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10/13/2014

State System university students win prestigious scholarships, research awards

​California University of Pennsylvania classmates Jessica Laguerre-Joseph and Breanna Lincoski have big ambitions. Laguerre-Joseph  says she someday wants to have a career overseas, perhaps eventually being stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo or Haiti. To help prepare for such a career, she studied this summer at the Centre International d’Antibes in southern France. Lincoski wants to be a veterinarian. To help boost her prospects of getting into the graduate school of her choice, she spent five weeks this summer at a field school in Madagascar. Both were recipients of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. >>More

10/9/2014

Board of Governors approves first electrical engineering degree program to be offered in State System

​Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania will offer the first electrical engineering degree program within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education beginning next fall. The State System’s Board of Governors approved the new Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering degree at its meeting today. The Board also approved new master’s degree programs in cybersecurity and applied mathematics to be offered by California University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Education in technology for online instruction degree at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
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10/9/2014

Dr. Frank G. Pogue named interim president of Cheyney University

​Dr. Frank G. Pogue, who retired in June as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana, today was selected by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to serve as interim president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. >>More

10/9/2014

State System Board of Governors approves 2015-16 appropriation request

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved a request for an additional $49.9 million from the state next year, seeking the full amount of funding needed to offset a projected budget shortfall. The increase, if received, could allow the State System and its 14 universities to hold the line on tuition in 2015-16. >>More

10/1/2014

State System receives GEAR UP grant to assist students in Allentown, Harrisburg and Philadelphia school districts prepare for college

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has been awarded a third Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant through the U.S. Department of Education to support a comprehensive effort designed to better prepare students in three urban school districts for college and to help ensure their success. >>More

9/15/2014

State System universities offer students the world

​Fourteen students from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania spent two weeks this summer in Belize as part of a class put together by history and political science professors Jeffrey Bosworth and Jonathan C. Rothermel. The trip gave the students a first-hand look at the small Central American country—its culture, and its people—that they couldn’t have gotten just by sitting in a classroom.  >>More

9/2/2014

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Mary Eichelberger of York is working for the state Department of Aging as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Emily Eyster of Harrisburg is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Rebecca Graves of Mount Joy is working for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Sharina Jimenez of Allentown is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Alexa Korber of Bernville is working for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Leah Majdic of Mountain Top is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Prince Matthews of Pittsburgh is working in the Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Nechole Hill-Perry of Harrisburg is working for the state Department of Corrections as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Evan Riccardo of Carlisle is working for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Carla Fuentes Rodda of Harrisburg is working in the office of state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Indiana University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Erin Serre of Lilly is working for the state Department of Public Welfare as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/2/2014

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Deidgre Green of Philadelphia is working for the state Department of Revenue as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. >>More

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

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