College Announcements: Oct. 9, 2019

October 09, 2019

President’s Office Open House is Friday

The President's Office Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, in Old Main on Penn State's University Park campus. The annual open house is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. Visitors can tour the President’s Office suite and view the Land-Grant Frescoes that adorn the walls of Old Main’s lobby. Lion Ambassadors will guide visitors while they enjoy the beauty, history and tradition of Old Main.

Parents & Families Weekend

This weekend is Parents & Families Weekend on the University Park campus. In addition to events planned by Student Affairs, the college has activities planned:

  • There will be an Education Advising & Certification Center Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in 228 Chambers Building.
  • A program, "I Enrolled in the College of Education … Now What?" will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in 221 Chambers Building.

Town Hall on budget process changes

On Oct. 15, Penn State Provost Nick Jones will host a Town Hall meeting for the University community to discuss changes to the University’s budgeting process, efforts at controlling costs, and the transition to the new System for Integrated Management, Budgeting and Accounting (SIMBA). The event will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Building on the University Park campus. It also will be livestreamed at for community members at all Penn State campuses to view. For details, visit Penn State News.

Students, mark your calendars

Upcoming student-related events in the College of Education include:

  • Donuts with the Deans. Enjoy free donuts and meet Dean Kim Lawless, between 9 and 11 a.m. Oct. 21, in the second-floor atrium of Chambers Building.
  • Motivational speaker K.B. Strawder Jr. will speak on "Success and Self-Care: Taking Care of You" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 108 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend, and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the College of Education, the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity. For details, see the story on the college website.
  • Each semester, the College of Education Student Council holds a town hall, at which students can discuss a variety of topics, ask questions and make suggestions to the deans. The next College of Education student town hall meeting is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in 104 Chambers Building.

Alumni Fellow presentation

A forum focused on the experiences of teachers, administrators and college leaders during the Civil Rights Movement will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The forum will feature Penn State alumnus Derrick Alridge, professor of education and an affiliate faculty member in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, and founding director of UVA’s Center for Race and Public Education in the South. The event, which is co-hosted by Penn State’s Center for the Study of Higher Education and Center for Education and Civil Rights, is free and registration is not required. Alridge will be visiting the University Park campus as one of 16 Penn State alumni who were selected to receive the 2019 Alumni Fellow Award, the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. He earned his doctoral degree from the Penn State College of Education in educational theory and policy in 1997.

Drone pilots reminded to follow regulations

As unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, become increasingly popular for both professional and recreational purposes, Penn State is reminding all drone operators of the federal regulations and University policies that regulate how, when and where these vehicles can be flown. The first major thing all potential drone operators should be aware of is that, for the time being, only flights for official University purposes are allowed on Penn State property. All pilots seeking to use a drone for University purposes must go through a registration and training process. For details, visit Penn State News.

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Last Updated October 16, 2019