12/13: Women's volleyball returns to Final Four; Teachers and writing; Today's holiday schedule

News for the Penn State community
Monday, December 15, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Women's volleyball punches ticket to NCAA Semifinals

STORIES:
-- Penn College faculty member to compete for spot on Team USA of Baking
-- Centre County teachers use writing to share their perspectives on education
-- Faculty member leads development of webinars that improve science education

PHOTO GALLERIES:
-- B.F.A. Design and Tech Works-In-Progress

Also in this issue: Events and Penn State in the News.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Women's volleyball punches ticket to NCAA Semifinals
No. 5 Penn State women's volleyball (34-3) rallied from behind by one set to defeat No. 4 Wisconsin (31-3), 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-19) Saturday evening in Louisville, Kentucky. With the victory, the Nittany Lions advance to the NCAA national semifinals, marking the seventh time in the last eight years Penn State has appeared in the Final Four.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/n6h8JmFN

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TOP STORIES:

Penn College faculty member to compete for spot on Team USA of Baking
A member of the baking and pastry arts faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology will compete this month to become a member of the team that will represent the United States at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie - sometimes called the World Cup of Baking - in France in 2016.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/9qrmt43N
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Centre County teachers use writing to share their perspectives on education
A group of Centre County teachers, including Penn State associate professors of education Anne Whitney and Bernard Badiali, are using writing to contribute to the conversation about teaching and to work with their students.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/t1J9jPBh
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Faculty member leads development of webinars that improve science education
Carla Zembal-Saul, head of the College of Education's curriculum and instruction department, led the development of a free webinar series that aims to help educate elementary teachers about how to help their students learn the content and practices of science through firsthand investigation.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/__HTCxtY
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PHOTO GALLERIES:

B.F.A. Design and Tech Works-In-Progress
Students showcased their designs in the Theatre Building Upper Lobby for the B.F.A. Design and Tech Works-In-Progress.

View photos: https://news.psu.edu/link/FM5k6L5h

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EVENTS:

Penn State Today winter break schedule
As the semester draws to a close this week, Penn State Today will move from a daily edition to three times a week -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Friday, Dec. 19, issue will be the final one for the year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7xDCCHn3
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DJ/producer Diplo coming to Bryce Jordan Center on Jan. 18
Grammy-nominated American DJ and music producer Diplo is set to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

https://news.psu.edu/link/J4d_SPhR

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PENN STATE IN THE NEWS:

Onward State - Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Ray Walker, '35: Penn State's oldest living alumnus
Ray Walker is not your average 102-year old, or person "living their 103rd year," as he likes to put it. He talks about his time at Penn State and offers students advice.

https://news.psu.edu/link/nXgtq81m
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WFMZ-TV - Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Students develop devices for those w/ disabilities
Engineering and occupational therapy students at Penn State Berks teamed up during an annual event to create devices to help people who are physically challenged.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dS8NkDBX
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JPUpdates.com - Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Penn State seniors create app to connect
Although there are 6,000 Jewish students at University Park, three Penn State seniors felt it wasn't easy to connect them. So they came up with an innovative solution.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Sc6y7NV2
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Central Pa. Live - Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Simple Car Wash
Do you get tired of having a dirty car during the winter months? Penn State student Taylor Mitcham has the solution: a waterless, eco-friendly, mobile car wash service.

https://news.psu.edu/link/zMHgNRw7
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