphrey Fellow
Beth Gelfand Named Spring 2007 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal
Gelfand will be recognized at the Penn State Undergraduate Commencement on May 19, 2007, at the Eisenhower Auditorium.
Kara Callahan, Chris Harmotto Help Lady Lion Volleyball Team to NCAA Championship
Article about two College of Education students who helped the Penn State Women's Volleyball team win the 2007 NCAA championship.
Second Annual Race/Walk to Benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation
Two Penn State greek organizations are presenting the second annual We Are… Curing Autism Now 5K Run/3K Walk on April 14 to benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation in downtown State College.
Videogame Business Will Get the Academic Treatment at Conference
Article about the upcoming Videogame Conference at Penn State
Congratulations Faculty
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
College Honors Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student with Annual Awards
A press release about the 2007 faculty, staff, and student awards in the Penn State College of Education.
Congratulations Faculty (compiled Nov. 2008)
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
Clifford Bennett Joins Alumni Society Board of Directors
Article announcing Clifford Bennett as a new member of the College of Education's Alumni Society Board
Pellock Honored for Work in Career and Technical Education
Dr. Cynthia Pellock has been named the 2008 Outstanding Career and Technical Educator by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education.
Recent Faculty, Staff, and Student Research - Compiled November 2008
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Abstracts for 2009 Undergraduate Exhibition to Be Accepted Soon
Announcement about the 2009 Undergraduate Exhibition, to be held April 8.
Gamson Leads Project to Study the Cognitive Demands of Reading Comprehension
David Gamson and other researchers have received funding of $468,750 from the Spencer Foundation to study the cognitive demands of reading comprehension.
Carla Zembal-Saul Appointed First Kahn Professor in Education
Carla Zembal-Saul, Penn State professor-in-charge of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named to the newest endowed professorship in the College of Education—the Gilbert and Donna Kahn Professorship in Education in Recognition of David H. Monk and Graham B. Spanier.
Returning Adult Named Student Marshal for Summer 2008
Elaine Siddons is the 2008 summer student marshal for the College of Education.
WED Initiative Studies the Impact of Workforce Fluctuations on Local Economies
WED Initiative
Professor of Workforce Education Retires after 20 Years at Penn State
After 20 years in the Workforce Education Department, Professor Kenneth Gray has retired.
Harry L. Eberly Named Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State
Morgan Named Recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Graduate Student Appointed as a UNESCO Fellow to Serve in Paris
Felicia Wilson, a Fulbright Scholar, received funding by the United Nations Foundation to work on international education issues during her service as a UNESCO Fellow in Paris.
Maureen Higgins Named Summer 2007 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal
Higgins, an Elementary and Kindergarten Education major, was honored at commencement ceremonies for the 2007 summer session.
Rare Book Collection is Focus of MAC-MTL Trip to American University
Article about a trip by MAC-MTL students to American University
John Andreadis Takes the Fast Road to Stage Acting Success
Article about freshman John Andreadis, who won a Freddy Award for his performance in a high school play
American Indian Educator Named 2008 Alumni Fellow
College of Education alumnus, Gerald E. Gipp, '71 M.Ed. and '74 Ph.D. will be honored on October 2 in University Park, Pa.
Abstracts for 2008 Undergraduate Exhibition to Be Accepted Soon
Announcement about the 2008 Undergraduate Exhibition to be held April 9.
Alumnus to be Honored with Award at EDUCAUSE Conference
Dr. John Nworie, '04 to receive the 2008 EDUCAUSE Quarterly Contribution of the Year Award.
Orrin Murray Joins College as Director of EDUCATE
College of Education Endowments Help Boost Penn State's Investing in People Initiative
Press release about the Penn State College of Education's Education Endowments that help boost the university's Investing in People Initiative
Hoadley Named Winner of Fulbright Scholarship
Article about Chris Hoadley's Fulbright Award for 2008-2009
Student Fuels Cross Country Trip with Used Vegetable Oil
Education student, Jillian Deegan and her friend Scott Karduck converted a truck to run on used vegetable oil for a cross country trip this summer.
Penn State Wins Grant to Support Concurrent Master’s Degree and Certification in Special Education
News release about a four-year, $800,00 special education grant
Alum, Peace Corps Volunteer Shares Experience in Blog
Michael Dissen '08, is serving 27 months in Lesotho acting as resource for teachers in a rural village. He is sharing his experiences and observations through a personal blog.
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.
Congratulations Faculty
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
Twelve Students in Penn State’s Institutional Research Program Receive AIR Fellowships
Article about 12 online graduate students winning 2008 AIR Fellowships
David Saxe Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Saxe and the College's FICE Center recently were profiled in the publication.
New Name and New Office for the College's Multicultural Unit
The College's multicultural services unit has a new name and a new look.
American Indian Education Research Center Established at Penn State
The center is expected to serve as a clearinghouse on American Indian/Alaska Native education research, policy, and practice.
Early Childhood Education Conference Facilitates Greater Community Collaboration
A press release about an Early Childhood Education Conference hosted by Penn State.
Black Latinos with Disabilities: Limited Access to Vocational Rehabilitation Reflects African American Societal Challenges
Article about Keith Wilson's research on Black Latinos with disabilities
Frank Dwyer Retires After 43 Years at Penn State
A press release about faculty member Frank Dwyer who is retiring after spending 43 years at Penn State.
Penn State Welcomes 2008–09 Humphrey Fellows
Article with biographies of the international scholars participating in the 2008-09 Hubert H. Humphrey Program at Penn State
Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon Held
A press release about the Penn State College of Education's annual staff appreciation luncheon.
