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    Connections - March 2010

    Newsletter for College of Education faculty, staff, and students

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    In addition to the articles published in this issue of Connections, you may view all recent news releases on the College of Education's News Release Web site.

    Dean's Message

    Update on Things Fiscal


    College News

    Preparations in Full Swing for Cycle-Thon

    Cycle-Thon is coming April 17, 2010, with proceeds to benefit the SCOPE program in the College of Education.

    American Journal of Education Identified as One of the Top Education Journals

    Research published in Educational Researcher cites the American Journal of Education as being one of the eleven academic journals in the field of education that has "impact."

    Overwhelmingly Successful Book Drive Will Help 19 African Schools

    A recent book-collection project headed by College of Education students has far exceeded expectations.

    Drink Up! New Water Refilling Station is Ecologically Friendly

    3E-COE, a student organization in the College of Education, initiated the project of installing refill stations in Chambers Building and throughout campus.

    Penn State Offers $12,500 Scholarships for Special Education Master’s and Certification Program

    Participants of the program undergo 15 months of study in early intervention and early childhood special education.

    Managing Your Classroom Effectively” - New Three-Part Series Available Online in March

    The EdLion Program of the Penn State College of Education will be offering in March 2010 a new three-part series of online presentations on "Managing Your Classroom Effectively."


    Faculty and Staff News

    Badiali to Serve as President of National Association of Professional Development Schools

    NAPDS is the premier national organization focused on professional development school initiatives.

    New Study to Identify Risk Factors for Cognitive Delay in Preschool-aged Children

    A better understanding of the early risk factors for cognitive delays would give early childhood researchers and practitioners important information about a child's cognitive development before entering kindergarten.

    Recent Staff Changes

    Keep up with other staff comings and goings in the College.

    Congratulations Faculty

    Recent achievements of Charles Hughes, Lisa Lattuca, David Post, Anne Whitney, Shirley Woika, Jacqui Reid-Walsh, and Heather Zimmerman.

    Faculty Research

    Review the latest faculty/staff presentations, publications, grants, and grant proposals.


    Student News

    AILP Student Profile: Arlene Tachine

    Tachine came to Penn State's American Indian Leadership Program straight from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.

    SPSEA Students Welcome Their Kid to Successful THON 2010

    A much-improved seven-year-old Carmen Guzman participated in this year's THON activities.

    Abstracts for Undergraduate Exhibitions Are Being Accepted

    The event is scheduled for April 7 in the HUB. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 5.

    Congratulations Students

    Recent achievements of Doug Dexter, Nicole Titus, and students in SSED 497A: Heritage Interpretation.



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