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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Alexia Lewis has a life enhancement plan -- and she's using Porreco College to put it in motion. The licensed practical nurse, 24, decided to go back to school this fall. Lewis, who lives in Erie, is pursuing a two-year business management degree because she and her husband, Matt, a mechanical engineer, are interested in launching a property management business someday. "If we want to do that, I figured that I need to go back to school," said Lewis, who is one of 180 new students at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's 26-acre Porreco Center campus, 2951 W. 38th St., this fall.
By Kevin Flowers, The Erie Times-News

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montgomery County Community College and Kutztown University signed a unique “reverse transfer” agreement Wednesday, officials announced. Under the new agreement, students who complete at least 15 credits at MCCC can transfer credits they earn at Kutztown back to Montgomery in order to earn an associate’s degree in a parallel field en route to earning a bachelor’s degree.
By Christian Menno, The (Doylestown) Intelligencer

Saturday, August 23, 2014
When Fayette County contractor Santos A. Maldonado needed help navigating through the documents required to bid on government contracts, he turned to an agency at California University of Pennsylvania that has been assisting companies seeking government jobs for the past 29 years. Maldonado, who is president of JoD Contracting Inc. in Washington Township, said the Government Agency Coordination Office at Cal U has provided him with valuable expertise that he has relied upon for several years to fulfill the many requirements of government contracting systems.
By Joe Napsha, Trib Live

Friday, August 22, 2014
Chancellor Frank Brogan will forever be able to say that his first move-in day experience as leader of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education was at Shippensburg University. The first-year chancellor and his staff were among the many volunteers, including SU interim President Jody Harpster, on campus Thursday morning helping students and their parents move belongings from vehicles into the residence halls where freshmen and transfer students will begin their SU careers.
By Amber South, The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Friday, August 22, 2014
Frank Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, sas he learned a lot about the new students at Shippensburg University as he helped them move into residence halls Thursday. “I’ve only been here a couple of hours, and already I’ve met kids from all over the world,” he said. “I’ve met people from Africa, Eastern Europe and South America, as well as other states.” Brogan first helped with move-in days as president of Florida Atlantic University and then as chancellor of the State University System of Florida. It’s an experience he says he is happy to continue in Pennsylvania.
By Debbie Chestnut, The (Carlisle) Sentinel

Friday, August 22, 2014
Mansfield University kicked off its 158th academic year on Friday with a message that students need to get out of their comfort zone. "Widen your comfort zone," biology professor Steven Stein said at the convocation on campus. "Don't just sit there and listen to your professors, really get involved and investigate for yourself. The best way to do that is through research and other scholarly work. And follow your dream. Do what you want to do and do what you love."
By Bob Jamieson, The (Elmira, N.Y.) Star-Gazette

Saturday, August 23, 2014
In comments that were upbeat and frequently humorous, Indiana University of Pennsylvania leaders Friday welcomed faculty, staff, students and community members to what Provost Dr. Timothy Moerland called “our version of New Year’s Day” — the beginning of a new academic year. Classes for 14,368 IUP students start Monday.
By Randy Wells, The Indiana Gazette

Saturday, August 23, 2014
The Crimson Café, one building housing several micro-restaurants, will be the new dining attraction for Indiana University of Pennsylvania students when they start classes Monday. IUP officials held a ribbon-cutting Friday morning for the new $6.5-million dining facility and then gave tours and a sampling of the fare that will be available at the café’s multiple food stations starting Sunday.
By Randy Wells, The Indiana Gazette

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Students returning to campuses across the nation this fall will have some heavy reading before they start classes as a law designed to address an epidemic of sexual violence on campus takes effect. The Campus SaVE Act requires colleges and universities to spell out policies on sexual assault and intimate partner violence and provide prevention programs, assistance for victims and clear institutional judicial proceedings. An Obama administration report last spring decried campus violence, saying one in five women experience sexual assault or attempted assault while in college.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Men punished for sexual misconduct in the wave of cases sweeping college campuses are fighting back against what they call unfair student disciplinary systems and publicity that threatens to shatter their reputations.
By Nick Anderson, The Washington Post

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Representatives from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties met Wednesday to begin negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
The Pocono Record