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9/27/2016

State System and APSCUF resume negotiations

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) will resume negotiations Thursday in Harrisburg. >>More

9/23/2016

State System continues to ask APSCUF to return to bargaining table to avert strike

​With the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties setting a strike date of Oct. 19, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is asking the faculty union to return to the bargaining table next week and resume negotiations. >>More

9/21/2016

State System offers faculty $159 million in pay raises; seeks contract changes to preserve quality and affordability

​After five days of marathon bargaining, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has proposed raising faculty pay by nearly 12 percent while seeking contractual changes that would preserve quality and affordability for students and their families—even amid unprecedented fiscal challenges. >>More

9/1/2016

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Kayla M. Sweet of Cuba, N.Y., is working in the office of state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Claudia Pehowic of Northumberland is working for the state Department of Health as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Erin Colleen Klingaman of Emmaus is working in the office of state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Deborah Jennings of Canton 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

9/1/2016

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Jasmine Hurt of Harrisburg is working for the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Caitlin Glazier of McConnellsburg is working for the state Department of Agriculture as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.​ >>More

9/1/2016

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Christopher Collins of Bath, Pa., 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

9/1/2016

Indiana University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Nicole Fidler of Orwigsburg is working in the office of Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.​ >>More

9/1/2016

West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Bria L. Canady of Philadelphia is working for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Sarah Ann Bullock of Shiremanstown 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

9/1/2016

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Jenny Bront of Feasterville is working in the office of Lt. Gov. Michael Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Adam Bridges of Murrysville is working for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.​ >>More

8/25/2016

State System offers faculty cash payments this year, raises next two

​In the midst of serious fiscal constraints, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has proposed increasing faculty pay—already among the highest in the nation— while preserving student affordability. >>More

8/24/2016

State System assures students that fall classes will begin as scheduled despite APSCUF strike threats

​As representatives from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its faculty union continue negotiations toward a new contract, State System officials assured students this week that classes will begin Monday, as scheduled, despite the union’s threat of a strike. >>More

8/18/2016

State System ‘Fact Center’ provides even greater transparency about universities

Looking for information about Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education? Maybe you’re curious about how many students attend the 14 universities, what are the most popular majors, or how many degrees the institutions award each year? How about the economic and employment impact the universities have on their communities, their regions and the Commonwealth? Answers to these questions and more are just a click away in the State System’s “Fact Center” located at passhe.edu/factcenter.
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8/16/2016

New Board chair learned value of education from father and mother at very young age

​As a very young girl, Cynthia Shapira, the daughter of a dentist father and a traditional homemaker mother, was certain that girls could do anything boys could do. And academic achievement was a high priority in her home growing up.
“Our parents placed the highest expectations on me, and on my brothers,” she said. ​ >>More

8/10/2016

State System addresses faculty union negotiations

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education continues to bargain in good faith with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides have met 18 times since negotiations began last year, with the latest session concluding this afternoon. >>More

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