Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education has announced its schedule of professional development courses for the fall. These courses, which begin on Sept. 5, are offered to professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds who desire to sharpen their skills by earning a professional certificate or sitting for industry specific credentialing.
Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley, has announced the schedule for its fall 2013 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley.
The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer a variety of workshops for six weeks from Sept. 16-Oct. 24. All instructors are Penn State adjunct faculty for the campus’ growing art program and bring a wealth of artistic experiences to the program.
The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley will host a new exhibition featuring the work of six artists. "Words as Images" runs Aug. 26-Oct. 11 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
This fall Penn State Lehigh Valley will begin offering a 15-credit Corporate Communication Certificate program in addition to its four-year bachelor's degree program of the same field. The certificate can assist post-baccalaureate professionals in a variety of fields as well as current degree-seekers by adding to and honing their communication skills.
Tai-Yin Huang, associate professor of physics at Penn State Lehigh Valley, has recently been awarded supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $19,998 under the AGS-1202019 award "Micrometeoroid Mass Flux Influences on Space Weather and Middle Atmosphere Aeronomy Studied Using the Six NSF Radars and Modeling."
Sue Snyder retired from Penn State Lehigh Valley on June 28 after 27 years of service. Snyder began her Penn State career in 1986 at was then known as the Allentown Campus as a part-time clerical support person working in what was then called "word-processing." In May 1988, she began working with Eugene Slaski in a new full-time clerical position as secretary to the academic officer. She was assigned to schedule summer school, and to find and interview part-time faculty. She has seen at least 25 faculty members through the process of promotion and tenure. Although some of the assignments have changed over time, Snyder remained in this role for the past 25 years, subsequently serving the chancellor, Ann Williams, and then the director of academic affairs, Ken Thigpen.
The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley will host a new exhibition, "Techno-LOVE," from May 30 to June 27. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 4. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Chibuzo Anojulu, a sophomore at Penn State Lehigh Valley, has been selected to participate in the Society for Developmental Biology's (SDB) Choose Development program. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Choose Development pairs undergraduate students from across the United States with leading researchers in developmental biology for a long-term professional development and research training project.
COMM 282, the Television Field Production course, is ready to air its final project, a 15-minute news show titled "Our Penn State Lehigh Valley" at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the auditorium at Penn State Lehigh Valley. The course, new this semester and instructed by PBS station manager Amy Burkett, had students working and filming at the PBS-39 studio located at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public.
Debra Miller, education program coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley, received the 2013 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching on March 25 during a luncheon at University Park. She was one of six Penn State faculty members to receive this award.
Dates have been set for Penn State Lehigh Valley's previously announced spring Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training program. R.A.D. is a comprehensive program for women that will be taught by a nationally certified R.A.D. instructor. The program aims to teach techniques, tactics, awareness, and risk-reduction that can aid in self-defense. It is open to women Penn State Lehigh Valley students, faculty and staff.
Penn State Lehigh Valley is offering two-week, half-day youth camps from July 8-19. Camps are available in writing, visual arts, math and engineering and are geared toward students entering grades one through twelve. Camps are offered in the morning (9 a.m.-noon) or the afternoon (1-4 p.m.).