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    Connections - Fall 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

    An Open Letter to the College of Education Faculty


    College News

    Gilmartin_thmLongtime Penn State Supporter Gilmartin Makes $1 Million Gift to Scholarships in Education

    Each year, more than 40 students will receive a John Gilmartin Trustee Scholarship.

    mcdonaldConstruction Begins on Krause Innovation Studio

    Gay and Bill Krause, whose $6 million gift supports the project, are expected to participate in the Studio’s ribbon-cutting ceremony October 28.

    ed_thm.jpgTwo New Faculty Members at University Park

    Ed Fuller is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership program; Roy Clariana, professor of instructional systems, arrives at University Park from Penn State Great Valley.

    herbert-student-classCounselor Education Programs Reaccredited

    The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has reaccredited Penn State’s M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs.

    lady_thm.jpg2011–12 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their Academic Year at Penn State

    Eleven international professionals are participating this year in the elite program.


    Waterbury Lecture Scheduled for October 24

    Sibel Erduran, internationally recognized scholar from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom,will speak about the inclusion of epistemic practices in science teachers' learning.

    DCEC PosterCollege Diversity Committee Focusing on Disability as Diversity

    The focus of the theme is the values and assumptions involved in the various ways people think about the concepts of ability and disability.


    College of Education Pairs with Downtown Children's Science Museum

    Richard Duschl and Carla Zembal-Saul work with the new Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania.

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    New Videos Outline Unique Student Teaching Opportunities

    The College of Education has recently produced videos describing unique student teaching opportunities for undergraduate students.


    Faculty and Staff News


    Two College of Education Faculty Members Receive Fulbright Awards for International Studies





    Recent International Keynote/Plenary Presentations by Faculty Members



    William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow

    Hartman was recognized in May at the National Education Finance Conference.

    pile of debris after floodingCounseling in a Calamity

    JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler helped provide crisis counseling to displaced victims of flooding in Minot, North Dakota.

    Science_teachers_thm.jpgK-12 Teachers Participate in Workshop on the Science of Climate Change

    The weeklong workshop was co-sponsored by the Martinson Family Foundation and the Penn State Earth Space Science Partnership.

    sennott-app-thmApps for Education

    Faculty members in the College of Education design better educational apps for kids.

    sadhna_kitchen_thm.jpgSadhna Agrawal Gives Cooking Lessons to Penn State’s Dining Chefs

    Looking to expand its selection of ethnic menus, the University's food services staff called upon Agrawal to teach them how to prepare Indian recipes.

    ShannonK_thm.jpgStaff Changes

    Several changes in staff have taken place in the past three months.

    Baker_R_thmCongratulations Faculty

    Recent achievements of Rose Baker, Ali Carr-Chellman, Roy Clariana, KayLynn Hamilton, and Anne Whitney.

    Liang_Zhang_thm.jpgFaculty Research

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


    Student News

    student-cffCollege of Education Students Selected for Presidential Program

    Maggie Cardin, Marcy Herr, and Julia Kern will be among new members inducted into the academy, which was started by President Graham Spanier.

    glenn-thompson_thm.jpgAnnual Day on the Hill

    Two students and a dean visit Capitol Hill to learn about federal education policy and to advocate for policy and funding that supports educator preparation.

    ghada-al-morshedi_thm.jpgGhadah Al Morshedi Prepares for English Teaching Career in United Arab Emirates

    Born and raised in the UAE, Al Morshedi is pursuing a duel Ph.D. in the College of Education.

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    Vickie Allen Serves as Summer 2011 Student Marshal

    Allen is an elementary and kindergarten education major who decided to enter college as an adult learner.

    whiteout_thm.jpgWhiteout in the Classroom

    Students in Keith Wilson's RHS 302 class donned their football white in advance of the game against Alabama.

    Student Research

    Review the latest papers delivered by graduate students.

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