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 3/22/2017‘Global education’ this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
Deborah Jennings, a junior political science major at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, will talk about her experiences while studying last summer in Belize on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. Dr. Jeffrey Bosworth, who helped design the study-abroad program, will join Ms. Jennings on the program.
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 3/16/2017‘Mascot Madness’ set to begin
​March Madness has begun, and Mascot Madness is back too, with 13 hungry competitors looking to unseat “Avalanche,” the two-time champion who is looking to “three-peat.”​
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 3/15/2017Student research this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Amanda Flynn, a student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, will talk about her participation in a research project involving “exercise, productivity and behavior” on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
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 3/9/2017National Center for Higher Education Management Systems to assist State System with strategic review
​The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) will assist Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education in conducting a strategic review of the System’s overall operations—including those at each of the universities and in the Office of the Chancellor—and will make recommendations for changes that may be necessary to help ensure the System’s long-term future.
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 3/9/2017Task force named to develop new ‘institutional model’ for Cheyney University
​Robert W. Bogle, chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees, and Aaron A. Walton, vice chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will co-chair a task force charged with developing a new institutional model for the university. An advisory group of constituents—students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, elected officials, and others—is being formed to provide input to the task force.
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 3/7/2017Graduate education this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Anthony Grande, a graduate assistant who works in the Labyrinth Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will talk about his experience working in the facility for college students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
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 3/2/2017Performing arts this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​California University of Pennsylvania student Jacob Urbanek will talk about his plans to pursue his dream of becoming an audio engineer for a large music company on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
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 2/23/2017Chancellor Brogan, other System leaders seek increased investment in state universities
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and other System leaders today urged members of both the House and Senate appropriations committees to support increased investment in the state-owned universities as they consider the proposed 2017-18 Commonwealth budget.
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 2/22/2017State System’s Board of Governors approves line of credit for Cheyney University
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously approved a new line of credit to help ensure Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s continued operation. The $8 million line of credit will help Cheyney University meet its financial obligations while requiring a new institutional model that ensures it can balance its own budget in the future.
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 2/22/2017Leadership this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Students from Kutztown, Slippery Rock and Indiana Universities of Pennsylvania will discuss leadership on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. The episode also will include visits to the campuses of Cheyney and Mansfield universities.
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 2/15/2017Volunteerism this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Students from Bloomsburg, Clarion and Indiana Universities of Pennsylvania will discuss ways they volunteer their time while attending Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. The episode also will include visits to the campuses of East Stroudsburg, Kutztown and Lock Haven universities.
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 2/8/2017Programming, services for veterans this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Students from Edinboro and Shippensburg Universities of Pennsylvania and a faculty member from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania will discuss special programs and opportunities available to veterans who attend Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. The episode also will include visits to the campuses of Bloomsburg, Indiana and Shippensburg universities.
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 2/7/2017Gov. Wolf proposes third straight year of increased funding for State System
Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his proposed 2017-18 Commonwealth budget today, recommending a third straight year of increased funding for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
The governor’s proposal would provide the State System about $453.1 million next year to help fund the operations of the 14 state-owned universities, an increase of almost $9 million from the current year’s funding level.
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 2/1/2017West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Michael Walter of West Grove is working in the Office of the Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Shaun Smith of Williamsport is working for the state Department of Corrections as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Jordan Schultze of Slippery Rock is working for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Aaron Rosengarten of Easton is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Brandyn Hamilton of Washington, N.J., is working for the state Legislative and Policy Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Halle Frisco of Mechanicsburg is working in the state historic preservation office of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Brittany Feichtel of Lewisberry is working in the office of state House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana), as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Cameron Eisenhauer of Ephrata is working for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017Cheyney University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Mamadou Dia of Philadelphia is working in the state House Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 2/1/2017Indiana University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
​Craig Bonds of Cresco is working for state House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 1/26/2017State System leaders discuss accomplishments, challenges and opportunities in ‘State of the System’ address
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education experienced a series of both highs and lows in 2016, realizing significant accomplishments on behalf of students while also facing significant challenges along the way. The year ahead will be a “pivotal” one for the State System and its 14 universities, its two top leaders said today while delivering the annual “State of the System” address.
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 1/26/2017Board of Governors appoints interim president for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed Dr. Barbara G. Lyman, provost and executive vice president at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, to serve as the university’s interim president.
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 1/26/2017Board of Governors approves new degree programs
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved four new graduate degree programs—in criminal justice, athletic training, education and urban and regional planning—and a bachelor’s degree program in professional studies. The new programs, designed to address growing workforce demands and new professional certification requirements, will be offered beginning as early as this summer at various System universities.
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 1/25/2017New season of 'Infinite Opportunities' premiers January 29th on PCN
​“Infinite Opportunities,” a weekly, half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities, will engage viewers in roundtable discussions with faculty, staff, students and alumni during its third season, which will premiere at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
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 1/5/2017Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino named president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino to serve as president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, effective January 9.  Dr. Fiorentino has held the position of interim president at the university since April 2016.
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 12/20/2016Board of Governors approves contracts with faculty, coaches, nurses, police and security officers
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved new collective bargaining agreements with unions representing faculty, coaches and nurses at the 14 state-owned universities. The Board also approved a “wage reopener” for campus police and security officers, and a two-year merit pool for nonrepresented employees.
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 11/9/2016State System universities hosting Veterans Day events
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities will honor students, faculty and staff for their military service through a variety of special events and activities scheduled this week, as the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day on Friday.
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