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12/9/2014

Former state Sen. Jane M. Earll named to Board of Governors

​Former state Sen. Jane M. Earll of Erie has been named to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Earll will join the 20-member board, which is responsible for overseeing Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities, after being sworn in Wednesday morning at the Porreco College of Edinboro University. >>More

12/5/2014

State System universities schedule fall commencement ceremonies

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities will hold their fall commencement ceremonies the weekend of Dec. 12-14. Outstanding alumni and faculty are among the scheduled speakers who will address students, family and other guests who will attend the programs recognizing the new graduates. >>More

11/21/2014

The high cost of not going to college

Is college really worth it—all of that time and effort, not to mention how much it costs, to earn a degree? Articles about rising college costs and growing student debt dominate the national headlines. There’s no doubt it’s a question on the minds of many high school students and their families as they ponder the future.
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11/10/2014

State System universities to offer scheduling preference to veterans

As the nation prepares to recognize Veterans’ Day, all 14 universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are providing another tool to help student-veterans earn their degrees. All State System institutions now will provide veterans with class scheduling preference that will afford them an early opportunity to lock-in their preferred courses. ​ >>More

10/29/2014

Statement in response to lawsuit filed today in federal court in Philadelphia

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10/22/2014

State System universities to offer more than 600 courses online over holiday break

The holidays are coming and you know what that means. Sure, plenty of food, friends and parties, but it’s also a chance to catch up on your college credits, or even to get a little bit ahead. Thirteen of the 14 universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offer a version of “Winter College,” where students have a chance to take a course or two while on break between the fall and spring semesters. Collectively, the schools will offer more than 600 courses online, which means you can sign up for and take a class from virtually anywhere, no matter where you are spending that break. >>More

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

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