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News: Oct. - Dec. 2010

COE news items, October through December 2010
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled October 2010
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Alumni Society Honors 2010 Award Recipients
The College of Education Alumni Society is extremely proud to honor its 2010 award winners.
Mentors Help a Student Find Success and a Career
Alexa Hodge, senior in Rehabilitation and Human services, plans to attend graduate school for mental health counseling. She discusses her involvement at Penn State and her future plans.
Experts Draft New National Science Education Framework
Interview with Deborah C. Smith about the framework for national science education standards
Zembal-Saul to Lead Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Carla Zembal-Saul, professor of science education, has been appointed department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Penn State's College of Education. Her appointment began on October 1, 2010.
Rusch: Schools Can "Bridge" a Brighter Future for Youth with Disabilities
Three "bridges" can help high school students with disabilities make their transition to higher education or the workplace.
Riccomini Co-Authors Two New Books on Mathematics Instruction Methods
Two new books offers techniques for math teachers to improve students' learning.
Reflections on the Power of the Penn State Network
Dean Monk's column for Connections, November 2010
The Importance of Knowing One's Self
Astrid Edens is a Penn State student and counseling psychology doctoral candidate in the College of Education.
New Book Co-Edited by McNaughton Addresses Alternative Communication, Includes Chapters by AAC Users
A new book co-edited by David McNaughton looks at augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and includes chapters by AAC users.
Guided by the Stars
Brittany Foreman switched her major from aerospace engineering to education in order to share her interests with elementary school students.
Stefkovich and Colleague Named Authors of the Month by Routledge
Stefkovich earns Author of the Month honors for book
Ambition on the Football Field and in the Classroom
Senior Stefen Wisniewski discusses how he is able to maintain balance between his secondary education major and playing as a Penn State Nittany Lion right guard.
Congratulations Students (compiled October 2010)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
Penn State Alumnus Returns From Peace Corps
After two years spent volunteering for the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Michael Dissen began his travels back to the United States on October 14, 2010. He reflects on the experiences he has encountered during his time abroad.
Seven Students Receive Dean’s Graduate Assistantships in the College of Education
Seven graduate students have been named recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship & Research in Education.
Hughes Co-Authors Book on Teaching At-Risk Students
Teachers: Here's a book to help you in your work at-risk students in your classroom.
Moore Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Guadalajara
Penn State Professor Michael Moore is one of three scholars who received the degree Doctoris Honoris Causa from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.
Terenzini Receives Distinguished Career Award from ASHE
AHSE names Pat Terenzini recipient of the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award
Study Identifies Tensions Between Teacher Preparation Programs
A survey of teacher education programs in 38 states reveals difficulties and successes related to preparing teachers to educate the nation's youngest students.
Study Reveals Challenges for Early Childhood Education Teacher Education Programs
Penn State researchers have completed research on Early Childhood Education teacher education programs in the U.S., which was funded by a grant from the Foundation for Child Development.
Murphy Named Eberly Faculty Fellow
P. Karen Murphy, professor of educational psychology, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education.
Psychologist to Speak on Social and Emotional Learning
Internationally recognized psychologist Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, of the University of British Columbia, will speak December 10 in Chambers Building.
Education with an Electric Twist
Penn State doctoral student Vince Youngbauer discusses his undergraduate academic career and his time spent teaching in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
A Master's Program with Personality
Former and current students of the College Student Affairs graduate program discuss their experiences at Penn State, and how it will affect their careers.
Student Organization Creates Award Recognizing Student Leadership
College of Education students in Penn State's chapter of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association worked for more than twenty years to establish an award that recognizes student leadership in that pre-professional organization. This academic year, the first recipients of the SPSEA Leadership Award will be named.
College of Education Welcomes New Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Michelle Houser has joined the College of Education as Director of Development and Alumni Relations, succeeding Ellie Dietrich who retired in July.
Students with Interest in Rehabilitation Volunteer Internationally
International volunteerism has been an important service of at least five students taking courses in Penn State's Rehabilitation and Human Services program.
Recent Staff Changes: Fall 2010
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, autumn 2010
Shouse Co-Authors Book on Education Reform in Taiwan
New book on education reform in Taiwan
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (compiled October 2010)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty for their accomplishments
New Web Site Helps Teachers Use Digital Technology More Effectively
Faculty from Penn State's College of Education have launched an online initiative that demonstrates how teachers can effectively use digital technology in elementary school classrooms.
Faircloth Named Director of American Indian Leadership Program
Susan Faircloth has been appointed director of the American Indian Leadership Program in Penn State's College of Education.
Mellin Supports Collaborative Project to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems
Elizabeth Mellin is evaluating a university-high school partnership aimed at decreasing barriers to learning and improving high schoolers' access to mental health services.
World Languages Underclassmen Get a Taste of Elementary School Instruction
Underclassmen in world language education are getting the feel of teaching in an after-school program for elementary school students.
Kristen Burnett Named Fall 2010 College Marshal
Kristen Burnett, student marshal for the College of Education's fall 2010 semester, describes her experiences with a secondary education major in the College at Penn State.
Academic and Career Services Fair October 14, 2010
Representatives from a variety of campus programs and organizations will be available to College of Education students at the Academic and Career Services Fair on October 14, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the main lobby area of Chambers Building. The event is designed to help students discover some of the helpful aspects of the University pertaining to academic programs and career services.
Alumna, Husband Endow Scholarship Supporting Most Needy Students
Sandy and Glenn Sapa have endowed the Sandy Sapa Trustee Scholarship in Penn State's College of Education.
"The Unheard Voices Project" Broadens Education Policy Debates
Research led by Alison Carr-Chellman of Penn State's College of Education is bringing-often ignored perspectives into policy discussions about the future of the country's schools.
Student Helped Raise 21,000 Books for Children in Africa
Michael Gottfried, a Penn State sophomore majoring in earth and space science education, reflects on his experiences volunteering for the African Library project, among other organizations, for his home and college communities.
Boswell, Donson Named 2010 Alumni Fellows by Penn State Alumni Association
College of Education alums Donald Boswell and Paula Donson have been named Alumni Fellows by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Final FCD Report
Policy Brief: Penn State Study of Early Childhood Teacher Education