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    Connections - December 2009

    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.

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    You will receive updates on class offerings, safety notices, research findings, and many more items of interest.

    Educational Psychology Program Ranks Highly in Production of Published Articles

    The Penn State program ranks ninth worldwide in an evaluation of productivity that reflects the number of journal articles published between 2003 and 2008.

    Higher Education Program Well Represented at Conference

    Some 14 faculty and students of the Penn State program participated in the annual ASHE Conference in Vancouver, Canada.


    Faculty and Staff News

    Tippeconnic Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration

    The Batschelet Chair is one of five faculty endowments in the College of Education.

    Encampment Highlights American and Local Heritage

    David Saxe and students in his Heritage Interpretation class presented historical sketches from the colonial days during the Dec. 4–5 encampment at Penn State's Arboretum.

    Congratulations Faculty

    Recent achievements of David Baker, Kathy Bieschke, Frank Dwyer, Roger Geiger, and Kimberly Griffin.

    Edmondson Serving on Obama-Medvedev Commission Working Group

    The Commission, comprised of American and Russian officials and experts, was created to improve communication and cooperation between the two countries.

    Recent Staff Changes

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


    Student News

    Time to Apply for College of Education Scholarships

    Thanks to the generosity and foresight of donors, many scholarships are available through the College.

    Patrick O'Brien Named Fall 2009 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal

    Patrick O'Brien is named the Fall 2009 Student Marshal for the College of Education and will be the first student to receive his diploma at commencement in December.

    Student Art Exhibit Represents World of Teaching and Possibilities

    Artwork in the Chambers building atrium that was constructed by students in Art Ed 303 will be on display through the semester.

    Student Service Group Benefits Town and Gown Activities

    An organization of students majoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services has been extending its efforts to give back to the community.

    Overseas Student Teaching Program Provides Unique Experience

    This new student teaching experience allows students to divide their student teaching between here and abroad.

    African Book Project Receives Volunteer Support from Education Students at Penn State

    Thousands of used children's books are being collected for shipment to needy primary schools in Swaziland.

    Congratulations Students

    Recent accomplishments of Beth Clark and Wil Del Pilar.

    Wanted: 4-H Summer Assistant

    College students are invited to apply for a summer position with Penn State Cooperative Extension in Delaware County, Pa.


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