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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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 10/31/2016Senate confirms three new members to State System’s Board of Governors
The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of three new members to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 10/27/2016State System reaches tentative agreement with coaches' union
​Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today reached a tentative agreement with the union representing coaches at the fourteen state-owned universities.​
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 10/27/2016State System Board chair, chancellor send message to students, faculty and staff
​Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia D. Shapira and Chancellor Frank T. Brogan today sent a message to students, faculty, staff and friends of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its 14 member universities.
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 10/21/2016State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement, strike ends
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a three-day strike by faculty that began Wednesday.
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 10/20/2016State System adds myth busters to negotiation website
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education placed on its website today a list of “myth busters,” seeking to correct misinformation that continues to circulate about the negotiations between the State System and its faculty union, APSCUF. The myth busters will be circulated in social media as well.
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 10/18/2016State System proposes raises for all faculty, same healthcare package as other employees have
​With the clock ticking down toward the faculty union’s announced 5 a.m., Wednesday, strike deadline, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has offered APSCUF a new proposal that would provide raises to all permanent and temporary faculty and a healthcare package identical to what other State System employees have.
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 10/14/2016State System works toward agreement with APSCUF
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education resumed negotiations with its faculty union (APSCUF) today in an attempt to achieve a new collective bargaining agreement. Negotiators will return to the bargaining table again tomorrow.
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 10/13/2016State System ready for pivotal weekend bargaining sessions with faculty union; updates student FAQs
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will continue negotiations with APSCUF as bargaining sessions resume tomorrow and are expected to run through the weekend. The System has updated its negotiations website with an expanded list of frequently asked questions received from students over the past week.
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 10/13/2016Board of Governors approves major policy revisions to ease student transfers, enhance significance and relevance of general education requirements
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved a trio of policy revisions that will make it easier for students to transfer to and among any of the State System universities; will update and strengthen the universities’ general education requirements; and will require that all academic programs are regularly reviewed to ensure they comply with accreditation standards and continue to meet student and employer needs.
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 10/6/2016Board of Governors approves new degrees at IUP, Kutztown
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today gave final approval to three new academic degree programs, including a doctoral program in counselor education and supervision to be offered at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP also received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in public health and Kutztown University, a Bachelor of Science in information technology.
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