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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

1/28/2015

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Abbey Cadden of South Abington Twp. 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. >>More

1/28/2015

Indiana University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Tiffany Fox of Irwin is working for the Office of Rural Pennsylvania as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Hannah Keck of Summerville is working for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Alyssa Krick of Milton is working for the Human Resources Department of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the State System. >>More

1/28/2015

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Nicole Loncaric of Burgettstown is working for the state Department of Human Resources as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

Indiana University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Julia McBride of McKeesport 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

Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Abigail Moll of Mohnton is working for the state Department of Revenue as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Dakota Patsfield of Smithton is working for state Senator Vincent Hughes of Philadelphia as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Jacqueline Prestoy of Quakertown is working in the state House of Representatives’ Democratic Communications Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/28/2015

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Daena Prinsen of Camp Hill is working in the office of state House Majority Leader Dave Reed of Indiana as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/22/2015

George F. ‘Jody’ Harpster named Shippensburg University president

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Dr. George F. "Jody" Harpster as the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harpster has served as the university’s interim president since May 2013. >>More

1/22/2015

Board of Governors approves degrees to address critical workforce needs

​Continuing to focus on the Commonwealth’s critical workforce needs, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved four new academic programs, including a pair of degrees developed to help alleviate a statewide shortage of health care professionals. >>More

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

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