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8/18/2014

Campus ‘move-in’ days scheduled as summer fades

Face it. Summer’s almost over. You can sense it on college campuses, which are getting ready to welcome back students for the start of another new academic year. For the most part, freshmen will be the first to arrive on campus en masse during “move-in” days, which are scheduled this week at all 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities. Classes start next Monday, Aug. 25. >>More

8/13/2014

Representatives from State System, APSCUF meet for first time to begin negotiations on new contract

​Representatives from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties met today to begin negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement. >>More

7/30/2014

Chancellor Brogan issues statement on degree program alignment at State System universities

The 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities are continuing their efforts to better align academic program offerings with the changing demands of students and the Commonwealth. As new academic programs emerge to meet those demands, less viable programs might be identified for reorganization or closure, which could affect some faculty and staff positions. ​ >>More

7/21/2014

State System faculty studying ways to build a faster boat, battle Alzheimer’s disease and boost classroom learning

​West Chester University of Pennsylvania professor Frank Fish would seem to be aptly named for his line of work. The “morphobiologist” is part of a research team that is studying how dolphins, whales and other sea creatures swim to see if they can figure out a way to make boats go faster. He is among a large number of State System of Higher Education university faculty involved in high-level research this summer, funded by groups such as the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NASA, along with a variety of state and federal agencies. Many are involving their students in their projects, providing them with hands-on learning opportunities that will help kick start their eventual careers. >>More

7/8/2014

PASSHE adopts comprehensive policy designed to protect minors on campus

Dedicated to the safety and security of the thousands of pre-school, elementary, middle and high school aged children who participate in programs held on Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university campuses and other properties each year, the Board of Governors today adopted a comprehensive policy on the protection of minors. >>More

7/8/2014

Board of Governors approves modest tuition increase, assuring State System universities will remain lowest-cost in Pennsylvania

​The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education today approved a modest $198 tuition increase – $99 a semester – for the 2014-15 academic year, virtually assuring the 14 State System universities will remain the lowest-cost option among all four-year colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. >>More

6/24/2014

State System university students earn top internships with Smithsonian, World Health Organization, other prestigious organizations

The Smithsonian Institution. The World Health Organization. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Brown University. Georgia Tech. Yale. Yosemite National Park. They are among the most recognizable organizations, universities and locations in the world. And they are among the places Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university students are spending their summer, many conducting research alongside world-renowned scientists as they prepare for their own careers. >>More

4/30/2014

PASSHE universities list spring commencements, speakers

​The 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities will hold commencement ceremonies at various times and locations May 9-12. >>More

4/22/2014

Shippensburg students earn top spots in PASSHE Business Plan Competition

​A team of three Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students who developed and successfully began marketing an all-natural fly repellant for use on horses won first place in the third annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Student Business Plan Competition. >>More

4/21/2014

East Stroudsburg University trustee elected PACT president

​Marcus S. Lingenfelter of suburban Harrisburg (Susquehanna Twp.), a member of the Council of Trustees at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT), which comprises the trustees from the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities. >>More

4/10/2014

Board of Governors approves new degrees, flexible tuition plans

​The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) today approved new graduate degree programs in health science and special education to be offered separately by Lock Haven and Slippery Rock Universities of Pennsylvania, and new flexible pricing plans at Clarion and Millersville Universities. >>More

4/10/2014

Slippery Rock student named 2014 Ali-Zaidi Award winner

​Rebecca Burcher, a senior at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania who will graduate in May with dual degrees in dance and community programs for Americans with disabilities, has been named the 2014 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. She will receive $1,000 along with a commemorative medallion for her achievement. >>More

4/9/2014

Chancellor Brogan outlines ‘Vision for the Future’

​The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) remains committed to its mission of providing high-quality, affordable education, and will be guided by its new strategic plan, “2020—Rising to the Challenge” in fulfilling that mission, Chancellor Frank T. Brogan said today in his first State of the System address.  He further stated that his goal is for PASSHE to be recognized as the “most flexible, most collaborative, and most student-focused” university system in America. >>More

4/7/2014

PASSHE students to spend day at the Capitol

​Students from all 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities will spend several hours in the state Capitol Tuesday, meeting with legislators to talk about their college experiences and how important the education they are receiving is to them, to their families, and to the future of the Commonwealth. >>More

3/31/2014

Changing the culture of child sexual victimization

​Stop It Now! and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) have teamed up to develop a first-of-its-kind program that will train “Prevention Squads” to help prevent child sexual victimization on college campuses. The first training sessions, in what could become a national model, will be held Thursday and Friday at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. >>More

3/26/2014

Student leaders from California, Clarion universities named to PASSHE’s Board of Governors

​The state Senate has confirmed Chelsea E. Getsy, president of the Student Government Association at California University of Pennsylvania, and Todd Garrett, president of the Clarion University of Pennsylvania Student Senate, to serve on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors. >>More

2/4/2014

Governor’s proposed budget recommends $412.8 million for PASSHE

​Gov. Tom Corbett today proposed a 2014-15 state appropriation of nearly $412.8 million for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the same level of funding the System has received in each of the last two years. >>More

1/23/2014

PASSHE Board of Governors approves new strategic plan

​The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) today approved a new strategic plan that will enhance and expand student learning opportunities and ensure the Commonwealth receives the greatest possible return on its annual investment in the System and its 14 universities. >>More

12/6/2013

PASSHE Chancellor Brogan delivers statement on APSCUF-funded study of System finances

​Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Frank T. Brogan today delivered to the Board of Governors and university presidents a statement on the recent study of System finances conducted for the faculty union. >>More

11/19/2013

Upper Dublin High School student wins statewide speech contest

​An 11th grade student from Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington delivered her own “Gettysburg Address” today in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s famous battlefield speech. >>More

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