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 5/31/2017Board of Governors appoints interim president for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed Aaron A. Walton to serve as interim president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, effective today.
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 5/31/2017Board of Governors appoints interim president for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed Philip K. Way, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, to serve as the university’s interim president effective July 21.
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 5/22/2017Bashar W. Hanna named president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Bashar W. Hanna to be the next president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, effective July 7.
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 5/18/2017Laurie A. Carter named president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Laurie A. Carter to be the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 7.
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 5/11/2017Cheyney University Task Forces approves ‘conceptual framework’ for new business model
​The Cheyney University Task Force today unanimously approved a “conceptual framework” for a new business model for the university, including the proposed creation of an “Institute for the Contemporary African-American Experience” within the university.
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 4/28/2017State System universities plan spring commencements
​Gov. Tom Wolf and state Treasurer Joseph M. Torsella will be among those addressing graduates of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities next month during spring commencement ceremonies to be held on the various campuses.
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 4/18/2017State System students spend day at Capitol seeking support for universities
​Nearly 100 students, accompanied by dozens of faculty, staff, university presidents, trustees and alumni from the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education met with legislators throughout the Capitol today seeking support for and investment in the State System.
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 4/12/2017Private giving this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Kristina Arvelo, a senior biology major at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, will talk about how the scholarship she received enabled her to attend college on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. Arvelo says she would not have been able to attend ESU without the scholarship she is receiving from Sanofi Pasteur.
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 4/6/2017Board of Governors approves doctoral degrees in business administration, occupational therapy
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved new doctoral degree programs in business administration and occupational therapy, both unique offerings within the State System. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania will offer the professional Doctor of Business Administration degree; Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy.
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 4/5/2017Bloomsburg University student wins sixth annual Business Plan Competition
​A Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania student who developed an online fishing membership club designed to provide subscribers with “premium, world-class flies” delivered to their home each month has won the $10,000 first place prize in the sixth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 4/5/2017Mansfield University student wins 17th annual Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award
​Mansfield University of Pennsylvania graduate Sarah Y. Polinski is the 2017 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 4/5/2017‘Putting knowledge into practice’ this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities
​Jesse Mancuso, a senior digital forensics major at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will talk about the internship he served last summer with CrowdStrike, an incident response company, on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
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 4/4/2017‘Strategic review’ website launched
​The consulting firm hired to assist with a strategic review of the overall operations of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has launched a website through which the public can track the progress of the review and offer their thoughts on the future of the State System.
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 3/29/2017Health and science this week’s topics On Infinite Opportunities
​The chair of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies will be joined by a recent program graduate to talk about both the growth in the utilization of advanced practice clinicians and the continuing shortage of healthcare providers across the U.S. in this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities. The coordinator of California University of Pennsylvania’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program also will appear on the program.
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 3/27/2017Student leaders from California, Indiana, Slippery Rock universities named to Board of Governors
​The state Senate has unanimously confirmed student leaders from California, Indiana and Slippery Rock Universities of Pennsylvania to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The new student Board members are Shaina Marie Hilsey of Garnet Valley, president of the Student Government Association at Cal U.; Brian Swatt of Jermyn, president of the Student Government Association at IUP; and Logan L. Steigerwalt of Northampton, president of the Student Government Association at Slippery Rock.
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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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