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STEM certificate helps prepare students for jobs of the future

Penn State York is continuing to offer the Chancellor's Honor Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), designed to provide students with the skills they need for jobs in the 21st century. Studies have shown that the demand for students with STEM degrees continues to grow. The certificate is designed for high school students taking part in the dual enrollment program. Through dual enrollment, high school students can earn college credit while still in high school. A variety of courses are available at the campus for dual enrollment and courses toward the STEM certificate are included. High school juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and qualifying Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are eligible to take part in the program.

Aurentz, Haag, Maughmer named 2012 Penn State Teaching Fellows

David Aurentz, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks; Frederick Haag, associate professor of visual arts at Penn State York, and Mark Maughmer, professor of aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2012 Penn State Teaching Fellows. The Penn State Alumni Association, in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate governing bodies, established the award in 1985. It honors distinguished teaching and provides encouragement and incentive for excellence in teaching. Recipients are expected to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system during the year following the award presentation.
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Libraries archivist presents 'Queering Penn State History'

Penn State Archivist Doris Malkmus will be traveling to Penn State campuses this fall to present “Queering Penn State History.” Using a game setting and primary sources from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, she will help attendees discover the tumultuous history of Penn State’s first gay student organization, circa 1968–1974. The presentation is free and open to the public.
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York faculty member shares her thoughts on 'Downton Abbey'

Jennifer Nesbitt, an associate professor of English at Penn State York, isn’t just a fan of the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey,” she is considered an expert. Nesbitt, who has done numerous speaking engagements about the historical drama, is a regular guest on online podcasts recapping episodes every Monday with witf’s Fred Vigeant and Katie Lengyel. Check out the podcasts.

Eicher-Catt, Moody-Turner, Zabel named 2016 Penn State Teaching Fellows

Deborah Eicher-Catt, professor in the communication arts and sciences at Penn State York; Shirley Moody-Turner, associate professor of English and African-American studies in the College of the Liberal Arts; and Craig R. Zabel, department head and associate professor of art history in College of Arts and Architecture; have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2016 Penn State Teaching Fellows.
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Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2016

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2016.
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Give the gift of life at Penn State York blood drive

Penn State York, Fox 43, and the American Red Cross have joined together to ask area residents to bleed for a good cause. The American Red Cross is in need of blood and a community drive is set for Aug. 25 at Penn State York. The blood drive is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building and is open to the public.
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New student center to open Oct. 12 at Penn State York

Excitement is mounting across campus at Penn State York, as the much-awaited grand opening of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center is set for noon on Oct. 12. The ceremony will take place in the new plaza area behind the John J. Romano Administration Building and The Ruhl Center, and is open to students, faculty, staff and invited guests. The building is opening after a $13.5 million renovation and addition.
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York Pathways program to celebrate 20th anniversary on May 13

It was 20 years ago that Suzanne Gladfelter, a faculty member at Penn State York, now retired, decided to put together a program to encourage seventh-grade girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The name of the program changed several times through the years but the idea has not, and now, Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers, will celebrate 20 years on May 13 with 22 workshops and a special speaker to commemorate the event.
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Emery receives advising award from National Academic Advising Association

Advising students is something that Jane Emery does very well, so well in fact that she was recently named the recipient of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 2 Certificate of Merit for Advising Administrator Award. Emery, director of advising and career development and coordinator of the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Penn State York, received her award during NACADA’s spring conference in Hyattsville, Maryland.