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Penn State announces 2017 faculty and staff awards

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.
Brenda Russell

Russell, Staley receive Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Brenda Russell, professor of applied psychology at Penn State Berks, and Chris Staley, distinguished professor of art in the College of Arts and Architecture, are the recipients of the 2017 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Six faculty members receive 2017 Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching

Six Penn State faculty members -- John Beale, senior lecturer of journalism in the College of Communications; Theresa Clemente, instructor of business at Penn State Wilkes-Barre; Brian Crosby, lecturer of psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts; James Lyon, professor of music in the College of Arts and Architecture; Denise Ogden, professor marketing at Penn State Lehigh Valley; and JoAnne Pumariega, instructor of mathematics and Spanish at Penn State Berks -- have received the 2017 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Michelle in front of barn

Mart investigates the food industry

Chances are that you don’t think about industrial agriculture and its effect on the environment and local farming when you’re going through the drive-through of your favorite fast-food restaurant, says Michelle Mart, associate professor of history at Penn State Berks.
Dr. Grobman with student

Grobman named General Education Faculty Fellow

Laurie Grobman, professor of English and women's studies at Penn State Berks, has been invited to serve on the University’s inaugural cohort of the General Education Faculty Fellows program, an important initiative started by the newly formed Office for General Education that will help faculty to advance General Education curricular design, learning outcomes and assessment, and high-impact teaching and learning practices across the University.
Katie Amaral

Amaral helps Berks Forensics Unit

During a recent ceremony to announce that the Berks County Forensic Services Unit had achieved international accreditation in the field of forensic inspection from the American National Standards Institute-American Society for Quality National Accreditation Board, or ANSI-ASQ, Katie Amaral was front and center on the stage in plain clothes with the uniformed unit members.
Office for General Education

Sixteen faculty members named first General Education Faculty Fellows

Sixteen faculty members representing various campuses, colleges, and General Education areas at Penn State, have been named General Education Faculty Fellows. The General Education Faculty Fellows Program is a new initiative of the recently created Office for General Education.
Rebecca Strzelek

Penn State Laureate to visit Berks campus

Professor Rebecca Strzelek, Penn State's Laureate for 2016-2017 academic year, will give a presentation on the art of jewelry-making using cutting-edge computer technology at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, room 121, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
James Shankweiler, coordinator of Be Bold, Take Charge

Be Bold, Take Charge

James Shankweiler, coordinator of Be Bold, Take Charge, discusses the initiative with Felisa Preciado, (pictured left) Penn State Administrative Fellow, and Nena Koschny, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications for Invent Penn State.

Michele with video projector

Ramsey honored with Junior League of Reading Community

E. Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts & sciences and women's studies at Penn State Berks, has recently been honored with the 2016 Junior League of Reading Community Partner Award.

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