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    Connections - Summer 2011

    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.

    david monkDean's Message

    Supporting Research in the College of Education



    College News

    Michael Moore2011 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored by the College

    Eight members of the College were recognized for their achievements at a May 4 reception.

    Ehrenberg_thmEhrenberg Inspiring Graduates

    Cornell's Ronald Ehrenberg spoke of the importance of family and friends in his commencement address to College of Education graduates.

    FrankenbergRep. Glenn Thompson Visits Students in Erica Frankenberg's EDLDR Classroom

    Thompson serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    Law and Ed

    Three Summer Conferences Will Cover Various Education Topics

    The Land Grant Conference, the Law and Education Institute, and the Autism Conference all will take place on the University Park campus.

    ICIK Teams with American Indian Leadership Program for Spring Retreat

    The Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge and AILP brought ten distinguished speakers from across the country to University Park on April 15.

    Garden of Delights

    Faculty from the College led local elementary school children on a field trip to learn about nature at the Arboretum at Penn State.

    Spikes-image_thmTake Me Out to the Ballgame

    The annual College of Education Night at the State College Spikes will be July 22.


    Faculty and Staff News

    Brandon HuntBrandon Hunt Named Fellow of the American Counseling Association

    The honor recognizes ACA members for significant and unique contributions to the counseling profession.

    Bug_leah_thm.jpgreBUild Program Connects American and Ghanaian Students to Study Disease Outbreaks

    The Center for Science and the Schools is a partner in a project that engages K-12 students in a worldwide health study.

    Letendre_sml_thmLeTendre Appointed to Second Term as EPS Department Head

    The reappointment extends LeTendre's leadership role through June 2014.

    Hinchey_sml_thmFive Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

    The faculty will be honored at a dinner in the fall.

    Baker_R_thmCollege of Education Pair Named Editors of Vocational Journal

    Rose M. Baker and David L. Passmore will become co-editors of the International Journal of Vocational Education & Training on July 1, 2011.

    Vancas_sml_thmRecent Staff Changes

    Several personnel comings and goings have changed the face of the College's staff roster.

    rankin_tmb.jpgCongratulations Faculty and Students

    Recent achievements of Juan Leon Jara Almonte, Daniel Salinas, Adrienne Hench, David Baker, Jim Herbert, Leticia Oseguera, Sue Rankin, and Peggy Van Meter.

    Faculty Research

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


    Student News

    Sara Stapleton Serves as Student Marshal for College's Spring 2011 Commencement

    Stapleton, a secondary education, social studies option major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, led the procession of graduates at the May 16 ceremony.

    Phua_Lndscp_thmCanadian 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.

    Vickie AllenReturning Adult Student Set to Graduate with Teaching Degree in August

    Vickie Allen plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in elementary education this August.

    Michelle MoyerCommunications Professional Pursues Teaching Dream

    Michele Moyer says it was her position as Penn State Dubois’ public information officer that sparked her interest to return to school to pursue a teaching career.

    America Reads_thmAmerica Reads at Penn State Seeks Students for Work-Study Program

    Federal work-study positions are currently available for Penn State students who are interested in having a positive influence on children.

    Higher_Ed_Review_6V_thmGraduate Students Publish Eighth Volume of Higher Education in Review

    This volume's articles were selected from the largest number of submissions that the journal has ever received.

    Congratulations Students

    Recent achievements of Rebecca Burns, Eric Lovik, Michael Gottfried, and members of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association.

    Student Research

    Review the latest presentations delivered by graduate students.



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    Editor: Suzanne Wayne,
    Associate Editor: Joe Savrock,
    Writers:  Sara LaJeunesse, Nancy Stiger, Hannah Chakan

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