2007–08 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their New Academic Year at Penn State
Fifteen professionals from around the world have arrived to begin their yearlong participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Adult Education has Presence in Second Life
The Adult Education Progam is using Second Life, an online virtual environment, as a teaching, recruitment, and marketing tool.
Alum and Fulbright Scholar, Luke Zeller Teaches in S. Korea
Luke Zeller is providing a bi-weekly blog from South Korea on his experience teaching English as a foreign language.
Catherine Goffreda Wins Dissertation Research Grant
News release about Catherine Goffreda's dissertation research grant
Open Invitation – Distinguished Lecture Series
Announcement of distinguished speakers
PEPP Students Get a Jump on Their College Course Requirements
Article about PEPP students earning college credits
Congratulations Students
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
Join the College Community at a Spikes Game
Come watch the game and witness Dean David Monk throw out the ceremonial first pitch on June 22, 2007.
Recent Graduate Kimberly Beall Awarded Teaching Assistantship in France
Beall will teach English to elementary school students from Oct. 1, 2007 until June 30, 2008.
2008 Cycle-thon and Picnic Attracts Record Number of Participants
Recap of Cycle-thon 2008.
Alum Gwen Smith Takes Her Teaching Profession to War-Ravaged Sierra Leone
The missionary work of a selfless Penn State College of Education alumna is helping a third-world West African nation rebound.
Alum Beth Schiavino-Narvaez Shows Her Leadership and Humanitarian Interests
Article about alumna Beth Sciavino-Narvaez
PEPP-McKeesport to Present Leadership Conference for High School Students
News release about a High School Student Government Leadership Conference in McKeesport
Alumni Society Board Honors 2008 Award Recipients
College of Education Graduate Students Publish Fifth Volume of Higher Education in Review
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman and Betty Harper, co-editors, published the fifth volume of HER
Faculty Research
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
First-Year Seminar Students Volunteer in Community
Freshman students in the ED 100S course served the community as volunteers.
School Business Managers from the United Kingdom Observe the American Education System
Article about a visit to Pennsylvania by business managers from the United Kingdom
Cycle-thon 2008 to Be Held April 27
Article announcing the upcoming Cycle-thon
Lauren Subosits Experiences Native American Customs During Unique Summer Internship
Article about student Lauren Subosits
AILP Hosts Principals' Institute
Scholarship Applications for 2008–2009
Announcement about applications for 2008–09 student scholarships
Student Sean Meloy Honored to Attend the Democratic National Convention
Article about College of Education senior Sean Meloy serving as an alternate delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
College of Education Rankings
The 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings of various graduate programs in the Penn State College of Education.
Baker Heads Project to Study Link Between Formal Schooling and Everyday Health Risk
News release about David Baker's $700,000 grant to study link between education and health risk
DCEC Offers Small Grants for Diversity Initiatives
Small grants are offered by DCEC for diversity initiatives
Update from the Development Office
Article updating Development Office fund-raising efforts and upcoming events
Doing it for the Girls: Benta Abuya’s Research Touches Her Kenyan Roots
Article about doctoral candidate Benta Abuya
Niles to Edit Counseling Journal; Named ACA Fellow
A press release about Spencer "Skip" Niles, who was named an American Counseling Association fellow and is to edit the Journal of Counseling and Development.
Shereen Abdel Kader Wins Achieving Women Award from Presidential Commission
The distinguished award recognizes Penn State women who have shown leadership and are accomplished in their fields.
New! Post-Bacc Courses on Inclusive Classrooms
Adult Learner Inspired by Her Daughters to Complete Her College Degree
Article about adult learner Stacy Baptiste who is ready to graduate
Faculty and Staff Campaign Kicks Off in March
Penn State's Annual Giving office kicks off its annual Faculty and Staff Campaign to employees across the University.
Wachovia Creates Fund to Assist Student Teachers at Penn State Berks
The company is creating a $50,000 scholarship fund to assist student teachers in the Reading School District.
New $3 Million Research Project Looks at Online Reading Tutor for Middle Schools
An article describing a $3 million grant to study the effectiveness of a Web-based reading program for middle school students
Congratulations Faculty and Staff
An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
DiPerna Named Winner of Eberly Faculty Fellowship
DiPerna will assume the fellowship for a three-year term beginning July 1.
Strengthening Multicultural Education Programming in the College
The dean's Connections column for November 2007
Maryjo Oster Appears on Television Program to Discuss Teenage Sex Education
Article about graduate student Maryjo Oster
2007 Student Research Projects Displayed in the Cyber Gallery
A cohort of students in the World Campus Teacher Leadership program displayed representations of their master’s projects in a "virtual" online gallery.
Cycle-thon 2007 Is Just Several Weeks Away
Join us for the second annual College of Education Cycle-thon, set for Sunday morning, April 22.
Second Annual Cycle-thon Raises $8,369 for Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE)
Forty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni rode together in the second annual College of Education Cycle-thon on April 22, 2007.
Residential Mobility and its Effect on Family Literacy Programs
An article about the Goodling Institute's Research Brief on poverty and residential mobility
United Way Committee Reports on a Successful Campaign
The College's efforts to raise funds for the United Way campaign total $13,476.97.
College of Education Provides Free Online Seminar about Internet Safety for Children
Current students, alumni, and members of the University community can participate in the EdLion session, “Internet Safety for Children,” April 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.
The Keystone Tutor Credential Program Wins Award
Special Education faculty and Continuing Education staff team together to create and administer the Keystone Tutor Credential Program which is the recipient of an award by the University Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic Region.
Begley Honored with UCEA's Master Professor Award
News release about Paul Begley winning the UCEA Master Professor Award