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 9/29/2016State System, APSCUF continue negotiations, make some progress toward agreementNew
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today attempted to advance negotiations with its faculty union, making some progress toward an agreement.
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 9/27/2016State System and APSCUF resume negotiations
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) will resume negotiations Thursday in Harrisburg.
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 9/23/2016State System continues to ask APSCUF to return to bargaining table to avert strike
​With the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties setting a strike date of Oct. 19, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is asking the faculty union to return to the bargaining table next week and resume negotiations.
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 9/21/2016State System offers faculty $159 million in pay raises; seeks contract changes to preserve quality and affordability
​After five days of marathon bargaining, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has proposed raising faculty pay by nearly 12 percent while seeking contractual changes that would preserve quality and affordability for students and their families—even amid unprecedented fiscal challenges.
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 9/1/2016Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
Adam Bridges of Murrysville 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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 9/1/2016East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Jenny Bront of Feasterville is working in the office of Lt. Gov. Michael Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 9/1/2016Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Sarah Ann Bullock of Shiremanstown 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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 9/1/2016West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Bria L. Canady of Philadelphia 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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 9/1/2016Indiana University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
Nicole Fidler of Orwigsburg is working in the office of 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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 9/1/2016Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Christopher Collins of Bath, Pa., 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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 9/1/2016Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
Caitlin Glazier of McConnellsburg is working for the state Department of Agriculture as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.​
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 9/1/2016Cheyney University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Jasmine Hurt of Harrisburg is working for the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 9/1/2016Mansfield University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Deborah Jennings of Canton is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 9/1/2016Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Erin Colleen Klingaman of Emmaus is working in the office of state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 9/1/2016California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Claudia Pehowic of Northumberland is working for the state Department of Health as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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 9/1/2016Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
​Kayla M. Sweet of Cuba, N.Y., 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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 8/25/2016State System offers faculty cash payments this year, raises next two
​In the midst of serious fiscal constraints, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has proposed increasing faculty pay—already among the highest in the nation— while preserving student affordability.
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 8/24/2016State System assures students that fall classes will begin as scheduled despite APSCUF strike threats
​As representatives from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its faculty union continue negotiations toward a new contract, State System officials assured students this week that classes will begin Monday, as scheduled, despite the union’s threat of a strike.
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 8/18/2016State System ‘Fact Center’ provides even greater transparency about universities
Looking for information about Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education? Maybe you’re curious about how many students attend the 14 universities, what are the most popular majors, or how many degrees the institutions award each year? How about the economic and employment impact the universities have on their communities, their regions and the Commonwealth? Answers to these questions and more are just a click away in the State System’s “Fact Center” located at passhe.edu/factcenter.
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 8/16/2016New Board chair learned value of education from father and mother at very young age
​As a very young girl, Cynthia Shapira, the daughter of a dentist father and a traditional homemaker mother, was certain that girls could do anything boys could do. And academic achievement was a high priority in her home growing up.
“Our parents placed the highest expectations on me, and on my brothers,” she said. ​
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 8/10/2016State System addresses faculty union negotiations
​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education continues to bargain in good faith with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides have met 18 times since negotiations began last year, with the latest session concluding this afternoon.
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 7/20/2016Slippery Rock University awarded ‘Green Ribbon’ status by U.S. Department of Education
​Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was recognized today by the U.S. Department of Education as a “Green Ribbon School” for its “exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.” SRU was one of only 11 colleges and universities in the nation to receive the award.
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 7/14/2016Board of Governors approves new degree programs in urban and environmental planning, human resource management
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved a new Bachelor of Science degree in urban and environmental planning and a Master of Science in human resource management, both to be offered by West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
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 7/14/2016Board of Governors approves $89-per-semester tuition increase for State System universities
​Continuing efforts by the universities to contain their costs, combined with a second straight year of increased investment by the Commonwealth, helped enable the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to approve the smallest percentage tuition increase in more than a decade.
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 7/14/2016State System 'gap analysis' study reveals Pennsylvania's future workforce needs
​Nearly 1 million skilled jobs will need to be filled across Pennsylvania through 2024, with the greatest need in the areas of healthcare, business and finance and computer and mathematical occupations. Significant workforce “gaps” could occur in many of those high-demand fields, meaning there won’t be enough educated workers to fill all of the available positions.
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 6/10/2016Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education details latest contract offer to faculty union
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today detailed its latest offer for a new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides exchanged proposals yesterday. The Board of Governors worked for more than a year with leadership from the universities, including the councils of trustees, and the Office of the Chancellor to identify necessary changes to the faculty contract. These changes are intended to enable the universities to better serve the changing needs of students while responding to their own fiscal challenges.
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 5/23/2016H. Fred Walker named Edinboro University president
​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. H. Fred Walker to be the next president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. Dr. Walker is dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, a position he has held since 2008. He previously was a professor and chair of the Department of Technology at the University of Southern Maine. He also served for nearly a decade in the U.S. Navy.
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 4/29/2016Pennsylvania colleges, universities sign international agreement to partner with schools in India
​The Pennsylvania Global Education & Business Hub, an initiative begun nearly four years ago to help promote colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to students from India, took another step forward today with the signing of a new international partnership agreement. Representatives of more than 20 Pennsylvania public and private colleges and universities and the Ryan International Group of Institutions in Mumbai, India, signed the agreement at a ceremony held in the state Capitol. Through the initiative, a pair of Pennsylvania Education Centers already have been established in Mumbai and Bangalore to promote the schools to potential students. The centers are funded and staffed by Indian partner institutions.
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 4/27/2016Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities list spring commencements, speakers
​Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet and award-winning actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph will join outstanding alumni, faculty and students among the scheduled speakers who will address graduates of the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held May 6-9 on the various State System campuses.
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 4/7/2016East Stroudsburg University student wins fifth annual Business Plan Competition
​An East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student who developed “Fader Plugs,” designed to protect the wearer from harmful noise, won the $10,000 first place prize in the fifth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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