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7/9/2015

Board of Governors approves $240 tuition increase for 2015-16

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved a $240 tuition increase for the 2015-16 academic year while pledging to continue to seek additional state funding to support the universities’ operations. >>More

7/9/2015

Board of Governors approves new degree programs designed to meet student, employer needs in new, emerging fields

As the Commonwealth’s economy and workforce needs evolve and move into new and emerging fields, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is moving forward right along with them. The State System’s Board of Governors today approved 16 new degree programs—many of which were developed with direct input from industry partners—to help ensure employers have the educated workforce they need in the future and that graduates will have the education and skills necessary to succeed. >>More

7/9/2015

Board of Governors recognizes Shippensburg student-athlete who earned NCAA’s top academic award

​Nearly 470,000 student-athletes participated last year in sports for which the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds championship tournaments and events. Among all of those, two were selected to receive the Walter Byers Scholarship, considered the NCAA’s top academic honor. One of those recipients was Lucy Kauffman, who graduated in May with a degree in biology from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and who will enroll this fall in the Doctor of Optometry program at Salus University in Elkins Park.
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7/1/2015

‘Infinite Opportunities’ premieres next week, highlighting Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities

“Infinite Opportunities,” a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities, will premiere at 2 p.m., Sunday, on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. The program, which will air weekly, will feature stories about unique programs, student life and academic offerings at the 14 State System universities. It also will include interviews with university leaders and stakeholders as well as one-on-one discussions between State System leaders and the university presidents. >>More

4/30/2015

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities list spring commencements, speakers

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities will hold their spring commencement ceremonies at various times and locations May 8-11. Details of the programs, including scheduled speakers, follow: >>More

4/27/2015

State System responds to audit

​Below is a statement from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education in response to the performance audit released today by the Auditor General's office >>More

4/16/2015

Team from IUP wins fourth annual Student Business Plan Competition

​A team of students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania who designed a web-based application that helps persons dealing with drug and alcohol abuse problems won the $10,000 first place prize in the fourth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

4/15/2015

State System universities generate $6.7 billion annual economic impact

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, which comprises the Commonwealth’s 14 public universities, generates more than $6.7 billion annually in economic activity, and, in addition to its own 12,000 employees, supports about 62,000 external jobs statewide, many with the hundreds of small businesses that thrive in and around the campus communities, according to a new study released today. >>More

4/13/2015

Robots, drones—and students—to visit Capitol Wednesday to talk about education, funding

​The robots are coming. And the drones will be watching. Both will be part of “State System Day on the Hill” as students from all 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education visit the Capitol Wednesday to meet 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.
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4/9/2015

Cheyney University student wins 15th annual Ali-Zaidi Award

​Travonya Kenly, a senior at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania from Allentown, has been named the 2015 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. She received $1,000 along with a commemorative medallion for her achievement. >>More

4/9/2015

Board of Governors approves new graduate degree programs in public administration, applied and computational mathematics

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved new graduate degree programs in public administration and applied and computational mathematics, both of which will be offered by West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  >>More

3/23/2015

Artists’ reception to be held Friday at Dixon University Center

A reception for student artists from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania whose artwork is on display on the first floor of the administration building at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, at the center. The public is invited. >>More

3/17/2015

Kenneth S. Hawkinson named Kutztown University president

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson to be the next president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. >>More

3/10/2015

NCAA basketball regionals to include nine Pennsylvania schools

​The National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Atlantic Regional basketball championships will have a decidedly Pennsylvania look this weekend, with five women’s teams—including top-seeded California University of Pennsylvania—and four men’s teams competing in the combined 16-team field. All nine teams are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, which includes the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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3/5/2015

Spring break on the horizon, students ready to … volunteer!

With another long, cold winter refusing to release its icy grip, college students across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are ready for spring break and a week away from classes. Many of them, however, won’t be heading to the beach to kick back and relax in the sunshine. They’ll be volunteering instead, taking part in service-learning projects at dozens of locations; some, close to home; others far away.
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3/3/2015

Governor Wolf recommends $458 million for State System

​Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal announced today would provide $458 million to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education next year, an increase of $45.3 million. It would represent the first increase in the state appropriation in seven years. >>More

2/23/2015

State System universities offer wide range of services to military members, veterans and their families

​Twenty-two thousand. That’s the number of pushups California University of Pennsylvania students did over the last approximately four weeks to raise awareness about the rising tide of military suicides. They gathered every day at 11:22 a.m. on the campus Quad to complete the exercise, regardless of the weather. Every fall, the campus is adorned with banners recognizing military members and veterans for their service. These are just two examples of how the university honors those who serve the nation in all branches of the armed forces. But its commitment goes much deeper than that, as does that of the other 13 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Anna Berch-Norton of Mt. Lebanon is working for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

Kutzown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Laura Bieber of Coopersburg is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Kat Breitmayer of Downingtown is working for the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

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